About Ridgway Driver Training - by Oliver Ridgway ADI DipDI


I founded Ridgway Driver Training as an independent driving school, offering tuition in South Birmingham. I aim to focus on quality and strive to deliver a consistently high standard of service to my students.

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I am the company‘s only driving instructor. All training is undertaken by me, and I place great emphasis on treating every student as an individual with their own particular set of needs, abilities and comfort zones.

I really enjoy my work as a driving instructor. It gives me the greatest satisfaction to see a student build up their level of skill and confidence over their course of lessons, go on to pass their driving test and leave with a new and important skill which will remain with them for the rest of their life.

I am a member of the Driving Instructors Association (DIA), and in July 2010 I was awarded the DIA Diploma in Driving Instruction (DipDI). I was one of the minority of candidates who sat and passed all five modules within the same year, demonstrating my commitment to continuing professional development.



My approach to your lessons

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People rarely perform well under a lot of stress. I believe that learning to drive should be a safe, enjoyable and rewarding experience. I always strive to create a relaxed and supportive atmosphere in the car to help bring out the very best in people. Attention to detail is also a priority: it is very important that you understand not only how, but also why you should do something. This approach has produced an excellent track record over the years in training students to be safe, confident drivers, who go on to pass their driving tests with a low number of driving faults. Some of my students have even passed their driving test with no faults at all.

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The training vehicle

My current training vehicle is a Skoda Fabia TSI. It is an ideal car for the task and has attracted much praise from students who have driven it. The car comfortably accommodates people of all shapes and sizes, yet it is still very compact. It is fitted with dual controls. Automatic climate control air conditioning maintains a comfortable temperature inside the car all year round. The turbocharged petrol engine ensures plenty of power and flexibility to cope with all types of driving, whether it is on your first lesson or on the motorway after you have passed your test.



Areas covered

Ridgway Driver Training offers driving lessons in South Birmingham, covering areas such as Bournville, Selly Oak, Northfield, Kings Norton, Cotteridge, Stirchley, Selly Park, Harborne, Edgbaston, Kings Heath, Wythall, Hall Green and Moseley. If your area is not listed here, please do not hesitate to make enquiries.













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