Sue is a highly experienced driving instructor with many years experience of training all kinds of categories of drivers with a consistently above average pass rate.
The fleet of vehicles are modern. The 18 tonne Scania Opticruise Cat C which has a fully automatic gear box, the C+E is a Scania fully automatic. This will give you a full manual licence if you have a category B car licence. She is an above average instructor, in all categories, with excellent first time pass rate on a one to one basis. She has been graded 5 by the DVSA and has had great success in ADI Check Test training, with all her clients retaining their ADI status. What this means is that Sue trains driving instructors to pass their regular tests of their continued ability to instruct, and if they fail then they can no longer teach people to drive. So far no instructor who has been to Sue for this training has failed.
Nervous learners and refreshers for people who have lost confidence is a speciality. So is the teaching of Aspergers syndrome and Dyspraxia sufferers.
Sue is a very calm, patient and understanding instructor, who instills confidence and trust in her students abilities to drive. This is confirmed by her testimonials, and the most frequent comment is about how patient she is.
Sue believes in teaching people to drive in modern vehicles, and for this purpose she uses a Ssang Yong Korando. The car has a 6 speed manual gearbox, and it is able to tow 2 tonnes ideal for B+E trailer training. The Ssang Yong’s refined 2.0 litre turbo Diesel engine produces 149PS and 360Nm of torque, with CO2 emissions of only 157gm/km and an official combined consumption figure of 45.6 mpg. This larger car is more like the type of car that young drivers will end up driving as many young drivers are driving their parents cars instead of their own vehicles. If you learn to drive in a bigger car like this, then you can easily adapt to a smaller car in the future.
She strongly believes in environmentally friendly driving and is a S A F E D Vans and Aggregates instructor which you can read more about by clicking here. In order to be trained by S A F E D Vans and Aggregates you have to be selected and trained by them for this course. There are only a handful of instructors in the region who have this qualification.
Sue also holds a D and C+E. She has been driving vehicles like this for over 30 years, and also has had a full motorcycle licence. She has her own 18 tonne horsebox which she drives on a regular basis. Sue can teach LGV and 7.5 tonne in your own vehicle subject to insurance. She also teaches car drivers in their own vehicles, again subject to insurance. Sue is also qualified to do C P C Driver Training. If you operate goods vehicles over 3.5 tonnes gvw you will require an Operator’s Licence. To obtain a standard licence you must hold the relevant Certificate of Professional Competence in Road Haulage (CPC) qualification. A Standard Operator’s Licence is required for hire and reward operations and a Restricted Operator’s Licence for own account. If you wish to operate for hire and reward in the UK, you will require a Standard National CPC and, for international purposes, you will require both a National and an International CPC. No CPC holder is required for a Restricted Operator’s Licence. Sue will do all the necessary driver training for CPC.
We are a family run business, a husband and wife team. Simon has taught C1 and B + E since 1997 and Cat C since 2013. He is very knowledgeable in teaching, has vast experience in driving Cat C and is very patient according to his many clients. His pass rate is excellent as is Sue’s. We work from home and are approachable 7 days a week 07.00 to 19.00. Answerphone available.
Another service Sue can offer is Taxi Driver Training. It is anticipated that this will become compulsory in the future for ALL taxi drivers. If you are a taxi driver, or want to be one, now is the time to do this training before the rush.
SAGE is another valuable service which Sue provides, which stands for Safer Driving with Age. This is an assessment drive for more mature drivers to give them help and advice to keep them safe on the road in our modern fast driving environment.
Anyone heard of Speed Recognition Training? If you have been caught speeding Sue can give you pointers to make you more aware of the speed you are travelling, and how to control it, to hopefully avoid any future speeding problems.
Finally another of Sue’s specialities is Fleet Training. What is involved here is for companies who have many drivers to undergo refresher training, and also training to reduce stress, fuel, and vehicle wear and tear. The result is better drivers, a better home life for the drivers (less stress to take home) and for the company fuel economy, reduced vehicle maintenance, and especially reduced carbon footprint. Finally it is worth noting that if any drivers undergo additional or ongoing training it may benefit by lower insurance premiums. Well trained drivers have less accidents!
Now you know a bit more about Sue, and have probably decided that you would like her to teach you, how are you going to go about this? Firstly contact her here. If you live a long way from Swindon, then you can ask Sue how far she is prepared to travel to teach you, or what arrangements can be made. Sue has trained drivers from Swindon, Marlborough, Chippenham, Cirencester, Devizes, and Calne to give you an idea.
Sue and her husband Simon are also qualified MiDAS trainers which is for minibus drivers and their assistants.
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