8 out of 10 pass first time with Uncle Joe! Real Life Case Studies

Driving Lessons in M18, Manchester

Hi, I’m Uncle Joe and I’m a Driving Instructor covering the M18 area of Manchester.

There are plenty of driving schools in the M18 area for you to choose from, but there’s no point in trying to learn from someone you don’t trust so let’s get to know each other…

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Driving Instructor in M18, Manchester,

My name is Joe, but most of my pupils call me Uncle Joe. I’ve been a driving instructor for over 6 years and worked for some of the biggest names in the industry but now I’m bringing my own approach and expertise to the learner drivers of the M18 area.

ADI and DSA Approved

You’ll be glad to know that I’m a fully qualified and DSA approved Driving Instructor – that means I’m registered with the Driving Standards Authority, I’ve passed advanced practical and theoretical driving tests as well as having proved my ability to teach other people, and of course, I’ve been CRB checked for your safety.

It means that you can be reassured I know what I’m doing (I get to display a snazzy green badge in my car to prove it) and that I’m committed to what I do. And, it’s one of the reasons why I’ve maintained a brilliant pass rate – 8 out of 10 of my pupils pass first time.

What’s involved in my driving lessons?

I think the key to success when learning to drive is to master the basics before venturing on to the bigger, more challenging stuff. It’s like building a house, ensure you have good foundations and the rest of the build is a breeze!

A flexible approach is important and I tailor each lesson to the individual. There are no set timescales; the pace of the course will be set by how quickly you master the skills. There is no point in rushing through everything without making sure you are confident in each and every task.

I’m always looking for ways to improve my driving lessons…

I’m one of the very few driving instructors in Manchester to embrace the power of technology. I love a good gadget and my iPad has proven itself to be really useful, enabling me to screen videos, provide mock Theory and Hazard Perception tests and book Theory and Practical driving tests in-car. Geeky but brilliant!

And finally…

Choosing a driving instructor in the M18 area isn’t easy. Quality and price can vary greatly and given how low the average pass rate is and how expensive a test is, you’ll want to choose an instructor that will give you the best chance of passing first time. Learning to drive with Uncle Joe is one way to do just that!

Take a look around the site, see what I have to offer – maybe even give me a trial run by booking one of my £10 taster sessions if you’re still not sure, but whatever you decide, thanks for taking the time to visit Uncle Joe’s Driving School!

Looking to learn to drive in the M18 area?


"After failing my test on three occasions at home in Leicestershire and my theory test running out within two months, I thought all hope of achieving my license before leaving University was over. I returned to Manchester for University after Christmas and after reading through a few sites, I decided to contact Joe to try and get one last attempts of a practical test in before my theory ran out. From the word go, Joe was just fantastic, there is no other way to put it. He understood my situation, he was flexible around my schedule, and ensured to get my test booked as soon as he had seen me drive and was fully confident that I could pass after a few more lessons. Getting to know the roads of Manchester was a hard thing to do, when I myself live in a rural area and the roads there are very different! Joe with his fantastic constructive criticism and persistent confidence ensured that I was comfortable on the roads, and managed to rebuild my confidence which had been lost after having failed the test previously. After a number of lessons with Joe, and being given some fantastic advice on how to make my manoeuvres that much easier, as well as getting to know the roads around the test centre; I ended up passing first time in Manchester. I honestly cannot recommend Joe enough for anyone looking for lessons, whether you are looking at switching instructors or starting from scratch. His way of teaching is incredible and builds you up very fast. I honestly did not think I'd be seeing my license for a while yet, however with Joe's help, I have achieved what I thought was the impossible! Thank you ever so much Joe, you are a fantastic guy, and it has been an absolute pleasure. Nathan"  Read More