Citroen DS3

Having worked in health services for 20 years, I wanted a complete career change.  I wanted a job where I could be outside instead of in an office and something that wasn’t 9 -5.  A leaflet came through the post advertising to become a driving instructor and after an initial interview I realised this was just what I was looking for.

Once I had decided I wanted ot be a Driving Instructor I trained with BSM at their Enfield training centre but was based in Romford and have now been an ADI now for 8 years

A lot of people ask me what is good about the job, I say its a job where you learn something new almost everyday. Not everyone learns in the same way and I love the variety this brings to my day.  Of course the best part is seeing a learner who has never driven before develop through to passing their test, the sense of achievement can’t be measured. 

People have asked me what is the funniest thing that has happened as an instructor and there its lots of things that make me laugh while working. Almost everyday there is something which makes me smile doing this job, either from something a learner has said or done, another driver on the road or the funny things pedestrians do as I watch the world go by from the car.  But simple as it sounds I still find the funnest thing is the look on a learners face as they move the car off for the very first time, the excitement, the shock and horror that they are driving!

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Our Reviews

Antonia Bellwood

Alfie's is an amazing driving school! Bob was absolutely brilliant! He made me feel very at ease and comfortable from day one! I was very nervous in the beginning and now I feel completely comfortable and safe on the road! Massive thanks to Bob! Will be recommend him to everyone!

5.0
2016-10-12T16:21:37+00:00

Alfie's is an amazing driving school! Bob was absolutely brilliant! He made me feel very at ease and comfortable from day one! I was very nervous in the beginning and now I feel completely comfortable and safe on the road! Massive thanks to Bob! Will be recommend him to everyone!

Selena

Selena Passed At Hornchurch With Our instructor Steve
Thank you very much for everything. Lessons were tough, but I enjoyed them and learnt a lot. Steve was a very good instructor. Thank you

5.0
2016-10-18T16:55:56+00:00

Selena Passed At Hornchurch With Our instructor Steve
Thank you very much for everything. Lessons were tough, but I enjoyed them and learnt a lot. Steve was a very good instructor. Thank you

Sonia

Sonia From Rainham Passed At Hornchurch
Richard was the best instructor for me. He is very relaxed and made me feel comfortable. He always helped me to stay calm whenever i got stressed.
Thank you Richard

5.0
2016-10-18T16:54:41+00:00

Sonia From Rainham Passed At Hornchurch
Richard was the best instructor for me. He is very relaxed and made me feel comfortable. He always helped me to stay calm whenever i got stressed.
Thank you Richard

Pippa

Pippa Passed at Hornchurch with our instructor Reg
Thank you to Alfie's Driving School for giving me such a great driving instructor, Reg helped me to become more confident on the road, giving me the guidance I needed to pass my test. Reg managed to stay calm when I got myself into sticky situations which really helped me to feel at ease. I would recommend Reg to anyone!

5.0
2016-10-13T12:17:58+00:00

Pippa Passed at Hornchurch with our instructor Reg
Thank you to Alfie's Driving School for giving me such a great driving instructor, Reg helped me to become more confident on the road, giving me the guidance I needed to pass my test. Reg managed to stay calm when I got myself into sticky situations which really helped me to feel at ease. I would recommend Reg to anyone!

Jessica

Jessica from Romford passed with our instructor Claire
Claire always made sure the lessons were interesting and different which never made me feel bored. She always asked if there was anything i would like to go over or try. Claire is such an amazing instructor and feel sad that our lessons are over. Thanks alot Alfies Driving School I passed first time with 1 minor. Jessica x

5.0
2016-10-13T12:16:57+00:00

Jessica from Romford passed with our instructor Claire
Claire always made sure the lessons were interesting and different which never made me feel bored. She always asked if there was anything i would like to go over or try. Claire is such an amazing instructor and feel sad that our lessons are over. Thanks alot Alfies Driving School I passed first time with 1 minor. Jessica x

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