Driving Instructor Wakefield

About Me

I'm Martin McCormick, the owner of McCormicks school of motoring who provides high quality structured driving lessons for both beginners and people with some experience.

Lessons will be with a fully qualified advanced driving instructor who is approved and registered with the Driving Standards Agency (DSA). You can identify this by looking for a green certificate on the windscreen of the vehicle you will be taught in.

McCormicks has been working within the Wakefield area for 23 years. McCormicks originated from first working for BSM and The AA before setting up my own school.

Nervous drivers are very welcome at McCormicks school of motoring.

Other Information

Recent surveys indicate that nine in ten learners who passed both theory and practical tests first time were taught by an instructor.

Some trainee driving instructors are granted a licence so they can gain experience before their qualifying examination. In this case, the trainee driving instructor must display a pink certificate on the windscreen.

DSA is responsible for maintaining and checking the standards of all approved driving instructors (ADI), who to qualify must:

  • Have held a full driving licence for at least four years
  • Pass a much tougher theory test than the one learner drivers take
  • Pass a strict driving test
  • Reach and keep up a high standard of instruction. The standard of tuition given by the ADI is regularly checked by a supervising examiner from DSA
  • Be registered with DSA
  • Display an ADI identification certificate on the windscreen of the tuition vehicle


You should take advice from your ADI on:

  • All aspects of driving
  • What books to read
  • When to take your theory and practical tests
  • How to practice


DSA, as a government agency, is not allowed to recommend an instructor.

We suggest that you ask friends and relatives to recommend someone they know. You could also look in a local business directory for ADIs in your area.

Try and choose an instructor who:

  • Has a good reputation
  • Is reliable and punctual