Learning to Drive for the First Time

If you’re learning to drive you’ll need to pass both the Theory Test and the Practical test. Advance Driver Training uses a ‘Client Centred’ approach. Client Centred learning takes account of how each person actually prefers to learn, often known as their ‘learning style’. When someone is trained in the way that suits them best, they retain more of what they’ve learnt, making them a better and safer driver as a result.

At Advance you will receive online help with your theory preparation at no extra charge. After you have passed your driving test you will also be available for a discount on completing your pass plus training.

Please contact me for further information.

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Post-Test Driver Training

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If you’ve already got a driving licence, there are a number of reasons why you may be looking for further driver training. Advance Driver Training offer:

  • Tailored training for nervous drivers
  • Post-incident training
  • UK familiarisation training
  • Refresher training
  • Eco-Safe Driving – improve safety & reduce emissions
  • Advanced Driving Test Preparation
  • Pass Plus training – driving at night, all weathers, town & rural roads, dual carriageways & motorways
  • (Some of the above may make you eligible for an insurance discount)

Please contact me for further information.

Advance Driver Fleet Training

By law, any business that employs five or more staff who drive as part of their work duties must offer driver assessments and relevant training to ensure competence and safety.

Fleet Driver Advance Driver Training provide bespoke training for company driver development, and can include:

  • Risk reduction
  • Driving assessments
  • Post-collision training
  • Eco-Safe driving
  • Defensive driving
  • Crash avoidance
  • Risk management
  • Etc.

and can be classroom based, road based, or a combination of the two.

Please contact me for further information.

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In my experience as a driver trainer I have found that longer sessions provide more value and an enhanced learning experience with the chance to learn and practice without the worry of time pressure.

I provide a minimum of 1.5 hour lessons, however I recommend 2 hour lessons as beinbg the most effective way to learn.

Half-day sessions are available upon request.

Learner Drivers and Post-Test Driver Training (minimum session is 1.5 hours)

2 hrs – £70 (equivalent £35/hr)

1 hr 30 – £55 (equivalent £36.60/hr)

Block booking

12 hrs – £360 (equivalent £30/hr)

Post-Test and Fleet Training

Price on Application (depending on course and location)

About me – Dan Carter

My first jobs were in the pub and restaurant industry where I learnt quickly that I enjoy speaking to, and learning from, others. After working my up to being an assistant manager I left the hospitality trade, and having a passion for driving I trained as a driving instructor, qualifying in

As a self-employed driver trainer I have helped people achieve their driving goals, from passing the L test through to passing advanced tests. And since 2009 I’ve delivered classroom and on road training in the corporate world, to help drivers reduce their everyday driving risk.

I had some good trainers myself when I started out, and early in my career I was introduced to the concept of ‘coaching’ people (so much more than just ‘training’ them). I’ve been continually practicing and improving ever since, with each training session I deliver.


You will be training in a manual Volvo v40 dual controlled car, which has all the features and technology that are found in most modern cars, including, adaptive cruise control, speed limiter, parking sensors, parking camera, etc.

Qualifications & Accreditations

Approved Driving Instructor Badge

Fully Qualified Driving Instructor

Approved Fleet Driving Instructor Badge

Fleet Registered

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RoSPA Advanced Test Holder Gold

AA logo

AA Advanced Test 5*

Driving Instructors Association logo

Member of the Driving Instructors Association

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Energy Savings Trust Approved

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Driving Test Anytime Pro

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Pass Plus Registered


I would definitely recommend Advance Driving School. I found my instructor to be very helpful and informative. He made the lessons really enjoyable which helped me to learn in a relaxed atmosphere!”

Rob – Wallington

Having failed my test twice and leaving a gap of 10 years between lessons, I was dreading having to learn everything all over again. The instructor, however made the lessons fun and encouraged me to keep plugging away until I finally passed. I would recommend Advance Driving School to anyone who feels nervous about learning to drive.

Tushar – South Norwood

I’m really glad I chose Advance. I was very nervous at first but my instructor kept me at ease and was very approachable if I didn’t understand something. I found the driving enjoyable and was able to learn at a pace that suited me.”

Susie – Wallington

Friendly and professional advice at all times. I passed my first driving test thanks to my instructor who encouraged me to the end.

Sarah – Selsdon

Areas covered

Advance Driver Training covers Sutton, Croydon, Bromley, Wallington, Selsdon and surrounding areas.

To find out more…

07736 280 465

Useful links


Apply for a Provisional Licence


Book a Theory Test


Book a Practical Test


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