Choosing a Driving Instructor

Learning to drive is almost essential in life, and is an investment that you’ll benefit from for years and years. Just think, if you pass you driving test in your teens – you could be still benefiting from those driving lessons 80 years in the future.

Learning to drive is a life skill, and to give yourself the best training for the years of driving ahead, you need to make sure you get the best training and the best driving instructor.

One of the things you should consider when selecting a Driving School and driving instructor for your driving lessons, as well as their driving instructor qualifications, is if you actually get along with the driving instructor. You will be sat with your driving instructor for many hours over the course of your driving lessons, so its also important that you get along. Leanne always suggests you have a trial driving lesson with any driving instructor before committing to a block booking of driving lessons.

For more advice on choosing a driving school for your driving lessons, check out the Government and Driving Instructor Association web links below:

Driving Instructor Association – Learning to Drive a Car

GOV.UK – Driving tests & Learning to Drive

Driving examiner guidance – tips from Driving Examiners on learning to drive

In addition to teaching new drivers, Leanne Barker Driving School also provides driving lessons for drivers who already have their driving licence. Confidence boosting Driving lessons for those who have passed their driving test but need a little extra help – Parking lessons, Motorway lessons and Refresher driving lessons for those who haven’t driven for a while.


If you’re coming up to your 17th birthday and looking forward to learning to drive, or looking to start taking driving lessons later in life – in the Bradford area the Leanne Barker driving school is the place for you.


Leanne Barker Driving school’s pupils regularly pass their driving tests at the Bradford Heaton, Bradford Thornbury and Heckmondwike DVSA driving test centres.