Derek's LDC Driving School Erskine

Erskine, Bishopton, Langbank, Houston, Bridge of Weir, Renfrew, Paisley and surrounding areas.

Jonathon
Derek is an extremely patient and calm instructor who makes every lesson stress free. Through your lessons with him confidence easily comes behind the wheel with his thorough and detailed teaching of driving skills. It was a pleasure to be taught and instructed by him and would gladly recommend Derek to any aspiring driver.

Liam
Derek is a great driving instructor. He adapts to your needs and offers advice in an extremely relatable way. He is patient, down to earth and knows how to keep you motivated. Wouldn't have wanted anyone else to teach me :)

Julie
I highly recommend Derek to anyone who is learning to drive, with his patience, good teaching methods and humour the lessons were fun and enjoyable and led me to go on to pass my test. He always managed to find time to fit me in and I'm glad I picked him as my instructor.

Jack
After 9 months of learning to drive I passed first time with Derek being my instructor. I wouldn't have been able to do it without him as he made me strive to succeed while being extremely patient with me even though I had no clue what I was doing at the time. Derek always tried to be as flexible as possible fitting me in whenever he could. I recommend Derek as a driving instructor to anyone thinking of learning to drive.

Amy
Derek came highly recommended by many friends who were taking lessons or who had already passed with him. Once I contacted Derek I got a lesson the next week, as I was keen to pass as soon as possible Derek helped by fitting me in around my school and part time job. I had difficultly getting my head round the manoeuvres in particular and Derek really helped by breaking it down for me. He was very patient and pointed out any weaknesses in my general driving which allowed him to explain the correct way so I could fix them and achieve a first time pass.

Julie
Derek was recommended to me by many of my friends. When I first started my lessons with Derek I had never driven a car before and was completely clueless. Derek made me feel comfortable and took me through everything step by step. Derek was very patient with me from the beginning to the end of my lessons and I can't thank him enough for this. Derek also ensured all my lessons fitted around working full time. Overall, Derek is a great guy and instructor and I would recommend him to anyone looking to start driving lessons.

Giri
I came to know about the LDC driving course through Youtube videos on driving skills. After watching those videos, I have decided to choose LDC authorized diving instructors for my driving course. Based on the reviews, I contacted Derek Kehoe and expressed my interest. Lessons were started with in a week from the day I contacted. Derek scheduled the lessons based on my office hours in the week days and on my convenience in week ends. He had a very good way of communicating things so that I (non-native English speaker) could able understand exactly what I supposed to do during the course. Derek planned course timings in such a way that I got experienced to drive in daylight as well as in night hours. Derek's extraordinary patience and constant motivation made me to learn things more friendly way. Constructive criticism through out the course helped me to refine my driving skills. It is my pleasure to be his student and my sincere thanks to him. I strongly recommend Derek's name for any body who wants to learn driving from a professional driving instructor.

Richie
Derek was my driving instructor and was a very friendly person who made me feel relaxed and calm behind the wheel. He was extremely patient, always kept me focused throughout my tuition and made sure that I completed all necessary steps in learning to drive. He had a very good way of communicating things so that I understood exactly what I needed to do. If I needed to change a time or day of a lesson, he'd be very flexible in doing so, making sure I was on top with my tuition. Derek was also great company in the car and I'll miss him and the weekly lessons now that he has guided me to a pass :D! I would defiantly recommend Derek to anyone looking to start their lessons and want to ensure they become a safe and successful driver.

Kirsty
Derek Kehoe was recommended to me by my brother, who passed two years ago. My lessons were very relaxed because Derek was very helpful, friendly and very accommodating with lesson times, working around my daily schedule. He was patient and encouraged me to learn, I cannot rate him enough. Overall I really enjoyed my experience.

John
I began taking lessons with Derek after he was recommended by various friends who had already passed with him. From my first lesson Derek made me feel comfortable behind the wheel with his clear instructions and very patient manner. He was extremely helpful with anything I was struggling with and I will definitely recommend him to any family or friends looking to start their driving lessons in the future. A great instructor and an easy guy to get on with in general!

Mathew
Derek came highly recommended and he didn't disappoint. He made me feel at ease from my first lesson. He is a very patient and understanding man. He is very good at breaking the driving process into simple steps. He's a great driving instructor and helped me achieve a first time pass. I have already recommended Derek to others.

Greg
I have just passed my driving test thanks to the excellent instructions I received from my driving instructor Derek Kehoe. I am just the latest of a long list of family members that Derek has taught and i agree with them all that he is the best, friendly, approachable and an excellent teacher.

Josh
Derek was recommended to me by a friend who spoke very highly of Derek. Although I had never driven before I started my lessons, Derek gave me confidence from the get go. Derek was very clear with his instructions and relaxed throughout every lesson. His calm reaction to any mistake you made was met with constructive criticism which definitely helped me to pass. A key strength of his was turning your weaknesses into strengths while further improving your overall driving. I feel that allowing me to practice areas that I was not so sure on leading up to my test was beneficial as this without doubt was a contributing factor in passing my test first time. Overall, Derek is an exceptional driving instructor and I would recommend him to anyone starting driving lessons

John D
I had lessons when I was 17 through a driving school. I was eager to drive and booked a block of 20 lessons. After 8hrs I felt like I wasnt getting anywhere with the instructor and it was a waste of money, I transferred the rest of my hours to my brother and didn't do anymore as I was put off learning from the instructor. A few years later I decided it was time again to learn to drive so I had been recommended Derek I got in touch with him and we arranged a lesson. On my first lesson with Derek he gave me so much confidence in myself and in my driving I really enjoyed it and was happy to learn to drive again. Derek was easy to get on with and explained things in a way for you to understand and learn easily, he will always ask what you would like to work on and give you a break down of the lesson you just had the good and the bad points. It was Derek who encouraged me to get my test booked and on doing so I passed first time, I would recommend Derek to anyone who is looking to learn to drive as he is a patient, reliable and a very good instructor. Thanks again Derek it was a pleasure learning to drive with you.

Eve
Before Derek I had a previous instructor who I did not feel was pushing me hard enough. I was then recommended Derek by a friend and straight away I could feel myself improving faster. He is patient and always provides constructive criticism where needed. I had a lot of trouble with reversing round a corner and he provided me with lessons purely focusing on this for a while (which I got in my test and passed on). He is attentive and pushes you to turn your weaknesses into strengths. I strongly recommend him to anyone wanting to learn how to drive!

Samia
Derek was the second driving instructor I've had and I have to say his level of professionalism and his ability as an instructor far outshines my previous teacher. As a beginner, Derek was very clear in his instructions and provided good visual guidance through the use of diagrams where necessary. He is very attentive to your driving, which in turn makes you feel relaxed and confident. His common use of phrases such as "tyre and tarmac", "smaller the space slower the car", etc., really stick... I still say them to myself when driving alone and I believe it makes me a better driver! I passed first time with Derek and so did my partner. I would highly recommend him if you're looking for a full time professional instructor with a wealth of experience, who is consistent, clear and friendly in his approach!

Lara
I had started driving lessons with another instructor and felt I was getting nowhere. My cousin Jason had recommended Derek as he had recently passed with him within a short space of time and said he was excellent! During my first couple of lessons with previous instructor someone had bumped into the back of me and I couldn't really get my head back on track with everything when driving after. When I started lessons with Derek he boosted my confidence greatly even within the first few lessons and felt a great improvement even within the first couple of weeks. He explained everything very thorough and makes everything look so simple. I had a few gaps in my lessons over the past year or so and I know that can be irritating as an instruction and I do appreciate Derek being so patient with me and always understanding ! All in all Derek is a fabulous instructor and I would highly recommend him to everyone. He is an amazing driver and teacher and overall a great guy! Thanks Derek.

Alan
Derek had been strongly recommended to me by my brother and a few of my close friends. Before starting my lessons I was very nervous, but I was quickly put at ease by Derek's patience and the reassurance of the LDC book that was provided, allowing me to read up on what was expected in the coming lessons. Throughout the lessons, Derek was able to explain clearly what I had to work on to improve my driving, and gave me independence to decide what I felt I needed to practice as I approached my test. Derek's guidance helped me to pass first time, and I will have no hesitation in recommending Derek to friends and family in the future.

Robert
I would recommend Derek to anyone that is looking to learn to drive efficiently and safely. He is patient and thorough in his approach to teaching, and helps build your confidence for the test ahead. With no previous experience on the road, I managed to pass my test first time with 28 lessons and could not have been happier.

Marc
During my lessons with Derek he always made me feel relaxed and was very patient with me and what I was doing. Derek is a great instrutor who allows you to work at your own pace, he lets you continue with your lessons at which speed you feel best, doing what you feel comfortable before taking the next step to learn another aspect of driving. When learning with Derek whenever I wasnt grasping something quite how I would have hoped to Derek gave me the confidence I was short of which really helped me with what I was doing. Dereks approach to driving is brilliant and he will teach you what you want to be, safe and confident on the road. I would recommend Derek to anyone looking to start lessons because he is both a brilliant instructor and a great guy.

Ryan
Derek was recommended to me by a few school friends who spoke very highly of him. On my first lesson he provided me with an LDC book before taking me through the basics. I found this extremely helpful as I understood a bit more about what I would be doing before I actually started driving. When I started driving I realised I had made the correct choice with my instructor as he was calm and patient yet always pushed me to learn more and do more. He was also very flexible and was able to fit my lessons around my school timetable. I would recommend Derek to anyone looking to start lessons as he is an excellent instructor and makes you enjoy learning how to drive.

Kerr
Throughout my lessons with Derek, he was always very patient and very easy to get on with, which not only made the whole experience really enjoyable, but also made it a lot easier to take in what he was saying and learn properly! He's techniques in teaching allowed me to adapt easily to things I'd never thought I'd be able to do, and all the while kept me calm while I was attempting them. I have already recommended Derek to all my friends who are learning soon and the fact I have now managed to pass first time is proof that Derek's teaching abilities are brilliant! I will continue to recommend Derek in the future.

Conor
When asking friends for driving instructor references, Derek's name was mentioned a lot and I am glad I listened as I cannot recommend Derek enough, as well as a great driving instructor. He was continually reliable and accommodated any additional requests with no fuss. He is patient and thorough whilst maintaining a sense of humour throughout. Look no further than Derek, you won't regret it !

Ross
Derek was a great instructor; he boosted my confidence with my driving and was very patient. Could not have asked for anyone better from start to finish. He was friendly, welcoming and very professional and I would recommend to everyone who would like to learn to drive to go with him as you will not be disappointed! Thank you Derek!

Fraser
Derek was recommended by two friends who had taken lessons with him. I was nervous before my first lesson but I was provided with an LDC book which meant I knew exactly what to expect, and Derek was very calm and supportive throughout my lessons even when I made mistakes or was having an off day. As much time as possible in each lesson was spent driving, but Derek would also make sure to give feedback at the end which was really useful as I knew exactly what parts of my driving I needed to work on. With Derek's help and guidance I passed my driving test with one minor and I'd definitely recommend him to anyone learning to drive.

Morven
Derek had been highly recommended to me by my sister who had passed first time and also by many school friends. Before starting the lessons Derek delivered the LDC driving book which was very useful not just at the beginning but also closer to my test. The book gave me an opportunity to learn a little about driving before actually starting lessons however on my first lesson I was still very nervous. Derek was very patient and calm which made me more comfortable when learning the basics. I always looked forward to my lessons as the majority of time was spent driving and learning new skills. Derek has a great knowledge of driving and leading up to my test I felt very confident knowing he had covered all test routes with me and explained to format of the test. I cannot thank Derek enough for all his help and guidance.

Tracy
Derek is a very supportive and encouraging driving instructor, he had taken me on after my first instructor was unable to continue with my driving lessons. Derek made the lessons very enjoyable as well as informative and specific to improvements that were essential to the upcoming of my driving test. Derek was very punctual, easy to get along with and a down to earth guy which made it easy for me to stick to my lessons and achieve my full drivers license. I would highly recommend Derek as a driving instructor as he has great patience, knowledge, persistence and the character to teach any pupil. I would just like to take this opportunity to thank Derek once again for the time and effort which he put into helping me pass my test, couldn't of done it without him!

Faisal
Derek has been a brilliant driving instructor. His calm and professional approach to instructing throughout my lessons were highly beneficial in me feeling confident as a driver. His ability to create a relaxed atmosphere was essential as I was more than a bit nervous having no previous driving experience when I first started. I found it extremely helpful having the LDC book as well. This meant I had an idea of how future lessons would be constructed and Derek's guidance along with this meant that I felt more than prepared for each lesson. I also found his feedback after lessons (especially the mock tests) highly beneficial in allowing me to know what areas to work on. As I became more confident with my driving skills, Derek encouraged me to construct my own lessons so I felt I was working on the areas that needed working on, but also, he would at times encourage me to push myself. I'll be recommending Derek to my family and friends in the future.

Jessica
Learning to drive with Derek was a fun and enjoyable experience. I looked forward to my lessons and felt I was learning something new each time as well as reconsoildating previous lessons. Derek was able to fit my lessons around school and work. Derek was calm and relaxed even if I wasn't which made the experience a lot easier. Passing first time was a bonus and I would highly recommend Derek to anyone looking to learn how to drive.

Shona
Derek had been recommended to me by a friend who had passed her practical test first time. After having previous lessons with another instructor I was hesitant to get back behind the wheel but after my first lesson with Derek I was put totally at ease. His "can do" attitude and constant assurance is brilliant, especially when you're having an off day. I soon regained my confidence and in no time was looking for longer lessons which were always made challenging and at no time did I feel a sense of repetition, which is often the case after a length of time. In the end, I passed first time and owe it all to Derek . He has been recommended by me already and will be in future.

Craig
I had put off driving for a while and I thought I should start taking lessons I was recommended to Derek by all of my friends who had previously passed before me. I was nervous at first but I found Derek to be extremely patient and very easy to get along with, which made the driving experience a lot easier. A book was provided by Derek that aided the practical part helping you to understand various aspects of manoeuvres etc. With the help of Derek I was able to pass first time and felt confident going into the driving test. I would highly recommend him to anyone!

Jennifer
I put off learning to drive for years and when I eventually decided to start taking lessons there was no doubt that I should go to Derek, having known him for a number of years and seen many friends pass with him. When I first started I was very nervous but Derek very quickly made me feel at ease and was patient with me. Derek also provided me with an LDC book which I found very useful, particularly to refresh my memory in between lessons. The lessons were well structured and Derek always told me which section of the book to read in preparation for my next lesson which helped to settle my nerves as I always knew what I was doing next. Gradually, over time my confidence started to build and I saw real improvement in my driving. When approaching my test date, Derek was brilliant with me and always allowed me to focus on aspects of my driving that I was less confident in thus again helping to improve my self-confidence in preparation for the day. Even on the day of my test when I was incredibly nervous, he provided me with re-assurance that I had the ability to pass. Having known Derek for many years, I was initially worried that it might be strange having him as my driving instructor however he managed to strike a great balance between being professional and friendly and I always felt comfortable in the car with him. I would have no concerns over recommending Derek to anybody!

Siobhan
When I decided to start my driving lessons, I called Derek, as several of my friends had already passed their test, after taking lessons with Derek. After being a bit apprehensive to begin with, I was immediately at ease and really enjoyed the experience. The driving work book provided by Derek, was very helpful and I passed the theory test at the first attempt. Success soon followed thereafter, in my practical, driving test. Like my friends did, I will be more than happy to recommend Derek at LDC school of motoring.

Andrew
My sister recommended Derek after passing her test, she was right, on my first lesson he gave me the LDC book and told me what read for the next lesson, going through the book and the exercises in it really helped me understand all the rules of the car and road. I was very at ease with Derek, if I couldn't get the hang of something he was calm and reassuring and with his experience and commitment to helping me pass he could give the right advice, each time I went out I learned something new through practical driving and discussing all the theory behind it. With Derek's help and expert tuition I passed both my theory and practical tests first time. If you want to be a confident and safe driver choose Derek.

Elaine
Derek was recommended to me by my boyfriend's sister when I found that I was not making progress with another instructor. I had lost all confidence in my ability and really wasn't sure that I would ever be able to pass. Before long, my confidence increased, thanks to Derek's clear instruction, patience and friendly manner. It took me a while to get there, but I passed and I credit Derek with this. I highly recommend him to help you do the same

Holly
Derek was recommended to me by friends. I found him really patient and easy to talk to, which helped when I was unsure of any aspects of my practical driving or theory. His reassurance gave me confidence and always put me at ease. Derek provided me with very informative learning materials which enabled me to prepare for each lesson in advance. He was always flexible with lesson times, around school and work. I had plenty preparation for my test and I was so pleased when I passed first time. I would highly recommend Derek to anyone learning to drive because he's fab!

Shannon
Derek got recommended to me by a few friends of mine who had just passed. I was a nervous driver when I first started but Derek is a patient and reassuring teacher who helped me to build my confidence in my driving abilities. He provides you will all the necessary materials to guarantee a pass in both your theory and practical tests which were extremely helpful, as well as providing many helpful tips. I was already driving with my parents before I went to Derek for lessons so I already had a fair hang of the basics, he took me straight into Paisley on my first lesson, I was terrified about the whole prospect but Derek took me through each phase step by step which I really appreciated because I was stressing out being in Paisley for the first time. After successfully completing my first lesson I was raring to go the next week! Derek was keen for me to sit my theory so I could go ahead and keep focused on my practical but he never pressured me to sit my test after a certain amount of lessons which I was glad about it meant I could take my time until I was comfortable to go ahead and book it. I highly recommend him to anyone wishing to start driving Derek is a fantastic teacher who is easy to get along with as well as providing a high standard of teaching in all his lessons!

Elijah
Derek was recommended to me by my brother and a few friends who passed first time with him. On my first lesson Derek went through all the basics before I was put into the driving seat showing me how to get the car moving which made me more confident on the task ahead. He's easy to talk to and was able to fit me in for two hourly lessons a week which fitted around my school and work. On the day of the test he assured me I had the ability to pass which gave me the confidence to get the first time pass I was anxiously looking for. I would highly recommend Derek to anyone interested in learning to drive.

Chris
I got to hear about Derek through two people who had taken driving lessons with him. Both said they felt very comfortable with him and relaxed in the car. After my first lesson I knew I had made the correct decision. Derek provided a driving book to keep for myself which proves to be very helpful, which he helps you through answering questions and going over information. Through taking a lot of double lessons Derek was able to teach me loads. I found every time I finished a lesson I had made major progress. He was great with working lessons around my work times as well. Derek was always reassuring and proved just how easy it is when listening to exactly what he says. I enjoyed taking my lessons with Derek & will recommend him to anyone as there choice when starting to learn how to drive. He's a great instructor and a great guy.

Cara
Derek was highly recommended by friends. I immediately new I had made the correct choice of instructors. He is extremely patient and professional in his manner and more than happy to answer any questions as well as providing reassurance and expert guidance at all stages of the learning process. I never felt that I was testing his patience (though I'm sure I was) which was without a doubt instrumental in me passing my test 1st time. The vast majority of my lessons were spent actually driving, only stopping for brief periods to discuss an aspect of my driving or in preparation for learning something new. He made good use of teaching aids to keep the learning both varied yet specific. Derek also provided me with learning material in order to prepare for the following lesson, again reducing the amount of time, parked up especially compared to friends using other instructors. His choice of car is brilliant for learning to drive in, by far the most suited of any I have driven. If I had to go through this learning process again, I would have no hesitation in choosing Derek and obviously I have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone else looking to learning to drive.

Blair
My brother made me of aware of Derek at the time when I was thinking about starting my lessons as he had recently started with him. When I started, I knew it was a good choice going with Derek. The book he provided me with helped me in mastering the basics, and the flowing conversations allowed me to not feel pressured whilst driving. Derek was very flexible and worked around my school and other commitments without any problems. He was very calming when I made mistakes and allowed me to work on things I felt I wasn't doing well enough in the build up to my test which made me feel so much more confident. I would definitely recommend Derek to anyone wanting to learn how to drive.

Paul
Having started my lessons with another instructor and then taking a long period out I thought I would start a fresh with Derek having heard positve feedback from friends. My first lesson with Derek I knew I had made the correct choice as he made me feel at ease straight away and I felt he had confidence in me, which helped even more. I looked forward to lessons as I knew I wasn't going to be rushed as Derek was very patient. I would highly recommend Derek to anyone about to start lessons or anyone who is unsure about their current instructor, with his many years experience as a mechanic and dedication to being a driving instructor he knows everything there is to know

Laura
Derek was recommended to me by my mum and cousin who passed with him and told me he was patient and motivational. Derek has a fantastic reputation and I know of many people who have passed with him. I learned a lot on my first lesson with Derek and knew straight away that I'd stick with him the whole way through. Derek is calm and patient and makes you feel great about your progression. I found it very reassuring when Derek would end each lesson by discussing what I did well and what I did not do as well to allow me to improve and think about it for next time. In preparation for my test Derek made sure I was confident with everything and was patient going over things I wasn't feeling too good about. The book and DVD provided at the beginning are extremely helpful and definitely helped me to understand everything. I would definitely recommend Derek to anyone thinking about beginning lessons about driving.

Conor
I chose to do my driving lessons with Derek as he taught my brother and sister to drive. Before my first lesson I was a bit nervous but Derek chatted away and I found this very reassuring, Derek would always calmly point out your mistakes and help you with ways to fix them. Derek was also very flexible and was able to schedule lessons around my work. I would definitely recommend Derek to anyone interested in learning to drive.

Josh
Derek was recommended to me by a number of my friends who had started to learn to drive with him, they all told me that was calm and patient. The book that Derek provided for me proved to be very helpful as he would set manageable tasks for me too do and it also gave me a chance to see what I was doing on my next lesson, which made sure I wasn't apprehensive on what to expect. Derek would be able to schedule all my lessons around my school work and exams and would always give me a lesson time that suited me. Derek was very flexible in where he could pick me up either at the school or my house. I passed my test first time and I feel having Derek as an instructor played a major part in me accomplishing this

Miriam
Initially, I began lessons with another instructor, however felt that I wasn't making much progress. Derek has a great reputation within my school as a terrific driving instructor, and the LDC teaching system was also recommended to me. I was apprehensive about changing driving schools, but Derek has been extremely helpful and supportive. Within weeks of taking up lessons with Derek, I felt like I was out of the stagnant learner driver rut I had been in! Every lesson with Derek taught me something new and often consolidated the work we had done on the previous week's lesson which was very useful. I passed my driving test first time, and believe that this is due to Derek's patience and commitment to ensuring you are a safe and confident driver.

Emma
I first heard of Derek from my mums friends who's son had recently past with him. at first I was very apprehensive and would often feel nervous on the road but Derek was always patient and calm and I felt much more at ease and confident the more lessons I had. The books and DVDs given to me were also a massive help as they allowed me to study before a lesson and also go back over everything I had covered in a previous lesson. I would definitely recommend Derek as a driving instructor as he is calm and willing to take time to make sure you feel confident and have a good understanding on all aspects of driving! I passed with Derek first time with only two minors and feel fully confident on the road.

Rebecca
I had been taking lessons for months and months and felt i was no closer to my test than when I first started, after 30 lessons I decided I had to change instructor so I asked a few friends and they all strongly recommended Derek. I gave him a phone and had a lesson almost straight away, soon after and not many lessons later I had my test booked and then passed first time. Derek taught me all the basics I had missed out on with my other instructor and almost started from scratch with me and taught me how to drive properly in such a short space of time. He always made me feel calm and at ease in every lesson, I didn't dread lessons anymore I enjoyed them! Derek's a great guy and should be everyone's driving instructor !

Kyle
Derek was recommended to me by a friend who had recently started learning to drive, he told me he was very calm and patient. The book he provided me with on my first lesson was very useful as I could see what I would be doing on my next lesson and have an understanding before I got in the car this enabled me to have more time to drive than Derek explaining what we would be doing. Derek was easily able to schedule my lessons around school work and he was always able to get me a lesson time that suited. Derek was also very flexible when arrange pick up times and locations. I would certainly recommend Derek to anyone looking to learn to drive.

Robyn
Derek was recommended to me by a friend who had recently passed her test. Before my first lesson I was very nervous as I had no driving experience but Derek chatted away and made me feel at ease. After that I looked forward to my lessons every week. Derek always calmly explained any mistakes I made and helped me correct them. The LDC system made things easy to understand. I couldn't believe it when I managed to pass my test first time and would definitely recommend Derek to anyone learning to drive.

Lauren
I began lessons with Derek after my brother recommended him to me. For the first few lessons I was very unconfident and struggling to grasp the basics, but Derek was extremely patient and I soon found myself driving well and confidently. I found the books and DVDs very useful, as they explained the LDC method of teaching very well, and it allowed me to study the things that I had learned during a lesson, as well as allowing me to prepare for a lesson beforehand. During the lessons Derek was able to give me many helpful tips, and I found his experience very reassuring. Derek was easily able to schedule my lessons around school and work, and with his teaching I was able to pass my test within a year. I would definitely recommend him to anyone wishing to start lessons.

Scott
I found learning to drive with Derek to be a very enjoyable experience. Derek was recommended to me by a friend who had recently passed. I soon found out that Derek was very calm, helpful, professional and supportive, just as I had been told. I looked forward to each lesson as I never felt under pressure. Each new aspect of learning was thoroughly explained to me which meant I was able to pick it up quickly. I would certainly recommend Derek to anyone that is considering learning to drive, I am very satisfied as I went into my test well informed and confidently then passed first time after only seventeen lessons.

Andrew
I found Derek online while searching for a driving instructor in my local area and after reading the testimonials about him I decided that I should use his services. Derek is very calm and patient which helped a lot for the first few lessons when I was practicing the manoeuvres for the first time. The book and DVDs that Derek supplied were really helpful as they described what would be done in the next lesson. He always managed to fit my lessons around my school timetable which helped a lot. I would recommend Derek to anyone as he is very professional and polite.

Karen
While learning to drive with Derek I found him very patient and he explained everything clearly. He is easy to get along with and you can ask him a question no matter how silly you think it is and you will get an answer. The book he provided me with on my first lesson was very useful as I could see what I would be doing on my next lesson and have an understanding before I got in the car, allowing more time to practice rather than having him explaining the lesson. Coming up to my test he asked me what I felt least confident in and would get me to go over that so that i would feel more confident for my test.I would recommend learning to drive with Derek to anyone looking to start their lessons

Neil
Derek was recommended to me by a friend who had recently started learning to drive, as she told me he was very professional, calm and patient. This proved to be true as I quickly mastered the basics, helped by the book and the DVDs that Derek provided to me. Soon I was driving confidently, and Derek's experience was evident as he often gave me helpful tips that allowed me to pass my test more easily, and to become a better driver. I felt that I had learned something new after my lessons, which Derek was able to fit in around my school schedule. I was also pleased that Derek spoke casually throughout the lesson, as I was worried that I would have an instructor that would sit in silence. The LDC system is very simple to understand, but also very effective, and despite having absolutely no idea how to drive before starting lessons, I was able to pass my test within a year.

Jennifer
I found the experience of learning to drive very enjoyable having being quite apprehensive about the prospect beforehand. Derek has a very calm and encouraging approach to his teaching. I liked that each lesson had a clear structure and afterwards I felt confident that I had learned something new and was progressing. Derek would always end each lesson with constructive feedback in a positive way and I always looked forward to my lessons and improving my driving. In preparation for my test I felt that I covered the routes well and appreciated that Derek would ask me what I wanted to cover and if there was anything I felt unsure about rather than dictating the lessons. Before my test Derek was very positive which put me at ease and you could tell he genuinely wants his pupils to do well. I can't recommend his tuition any higher if you want to learn to drive and enjoy the process then I would definitely get in touch.

Lauren
My cousin recommended Derek to me. I found the ldc system really easy to understand and fitted around my work and I passed my test within a year. I would definitely recommend Derek to other pupils.

Donna
Derek was recommended to me through a friend who had recently passed her driving test. I was very nervous about driving and had no idea where to start, but Derek gave me the LDC book and DVDS before my first lesson to help me get started. The book and DVDs were a great guide throughout my lessons. They helped me to prepare in advance for my lessons and focus on the skills I would be learning. Derek talked me through exactly what I would be doing before each lesson, which meant I knew what to expect during the drive. I found this very helpful as it settled my nerves and helped to build my confidence. Derek is a very calm, patient and supportive instructor. He always looked for the positives during the drive, even if I was having an 'off' day. Derek was also very flexible when arrange pick up times and locations. I would recommend Derek to anyone looking to learn to drive.

Brian
I thought the LDC way of learning to drive was ideal. It was exactly what I was looking for. I would like to shout out a particular thank you to my specific Instructor Derek Kehoe. The patience, support, enthusiasm and skill in which he conducted his lessons was fully professional yet relaxed. Derek timed my lessons perfect working strongly on my weaknesses until much improvement was sought for me to undertake my practical test.

Natalie
I was recommended to Derek by a friend who had just recently passed. I was very nervous about driving lessons because I knew nothing about cars or driving. I had no need to worry as Derek was friendly and made lessons enjoyable and they were scheduled around my working hours. The LDC books and DVD were also very helpful and easy to understand they were great in preparing for lessons or going over something if I was unsure. I thoroughly enjoyed learning to drive with Derek and would certainly recommend him to anyone I know who wants to learn. Thank you for helping me pass my test.

Gregor
The book provided by Derek promptly after contacting him for the first time, was very helpful and gave me a good insight as to what I would be going over in my lessons and what I would need to know to pass my test and become a safe and competent driver. I looked forward to all of my driving lessons with Derek as he made them very relaxed and was friendly and pleasant. Personally I felt that with having Derek as my instructor, I not only gained knowledge of driving, but experience as he would give me scenarios, tips, stories etc. I'm 100% happy to have been taught by Derek as he made learning to drive a pleasure. I will definitely recommend Derek to anyone who wishes to start driving as I went confidently in to my test and passed for the first time after only 19 lessons.

Kate
I found the LDC system a great of learning to drive. The DVDs and book allowed me to look up lessons in advance so that I had an understanding of what I was doing before each lesson. Derek explained everything at the start of each lesson so that you knew what you were going to be doing. The method of teaching was excellent and I found that I picked up the basic skills very quickly. The first few lessons were planned very well to help build up confidence in driving a car. Derek is always chatty and relaxed which makes you feel more confident and it helps you relax. Before the test everything is explained extremely well and I felt that I understood everything and as a result felt less nervous about sitting the test. Derek was recommended to me by some friends and I would not hesitate to recommend him to any new learners.

Melissa
I contacted your driving school as my older brother had taken lessons with you. He had successfuly passed first time and felt you were an excellent teacher. A few of my friends also passed first time learning with you. You made it easy to understand, being very patient and calm through out the lessons. I also felt you were easy to talk to, friendly to approach and understanding when i did not pick up something right away. You gave me lots of encouragement which in turn gave me confidence. I also liked the way that you explained everything at the beginning of a lesson which made the lesson very easy to understand. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to any of my friends and thank you again for helping me pass my driving test first time. I found the LDC DVDs very helpful when sitting my theory test.

Karen
I liked the LDC system I thought the DVDs and book were helpful. I thought your teaching methods were good ,you didnt shout or make me feel nervous or under too much pressure or anything like that,and you explained everything clearly.Some of my friends have said that they just stayed silent and didnt talk to their Instructor on lessons,I liked the fact you spoke because it helped me feel more relaxed and at ease during the lessons.

Eleanor
I recently passed my driving test first time 4 months after my first lesson with the help of Derek and the LDC programme.The workbook and DVDs he gave me taught me all the necessary skills and techniques I needed to learn to drive and were also enjoyable to use.The simple and easy to understand workbook were used alongside Dereks practical driving instruction.His calm, patient manner helped me feel at ease during my lessons which he managed to fit in around my school schedule. He used the LDC lesson plans which were ideal at the pace I intended to learn at.Living in Houston means I need to be able to drive in town,country and motorway and Dereks excellent tution has given me the confidence to do this.I would recommend him to anyonr without hesitation.

Stuart Thomas
When learning with yourself I found it fairly easy to pick up the basic skills of driving at the early stages of learning (ie. My first few lessons). This way of learning meant it was easier to learn the manoeuvres and roads without necessarily thinking too much about driving the car. This was helped by being taught efficiently how to drive the car and the procedures that were involved in different situations on the road. The LDC driving workbook and DVD's that I was provided with helped me to understand each situation I would be faced with on the road and the information I would need to know for both my theory and practical tests. This alone made it important in my success. Together the high quality of teaching and the help given by the LDC course, which covered every single area I needed to know, were the very reasons I managed to pass both tests first time in 22 lessons.

Sheila
As a mature person taking driving lessons for the first time I was extremely nervous. My LDC instructor Derek is very supportive and reassuring, demonstrating tremendous patience in explaining things to me. He tailors each lesson to suit my needs which helps build my confidence. At first it seemed we were going over the same things each week but I was building up the basic skills we had been practising on the quieter roads. In between lessons I find referring to the LDC Driving Skills Workbook and DVDs most helpful as I don't have access to a car to practice what I learned during my lesson. They are easy to use as they are broken into different sections which are short and demonstrate the driving skills involved in an easy to understand way. Thank you LDC for providing these resources as I find them invaluable - allowing me to revisit what I have learnt on my previous lessons as well as helping prepare me for my next lesson.

Kenny
Before sitting any driving lessons I knew nothing about cars and was understandably apprehensive. However, LDC driving school use a systematic approach which makes it easy to learn the very basics from which to build upon. I would recommend my instructor, Derek, to anyone locally wishing to learn to drive as he displayed great patience, friendliness and help throughout. It was easy to make progress as there were clear and constructive instructions of improvements that could be made. There is also a set of DVDs and a LDC manual which makes learning easier as you can go over what you have learned prior to lessons or use them to focus on any areas you are unsure.

Kay
I found the LDC System really easy to understand and it helped me in all areas of my driving. I was pleased to have passed within a year and everyone that I recommended you to also did the same. I found your teaching methods excellent and would definitely recommend yourself and the LDC System to other people. Thanks

Martin
I found Derek through the LDC website and emailed him looking for information on taking lessons. I received a swift reply and started my lessons soon after. I had no previous driving experience however with Derek's instruction and the useful DVD's provided I soon had a grasp of it. Derek's lesson plans were well structured and I soon felt confident on the road. When practicing manoeuvres Derek was very patient and gave plenty of encouragement and was always able to look for positives even when the manoeuvre wasn't fully successful. This really helped to build my confidence in preparation for my test and made sure I had no fears when preparing to sit my test. I passed my test first time and could not recommend Derek highly enough.

Scott
I decided to contact you for driving lessons as my two older brothers had taken lessons with you. They had both successfully passed first time and felt that you were an excellent teacher, making everything easy to understand, being very patient - even when they were having an off day. I found all of this to be true, I also felt you were easy to talk to and understanding when I did not pick up something right away. You gave me lots of encouragement which in turn gave me confidence, I also found the LDC DVD and book very helpful and was able to refer to them when I was unsure of a manoeuvre, it was simply laid out and very easy to use. I also liked the way that you explained everything at the beginning of a lesson which helped me to fully understand what I was doing. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to any of my friends or relatives and thank you for helping me to pass my driving test first time.