Driving Lessons Gillingham Dorset

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Manual and Automatic Driving Lessons, PRE-17 Lessons,

HGV Training Courses

Driving Instructor Training Available From £2250

Our full driving instructor training course for just £2250.00 with a 100% refund on these training costs when you become a 2nd2None Driving Instructor.


Take the stress out of learning to driving with our Automatic lessons.


Pass your driving test in just one week with our Pass Fast Courses.


Learn to drive from just 12 years of age at our off road venue.


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HGV Driver Training

HGV Driving Courses Available now in Gillingham

Category C1, C and C+E is available in Gillingham and the surrounding areas.

HGV drivers can earn in excess of £30.000 a year and there has never been a better time to be an HGV driver with national HGV driver shortages across the country.

We currently teach around 400 people across north Dorset every single day how to drive and remain safe. In Gillingham we have both female and male driving instructors for you to choose from and each one will give you the best chance of passing your driving test first time.

Choosing the right driving instructor or driving school in Gillingham, Dorset can be difficult, you want to make sure you have a driving instructor that is understanding, patient and at no time will raise their voice. Choosing the wrong driving instructor or driving school can be a costly mistake. 

Our local driving instructors in Gillingham Dorset have many years of experience at teaching local people to become safe drivers for life and at no point will any of our driving instructor put you in an awkward or uncomfortanle situation.

Each of your driving lessons in Gillingham Dorset will be tailored to your individual needs and every effort will be made to help you feel relaxed so you can enjoy your driving lessons as this will help you with the learning process and will save you both time and money when learning to drive.

Driving Instructors Gillingham Dorset

At the beginning of each driving lesson your driving instructor will recap with you your previous driving lesson before explaining to you in a way which you can understand your topic for the present lesson and what is expected of you.

At the end of each lesson your instructor will run through your progress and record this on to a driver record sheet so you will always have something to refer back to on your next lesson and you will be able to monitor your progress as your driving lessons go on.

Manual Weekly Driving Lessons

Most people learn to drive by having weekly lessons in Gillingham and we would recommend that as a learner driver, you have two hour lessons at a time. Two hour driving lessons will allow you to learn more and spend more time on each subject meaning you can be ready for your driving test quicker than if you only took hourly lessons each week. This in turn can help you save money as you will need less hours to be ready for your driving test.

Driving Lessons Gillingham currently have ten local driving instructors offering manual driving lessons in Gillingham and the surrounding areas. We even have a discounted intro deal to get you started with your driving lessons.

You driving instructor will be happy to pick you up from home, work or college and will then take you to a suitable area to start your driving lesson.

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Automatic Weekly Driving Lessons

Automatic driving lessons can be ideal for anyone who struggles with changing gear, who finds driving a very complex task (even after a fair few lessons, when for most of us the whole clutch-gear-biting point thing has switched to autopilot mode)

Driving an automatic car has definite benefits too. The car changes gear for you at the appropriate time, so you’ll rarely over-rev an automatic car; and although your fuel consumption may be slightly less economical than a manual car, overall it can make a worthwhile difference in the level of effort required when driving on longer journeys.

It also makes driving a lot less stressful as all you need to do is control the brake and the accelerator which give you so much more time to think about the road and other road users and not thinking about your clutch and gears. We often find this can also lead to you needing less overall driving lessons as you will pick up driving a lot quicker which can save you both time and money.

Both weekly Automatic Lessons  & Automatic One Week Intensive Driving Courses are available in Gillingham Doset and the surrounding areas.

Automatic Driving Lessons Gillingham Dorset

Intensive Driving Courses

We are also able to offer you a one week intensive driving course in Gillingham and the surrounding areas. These are sometimes also referred to as Crash Courses and these intensive courses can be an ideal way for you to reach the driving test standard sooner and be ready to take your driving test at an earlier date than you would with conventional weekly driving lessons.

This can be a perfect way to learn to drive if you need your driving licence fast as maybe a new job offer depends on it or you are simply too busy for weekly driving lessons. By having your driving lessons close together, it can also mean you need less hours of driving overall to reach the driving test standard and so in turn an intensive driving course can save you money on the cost of learning to drive.

These type of driving courses can be very tiring and require serious commitment from you. They may not be suitable for everyone and it is recommended that you have at least had a couple of driving lessons before considering a one week intensive driving course.

Before we can book your practical driving test or your intensive driving course you will need to have passed your theory test as we prefer to book your practical driving test for the last day of your intensive driving course as this proves to be better for you than having to wait for the driving test.

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and speak to our friendly customer support team for more details or take a look at our intensive one week driving course page. You might be able to pass your driving test in time for the weekend.

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Under 17's Driving Lessons

If you are eager to learn to drive but you havent turned 17 yet then you may be interested in our Under 17 Driving Lessons that are held once a month at Henstridge Airfield or The Royal Bath & West Showground. 

These under 17 driving sessions have proved very popular and are a great way of getting a head start with your driving and have also been proven to help reduce road traffic accidents among 17 year old drivers that first attended under 17 driving sessions such as ours.

The Under 17's driving sessions are open to anyone aged 12+ that meet our minimum height of 4ft 8ins and are all one to one with qualified driving instructors using dual controlled cars.

Please see our under 17s driving lesson pages for more details on both these events.

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HGV / LGV Driver Training

Learn to drive an HGV with our local team of qualified driving instructors. 

Based in North Dorset our team can help gain either a Category C1, C or C+E drivers licence.

Please contact our team for more details.

HGV Driver Training Gillingham Dorset

B+E Trailer Lessons

Available in this area, please call our customer support team for more details

The government are due to change the law on towing trailers in the UK from November 15th 2021 and you will no longer need to take a B+E driving test in order to tow a trailer up to 3,500kg MAM.

We are still able to offer you training and experience if you feel the need before you tow for the first time as its not as easy as it looks and can be very dangerous for inexperienced drivers.

Towing Tuition

Driving Instructor Training

Become a driving instructor and get your new career on the road with 2nd2None Driving School

We are always on the look out for driving instructors to join the team here at 2nd2None Driving School. We currently teach over 800 pupils every week and demand is growing. We often find our team of instructors turning work away due to full diaries and there simply are not enough driving instructors available for the demand at the moment.

Our Instructor Training Courses are carried out in your local area on a one to one basis so you have the full attention of your assigned Instructor trainer. .

We can even offer self-employment franchised positions here with the driving school once you have qualified as and ADI. We may be able to also provide you with employment if you would prefer this option.

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Meet Your Local Team


Autumn O'Brien

"My driving instructor was James. I really enjoyed my lessons, I particularly liked learning to parallel park I feel like I picked it up quite quickly because I was taught a very easy way to do it.

The lessons were structured well, everything was explained clearly and I always knew what I was doing. It was really easy at the end of every lesson, I booked the next one. I chose this driving school because the company was advertised very well, the website and Facebook page drew me in.


Bethan Naylor

" I have thoroughly enjoyed my driving lessons and my instructors have been very helpful. I struggled to pass my test due to nerves but they didn’t lose faith in me that I could do it and kept me going. 
My instructor was always available and it was easy to get fitted into the diary. I was recommended by friends and had heard good things about the driving school.
I will be recommending the instructors and the school."

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Kaylee Lake

I had Glenn Hollands as my driving instructor and I couldn’t of felt any safer while learning to drive. He made sure I was confident and well prepared for my test, as well as having lots of laughs in the meantime. Thank you so much:)

Kim Williams

James has been absolutely amazing- thank you

Lessons have been great fun, he’s kept calm with me the whole time my nerves were kicking in, over the moon, thanks:)



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Charlotte Crabb

Charlotte said "I've just passed my driving test first time with 2nd2none driving school, I can't thank them enough they've been great. I first started driving at the under 17s driving in Henstridge last year."



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Stephanie Stone

Stephanie said: ''Thank you so much to James for getting me past my driving test second time. I was a very anxious driver and it took a fair bit of encouragement to get my confidence up! Now I'm looking forward to getting out on the road and getting lots more practice in!''


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Poppy Luxford

Poppy said "James is such a good instructor. I really appreciate him understanding my nerves! Highly recommend 2nd2none! Thank you!"



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Kirstie Griffin

Kirstie said " After 20 years and 3 tests I've finally passed.....WITH ZERO MINORS!!!! .....James is fantastic, and really puts you at ease. So happy.....THANK YOU SO MUCH"



Driving Lessons Gillingham Dorset

Ham Roundabout Gillingham

There seems to be a lot of local debate on the correct lane to use at Ham roundabout while traveling from Gillingham to Shaftesbury, so we have created this helpful guide on how we would teach our learner drivers to deal with this roundabout. Ham Roundabout Guide