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Automatic Driving Lessons in Shrewsbury

Welcome, to my site I hope you find the information in the pages helpful and informative. Whether or not you have a disability, if you are looking for automatic driving lessons in Shrewsbury or surrounding area please take a look around and see what I have to offer.

ALPHA Automatic is the only driving school in Shropshire, to exclusively, teach in an automatic vehicle, using specialist adaptations, to enable clients with specific needs to learn or return to driving. I am committed to providing client centred coaching for people with specific needs, focusing on a clients abilities NOT disabilities.

I'm a DVSA Approved Driving Instructor with 25 years experience, I specialise in clients with Disability, Specific Educational & Emotional Needs, and I'm trained to Advanced level in mobility & educational needs.

I understand that everyone's situation is individual to them, so please feel free to contact me, and discuss your individual requirements. I can offer advice on Adaptations or Tuition, on a no obligation basis. No hard sell!

(Please note if you contact me on the mobile I'm not always available to talk e.g. if I'm in the middle of a lesson). But I will always phone you back.)

The tuition vehicle, Vauxhall Meriva Automatic, 1.7cdti, the new shape with forward opening rear doors, which gives excellent access, with adaptations, including Hand Controls, Left Foot Gas Pedal and Wireless Secondary Controls.

I have an excellent pass rate, I can provide tuition for:

Practical Test Returning to Driving
Theory Tests Advanced Driver Training
Extended Driving Test Motorway Driving
The Pass Plus Course Drive from Wheelchair customers own vehicle
DVSA Driving Appraisal

Rehabilitation Training after Accident/ illness

Older Driver Improvement DVSA, PDAL & DVLA Assessment
Adaptation Familiarisation    

I am committed to continued professional development and I have taken courses in: Specific Educational Needs, Physical Disability, Hearing Impairment, vehicle adaptations and Drive from Wheelchair. I also have experience teaching client with several conditions including:

  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia
  • Dyscalculia
  • Dysphasia
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • MS
  • ME
  • Aspergers
  • Autistic spectrum
  • Paraplegia
  • Hemiplegia
  • Missing limbs
  • Amputation
  • Stroke
  • Short stature
  • Head injury
  • ADHD & ADD
  • PDD, NOS
  • Hearing impairment
  • Irlen's Syndrome

I am a Founder Member of the Association of Disability Driving Instructors, and a Member of Motor Schools Association, I'm currently on MSA Regional Committee, Disabled Motoring UK, Spinal Injuries Association and Shropshire Disability Network. I am also the former Chairman of Shropshire and Powys, RoSPA Advanced Drivers Association.

I have an excellent reputation and often get referrals from other Approved Driving Instructors, Driving Examiners and Mobility Assessment Centres/Assessors.

DSA Driving Instructor
Motor Schools Association
Pass Plus Courses