Read Some of Our Customer Reviews.
I passed my driving test this afternoon with Dave Topley from BDS and only had 5 minors! Dave has been amazing with me throughout and really patient with my anxiety and nerves. When I first enquired with BDS, Donna was super helpful and always been on the ball with bookings and test booking, the team are honestly the best and I wouldn’t recommend anyone else! - 27/11/23
My son passed first time with BDS. 20 hour intensive course over a week preceded by some home instruction had him driving within 90 days of his 17th birthday. Donna was a whizz at all of the bookings and administration whilst Simon was highly professional with a brand new car and turned up to each and every appointment bang on time. I can highly recommend BDS on this basis. - 15/11/23
After being told I should look for driving an automatic car as I had bad clutch control from a previous driving instructor ( not from BDS) I lost my confidence to drive! I started lessons with Stephen wild at BDS driving school ( in a manual) and passed second time ( first time was just nerves on my part) I am over the moon and would recommend Stephen to anyone. He is really patient and professional and can tell he is passionate about his job! Thankyou so much Stephen I am over the moon! - 01/11/23
Shane McKenna AAA+ is a really good instructor he has really good patience and is really fun to talk to and funny and teaches you everything you need to know so you drive safely and the propper way and is really supportive and donna is really helpful to if i know anyone that wants to do there driving lessons i will definitely be telling then to go with bds ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 10 star review from me - 28/10/23
Alannah Hazel Smith
BDS helped me find an intensive course that suited me. They were helpful from the start and were extremely flexible with all my requests. I booked my intensive course for January and paid a deposit however my exam dates got moved and with changing circumstances I had to cancel my intensive course. All it took was a message and within a few minutes I received a message back and was offered a full refund. I have had nothing but a positive experience with BDS and would recommend them to anyone wanting to learn to drive. - 28/09/23
Callum Greg Barbour
I spent my time with BDS with an amazing instructor called Shane; He is an incredible instructor and person, we had many lovely chats unrelated to my driving but my driving always took priority in the absolute best way, he was always willing to teach in a way that suited me best and accommodated to my tight schedule with ease. I went from someone who had learnt a bit about driving but was lacking in confidence and a lot of knowledge prior to my time with him to someone who is confident in his abilities and knowledgeable about how to drive, maintain and look after my car all thanks to this man. I will be suggesting him to anyone who is ever learning to drive and Donna who managed a lot of the backend communication and admin was fast, effective and I cannot thank both of them enough for how amazing they have been to me.
Also, I passed first time! - 05/09/23
I passed my driving test I started driving with BDS (Paul) after having so many driving instructors where I wasn’t getting far with my lessons, since being with BDS , I’ve come on so much and today I finally passed my driving test, Paul made me feel so much at ease and less anxious when I was in the car. Thank you so much for teaching me how to drive a getting me where I need to be today! I can now go and enjoy the freedom in the car and not worry about busses anymore! Thank you again! - 31/08/23
passed my driving test first time with Mike, he was brilliant, so understanding and patient, explained everything in full detail and always encouraged me every step of the way. definatly give 5 stars . would highly recommend Mike and BDS to anyone. Thank-you again to Mike for everything. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - 19/08/23
Passed first time, zero faults Passed first time, zero faults with Paul as my instructor. From the first lesson made me feel comfortable and at ease. Always made time for my lesson around work. Cant recommended him enough. - 18/08/23
Couldn’t be happier with my time with BDS BDS are so supportive and dedicated to your driving journey. Shane from BDS especially is an amazing instructor and gets you test ready in the most comfortable and easy way. I passed first time with Shane and couldn’t be happier with my time with BDS 🙂 - 18/08/23
Went above and beyond I booked a driving course with Mandy Kerr. She was incredible. Very patient taught me so much. Went above and beyond and put me at ease. (which isn't easy to do) She is brilliant at being adaptable when it comes to teaching and as a Learning and Development Practitioner I know how much of a valuable skill that y flexibility is. I passed my test thanks to Mandys help and guidance. Thank you so much. - 16/08/23
Passed first time with only 2 minor driving faults on a 15 hours course with Cindy! Highly recommend, Cindy was amazing throughout the whole course and such a beautiful lady inside & out!
Over the moon with my pass & also lovely too have met Cindy💕
Couldn’t recommend her & the Driving school enough! Thank you once again Cindy xxx - 15/08/23
Confidence to pass my test my first time I’ve been having weekly lessons with Dan Jenkins for last 6 months and he is professional, thoughtful and patient. He’s been incredibly supportive and knows what to do and when to do it. He gave me the confidence to pass my test my first time. Dan is an incredible driving instructor and couldn’t recommend him enough! - 14/08/23
Would highly recommended BDS Very helpful company, streamlined everything for me. Dave was great instructor! To the point and honest with me on what points I needed to improve upon. Would highly recommended BDS as a company but especially Dave. Once again thank you for helping me pass first time. - 10/08/23
Absolutely brilliant from start to finish I have learnt to drive with Dave and he has been absolutely brilliant from start to finish. I have passed my test with weekly lessons and feel completely confident with my ability to go out on the roads alone. He has been very helpful when having to swap lessons and always maintained a professional attitude, while being great fun to drive with. Also the office staff have been brilliant with coordinating and arranging test dates. Would definitely recommend this company! - 08/08/23
I PASSED WITH 0 FAULTS Absolutely outstanding experience with my instructor Ian Buckingham. Had a rough year and with added pressure of getting my test passed on me it’s been a struggle. But honestly I can’t thank Ian enough he helped me so much through it all extremely patient, and easy to learn with. Top top man couldn’t recommend him enough! And thanks to Donna at BDS who went above and beyond to help me get a test today when mine got cancelled on Tuesday. I PASSED WITH 0 FAULTS thank you. Great company and Ian instructor you are a special man! - 07/08/23
Great Instructor Flexible lessons, a great instructor, great customer service and support. - 01/08/23
Passed in 6 days My instructor Paul Tilling I can't thank enough excellent driving instructor. Doing my driving test late in life Paul put me at ease and gave me the confidence to pass my test first time,all in 6 days. I would definitely recommend him. - 01/08/23
I just passed my test after doing the 30 hour intensive course with Simon Anson - definitely reccomend as a very patient instructor who is easy-going and explains things very well.
I have found learning to drive probably the hardest thing I've ever done - I left it late in life (38) because of issues relating to my autism, but I really wanted the independence and freedom of being able to drive.
I'd tried several instructors before but the intensive course made such a difference in giving me the confidence behind the wheel, and helped everything click into place. It's definitely the best way to learn if driving doesn't come naturally to you. - 10/07/23
1000% down to earth You can’t get any better then B.D.S 1000% the people teaching you are 1000% down to earth - 30/06/23
Shane helped me become a confident driver From start to finish my instructor made me feel at ease and gave me the confidence to believe in myself. I'm quite a nervous person and struggled to believe I'd accomplish my goals. Shane helped me become a confident driver and had the patience to help me brush up on my weak points from previous instructors. I wouldn't recommend any other driving school to help you achieve passing your test and becoming a confident driver. - 14/06/23
I did a 20 hr intensive driving course with Liz Holding this week. Passed today first time! I would definitely Highly recommend Liz. I have been so apprehensive to drive as ive put it off for years, but the first time i met Liz felt comfortable straight away. She was very patient and efficient the whole time and made me feel at ease being such nervous person. Get yourself booked in! - 09/06/23
Very patient I had Paul as a teacher for 7 months, he is very patient and always put me at ease. I would definitely recommend him to anybody learning to drive and I was very happy to pass first time with him. He is very helpful and calming, he has helped me and my two older sisters pass. He is a great teacher, thankyou Paul 🙂 - 08/06/23
highly recommend My driving instructor Ian Buckingham helped me pass my driving test today. I would highly recommend Ian and bds. - 08/06/23
Just passed my driving test thanks to Paul! Just passed my driving test thanks to Paul! Really impressed and happy with BDS and Paul specifically. I was lucky to have him as my instructor, he was very friendly, patient and knowledgeable. I definitely feel more confident and competent as a driver thanks to his help and guidance! Also lovely to chat with during my lessons, would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for an instructor 🙂 - 04/06/23
Had 20 hours automatic with sue and passed today, she's an amazing instructor, would definitely recommend. Thank you sue. - 30/05/23
I did a 3 day crash course with Mandy Kerr and passed first time, she was a great driving instructor , gave great advise , couldn’t recommend enough, thankyou again for getting me passed you was amazing! - 17/05/23
Would highly recommend BDS My driving instructor was Nicholas and he was absolutely brilliant with getting me test ready, explained things very well and also some good reference points to use too.
Would highly recommend BDS as a company and Nicholas as the instructor. - 10/05/23
LIZ was a great driving instructor. Made the process enjoyable and provided great insight and advice to help me progress my skills ready for the test. B.D.S. made the process prior to starting lessons really easy. great experience! - 02/05/23
Would highly recommend BDS as a company My driving instructor was Russell and he was absolutely brilliant with getting me test ready, explained things very well and also some good reference points to use too.
Would highly recommend BDS as a company and Russell as the instructor. - 29/04/23
Experience with BDS A massive thank you to Emma! I had an excellent experience with BDS would highly recommend it. After having bad experience with another company BDS managed to fit me straight away. I can not thank enough Emma Bird how supportive she is and calm nature. Always managed to fit around my work. If you are a nervous person I would highly recommend going with BDS and Emma . I have passed my test on 30th of march and I couldn't have done it without Emma! thank you so much. Being a BDS student I also got chance to attend free car maintenance course, which I think is really important for new leaners and getting to know the car in more details have definitely helped with my confidence. I would also like to thank you all the trainee instructors who supported me along with Emma! - 09/04/23
Many Thanks Nick! I would like to say a huge thank you to Nick Ochar for helping me pass my driving test in November from the first attempt. Nick was a good instructor, calm and patient he always made me feel at ease and committed to helping me learn and I appreciate it a lot. I couldn’t recommend him anymore. - 01/04/23
Efficient David ,my driving instructor, has proven to be an effective and thorough instructor wouldn't leave any stones unturned. He works with you and try to make arrangements as efficient and effective as possible - 30/03/23
A Big Thankyou to Dave I had an excellent experience with BDS and would highly recommend my instructor Dave Thorpe. As someone who was terrified to start driving, Dave was the ideal instructor for me. He was calm and patient throughout all of my lessons and always put me at ease. I was never afraid to ask questions (no matter how stupid!), and I was never made to feel awkward or pressured when I kept making the same mistakes. Whenever I got disheartened or frustrated with myself, Dave told me not to dwell on past mistakes and to just concentrate on the present which helped me to stay focused. He did everything he could to help me achieve my end goal and we even managed to have a laugh during our lessons. So for me it was a perfectly balanced learning experience!
Aside from the actual lessons themselves, I found booking lessons with BDS to be easy and stress free. It was also very easy to get in touch with Dave who was very accommodating when it came to booking and rearranging lessons, and who ensured that I got every single minute I paid for. He also provided plenty of useful links and resources for both my theory and practical tests.
All in all, I’d highly recommend both Dave and BDS. They helped me to achieve something that seemed impossible to me at the beginning of my journey. - 26/03/23
Amazing Instructor The instructor (Dave) was extremely helpful and understanding. He was very patient when I didn’t understand something and did everything he could to help me out. He was patient which helped me improve lesson by lesson and it meant that I felt comfortable in the lessons. I highly recommend this company to anyone who is looking to pass their test. - 18/03/23
Dave Recommendation Big thanks to Dave for helping me learn to drive. He was really informative, patient and committed to helping me learn and I appreciate it a lot. If anyone is trying to learn to drive and needs a great instructor, Dave is your man. Big thanks to Donna too for helping with the tests! Couldn’t recommend BDS more. - 18/03/23
Shane McKenna Recommendation I had Shane McKenna as my driving instructor and I couldn’t reccomend him enough, He was so calm and patient no matter if I made a mistake, and would always talk to me in detail about how to improve so I know what I need to do next time, my lessons were nothing but enjoyable and I looked forward to them every week, He massively helped with my confidence when driving, and I could not of done it without his learning and support. I passed my test first time with 2 minors due to his teachings. Thank you so much Shane!!! - 13/03/23
Big Thankyou to Mandy I would say a big thankyou to mandy my driving instructor. She has been so patient and always come up with remedies to help me get through my driving lesson. Nothing was to much bother for her she helped me start to finish and got me to pass my driving test can not thank her enough. I would highly recommend DBS driving school one of the best I have been with and I've been with a few. - 12/03/23
Amazing Experience I was extremely nervous to even get in the car. I never thought I’d see myself driving. Paul was so reassuring and a great laugh. I cannot recommend him enough. Not only is he an ace driver, he’s a great teacher.
He was very patient with my lack of confidence and would highly recommend him, especially for anyone more on the nervous side.
BDS as a whole were great to work with, but especially Paul! - 10/03/23
My BDS Experience I would recommend BDS to anyone that would like to start learning or are near to being test ready. After completing a 35 hour intensive course I wasn’t test ready and started to take lessons with Dan Jenkins to persevere. I truly believe if it wasn’t for Dan being my instructor I wouldn’t feel as confident and comfortable on the roads as I do now. Dan is patient, reliable and teaches so well. Every lesson with Dan I succeeded further and my confidence grew so much. You can tell from being in the car with Dan how much he cares about his learners and wants them to succeed. I’m so happy that I’ve passed first time and can’t thank Dan enough for the support, knowledge and guidance he has provided me with! - 09/03/23
I had a great experience with BDS I had a great experience with BDS. Massive thanks to my instructor Stephen Wild who helped me pass my test. He was professional, patient and friendly. He went above and beyond for me. - 08/03/23
Dan - Great Instructor Dan has been great with me on my lessons really helping me find a way that works for me. 100% recommend 1st time pass 🙂 - 06/03/23
David Thorpe was Excellent David Thorpe was an excellent instructor , he was very organised and taught me really well , I wouldn’t have been able to pass without him . I couldn’t recommend him and BDS anymore - 01/03/23
Excellent I can’t recommend BDS enough I had Simon as my instructor and he never gave up on me and gave me the confidence, knowledge and positivity to get me through my test. If you are considering driving lessons or an intensive corse I would definitely recommend BDS - 28/02/23
Couldn’t recommend highly enough! Donna and Mandy made it smooth all the way through and I thoroughly enjoyed it! Could not recommend highly enough. Mandy is an amazing teacher! 10204948293959 out of 5 stars! - 27/02/23
Claire Jane Penfold
Passed my test today after a 20hour automatic crash course with Mike highly recommend 👌 I had previously done 2 test prior and just didn't feel ready or confident. Mike was so calm and understanding he went through everything in such fine detail and went through things I just didn't understand. I 100% recommend Mike. I'm so excited to finally be able to get a car and do family days out. Once again thankyou very much Mike 🥰 - 03/02/23
Passed first time with Cindy she’s amazing couldn’t ask for a better instructor she was calm, relaxed, friendly and a great experience. Don’t hesitate she can get the job done ✅ perfect instructor! Over the moon with my pass today!😊😊😊 thank you Cindy - 26/01/23
Grant J Cleaver
If anyone is looking for a automatic crash course then I would highly recommend BDS because there fantastic and especially my instructor Mandy Kerr I passed first time - 24/01/23
I would like to say a massive thank you to Mandy Kerr for helping me pass my driving test today. An outstanding instructor, calm and patient she always made me feel at ease and knew when I was ready to take my test. Anyone looking to learn how to drive in an automatic, I would highly recommend Mandy. I can’t thank her enough. - 23/01/23
The overall experience was amazing, from starting lessons to sorting test dates out! Shane was very a great instructor and was very flexible when needed. I could not recommend BDS more! - 16/01/23
First time pass with Shayne. Passed me within 6 months in a manual and such a patient instructor. Highly recommend these guys 😊 - 16/12/22
Thanks to the lovely Cindy and her amazing guidance…. I got a first time pass!
Cindy was brilliant and I could not fault her! Thank you again Cindy x - 12/12/22
I had a great experience learning to drive with Russell Wheeler, very patient and I went from having zero experience to passing my test first time six months later. Cheers! - 03/12/22
Donna went beyond and tried her best to find a driving test before my holiday. Sue, my driving instructor, is very helpful, knowledgeable and disciplined instructor. Thank you so much for the tips you’ve shared so I can be a good and safe driver! All the best! ⭐️⭐️ - 01/11/22
I had a great experience using BDS. Dave was patient and very helpful had me passing my test first go. - 25/10/22
Cindy Cookie Knight
First time pass!!
Thank you to Dan, couldn’t of done it without you. It was a pleasure having you as my instructor, super patient with me and always made me feel at ease.
HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - 12/10/22
5 stars to dan the instructor for being patient an working well with time and a great teacher too 100% recommend - 10/10/22
Dan was a wonderful instructor, improved my self confidence massively and kept me calm under pressure, I always looked forward to lessons. Would recommend! - 09/10/22
Five Star Review 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Finally passed my driving test today & all thanks to the support and guidance from Mandy who is a fabulous instructor.
It had been more than a few years since I’d taken lessons so I decided to book a short intensive course and BDS came highly recommended and they did not disappoint! From my initial enquiry with Donna, to be being put in touch with my instructor Mandy, the communication was great and I had all my queries answered and before I knew it I was booked on the right course for me.
As an instructor Mandy was friendly and calm, and had a great way of explaining things to me when I was looking a little confused. Mandy would push me to get the best out of me and ensure that I was driving to the best of my ability which overall has helped me feel more confident on test day!
Thanks Mandy for everything, I will miss our lessons.
For anyone considering learning to drive, look no further than BDS and I’d 100% recommend Mandy as an instructor!! 🚘 - 07/10/22
I highly recommend the instructor Liz Holding for any intensive courses!! I've LOVED learning in her brand new Mazda 3 too with all the cool features😍 (auto handbrake, windscreen HUD, parking camera, etc)
I had a 20hr intensive course over one week, and Liz gave me the confidence, skills, and knowledge to pass first time, having only ridden motorbikes before.
If anyone is thinking about an intensive course, look no further. Get yourself booked in with Liz ASAP!! - 17/09/22
My daughter passed having had Lorna teach her. Very patient and a great instructor. Really helped her having been delayed starting due to Covid. Thoroughly recommend. - 14/09/22
passed first time with Simon on a 5 day course, started with not a lot of confidence and by the end felt very calm in my test - 12/08/22
Passed first time with Mandy, couldn’t have done it without her! I thought I was a lost cause! Couldn’t recommend BDS or Mandy more! If you’re thinking of booking a course do it! So grateful for finally passing x - 30/07/22
My Son has just passed first time with no faults. He had a fabulous instructor (Dave). A perfect result. I would highly recommend this Driving School 👍⭐ - 05/07/22
My instructor Lorna was just amazing! After nearly 2 years because of COVID I passed my test 1st time! Lorna made me feel at ease from the first lesson and was extremely patient and understanding with me. I honestly can’t thank her enough!! - 02/06/22
Very reliable company and don’t take advantage! I wasn’t ready to do my crash course and they gave me a full refund and started the process the same day. Very fast at replying and very understanding. Will be going back when I am ready to do my course 😊 - 31/05/22
I would like to thank Paul Tilling at BDS, for teaching me to drive and helping me pass my test, overcoming my driving nerves. Every lesson was well delivered and also enjoyable. I’d recommended Paul to anyone who wants to learn to drive. He’s patient, calm, friendly and explains things throughly and has no problem going over them until you feel comfortable with no question being too silly. - 03/05/22
did a 20 hour course with liz. was amaxing throughout and lead me on to a pass. thank you so much to liz and i cant wait to get my own transport. - 25/04/22
Thank you BDS and especially to Sue Warrington for helping me built my confidence and was able to pass my driving exam despite of busy schedules that I had. I couldnt have done it without you. She's very professional, patient, friendly, understanding and would go over every part of skills that I need. I would definitely recommend BDS as they have high ratings for passers and great instructors as well. - 31/03/22
B.D.S was a great driving school for me and never made me think twice about quitting or making me feel pressured to drive. Special shout-out to Dave and Emma as I owe my success entirely to them - 03/03/22
I would like to thank norrie for teaching me how to drive and being able to pass my test, great service and definitely would recommend to others, thanks again - 28/02/22
I would like to thank you to my driving instructor Cindy for helping me pass my driving exam. I cannot ask for a better person,thank you for your help,patience and the service was excellent .I highly recommend BDS Blackpool Driving School.Also thank you Donna for your support. - 23/02/22
Absolutely amazing service from start to end. I was extremely nervous about starting my driving and didn't think I could do it, however my driving instructor filled me with confidence and made me believe in myself. I'd really like to thank Mandy for giving me the push I needed to believe in myself. You are truly amazing and I could never thank you for everything you have done for me - 02/02/22
thankyou to my driving instructor I passed my test today something I never believed I could ever do my nerves was insane right at the beginning of this journey but with the help guidance and patience from my instructor mandy who I'm happy too say has now become a friend of mine and non of this would of been possible without her she told me too believe in myself as she believed in me and that is priceless those words when u feel low and not confident gives u that little something that lights a fire in you too push you thankyou for everything mandy most of all thankyou for pushing me and thankyou too team bds too especially Donna for all her help with finding my perfect instructor I would recommend this company too anybody - 29/01/22
Daisy started with BDS last August and yesterday successfully passed her practical test first time. Paul Tiling, her instructor was great, very responsive to text messages and above all cared. He said she was a pleasure to teach, she listened and did what he asked of her and she asked plenty of questions. We would not hesitate to recommend Paul from BDS. - 27/01/22
I’ve Just Passed My Test After Completing A 10 Hour Intense Course With Simon, I Couldn’t Of Done It Without Simons Guidence & Confidence In Me. Simons Got A Great Sense Of Humour And Makes You Feel Totally At Ease! Would Highly Recommend! - 14/01/22
I started driving lessons with BDS back in August 2020 but due to the pandemic it made it take longer for me to be ready for a test. Liz taught me the whole way through and I couldn’t thank her enough for all of the support she offered throughout! I definitely wouldn’t have passed or gained the confidence I did without Liz! Also a massive thank you to Donna for constantly trying to find a cancellation for me! Amazing customer service! Would 10000% recommend. - 13/01/22
BDS has been very accommodating especially during the time when all driving schools were full due to the pandemic. They were also able to arrange my practical test without hassle.
Norrie is a great instructor. She was always patient and polite and never gave out racist remarks. She has been professional and gave constructive criticisms which gave way for me to pass the practical test and get my full driving license.
Thank you! - 13/01/22
I would like to say a massive thank you to B.D.S & my instructor Lorna cuddy.
Lorna was amazing & helped me with my nerves & over thinking ways 😬
She was so patient & really encouraged me to believe in myself.
Thank you so much !!
Beep beep 🚗 - 04/12/21
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Belter simon anson is a wizard would recommend highly - 26/11/21
Would highly recommend BDS. This is the second time that as a family they have taught our sons. Liz with Jonny, and Russell with Henry. Great, reliable and after every lesson we received very helpful points to work on towards the next lesson. Thank you BDS - 20/11/21
I did an intense driving course with Cindy and she was absolutely incredible! I couldn’t recommend anyone better! She is so calming, fun to be around and just makes the whole experience everything you want it to be🥺 I passed first time and it was all thanks to Cindy! Amazing woman🥰 - 12/11/21
I am so happy to have passed my driving test, Mandy has stuck by me after so many lessons and I want to say a massive thank you in pushing me all the way and helping me pass my driving test. She’s a lovely person and she’s so patient but always wants you to get it right every time. Once again thank you so much Mandy and I wish you all the best for the future!!! 😊 - 05/11/21
Had to leave a review about my driving instructor Simon!! I passed my test first time this week!
Cannot recommend Simon enough! He is absolutely brilliant. I had no self confidence whatsoever, and lots of anxiety. Simon put me at ease from minute one! I’ve had a number of instructors , but Simon is the best instructor around! - 22/10/21
had Simon as my instructor and I have to say what a great guy!!!! helped me gain my Road confidence and pass my test first time!!! would 100% recommend 👌 had such great banter and load of laughs but all the hard work pays off. thank you soo much!!!! - 22/10/21
Could not recommend Emma Bird enough! She has been so patient and understanding towards me since my first lesson. If i went back 6 months i never thought I would have passed but i have been given a new confidence with Emma. I had gone with another instructor first but wasn't happy with him and was recommended Emma by a friend. She immediately informed me of a few bad habits I'd been taught from my previous instructor. She makes you feel at ease and doesn't rush you at all and has always remained both professional and friendly towards me!
If you are looking for an instructor then do not hesitate to get in touch with Emma Bird, you will not regret it! Honestly amazing! - 21/10/21
B.D.S are absolutely amazing from start to finish. My driving instructor Norrie Umpleby was just amazing! She was patient, kind & reliable. I would definitely recommend to anyone asking for driving lessons. - 05/10/21
My driving instructor Liz was absolutely amazing, helped me fix every single bad habit i had effectively, highly recommend - 01/10/21
My driving instructor Mike is amazing and helped me out a lot with my driving confidence and Donna has managed to get me booked in to 6 theory tests in 2 months and I have my practical in a few weeks she is truly a gem! - 27/09/21
fantastic team patient and caring,thanks to my wonderful instructor norrie I passed 1st time, this has opened up so much more for me and family,highly recommended - 15/09/21
I'd definitely recommend BDS. I've been with a few companies on and off over the years and BDS were the best.
Due to the pandemic and constant lockdowns interrupting progress, I've had a few instructors as I went from regular lessons to an intense course, and then regular lessons again after another long lockdown and moving to the other side of Blackpool. Paul and Simon were great, I felt like we covered a lot in a short space of time and I was progressing more quickly than I did with previous instructors. They were both easy to get on with. Mandy gets a special shout out though as I really enjoyed my lessons with her and I feel like she's helped me to understand how to be a better driver. I've struggled tremendously with driving anxiety and I feel like she really helped me to control it and feel more at ease. She's patient and easy to get on with and I liked having a female instructor.
I would recommend all the instructors I had, but if driving stresses you right out and you'd feel more relaxed with a female instructor, I would go with Mandy.
And thanks to Donna for trying to get me booked in Asap both times my test was cancelled due to lockdown.
Thanks to the instructors I've had, I can stop being an anxious mess now I've passed! - 02/09/21
had my test today. thank u so much to Chris Hopkins for the driving lessons and helping me. defo recommended him - 25/08/21
Highly recommend BDS Blackpool driving school. I'd like to thank Mandy for teaching me and providing the help and confidence to get through my test. - 15/08/21
Highly recommend BDS driving school.. especially Simon Anson. I booked a 20 hour course with him self. And I passed my test Friday just gone with only 1 minor driving fault. I wouldn't of done this without Simon so I am extremely grateful. Thankyou to everyone at BDS 😊 - 08/08/21
Flawless experience with Emma Bird whilst preparing for my trailer test. Emma was super accommodating with some last minute training before my test. She is knowledgeable, friendly, and most importantly is excellent at her job! She ensures at all times you are comfortable and understand the reasoning behind things. Couldn’t recommend more, if you want someone to help coach you to passing you trailer test, or normal driving test. My brother will be learning with Emma later this year. Thanks again Emma 🙂 - 09/07/21
Thank you for the intensive course with Cindy which resulted in today’s pass first time 🙂 - 01/07/21
Great service ! Emma was a great help in passing my trailer test highly recommended - 30/06/21
Big thanks to Donna and Liz ! Highly recommend ! - 22/06/21
Passed my Driving test today first time, Cindy was amazing from start to finish, she made me feel so comfortable, she was really nice and funny and made the hours driving in the car really pleasent. She put alot of time and effort into teaching me and I'm honestly going to miss her!! Thank you so much for everything!! ❤❤ - 17/06/21
Wholly recommend BDS. Lorna was an exceexcellent teacher, Joel really enjoyed her lessons - 11/06/21
I passed my driving test first time and only one minor with Cindy. Cindy is an amazing driving instructor and really easy to chat to, making the long driving days easy!
Thank you so so much ☺️ xx - 30/05/21
I am very happy with the work they put in for me and the team are great very friendly and great to teach thanks for getting me my pass thanks alot team had two both brill including donna was great to respond etc - 19/05/21
I would highly recommend BDS, namely Paul tilling ! Great guy, brilliant teacher and a fountain of knowledge. Never had a single issue or problem with Paul while out on a lesson.I will definitely be passing his name on to friends and family in the future that require lessons - 12/05/21
I highly recommend BDS. The communication was clear throughout to let me know how my course would take place. My instructor, Mike, was experienced, patient and friendly. Mike encouraged me during my 20-hour course and gave me the confidence to pass first time with zero minors. - 07/05/21
I did 20 hour manual course with liz mckenzie, would recommend to anyone who is in need of passing quickly and also wants to learn properly, I passed first attempt. So the proof is in the pudding ???????? - 06/05/21
Learning to drive with BDS has been a really positive experience despite the chaos of Covid this year. The app is brilliant and I accessed the Theory test materials through this and passed first time. I cannot recommend Paul Tilling and BDS enough, thank you! - 23/12/20
Finally passed my test!! Couldn’t thank Paul Tilling enough! He’s helped me and supported me the whole way and I came out with a pass and only 1 minor!! Definitely recommend, Thank you 🙂 - 22/12/20
Donna is lovely and most helpful. She helped me find a test at short notice due to mine being cancelled. She went above and beyond to help and I can’t thank her enough. The results- PASS - 10/12/20
I had Paul as a driving instructor for about 20 hours was a great experience for me and very helpful communication. Donna was great and a massive help and really friendly I would recommend Blackpool driving school. - 03/12/20
Amazing driving school I’ve Been trying to pass my driving for 7years with a different intructor I found BDS driving school only 4days before my test was due and they have help me so so much that I’ve finally Managed to pass my test Simon my intructor was amazing and very patient with me I 100% recommend BDS driving school to anyone trying to get there licence ???????? - 03/11/20
Passed my test today thanks to BDS and Kevan even with my anxiety he finally got me driving after a lot of patience! I couldn’t of asked for a better instructor! Thankyou all ???? - 23/10/20
Absolutely brilliant team!! Donna is hot on booking the test and sorting out anything that is cancelled or rearranged. And a big thankyou to Cindy my instructor for teaching so brilliantly. I would definitely recommend the driving school and a intensive driving course - 26/09/20
Thank you so much to my instructor Mike. Mike was so patient and calming, yet very informative and helped me so much. Now I've passed my test I'll miss our lessons! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend BDS driving school and Mike. - 22/09/20
BDS were really fabulous, I should of had my course at the start of lockdown, throughout the whole time they kept me informed of everything that they could. My instructor Liz was really patient with me, I don’t always follow the normal way of thinking and Liz adapted to my way of thinking which made my experience so much better, Liz always stayed calm during each session. Liz made the experience very pleasant and enjoyable I am very much looking forward to getting myself a car.
Thanks you BDS and thank you so much Liz ???????? - 15/09/20
Norrie is a superb driving instructor very patient and understanding, I would highly recommend Blackpool Driving School - 10/09/20
Thank you so much to my driving instructor Cindy! After years of on and off driving lessons with different driving instructors, I found Cindy at BDS to be the most patient & helpful instructor. She always made me feel relaxed throughout lessons and helped me finally pass my test!
I would 100% recommend BDS???? - 09/09/20
Danny Volloer Barclay
Emma Bird with BDS, as both a person and instructor, is patient, calm, understanding and a bloody superb teacher. I'm sure she's the only one who could of got me through my test!
(and my wife last year).
Absolute legend of an instructor. Can't recommend her enough.
I did have lessons a few years ago with an instructor in a different area (not BDS), and the difference in how I progressed with Emma compared the other instructor is night and day.
Genuinely bitter sweet to be saying thank you and good bye to her after passing today. - 07/09/20
Amazing stuff, had 12 hrs in total and past with 2 faults. Simon taught be pretty awesome stuff if honest. Good stuff keep it up! - 07/09/20
BDS driving school have been fantastic for me! Simon is wonderful, very patient with me got me passed in no time. Lovely, friendly and re assuring people. Would highly recommend them as a school. If weekly lessons aren’t for you this is definitely the best option ???????? - 03/09/20
Had the best time doing my course, was put at ease and enabled in becoming a competent driver which I simply wasn’t getting from weekly lessons. Can not recommend the whole team enough; everyone I dealt with was so helpful and answered all my questions, booked me in to a local hotel, sorted my test - everything! Special thanks to my instructor Mark! - 28/08/20
Massive thank you to my instructor Paul! Paul has been the most calm, patient and informative instructor. He put me at ease straight away when I began my lessons and always maintained a positive outlook. Paul was always happy to go over any areas I felt were my weakest. I passed my test this morning and it’s down to having a fantastic, very patient instructor! Thank you Paul and Blackpool Driving School! ???? - 24/08/20
Originally had instructor Graham before lockdown, but he retired and then got Cindy who was absolutely amazing at what she does! Donna, the lady behind it all, was great she found both practical and theory tests quickly and everyone was just really welcoming. Would highly recommend for any learner looking for a friendly place to take away any nerves you might have. 12/10 ???????? - 19/08/20
Amy May Bood
Booked a 10 hour intensive course through donna at last minute. The process was easy and really stress free. On the way to my driving course our family car broke down and Cindy from bds drove an hour a way to meet me and pick me up..... when I rang donna to explain the situation and explain I couldnt get there... she didnt hesitate and was more worried about me losing my money. Cindy is a fabulous instructor and is lots of fun but very patient. I didnt pass my test, as I made a silly mistake. I will 100% be back to do my test with B.D.S - 26/02/20
After years of on and off driving lessons with various driving schools, I found Paul Tilling to be the most patient & helpful instructor. Always made me feel at ease throughout lessons and got me to my first time pass! I would highly recommend BDS. - 13/02/20
I cant reccomend Paul Tilling from Blackpool driving school enough, I had debated doing my driving lessons for years as I was terrified and never thought I would drive but after my husband passing first time a few years ago with Paul he told me to just give it a go so I did, Paul made me feel so comfortable and at ease and was an amazing instructor! so I went from never thinking I would drive to also passing first time! A massive thankyou to Paul for all your help and support, I have reccomend you non stop to everyone thinking about doing their driving lessons. - 13/02/20
100% reccomend bds blackpool driving school and my instructor liz McKenzie shes such a lovely person and i felt really comfortable with her I wouldn't of been able to pass without her was just like driving with a friend. thank you so much for everything ????
I'm over the moon I passed 1st time ???????? - 03/02/20
FIVE STAR RATING ????????????????????
If you are looking to pass your theory AND driving test within a VERY short space of time then look no further as B.D.S helped me pass within just 6 days!!!......now that's fantastic considering I'd never drove before!!
I want to thank DONNA for waiting up late to GET me the last possible slot to take my test and and I would also like to give a massive thanks to SIMON my instructor (even tho he's a Liverpool fan and I'm a Man United fan) LOL that didn't get in the way of him going above and beyond to make sure I pass my test.
I would highly recommend B.D.S as the best Driving school around!!
THANK YOU xx
#FiveStarRating - 02/02/20
Had 3/4 driving lessons with liz and I had already had private lessons but liz helped me cut out the couple of bad habits and I was able to pass this morning so grateful that bds was able squeeze me in such sort notice - 30/01/20
Absolutely amazing..... After having trouble with another company....
Bds managed to fit me in last minute
My instructor was Mike he was very patient very supportive very clear with instructions..... Its amazing how much I learnt from him in such a short space of time.... Its a shame I didn't have my full journey with him...
And today I passed my test first time...
I couldn't have done it without Mike.... Thank you so much xx - 20/01/20
???????????????????? I can’t recommend these enough, the tears the tantrums the panic attacks! The wanting to give up and Simon kept me strong kept me going. 20 hour intense corse with an additional 3 hours and I passed on my 2nd attempt
100% recommend! The theory free app is amazing passed straight away with 50/50. The emotion support and the way I’ve been taught to drive is fantastic I honestly owe so much to Simon. Thankyou again for helping me on my way to freedom for me and my daughter 5* service and team I wish I’d done this years ago ???????????????????????????????????? - 16/01/20
Alex 'teddy' Lambe
After having a few lessons , spoke to BDS and they said my driving instructor would be Graham. Graham is fantastic from the moment I got in the car he was calm and supportive but also made me in to a far better driving. Without Graham’s support and help it would of taking me a lot longer to pass, so Thankyou Graham. BDS are a supportive team and can’t thank them enough for their help. - 09/01/20
Would just like to thank my amazing driving instructor Norrie, so easy to get along with made me feel at ease every lesson and pushed me to do better every lesson, would highly recommend her to anyone wanting lessons. - 08/01/20
I did the intense course just before Xmas with Simon and passed first time!! Would definitely recommend this course and Simon to anyone who is putting it off or feels nervous about driving!! Was the best thing I have done, for me and my two girls!! - 08/01/20
Brilliant driving school ????????????????????
Intense lessons are the best
Passed in 19 hours over 5 days with the best instructor Simon. Being 38 isn’t too late.. get it done. Pay a deposit and the rest before you start. Thanks BDS Thanks Simon ???????? - 15/11/19
Pep van Lit
An absolutely brilliant 2 hour refresher course was all I needed to brave the British roads after having only experienced European roads and traffic. Fantastic guidance by the helpful Cindy who had me go over the infamous Bispham roundabout several times during the course. A true recommendation for beginners and those in need of a refresher course alike! - 14/11/19
David Tiny Hodgkinson
i would highly reccommed using B.D.S
driving school. they are a very welcoming and friendly team and allowed me to work at my own pase. would like to say a big thank you to mike for all your patience and guidance. will be intouch soon as its now the wife's turn. - 13/11/19
Would 100% recommend BDS for anyone wanting to learn to drive. Had Liz as my instructor and can honestly say I don’t think I would’ve passed without her. Massive thank you to all of the members at BDS especially Donna for arranging the course and test which fit around me. - 22/10/19
Fantastic reliable service, great contact throughout with Sharon and other team members both online and via the phone. Easy and secure pay method. As for Simon, great sense of humour and very patient, as I didn't pass first time - nerves - sigh. Cannot recommend enough, fit around my work schedule. I took the intensive course as a major refresher first then Simon organised the rest for me afterwards. Thank You so much, will highly recommend B.D.S to everyone! - 22/10/19
Would highly recommend BDS, I done a 25hour course in 5 days and liz my instructor was really good, I did start with another driving school but after so many lessons I wasn’t getting anywhere, so it’s definitely worth it thank you Liz and everyone at BDS - 19/10/19
Had Simon for my intensive course. 1st class, had me passed 1st time. Would highly recommend to anyone who is wanting to pass as quick as I did! Can’t thank him enough. Great, reliable service. 5* - 18/10/19
Thank you so much to bds and Simon for not only teaching me to drive but also for never doubting me, my nerves were shot to bits this morning before I took my test and Simon was brilliant at calming me down and giving the courage to believe I would be ok, its going to make my life so much easier for myself and my kids especially as my partner is away 90% of the time, so essentially I'm doing it on my own and driving will make every day life alot easier, thank you so much I honestly couldn't be happier x - 30/09/19
I would like to say a huge thank you to Liz, she has been absolutely brilliant with me, I would definitely 100% recommend BDS to anybody, Thank you again Liz see you around ???????????? - 26/09/19
good lessons and good instructors - 18/09/19
Becki Louise Austin
amazing!!! simon is fantastic can not thank him enough. very relaxed instructor. passed first time!! thank you so much - 18/09/19
Well what a fantastic driving school, I had norrie and she was an amazing instructor. If your looking to learn and pass in an auto then this is the lady you want to have teaching you. Awesome ???????? - 17/09/19
I had Liz as a driving instructor and found that she is really good with everything, made me feel comfortable from the second I got into her car and thought me some new skills for driving and good tips. I managed to pass my driving test on my first attempt thanks to Liz and I appreciate everything she has done for me, I wish liz all the best in the future and hope to see her again sometime. - 06/09/19
Excellent driving school, tony was fab and helped my son to pass his driving 1st time, thankyou - 28/08/19
I highly recommend this driving school.. Liam Cleary was my driving instructor and he is brilliant I had little faith in myself to passed my driving test and he made me feel comfortable.. with only 14 lessons I passed my test first time!! Thankyou ???? - 12/08/19
Wendy M Taylor
Fantastic driving school, I would 100 % recommend B.D.S. Simon has helped Daniel to gain confidence and he has passed his test today. He has spoken very highly of him throughout and his tuition is 10/10 - 05/08/19
Timaima Naiduki Tamaiqelo
I cannot reccomend my driving instructor Emma Bird enough to get you through your driving till your test. BDS have been brilliant from your first call asking about information and getting the right person to teach you. Thank you to Tony whom I started my lessons with and saw what a nerve wreck I was and Donna for arranging Emma to be my driving instructor till I passed. Emma was good for me she is very patient, calm, polite and always going out of her way to help me, stuck with me for many years and kept pushing me when I sometimes wanted to give up and that's why i stick with her this many years. Very grateful to Emma now I get to drive myself to work and taking my children to school and places when my husband is away. Overall I would happily recommend BDS to anyone as they are brilliant from start till the end. - 20/07/19
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