U Drive School Of Motoring
1 Flanders Court, Gateshead, County Durham, DH3 1LD
- Freephone: 0808 2252555
- Mob: 07903 835248
1st 4hrs £40 or the 1st 10hrs £135 Manual cars, Beginners only, 20hr Manual Intensive course including practical test £382.Automatic driving Lessons 1st 5 hrs £100.
Driving Lessons all areas covered,
only DSA approved Instructors.
No car sharing, Exclusive one to one tuition,
Pick up at home,college ,or work .
Our Lessons can start from as early as 7am.
1st 4 Hrs £40 or the 1st 10 hrs £135 beginners only in manual cars,
20hr Intensive course including practical test £382,
Automatic Lessons are from £20 per hour.
we also give refresher courses.
Gift vouchers available.
Guaranteed pass course Includes all lessons , 1 theory test
and 1 practical test, to include all lessons until you pass £1299.
All U-Drive instructors are dedicated to help you pass 1st time,
you will learn in comfort, all U-Drive cars are air-conditioned.
You can also learn before you are 17 on our young driver course,
a minimum of 2 hrs at £25 per hour from the age of 14 years,
U-DRIVE cars are insured for pupils from the age of 14. Gift vouchers available.
Services and products
- intensive driving lessons
- motorway driving lessons
- pass plus
- refresher driving lessons
- nervous driver lessons
- driving theory test training
- female driving instructors
- residential driving courses
- Driving Instructor Training
- Young driver Courses
10/10/2013 by OrangeCJ
I found U Drive on yell and called and spoke with Kevin the owner i though he was fine and happy with price etc and booked my intensive course Kevin was sorting the theory test for me. I started my driving on the Monday and theory test was booked for the Saturday i took 1 week off work for the intense course and planned to sit theory and book test following week driving was great the instructor was great (not Kevin) I turned up at 6PM on a Saturday night to sit my theory a time i had questioned with Kevin when he told me, he said it was the right time! IT WAS SHUT! I called Kevin at first was helpful then he began shouting at me blaming me and not wanting to help!!! he then calmed down said after I had finished the 30 hours he would pay the remainder to get me passed as his mistake had slowed me down by around 2 weeks. however when this time came he refused again shouted at me and blamed me he hung up on me twice! His people skills are worse than 0 and his consideration for other people is beyond belief. I have since found a proper driving school and am very happy with them.Report this
First Time Pass
09/09/2013 by GemmaS16
Would Like to say a great big thank you to Nigel who recently taught me to drive! This was the first time i had ever attempted to learn to drive and with the help of Nigel i passed first time within 8 to 9 weeks. He has a great teaching technique which makes things a lot easier to remember and learn. Would definitely recommend this driving school and instructor to anyone who is looking to learn. Thanks again Nigel!!!Report this
Khalil, First attempt pass
04/09/2013 by khalil98
I would like to thank the best instructor NIGEL for all his time which spent in teaching me the optimum way of professional driving. I have passed the test from the first time. His style gives me more confidence in driving and how to take the right decisions in difficult circumstances. Not only he does not teach the person to pass the test but also teach the person the best style of driving. He is very calm and always tries to make you comfortable. I would absolutely recommend him for any person who wants to pass and further training. Again thank you very much NIGEL for your effort you are fantastic and so friendly. Khalil.Report this
Khalil, First attempt pass
04/09/2013 by khalil98
I would like to thank the best instructor NIGEL for all his time which spent in teaching me the optimum way of professional driving. I have passed the test from the first time. His style gives me more confidence in driving and how to take the right decisions in difficult circumstances. Not only he does not teach the person to pass the test but also teach the person the best style of driving. He is very calm and always tries to make you comfortable. I would absolutely recommend him for any person who wants to pass and further training. Again thank you very much NIGEL for your effort. Khalil.Report this
Sophie- brilliant instructor!
09/01/2013 by Sophieex
I have recently passed my test (first time)with the help of Nigel from Udrive, he was totally fantastic, even though i have had lessons with a different driving school about a year ago he made me feel like i had never stopped driving. I passed my test in somewhere around 8 weeks which was great, my confidence was not very high wen i first started with Nigel but he really made me feel comfortable, i could not of asked for a nicer, calmer instructor who managed to teach me so much all at the same time! I would recommend this school to anybody that wants good quality affordable lessons with a fantastic instructor! Thanks again Nigel :)Report this
19/12/2012 by Keira84
Recently i decided to do a driving refresher course as I wanted to buy a car but hadn't had any real driving experience since passing my test 8yrs ago. I had 4x2hr lessons and my driving instructor, Nigel, put me at ease and slowly rebuilt my confidence. I honestly can't praise him enough!!! Booking suitable lesson times was never a problem either and during each lesson i was able to focus on what i considered to be my driving weaknesses. During lessons Nigel answered any questions i had and helpfully advised what to look for when buying my first car as i really didn't have a clue! The man is an absolute genius and i can't thank him enough. I would recommend this driving school to anyone without any qualms :)Report this
Fantastic Instructor, Passed first time.
18/12/2012 by MarkCr
Instructor - Nigel. It was an absolute pleasure learning to drive with Nigel. I set a fairly tight target of wanting to pass before the winter snow hit and therefore ideally on my first attempt, and thanks to a first class instructor I managed it! (By about 2 hours :) ) Nigel was very friendly and extremely helpful with working around my Uni and work commitments and even committed to a very very early morning for my test. His teaching style is very good and having spoken to others about their instructors its no surprise why he has such a high pass rate, its thorough, logical and will teach you not just how to pass your test, but how to drive well. Furthermore if your not swayed enough already, the cars spot on to drive in and a diesel is certainly a big bonus to new drivers. I'd certainly recommend him to anyone looking to drive, particularly if you want to pass first time! Many thanks. MarkReport this
28/11/2012 by jimbotIV
I passed my test today with the excellent instruction from Nigel at U Drive. I picked up driving again recently after a 10 year hiatus and as such was comfortable with many aspects of driving but very rusty on others. I was really impressed by how my instructor tailored the lessons to my needs, helped me gain confidence on some of the trickiest roads in an area that I didn't know and was full of very useful advice on how to become a safer driver and handle different situations. Overall he was friendly and patient and even picked me up from home and uni when I needed- I cannot recommend U Drive enough. Thank you!!Report this
14/11/2012 by jkwg2012
For me U Drive was perfect, It did take me a while to learn to drive. But I am a 2 steps forward 3 steps back kind of person. I was taught by Kevin who was very supportive and PACIENT when teaching me to drive I passed second time with only 4 minors and got told how much of a safe driver I was by my test person. I would reccomend U Drive to anyone who wants to learn how to drive, have fun in the process and not get charged a fourtune.Report this
27/09/2012 by PaulLydon
I have just passed my driving test thanks to Nigel at U Drive. I was very pleased with the tuition. He was very patient, friendly, professional and put me at ease straight away as i was very nervous about learning to drive. I believe that with Nigel, I didn't only learn how to pass my test, but how to become a confident and competent driver. I would very much recommend Nigel to anyone wanting to learn to drive. Thank you Nigel and thank you U Drive.Report this
best way to pass your test
23/09/2012 by adamford91
i started learning to drive when i turned 17 and was bought my first brand new car. after 15 lessons with 2 different driving schools i gave up and stopped learning. 3 years later i traded my car in and treat myself to another new one and i was determined to pass. i passed my theory on june 7th and started with u drive on the 12th. i passed my practical on the 30th. i have kevin ( my uncle ) and i couldn't be happier that i have my license.Report this
12/09/2012 by emmagal
I recently passed my driving test with kevin from U drive. I had been living in newcastle for my job but all my family were in glasgow, i was worried about driving in a city where i was not familiar with the roads but kevin was so calm and friendly that my lessons were fun rather than stressful. He was very honest about when he thought i was ready for my test and got me through my test quickly. Once i had passed he even helped me out with getting a car and was so helpful sorting it all out for me. He ended up not only a driving instructor but a friend as well. I would highly recommend U drive, there is definately not a better driving school out there! Reasonable prices and friendly instructors who want to get you through your test as soon as your ready :)Report this
The best choice
12/09/2012 by emmagal
I recently passed my driving test with kevin from U drive. I had been living in newcastle for my job but all my family were in glasgow, i was worried about driving in a city where i was not familiar with the roads but kevin was so calm and friendly that my lessons were fun rather than stressful. He was very honest about when he thought i was ready for my test and got me through my test quickly. Once i had passed he even helped me out with getting a car and was so helpful sorting it all out for me. He ended up not only a driving instructor but a friend as well. I would highly recommend U drive, there is definately not a better driving school out there! Reasonable prices and friendly instructors who want to get you through your test as soon as your ready and make sure your not only a good driver but a safe one :)Report this
Excellent instructor Nigel!
03/09/2012 by philwatson94
Passed first time thanks to nigel not just for the practical but also the theory with lots of help and guidance. Recieved 2 minors. Nigel did not just teach me how to pass but how to drive correctly! Overall a brilliant instructor; flexible, dedicated, calm and insightful. Highly recomended!Report this
Great Driving School Service
25/08/2012 by Spengu
I recently took lessons with Nigel and passed first time. The service which was provided was fantastic and would recommend this to anyone that is looking around for driving lessons. Very professional but could always rely on him for being there as a friend as well as a instructor.Report this
24/08/2012 by Reddoozer
Have just passed my test yesterday after 20hrs with Kev. After four failed tests with previous instructors and a twelve year gap he got me up to speed in a little over a week with restored confidence. I would HIGHLY recommend his tuition to anyone, his superb teaching methods along with extreme levels of patience are a winning combination even when I had a total meltdown on test day! Cheers mate you're an absolute star!Report this
passed first time :D
10/08/2012 by amyallison
I passed my driving test first time today with the help of Kevin. He is a fantastic instructor, gave me lots of confidence as well as being extremely patient. Put me so much at ease that I didnt even feel nervous before my test. Would recommend to anyone!!!! :)Report this
1st time pass
04/08/2012 by AlecFieldsend
If you are looking for a driving school to help you pass your driving test first time then go with U drive the best driving school in the North East as I passed first time and had a limited amount of driving lessons as I started to learn to drive in June and passed at the end of July. Thanks a lot Kev.Report this
04/08/2012 by Josh_12
I passed last 18 July..thanks to Kevin, u r a fav instructor, keep up ur stylesand techniques in teaching. I just want to let everyone know that Kevin helps me to eliminate my nerve cracking behaviour. He is a good motivator & encourager..To those who wanting to learn to drive I would recommend u to go U-drive. Kevin is reliable & dependable. Absolutely you will pass.He has a magic indeed!!!!!!Report this
passed and pleased
31/07/2012 by frankie89
I have just had my driving test at 8.20am this morning and passed!! thanks to Kevin, he is an amazing instructor, After just 26 hours in total he helped me pass first time. i would recommend this driving school to anyone wanting to pass their test. Thanks Kevin for all of your help and good luck with all of your next victims xReport this
Fantastic and friendly
06/06/2012 by alanatiffin1
I have just had my driving test at 8.20am this morning and passed!! All thanks to Kevin, he is an amazing instructor, will do anything for you and has become a friend. He makes you feel at ease in the car, gives you confidence and never rushes you until you are ready. Kevin is brilliant at what he does and you always have a laugh (even if his jokes are terrible). I would recommend Kevin to anyone and I cant thank him enough for what he has done for me and my family.Report this
14/04/2012 by craig09
Kev has just helped all my dreams come true by being a true professional and a friend When I failed my test the first time and my confidence was low kev gave me the encouragement to go for it again and now I have passed my test I only have one thing to say THANKS KevReport this
Passed first Time
19/03/2012 by Sophie_26
I passed first time today and just thought U Drive and Nigel were excellent. Couldn't have asked for a more hardworking, experienced and friendly instructor. Everyone i know who have went with nigel have passed first time. I would highly recommend!Report this
05/03/2012 by DomD
Just passed a week thursday. Got no minors, has to say something about the quality of teaching going on. Iain is possibly the BEST driving instructor in the North. Highly recommended. Could not thank him more! Cheap prices is also a bonus. Defiantly recommend him to anyone. Thanks so much!Report this
13/02/2012 by DSimpson
I learnt to drive with Kevin and passed with a clean sheet a couple of weeks ago. U Drive provide flexible, well paced and comprehensive lessons with a 100% friendly and patient attitude. I can't recommend U Drive highly enough for any and all learner drivers, would definitely recommend to family and friends too. All-round brilliant service.Report this
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