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Pass your test with Dora's School of Motoring, established in 1991.

If you need to pass your driving test and you are looking for driving lessons in Sheffield, look no further. Dora's School of Motoring, established in 1991, has long been thought of as being a quality driving school to help you pass your test. We know that all you want is the licence to drive, so right from your first driving lesson you will learn and develop your skills until you are driving safely and ready for your test.

Call now on 0114 2813503.

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Changes to the UK Driving Licence from June 8th 2015 mean that the paper counterpart of your licence is no longer valid. Your instructor still needs, by law, to see the iinformation which was previously held on that counterpart.
Between 48 and 72 hours before your first lesson please go to www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence to get your details. You will need your National Insurance Number, your postcode and your driving licence number. You should be able to view your licence details and print them off to bring to your lesson. If you cannot print them, you must text us the access code shown on the screen and also your driving licence number at least 48 hours before the lesson. You can also save your details, where possible, on a device that we can view.
Any problems, please either call us on 0114 2813503 or the DVLA on 0300 0830013. The DVLA number is on a premium rate and calls cost 51p per minute. Written requests to the DVLA for licence details will cost five pounds.

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Some of our recent successes

All our fantastic instructors are fully qualified, patient and focussed on helping you learn to drive. Here's some more information about them and some testimonials from their pupils.

Steve Davenport

My name is Steve Davenport and I've been an Approved Driving Instructor for 14 years. I ran my own successful school for a number of years before joining Dora's about 3 years ago. I have an NVQ level 3 in driving instruction and I'm a registered fleet driver trainer/assessor.

"Steve is an excellent instructor! He is patient and clear. He was able to lighten my mood with humour on days when I was feeling defeated and was able to critique, encourage and praise me to help me reach my potential. He has an approach that really worked for me - I realised, from watching others undertaking lessons and tests on YouTube, that Steve was teaching me to a very high standard. His philosophy, of not just aiming for a 10, but going for an 11 or 12, works so well - it gave me that extra confidence and a bit of wiggle room for when it came to the test. His Suzuki Swift was the perfect vehicle to learn in. I felt safe straight away and confident to drive it very soon into my lessons. I came away from each lesson feeling I had learnt useful skills each week. Thank you Steve! And thank you Dora's School of Motoring! I thoroughly recommend you guys! Hope this review is ok! Without getting too sentimental, I'm going to miss my weekly lessons and banter with Steve, and I am incredibly grateful for his teaching and support".
- Lee Claydon, July 2014
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Roger Powell

My name is Roger Powell. I am married with 2 boys at Meadowhead. After 20 years in electrical engineering and telecommunications I trained to become a Car Driving Instructor. This I acheived in 2003 and have been with Dora's School of Motoring since 2004 and find it a great school to work for. What I enjoy about the job is the variety of people one meets, their life experience and pleasure from them passing their test and go on to become safe drivers for life.


"A huge thank you to Roger from Dora's for getting me through my driving test! I was not what you call a natural driver but Roger's patience and encouragement really helped. He's an excellent teacher and I would recommend him and Dora's School of Motoring to anyone wanting to learn to drive. Thanks again Roger you've been fantastic !!!!
- Joanne Ashton, December 2014    More testimonials

Steve Douglas

Hi, I am Steve Douglas. After meeting Ruth, my partner, in the north-east where I come from, we moved back to Sheffield after back-packing for a couple of years. I have now been with Dora's for 13 years and enjoy meeting all types of people. The best part of the job is when people pass and I see them jumping up and down, crying and laughing with excitement.

"I really enjoyed my lessons with Steve Douglas. He is so positive and I look forward to my lessons so much". 
- Teresa 2013    More testimonials

Helen Lang

My name is Helen Lang and I am a driving instructor at Dora's. I live in Sheffield with my husband, 4 children, and a cat, a dog, a snake and 2 tortoises. I have been working as a driving instructor for a couple of years now and am also part of the South Yorkshire Learn-safe-drive-safe scheme. Before becoming a driving instructor I worked for 11 years for the National Childbirth Trust as a counsellor and antenatal teacher. Before I had kids I spent 8 years in postdoctoral research in the Molecular Biology and Biotechnology department at Sheffield University. When I'm not working I love walking in the peaks, and in the past year I have started climbing at the Sheffield Climbing Works (although I'm really not very good at it).

"My name is Hena Mahmood, I'm from Sheffield and my instructor was Helen Lang. I passed my test first time on Monday 15th December at Middlewood, Sheffield. I feel ecstatic knowing I can now consider myself a safe driver! Helen has been incredible, constantly motivating me throughout our lessons. She was always organised and we had set goals to achieve each lesson. I learnt to assess my own progress and use Helen's feedback to improve my driving skills. Driving with Helen made me feel at ease. Her teaching style was calm, engaging and effective; I always took something away from our lessons and from what I have learnt I think I'll remain a safe and eco-friendly driver! Her Skoda Fabia was ideal! It didn't take too long for me to get comfortable driving it and the ride was always smooth in spite of Sheffield's bumpy roads! I have had a wonderful experience with Dora's SOM and would like to thank Helen for her patience, positivity and flexibility with lessons. I would definitely recommend Dora's School of Motoring (especially Helen Lang) to anyone aspiring to become a great driver!". 
- Hena Mahmood, December 2014   More testimonials

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We cover Chesterfield and the following areas of Sheffield:

Sheffield, Abbeydale, Broomhill, Carbrook, Chapeltown, Crookes, Darnall, Dore, Dronfield, Fir Vale, Fulwood, Firth Park, Gleadless, Grenoside, Handsworth, Heeley, Hillsborough, Hunters Bar, Intake, Jordanthorpe, Low Edges, Manor, Manor Top Meadowhead, Millhouses, Nether Edge, Norton, Oughtibridge, Owlerton, Owlthorpe, Stockbridge, Totley, Walkley, Waterthorpe, Woodhouse, Woodseats

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