Phil Higgs Towing Review

Phil Higgs Towing Training Review

"Just recently done a two day trailer towing course the guys who trained me were very professional and incredibly helpful would recommend 100% I...
Carl Porter Smith Towing Review

Carl Porter Smith Towing Training Review

"I would absolutely recommend using these guys, professional, easy to work with and great knowledge, all my questions were answered and it felt like...
Janine Groves Review

Janine Groves Towing Training Review

"Absolutely Recommend Nearway for anyone thinking of doing there B+E trailer course/ test ! My instructor Kim went above and beyond to help me over...
HGV Training Northampton

Harry Plant, HGV Training Northamptonshire Review

“I would like to say a massive Thank you to Kevin and Nearway for helping me with my class 2 HGV! Kevin was a fantastic instructor and gave my huge amounts of confidence going into my test! Would fully recommend to anyone looking to do their HGV!”

Harry Plant who passed his HGV Class 2 and initial drivers CPC, both at the first attempt on 28th February 2020.

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Gary Taylor C1 Test Pass

Gary Taylor C1 Ambulance Driver Training Review

“I have just completed my C1 driving course in Northampton with NearWay Driver Training. My instructor was very helpful and gave me plenty of opportunity to complete the maneuver until I was happy. I am also a returning customer as I completed my B&E with NearWay in 2012.”

Gary Taylor’s review of his C1 Ambulance Driving Course in Northampton.

Sam Goode Driving Test

Sam Goode Driving Lessons Review

I would like to thank Gurdev for always making me feel confident in my ability, I’ve worked with other instructors who have made me feel pressured and stressed but with Gurdev I didn’t t feel that way at all. Top instructor, and thank you for helping me to pass 👍🏼

Sam Goode, took driving lessons in Banbury and passed his driving test on 8th January 2020

Joanna Cardwell

Joanna Cardwell Towing Test Review

"Thank you for organising the preferred vehicle and trailer for me this week, it made all the difference to my confidence! The extra practice was...
Joeley Heeps C1

Joeley Heeps C1 Training Review

“Had a great experience with NearWay! Ken was so lovely and made me feel confident. 100% recommend NearWay”

Joeley Heep who passed her C1 Test on her first attempt

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Yvonne Larner Towing Training Review

"I can recommend NearWay. I had a half day training session with them when I first bought my horse trailer. Very professional, patient and made me...
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Taisa Botelho Driving Lessons Review

“I would like to say a big thank you to Nearway and especially to Gurdev for the excellent service.
I am still over the moon after passing my test.
Gurdev had a lot of patience during the lessons and believed in me more than I did myself!
Thank you so much!”

Taisa Botelho who passed her driving test after taking driving lessons in Banbury with us!

With so many driving schools to choose from, how can you be sure that you are making the correct choice?

I’m Neil Ridding, owner of the driving school. As the largest driving school in Banbury we've a dedicated team of driving instructors who are committed to helping you pass your driving test first time and getting you on the road sooner. We are determined to provide the best driving lessons Banbury has to offer.

I’m so confident that you’ll love learning to drive with us that I make the following unique customer promise:

1. If you don’t enjoy your driving lesson, you’ll get your money back.

2. Free theory test preparation, no need for expensive books or apps.

3. Records kept each driving lesson so you can track your progress.

4. Expert driving instruction means you pass your driving test as soon as possible.

5. All our driving instructors have been trained by myself personally and are regularly checked to ensure the highest standards of tuition.

Neil Ridding

Managing Director, NearWay Driver Training

Local Test Passes - and counting!

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Our Latest Driving Test Passes

Kizzy Drew Driving Test

Kizzy Drew Driving Test

A massive well done to Kizzy Drew who passed her driving test in Banbury on 30th January 2020.

Kizzy won our Drive the Dream prize where we gave free driving lessons, a free theory test and free driving test to one deserving person based on recommendations from friends and family.

Kizzy was a deserving winner, her new driving licence will help with her new career and is already making a big difference to her life.

Well done Kizzy, from your driving instructor Neil and the team at NearWay Driver Training.

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Reece Palmer Driving Test

Reece Palmer Driving Test

A very big well done to Reece Palmer who passed his Driving test Banbury on 11th February 2020!

He is relieved to have passed and can now focus on his goal of becoming big in the Filming camera industry that involves driving around to different locations and sets.

Congratulations Reece and best of luck achieving your goals from your driving instructor Gurdev and all the team at NearWay Driver Training. 

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Kirsten Prentice Driving Test

Kirsten Prentice Driving Test

A very big well done going to Kirsten Prentice who passed her Driving Test Banbury on 29th January 2020 on her first attempt! 

Having great support and encouragement from her family along with guidance from myself helped Kirsten achieve a first time pass with ZERO faults! An excellent achievement! Kirsten can now look forward to the freedom of being able to take her kids where ever they want to go! 

Congratulations Kirsten from your driving instructor Gurdev and all the team at NearWay Driver Training. 

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Harry Radford Driving Lessons

Harry Radford Driving Lessons

Congratulations to Harry Radford on passing his Driving Test Banbury on 10th January 2020! 

Harry was happy to be able to go back to Uni with the good news of passing his test and to no longer have to rely on his parents for lifts! 

Well done Harry, from your driving instructor Gurdev and all the team at NearWay Driver Training.

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Sam Goode Driving Test

Sam Goode Driving Test

Congratulations to Sam Goode who passed his Driving Test Banbury on 8th January 2020 with just ONE driver fault!!

This was a great start to the year for Sam as it will help him with his business as a personal trainer.

Well done Sam and best of the luck for the future, from your driving instructor Gurdev and all the team at NearWay Driver Training.

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Charlie House Driving Lessons

Charlie House Driving Lessons

Congratulations to Charlie House who passed his Driving Test Banbury on 7th January 2020 on his first attempt! 

Charlie was really relieved to pass as it means he can now begin to set up his own business! 

Well done Charlie from your driving instructor Gurdev and all the team at NearWay Driver Training. 

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Our Latest C1 Test Passes

Paul Cave C1 Driving Test

Paul Cave C1 Driving Test

Huge congratulations to Paul Cave who passed his C1 ambulance driving test on 7th July 2020 on his first attempt! Paul delivered an amazing drive collecting just 3 faults throughout the entire test. Paul received a critical worker test from the DVSA as he is a...

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Eve Beharrell ambulance driving test.

Eve Beharrell ambulance driving test.

A big congratulations to Eve Beharrell from Oxford who passed her ambulance driving test at the first attempt on 22nd April 2020. 

South Central Ambulance Service organised Eve’s training and the DVSA laid on special ambulance driving tests so Eve can now drive front line ambulances to help with the coronavirus pandemic.

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Dylan Evans C1 Driving Test

Dylan Evans C1 Driving Test

Congratulations to Dylan Evans who passed his C1 ambulance driving test at the first attempt on 22nd April 2020.

After doing an emergency critical worker test for SCAS Dylan can now start his career with the ambulance service.

Well done Dylan, from your driving instructor Neil and the team at NearWay Driver Training.

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Ambulance driving test Craig Booth

Ambulance driving test Craig Booth

A huge congratulations to Craig Booth who passed his C1 ambulance driving test at the first attempt on 17th April 2020. Craig needed his licence for his new job at South Central Ambulance Service. He was the 4th person we put through their C1 test for SCAS this week and we’re pleased to say that all 4 passed first time, meaning they will be out on the road driving front line ambulances in a matter of weeks.

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Oliver Glover C1 Critical Worker Test

Oliver Glover C1 Critical Worker Test

A huge congratulations to Oliver Glover who passed his C1 driving test at the first attempt on 17th April 2020. Oliver travelled from Wales to do his training course, staying at a local hotel and surviving on Domino’s pizza!

Oliver can now start his new job working for South Central Ambulance Service. The race is on to find somewhere to live as no one is allowing viewings on property at the moment. Hopefully he won’t have to commute from Wales for too long!

Well done Oliver, and good luck in your new career, from your instructor Neil and the team at NearWay Driver Training

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Critical Worker Ambulance Driving Test Lauren Andrews

Critical Worker Ambulance Driving Test Lauren Andrews

A huge congratulations to Lauren Andrews who was one of the first people we put through their C1 ambulance driving test for South Central Ambulance Service as part of their response to the coronavirus pandemic. Lauren drove superbly and passed her C1 test at the Northampton test centre easily at the first attempt.

Now she has her licence Lauren will be on the road driving a front line ambulance within just a few weeks, and she can’t wait! Lauren was previously working in a bar and is super keen to start her ambulance training after a period off work.

Well done Lauren, from your instructor Neil and the team at NearWay Driver Training.

Critical worker driving tests

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Our Latest B+E Test Passes

Steve Lloyd Towing Training

Steve Lloyd Towing Training

Congratulations to Steve Lloyd who passed his Towing Test Northamptonshire on 17th March 2020 on his first attempt! Steve delivered an amazing drive collecting zero faults throughout the entire test. He can now tow trailers at work for his employer with his new...

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Georgia Buckland Towing Test

Georgia Buckland Towing Test

Congratulations going to Georgia Buckland who passed her Car and Trailer Test Northamptonshire on 14th March 2020 on her first attempt!

Georgia had been driving a 3.5 tonne horse box but with 2 horses she was going to be over the permitted weight limit so decided to go with a trailer instead. Although she was really nervous about the test she sailed through it even managing not to pick up any faults!! A fabulous achievement!

Well done Georgia, from your driving instructor Kim and all the team at NearWay Driver Training.

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Ionut Mihai Towing Test

Ionut Mihai Towing Test

A very big well done going out to Ionut Mihai who passed his B+E Trailer Test on Friday 13th March 2020!

Ionut only received 1 driving fault throughout his test! He will be using his licence for his work as a builder.

Congratulations Ionut from your driving instructor Kim and all the team at NearWay Driver Training.

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Laurence Nicks Towing Test

Laurence Nicks Towing Test

A big well done going to Laurence Nicks who passed his Towing test Banbury on 10th March 2020 on his first attempt! 

Laurence works for Cherwell Fencing so having his trailer licence means he can tow a trailer to remove rubbish at the end of a job. 

Congratulations Laurence, from your driving instructor Neil and all the team at NearWay Driver Training. 

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Phil Higgs Towing Test

Phil Higgs Towing Test

Congratulations going out to Phil Higgs who passed his Towing Test Northamptonshire on 27th February 2020 on his first attempt! 

Phil did really well throughout his training and during his test as he secured an easy first time pass with zero faults!! An excellent achievement! 

Well done Phil, from your driving instructor Neil and all the team at NearWay Driver Training.

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Kate Hodgkins Towing Test

Kate Hodgkins Towing Test

A very big well done to Kate Hodgkins who passed her Car and Trailer Test Northamptonshire on 28th February 2020 on her first attempt! 

Kate was delighted to pass as she can now tow her two horses to events without having to rely on her Dad.

Congratulations Kate from your driving instructor Kim and all the team at NearWay Driver Training.

Car and Trailer Test Northamptonshire

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Just some of our Facebook Reviews

Aaron LewisAaron Lewis

Massive thank you to Kevin and NearWay on helping me to pass my cat c test first time. Kevin was brilliant in how much confidence he gave me to be able to drive the truck and get my test passed. Would completely recommend these guys 100%

Владислав ЕрёменкоВладислав Ерёменко

Passed first times CPC and driving test on the same day. Nice instructor, good prices. You will not regret if you choose this training center!

Ella ShurrockElla Shurrock

A massive thank you to Neil for getting me through my C1 training! He was so friendly, made me feel comfortable straight away and gave me loads of confidence in my ability. Thanks again Neil for all your help, 100% would recommend!

Carl Porter-SmithCarl Porter-Smith

I would absolutely recommend using these guys, professional, easy to work with and great knowledge, all my questions were answered and it felt like a day out rather than an exam which makes a lot of difference for people that suffer with nerves. A* company.

Philip HiggsPhilip Higgs

Just recently done a two day trailer towing course the guys who trained me were very professional and incredibly helpful would recommend 100% I passed first time with not one fault 👌👌
A massive thanks to Neil and his team

Harry PlantHarry Plant

I would like to say a massive Thankyou to Kevin and Nearway for helping me with my class 2 HGV! Kevin was a fantastic instructor and gave my huge amounts of confidence going into my test! Would fully recommend to anyone looking to do their HGV!

Gary TaylorGary Taylor

I have just compleated my C1 driving course with nearway driver training. instructor very helpful and gave me plenty of opportunity to compleat the mover until happy. I am also a returning customer as I compleated me B&E with nearway in 2012.

Avril JaneAvril Jane

I trained with Neil to become a driving instructor. His extensive knowledge and experience helped me no end. Neil's kind and patient manor makes a great learning environment for anyone. Highly recommend to anyone who is thinking of training as an ADI.

Sam GoodeSam Goode

I would like to thank Gurdev for always making me feel confident in my ability, I’ve worked with other instructors who have made me feel pressured and stressed but with Gurdev I didn’t t feel that way at all. Top instructor, and thank you for helping me to pass 👍🏼

Jade PickettJade Pickett

Had an amazing experience at Nearway Driving such friendly staff and really relaxed. Was quite nervous on the way to the training but felt very relaxed once we got driving. I completed my C1 with Ian at the Northampton base and he was so nice and made sure I understood everything as we went round. Would definitely recommend them to anyone thank you guys

Hannah FoulkesHannah Foulkes

From my very first contact with Neil and his team, they were just so helpful they supported me all the way through my theory tests and the training they gave was excellent. I passed first time with only 3 minors. Thank you for everything you did!