Welcome to 2nd2None Driving School

Your Local Choice For Driving Lessons

Office hours are Mon - Fri 930am to 530pm

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Automatic Driving Lesson

Learn to drive in an Automatic Car - No Clutch - No Gears - Click here for more information........

Intensive Driving Courses

Pass your driving test fast with our intensive driving courses - Click here for more information..........

PRE-17 Driving Lessons

Learn to drive from 12+ at our off road driving venues - Click here for more information .............

Advice on Driving

Help and Guidance for drivers. This section is for both the learner, supervising and experienced drivers

LGV / HGV Driver Training

Looking to gain new commercial categories on your drivers licence. Categories C, C+E

Where We Cover

We have local driving instructors across the Southwest, please Click Here to see if we are in your area.....

Local Driving Instructors

Just think, what you could be doing right now if only you had your full driving licence!

Get your Freedom and Independence by learning to drive with 2nd2None driving school. We can offer you the choice of Manual and Automatic cars, weekly driving lessons or an Intensive Driving Course, HGV Driver Training and can even help you train to become a Driving Instructor and support you once you have qualified as an DVSA  ADI.

Our local team of driving instructors helped 501 people to pass their driving test in 2019, combine this with our great collection of over 900 customer reviews and you know you are in the right place.

But wait, before you call us, read on and see why it is so important that you choose the right driving instructor for you, and how the wrong choice can not only cost you time with the need for extra lessons but also a whole lot more money as well.

Driving Lessons Bristol

Learn to drive with one of our local driving instructor professionals and each of your driving lessons will be adapted and tailored to help you progress towards reaching the driving test standard at a pace that suits your ability and comfort zone.

Most people think that all driving instructors are the same, but did you know that an amazing 30% of learner drivers change their driving instructors before ever taking a driving test. That's a staggering 234'000 learner drivers that change instructors every year.

So what does this tell you about driving instructors? Well for one we are not all the same and your choice of driving instructor is a very important one that can make a massive difference to your progress and the cost of learning to drive.

Driving Blind at Henstridge Airfield

Driving Instructors from 2nd2None Driving School recently had a fun filled day giving the wonderful people from Dorset Blind Association and Somerset Sight the chance to get behind the wheel and experience driving our cars.

This is something we have done once a year for the past 6 years and its something that a lot of us look forward to being involved in. 

Our top speed for the day of this latest event 15/06/19 was  81mph in the Manual 208 and 85mph in the Automatic 208. We held this event at Henstridge Airfield where we also run our regular Under 17's Driving Sessions.

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Our team currently help over 800 people each week with their local driving lessons.

We have over 900 driving lesson customer reviews left for our team by previous customers.

We have a fantastic following of support across social media with over 10,000 genuine followers on Facebook and Twitter.

We only give you Structured driving lessons that deliver results.

We provide you with two hour lessons so you learn quicker and save money.

Your driving instructor will be flexible with your driving lessons, you can have your lesson on a day and time that suits your schedule.

We will be happy to start your driving lesson from home, work, college or school if arranged with your instructor prior to the start.

We have a strict no shouting policy.

We can take a secure payment over the phone or you can pay your instructor directly via BACS or our pupil app.

Our office staff and instructors are here to help you throughout your learning process, no matter what your query regarding driving or theory questions.

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Manual Driving Lessons

We offer manual driving lessons across the Southwest region of the UK including Bristol, SGlos, Somerset, Bath, Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall. We have a great team of more than 30 local driving instructors providing this service using a various range of dual controlled cars. Please check with us that we cover your post code area.

The type of car you will use for your driving lessons will depend on the instructor you are allocated, but relax as it will be the exact same car that you will take your driving test in when you are ready. Our customer service team will be able to advise you of the type of vehicle before you book your lessons.

Most of the instructors work Monday to Friday with occasional weekend lessons, lessons are usually available between 8am and 8pm. 

Please call our customer support team for more details on weekly local driving lessons where you live.

Automatic Driving Lessons

Automatic Driving Lessons

Learning to drive in an automatic car can take a lot of the stress out of learning to drive and make the whole process easier to achieve.

Most pupils will get on fine with clutch control and changing gears after a couple of hours but for some of us it can prove a real challenge especially when we have everything else to concentrate on while learning to drive.

We have a team of experienced driving instructors that specialise in delivering Automatic Driving Lessons in the following areas, Bristol, Bath, Chippenham, Trowbridge, Warminster, Frome, Shaftesbury, Gillingham, Wincanton, Yeovil, Exeter, Holsworthy, Bude, Launceston, Barnstable and the nearby areas. 

Automatic Intensive Driving Courses are also available in most areas. 

Driving Lessons Exeter

Intensive Driving Courses / Crash Courses

Intensive driving courses are the perfect way to get your driving experience and to pass your driving test in record time.

We have a range of courses over 3 to 8 day designed for all levels of previous driving experience and we promise to book your driving test while you are on the phone and work the course back from the driving test date. 

You will need to have passed your theory test before anyone can book your practical test and depending on where you live there may be a wait for a driving test date. Our customer service team will be able to give you the next available date while on the phone. 

We often get great results with these driving course but as the name suggests these courses are intensive and may not be suitable for everyone, please discuss any concerns you might have with our team before booking.

Intensive driving courses are available in both Manual and Automatic cars and are available in most areas across the Southwest of the UK with our experienced team of driving instructors. Each intensive course comes with a free driving test re-test just in case you dont pass first time due to nerves getting the better of you on the day.

Please check with our customer service team when booking on a the availability of manual and automatic cars in your local area.

LGV HGV Driver training in Bristol

Commercial Training

We are able to provide driver training for the following categories

  • LGV C (Rigid Lorry)
  • LGV C+E (Articulated Lorry)

If you passed your driving test after January 1997 then you will be restricted to driving Category B vehicle which are only allowed a weight of no more than 3,500kg (3.5t) or vehicles with no more than 16 seat in the case of a minibus.

In order to drive larger vehicles like Horse Boxes, Recovery Vehicles, Ambulances, larger delivery vehicles, minibuses with more than 16 seats or any of these with a trailer over 750kg, then you will need to upgrade your drivers licence to include these categories and we can help you do this.

Our training vehicles are based in Shaftesbury.

Driving Lessons Shaftesbury

Under 17's Driving Lessons

This can be a great way to start your learning to drive experience in the safety of our off road driving course. These courses are open to anyone aged 12+ and allow you to learn the basics of driving without the constant fear and worry of busy traffic that you will find on the roads.

Most pupils that attend our Pre-17 driving days are aged between 12 and 17 but our oldest pupil so far at our Bath & West venue was 100 year old great granny Joyce Morgan from Bristol who is registered blind but had a great time at the driving experience day back in 2017. A video of her driving session can be found on our Youtube channel.

Everything you learn here will go towards your driving lessons when you turn 17 and can actually help you progress much quicker on the road once you start. These courses are run once a month in Dorset and Somerset.

We have also run driving days for the wonderful people from Dorset Blind and Somerset Sight associations, giving the chance for these very special VIP's to experience driving at our venues. Please contact us for more details if you would like to know more.

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Train to be a Driving Instructor

Planning a career change? Start the journey to becoming an approved driving instructor as part of the our team. Working as a driving instructor is a hugely rewarding career. You get to meet new people and watch them grow as drivers and as young adults.

It takes hard work and dedication to qualify as an ADI with 2nd2None Driving School. The good news is that our team of instructor trainers will be there to help and support you at every step of the way. And better still, you can fit your training programme in and around your lifestyle and existing work commitments.

Once you are qualified, the world is your oyster. Many of our instructors value the flexibility that this line of work offers, with the chance to be your own boss whilst working under the safety net of our established brand.

As a driving school that trains driving instructors we also from time to time have trainee driving instructors on the team. Trainee driving instructors or PDI's as they are sometimes refered too will have a pink triangle badge displayed in the training car window. We will always be honest with you and tell you if you have a PDI, we will also give you a 10% discount on any driving lessons with a PDI, this discount will cease once the PDI passes their Part 3 unless otherwise agreed with the individual PDI.

Driving Lessons Bristol

Special thanks to Nick Webb on helping me pass my driving test today at Kingswood. amazing guy, good teacher and very easy to get on with. Strongly recommend



The best driving school in Exeter

Finally passed my test, been a really nervous driver but Jim from Exeter made me feel comfortable,my confidence grew in leaps and bounds!

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Andy Dunn was a brilliant instructor, he was patient, helped me feel confident and at ease while i learnt to drive.

Would highly recommend!!

The best driving school in Bristol

James is an amazing teacher and 2nd2none helped me pass the test even during Covid times. Really helpful and excellent driving school.


The best driving school in Shaftesbury

When I first started driving, I was so nervous, but learning to drive with 2nd2None was great, I felt at ease in no time, and I've just passed my test first time! My driving instructor, James, was very helpful, and I wouldn't have been able to do it without him! 

Thank you 2nd2None Driving School!

Driving Lessons Wincanton

I did my intensive course with James and he got me to a pass standard after I was ready to give up, really friendly and nice instructor, thank you!

Why Did You Choose This Driving School?: They had the best reviews!

Driving Lessons Gillingham Dorset

Without my driving instructor James I wouldn't have been able to pass, after my accident he built up my courage to learn to drive again. 

The free access to Theory Test Pro was my revision to pass my theory and without it I probably wouldn't have. 

Overall, my driving experience was fun, giggliy and a memory I plan to keep forever. Thank you James

Driving Lessons Devizes

I took an intensive course with Ray in August, and then took 3 more lessons with Nicky prior to my test. Both instructors were so kind, patient, clear and made me feel so confident behind the wheel. I took my test 6 weeks after my first ever time behind the wheel of a car, and passed my test first time. The intensive course was great, I couldn’t believe how much I learnt in just 5 days, and the catch up lessons got me prepared perfectly for the test. I could not recommend them highly enough, both Nicky and Ray were so fantastic! And I’m so happy to have passed! Thank you a billion trillion

Driving Instructors near me

Just passed my test with Jim in Exeter, amazing instructor would highly recommend. Felt well prepared for the test and I feel ready to drive independently. Thanks very much Jim and 2nd2none!


As we are a regional driving school providing manual and automatic driving lessons and one week intensive driving courses across the Southwest of the UK, we have local driving instructors in all major Cities and towns across the Southwest.

Bristol - Bath - Chippenham - Devizes - Trowbridge - Frome - Radstock - Midsomer Norton - Shepton Mallet - Yeovil - Gillingham Dorset - Shaftesbury - Warminster - Blandford Forum - Poole - Dorchester - Weymouth - Exeter - Redruth - Truro - Falmouth - Helston and the surrounding areas.

Please contact us if your area isnt mentioned as we may still be able to help.