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Driving Lessons Newcastle

Driving Lessons Newcastle Upon Tyne

In Newcastle, Shift provide comprehensive driver training that encompasses both the fundamentals and advanced techniques. Our exceptional first-time pass rate surpasses the national average, reflecting our commitment to excellence. Whether you’re a novice looking to start your driving journey or seeking to enhance your existing skills, our highly experienced instructors will swiftly guide you towards becoming a safe and proficient driver.

Discover the art of driving in the beautiful city of Newcastle. Book your lessons with Shift today and embark on the path to passing your driving test and attaining your full driver’s license!

Other Locations: Dunston Whickham

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Student Reviews

Would highly recommend
Would highly recommend Shift for anyone wanting to learn to drive. My instructor Alex was amazing, helped me become more confident on the roads and was very patient with me, after being let down by previous instructors Alex was able to work flexibly to me even under a restricted time limit.

Jess MowbrayLearner Driver

Excellent Driving School!
I did my Pass Plus in 7 hours and would highly recommend. I really enjoyed the night time drives and in the city centre, would highly recommend anyone to take Pass Plus as i'ts made me feel alot more confident behind the wheel.

David AllenPass Plus

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.

Brett SterlingLearner Driver

Had a great experience
Had a great experience with instructor Alex, teaching was well done and efficient, helped me pass on my first attempt. Would definitely recommend.

Pavan NayaniLearner Driver

Great Instructors!
I’m writing this honest review to encourage everyone who wants to learn or improve their skills to work with Alex from Shift. Alex is one of the most knowledgeable, serious, hard-working, and excellent at what he does, and I can't thank him enough for being part of my success journey, all the best mate.

Khaled MakkoukLearner Driver

Highly Recommend
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.

Nathan ErringtonLearner Driver

Excellent instructors and felxibility
Could not fault Shift in any way my instructor was amazing who helped me pass, had been driving previously and had taken a break due to COVID restrictions. If I was do my exam again I would use this company again.

Toby GrayLearner Driver

Had lessons over a 2 month period
Had tuition over a few month period and my instructor was amazing. Always making sure I understood why I was doing something wrong and very attentive. Easy to talk to as well. Would definitely recommend to anyone, especially nervous people.

William CampbellLearner Driver

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

Georgia JohnstonLearner Driver

So much more confident!
I did my test through another school and came to Shift for my Pass Plus. I really wish I came with you guys in the first place, I've learned more in one lesson than I did in a month with my other school, maybe I could have saved some money!

Matthew CartwrightPass Plus

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Local Test Centre

Gateshead Test Centre
For those in Newcastle, the closest test centre is Gateshead Test Centre. Our instructors are carefully chosen for their expertise in navigating the modern road challenges, ensuring comprehensive test routes that cover all aspects. With their intricate knowledge of Gateshead and the surrounding areas, you’ll receive top-notch guidance. To begin your journey towards obtaining your driver’s license, simply book your lessons with Shift online today.

Waterside Drive, Dunston, Gateshead, NE11 9HU
Wheelchair Accessible

How many lessons will I need?

The number of lessons you’ll need will depend on your individual circumstances and how quickly you learn. On average, it takes around 40-50 hours to pass the test, but some people may need more or less depending on their previous experience, confidence level, and ability to learn. Bear in mind also that your instructor will only take you for test if they deem you to be ready for it, otherwise they will not allow you to use their vehicle for it.

Do you have female instructors?

Yes, we do have female instructors available. When you book your lessons, you can request a female instructor if you would prefer.

Do you teach test routes?

Your instructor will show you some popular test routes, but they won’t necessarily be the exact routes. Our theory is, when you have finished your training with Shift, you should be able to drive on any road in the United Kingdom. This isn’t to say that your instructor won’t show you any complex roundabouts or hazards in the area though. Its good to know popular landmarks too so you have a good idea of where you are, then you know what to expect.

Is there a long wait for lessons?

We do our best to accommodate all our students’ needs and offer flexible scheduling. However, availability may vary depending on the location and the time of year. Availability at the moment fluctuates quite alot, so you are probably best off giving us a call on 0191 432 4560.

What other areas do you cover?

At the moment we provide lessons in Newcastle, Gateshead and surrounding areas such as Bensham, Blaydon, Dunston, Elswick, Felling, Jesmond, Low Fell, Scottswood and Whickham.. Additionally, we are actively seeking instructors in all areas. Do you know someone who has what it takes? Click here to visit our become an instructor page.