Our professional female driving instructor will help you learn to drive with ease and guide you every step of the way, from applying for your provisional driving licence, to taking your driving tests and beyond.
Kath Bools is a Grade A, DVSA Approved Driving Instructor with over 10 years of experience and has helped countless people get on the road in the Bedford area. Kath can offer a flexible approach for those with Special Educational Needs and support for people with driver anxiety. Alternatively, if you are already a driver and need some extra tuition, be it a Pass Plus course, refresher lessons, motorway lessons, or you simply want some advice, she’s here to help.
Kath Bools Automatic is an independent driving school in Bedford, formerly known as Jo Folkes Driver Training.
WHAT WE DO
We understand that not everyone is comfortable with driving a manual vehicle, maybe you’ve decided it’s not for you. You may suffer from driving anxiety, have a disability, have special educational needs or you may simply already have an automatic vehicle in the family which you need to know how to drive.
Your driving lessons will be carefully structured to suit your level of ability and will follow the recommended Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency syllabus, you will be given a record of your progress to take away with you as well as written information and feedback on each lesson, so you know what to practice (if you are able) and what to prepare for the following lesson.
I knew her back in 2014 when I passed my driving first time. However, I needed her again now to bring my confidence back in driving after 3 years of not driving ( I have several reasons why I haven’t driven a car in those 3 years). But now, as a healthcare worker, a key worker who is due back to work after maternity, with 3 children and moved miles away from the hospital where I am working, I needed to get back into driving. Kath helped me to get back there, and would never again waste those skills.
I think one of the things that is important is that she appreciates the psychological side of driving as well as the practical side and manages to be rigorous and understanding at the same time – no mean feat. As well as the motorway driving – I’m now not terrified of slip roads – she helped me a lot with brushing up my driving generally and also with parking.
Really glad that I picked Kath and decided to have some lessons, and would definitely recommend her.
After some time I passed my test, we also had another reminder session for the motorway driving skills which was also very very useful.
I plan to have those from time to time because it is always good to keep up to date. So besides having lessons as a new driver, you can also have lessons as an experienced driver to sharpen your skills.
Thanks to Kath’s hard work and incredible support, I passed yesterday with 0 faults and I still can’t quite believe it. I am eternally grateful to Kath and Jo Folkes in general for helping me in my hour of need, and instilling in me the desire and ability to drive. If only all driving schools were like this, I’m pretty sure I’d have passed much sooner and with way less stress! Thank you so, so much.
Oh and I passed first time with only one minor – which at the start would’ve seemed unthinkable.
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