first drive southwest




First Drive Southwest

First Drive was started in 2015 and is now run by David and Will. Both highly respected and highly qualified Instructors. The company was formed in Sidmouth and has expanded into Exeter and the surrounding areas.

First Drive has established itself as one of the leading schools in the area for its friendly approachable coaching backed up with strong qualifications.

With our high record of success for learner drivers we now training instructors to help you share our passion for a job we love.

Being a driving instructor is a rewarding and flexible career path that people from all backgrounds and previous circumstances choose to make.

Coaching people to achieve a life skill is a rewarding job. You get to choose when you work and can fit your work schedule around other commitments or family. You also choose how many hours you work so the sky is the limit for your earnings.

Become your own boss, run a business with your own personality, energy and ideas behind it.

Franchise Benefits if you would like to join First Drive Southwest

  • Strong lesson price
  • Variable contract length
  • Ongoing cpd
  • Access to further training
  • Full ADI support - lesson structure/teaching tools/difficult customers
  • Maternity/paternity perk
  • Franchise fee holiday period
  • Group socials
  • Dividend opportunities
  • Coaching development opportunities - franchise management
  • Referral perk
  • ‘Prize’ draw
  • Strong customer base so never run out of pupils

First Drive Southwest is developing an exciting programme so that you can develop your own business and learn how to train and develop instructors to work for your business. This project will be available shortly, please get in contact for more information.

We offer 1:1 confidential standards check training. This can be used to develop your skills or act as a refresher.

  • RoSPA Diploma
  • Emergency Response
  • 4x4 Instructor
  • Award in Education and Training

I have been to other driving schools but not received the dedication and effort provided here.

Krishan Naik
August 26, 2018

Will was very professional and I could tell he was an expert driving instructor.

Hazel Wong
August 26, 2018

Will is an excellent instructor, currently preparing for my ADI part 2 and he’s a great help. Nothing is too much trouble, he’s very clear and supportive and makes things seem so much easier than first thought.

Selena Aktins
August 26, 2018

It's clear Will has a huge amount of knowledge when it comes to driving and everything that comes with it.

Zacc Tullet
July 13, 2018

Felt the preparation we did and areas we covered left me well prepared for the test as well as being ready for what was to come afterwards.

Dan Orchard
July 13, 2018

Rating of Average of 5 from a total of 5 reviews

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