Warning . . .
They say that imitation is the best form of flattery.
Sometimes it's just dishonest.
The testimonials you see here have previously been copied by other driving schools who simply changed the names and attempted to pass them off as their own. Unfortunately for them, we were able to prove that these are the originals and the owners of those schools faced prosecution.
Trading Standards verified these testimonials as genuine. They were able to contact the people named and confirm that our versions were placed online well before those that were copied.
If a driving school have no genuine testimonials of their own and have to resort to copying the success stories they see here, I'd suggest that you consider how good their training is. Don't waste your money when genuinely superb training is available at reasonable cost.
Proven Success. Experienced Trainers - Dave Hartley and Harry Elkan
Just a small selection of comments from real people who changed their lives and careers with Driving Instructor Training by Harry Elkan and Dave Hartley.
Between us, Harry and I have trained Driving Instructors all over the UK. I have sat in the back seat on countless ADI part 3 tests in places far and wide, and I've met and discussed ADI training with DVSA Senior Examiners all over the country.
I have worked on behalf of Driving Schools who were having trouble getting their franchised instructors through the ADI Part 3, and for individuals who were training independently and struggling terribly, even after paying thousands of pounds to the large National schools.
I have sat in on Part 3 ADI tests in Hull, Blackpool, Birmingham, London, Nottingham, Southampton, Portsmouth, York, Leeds and Sheffield to name a few.
Neither Harry Elkan or I have ever worked for or been franchised to any other Driving School, we have always been independent. We have seen the misery being tied to a large Driving School can bring and how much it costs.
There's absolutely no need to go through that. You can become qualified and remain your own boss.
After all, that's probably the dream you had when you first thought about becoming a Driving Instructor.
What Do People Say?
"I just wanted to thank you for all your help this year with my Part 3! Having spent almost £4000 on Part 3 training and wasting time with hopeless Instructors I finally found your name . . . You told me exactly what i needed to do to pass the test and i passed . . . The time i spent with you not only made me pass the test but made me a good Instructor!"
Ken D, Southampton. Ken now runs his own highly successful Driving School on the South coast
"Special thanks though to the man who really made the difference to my training, Dave Hartley . . . The standard of coaching and the fun way it was delivered was truly great. Not only that, Dave was continually in contact by phone and txt giving me advice and encouragement all along the way – fantastic!"
Gregg C, London. Myself and Harry trained Gregg in London on a 2 day rescue course.
"My name is Gail and thanks to Dave Hartley I am an ADI. I had spent a lot of time money and effort in order to pass my Part 3. The training I had previously received was very poor and lacking in many areas . . . So I rang Dave Hartley and I am so glad I did . . . Recently I have been back up to Hull for my Check Test training. Just as before the training was absolutely brilliant. I would strongly recommend Dave Hartley and his team to anyone, and would be happy to discuss this over the phone"
Gail B, Midlands.
"After having failed my Part 3 twice I felt it was now or never . . . After six hours with Dave it was an eye opening experience on how much was missing from my previous training; their personal approach made all the difference, particularly the night before my test! . . . What a great Christmas present passing my Part 3 was. I now feel I have a future!"
Debra K, York. Harry and I trained Debra in York. She passed first attempt.
"Hi Dave, just want to say thank you for everything, it still hasn't sunk in yet! I thought I'd let you know how much I enjoyed the Part 3 training, I only wish I'd known about you from the start . . . You made it so simple and you really lifted my confidence for Part 3. I'll never forget those words . . . "congratulations, you've passed!"
Heather F, Bradford. I trained Heather in Bradford, another first time pass
"I would like to thank you dearly for your help in helping me to pass my ADI Part 3 test, when I came to you having failed my first attempt I felt that I didn't have the skills or the confidence to even take a second attempt let alone pass. After spending just one day training with you Dave my whole view and approach had changed . . . Thank you for your friendly, reassuring approach and the support I received leading up to and on the day of my test . . . Kind regards, Your friend and fellow ADI (woohoo) !! Lianne"
Lianne W, Leeds. A pleasure Lianne, we enjoyed helping you
"I would like to pay tribute to my trainer, Dave Hartley . . . who in my most humble opinion is the one of the best ADI trainers in the UK. I have no doubt that I would not be here now if it was not for Dave’s support and training. His methods and his advice are absolutely spot on. He is passionate about driving instruction and it shows in his teaching method"
Neil H, Nottingham. I trained Neil in Nottingham and sat in the back seat on his Part 3 test. He passed at the first attempt. I'm sure we'll both remember the test for many years to come. The examiner was a real character!
"I would recommend Dave's teaching to anyone else out there, he has some very positive methods much different to the failure-based teaching that most other trainers seem to offer. He picked up a very rusty wannabe-instructor (me), worked on my Core Competencies and got me to test standard and the result was a pass . . . Cheers Dave!"
Geoff D, Lincoln. I trained Geoff in Lincoln. First time pass.
"Hi Dave, hope you had a safe journey back home. I just wanted to write to you and say thanks for the time you spent with me today. I really enjoyed it and was buzzing all the way back home, I learnt so much in that short time. It was so nice to be working with someone who clearly enjoys what they do. I'm really excited about our future training for my prt 3 because I know I will ultimately be a better instructor for the experience"
RC, Eastbourne. I trained RC in Eastbourne and sat in on his Part 3 test in Southampton which he passed first time. Well done and thanks, it was a pleasure to help.
"Thank you so much for getting me through Part 3. Having previously Trained with a local company for Parts 1 and 2, which cost me a considerable amount of time and money, I was feeling totally demoralised and confused . . . After chatting to you for an hour, things started to fall into place and make sense . . . the support, encouragement and excellent training materials all helped to ensure a first time pass for me . . . The dedication and commitment of the Weelz team is exemplary and I would have no hesitation in recommending you to potential driving instructors"
Jane D, Rotherham
"Many thanks to Dave Hartley and the rest of the team for getting me through the Part 3. It was all or nothing as I was on my third strike, with pink badge running out and no backup career plans. I did some research and found that Dave Hartley came highly recommended, so gave him a call . . . Because he understands what the examiners are looking for, and delivers this knowledge in an intensive yet enjoyable learning environment, I went into my test completely confident of a pass. I have no hesitation in recommending this recovery training to anyone wishing to give their grades a serious boost"
Paul L,North Yorkshire
"After the training i received locally in Aberdeen i failed my ADI Part 3 test twice with scores that were bad to say the least and getting worse . . . I then contacted Dave Hartley who was happy to help out, even over the phone . . . in my opinion without the training i received from Dave and Harry I would never have passed the final test"
Ian N, Aberdeen. Ian was in desperate need of help and travelled to Hull for training with Harry and I. He was a remarkably quick learner but his previous training had been extremely poor. We were delighted when he passed without problem.