Licence to Drive: Professional driving instruction to develop safe, skilful and thoughtful driving habits.

Based in Haywards Heath, Sussex, offering lessons in Haywards Heath and the surrounding area.

Qualifications · Lessons · Car · Prices, Offers, Bookings, Payment · Pass Plus

Telephone (or SMS): 07742 190100

Ian Griffee and the Ford Fiesta 1.25 Style

Ian Griffee and the Ford Fiesta 1.25 Style, Sussex, 2012

Licence To Drive is a well-established driving school that has been delivering driving tuition services in your local area for over 7 years. My name is Ian Griffee, I’m fifty-six years old and have been in Sussex since 1985 following an upbringing in Norwich and four years working in the Lake District.

I have a background of twenty five years in education with my last employment as the Senior Learning Mentor in a local mainstream comprehensive.

I have spent my professional life learning and developing the skills to be able to communicate with young people in an effective, supportive, friendly yet professional fashion, which puts me in an ideal position to be able to coach, encourage and improve their driving skill and ability. Text or phone 07742 190100 for more information or to book a lesson.


I trained to be a Driving Instructor with the AA on an individually tailored course with over Eighty Hours of 1–1 tuition. I am CRB checked and have been with regular reviews since the introduction of the system in 2002. I have passed the DSA Advanced Motoring Test, am registered as an Approved Driving Instructor with the DSA (Driving Standards Agency) am also a member of the Driving Instructor Association and am registered to offer the Pass Plus course. I have been assessed and graded as an ‘A’ grade instructor.

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A ‘lesson’ usually last for 1.5 hrs although this is adaptable and flexible to the needs of the student.

All lessons are individually planned to suit the ability and progress of the student and start with:

  • Recap – Progress made the previous lesson,
  • Objectives – What we are aiming to achieve in the lesson,
  • Briefing – How we meet the objectives,
  • Feedback – How the lesson went, did we meet the objectives.

Single lessons are an hour in length but I normally run 1.5-hour slots, although this is flexible to the ability of the individual. Semi-intensive courses can also be arranged, again length and time of lessons are adaptable and flexible to the needs and abilities of the student.

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Lessons are offered in a Dual controlled Ford Fiesta 1.25 Edge. The car is ideally suited for learners and in a recent driving instructor magazine survey of 51 different vehicles is one of only a handful of cars that scored 5/5 in the survey. All pupils have said how easy the car is to drive especially with regard to vision, responsiveness of steering and control. Several pupils have opted to learn in the Fiesta, even when they have their own car.

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I am based in Haywards Heath and offer lessons within the area. Pick up and drop off can be arranged from your home, office, college or place of work, whichever is most convenient for you. When test date is approaching lessons are carried out in the test centre area to help develop local knowledge.

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Prices, Offers, Bookings, Payment

Introductory offer of 4.5 hrs for £95 (3 x 1.5 hr lessons) and from then £27 per hour.

£27 per hour.

Pay for ten hours and get the 11th hour free – the free hour is achieved by block payment of £270 in advance.

Payment accepted in cash, cheques or online transfer through PayPal.

Lesson Prices

Text or phone 07742 190100 to book!

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Pass Plus

I am registered to offer the Pass Plus driving scheme. I am a Grade A instructor. This is a mini course that offers six modules with a minimum of six hours tuition, focussing and further developing driving skills in the following areas:

  • In town
  • In all weathers
  • On rural roads
  • At night
  • On dual carriageways
  • On motorways

The course is aimed primarily at newly qualified drivers but can be accessed by anyone with a full licence. There are no formal exams to pass but ongoing assessments are carried out by the instructor and all modules must be successfully completed to the required standard. Insurance companies can offer a discounted premium to drivers who have successfully completed the course but check with your own company. The Pass Plus course is offered at £120 in students vehicle or £170 in instructor vehicle. Further information from the website.

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Ian Griffee, Sussex, 2012

Ian Griffee, Sussex, 2012

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