Testimonials

Nick Evans Passed B+E Test on 02nd March 2015

-Nick Evans – March 2015

Dan Does Exactly What Is Advertised Expertly, Patiently And Also Making The Whole Experience Feel Alot Less Stressful.

All The Time Ensuring Me To Not Only Improve My Current Driving But To Enable Me To Pass My B+E Test First Time.

Would And Will Recommend To Anyone.

Can’t Wait To Use Dan At FOCUS DRIVER TRAINING For my C/C+E Training.

Nick Evans.

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-Lucinda Peat – October 2014

Hi Dan,

thanks so much for instructing me through my trailer test. I found you to be extremely patient, knowledgeable and thorough in your teaching techniques as well as very encouraging. I felt I went in to the test very well prepared.

Thanks so much im over the moon.

Lucinda 🙂

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-Jade Clark – August 2014

A very calm and patient instructor. He put me at ease and spent time explaining things, when I got frustrated or didn’t understand. I would recommend him highly, especially if you have low confidence.

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-Daniel Wilkes – July 2014

Dan is a nice and friendly guy who doesn’t make you feel uncomfortable during the course of the lessons. Everything was explained in depth and constructively criticized point about my driving style along with giving tips on making myself a better driver in general.
Upon arriving at the test centre he made sure I was happy with everything we went through and I was confident to pass after being taught by him.

-Caroline Balfour – May 2014

I approached Dan for towing lessons in order to pass my B+E test so that I could take my horse to events in a trailer. Dan was very reasonably priced, and flexible on lesson timings so I could easily fit in training around work. I had no prior towing experience, but after only my first lesson I had gained the confidence to take my horse out with L plates under supervision.

Dan has a relaxed teaching style which I found very reassuring, and we covered a huge amount in each lesson, which has definitely improved my general driving as well as teaching me to tow safely. After just four sessions I went from being a total novice to passing my test first time, and I have since received compliments for my reversing!

Thank you Dan, I cannot recommend Focus Driver Training highly enough.

-Andrew Smith – June 2014

Dan was flexible and undertook training to my timetable. He brought me up to the standard required quickly, highlighting particular errors to focus on. He’s also improved my general driving technique. I passed my test first time with 4 minor faults!

-Tomos Rostance – April 2014

Definitely needed these lessons before going for the test and with the notes after the lessons I was able to practice those points in my own time which really helped with my later lesson and made the test a lot easier. Really helpful pointers after lessons making passing my test first time a possibility.

-Rob Gullan – May 2014

Dan did a great job in getting me through the test first time. He has a relaxed teaching style which really works and I learnt some really useful tips for my driving in the future. .

-Andres Keith Sinclair – May 2014

Hi Dan,

Thank you for the tuition for the B+E test. It was great tuition and I learned many things in a short period of time. I would definitely recommend you. As you know I have passed my test and I am very happy. Hopefully I will be back soon for the C1 training and test. Thank you again!

-James Town – April 2014

Effective, enjoyable training and very flexible timescales. I learnt a lot

-James Hallett from happyhottubs.co.uk – April 2014

Dan has been flexible and helpful throughout the learning process. 3 training sessions and then my test booked, i passed with 2 minor faults and now am able to tow.
Thanks to Dan for all his help getting me through the b+e test!

cheers!

James

I found dan to be a polite and patient instructor with a world of knowledge and techniques to help me gain my B+E licence
well recommended.

-Rob Benneyworth – April 2014

Very happy, great instructor! I was taught the relevant skills to pass the test in a short time and the cost was the best around.

-Andrew Gaugler – March 2014

Good training towards passing the trailer test

-Shane Watson – March 2014

We contacted Focus Driving and have been delighted with the knowledge and training. They were very flexible with regards to times and dates of the training and the instructor was very encouraging and made a difficult task easy.

We will be using them in the future.

-Jo Findlay (Dyno-Rod) – March 2014

Thanks for all your hard work and getting me through my B+E trailer test highly recommend instructor thanks matt

-Matthew Bowler – January 2014

Initially I contacted Dan at Focus Driver Training as I was unsure whether or not it was necessary for me to take the B+E test for the purposes I needed. Dan clearly explained the limitations of my current licence and an initial training session was booked.
Right from the start, Dan was extremely flexible with the training times he offered, as training during the working day would be difficult due to work commitments.

On the initial training session, the added considerations for towing a trailer were explained to me and ongoing tuition given on how best to adapt my usual driving to suit. At the start of the training, I perceived my standard of driving to be much higher than it actually was, but Dan was able to help break some of my bad driving habits quickly that I had built up after 12 years of driving.
The training that I have received has been a great help in improving my day-to-day driving, not just when towing, and I now have a much better understanding of how to best to drive, including lane discipline, usage of gears to drive most economically and to generally be a safer driver.
The training I received for completing the reversing manoeuvre was especially good, with both the theory and practical aspects demonstrated well, which allowed me to make my own slight changes to the procedure that most benefitted me.

On completing the training, I feel much more confident in be able to tow safely.
With Dan’s comprehensive training I was able to pass my test with confidence, and received only 2 minor faults.
Without hesitation, I would recommend Focus Driver Training to anyone wishing to learn how to tow safely, and found the training excellent value for money in comparison to other local providers.

Thank you for all your help.

-Chris Hortop – January 2014

-Mark Smith passed his B+E test in April 2014


Dan at Focus training helped me pass my test with in two days. I rung Dan up on the Tuesday asking for a test desperately, he then found me a test the next week on the Wednesday, managed to train me in an evening and morning with his expertise, knowledge and thorough guidance managed to pass me. So a big thank you to you Dan, and happy driving. Cheers

-Adam Piggott passed his B+E test in April 2014

I wanted to get my B+E part as a personal challenge and partially to help a Scout Group I’m heavily involved in. I have a busy job and life and therefore needed the flexible timing that Dan provided.

The training was first rate and we quickly overcame all the bad habits I had developed since I passed my text in 1998.

I have now passed and can help the Scout group with transport. In addition I feel I am a much better driver and that is due to the expert knowledge and great training Dan gives.

I highly recommend this training

-Nigel Vosper – September 2013

-Dr William Linguard passed his B+E test in August 2013

To all those thinking of taking a trailer test.. It’s a difficult test and it takes a lot of patience,hard work and concentration. But taking lessons with dan will make it a lot easier. I had roughly 5 sessions and passed with virtually no previous towing experience. I would definitely recommend focus driving to anyone who is thinking about B+E

-Anthony Daly – June 2013

Thank you very much! B+E test passed quickly and easily, i really enjoyed it.
I would definitely recommend Focus Driver Training!
Thanks!

-Euan Welsh – June 2013

-Towing Course – December 2012

Having recently acquired a caravan for the first time I arranged a towing course with Focus Driver Training to further my awareness of the techniques required for trailer driving and manoeuvring. After some discussion with Focus, the course was set up as two two-hour sessions, the first concentrating on driving techniques while towing a trailer, using a Focus vehicle and attached trailer. The second part, several days later, involved using my own vehicle and attached caravan, to develop towing and manoeuvring skills. Dan Kayley provided expert instruction for both sessions, with me in the driving seat throughout, which meant that I was able to benefit from an intensive one-to-one course experience, without having to spend a large proportion of the time waiting for others to have a go. The course covered a very wide range of skills, including road awareness, anticipating hazards, roundabout handling, cornering, observation, fuel economising, and of course reversing a caravan into a restricted space. As a result of the course I now have much more confidence to tow the caravan and to attempt manoeuvres, and thanks to Dan’s observations I have now learned to improve my general driving. For anyone new to trailer or caravan handling I would thoroughly recommend the course with Dan, and even without towing a refresher course in driving skills taken many years after passing a driving test could well be a very wise investment!

-Peter & Chris Jacobs – December 2012

I approached Dan as I needed to tow a trailer for work and as I passed my driving test after 1997 I did not have this entitlement Dan was organised and professional with his approach towards his work. I felt confident at all times that I was being trained to a great standard I did not only come away with the correct method of reversing a trailer and coupling and un hitching but also gained further knowledge with regard to every day driving such as a rising brake pedal and using reflections in parked cars when negotiating blind junctions which I feel made me a safer and more efficient driver. After three lessons I took my test and passed first time with only two minors. I contribute this to Dan`s relaxed and professional teaching manner .

-Paul Osbourne

  “Focus driver training provided the service they describe. I passed my B + E test on the first attempt, because I was up to the standard required. Lesson structure, the high quality of instruction and knowledge from the instructor, all built up overall competence. Perhaps daunted by the test, I soon found myself able to deal with the situations, and quite quickly built up the confidence to handle the vehicle and trailer successfully”.

-Gavin Hughes

“I cannot recommend Focus Driver Training enough! Despite having driven horse trailers for some time I needed to pass my B+E test in order to be able to take my horse to shows on my own, I also needed to get it done really quickly as I had an important show coming up. I tried some other firms in the area but all they offered was courses which required me to take 2 – 5 days off work which is impossible when you work in education like I do. Focus Driver Training were incredibly flexible and we arranged sessions in the evening and on the weekend which allowed me to gain enough driving experience to enable me to get to test standard. With only 5 and a half hours training I passed my test first time. The sessions were planned appropriately to ensure we practiced all the areas of the test but more importantly, they were tailored to ensure we practiced the areas which I found more difficult. My instructor was calm, professional and encouraging and despite an issue with an electric fault in my car making it unsuitable for the test, a contingency plan was drawn up quickly which enabled me to take the test at the planned time in my instructors car! I’m really looking forward to getting out and about with my horse this summer!”

– Lauren Rees

 

I would 100% recommend Dan for trailer towing tuition as if he can get me through my test first time, then he can teach anyone. I found this way of learning was much better than an intensive course as everything Dan taught me stuck.  Dan works with a relaxed and optimistic demeanour which he kept though out my more ‘frustrating’ sessions where I started to get worried about the test, and his results speak for themselves…he also taught me loads about economical driving which has made a positive difference to my fuel bill each month, as well as to the wear and tear of the car itself. I only wish Dan had been around when I learned to drive initially as maybe I would have been a bit more confident going into that test! Thanks Dan – not only for getting me through my trailer test, but also improving my overall driving.

– Naomi Baggaley

I highly recommend Focus Driver Training! I needed to pass my B+E test in order to be able to take my horse to shows and training. Focus Driver Training were the only company with flexible training times, all other company’s I spoke with would only allow me to do a course rather than fit my training in around my work and horse. As I had only recently started a new job I was reluctant to take 3-4 days off to do a course! I passed my test first time and felt confident the whole way through.

– Charlotte McDwyer

Dan from Focus was responsible for making a desperate situation a relaxed reality. I had grand plans to take the family touring around Europe for 4 weeks in a recently purchased trailer tent. Not long prior to our pre-booked ferry crossing it came to light that my driving licence did not legally allow me to drive towing our trailer because of its weight. I desperately phoned round locally available tuition and the shock of the time and expense required to add a B+E onto my license was starting to sink in. I came across Dan’s website and immediately it was obvious that unlike most other instructors I could have as many or as few lessons required for me and at times that suited my schedule. I was greeted to a friendly voice full of confidence in his ability to teach and my ability to pass. In a matter of a few hours tuition at times of my choosing to limit impact on work I was ready to take my test. Time was running short and test availability was limited, Dan took time to constantly check for cancellations. He was able to secure a booking and gave me the skills and confidence to pass first time. Given my tight deadline to achieve this addition to my licence before travelling abroad I owe great thanks to Dan’s skills and diligence as an instructor for achieving my goals. I would certainly recommend Dan from Focus to my best friend and phone him before any other for future additions to my licence.

– Dan Ford

I came to Dan as I needed to get my B+E car and trailer license for work purposes. Booking up was really easy and quick! I had my first lesson within a day or too of booking. Dan was really flexible throughout the learning process and very thorough in his teaching. He managed to book a quick test through a cancellation and I passed first time with only 3 minor faults. I highly recommend Focus driver training. A great service, great tutoring and extremely flexible. I can now tow large hot tubs around the country!

– Ed Hallett

– Toby Rider passed his B+E test in October 2012

– Kevin Lowe passed his B+E test in September 2012

– Stewart Beck passed his B+E test in September 2012

– Matt Smith passed his B+E test in September 2012

– Carly Hughes passed her B+E test in September 2012

– Rob passed his B+E test in August 2012

– Russell Andrews passed his B+E test in July 2012

– Martin Buckland passed his B+E test in April 2012

– Peter Harding passed his B+E test in March 2012

– Rachel Milton passed her B+E test in March 2012