The Southampton
Driving Instructor

We're always looking to take on new students in and around Southampton!

Theory Training

FREE Online theory training for all Ahmed Driving School Customers

Recent Passes & Reviews

Actions speak louder than words, and our happy customers speak volumes. Have a look at their experiences!

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Automatic is becoming more and more prominent with every passing day. We also offer driving lessons in automatic transmission vehicles for students taht are interested in driving to drive automatic only. 

Manual lessons

The most favoured transmission in the UK, and indeed Europe – our teachers are experts in teaching new drivers clutch control and how to shift smoothly to make the most out of a manual transmission.

nervous drivers

Understandably, a lot of drivers are nervous when they first pass. Our instructors do their best to ensure that you have a comfortable, pleasant experience and that you enjoy your time driving.

Good Value

Our fees are fair and not excessive, as you’d expect from the instructor industry 

From Start to Finish

Our instructors stay with you from start to finish, ensuring we both teach you and pass you!

Flexible Timing

We work with your schedule, ensuring you are able to book lessons when you need them

Multiple Locations

We work in many locations, Southampton, Eastleigh, Chandler’s Ford, Chilworth, and more

Manual and Automatic Lessons

Perfect for any Ability

Independent & Local

We are an independent, local school that provides a personal experience, not the distant lessons you get with a national schools.

Any Pupil, Any Ability

We offer lessons to people of all ages and backgrounds, whether young or old, from complete beginners to those looking for refresher lessons that are simpler. We accept anyone who is looking to drive!

Certified & Licensed

We are all fully qualified and registered with the DVSA and are all CRB certified to provide driving instruction in Southampton

Years of Experience

Our team have years of experience and thousands of passes between them, providing quality, friendly lessons that fit around your availability. We are sure to get you on the road quickly, and at a fair price.

Contact Our Team Today!

0203 111 111

3 Woodside Rd, Southampton

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Endless positive experiences from our customers

Local instructors, we know the local area!

Experienced instructors that don't put you under pressure

Patient, understanding instructors

Good value for money; you pay for experience

Flexible timings, no matter how busy you are

What Our Learners Think

Our learners are nothing short of happy with their experience with their instructor, and we feel the results speak for themselves.

After dropping my driving lessons for 2 years, Zia brought back my confidence in driving and knowledge in only 2 months and today I passed my practical test first time!! I would not have been able to achieve this goal so quickly with anyone other than Zia and red driving school. There’s so much support given to students and I feel very confident in driving on my own for the first time thanks to all of his efforts. I highly recommend Zia for anyone truly interested in getting on the road.

Jo Hudson

I booked 4 hours of refresher lessons including motorway as I passed my driving test 6 years ago but hadn’t driven in 4 years. I was initially quite nervous about the idea of driving round a busy city as I’m used to driving on small country roads but my driving instructor Zia made me feel comfortable and relaxed straight away.

This is contrary to my driving instructor I had when first learning to drive who, albeit cheaper, would make me stressed when I made an error as he would grab the steering wheel and shout. Zia is a very calm and reassuring instructor and definitely worth the money as he has completely changed my idea of driving and I’m ready to get out on the busy roads by myself after all these years of busses!
Thank you Zia!

Connie Coughtrey

How many lessons do I usually need to pass?

There is no accurate estimation as it highly depends on your abilities and current knowledge. We usually esimate around 40 hours before a practical test for most people to pass.

Do you teach people of any skill, and beginners?

We offer lessons to anyone that comes to us; regardless of abilities and your knowledge of the road, we aim to have all our clients on the same level befoer we advise a practical test.

Do you offer packages?

Yes, we offer packages that are prepicked to ensure you are provided with all the lessons you’ll need to pass first time!

Do you accept nervous drivers?

We have a very patient, understanding team of instructors; we understand that some people may have a lot of anxiety around driving, as it is a very stressful experience for beginners.


We do our best to work with you to give you the best experience possible and ensure you enjoy every minute