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Thank you for viewing my website we hope that you take away what you need. I am Tony Benson a professional approved driving instructor registered with the DVSA and have been DBS (CRB) checked by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).


I am committed to following the Continuing Professional Development and Code of Practice which keeps me up to date with coaching techniques. I have attended a variety of courses arranged by the DIA; details of these can be found lower down this page.

The Driving School vehicle is modern manual and dual controlled; I also operate a non-smoking policy within my vehicle.

All my tuition is one to one. Everyone learns in different ways, that’s why we work out a tailored, personalised lesson plan that’s designed to give you the very best chance of passing your driving test and will help make you a safe and confident driver for life. We specialise in helping to coach anxious students. Find out more by 


 On your first lesson, you will receive your Steer Ahead Driving School Appointment Record Book on which contains welcome information along with record pages to keep track of where you are on each of your lessons and what you need to work on. Your instructor will assess your skills each lessons and record them so that you are up to date with how you are doing and then let you know when you’re test ready.  This allows you to know exactly what you’ve learnt, how competent you are in the key skills and enables you to share your progression with friends or family.

I also deliver a Pass Plus Service for anyone who wishes to further their driving skills after their driving test.

May I take this opportunity in wishing you the very best of luck with your driving test.

Remember it is not all about Passing the Test... But it is all about SAFE DRIVING FOR LIFE!


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DIA Standards Training Day

The National Standards for Driver and Rider training are the blueprint of our profession – setting out the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to deliver modern driver training using a client centred approach.

Applied Driver Behaviour - October 2018.

Applied Driver Behaviour

Driver trainers have the important task of helping their learners to be competent and confident for a lifetime of safe driving and this course introduces field research and theories about behavioural change to improve driving standards.

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Learner Test Update & Safeguarding

Working together to keep up to date on the changes to the Learner Driver Practical Test whilst keeping on top of the all important information about safeguarding vulnerable people which includes learner drivers.

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Neurodiversity Training

Neurodiversity course looks at the Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and associated conditions; Sensory Processing Disorder, Dyspraxia, Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), and touches on Dyslexia and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). All these conditions can be grouped under the umbrella term ‘Neuro-diversity’.

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Drivers with Diverse Needs

Drivers with Diverse Needs introduces ADIs to the needs and requirements of those with physical disabilities, as well as specific learning and hearing difficulties when taking up driving.

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Applied Coach Approach

The Applied Coach Approach course illustrates how coaching principles can be used to help learners identify obstacles to their learning and develop strategies to overcome them.