Congratulations to our student Brian!

“Review 5 star trainer, no question . When I was looking to qualify as a driving instructor with a very well known driving school I was assigned Ian as my teacher / mentor. From the start of the training to the point of me qualifying Ian was always on hand to give me guidance / his experience / and any advice I needed. Without Ian’s assistance I have no doubt It would have taken me a lot longer to make the grade.i would recommend Ian to all. A + from me .”

–  Brian

An Amazing Driving Instructor in Colchester

Ian was an amazing Instructor, he was very calm and collected during our lessons. Taught me how to handle the car and all the manoeuvres in a very organised and effective way. Before and after every lesson he would talk to me about my progress and what things I had to improve on which I think was very helpful in being able to pass my test. He greatly advised me on when was the right time to take my test; taking into consideration my time frame and how confident I personally felt taking the test. This helped me pass my driving test on the first go. As well as giving me skills to pass my driving test he gave me much help to become a good and especially a safe driver. He is very organised and reliable, his arrival time for our lessons were always perfect to the minute and he gave helpful reminder texts before our lessons. I can’t thank him enough for teaching be so well this summer. Would highly recommend.

Dee L.

He is flexible and very reliable!

“It was a pleasure to be taught how to drive by Ian. I couldn’t thank him enough for his patience, guidance and overall professional, calm and friendly self. He pushed me to achieve my goal and believed in me! Thankyou so much for all that you did for me and I wish you the very best! I definitely would recommend him to anyone who wants to start driving! He is flexible and very reliable! Thankyou..”

– Abbie Boley

Jakob – Colchester Driving Instructor Review

What can I say about the experience I had with The Ministry of Driving? Due to work pressures I had five days to learn how to operate a car and Ian made sure I went from having never sat behind the wheel of a car to being fully safe on the road in a matter of hours.
Ian is an extremely experienced instructor and it shows. I passed my test within five days of starting and I don’t think there are many others out there who could do that.
I highly recommend Ian Beard as your instructor.

Janice – The Ministry of Driving Review

Let me just say BIG THANKS to The Ministry of Driving. I would highly recommend Ian Beard as a driving instructor. He’s very professional, calm, and reassuring. He will encourage you all the time and you’ll gain your needed confidence for the test. I consider myself very lucky to find him as my instructor as he not only taught me the skills, but also understood my frustrations. He’s just brilliant and passionate with what he do. It’s amazing how positive he can be. If you really want to pass, please do not hesitate to consider him because he’s by far the best instructor I ever had. He provides help, skill, patience, confidence, guidance, and very simple and clear instructions. I strongly believe that he can provide you with the result you’ve dreamed of. I couldn’t of done it without Ian, and I will always be grateful with him..

Jack – 5 Star Review

I can’t thank Ian enough he has been fantastic from the start, he is always calm and ready to help, with help from him I passed my test with zero faults!! I can’t recommend Ian enough he is a great guy and a great instructor, thank you Ian!! Jack

Student Review from Rhys

Firstly, apologies it’s taken so long for me to write a review but around 6 months ago I passed my driving test with just 4 minors after being taught by Ian Beard and I can honestly say that I couldn’t of been happier with his services and training, not only a top class driving instructor but also a calm and collective gentleman.

All instructions and help towards passing my test were taught and presented in a calm and professional manor, he was also very punctual and always on time.
I would highly recommend him to anyone who’s looking to pass their driving test with confidence, not matter what level of driving you’re at!

Many thanks for the freedom Ian!

From Student Gabriel Bradley

“I would very highly recommend Ian Beard if you are thinking about taking driving lessons. He really is brilliant instructor. Always patient, ready and up for answering any questions. From the get go, you can tell you are in good hands, as he is very clear with his tutoring. He is always there to give you a push in the right direction with all aspects of driving, as well as with the all important Theory Test! He will always send you a very handy reminder of upcoming lessons, in which he will always arrive right on the dot. I strongly believe it is because of Ian that I passed first time.”


Highly recommended instructor, patient, calm and offers great advice. Helped me with passing theory test as well as the practical examination. Made me feel at ease on first lesson after never being behind the wheel before! Txt message reminders of upcoming lessons all part of a great tutoring service…thanks again Ian.

From Colin Lock

Couldn’t have asked for a Better Instructor

Look no further for a driving instructor in Colchester. From the get go, Ian was incredibly patient with me as a very nervous driver, and helped me gain confidence in my ability very quickly. I passed both my theory and practical test first time, all down to Ian’s calm approach to teaching. I will definitely come back to Ian if I need any top up lessons before I own a car or for extra motorway practice. Couldn’t have asked for a better instructor.

Claire Lawn