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 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

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.

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

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

Zia is a very good driving instructor, he teaches very clearly and is easy to follow. I feel good about the progress and I’m looking to learn more from him later. I would definitely recommend Zia to everyone who wants to learn driving.

S Yong

Zia Ahmed is an excellent driving instructor. He is polite, courteous and very knowledgeable about the driving test methods, roads, common questions and pitfalls. You will fail his mock tests almost every single time but you will pass your official test from the first time.

Mohamed Oshallah

Great driving instructor. Patient teacher who got me through after failing my first test with another instructor. Would highly recommend for others.

Kyall Montersino

My experience with Zia has been very positive. He has been patient, clear and thorough.

His great tips and techniques help overcome some of the more difficult manoeuvres and the lessons have been very enjoyable and I passed on my first attempt.

I would definitely recommend to all.

Kazi Jakaria

Passed my test on first attempt.

Zia is a really good driving instructor. He helps you go through each skill making sure that you do it perfectly. Really patient and really helpful in improving confidence.

Max Hardie

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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