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"Phil Dias is an outstanding instructor, who empowers you to drive safely, skilfully, and confidently; not only is Phil an encouraging and professional instructor, but he is also highly personable, amicable, and encouraging. I always looked forward to our lessons with great enthusiasm. Thank you, Phil!"

Jason Parisi, Google review

Amy Stray

Leighton Buzzard

Phil wins the award for best driving instructor of all time. Ever. Phil will make you a good driver. Not one that can just scrape through the test. A good driver. A driver that is confident, in control and safe. Phil doesn't sit back and make you do all the work. Phil identifies your strengths and weaknesses and structures your lessons around these, adapting his teaching methods until together you've found a style that suits you. Diagrams, explanations, demonstrations, reference points, mock tests and even trips to different areas: there is no end to what this man might pull out of the bag in his mission to make you the best driver you can be. Don't expect to be doing the same thing lesson in, lesson out. Phil keeps you on your toes, keeps you challenged and keeps you interested. Phil has the patience of a saint. He doesn't give up on you and works just as hard as you do to resolve any difficulties. I don't know why I would roll around roundabouts in the wrong gear. I don't know why my parallel parks were never parallel. I do know that Phil worked with me, and kept working with me, until we had them spot on. Phil is calm, cool and collected. You can't wind him up or stress him out. He has bundles of enthusiasm for his job. He's a really nice bloke. In fact, I'm still a little bit sad I've passed but oh no wait! There's still the pass plus!

Kevin Li

Leighton Buzzard

Phil is an excellent driving instructor and I really enjoyed learning with him. He is always relaxed and friendly, and very understanding of any mistakes I made as a learner. I also felt that he has a strong ethos of putting the pupil first and was more than happy to complete the objectives of the lesson, or answer any questions I had, even if it meant overrunning. I am extremely grateful that I had an instructor who genuinely wanted me to succeed and be a good, safe driver as it meant I would always look forward to my next lesson and be keen to improve my driving. The lessons are taught in a clear and concise way so it is always easy to understand what you are meant to do and he focused on my weaknesses and areas I wanted to practice more so I was confident for my driving test and to drive on my own when I passed. Thanks again to Phil and I wholeheartedly recommend him as a driving instructor!

Penny Hyde

Leighton Buzzard

I really couldn't have wished for a better instructor! Phil's one of the friendliest, encouraging (and chattiest!) people I've ever met. I've always been hesitant to start driving but Phil had so much faith in me my fears soon faded. I always felt safe when I was driving with him in the passenger seat and he always adopted a simple approach to not overwhelm me with information and just made driving seem easy! Everything we did was tailored to suit me and there wasn't one moment when I felt I was out of my depth and not in control with Phil there to help me out and answer every question I could think of, even silly ones that didn't really make sense! I really cannot recommend him enough.

Steven Martin

Leighton Buzzard

Phil was very patient and very professional with me. I knew how to drive but he taught me how to drive safely and to test standard. I feel much more in control and safer on the roads than I did before. He also never told me I needed to do loads of lessons so he could make lots of money out of me, like other instructors may do. When I was ready for my test, he told me to book it. I was learning for about 2 months with Phil. I passed 1st time too. On the test day he filled me with confidence so instead of me thinking I could pass, I knew I would. I have and will continue to recommend him to friends and family.

Michael Kirwan

Leighton Buzzard

Awesome driving instructor! Very patient and understanding. A top guy and thoroughly enjoyed every lesson with Phil.

Ricky Clarke

Leighton Buzzard

Phil is a brilliant instructor, at all times he made me feel safe, confident, calm and in control. He has great teaching techniques and always adapted to the ways that I could benefit more from him and he always went the extra mile, always understanding. I enjoyed ever second learning to drive and never felt stressed even in the early days of learning. I can’t praise Phil enough, he is a brilliant instructor and I recommend him to everyone that wants to start driving!

Solie Mokienko

Leighton Buzzard

What a great driving instructor Phil is! I was quite possibly the most nervous driver however learning to drive with Phil was a pleasure. He is patient and understanding, works with you at your pace however pushes you when he knows it is the right thing to do. Phil carefully explained to me where my areas of weakness were and we worked on these during my lessons. My lessons were fun and I am so pleased we got to go out in the ice and snow.

Christoferson Barnachea

Leighton Buzzard

The Semi-Intensive Course is one that is complete and personal; in that it covers every aspect of driving with which you will need to pass that all important driving test. I have had other instructors, who were always too aggressive, rushed and never seemed to understand my needs and areas of weakness. But Phil catered for all my needs. All my weak points were targeted and addressed, in turn making me a good all round better and safer driver. I can only say that if you want that confidence and safety every time you drive then choose Phil.

Kirsty Allen

Leighton Buzzard

Thank you so much for all you've done for me in helping me pass my test. You gave me confidence even if I felt I didn't have a great lesson because you were always positive. Made me feel comfortable and never pushed me too hard but gave me a challenge at the same time. I couldn't have asked for a better or more patient driving instructor. I was so scared about my test but your positive attitude helped me through it. I passed first time and all of this proves that you are a great driving instructor!!

Sarah Jackson

Leighton Buzzard

I chose Phil as my driving instructor after reading the testimonials on the website. Being quite nervous about learning to drive and fearing it wouldn't come naturally to me, I needed someone who would be friendly, positive, calm and encouraging. Phil was all of these, as well as very understanding, and flexible in his approach. He explains things very clearly and tries to accommodate each learner's needs. Somehow, Phil changed me from a bit of a nervous wreck behind the wheel to a safe and confident driver, who passed first time! I can't recommend him enough as an instructor. Thank you!!!

Aaron McCulloch

Leighton Buzzard

I started my driving lessons with Phil on my 17th birthday. I found Phil very easy going and calm. I felt at ease straight away and even if I was unsure about anything he always went over it with me again and quite often my lessons went over the time paid for. I passed my test 1st time. I was very nervous beforehand but Phil assured me that I was more than capable of passing and this gave me the confidence I needed. I would recommend Phil to anyone wanting to learn to drive.

Dominic Watson

Leighton Buzzard

From the first lesson, I knew I'd get on well with Phil. Phil is friendly, calm, has a great knack for gentle confidence boosting and above all, is a great driving instructor! I would recommend him without hesitation.

Jessica Nunes

Leighton Buzzard

Just want to say a big THANK YOU to you Phil for helping me to become a good driver, after going with a rubbish driving instructor before. You helped me think like a driver, become confident driving and get out of bad habits. First time pass with you so very pleased. Will definitely recommend you to family and friends :)

Eve Raisi

Leighton Buzzard

Fantastic driving instructor and friendly mentor! Always brought out the best out of me which boosted my confidence. Perseverance and hard work also paid off in the end - passed my practical on the third attempt with just two minors!

Matthew Smith

Leighton Buzzard

For the first few lessons I was very nervous and I did have a few narrow escapes whilst driving but Phil always assured me that he would never get me to do something unless I was ready and able to do it. He also taught me how to be a more confident driver and additional skills to be a better driver. Not just the bare minimum to scrape past the test. The knowledge he taught me meant I was able to pass my test first time. I can’t thank Phil enough and I would recommend him to anyone that wants to learn to drive and I hope to go on and do the Pass plus with him too.

Sarah Cunliffe

Leighton Buzzard

Phil possesses all the qualities you could possibly want in a driving instructor - friendly, laidback, encouraging, reassuring and (luckily for me) very patient! I had lessons with him for two months and, to my complete surprise, passed first time. I was a complete nervous wreck for a large amount of time I was behind the wheel, and I'm certain that Phil's calm advice and positivity (even in the face of my stubborn insistence that I would never be able to drive!) was a massive factor in helping me achieve what I did so quickly. I would strongly recommend him to anyone wanting to learn how to drive.

Jo James

Leighton Buzzard

Phil Dias is an excellent instructor. He always finds something positive to emphasize in a lesson, he's got an easy going and relaxed attitude and most important, he delivers straightforward driving instruction and teaches road skills in a clear, unfussy way. His focus on safety and progressive driving and his carefully structured lessons encouraged me to overcome my nervousness and lack of confidence; I now really enjoy driving which is something I never expected to be able to say. I can't recommend him highly enough.

Rachael Shirt

Leighton Buzzard

Having had my confidence knocked 7ish years ago I never thought I'd be able to pass my test. However after much deliberation I decided it was time to get over myself and give it another go. I did a LOT of research to avoid the 'shouty' instructors, the 'tell' instructors and basically anyone who teaches like they're reading from a book...thankfully I avoided them all! Phil has a flexible approach to learning styles and works in a way to suit each individual. My confidence has come on leaps and bounds, to top it off I passed my test with one minor! Thanks Phil, you're a legend!

Joe Raymen

Leighton Buzzard

I can't thank Phil enough for helping me pass my test, he was patient and also very understanding throughout the whole process, especially because I was very nervous. If you are ever looking for a driving instructor, Phil's the man.

Hannah Young

Leighton Buzzard

Phil is a great instructor, he really helped with my nerves. He's friendly, patient, and teaches in a way that helps you best. I'd definitely recommend him to anyone!

Rachel Hamilton

Leighton Buzzard

Learning to drive with Phil was a great experience. After putting off learning to drive for a few years, I'd lost a bit of confidence but Phil made me feel at ease. His teaching style is more laid back and focuses more on what works best for you instead a set regime of step by steps (which can be very confusing). I would recommend Phil to anyone looking for a brilliant driving instructor. Thank you for giving me the push I needed Phil.

Nadene Llewellyn

Stanbridge

Phil is a fantastic teacher. A committed diving instructor who is willing to adapt his teaching to suit individual students learning style and ability. Phil brings great knowledge and skill to each session, building student's confidence from that very first assessment lesson.

Skye Longworth

Leighton Buzzard

Phil is a great instructor who I 100% recommend! He is a really patient and supportive teacher; being quite a shaky starter and nervous driver generally, he helped build my confidence massively - I feel I can now handle the roads and not just a test.

Rosie Richardson

Leighton Buzzard

Don't waste your money on anyone else. Phil was the 4th instructor I tried to learn with and the difference in my driving with him was noticeable straight away. Thanks Phil for giving me the confidence to pass first time!

Callum Docker

Leighton Buzzard

Phil has been a great instructor and made me feel calm whilst learning to drive. He adapted his teaching style so it would suit me better and help me understand easier. He let me learn at my own pace, but pushed me when he knew I was ready. I'd definitely recommend Phil to all of my friends and family, thank you!

Melissa Holder

Leighton Buzzard

An excellent driving instructor. Quality lessons where you learn a lot and someone who is willing to be patient and help you through every step of the way. Wouldn't recommend anyone else but Phil :)

Roxanne Billington

Leighton Buzzard

Amazing. So friendly and patient and always has faith in you. My confidence in the car has really grown. Going to miss you.

Aaren Healy

Leighton Buzzard

Phil is a brilliant teacher and I thoroughly enjoyed learning to drive with him. If you are looking for driving lessons, I highly recommend Phil.

Carly Robertson

Leighton Buzzard

Great instructor, puts you at ease and a lovely guy!!!

Freya Wallace

Leighton Buzzard

Would totally recommend Phil, he’s a great motivator and put me at ease. He helped me develop the required skills in such a short amount of time to enable me to pass with 1 minor, would highly recommend.