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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.

HGV Training Northampton

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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5 Stars - Based on 13 User Reviews

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

Emma Jones C1 Licence Warwickshire

Emma Jones C1 Licence Warwickshire

A massive well done to Emma Jones from Nuneaton who passed her C1 licence Warwickshire on 26th June 2020 with just one fault!

Emma had originally booked with us to obtain her C1 licence but when the pandemic hit Emma’s employer SCAS paid for her whole university group to attend the training with us. We happily refunded the money she had originally paid and we were all delighted when she passed first time!

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

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Rachel Keller C1 Licence

Rachel Keller C1 Licence

A big well done to Rachel Keller who passed her C1 licence on 24th June 2020, the latest in the group from South Central Ambulance Service to pass with us!

When she has completed her blue light driving course Rachel will be able to drive a frontline ambulance for the NHS.

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

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Matthew Whitehead C1 Driving Licence

Matthew Whitehead C1 Driving Licence

Well done to Matthew Whitehead who passed his C1 driving licence test at the first attempt on 12th June 2020

Matthew works for the ambulance service and needs his licence to drive the vehicles at work. Next stop – blue light training!

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

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Garry Pamment C1 Ambulance Driving Test

Garry Pamment C1 Ambulance Driving Test

It’s a big well done to Garry Pamment who passed his C1 Ambulance Driving Test at the first attempt on 10th June 2020

Garry travelled down from Burnley to do the course as he was unable to find a provider that could supply a critical worker test nearer to home.

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

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Sam Fryer C1 Driving Test Oxford

Sam Fryer C1 Driving Test Oxford

Well done to Sam Fryer who passed his C1 driving test Oxford on the first attempt on 9th June 2020.

Sam had originally been quoted over £1,000 and a weeks course by a company near his home in Somerset, he was delighted to pass in just 6 hours with us, whilst spending around half that – and we provided his medical and theory test too!

Well done Sam, from your trainer Neil and all the team at NearWay Driver Training.

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Annabelle Hill C1 Test 8th June 2020

Annabelle Hill C1 Test 8th June 2020

Another C1 driving test pass!

Congratulations to Annabelle Fox who passed her ambulance driving test at the first attempt on 8th June 2020. 

Annabelle drove superbly, only picking up one fault for taking a shunt on the reversing exercise, she had a clean sheet on her driving!

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

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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

Tom CastleTom Castle

Passed my hgv class 2 first time with nearway, would definitely recommend!!

Kirsty SquiresKirsty Squires

Our trainer Kim was patient, knowledgeable, considerate and supportive. Without her I would not have passed my B+E trailer test. I would highly recommend Kim and Nearway. Loads of info up front, great communication, easy and straightforward to book. Thanks guys!

Ryan ForknallRyan Forknall

Did my C1 2 day course with Neil, despite all the other drama gojng on in the world, Neil was very friendly, knowledgeable and ultimately very approachable with and query or question. From the initial booking through to the practice theory and on to the practical there was always an answer to any questions. Would highly recommend to anyone wishing to add additional qualifications to their driving license

Adam GaleAdam Gale

Absolutely would recommend! Kevin trained me and he is amazing! really happy I picked this company over the others. Felt comfortable and confident thanks to Kevin, his training was easy to understand and just a great person as well.

need to get an artic so I can get that license with him! please 😁

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!

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