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

About Me

Joe Bangudu - Approved Driving Instructor, Manchester

My name is Joe, but most of my pupils call me Uncle Joe. I have a passion for teaching people how to drive . I have worked for some of the biggest companies in the industry but now I’m bringing my own approach and expertise to the learner drivers of Manchester.

ADI and DSA Approved!

You’ll be glad to know that I’m a fully qualified  Approved Driving Instructor – that means I’m registered with the Driving and Vehicle 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 the 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 Air 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!

Uncle Joe - Approved Driving Instructor, Manchester

Choosing a driving instructor in Manchester 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 the first time. Learning to drive with Uncle Joe is one way to do just that!

I was recently interviewed by Sky News about proposed changes to driving license regulations for new drivers. Check out what I had to say here:

Take a look around the site, see what I have to offer, or contact me.  Maybe even give me a trial run by booking one of my £24.99p! taster sessions if you’re still not sure, but whatever you decide, thanks for taking the time to visit Uncle Joe’s Driving School!

Stay safe,

Uncle Joe


"Well well, I am here again and once again received first class tutoring from in my opinion the best driving instructor around. It was no brainer who to go with when I was ready to do my manual test. Having driven before I thought I knew it all plus all the bad habits that I developed but Joe was able to pick them out and we worked on them. He is a top instructor and I would recommend him over any instructor out there. Thanks a lot U.Joe, happy safe driving."  Read More