Why Choose Us?

We have an advantage the nationals will never have, we live and operate on your doorstep and to us, you are a real person not just a number!

Train on your doorstep, around your current work commitments and benefit from our unique local knowledge that will be invaluable when you start working in the local area.

Benefit from true family values that have been the backbone of my driving school’s success since 2013.


The Ultimate Driving Instructor Training Course in Stockport, Macclesfield, Manchester and Surrounding Areas.

My Ultimate Driving Instructor Training course has been constantly tweaked and tested and is specifically designed to suit YOUR requirements not ours.

Many of our competitors assemble their courses to maximise their return and often squeeze up to three trainees to a single training vehicle and then hope their trainer can cope with all three at once. (Just one of the hidden costs of cheap training).

Just think about that for a second!

You will be dividing your valuable training time by three.

We offer a personal 1-1 service throughout the course and I will be with you every step of the way from your first assessment drive right through to the day when you qualify.

You will receive help and assistance at every step of the qualifying process and we will remain on hand with career guidance, business advice and personal development once you have become a fully Qualified Driving Instructor.

Our ADI Training Courses are part time and follow a highly successful training structure. There is plenty of flexibility built in so that training can be arranged around your current commitments, this way you can work at your own pace.

Driving Instructor Training is most effective when carried out at regular intervals for short periods of time (2 -4 hours). This keeps you in frequent contact with your personal trainer, constantly motivated and allows adequate time for your home study between training sessions.

In order to maximise your time and accelerate your learning, ALL training is carried out on a 1:1 basis and you will be working with me exclusively.
(It’s for this reason we can only accept 8 trainees in the program at one time)

Our strategy has always been to offer quality for a few rather than conveyor belt training for many.


Embarking on any new career requires careful thought and research.

You will undoubtedly have many questions and quite rightly so. You are most welcome to call me on 0161 327 2136 to discuss any points you wish to raise.

I would be delighted to meet with you, I can then show you exactly how you would fit into the team once you have qualified. You will be able to see the driving school in operation, how we take bookings for our instructors, how we tailor your own individual diary and the whole working practice that has made us one of the most successful driving schools in the area.


“My training started with 1-1 classroom sessions for part one, I had around 6 sessions with Geoff and Bob, this was useful as what I covered in the classroom, I put into car training with Chris the week after.

My part 2 training was excellent, the training allowed me to cover all parts getting me ready for my part 2 test, this was comprehensive and supported me in passing my test. Both Chris and Bob offered different levels of training, Chris from the instructor’s view and Bob from the trainer/examiner’s view.

Part 3 training was the more in-depth one, Chris covered the training promptly and fully understood my learning needs, and he adapted this to suit me. I felt that I struggled sometimes and he changed things up to help me get my bearings and back on track.

The best thing about the training was doing this one-on-one, I had dedicated support and felt supported. Any issues that came up were addressed and analyzed by Chris and Bob so I fully understood what I needed to work on.

The other good thing is they both observed live lessons with real pupils, this proved valuable as this is where you learn more by getting the feedback on your lesson.

All of my training has been first class from Geoff, Chris, and Bob and I recommend any potential PDI/ADI’s to Geoff Capes Driving School.”


“Learning new skills in my driving was very enjoyable and I now see driving as an art form rather than just traveling from A to B. This part of the driving course really does change your whole perspective of driving. The driving reports supplied were extremely valuable as I was able to perfect the driving techniques between sessions”.

Laura Jones (Approved driving instructor)



“Combining the home study and the practical driving in the early stages of the course was really beneficial as it helped bring the the theory of what I was learning to life. Also having a weekly contact with my trainer was invaluable to keep me motivated and to know he was on hand to help whenever I needed him”

Mike Harwood (Approved Driving Instructor)


Avoid the mistakes of others!

“I trained at two different schools before discovering I was wasting my money. I had paid a huge amount for training that was of little benefit to me. I was also paying franchise fees but the company only found me 3 pupils in 6 months. I knew if I didn’t find someone else to train me I would fail my final exam and all that money and time would be wasted. Thankfully I found someone who immediately made things clear. He quickly identified my weaknesses and demonstrated ways to improve”.

Sarah Jacob (Approved Driving Instructor)

I think the standard of training and the value for money was excellent. Geoff Capes Driving school should be proud of the service it offers and also the support it provides to potential ADI’s. I have never met a company with so much vested interest in the wellbeing of a partner and the relationships formed across the team make it a lot easier to integrate into an occupation that in all intense and purpose can be quite lonely.

I want to thank Geoff Capes Driving School for an amazing experience and the opportunity to become my own boss. I am now filled with the confidence and belief that should be expressed by all ADI’s to want be the best and I feel that being a part of this school that is certainly something that is achievable.

Geoff Capes himself makes this seem more like an extended family and help is always on hand should it be needed I am proud to call him a business partner, mentor and above all friend.

David (Approved Driving Instructor)

I first started my driving Instructor training in November 2016 with a large well known company. It was a complete career change for me after having worked as a mobile Car Technician for many years and running my own business.
Throughout my Part 1 and 2 training, I had a 10 minute monthly telephone conversation with a member of their training team and my driving instructor. I was advised that there were lots of other trainee instructors in the local area, but we were never encouraged to meet up to offer support to each other. I felt unsure if I was doing the job correctly and giving the correct information to my pupils. My instructor was helpful, but what I would have really benefitted from was speaking to someone at the same level of training as me.

I was introduced to Geoff Capes in September 2017 as a partially trained driving instructor. I had just failed my Part 3 (1st attempt) and my franchise was up for renewal. The company that I was with were pressuring me into renewing and to book my Part 3 test ASAP. The government were in the process of changing the Part 3 test and my instructor had advised me to hold on until the new test came in, but I wasn’t getting the same support from the office. I felt really isolated at this point, it was like they didn’t want to offer me any further support working towards training for the new test.

I didn’t rebook my Part 3 test as they had suggested, I sat down and chatted to Geoff about joining his company. Within a week Geoff had given me the number of Chris one of his training instructors and we met up. Chris was able to assess where I was up to, explain what I was doing well and give me some pointers on areas where I needed to improve. With this help and support, I was able to move forward and I passed my Part 3 in January 2018.

Working for Geoff Capes is like a breath of fresh air in comparison with the last company. After joining them in November I was invited along to the Christmas night out and was able to meet the team who are all so friendly and supportive. We have a What’s App group so that all of the instructors can communicate and support each other, monthly team meetings, updates and 1-2-1 meetings. The training I have received has been more tailored for the individual and I am seen as a person rather than a number. I would recommend Geoff Capes to anyone thinking of undertaking Driver Instruction Training rather than one of the bigger more impersonal companies.

Paul (Approved Driving Instructor)

Why did you decide to become an instructor?

I wanted to become an instructor to become my own boss, to meet new people every day and to pass on one of life’s most important skills needed for the modern day.

What did you do before?

I spent 12 years serving in the armed forces and 2 years working as a youth worker.

What do you like about the job?

I enjoy the flexibility being a driving instructor gives me. I also like the fact that no two days are ever the same and there is always a challenge for me to help someone overcome.

What car do you drive?

I currently drive an automatic Toyota Yaris hybrid.

What are your interests?

I’m a keen follower of many sports including boxing, darts and American football as well as being a lifelong Liverpool fan.

(Dave (Approved Driving Instructor)

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    “I made the decision to become my own boss and be rewarded for my efforts. The decision has proved to be life changing and it’s without doubt, one of the best decisions that I have ever made.

    Do I have any regrets?

    Yes, I wish I hadn’t wasted several years of my life that are now irreplaceable”.

    Geoff Capes