I contacted 1st Driving School on behalf of my daughter as I passed in 2016 with this company with Michael Harmer. I was put in touch with Andy Blain. I explained the issues my daughter had with previous 2 instructors (shouting at her turning up late etc) Andy was brilliant. Hes put her at ease, built up her confidence and learnt her to drive and today she passed her test 1st time. Hes an amazing instructor and will definitely be recommending him and 1st Driving School to anyone I know looking for an instructor. Brilliant company brilliant instructors.
I have been having lessons with Andy, he is very kind and helpful, will listen to what you struggle with and help you in any way he can. After having 2 unsuccessful driving instructors previous, this was my 3rd time lucky. I felt confident in driving only a couple of lessons in, I had my practical test yesterday and passed 1st time. Such an amazing feeling and I couldn’t of done it without Andy. I would definitely recommend to anyone that’s looking to do their lessons. I couldn’t thank him enough.
I started having lessons with Andrew after more then 10 years away from driving and found him to be very professional and calming throughout my lessons Andrew was very knowledgeable and put me at ease, to be honest I couldn't have wished for a better instructor. Massive 5 star review. Thank you so much!
I can’t recommend 1st Driving School and my instructor Andy enough. Everything has been running smoothly all throughout, no issues with booking lessons and whatnot. Andy has always been on time when picking me up for my lessons. When I first started my lessons I was quite anxious on the road, he always put me at ease and made me feel confident with my driving and believed in me throughout. He’s always been very friendly and patient, also really informative and supportive. Thanks to him, I passed my driving test this morning!! Woo!!
I started my lessons with Andy towards the end of July and passed my practical test today. He is a brilliant instructor. Really put me at ease and helped me get test ready. I wouldn’t have passed today if it wasn’t for his guidance and great patience with me! Fantastic instructor and great driving school. Thank you again x
Amazing experience with 1st driving instructor Andy! I would highly recommend 1st Driving School to anyone starting, especially their instructor Andy! He was incredibly supportive and kind my entire time learning with him and after only 24 hours of learning I passed my test first try. I couldn't have asked for a better teacher.
I had a 5 star experience with Andrew Blain. He was a fantastic instructor and I passed first time and that is down to him and how he taught me to drive. I had been with a few different instructors before Andy from various companies and never felt ready to even take my theory test but in the last 6 months I passed my theory and my driving test both first time. I can't thank you enough for getting me through. Fantastic instructor.
I would just like to say a really big thank you to Andy, he's and excellent instructor, he is relaxed and calm and makes you feel at ease. He is very good at explaining what you did wrong and how to correct it, I can't thank you enough Andy.
I have passed my driving test today after having Andy Blain as my instructor. I was an extremely nervous driver to start with but Andy put me at ease and really helped me to build up my confidence as well as giving me handy driving tips. He is also very patient and calm with a good sense of humor. He also helped me in dealing with driving test nerves which had previously been a big issue for me. I always looked forward to my driving lessons with Andy too. I would definitely recommend Andy to anyone wanting to learn to drive.
I owe so many thanks to my driving instructor Andy, I was such a nervous driver before I started my lessons with him, he was so patient and helped me so much with anything I needed. Thank you!
Really enjoyed my driving lessons, Andy was always very patient, friendly and helpful so I'm very glad I chose 1st Driving School.
My instructor Andy was phenomenal, very much recommended, showed great patience and is prepared to go the extra mile to ensure success, and this lead to me passing first time.
I passed my test first time, which is something I never thought I'd have done, and I have Andy to thank for that! I chose Andy at 1st Driving School after he was recommended to me. I was so nervous when I started but Andy helped me to overcome that, doing everything at my own pace and with out ever putting me out of my comfort zone. I really liked his teaching style, and loved his tips particularly for the manoeuvres, which I did sometimes struggle with. He has taught me to become a safe and confident driver, and I really cannot thank him and 1st Driving School enough! I highly recommend Andy to anyone who is nervous about starting driving, I really can not recommend him enough. Thanks again Andy!
Andy was a great instructor, he was very friendly and so patient and understanding if I was struggling with something. The lessons were enjoyable and I learned at my own pace. Andy helped me pass first time with his skills and advice, I would definitely recommend Andy.
My instructor Andy was amazing. Very patient with me, really flexible especially with fitting things around my shift pattern, friendly and approachable. He came with me to my test and helped with my anxiety on the day.
My overall of experience was outstanding. My instructor was patient and understood what I was going through. I would recommend 1st Driving School to anyone wishing to start driving.
I feel lucky to have lessons with Andy Blain. He was very nice and patient and he really taught me well to achieve my goals. Thanks again . Will definitely tell my friends.
My lessons with Andrew Blain were fun and enjoyable, I was looking forward to them rather than being nervous. My instructor was thorough and patient, which greatly helped my confidence. Flexibility was also a big bonus. I would recommend to anyone!
Great instruction, enjoyed my lessons and passed first time with four minors.
Andy was a brilliant instructor and helped me throughout. Would defiantly recommend him to friends, thanks Andy.
First of all let me say I was extremely nervous and an absolute beginner to driving, for me to pass last week and with only one minor fault was something I never thought I could of done. I most certainly owe this accomplishment to the dedication and skill of my instructor. Andy was encouraging, positive and easy to get along with from the start. I never felt under any pressure, was comfortable throughout each lesson and encouraged to take things at my own pace. Andy had lots of advice and techniques in order to help me with manoeuvres which I did struggle with sometimes, this certainly made it easier to learn. I now feel I am a competent, safe driver thanks to Andy, he was reliable, friendly and dedicated to helping me drive confidently and safely. I would certainly recommend Andy to any one I know wanting to learn to drive, he is a credit to 1st Driving School and couldn't praise him enough! Thanks to 1st Driving School and to Andy Blain on helping me to achieve what I thought I could never do.
Andrew Blain was a great instructor! Never let me down for any lessons, always on time. Fantastic lessons with lots of helpful advice and techniques and thanks to him passed first time! Relaxed lessons, and easy to get on with. Would recommend to anybody.