MEET THE LICENCE2DRIVE TEAM
Licence2Drive is a small, independent driving school in Norwich with a growing team and reputation. Our aim is to offer the very best support, advice and practical instruction for learners of all levels so you can enjoy your learning to drive experience and concentrate on progressing and passing your test.
We’ll help you get ready for your Theory and Practical Tests, but our teaching doesn’t stop there. We believe in teaching you to be a safe, confident and skillful driver, not just to pass your test. Our learner drivers enjoy an excellent, above average pass rate – we’d love to help you succeed too!
We realise that one of the most important factors when starting to learn to drive is selecting the right instructor. We can tell you all about ourselves and how good we think we are but the real test is what our pupils have to say about us. So, we have let our past pupils do the talking for us!
I changed from another driving instructor to Gareth at license2drive because of low confidence and he helped build my confidence back up in a relaxed way before passing my test recently. Overall great experience.
I had a great experience learning with Gareth from Licence2drive. He was always very supportive and really helped build my confidence with driving and provided a very relaxed and friendly environment to learn in. Gareth was very flexible with scheduling lessons around my work commitments and makes a real effort to adapt his teaching to an individual’s learning style. Can’t recommend enough! Thankyou!
After having a not-so-great experience with a previous instructor and a 12 year gap in driving lessons, I was reluctant and extremely nervous about trying again. From the very beginning, Gareth was understanding of my nerves and he tailored his teaching to get the best out of me. Lessons were easy to book around my availability, and the emphasis was always on learning to drive rather than learning to pass the test. Gareth was always patient and understanding, even during the few times I was a total basket case, and his faith in me and my ability allowed me to trust myself (eventually) and I passed on my first attempt. I would, and have, gladly recommend Gareth to anyone looking for an instructor.
Originally from Manchester Gareth moved to Norfolk at the age of 15 and has never looked back. He joined Aviva in 1996 as a member of their new call centre and was quickly promoted to team leader where he was able to use his training and coaching skills to great effect. Having spent 8 years as a manager, first at Aviva and then at Marsh, Gareth decided that he wanted to get out of the office and return to the training related work at which he had always excelled and so in 2006 his love of teaching, meeting people and driving were combined (along with a pinch of his James Bond addiction) and so Licence2Drive was born and has gone from strength to strength.
Gareth is married to Helen (who he promises to inform next time he switches careers!) and has 2 teenage sons, Jack and James. Since school he has played hockey for Dereham Hockey Club but these days is more likely to be found at the side of a football or hockey pitch cheering on the boys. He also enjoys long walks broken up by hitting a little white ball into a hole.
I learnt how to drive with Jackie from licence 2 drive and passed my test last April, let’s just say, I would advise ANYONE to go with this company!! Especially
Jackie, she made me feel so comfortabl e and made my learning experience a true pleasure. Definitely 5 stars x
I started learning to drive with Jackie over a year ago and she was nothing but patient and a pleasure to learn with. She understood me better than I knew myself and I couldn’t of passed without her! So friendly and bubbly and will actually miss my lessons! Highly highly recommend her.
I’m ever so pleased I chose Jackie as my driving instructor – having put off learning to drive for some 12 years I was super nervous when I first started, but Jackie put me at ease with a learning curve that was pitched just right. She is patient, calm and generally great fun to learn with! I’d definitely recommend her to anyone thinking about learning to drive.
My name is Jaclyn Kettley (Jackie or Jax or anything similar really) and I teach in a lovely Citroen. I have been a driving instructor for 8 years now having left a very boring job in the Insurance industry. I used to work the standard 9-5 in the office but realised that job really wasn’t rewarding enough for me and someone suggested I would make a very patient Driving Instructor and the rest is history. I love what I do now, I get such a sense of achievement from the passes and just from seeing the faces of pupils when they realise the car is moving and they are driving!!
I initially trained with the AA but Gareth approached me in 2011 to find out if I would join the Licence2drive team and that was a very simple decision and I have never looked back.
Personally, I am married to Al (who is also a Driving Instructor for Licence2drive) and we have one fur baby, Tyler the Staffie. I work 6 days a week, slightly longer days in the summer due to the daylight and I have Sundays off.
I enjoy running and trampolining to keep fit as this is a very lazy job in terms of sitting down way too much!!
And finally I look forward to maybe helping you on your journey to becoming a safe driver.
License2Drive are brilliant! I started my lessons with Alan last September and 9 months later have passed my test as a much more confident driver then I ever thought I would be. Alan was patient, reassuring and a great guy to get along with. He was always so positive in my abilities, even when I wasn’t. When I first started learning I was incredibly nervous but Alan put me so at ease, I can’t thank him enough or recommend License2Drive enough either!
I began lessons with Alan about 6 months ago without any previous driving experience and enjoyed it immediately. He was relaxed and patient in his explanation of everything, and was always friendly and positive on every lesson. He was always contactable and very easy to talk to, as well as being a great teacher. I passed first time and feel as though I have learnt to drive safely and enjoy it instead of just being taught how to pass the test. I cannot recommend License2Drive, especially Alan, highly enough!
Really recommend Lisence2Drive. Alan taught me and I recently passed first time! It was reliable, I learnt everything I needed and felt confident to drive independently when I passed. Thank you!
I’m Al and having spent many years working 9to5 in the insurance industry I took the opportunity in 2013 to change career and trained to become a driving instructor. I never thought I could get so much satisfaction from a job, but I really do! Being able to help people to build their confidence and gain a life skill is so rewarding.
Would highly recommend the company and in particular my instructor Rob Buxton. Friendly, calm and all round excellent instructor. Passed first time and couldn’t be happier. !!
I started my lessons with Rob after having been with another company and feeling like I wasn’t progressing very much. My lessons with Rob were always enjoyable, and his teaching style was relaxed and easy to understand. He was always kind, patient and positive, and without those things I really don’t think I would have passed as they really helped with managing my anxiety, especially with my test. Highly recommend!! I will definitely miss my lessons…even the singing!
I started having my lessons with rob a while ago and today I passed my driving test he’s such an amazing instructor he’s always kind and patient and constantly goes through everything..I would definitely recommend him especially with his singing and banter always make you laugh and make the lessons more fun..x
I’m Rob. I decided to become an ADI because once I passed my test there was nothing better then being able to get in my own car & go wherever I wanted without relying on other people, it increased my independence. I like to teach in a relaxed manner with the radio on & I’m renowned for my singing during lessons. I’ve previously dealt with motor claims & as a result of that job I’m aware of how accidents happen & like to emphasise more time to these areas throughout a pupils learning.
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