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Stu Ward Driver Training
44 Elizabeth Drive
North Devon
EX31 3AJ

Phone: 01271 440697

Phone 2: 01271 859293

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Monday to Sunday 07.00 til late. In todays economy we all need to be flexible so i can work around your commitments.

Stu Ward Driver Training

By Keirajenkins | Sunday, April 28 2013

Best driving instructor in the world!!!

“I have had lessons with two different driving instructors previously, but until I started learning with stu I didn't really get it. He got me passed in 5 weeks with only one minor! :) and I don't even have my own car to practise with!! Would highly highly recommend!!”

  • Local Driving Instructor
  • Calm, friendly and patient
  • Individual Lesson Plans
  • 100 % Pass Rate
  • DSA Approved Instructor
  • Gold Grade RoSPA

Welcome to Stu Ward Driver Training in Barnstaple

Stu Ward is a fully qualified Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) and operates throughout Barnstaple and surrounding areas. A fully independent driving instructor with a vast amount of previous experience, Stu currently has a 100% pass rate for his students! (As of October 2012).

You will learn to drive in a 2011 Vauxhall Corsa (Limited Edition) complete with:

• Power Steering

• Air Conditioning

• Anti-Lock Brakes

• Dual Controls

• Electric Windows

• Spacious Interior with Excellent Visibility

Stu offers a highly flexible teaching style that is tailored to each individual student.

In addition to driving lessons Stu is part of the tutoring team for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), which hold a class on Tuesday evenings at Barnstaple Civic Centre. The classes are free of charge and include talks from off-duty police officers about the dangers of driving. Attendance can contribute to lower insurance premiums so are definitely worth taking part!

For more information please visit the website, or call on 01271 440 697 today.

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    Sophswilliams  |  Tuesday, February 04 2014, 4:56PM  |  Report

    I'd put driving off for a while before I started as I was nervous; but Stu made me feel relaxed whilst being very friendly and professional. I passed first time and would highly recommend him!! Thank you Stu! :-)

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    JakeSalkeld  |  Monday, January 27 2014, 10:23PM  |  Report
    Brilliant instructor !!

    I had a different instructor previous, but got on really well with Stu. He helps you with anything your unsure about and teaches you above and beyond what is needed to pass your test. Fully recommend him!

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    mikeatkinson  |  Monday, January 20 2014, 11:18AM  |  Report

    Thanks to Stu Ward I passed first time with only 1 minor, highly recommended!

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    rach_halliday  |  Sunday, January 19 2014, 4:45PM  |  Report

    really enjoyed learning to drive with Stu

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    RichardMackie  |  Monday, January 06 2014, 10:34PM  |  Report
    Stu Ward

    Learning to drive with Stu was a pleasant and relaxed experience and there was not a minute that I regretted choosing him as a driving instructor Stu makes you feel relaxed in the car which really helps . overall Stu is a great driving instructor and I would recommend him to anyone who want to learn how to drive

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    jsoutham  |  Monday, January 06 2014, 6:29PM  |  Report
    Quality Instructor

    Stu was a really good instructor, helping me pass first time. He creates a really relaxed learning atmosphere which helps you keep your mind on the important things. Not only does he teach you to pass your test but also to be a confident driver which helps get rid of any nerves when you finally go driving by yourself. Honestly couldn't recommend him enough...legend!

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    stevejlloyd  |  Wednesday, December 18 2013, 6:53PM  |  Report
    Passed first time

    I had never driven before my first lesson. Thanks to Stu's calm, patient, expert tuition in just a few short months I had passed my test first time. I couldn't recommend him highly enough.

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    Evie2312  |  Monday, December 16 2013, 9:26PM  |  Report
    Stu Ward

    Best teacher I could of asked for! Stu helped me to gain confidence in my driving whilst teaching me to drive safely and still managed to make the lessons enjoyable :) I would recommend Stu to anyone and he will get you driving in no time! Thank you so much for everything :D

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    jordan_blair  |  Wednesday, December 04 2013, 4:06PM  |  Report

    Stu is a great instructor who explains things in ways you can understand; giving you friendly banter as you learn! He doesn't just teach you to pass your test, but how to be a safe driver too! I can't thank him enough for his time and effort. I highly recommend him! :)

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    josh_wills  |  Thursday, November 14 2013, 8:42PM  |  Report
    stu ward driver training

    amazing teacher easy to get along with a good laugh and very determined to help and succeed, clearly explains tasks and ways to help and improve, wouldn't choose any other instructor he is also patient and calm when mistakes are made thank you stu very much appreciated and would recommend to all learner drivers :)

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