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Automatic Driving Lessons in Shrewsbury

Alpha Automatic will be restarting driving tuition on the 6th July, the way you previously had tuition is going to change, due to the Coronavirus, please read carefully and if you have any concerns please phone me and we can talk through any issues.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for clients.

Please do NOT come to a lesson if you are experiencing any of the listed symptoms of COVID-19 or you have been in contact with someone who has symptoms of (Coronavirus), cancellation charges will be waived in the event of infection by the virus.

You must wash your hands immediately before your lesson or use hand sanitiser.

Your instructor will meet you outside the vehicle, and from 2 meters will ask you to confirm you feel fit and well, if you have been in contact with someone who has or have had symptoms of Coronavirus.

If it is your 1st lesson your instructor will have asked you to provide an online licence check code. And will ask you to hold up you photocard driving licence so that they can see the details match those from the online check. Please do not hand the photocard to the instructor.

All terms of business and forms needed will be sent to you via email, you will be asked to confirm you agree to all terms of business including amendments, via email.

To ensure the health and safety of all of us, the interior of the tuition vehicle will be kept as clean as possible, with antibacterial/antiviral wipes being used between each lesson to clean all controls surfaces although we will make every effort to sanitise the vehicle, no-one can guarantee the vehicle is 100% free of Coronavirus all cleaning products only claim to be 99% effective.

Mask and Gloves, there is now a legal requirement to wear a Mask/face covering for your driving test, it is your personal choice if you wish to wear gloves, but if you do decide to wear PPE Personal Protection Equipment, you must make sure, it does not interfere with your Observations or Safe handling of the vehicle, this is particularly important if you wear a mask with glass as they may steam up, so if you decide to use PPE please ensure it is appropriate and suitably safe to use.

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