Hi I’m Phil,
I am a fully qualified; Grade A, Government Approved Driving Instructor (DVSA ADI). I also have a BTEC Diploma Level 3 in Training and Operational Management.
I grew up in Ellesmere Port before joining the Army in 2000, which fuelled my enjoyment in driving, having gained licences’ for many military vehicles and applying them in many different locations worldwide. Upon leaving the forces after 10 years I returned home to settle with family and friends.
I have been married since 2005 and we have three daughters who are growing up too fast, currently my 18 year old is soon to be heading off to Uni, 12 year old is in High school and 9 year old is still in primary school.
After leaving the Army I found it hard to find my feet on the job front. Firstly becoming an Air Conditioning Engineer, then returning to the Military/Security scene by working in Iraq as a CPO (Close Protection Operative). After a few years spending life flying back and to, I decided to combine my natural joy and love of driving with the fast experience I had in training/instructing colleagues and subordinates in many subject matters, during my time in both the Army and as a CPO. I can gladly say this was a great choice as I’ve never looked back.
I approach life with a calm, relaxed and grounded attitude. I’m proud to say that although previous career roles have tested this approach, it has never been broken regardless of the seriousness of the situation I have found myself in. This approach that comes naturally to me also works brilliantly as a driving instructor; they fit together like hand and glove. Lessons are always conducted in a calm, friendly and relaxed manner. I firmly believe in making the pupil feel at ease during lessons. This is when we see the true learning flourish. There is a real satisfaction and joy watching someone pass their driving test. However, being a part of team like LDC, our aim isn’t just about getting someone to pass a test but ensuring they have the tools and knowledge to be a safe driver for a lifetime.
I chose to train and work with LDC because everybody is different and learn in different ways, the LD System allows for flexibility in lessons so that you learn to drive safely at a rate that suits you. I aim to make every lesson enjoyable and as productive as possible. The LD System just helps me to do this more effectively.
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