About Me

I'm Gavin and am a fully qualified Approved Driving Instructor living in Bangor, Northern Ireland.  I specialise in advanced driver training however I offer professional tuition to drivers of all levels.


I recently was awarded the Driving Instructor Award at the annual Northern Ireland Road Safety Awards

I hold the title of Institute of Advanced Motorists Master Driver award, widely recognised as the highest civilian standard of driving ability in the UK and am the chairman for Belfast Advanced Motorists.  I enjoy what I do as I get to meet people from all walks of life and find it very rewarding helping people achieve their driving goals.

Why Train with Me?

I believe its best described by one of my recent clients, Matthew:

"When learning to drive it's important to pick the right instructor or you'll get nowhere. Gavin is, I believe, perfect for just about anyone. The patient, understanding, and professional approach to teaching you how to drive that Gavin employs didn't just get me past my test but has set up a strong foundation for my future driving. He's perfect for drivers who are nervous or doubting their ability - he will give you confidence in yourself. I say this personally as I had another instructor for one lesson before I had Gavin and it didn't go well so my confidence was quite low. I was going to try Gavin out and wasn't sure if I'd stick with driving but after the first few lessons with Gavin I just couldn't wait to drive again - I actually looked forward to it..."
 -- Matthew, Belfast (see full review here)

With my specialist knowledge in advanced driver training, I can offer all my clients the ability to learn to drive to the best of their ability.  I do this by:

  • Teaching you skills for life, not just to be used on a test.

  • Helping you become a safe, confident and competent driver with my passion for road safety.

  • Take the stress out of the learning experience at all levels.

  • Teach how to really enjoy driving and relish getting out of the roads.

Qualifications / Information

  • Road Safety Awards Northern Ireland (2019) Winner.

  • Department of Environment Approved Driving Instructor (DOE ADI).

  • Chairman of Belfast Advanced Motorists.

  • Institute of Advanced Motorists Master Driver.

  • Institute of Advanced Motorists Specialist on-road module trainer.

  • Institute of Advanced Motorists Local Observer Assessor.

  • Institute of Advanced Motorists National Observer (accredited by the Institute of the Motor Industry).

  • Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Motorists.

  • Specialist Driver Trainer Assessor for Corporate Clients.

  • Pass Plus Registered Instructor.

  • Member of the Driving Instructors Association.