Driving Lessons Westgate

Driving Lessons In Westgate

Jerry Holmes Driving School is a family run business and was established in 2003. We provide driving lessons in Westgate and the surrounding areas and our office is based in Broadstairs.

We take pride in looking after our instructors giving them continued support and guidance so they can spend their time teaching their students the necessary skills to drive safely on todays busy roads.

We are one of the rare driving schools that spend time and money in investing in our school to keep up with ongoing development in the driving industry having regular meeting and training sessions.

Jerry Holmes Driving School has been teaching learners to drive in Westgate for many years and its Driving Instructors are experienced in coaching you through your driving lessons and working as a team to give you a plan on the start and end of your lessons so you will go away with a plan of action knowing that you have understood what you have learnt in the lesson.

Learning To Drive In Westgate

Learning to drive in Westgate and the surrounding areas in Thanet gives us a very large area to begin our driving lessons. Our Instructors have been teaching in these areas for many years and have had lots of experience in teaching new pupils and also pre-experienced drivers. They will guide you through your training and when you have the confidence and beneficial driving skills to be safe on the road. You will be able to travel to many areas and to your local test centres. When you have passed your driving test you will have enough skills to drive around the many places in the UK safely. To see our latest driving lesson prices, please visit our Prices page.

What Challenges Will You Face In Your Driving Lesson?

A unique place to start your first driving lesson. There are great long roads to learn those driving skills; moving away and stopping, building your speed up and changing your gears. You will develop these techniques which will enable you to travel to other towns and practice other skills to be a confident driver on the roads. Once you are adequate enough you’re driving Instructor will get you to drive out to the rural countryside and dual carriage ways practicing you hazard perception skills.

Our Instructors And Their Training

The driving industry has changed many times over the years and like most jobs we have to train to keep up with the changes. So our Instructors are CRB checked for your safety and attend regular meetings and training so they are up to date with the latest training techniques to deliver what we call client centre training which means we don’t instruct you what to do in a driving lesson but discuss a plan of action as everyone is different and some learn in different way. This is why our driving Instructors put our customers first and in the long term gives you quality in your driving lessons in Westgate and also giving you the best customer service as we can. You can learn more about our driving instructors on our Meet The Team page.

Book Your Driving Test

Our driving instructors will take the stress away of booking a practical driving test as when the time comes closer you both need to be in an agreement to when you are confident enough to take the driving test.

Our driving instructors are experienced when booking a test for you. They will cover the questions needed at the time so you won’t have the worry of what is going to happen on the day of the test but before any of this happens you will have to complete your theory test. Your instructor will advise you on all the available materials to study with when revising for the test. You can book your driving theory test online at https://www.gov.uk/book-theory-test.

Average of 5 from a total of 90 reviews

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  • Excellent customer service

  • All of our driving instructors keep up regular training to a high standard

  • Lots of fantastic customer reviews

  • All of our driving instructors are CRB checked

  • Train with a family run driving school

  • 75% of our clients come from recommendations

Westgate Driving Lesson Reviews

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Joshua Rumble-James
June 18, 2018

Personally, I believe that the most important criteria for when choosing a driving instructor is experience and patience. This is because, as a beginner driver you need someone that has had their fair share of experience and has the know how to teach others .From personal experience, patience is also a key factor, as not everyone is a natural when it comes to driving. A driving instructor needs to realize that and adapt to the student’s needs, which was demonstrated on many occasions with Jerry.
I thought I was going to be an unteachable student at the beginning; this is because I am a slow learner, especially when it comes to simultaneously controlling all the different internal controls inside the car.

My driving instructor Jerry, he’s methods were easy to understand and grasp, this claim can be supported by the countless years of driving experience he has gained and demonstrated to me and others.

I have already recommended you to several of my friends and family. I have told them about your teaching methods and how much experience you process, they have all since gained interest in your school.

Personally, there is nothing to improve upon, as you have showed exceptional customer service and support in our lessons.

Molly Oven
Molly Oven
November 7, 2019

Highly recommend Jerry’s driving school, Jerry is very warm and encouraging. He’s always on time and prepared. Thank you Jerry, I couldn’t have done it without you!

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Donna Mousley
September 27, 2018

The most important criteria for me in choose a driving instructor was that there be mutual respect between the instructor and I.

Other factors that were important to me when choosing my Driving Instructor was that the instructor was very competent and able to give instruction in a way that responded to the way that I learned best.

How did learning to drive compare to what I expected?
I was very pleasantly surprised. When I took my lessons, I had already been driving for over 40 years. I learned A lot! And I became conscientious and attentive to the road and my environment in a way I simply wasn’t before. I would say I’m a much safer and more competent driver than I ever was.

How did you find your instructors’ teaching methods.
What I appreciated was that Jerry gave me several suggestions for ways of learning that might work for me. These included observing him driving, to providing commentary on my own driving, to watching video, and recording and watching my own video. It quickly became apparent which method was most beneficial for me. I appreciated Jerry’s willingness to follow the method I wanted, but also his sensitive coaching when he felt strongly that other approaches might be of particular benefit.

Would i recommend this driving school why?
Absolutely. There can be no higher recommendation than that I recommended that both my children take lessons from Jerry’s School of driving. I am clear that the instructor was highly competent as a driver, but also particularly able as an instructor, in understanding the best way to have me learn. Jerry practiced the perfect balance between being uncompromisingly straight with me when that was required, and giving me room to make mistakes. I always felt encouraged as well as challenged. I believe I got driving instruction of the highest calibre.

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Katie Longley
December 1, 2018

I was looking for someone who was supportive and offers encouragement to boost my confidence. I needed a driving school that was able to offer a suitable time for me around my school. Learning was a lot more factors to consider than I expected. A lot of concentration was required for observations. Brandon teaching methods really helped me as there was structure to my lessons and everything was clearly explained. Yes, I would recommend Jerry Holmes Driving School friendly service.

Danny Adams
Danny Adams
November 23, 2017

I chose Jerry Holmes Driving School because I found my lessons were challenging but good and Jerry was brilliant. I am dyslexic and have autism but, he helped me through the difficult times of my driving lessons. With his calm and laid back nature I am proud to own a full driving licence. Yes and I would recommend him to all my friends.

Nicola Keefe
Nicola Keefe
November 23, 2017

It was much easier than thought I found Jerry very patient and he encouraged me when I lacked confidence. He was willing to practically and theoretically explain things and he focused on my personal strengths and weakness. Yes I would recommend Jerry, he was friendly and patient. He remained calm and always had a smile. He understood my personal needs and tailored the lessons to suit me.

Ciara Huckstep
Ciara Huckstep
June 18, 2019

Jerry was great, he has so much experience, and his teaching methods are very effective. He lets you plan out how you want your lessons to go, and what you want to cover. He’s also very consistent which is great. I have already and will continue to recommend to friends.