Bill Plant Driving School
12 Whitely Avenue, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 8WB
- Mob :: 07816 607848
Your Local National Driving School !
Whether it's your first time behind the wheel or you've already started to learn to drive, with the Bill Plant Driving School you'll be one step closer to passing your driving test. Throughout the UK, wherever you live, with our professional and friendly local driving instructors, youll enjoy a relaxed, positive and encouraging environment as you start your driving lessons and begin to learn to drive.
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26/09/2013 by Monic
Don't waist your time. It took them 5 days and 6 phone calls for the instructor to contact me contact me. Then he told me he doesn't have any slots open until 10 days later then 20 minutes befor the first session the instructor calls me saying that he can not cover the area I live in although I have given my post code to their offices and text the instructor himself my full address. And he wasn't even bothered to apologise. Excuse the French but bunch of idiots. The funny thing was when I called their offices to complain, the on the phone told me that I should put it in writing and none of their mangers will take my call! I think even 1 star is too much for themReport this
12/04/2013 by aleena2011
i would recommend derek from bill plant if any one who wants to have lessons from him in the birmingham area he is great and very patience and learns well indeed many thanks to derek as i passed my test first time round with just few lessons : )Report this
12/04/2013 by aleena2011
I had my test today and passed first time with only few lessons,many thanks to my buddy instructor derek was great and would like to say if anyone wants to take lessons from bill plant ask for derek he is the best there is surely funny guy too : )Report this
Complaint - Bill Plant...A disgrace to the profession
19/11/2012 by Nelper
Complaint. My daughter has also found herself out of pocket recently due to a Bill Plant franchise in Derby. Turned up for her test and their car was found to be not road worthy. Brake light not working (no spares carried due to the Bill Plants policy not to carry them). Subsequently they thought it ok to let my daughter then drive the car home without repair. Bill Plant refused to pay any compensation. They demonstrated a total lack of ownership of the situation and accepted no liability for our incurred losses of test fee and further lessons required to new test. Despite our previously spending over £1000 with them for her lessons which did seem to get strung out. Driving instructor Susan Keeton theoretically offered to pay for retest fee of £62, but was never forthcoming with the payment despite several reminders. I feel they're a disgrace to the profession! Would I use them again? No! Would you?Report this
I’ve just been robbed by Bill Plant driving instructor – Mark Hudson Tel: 07881633851
28/09/2012 by BadExperience1
I’ve just been robbed by Bill Plant driving instructor – Mark Hudson Tel: 07881633851 I would like to warn any one talking lessons with the driving instructor Mark Hudson I was put in contact with Mark Hudson thought bill plant driving school. The deal thought Bill Plant was £160 for 10 lessons. To get this deal you have to pay £160 up front to the driving instructor. I did ask for a receipt but he avoided giving me one every time I asked for one. He said he would give it to me next time. This was my first time with a driving instructor. I had previously had some lessons with my husband. From the first few lessons I found out that Mark Hudson is not a good driving instructor. As I told friends and family what I had been doing on the lessons. They said he is stringing the lessons out holding me back. As I had paid the £160 in full I just wanted to Finnish the lessons and book with someone else. I thought things would get better. It would have been awkward to ask for the money back. The following are overall reviews of his teaching attitude & Teaching technique: Punctuality: Mark Hudson’s time keeping is terrible, with no apologies for most of the time he was late. I roughly calculate that his tardiness has wasted a minimum of 50 minutes over the course of the lessons. He messaged just an hour before the lesson stars to change the lesson from 1PM to 2PM. Then he arrived at 3:50PM that day which is about 1 hour and 50 minutes late! And during that 1 hour and 50 minutes he never called, I called him multiple times and every time he said he will be here soon till 3:30PM when I called him again then this time he tried to cancel the lesson with me, I didn’t want that, I spent all the afternoon for nothing but waiting…… Finally he turned up at 3:50PM. Because this I had candled an appointment at 3PM that day with my GP, so on that evening I wanted rearrange a new appointment for the next day with my GP. As the rule of the Bill Plant the cancelation should give 24 hours in advance, but I thought was worth to try. Therefore I called him about 20 hours in advance see if I can cancel the next day’s lesson without charge. He was ok with that and he accepted the cancellation without asking for extra payment, but at the end of day (06-08-2012) he asked for more money for that cancelled lesson. Teaching technique: Mark Hudson brought me to the petrol station to put fuel in his car at the first day of my driving. Is this not supposed to been prepared before the lesson? Mark Hudson brought me to the same train level crossing 4 times on multiple lessons, for which we sat there quietly for 10 -15 minutes at a time. Every time he always asked me to turn the engine off as soon as we got there, even his car has automatic engine off function after certain time standstill. This makes me think he’s prepared to do this, and he did this on purpose which he just wanted to save the fuel. What kind driving instructor not aware of the train crossing times on a route he must drive every day? This crossing is down 45 minutes in every hour. This is roughly another of my 50 minutes wasted! Teaching attitude: Mark Hudson’s patience and general manor was abrupt, not patient enough. He was annoyed with me as a new learner when asking me to do something. This isn't what I’m paying him for? At the last lesson (06-08-2012) he was late again, my husband called him many times with no answer. Then He turned up about 10 minutes later and again with no apologies. This time my husband couldn’t stand him anymore and he was going to question him. When confronted about being late he changed the subject said this lesson is chargeable and he was going to give it for free, because we candled a lesson was within 24 hours, but for this cancellation we did get his permission that without charge otherwise we would never done this. When we tried to clarify these facts with him then he just jumped on the car and drove away and he never ever turns back although we called many times but ended with no answer! I totally speechless from his behaviours I felt like I’ve been robbed!!! I paid for 10 lessons but only 7 lessons worth with such bad teaching attitude & Teaching technique!!! Looking at his name and number on Google and from what he told us. He would seem like a nomadic driving instructor moving from place to place. As more and more people find out about he’s attitude and driving instructing style in one area. He then has to move onto another place as no one wants to have lessons with him. Some people should not be driving instructors and Mark Hudson is one of them. Mark Hudson’s Photo & Bussiness webpage: http://www.freeindex.co.uk/profile(mark-hudson-driver-training-ltd)_261012.htmReport this
27/04/2012 by KevSmith
Im crrently a PDI which means Im a trainee Driving Instructor. We have 3 parts of test to do Terry took me through my Part 2 and without him Id probably still be trying to get through it. Hes a damm good Instructor and Ive certainly learnt a lot from him Kev Smith (PDI)Report this
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