Having been a driving instructor for a number of years, I am now looking to set up a scholarship programme. The aim of this programme is to help provide a local pupil with the opportunity (to develop their driving skills) that they might not otherwise have (by offering some additional, financial support). The support offered will be at my discretion and tailored to the individual needs of the pupil but could range from having some extra free time e.g. paying for one hour lessons but getting a 1.5 hour lesson (i.e. getting 50% extra free time), getting a discounted price for lessons or could simply involve being provided with some dedicated free non-driving time (to help study for the theory).

My aim is to always have at least one place in my diary allocated to a pupil on my scholarship programme. However, given that most people take 6-9 months to develop their skills, this means that places on the programme will be limited to a few places each year.

Aside of the usual criteria for accepting new pupils (location and availability), the additional criteria for selection into this programme will focus on both the financial circumstances of the individual and the individual’s ability to demonstrate that they are reliable, flexible, committed to learning and focussed (through an informal interview). Where the learner is under 18 and/or lessons are paid for by the parent(s), the financial circumstances of their parent(s) will be considered.

While availability on my programme will be limited, if you live in NG8 or NG9 and feel that you may qualify and wish to explore this opportunity (and happy to talk about your personal, financial circumstances) please contact me in writing first of all by emailing me at