Book your Automatic Driving Lessons or an Intensive Driving Course, in Folkestone, Hythe, Ashford, Romney Marsh, Dover, Deal and surrounding areas with the Steve Ward Driving School.

Our current rates start at £36 per hour

Steve is a qualified Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) driving instructor. He is friendly, approachable, understanding and patient and will provide you with the space and encouragement to learn and grow until you are ready for your test.

As a qualified coach and leadership mentor, he has many years experience of working with pupils with a variety of different learning needs and is able to customise lessons to suit individual pupils, explaining everything in a way that can be clearly understood and providing feedback in a practical but considerate manner.

Check out some of his previous learner reviews below and see more on Facebook at Steve Ward Driving (stevewardadi)…

Automatic Lessons…

  • Automatic Lessons
  • Special Requirements Courses
  • Choice of lesson length - (normally 1.5 to 2 hours)
  • Dedicated 1 to 1 tuition
  • Discounts for block bookings

Intensive Courses

Learn to drive in a week with one of our Intensive Courses! *

*(subject to an initial assessment of current ability)

Semi Intensive, Confidence, Refresher and Motorway Courses.

Full breakdown of all course options below, from 5 hours to 45 hours.

Other Lessons

  • Beginner Lessons - Introduce the basics
  • Refresher Lessons - Increase confidence
  • Driving Assessment - Evaluate your skills and knowledge
  • Mock Tests - Have a dry run of the real thing

Other Services

Become a DVSA Qualified Driving Instructor...

Flexible Training - to suit you

Help and Support - from qualified trainers

Online Training - access to online training system

Training License - 'earn while you learn'

Be Your Own Boss - once qualified




Lesson length can be chosen to suit your schedule…normally 1.5 to 2 hours, but can be any duration…

  • AUTOMATIC LESSONS - from £36 per hour

Intensive Courses


Learn to drive in as little as a week with one of our Automatic Intensive Courses! (from 5 to 45 hours). We recommend that any courses over 20 hours are best taken on a Semi - Intensive basis over at least a 2 week period.

(The 5 hour intensive course is normally used for Test Resits and the longer courses are dependent on pupils experience and ability).

Before commencing any of our courses you will need to have a 1.5 hour Initial Assessment lesson at a cost of £60…

  • 5 HOUR INTENSIVE COURSE - £180 - (takes 1-2 days)
  • 10 HOUR INTENSIVE COURSE – £360 - (takes 2-4 days)
  • 15 HOUR INTENSIVE COURSE £540 - (takes 3-6 days)
  • 20 HOUR INTENSIVE COURSE – £720 - (takes 1-3 weeks)
  • 30 HOUR INTENSIVE COURSE £1080 - (takes 1-4 weeks)
  • 40 HOUR INTENSIVE COURSE – £1440 -(takes 2-8 weeks)

(For all courses of 10 hours and over, only £200 payable up front)

We Passed With Steve!

There's no greater testimonial than word of mouth, so don't take our word for it - here is what just a few of our successful students had to say about their experience with us...

I couldn’t recommend Steve highly enough, after 15 years of not driving he was the perfect person to get me passed. He’s a true credit to his profession and an even better guy. Top top bloke!! Will miss his company. - Thomas-jay Smith

Highly recommended driving instructor good at what he does very professional keep up the good work Steve 👍🏻 - JJ Jennings

Steve is a brilliant instructor, I would recommend him 100%. He is very kind, patience and very understanding. Thanks to Steve I passed my test first time today and i can not thank him enough. - Joanne Pooley

Just passed after years of being a nervous wreck, changed to Steve and passed, highly recommend! - Billie-jo Robinson


To book an automatic lesson, learn to drive with one of our Intensive Courses or other lessons, or to have a chat about training to become a qualified driving instructor, please contact us now using the details below. We want to hear from you and look forward to helping you pass your driving test!

We respond to all enquiries within 24 hours!