Student Feedback - Driving lessons in Folkestone


A selection of happy clients

On her Christmas break from Uni

0 3 January 2019 

Maya’s feedback:

Peter has been the most patient, understanding and reliable instructor I could have ever asked for. He’s been incredibly helpful in fixing my bad habits without getting angry and has helped me become a safe and ‘proper’ driver. He has been flexible and accommodating when I had to return to Uni and worked out a schedule that fitted my timetable. I would, without a single doubt, recommend him if you want to not only pass your driving test but set solid and safe foundations to start you off on your driving journey.
Maya Gurung

Excellent work from Elise Layton

11 December 2018

Can’t thank Peter enough for all he’s done to help me pass my driving test! He’s been an excellent instructor and was always very calm and patient in my lessons. He helped me build my confidence behind the wheel and always made lessons fun, enjoyable and engaging. He was very adaptable and understanding to things that I struggled with and made me look forward to each lesson I had. From his extremely experienced knowledge of the road Peter provides you with all the knowledge you need to be a safe and good driver. He was always very flexible with times for my lessons and was very understanding of my tight school schedule and helped me to work my driving lessons around it. I would without a doubt recommend Peter to anyone who wants to learn to drive. Thanks for everything Peter, I couldn’t have done it without you!

A well deserved pass from Katie Filmer

05 September 2018  

Huge level of thanks to Peter for getting me through to my test with only two faults. He’s been calm, patient and supportive throughout my lessons to prepare me for my test-ready self passing on the 5th September 2018. He’s converted me from being an anxious and nervous learner into a relaxed and steady driver. Being a rheumatoid arthritis sufferer, he’s been able to adapt to my condition and work with me, which was a real bonus. I’d thoroughly recommend Peter as a driving instructor to anyone!

Great pass from George Ansell
03 September 2018  

I simply cannot thank Peter enough for helping me past my test First Time. From me starting as an angry and rushed novice to developing into a calm and assured driver, all due to the helpful and calm guidance from Peter. Before learning to drive I would have thought that driving lessons would be tedious and boring, however Peter constantly made them fun and engaging, changing my outlook on learning to drive.  Once again, many thanks, Peter.

I would simply not have been able to pass without him!

A  wonderful pass for Kerry Williams
First time with an extra examiner in the back!

29 June 2018

It is a dream ☺️☺️☺️☺️

Here’s my testimonial...
I simply cannot thank Peter enough for all his support and encouragement. My lessons were fun and enjoyable and I felt Peter always took the time to explain things and build my confidence. Peter is an excellent instructor, a great teacher and a really lovely guy, I couldn’t recommend him enough!
I can write lots more but I’m not sure how much I should ramble on! xxxx 

22 June 2018
Zero faults!

Hi Peter,
I just wanted to say thank you for everything first - because I couldn’t have done it without you! I have attached some driving feedback.
Peter was absolutely brilliant and went above and beyond to ensure I passed first time with 0 faults. Without Peter’s patience and motivation I would never have gained the confidence to drive. He’s a great person and so easy to get along with when driving and I’ve learned to enjoy it, thanks to Peter. I would recommend him to anyone and everyone! Thank you so much Peter. Keep in touch and hopefully I’ll see you on the road very soon. Thank you again, I won’t forget these lessons! ;) Brad

Daisy Yeoman

19 April 2018

1st time for Daisy

Thank you so much to Peter for helping me pass my driving test first time.  When I first started driving I would forget everything between lessons, but Peter was very patient and helped me gain confidence and enjoy my driving.  I would highly recommend him to anyone.  Daisy  

Dominik Calus

23 January 2018

One very happy German

Thank you very much Peter, it’s been a great pleasure driving with you. You stand out as having the patience of a saint, giving clear and easy to follow instructions as well as being a great bloke to spend 20+ hours in a car with. Highly recommended!!


Emily January

18 December 2017

Success for Emily

I’d never particularly planned on learning to drive until I was forced to by life. I’ve always struggled with spacial awareness so I was pretty nervous about starting, but Peter put me at ease.  I definitely felt like I was being pushed in my lessons, but never too far, always building on what I’d already learnt.

I would definitely recommend Peter to people looking for driving lessons in Folkestone.  In teaching me to drive he helped me to do something I never thought I would.

Happy New Year!  Emily


Oliver Neely

21 November 2017

Easy for Oliver

1st time pass / 1 driver fault

Peter is extremely experienced with driving instruction in Folkestone, not just in what it takes to pass the test first time but what it takes to be a good and safe driver. His process is very thorough in making sure that you gain all of the knowledge and experience to effectively take on the driving test. Peter provides this information in easy to understand and digest sheets that can be used to refer to at any time.  And all those little extras help to make sure that you end up a well-rounded driver with all the experience you need.  Oliver


Devi Patel

13 July 2017

1st time for Devi 

What can I say, I am lost for words!  Peter has been absolutely AMAZING!  He has had the patience of a Saint and has always kept me going when I thought that  I could never do it.  The encouragement and positive attitude will never be forgotten.  Peter, I will never be able to thank you enough for allowing me to be free and for the sheer patience, understanding and support.  I will never forget our first lesson and I certainly will never forget our last.  THANK YOU!!


Caitlyn Humbles

07 July 2017

Well deserved

I joined Peter after already having previous driving lessons and being from outside of Folkestone, but he helped massively and always emphasized becoming a 'driver' rather than a learner!  He's hilarious, honest and super helpful.  I would highly recommend Peter to anyone who's willing to give 100% and definitely get it back - with a laugh along the way! 


Dan Yakovenko

17 July 2-018

1st time for the mad Russian!

Full of banter, non-judgmental, simply amazing, and a right old laugh :) Peter will guide you from the very first stages of not being able to drive off in a manual to screaming "GAS!!" as your terrified eyes see the rev counter in the red zone.  Not many driving instructors will possess the understanding of individual needs and awareness of the fact that you might just not be having a good day, and be willing to slow and break down the learning process to compensate. Peter has this ability which make me feel very lucky to have chosen him as my instructor.  Whether you're cocky or anxious about your own driving, Pete will make you feel at home, humble you, make you smile and, nonetheless, teach you to drive!  A great character as well as teacher; I would recommend him to anyone starting out!

~ Dan Yakovenko


Matt Sayer

11 July 2017

Mr cool does well!

Thank you so much for teaching me to drive safely but also making each lesson enjoyable!  I'm loving driving now that I've passed and I still hear you in my car telling me what I should be doing!  Couldn't recommend you more to my friends, as long as they can stand the occasional singing :)  Thanks!!  

Chris Walton

29 June 2017

1st time for Chris

My first instructor destroyed my confidence and I never thought I would pass my test, but thanks to Peter and the way he teaches my confidence was restored.  I passed first time and even now I am reminded of the correct manouvres thanks to the way this man teaches.  I can’t thank you enough Peter - you’re a legend!


Kerri Williams

08 May 2017

Nailed it!

Thank you so much Peter Blight for being the best driving instructor ever!  You had the patience, confidence and cracking personality to get me to the end and a first time pass.  I will forever be grateful for the massive change you've made in my life.  Kerri x

Praraj Selkar

31 March   2017

A 1st for Praraj

Got a first time pass and still don't know how!  I couldn't have done it without the help of Peter.  Not only was he a great teacher, but also he was a great person who believed in me at times when I didn't myself.  He always made the lessons fun and installed a lot of confidence into me.  I highly recommend Peter for anyone who wants to learn how to drive.

Callum Redman

22 March 2017

Cerebral Palsy?  No problem!

I have nothing but thanks for Peter for teaching me how to drive.  When I started I was unsure on how well I would be able to drive, and if it was even possible! Peter is an excellent teacher and will take time with any student to ensure they are getting the best teaching possible.  Having Peter as my instructor allowed me pass first time and I couldn't be happier!  Thanks for everything, Peter. Callum

Owen Oclee

27 December 2016

1st go for Owen

Peter is a brilliant teacher who put my mind at ease from the get-go and gave me the confidence to pass first time with only two minors.  It's impossible not to get along with Peter, he's very friendly and easy to talk to which is exactly what you need when you're sat nervously on your first lesson as I was!  I can't recommend him enough, thank you Peter!

Something different...

5 November passes 

Something different from the usual testimonials.  Five pupils that passed their tests with confidence and not a little skill.  Jade Townley, Morgan Sheller, Shaun Forster,  Bradley Howell and Connor Tagg.  They were all welcome - and all a little different from my usual clients.  Morgan liked to smile a lot, Jade was just a little chaotic, Brad was always over-confident but finally got a grip on it, Shaun was full of chat, and Connor was in a local band and thought he was a rock star  :)  All interesting pupils to have in my car.  I looked forward to the challenge, but they in the end they all wanted to become good drivers - very important to enjoying your lessons and the anticipation of knowing when you pass your test you are going to be a safe and responsible driver for life.


Kate Batson

15 July 2016

Did herself proud!

I passed my practical test first time and honestly would not have been able to do it without the help of Peter.  Always full of conversation, jokes, banter and never without a smile on his face.  Like most people, I struggled with a few things but never once did Peter become impatient, and he explained things in the simplest of ways!  You are not held back in any way with Peter, in fact he was the one that suggested booking my test.  If anyone out there is looking for an instructor then I highly recommend this man! My Friday mornings just aren't the same without his company :-)  Kate xx

Grace Reed

26 May 2016

Short and sweet!

Passed first time with Peter!  I could not have asked for a better teacher.  I will genuinely miss our driving lessons and our little sing songs.  Such a lovely guy and helped me majorly x   Grace


Edyta Rodzik

20 April 2016

Fantastic confidence boost!

Well, where shall I start..?

First time I got into a car was 8 years ago.  The experienced left me convinced that I will never be able to drive.  The person that introduced me to driving took away all my positivity and confidence about being able to drive, and what's more enjoying it.  I gave up, and then... I met PETER!  :)  Without him I would never be able to believe in myself.  He gave me my confidence back, made me believe I can do what I saw as impossible.  Peter is a very friendly person who always makes you feel comfortable and welcome.  You can never say when he's having a bad day as he always stays positive and smiles!  What's the most important to mention is his teaching skills.  I can still hear his voice telling me what to do when I drive by myself.  It's like he's there with me, and the impact he had on me as a teacher helped me a lot on my test!  Not even once did he make me hate driving, for all this time he patiently taught me how to do my best on the road and got my confidence back!  I cannot find words to explain how lucky I was to be one of his pupils.  He certainly is one of a kind!  Thank you very much, Mr Blight, and see you on the road!    ;)


Steve Nicol

25 February 2016

1st time - 1 driving fault!

I have to admit when I first got behind the wheel I was nervous, but with Peter's constant support and careful instruction through all stages of my progression to becoming a competent driver i managed to pass my test with just a single minor driving fault.  For me this was a huge achievement and I owe big thanks to Peter for sticking with me through all the neck pains I have more than likely given him!  :)  To anyone looking for someone patient and willing to give you lessons around your schedule, Peter is the man! 


Sarah Johnson

24 February 2016

1st go - just like her sister & best friend!

I can’t thank Peter enough for helping me learn to drive.  I never thought I would pass first time with only 5 minors!  If you're looking to drive with someone who is calm and is always in a good mood, praises your achievements and sings now and then!  Then Peter is the best person to go with.  Thank you Peter for helping me achieve what I’ve been wanting to do for such a long time. And I appreciate when I had to change days and times and you always fitted me in so I never missed out on any lessons.  Thank you for everything Peter!  :)


Linda Heslop

18 December 2015

Smashed it!

I was recommended to go with Peter as my boyfriend passed first time last year. I then also went on to pass first time with him!  Peter was amazing to learn with and made me feel so comfortable and confident by the time we booked in for my test!  Always so joyful and never dwelt on anything I did wrong!  I would definitely recommend Peter for anyone learning and can't thank him enough!

Sam Jenkins

15   December 2015

4th in the family with a 1st timer

It was an easy choice for my family choosing Peter Blight as my driving instructor!  Both my cousin & sisters passed first time with him.

Peter gave me all the confidence I needed.  He was very patient and it paid off as I passed first time and now feel I'm a very safe driver.  I couldn't have asked for a better driving instructor.  Sam

Justin Edwards

27 October 2015

1st time for gentleman Justin

Hello Peter, 

I just wanted to say thank you so much for all the time and effort you put into helping me pass my test today, first time with only 4 minors.  I think you are a truly amazing driving instructor and a top guy too.  The moment I sat in your car and your humor came to life it put me at ease.  You're so laid back but you get the job done.  If only there were more instructors out there as perfect as you.  I will miss my lessons with you and you repeatedly asking me 'where the postman is' and then the 'boy on bike'.  It may sound funny but it actually stuck in my brain and will be for years to come.  If anyone is looking for lessons with someone who is cool, calm and funny, look no more!!!  Justin

Jessica Boucher

26 October 2015

1st time for Jessica

I was far from an experienced driver when I first started taking lessons with Peter, and when asked what sort of car we had I answered 'a red one'  :)  But I quickly grew to enjoy my lessons; the jokes and honest conversations between intense manoeuvres helped me feel more comfortable in the driving seat.  I was honestly not expecting to pass first time and yet here I am.  I would recommend Peter to anyone who is quite shy and needs coaxing out of their shell...  Thank you so much, Peter, for both your patience and humor.

Abbi Staveley

10   September 2015

First time for Abbi

I can highly recommend Peter.  I always enjoyed my lessons and he was always patient with me, even when I took my time in learning something new.  Peter is a great driving instructor and I passed first time.  Thank you!

Natalie Shortall

08 September 2015

2 faults for Natalie

Peter is an excellent driving instructor with a lot of patience and a very thorough teaching style.  I was not a confident driver to begin with, but Peter helped change this which led me to a pass with only two minors.  He works on a personal basis and is really good at picking out and improving weaknesses.  I can't thank him enough and would recommend him to anyone looking to learn to drive!

Andy Frost

20 August 2015

A good pass for Andy!

Peter is a nice bloke with a great style of   teaching.  He is easy to get on with and has good banter.  He is also very patient which made for relaxed lessons. He knows his stuff and has lots of experience.  You’re in good hands with him.  So if you’re looking to pass I would recommend you choose Peter.


Kay Whitehead

10 July 2015

A first from Kay

Thank you for being such an excellent driving instructor, Peter.  I will miss our lessons together.  Your positive attitude and patience made learning to drive easier and more fun than I thought it would be.  Thanks to your knowledge and experience, you have given me the tools to not only pass my test but also to be a good driver.  I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to anyone who wants to learn how to drive - Kay

Annie Murrells

17 April 2015

Cool, calm and 1st time!

Thank you so much for helping me pass my test first time - something I didn’t ever think possible before switching instructors!  Peter has taught me how to drive in all situations and to remain calm and confident throughout, and I would highly recommend him to anyone.  Annie

Grace Willey

14 April 2015

Nice one Cyril !

Can’t thank Peter enough for helping me pass my test first time with only 3 minors!  I doubt there are any other instructors who would have been as patient with me and would have helped my confidence as much as Peter has.  It’s been so much fun learning to drive with him, mostly because he’s so welcoming and full of jokes.  I would seriously recommend Peter to anybody who is wanting a fun learning experience - Grace

Lucy Bedwell

10 April 2015

Great pass from Lulu

Passed my test first time with only 3 driver faults!!  Highly recommend Peter, he gave me so much confidence and taught me how to drive safely and properly, a really nice man always understanding and very easy to get on with, Thank you so much!! 


Rowena Hosier

20 March 2015

A welcome pass

Thank you ever so much Peter for helping me pass my driving test.  You are the best!  Failed my test twice from a different instructor.  Then I had lessons with Peter and passed it in one go!  How about that! ;)  Would recommend Peter to any one.  Patient, funny ( in a nice way), flexible and provides free sweets!  ha ha :)

David Tranter

20 February 2015

Well done David

Before I booked my first lesson with Peter I convinced myself that I could never learn how to drive.  Peter was always calm, patient and explained driving in a way that avoided over-complicating it.  Quickly I began to enjoy driving rather than being scared of it and always looked forward to our lessons.  I cannot recommend Peter enough as an instructor.  If I can pass, trust me, anyone can - with Peter!