Hello my name is Paul Marquardt, I am a fully qualified DSA.ADI Experienced Driving Instructor covering Braunton, Barnstaple and North Devon, welcome to my EXCEL Driving School website. I also hold an NVQ Level 3 in Driving Instruction and I am a qualified Fleet Trainer/Instructor.
Please use the menu at the top of the screen to navigate this site. I have all the information you need on getting started with your driving lessons, as well as useful information for when the driving test comes and beyond.
Did you know that you can learn to drive in North Devon at your own, comfortable pace with a patient and friendly instructor? And that once you have passed your theory test I can book your practical test so that you can keep your goal in sight.
I can provide the following:
Because my service is door to door (home, college or work) it's easy to progress quickly with no wasted time. Plus - The modern EXCEL teaching methods and easy to follow course materials that I use can save you hours of training time (and money!) compared with other North Devon Driving schools, training is structured and not ad hoc like a lot of other driving schools, enabling you to reach test standard as quickly as possible also I have one of the highest pass rates in North Devon.
I am registered with the Driving Standards Agency both as a fully qualified Approved Driving Instructor and Pass Plus Instructor in Barnstaple and I offer a professional and friendly service. I have been trained to a very high standard and I am an ex Police Driver so you can be sure that your driving training will be of equal standard. It is my aim at EXCEL Driving School to get you through your driving lessons and driving test as quickly as possible.
Once you have completed your driving lessons, and successfully passed your driving test I can offer the Pass Plus driving course at a competitive rate which is discounted if you take the course with me within the first 12 months after passing your test, which with many insurance companies can significantly reduce your insurance premium by up to 35%.
If you would like driving lessons or take a refresher lesson or motorway experience please use the contacts page and I will get back to you asap, or please do ring me on either of the telephone numbers listed.
There are a few things that I promise you:
I will turn up on time, if I am delayed by traffic ( it does happen in Barnstaple home of the traffic jam ) I will ensure that you get your full driving lesson, I will ring you if going to be more than 10 mins overdue.
I will never cut your lesson short, you will get what you have paid for.
I will never get you to collect my next customer/pupil before you finish your lesson ( piggybacking ) unlike many other North Devon Driving Schools!! This is unprofessional and unacceptable.
I will never increase your lesson charge once you have started learning with me for the lifetime of your training.
You will always have the same instructor.......me, for all your lessons for continuity of training unlike some other driving schools in North Devon, and I will always come to you to pick you up and drop you off within reason at the destination of your choice!!
Do you recognise any of the above practices with another instructor or driving school.........sack them, you deserve better!.......if I break any of the above promises....... sack me!!
Tel: 01271 314999 Mobile: 07887 880240
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