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

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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 that 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

Nervous Drivers

Driving exams and lessons can be a daunting task for some, and be extremely stressful.

Although some enjoy the feeling of the open road, it can be an extremely scary prospect for some drivers – as driving instructors, we understand that, and we are here to help you every step of the way to progress.

When you first speak to your instructor, make them aware of how you feel about driving, and what your fears are so we can address them head on.

We will do our very best to ensure we can address your fears as far as we can, for example, by driving on small enclosed roads on housing estates, before we enter larger, busy main roads.

Avoiding Nervousness while Driving

  • Ignore your phone – for a lot of people, just the sound of a phone ringing can be just as bad as physically using their device, and its always advisable to put your phone on silent to avoid that. Some phones, such as iPhones, can have ‘Do Not Disturb’ modes that automatically tun on when driving.
  • Don’t give friends lifts straight away! It can be distracting to have a lot of people in the car, especially if you are unsure whether they will behave appropriately and not distract you while driving.
  • Ensure your car is clean of clutter and distractions – even empty bottles and crisp packets can distract you from your controls and ancillaries.
  • Choose routes that demand less of you – avoiding busy roundabouts and intersections helps!

If your anxiety is severely affecting your memory/concentration, or you’re experiencing agitation or behaviour disturbances, you must tell the DVLA. For more information, see here.

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.

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