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Nigel Slater - Driving Instructor

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Nigel Slater, one of Canterbury's best driving schools ... teaching safe driving for life. For those that have passed their driving test after 1st January 1997 and want to tow a trailer exceeding 750kg, Nigel also offers B + E car and trailer test training, giving the necessary knowledge to tow a trailer with confidence.

Nigel Slater is your local driving instructor for the Canterbury area teaching safe driving for life.

Nigel is a friendly, confident driving instructor with a good sense of humour who will put you at ease the moment you sit in the car for your first lesson.

Based in Canterbury, Nigel Slater has a wealth of experience teaching all ages to drive. He gets people out on the road and enjoying their driving in a car that is comfortable with air conditioning and with the reassurance of dual controls.

 

 

Nigel is a qualified Driving Standards Agency (DSA) Approved Driving Instructor with a pass rate of 52% which is significantly greater than the 40% national average.

Nigel offers the following to all students:

  • 1st lesson free when booking 10 lessons or more
  • Individual and intensive courses
  • Discounts for block bookings
  • Local pick ups from home, work or college
  • Professional quality teaching
  • Initial assessment , theory training and mock tests
  • Pass Plus and motorway training
  • B+E Trailer test training

You can also purchase gift vouchers for lessons with Nigel Slater.

B+E Car and Trailer Test Training

 

Nigel Slater offers quite a unique service - he offers training for those wanting to tow a trailer safely and with confidence. If you passed your test after 1st January 1997 you are only allowed to tow a trailer not exceeding a laden weight of 750kgs - not much use if you want to tow a caravan, double horse box or large boat. Nigel is prepared to travel throughout the Canterbury area and Kent providing his training services.

 

B+E Trailer test training will include;

 

  • Coupling and uncoupling the trailer
  • The reversing exercise
  • The braking exercise
  • The ability to carry out safety checks on your vehicle and trailer
  • The drive

 


 

Call Nigel Slater on: 0800 7810749

Please mention thebestof Canterbury when calling.

 

 

latest reviews

In June 2013, said about Nigel Slater - Driving Instructor

It was a bit daunting at first paying my deposit and wondering what I was letting myself in for. There was no need to worry. During the 1st lesson Nigel made me feel comfortable & confident. He adapted his teaching style to meet my needs. He took into account booking lessons around my shift pattern and budget and nothing was too much trouble. He has a cracking sense of humour and many stories that made the lessons enjoyable. I now feel confident towing a trailer and that I have the knowledge to do this safely. Nigel didn't just teach me techniques to pass the test as some instructors do, he taught me how to drive safely for life. Nigel is very professional, friendly, knowledgeable,resourceful,and passionate about his job. I would recommend him every time.

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In June 2013, said about Nigel Slater - Driving Instructor

From my very first lesson, Nigel made me feel calm and at ease - even though I'm usually quite a nervy person! I felt completely safe in the car, and Nigel gave me confidence with every aspect of driving. From the basics to test-standard, he was always patient and happy to take time to answer questions, and go over any uncertainties. Each lesson was brilliantly planned, and because he knows the roads and area so well, I learnt a huge amount every time we went out. I always looked forward to my driving lessons - he's amicable, easygoing, knows exactly what the test demands, and will teach safe driving not just for the test but for life. Best of all he has a great sense of humour! I'm looking forward to doing the Pass Plus with Nigel, and couldn't recommend him more highly ;)

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In October 2012, said about Nigel Slater - Driving Instructor

My son, Thomas, has just passed his driving test, first time, after having Nigel teach him 'Safe Driving for Life'. Thomas thoroughly enjoyed each lesson with Nigel as he found him extremely easy to get on with and very reassuring. Nigel instilled confidence in Thomas and was firm but kind, ensuring that Thomas understood that it wasn't about passing your test but learning to be a safe driver for life! After passing his test, Thomas said that he was over the moon and extremely grateful to Nigel for all his tuition, patience, care and attention but that he would miss 'catching up' with Nigel for lessons as he thinks he's 'a great bloke'! Thomas will be booking in to do his Pass Plus with Nigel in the next few weeks! Thank you from me too Nigel, as I can see what a good job you did teaching my son, who is a good, confident new driver and I feel very relaxed when being driven by him.

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In September 2012, said about Nigel Slater - Driving Instructor

Nigel’s professionalism was clear right from the start and once he begins to teach, you realise how passionate he is about not just helping people to get through a test, but coaching them to become safe drivers long after they have passed. I did my B+E trailer test with Nigel and cannot fault his tuition - his vast experience, passion for the job and above all sense of humour ensures that what he teaches stays in your head. This and the fact that he has at hand all the equipment and facilities you will need to pass the test (unlike many it seems!) make choosing him a no brainer - I'm confident in recommending his services no matter what category of vehicle you are looking to improve your skills or confidence with. Thanks Nigel!

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In April 2012, said about Nigel Slater - Driving Instructor

David from Ashford here, age 22. Nigel turned me from a nervous unsure driver to a perfectly safe confident driver, after just 2 months I passed both my theory and practical test, with 49/50 on my theory test and 1 minor in my practical test. I would strongly urge any non confident and new drivers to take up driving with Nigel as not only does he teach you how to pass your test, but also how to drive safely and avoid danger.

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In March 2012, said about Nigel Slater - Driving Instructor

I have just passed my B+E (First time) Nigel has been a fantastic instructor, easy to get on with, good sense of humour, got me out of my bad driving habits and telling me when I have done something well, as well as correcting my mistakes. Easy to understand instructions and some helpful tips which not only got me through my test but I will keep in mind for life! Cant recommend highly enough!

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In December 2011, said about Nigel Slater - Driving Instructor

I've just completed my B+E Training with Nigel Slater. I have been driving for ten years and have adopted many bad habits along the way, I needed my B+E to forward my business and it was very important to me that I passed the test. Nigel understood this and was very patient and took me through it step by step with clear instructions throughout. Nigel taught me so much in the three days, skills that I will use for life! I would recommend Nigel to anyone that needs to pass their test! Top guy!

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In October 2011, said about Nigel Slater - Driving Instructor

As a business in Canterbury providing Property Maintenance we needed to add an addition to our driving licence to include B + E trailer training and searched for a local driving instructor providing this service. As a business providing a large range of services we needed to invest into a trailer where we could use this to transport plant and machinery to and from sites. Nigel Slater was chosen and I started my three day intense course around my working activities which suited me down to a tee. Nigel is a knowledgeable person who takes time to explain the course in layman terms, whilst making you improve your current experience too. He makes you confident through your course and on the day of the test which is very comforting. Successfully I passed on the day of my test and can only commend Nigel Slater for his help, support and assistance through this short course. I would highly recommend Nigel Slater for both B + E trailer and driving lessons which are value for money.

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In August 2011, said about Nigel Slater - Driving Instructor

Wow! Nigel thank you so much for all of your help and support to teach me how to tow a trailor. I certainly could not have done it without you! Your sense of humour is fantastic. You are full of stories!haha! I would recommend you to anyone who wants to learn to drive or take their towing test! Thank you sooooooo much!

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In July 2011, said about Nigel Slater - Driving Instructor

I could not have passed without the training. Thank you very much Nigel.

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In November 2010, said about Nigel Slater - Driving Instructor

Nigel is the most fantastic driving instructor and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending him to anyone. I have been driving for 12 years and needed to take my trailer test as I passed after 1997. He is hugely supportive, extremely patient and has a wicked sense of humour. He really has taught me to drive a trailer well and I would never have passed first time if I hadn't had the lessons. He installed confidence in me and took me through the test step by step so on the day I wasn't even nervous. He passionately believes in road safety and this really does rub off on you. Can't praise him enough!! Thanks Nigel!!

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In October 2010, said about Nigel Slater - Driving Instructor

Nigel Slater is a fantastic driving instructor. His great sense of humour and patience always put me at ease in his car. Nigel has taken me through passing my test and completing pass plus, giving me the confidence to drive on my own and with passengers. More importantly he has taught me the consequences of unsafe driving. I would have no hesitation in recommending him. Many thanks to Nigel!

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In July 2010, said about Nigel Slater - Driving Instructor

Nigel was my second driving instructor and by far the best... if it wasn't for him, I would still be taking lessons now! So easy to get on with...and very patient...praised me when I got something right... and would always tell me when I got something wrong.. and would work with me on these areas...I wouldn't need to think twice if anyone asked me to recommened a driving instructor... Nigel would be the person I would say every time! He doesn't just teach you to drive but he also teaches you the skills you need to drive safely...and to arrive alive! A massive thank you to Nigel!

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In March 2010, said about Nigel Slater - Driving Instructor

Nigel got both our boys through the driving test in a most professional manner. With his natural sense of humour he can communicate well with young people especially and impress upon his pupils the critical importance of driving safely. We have no hesitation in recommending Nigel.

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In February 2010, said about Nigel Slater - Driving Instructor

I used Nigel whilst working in Canterbury and found him to be a great instructor. Very patient and easy to talk to! I would highly recommend this driving instructor to anyone wanting to learn how to drive in Canterbury!

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In July 2009, said about Nigel Slater - Driving Instructor

Nigel is a great driving instructor, with a great sense of humour and always one with an off the cuff joke. His car is a very good one for learning to drive in as it has lots of extra mirrors and things. Nigel is always encouraging and makes driving fun. Safe driving for life!

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In July 2009, said about Nigel Slater - Driving Instructor

Nigel is a great instructor. He goes about lessons in a friendly and patient manner which immediately puts you at ease. He provides a fun and relaxed environment and his memory techniques are an excellent method for learning. He has an excellent knowledge of driving with experience in all kinds of vehicles and ensures that pupils learn how to drive safely and confidently. I have no hesitation in recommending Nigel to anyone looking for an instructor.

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In July 2009, said about Nigel Slater - Driving Instructor

Nigel Slater! What more can I say! This driving instructor is of the highest order! He certainly knows how to have a laugh! Personally I rate him higher than Lee Evans on terms with comedy! His slightly twisted sense of humour makes him a genius to learn with! Their is nobody else you should enjoy the experience of learning to drive with than Nigel Slater! He got me through the tough time of finding the biting point with ease and also gave me several tips to overcome the nerves I created when starting to drive! I had 20 lessons with him and I was able to take my test! I can not run out of praise for this man who is such a great man in and out of the car! He is not the kind of man who shouts at you and makes you uncomfortable, he makes sure you feel 110% and then takes the lesson from there. He will have you driving to and from several different places so you experience the dynamics of Kent while learning to drive in what I can honestly say, a car which I wouldn't mind buying myself. MS

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In April 2009, said about Nigel Slater - Driving Instructor

Nigel Slater - well what can I say but he is one of the nicest and most determined driving instructors you will probably ever meet. His dedication and enthusiasm to getting you to pass is incredible and most of all you end up looking forward to his lessons. I have passed now and hope to keep up safe driving for life which I can safely say is all thanks to Nigel. So he is definitely recommended if you want to pass fast and also safely. Thanks again Nigel. Daniel B

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In May 2008, said about Nigel Slater - Driving Instructor

Nigel Slater is a fantastic driving instructor. He is very professional, compassionate, understanding and friendly. Nigel is a brilliant teacher. If you are learning to drive Nigel is the man you need!

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In August 2007, said about Nigel Slater - Driving Instructor

I have no hesitation in recommending Nigel Slater as a driving instructor. He taught my eldest son to drive with a mixture of professionalism, sound knowledge, humour and an understanding of young people.

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In July 2007, said about Nigel Slater - Driving Instructor

With a regular slot on the radio and a reputation as big as he is, Nigel is a genuine, friendly, funny, driving instructor. He really does teach safe driving for life!

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    3 The Ridgeway
    Lympne
    Hythe
    Kent
    CT21 4PW
    T: 0800 7810749
    M: 07956 340022
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