Best Driving school in Wakefield

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Areas Covered by Paragon Driving School


Wakefield Test Centre

Wakefield, Wrenthorpe, Kirkhamgate, Alverthorpe, Flanshaw, Lupset, Outwood, Newton Hill, Stanley, Robin Hood, Lofthouse, East Ardsley, Tingley, Thornes, Agbrigg, Sandal, Crigglestone, Durkar, Horbury, Horbury Bridge, Middlestown, Ossett.


Pontefract Test Centre

Pontefract, Castleford, Normanton, Altofts, Glasshoughton, Sharlston, Featherstone, Ferrybridge, Knottingley, Crofton, Whitwood, Fitzwilliam, Hemsworth, Havercroft, Ackworth, Purston Jaglin, Notton.


Plus South Leeds areas of

Rothwell, Carlton, Woodlesford, Swillington, Oulton, Methley.

Member of the WDIA

(Wakefield Driving Instructor Association)

Member of the PDIA



(Pontefract Driving Instructors Association)

Choosing the right driving instructor

Nine out of ten learners who passed the practical test on their first attempt were taught by an ADI rather than a friend or relative. - Direct.Gov.UK

Driving lessons - who can teach you? 

If you’re paying someone to teach you to drive they must be an approved driving instructor (ADI) or trainee driving instructor.

ADIs and trainee driving instructors are regulated by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA)

An ADI displays a green badge on the windscreen, and a trainee driving instructor displays a pink badge.

Driving with friends and relatives

If you want to practice your driving with someone (without paying them) they must:

  • be over 21
  • be qualified to drive the type of vehicle you want to learn in, e.g. they must have a manual car licence if they’re supervising you in a manual car
  • have had their driving licence for 3 years

If you drive without the right supervision you can be fined up to £1,000 and get 3 to 6 penalty points on your provisional licence.

It’s illegal for the person to use a mobile phone while they are supervising you.

If you’re a learner driver you must put ‘L’ plates on prominent places on the front and back of your vehicle.

ADI or PDI? 

Lots of you may ask what the difference is between a fully qualified driving instructor and a trainee driving instructor. We've put together a simple breakdown of the differences so that you can see exactly why your driving lessons with Paragon Driving School are of the best value, the best quality, and the best driving lessons that money can buy.


All Paragon Driving Instructors are Fully Qualified Approved Driving Instructors.


All driving instructors must display their badges on their windscreens - check yours today!

(Fully Qualified Driving Instructor)

(Trainee Driving Instructor)


Your Approved Driving Instructor will be scrutinised at every turn by the Driving Standards Agency, and the UK government, ensuring that their standard of driving and their standard of driving instruction is at all times checked, and confirmed as being of a quality that earns them the ADI badge.

If your driving instructor from another driving school displays the Provisional Driving Instructor badge, he or she is not a fully qualified driving instructor.
Whilst this may not necessarily mean that the standard of driving is less than that of a fully qualified instructor, it does mean that your trainee driving instructor has not passed the instruction exams and therefore does not meet the requirements as set out by the Driving Standards Agency to be an ADI.

Your Approved Driving Instructor has;

Your Provisional Driving Instructor has;

been registered with the DSA

not been registered with the DSA on the ADI register

passed a criminal record check

not passed their training ability test

been ORDIT registered

not been ORDIT registered

passed a much tougher theory and practical driving test, and passed a test of their ability to give instruction

not undertaken ANY CPD (Continual Professional Development) training as they are not professionals in the driving instruction field

the authority to display an ADI identification certificate on the windscreen of the tuition vehicle

not been required to maintain any level of instruction as no test of training ability has been carried out

been requested to maintain a high standard of instruction - the DSA checks this standard regularly

not been requested to maintain any level of instruction as no assessment of driving instruction has been carried out


Nine out of ten learners who passed the practical test on their first attempt were taught by an ADI rather than a friend or relative. - Direct.Gov.UK