Learner Drivers

Looking for driving lessons in Barnstaple or the surrounding areas?

As the fast growing training provider in North Devon we help 100’s of students pass their driving test every year!

Our team of highly trained instructors are here to help you get the most our of your training and support you on your journey to freedom!


Delivering driving lessons in Barnstaple, Bideford, Braunton, South Molton and the surrounding areas.


Offering manual and automatic driving lessons for students in North Devon and the surrounding areas.


A diverse range of friendly male and female instructors who care about their students progress.


Online booking service, progress reporting tools and integrated payment system makes managing your training with us easy.


We promise to never give up on you. As long as you are willing to learn we are willing to keep working with you to achieve your goals.

We Are Open 7 Days A Week

We offer weekday and weekend lessons. Availability for weekend lessons maybe limited, so apply today to get a spot on our waiting list. 


Mock Testing

We offer mock testing services for our pupils and for students who are training with other driving schools in the North Devon area. 

Online Training

We are developing interactive online training sessions that compliment your in car training helping you get the most out of your experience. 


Theory Test Pro

We can help you get ready for the theory test, using our online resources, webinars  and apps to ensure you feel ready for the test. 

Package Courses

We offer a range of structured courses for students at various levels during their development. Book your consultation today!

Start your journey today!


Get started today by completing our online contact form to learn more about our services or enrol today and someone from the team will be in touch.


Applications are processed within 72hrs.


We specialise in helping nervous drivers gain confidence.


Collectively we’ve helped over 10’000 students reach their goal of becoming safe drivers.


We offer pick ups and drop offs from Barnstaple, Bideford and Braunton.

Our Courses

Become a safe and confident driver with our range of comprehensive courses for learner drivers and full licence holders.


Theory Test Pro Course

Are you ready to take your theory test but feeling a little nervous or unprepared? Look no further than our Theory Test Training Pro Online Course! This comprehensive 6 hour course, completed with one of our experienced trainers, will provide you with everything you need to pass your theory test with flying colors.



Beginner Driving Lessons

Get on the road to success with our beginner driving course. Led by expert instructors, our comprehensive training program for beginners covers all aspects of driving and includes flexible scheduling and modern vehicles. Book your 2hr starter lesson today. Sign up now and start on your journey to freedom.

From £35.00ph


Professional Mock Test Service

This service is designed to help learners identify and address any weaknesses in their driving skills, so they can go into the actual test feeling confident and prepared. With feedback and evaluation provided by experienced instructors, learners will have the opportunity to practice in a test-like environment, building their confidence and skills before the day of the test. 

From £40.00


360* Assessment Lesson

Elevate your driving skills with our 2 hour 360 assessment lesson. Our experienced instructors provide a comprehensive evaluation, personalised feedback, and a custom training plan to help you pass your test and become a safe, confident driver. You do not need to be a full time student with us to take advantage of our assessment lesson, this is a standalone service open to all customers. 



Fast, Convenient, Safe

We work fast to establish your goals. We then build a training plan that is convenient and built around you. We promise to provide you with a safe and secure environment to work on your goals, learn new skills and build up your confidence on a lesson by lesson basis. 

Modern Tools & Courses

We use a mixture of the latest training tools and resources to help you on your journey to freedom. Our courses have been tailored to meet your needs no matter what stage you are at in the training process. Speak to us today to find the right course for you. 

A Team Who Cares

All our trainers have been trained from the ground up by our team of senior instructors. We support every instructor to help them reach their full potential. We are friendly, approachable trainers that care about your safety both before and after the driving test. 


DVSA Approved Trainers

All our instructors and trainers have been trained to the highest of industry standards, and continually undergo internal and external assessments to maintain those standards. 

Every driving instructor is required to display a valid licence to teach in the window of their vehicle by law.  You can learn more about our governing body and their standards by visiting the DVSA website on GOV.UK.

You can speak to the team if you have specific training needs that require specialist trainers or adaptions to the vehicle to accommodate your training.  


DriveR Education for everyone

We are an equal opportunity training provider, we aim to cater for the needs of all our clients no matter how diverse. Driving is an essential skill that should be open to everyone – no matter their ethnicity, gender, disability or cultural/religious beliefs. Everyone is welcome under the Best Driver Training brand.


Welcoming International Drivers


Supporting the LGBTQ+ Community


Tailored training for patients with physical and mental health needs


Proud to be culturally sensitive


All walks of life should have access to the freedom a licence offers to the holder


Alan Best. What a legend. I learnt with him 26 years ago, my son learnt with him 2 years ago and now my daughter has learnt with him and passed first time this morning. Thank you

Khadine Ruhleman 

A massive thank you to my instructor Carl for getting me through my test … A very informative driver and passes his knowledge on very clearly and informatively.. would recommend him and the best driver training team to anyone… thank you again.”

Aaron Luxton

Thanks so much Carl for the best driving experience I could of have had! Highly recommend!! Wouldn’t of done it without theese guys

Jack Bellamy

Frequently Asked Questions

What areas do you cover?

Our HQ is based in Roundswell Barnstaple, we can offer training to anyone in North Devon or the surrounding areas with lessons starting and finishing from our offices or anywhere within the Barnstaple locality. We currently offer door to door pickup/drop off services for customers based in the Barnstaple, Bideford, Braunton, and South Molton areas but this will need to be agreed with your trainer in advance. As we expand our team of local trainers we hope to add more areas to our pick up and drop off list.

How long is your waiting list?

We aim to process all applications within 72hrs and we can schedule your training to start within 3 weeks of you applying. We are busy training up the next generation of instructors to ensure we can meet the current level of demand for lessons.

How much are your lessons and courses?

We have variable training rates and fees which depend on your preferred training pathway. The cheapest way to get your lessons with us is buy a block of prepaid hours, our hourly rates start from £35 per hour and discounts and concessions are available to eligible students. Speak to the team about your budget and financial circumstances if you are concerned about the affordability of your training.

Do you offer intensive training courses?

We can accommodate semi/intensive training courses, although careful planning and consideration is required when scheduling this type of training as this style of learning is not suitable for everyone. All our intensive training services are delivered by our team of senior trainers. We encourage applicants to get in touch with the team to discuss their training needs in more detail and get a quote for their training before booking a practical driving test or making a decision.

I have specific training needs and requirements - can I still have lessons with you?

We are an equal opportunities training provider. We put you and your needs at the centre of everything we do. If you have any questions about how we can support you with your training then please do get in touch with someone from the team who can organise a personalised training consultation for you. Everyone is welcome at Best Driver Training ✌️


Do I need to pass my theory test before starting my practical training?

No. You can start your practical training as soon as you turn 17 and/or have your provisional driving license issued by the DVLA. We will need to see your license on the first day of your training with us, you are not required to sit theory test training in advance of starting lessons. We do recommend that you start preparing for your theory as soon as you can, if you think you might struggle getting ready for the theory test please speak to someone in the team as you might want to sit our theory test training course

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