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Driving Lessons Newcastle Gateshead Middlesbrough Redcar

Searching for Driving Lessons in Newcastle, Gateshead or the North East? Using advanced teaching methods and technology, our certified instructors provide high-quality driving lessons in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Gateshead, Middlesbrough and Redcar that exceed industry standards, enabling you to easily pass your driving test.

Why Choose Us

Experienced Instructors

Our approved driving instructors have years of driving experience.

High
Pass Rate

When we send a student for test, they are equipped to succeed.

Flexible
Scheduling

Flexible scheduling options including evenings and weekends.

Excellent Safety Record

Shifts’ safety record is reflected in our learners’ ability to become confident drivers.

Personalise Your Learning

Tell us about your personality and what you like and dislike.

Experienced Shift Driving Instructors

Experienced Instructors

Our approved driving instructors have years of driving experience.

High Pass Rate

When we send a student for test, they are equipped to succeed.

Flexible Scheduling

Flexible scheduling options including evenings and weekends.

Excellent Safety Record

Shifts’ safety record is reflected in our learners’ ability to become confident drivers.

Personalise Your Learning

Tell us about your personality and what you like and dislike.

Find an instructor
in your area

Our experienced instructors provide driving lessons in Newcastle, Gateshead, Middlesbrough and Redcar. Whether you’re just starting out or want to brush up on your skills, we’ll get you on the road in no time at all.

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The Student App

Increased Pass Rate

Having all of your progress at hand means that you can easily access it with just a touch of a button, keeping the information fresh in your mind

Lesson Logs & Progress

Lesson logs and progress reports allow you to track your progress and review what you have learned during your lessons.

Payments and Reminders

Stay on top of your lessons and payments through automated reminders and notifications, ensuring you never miss a lesson or payment again.

Book Lesson Gaps

Book a last minute slot in your instructors diary without having to contact them directly. Handy for those extra lessons.

Student Reviews

Kirsten ScottPass Plus - September '23

Had a great experience completing my Pass Plus with Shift
Had a great experience completing my Pass Plus with Shift. My instructor was very calm and friendly, making me feel relaxed whilst driving. Would recommend to any learner drivers!

Rosie McLeanLearner Driver - August '23

Amazing driving instructors
Amazing driving instructors, positive and helpful. Would highly recommend

Jordan ChapmanLearner Driver - August '23

Couldn’t praise this driving school more!
Couldn’t praise this driving school more! Incredibly friendly and amazing feedback. Passed first time with absolutely no bother and would absolutely recommend to anyone.

LeoLearner Driver - August '23

First time pass…
Passed on my Test first time thanks to the excellent, top class teaching from Lewis!! Brilliant and professional driving school to learn from… can’t thank them enough!

Abbie RLearner Driver - July '23

Highly Recommended
My Shift driving instructor was fantastic. He was always calm, and gave clear, easy-to-follow instructions which made me feel confident when driving. I passed first time so I would definitely recommend them!

Nathaniel TeggLearner Driver - July '23

Shift helped me pass!
Lewis was a brilliant driving instructor. He was patient, and made me feel comfortable in each lesson. I managed to pass first time because of him. I'd definitely recommend you using Shift if you want to pass.

Thomas DonnellyLearner Driver - July '23

Highly Recommend
Highly recommend. My time with Alex was enjoyable and I was able to get ready for my test with him very quickly and pass first time due to his excellent teaching

Chelsey BellLearner Driver - Jun '23

I have had a couple of Instructors and
I have had a couple of Instructors and was quite put off by them until I found Lewis he’s extremely patient (even when I was dramatic) and they way he taught was so straight forward and efficient which I didn’t have previously he completely put me at ease I couldn’t recommend him enough!!

Georgia PiperLearner Driver - June '23

5 Star Driving School
I had an amazing instructor who was both patient and helpful. I was really nervous and he took the time to help me gain confidence. He was honest and reliable throughout my time at shift and I could not thank him enough. I could also not recommend shift driving school enough they are brilliant.

Steve RLearner Driver - June '23

Alex was very good
Alex was very good. My 17 year old son passed first time with him.

TobyLearner Driver - June '23

Great instructors and a fair amount of flexibility
Could not fault Alex in any way he was amazing instructor who helped me pass, had been driving previously and had taken a break due to COVID restrictions. If I was do my driving exam again I would do my lessons with this company again.

BrettLearner Driver - May '23

Great experience using Shift
Great experience using Shift. Made a very nervous driver very calm. Would highly recommend these guys, especially if you’re a nervous first timer.

NathanLearner Driver - May '23

Super happy with Shift
I’ve been super happy using Shift, Had a poor experience with another instructor when I was 17 which had stopped me picking things up again until now at 32. My nerves were immediately were put at ease on the first lesson and everything after was easy.

Lee RuddickLearner Driver - May '23

Great instructors
Great instructors, very helpful, well trained and informative passed my test easily through this company and would highly recommend to anyone looking for driving lessons.

William CampbellLearner Driver - April '23

Had lessons over a few month period
Had lessons over a few month period and Alex was amazing. Always making sure I understood why I was doing something wrong and very attentive. Easy to talk to as well.

Georgia JohnstoneLearner Driver - April '23

The best of the best!
Instructor was always professional, friendly and always made me feel comfortable. Always looked forward to my lessons. Absolutely recommend!

Pavan NayaniLearner Driver April '23

Great friendly instructor
Great friendly instructor that taught in a concise way that actually made sense and made it easier to learn. Would definitely recommend!

Molly EastonLearner Driver - April '23

Highly Recommend
Instructor was always kind, patient and encouraging. Highly recommend 🙂

Frequently Asked Questions

How much are Driving Lessons?

Our standard rates for Manual Lessons are as follows:
Manual Driving Lessons in Newcastle and Gateshead – £72 for 2 hours
Manual Driving Lessons in Middlesbrough and Redcar – £62 for 2 hours

Our standard rates for Automatic Lessons are as follows:
Automatic  Driving Lessons in Newcastle and Gateshead – £80 for 2 hours
Automatic  Driving Lessons in Middlesbrough and Redcar – £70 for 2 hours

Different areas can sometimes have different pricing. You can check if we cover your area and the prices by clicking here. We also offer Block Bookings, Intensive Driving Lessons, Automatic Driving Lessons and Pass Plus Courses.

What areas do you cover for driving lessons?

We provide driving lessons in Newcastle, Gateshead, Middlesbrough, Redcar and surrounding areas including Jesmond, Dunston, Blaydon, Low Fell, New Marske, Saltburn and Grangetown. You can check if we cover a particular area and the local prices by clicking here.

Where will I go for my first driving lesson?

When getting behind the wheel for the first time, it’s important that the practice areas are suitable but more importantly, safe. For example, if you have booked driving lessons in Newcastle or Gateshead, your instructor may take you to an industrial estate such as Team Valley for your first few lessons until you grasp the basics and can control the car independently.

Can you help with nervous or anxious drivers?

It just so happens that we specialise in nervous and anxious drivers. We want our learners to feel at ease and to leave feeling confident! Our fully qualified driving instructors have years of experience putting learners’ minds at rest through a calm, supportive teaching approach tailored to your needs. So whether you’re booking driving lessons in Newcastle, or even in Middlesbrough, we have an instructor that will be able to help you with this. Please be sure to let us know at the time of booking though so we can allocate you to the most appropriate driving instructor for you.

Do I really need a driving instructor or should I get private tuition?

There is no denying that private tuition can be a useful tool. While it may seem tempting to have a friend or family member provide the majority of your tuition to learn to drive and save some money, taking professional driving lessons in Newcastle, Gateshead, Redcar or Middlesbrough with a qualified instructor is highly recommended. Our instructors can provide objective feedback on your driving abilities without being swayed by personal factors. Approved driving instructors undergo extensive training and testing to earn their certification. They have an in-depth knowledge of road rules, safe driving techniques, and the ability to teach these skills effectively. It is also extremely likely that you will pick up bad driving habits, or out of date techniques.