Welcome to Spot On Driving
Spot On Driving is a family run business, that has been providing quality driving tuition in North Dorset for 5 years.
We are really very proud of the excellent Customer Reviews we’ve received from all of our past pupils.
At Spot On, we guarantee that all lessons are carefully planned between the instructor and the learner; therefore, the learner driver clearly understands what they aim to achieve in every lesson.
At the end of each lesson instructors help learners to fill out a Reflective Log. This enables the learner to assess whether they feel that the lesson aims have been achieved, and how they would like to progress in the following lesson. This way the learner driver has control of their own learning.
Customers who choose to learn to drive with Spot On Driving will gain the skills and knowledge to pass their Practical Driving Test, as well as to become a safe driver.
Throughout their lessons they will develop hazard awareness and defensive driving knowledge to stay safe on the roads after passing the test.
10 Hours Driving Tuition For Just £300
Why choose Spot On Driving?
Our instructors are patient, calm and will endeavour to help you to enjoy and feel at ease in your lessons
All lessons are carefully planned to cater for your individual needs, and to enable you to learn at your own pace
You will receive guidance on preparing for your lessons, a video to watch and/or some notes to read. Preparing for lessons is your own choice, but will result in less lessons needed overall, saving you time and money
You will receive support and help with the Theory Test
Instructors are committed to CPD (Continual Professional Development), to ensure that they are teaching using up to date methods and techniques
Throughout your lessons you will develop the skills, not only to pass your driving test, but to become a safe driver
Many Spot On learners pass their driving test on their 1st attempt!
I heard about the theory workshops soon Facebook. I wanted to learn all about the theory and thought that Ann-Maries teaching methods were good. She took her time to explain and ,make sure I understood. I think the most interesting part was learning about the Documents. I’d recommend others come to a theory workshop, it was a a good course.
My main consideration this time around was finding an instructor who was available for what I thought was last minute pre-test tuition.
Ideally the instructor would be professional, quick to find faults in my driving and to find a solution, patient and friendly.
After taking two tests in Norwich you would have thought I was up to a good standard driving wise. When starting my 30 minutes of driving with Eddie it was quite obvious that I had no idea how to actually drive with regards to finding the biting point as previously learnt in a diesel, as well as many safety checks deemed unsafe. So after many hours of driving under my belt, I then had to (with the help of Eddie) change my previous habits and retrain my brain in order to obtain a safe driving standard. With this all going on in a new area, it is safe to say that it was one long, testing weekend for both myself and Eddie.
Eddie was calm throughout my time under his supervision. He was clear with instructions, and extremely good at finding the faults in my driving if it is regarding the clutch, gas, road markings and observations. He calmly identified the issue, found the solution and tried to convey it to me, if I did not understand he would go at it from another direction until I fully understand what he meant. His teaching methods worked. Over the space of 3 days, I started at a stable but unsafe mess to a solid pass. So thank you again, Eddie.
For all the reasons above (and many more) I would 100% recommend spot-on-driving to anyone. If you deem yourself a confident driver and need a little extra help, or if you have been putting driving off for whatever reason, pick up the phone and give them a call.
As I cannot fault Eddie at all, he has worked a miracle over this weekend getting me not only a pass but also up to a good safe driving level.
I heard about this course through Facebook adverts and booked on to a 10-hour course to help me to pass my theory test. Ann-Marie’s teaching methods were very helpful. The most interesting thing I learnt on the course was the difference between the shapes of road signs. I’d recommend a Spot On theory course because it’s given me so much help and confidence. I can’t think of any way the course could be improved. Ann-Marie couldn’t have been more helpful.
Colin from spot on driving school has really helped me to gain confidence with my driving lessons. His patient and calm manner has helped me to focus and has helped me to learn and progress. Colin always gives me positive feedback during and after the lesson, and comments regularly on things that I am doing well, which helps to keep me confident and relaxed during the lesson.
When learning to drive I wanted an instructor who would teach me to be a safe driver, and I wanted to feel like I was always making progress in my lessons. Learning to drive wasn’t as nerve wracking as I expected. My instructors teaching methods were thorough, helpful and they made sense to me. I’d recommend Spot On because Ann-Marie and Colin were calm and helpful.
I’d definitely recommend having a Young Driver lesson because it’s fun and it helps.
The most fun thing I did was moving with a bit of speed and doing a U turn. I’d recommend a lesson like this because it makes it easier when you are older.
I feel really good about my Young Driver lesson with Candy Hardcastle. I managed to cover moving and stopping, clutch skills, steering skills and the turn in the road manoeuvre....all in one session!!! I really enjoyed doing a U turn I’d definitely recommend one of these lessons because it’s useful and fun!
Today I have done Advanced Roundabouts in Yeovil. On top of this I have gone through the McDonalds drive-through. I have enjoyed my lesson and Ann-Marie is always extremely helpful.
Candy is a fab driving instructor! Our lessons are always fun and enjoyable, while still learning a lot. Throughout my lessons I have gained confidence with my driving abilities.
I have been having lessons with Candy for about 2 months now and i have thoroughly enjoyed them so far. She is very understanding and adapts to suit my needs such as the timing for the lesson and where to be picked up from which is really helpful. She is really friendly and i get on with her really well.
I had a lesson with Candy today and I’d definitely recommend Young Driver lessons with Spot On. I covered prepping the car, clutch control and clutch control as well as fixed and pull push steering. I really enjoyed doing the clutch control skills.
I learnt how to move and stop a car, change gear, reverse and turn the car around. I enjoyed the lesson because I learnt how to drive and I didn’t crash! I’d recommend having a Young Driver lesson.
I chose Spot On because I’d heard lots of good reviews and I’d had recommendations. I found that my driving lessons were good and informative. My instructors teaching methods were great, making my lessons seem relaxed. That made learning to drive was easier than I thought it would be. I’d recommend Mike and Spot On because my lessons were very good, always enjoyable and very informative.
I went from struggling to steer round a roundabout to driving from Gillingham to Mere in one lesson. Candy talked me through and I felt confident and safe throughout it. Definitely recommended!
I went on a 3-hour Theory Test course with Spot On. I booked it to make me feel more confident about my theory test. The instructors teaching methods were very useful and the most interesting part for me was learning about how to do the Hazard Perception test. I’d recommend doing a theory course because it made me feel more confident, and I’ll suggest it to my friends.
I knew I was going to use Spot On because my mum knows Ann-Marie and that she has a good reputation. It was important to me that Spot On has a good pass rate. There was a lot more to learn about learning to drive than I thought there would be, but I covered everything and found my instructors teaching methods were very good. I would recommend Spot On because I kept on improving throughout my lessons and passed on my first attempt with lonely 1 minor fault.
We can’t give enough praise to Spot on driving. Our son passed the theory test at his first attempt after having two one to one sessions with Ann-Marie. The practical test was passed yesterday, again at his first attempt. After each lesson the feedback was given of how each lesson went and the progress being made. He found the eLearning very helpful. From start to finish the company have been thoroughly professional regarding timekeeping etc,and we would highly recommend them without hesitation to anyone thinking of booking Spot on Driving.
I’m enjoying my lessons with my Spot On instructor because I feel like she is very understanding and supportive of me in managing my nerves during my lessons. I am gaining confidence every lesson as I feel she makes me feel safe and I am learning to be a safe and independent driver. She is great at explaining and helping me understand how I can improve when I have made mistakes.
Having an understanding instructor, who I got on with, was really important to me when I was choosing which instructor to teach me to drive. It was also important that my instructor have patience with me to get rid of my mistakes and move on from them. During my lessons I realised that Ann-Marie was all calm with any mistakes I made. Her teaching methods were helpful and she kept them easy and simple to understand. I had lessons with other Spot On instructors as well, and I’d recommend them all. They were good, helpful and made learning to drive enjoyable and fun. I passed my theory and driving tests, both on my first attempt, with the help of Spot On.
I had two 2-hour Theory Test lessons with Spot On, and got support leading up to my test. I found the lessons were helpful and I got more understanding about the questions. They helped me get through it and showed me how to answer each question. I learnt a technique for clicking for the hazard perception clips. I knew what I was looking for but the lessons helped me to know more. I found Ann-Marie really helpful and I’d definitely recommend Theory Test Lessons with Spot On. I passed my theory test 1st time!
The most important thing to me when I was choosing a driving school was to be able to get a good and trusting instructor. I also thought it was really important to make sure I can learn to drive really safely and get the full experience of driving. Learning to drive was challenging at times, but I found Ann-Marie’s teaching methods very helpful. I would definitely recommend Spot On because the instructors are amazing.
When I was choosing a driving school to use, my most important criteria was that I receive quality teaching and that my instructor was attentive and friendly. I’d heard of others who were learning with Spot On and they were all good reviews. I’d heard that they were both reliable and very professional. Spot On Driving have a good name and a good pass rate. They have and follow a proper syllabus to complete lesson to lesson. Learning something new is bound to be hard at first. It didn’t come as naturally to me as I thought it would. I got really good practice and extra lessons leading up to my test which helped me to pass! Ann-Marie’s teaching methods were excellent. She picks up on little things so that they don’t turn into bad driving habits. I’d defiantly recommend spot on. Ann-Marie is really good at working out which methods of learning are good for you. I can’t think of anything that could have been done better. I was nervous before my test, but knew I’d covered what I had to learn and could demonstrate good driving in my test.
My husband had a theory lesson last night and he feels so much more confident about going into his test tomorrow. I would highly recommended these lessons. He will definitely have another if he doesn't pass this time, but hopefully he will.
I covered gears, clutch control and pull push steering in my lessons today. I really enjoyed chasing gear and feel good about getting into 4th gear. I'd definitely recommend Young Driver lessons with Spot On Driving.
I worked on gear use today, and slowing from 3rd and 2nd gear to use the controlled roll. I really enjoyed my lesson and the fact that I'm not scared of using the gears. I would recommend my instructor Candy Hardcastle and Spot On Driving for Young Driver lessons.
I learnt how to do an Emergency Stop in my lesson today. The thing I enjoyed the most about my lesson was being able to make 'Toothless' fly when I stopped sharply enough! I'd definitely recommend Spot On Driving for Young Driver lessons.
I covered reversing, driving and reversing through spots and bay parking today. The thing I enjoyed the most was being able to successfully park multiple times. I definitely recommend Spot On Driving and the Young Driver lessons.
I had my first lesson with Spot On Driving On and they helped me to develop important skills straight from the start.
I chose Spot On Driving because they also taught my brother Harry. Learning to drive was as I expected it to be. Ann-Marie was very patient and very knowledgeable and able to encourage me to realise my own capabilities. The Spot On teaching methods were spot on!
I’ve already recommended Spot On Driving to many of my friends because of the patient and encouraging teaching I had. I don’t think anything could be better.
I felt very confident when going into my part 2 practical test due to the guidance and preparation created by Spot On Instructor Training. All areas were covered and practiced well in advance, I feel this gave me complete confidence in myself to take the test without doubting myself. Spot On went out their way to ensure I was up the task of passing this exam first time round which has allowed me to move onto my part 3 swiftly.I’d highly recommend anyone who wants to train to be an instructor to use Spot On.
The most important criteria for me when I was choosing a driving instructor was to find someone who was flexible, in-depth, helpful and puts things in a way that I understand. I also found the modern up-to-date Spot On Driving App a really useful resource. Spot On Driving were friendly, I felt comfortable and I was given some control over my lessons. Learning to drive was so much better than I thought it would be. Ann-Marie made it so easy to learn. Her methods were so helpful and perfect really! I’d definitely recommend Spot On Driving because the methods work incredibly well.
The most important thing to me when I was choosing a driving instructor was to find one who had a good rating and who came recommended to me. I also wanted someone who was friendly, kind and chatty to help put me at ease. I needed an instructor who would understand my needs and difficulties, one who I could build up a good relationship with and feel comfortable with. Learning to drive took me longer than I expected it would, but my instructors methods were amazing. Ann-Marie was very helpful and I would use Spot On Driving again for further training. I would recommend Spot On Driving, the teaching methods are great and Ann-Marie is an amazing instructor and very helpful.
The most important thing for me when I chose an instructor was to find one who was friendly, patient and who would allow me control of choosing what I covered in lessons.
Learning to drive was an excellent experience for me, I really enjoyed my lessons.
My instructors teaching methods were great! They helped me to feel confident and in control.
I’d recommend Spot On Driving because it’s a good driving school and has good instructors. They make you feel good when you do well and let you develop at your own pace.
When choosing someone to teach me how to drive it was important to me that I had a female instructor and one who had a good reputation. I really enjoyed the whole experience of learning to drive, the Spot On Driving teaching methods were really good and friendly. I would recommend Spot On Driving because the teaching ways made me more positive and confident at driving.
The most important thing to me when choosing a driving instructor was to chose one who would teach me to drive safely, as well as to pass my driving test. I wanted to a driving school that could teach me all the skills needed to drive safely. Learning to drive was a bit easier than I expected it to be. Ann-Marie’s teaching methods were really helpful. I found her explanations easy to understand and great for helping me to deal with complex driving situations. I would recommend Spot On Driving to others because Ann-Marie made driving skills simple to understand and stress free.
I wanted to learn to drive safely and this was the important thing to me when I was choosing a driving school to use. It was also important to me that I learnt how to park skilfully. Learning to drive was as I expected it to be. I found Ann-Marie’s teaching methods were useful and thorough. I would recommend Ann-Marie and Spot On Driving because I learnt how to pass my test safely.
When deciding which driving instructor to choose it was important to me that the instructor was recommended, and Ann-Marie was recommended by an examiner from Yeovil Driving Test Centre.
I researched ‘Spot On’ and I realised that this Driving School had a very good presence on social media.
I also wanted an instructor who had a nice car to learn in.
Learning to drive was very similar to what I expected it to be, but I found that the Spot On Driving teaching methods were great.
I would recommend Spot On Driving to others because Ann-Marie was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.
I passed my test on my first attempt with zero faults. I couldn’t have asked for a better instructor.
It was important that I chose an instructor that was nearby to where I live. I wanted to make sure that I got my moneys worth and that the instructor suited my learning to drive needs. I found learning to drive more relaxed and more fun than I expected it to be. The Spot on teaching methods were really helpful and suited my needs and anxiety. I would defiantly recommend Spot On Driving. Ann-Marie is a star and really helped me through it all!
The most important thing when choosing a driving school was one that had a high pass rate, and that the instructor could meet my needs and my way of learning. Learning to drive was easier and more laid back than I thought, because Ann-Marie was so welcoming and supportive. I found her teaching methods to be brilliant!!! She used alternate methods to suit my driving. I would definitely recommend Spot On Driving. Ann-Marie is an amazing driving instructor.
The most important thing when I chose a driving school was that it was close to home, as well as that it had a good pass rate. The friendliness of the instructor was also important to me. I found that learning to drive wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be. The Spot On Driving teaching methods were great. They were easy to understand, and clear and helpful feedback was given. I would recommend Spot On Driving because my instructor was lovely.
"I went from being a nervous on the road to being confident in no time with Ann-Marie’s help. She was really patient with me. Ann-Marie is a great instructor. I would recommend her to anyone.
It was important to me that I went with a driving school that had a really good reputation and that I’d heard good feedback from. Ann-Marie taught my sister and many of my friends to drive and they all had positive things to say. Learning to drive was challenging but fun. I enjoyed all of my lessons. Ann-Marie’s teaching methods suited my style of learning. I passed my test first time with only one minor fault and I am confident that was possible with the help with the instruction I received. I would definitely recommend Spot On Driving.
Ann-Marie was recommended to me and I am so glad she was! She is very good at explaining things and made the lessons fun as well as instructive. The feedback was invaluable, as I knew what I had to practice and what the next lesson plan was going to be. She is very organised and fitted the lessons around my other commitments to suit me. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to others. Thank you once again Ann-Marie, I am loving my independence.
It was important to me that I had a calm instructor who was understanding when someone has never driven before. A few of my friends learnt with Spot On and recommended them to me. I also felt it was important to choose someone who would take the time to understand my learning habits, which Ann-Marie did really well. Learning to drive was much more calming than I expected it to be. Ann-Marie's teaching methods were easy to follow and understand. I never felt pushed and could go at my own pace. I’d recommend Spot On Driving because I felt at ease learning to drive. Spot On had good methods, and was understanding and calm.
I found the Spot On methods of teaching were amazing. I could not have asked for anything better. I definitely recommend them because I passed my test first time with only 2 minors.
Ann-Marie was a brilliant driving instructor. I passed my theory test and my driving test first time, and with only 1 minor fault. I would recommend Spot On because could not have asked for any better.
The most important thing when choosing a driving school was choosing one that was recommended to me. It was also important that my instructor was local and I really wanted a female instructor. Learning to drive was easier than I expected it to be. The Spot On Driving teaching methods were clear and Ann-Marie calmed me down when I was nervous. I’d recommend Spot On Driving to others because I passed my test 1st time and I had fun learning.
My Driving Instructor Ann-Marie built my confidence and I felt her teaching methods helped me to feel more confident and prepared not just for my test but driving thereafter. Ann-Marie’s Spot On Driving app was also very helpful and made me more confident with my theory. She is a great instructor I would recommend her to everyone.
I’m so glad I chose to learn how to drive with Spot On Driving. Ann-Marie is an absolutely amazing driving instructor. Never once did I feel uncomfortable, made learning easy and I passed first time. I Highly recommend Spot On without a doubt. Thank you so much for everything.
Having driving lessons with Spot On has been really enjoyable and helpful. I feel like I now know how to drive properly and safely. She doesn’t only cover the basis but goes that extra mile! I would recommend Spot On Driving because I couldn’t have asked for a better driving instructor.
Ann-Marie was the best driving instructor ever. I feel that I progressed quickly with the teaching methods that were used. I would recommend Spot On because I enjoyed every single one of my lessons.
The most important thing when choosing a driving school was that they would be reliable, patient, understanding and consistent. I got on well with my instructor, Ann-Marie, and driving lessons were fun. Learning to drive was more enjoyable than I originally thought it would be, and not as scary. Ann-Marie’s teaching methods were very useful and I especially liked the lesson notes and videos on the Spot On App. I would recommend Spot On Driving to others as they were always consistent, reliable and give 100%.
Ann-Marie is an amazing instructor…she gave me confidence I never thought I had. She really put my mind at ease and always goes the extra mile. Thank you so much for getting me through my test and believing in me. My son is ecstatic. Thank you.
I chose Spot On to teach me to drive from a recommendation from a friend, who was also learning with Spot On. I found that my driving lessons with were excellent. I would recommend because I learnt to drive well, and not just to pass my driving test.
I would recommend them because I felt that everything was covered thoroughly and Ann-Marie was very supportive throughout. I also loved the Ed Sheeran background music!
When I chose who to learn how to drive with it was important to me that the instructor was someone that had been recommended to me. A few of my friends had already learnt to drive with Spot On and I had heard really good comments from them. It was also important to me that the instructor was calm, patient and understanding. I found learning to drive was good fun and I looked forward to my lessons. The teaching methods used were adapted to suit my needs, which made learning easier than I expected. I would definitely recommend Spot On Driving because I passed my test first time. I feel that I was well prepared for my test and for driving on my own.
I needed an instructor who was patient, clear and supportive to enable me to develop my confidence as well as my skills. From the Spot On website it was clear that Ann-Marie would fit the bill. Ann-Marie being able to tailor a programme based around my busy work schedule, and her being local to me where other important factors in choosing Spot On Driving. I was a little worried about learning to drive – however it turned out to be a thoroughly enjoyable experience, and I am proud of the standard of driving skill that I have achieved. I found Ann-Marie’s teaching methods to be spot on! She is excellent at identifying areas for improvement and working clearly, and calmly, to improve them, employing a wide range of exercises addressing different styles of learning. I would absolutely recommend Spot On Driving because Ann-Marie is friendly, clear, calm, patient – excellent.
I decided to book lessons with Spot On Driving after the brilliant reports I’d heard from friends, and it was a great decision. I feel like the lessons taught me not only how to pass my test but also how to deal with real life driving.
I went from being pretty nervous on the roads to really enjoying learning to drive. I would recommend Spot On and would like to thank Ann-Marie for teaching me and giving me so much confidence.
Ann-Marie is such a brilliant driving instructor. I would recommend Spot On Driving because I always felt completely safe in my driving lessons. The teaching methods used endured that I understood what I was doing, and I had a great time while I was learning.
Ann-Marie has been a fab instructor; she made sure everything was covered in great detail to help me pass my test first time with a great result. I would recommend Spot On to anyone.
The most important thing to me when I was choosing an instructor was to have one that was understanding of how nervous I may be.
It was also important to me that my driving instructor was friendly and patient, and that I felt I was getting good value. Learning to drive was a lot more enjoyable than I imagined it would be, and Ann-Marie’s teaching methods were very in-depth. I found this to be useful because I learnt how to tackle different situations. I would recommend Spot On Driving because I felt like I received the best methods and knowledge.
The most important thing in choosing a driving school for me was to have a an instructor who would give me thorough instruction with a focus on safety, as well as an approach that was confidence boosting. It was also important to me that my instructor was friendly and had a good pass rate. Learning to drive was as hard as I thought it would be, but Ann-Marie's teaching methods were professional, reassuring and thorough. I would recommend Spot On Driving because I had a very positive experience.
I chose Spot On Driving because I wanted to learn to drive safely and confidently. Also I wanted to have a friendly instructor. I found learning to drive to be a lot more fun than I expected with my driving instructor Ann-Marie Winterburn. Her teaching methods were brilliant, they were clear to follow and to remember. I'd definitely recommend Spot On Driving because I feel that Ive been taught to be ready to drive safely on my own.
The most important thing when choosing a driving school was that I found an instructor who was efficient, professional and organised. I also wanted a friendly instructor from a driving school that had a good success rate. While learning to drive I realised that a lot of the basic skills I learnt initially can be used for more complex, advanced driving. Ann-marie’s teaching methods were extremely useful and effective. I was impressed with the resources available to me through Spot On Driving. I would recommend Spot On Driving to others because the instructors are very qualified, provide a lot of learning resources and are friendly.
The most important thing when choosing a driving instructor was to find someone who is patient, flexible and available. I also needed an instructor who can deal with very nervous and anxious learners. I found learning to drive a lot more nerve wracking, stressful and harder than I thought it would be. My instructors teaching methods were amazing! I ended up with a full week of lessons which really helped me. I would not have passed today if it wasn't for Ann-Marie. I'd recommend Spot On Driving to everyone. I've had a lot of other instructors and I found that Ann-Marie's teaching methods make the most sense.
The most important thing for me when choosing a driving instructor was that the instructor had a great recommendation from another student. It was also important that the instructor had availability to fit me in for lessons. I found learning to drive was harder that I thought it would be, and a longer process than I imagined. My instructors teaching methods were good though, and any criticism was positive. I would recommend Spot On because preparation for my driving test was very good.
The most important thing to me when I chose a driving instructor was to have an instructor who had a thorough teaching method with emphasis on being prepared rather than rushed. It was also important to me that lessons were flexible for other commitments such as school. Learning to drive was harder that I expected ti would be, but I liked the step by step method that Ann-Marie used to teach driving. I found the information in the Spot On Driving App particularly useful. I would recommend Ann-Marie and Spot On Driving because you will save time and money by doing your test with an efficient, experienced and friendly instructor!