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

Driving Lessons in Harpurhey

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

There are plenty of driving schools in Harpurhey 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 Harpurhey, 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 Harpurhey.

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 Harpurhey, 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 Harpurhey 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 Harpurhey?


"I’ve been driving for about 20 years in the United States and Iran. I hold driver licenses from both places. After deciding to settle in the UK, I set out to get my UK Driver License. I studied for and passed my theory exam on my own. But, for my practical exam, I knew I needed to have a driving instructor because I needed to learn to drive on the left side as well as many new and unfamiliar street signs. Therefore, I called several companies and they asked me to sign up for 10 or more lessons (20+ hours) and one company sounded very unprofessional. Then, I came across Uncle Joe’s website which offered a taster lesson. The website looked professional and I felt the taster lesson could give me an idea on how many hours of instruction I would need. So, I signed up for a taster lesson with Joe and the great experience began! From the start, Joe was very friendly, knowledgeable, and extremely helpful. On his own volition, he told me I would probably only need about 5 hours of instruction, which is exactly what I had in mind. That is 15 hours less than other companies were trying to sell to me! I went through the 5 lessons and I learned a lot from him. On first attempt, I did not pass because I didn’t understand the examiner’s instructions, not because of Joe or my lessons. However, two weeks later, with no additional lessons, I passed. Therefore, thanks to Joe’s patience and caring, I now hold a third driver license from the United Kingdom and I can drive on both sides of the road. I would definitely encourage anyone looking for an honest experienced driving instructor to sign up with Joe. Sincerely, Star Vahid "  Read More