Hello, my name is Derek Goddard, I am a fully qualified Government Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) operating my own LDC driving school franchise. I can provide intensive and semi-intensive driving courses and driving lessons in Maidstone, Headcorn, Leeds, Bearsted, Detling, Aylesford, Ditton, Harrietsham, Sutton Vallence, Wateringbury and East Malling plus the surrounding areas
Why learn with me
I have been specially trained by LDC in the use of the incredible LD System and the latest student-centred learning techniques. This combined with my caring, friendly personality will help to ensure you learn to drive
- at a pace to best suit your needs and,
- in such a way that you will look forward to and enjoy every lesson.
If you need to get started straight away you can
- call or text me directly on 07894 443360
- or buy online and I will get back to you as soon as possible to firm up a start date etc.
- or complete my contact form and I will get back to you
Alternatively, if you just want to find out more about me and what I can offer please read on.
Driving courses and driving lesson packages
I can provide a range of courses with a driving test booked at the end to suit your needs. Each one of the driving courses shown above includes
- access to my LDC online students learning hub (see below),
- the LDC driving skills DVD/workbook and
- the provision of a driving test within the price.
Together we book the driving test and then plan a schedule of driving lessons leading up to that date.
Alternatively, I can also offer you "pay as you go" driving lessons. The choice is yours.
About the LD System
Pass quicker for less with the incredible LD System. Watch and study how to perform each driving task before your next driving lesson and/or watch it afterwards to remind you of what you have learnt. Save time and money on unnecessary explanations in the car. Make more rapid progress and see your confidence grow as you mark off each of the targets in your LDC workbook and/or online. Nothing is left to chance and you know exactly where you are in the process at any time. You can see for yourself when you are ready for the test, what you have covered and what remains outstanding.
Make your first driving test your last and
equip yourself for a lifetime of safe driving
My LDC online students learning hub
The LD system is also available online through multiple devices via my LDC online students learning hub - shown below:
All my students have access to my LDC online students learning hub available through this website and our free Theory Test app on either the Apple App store or the Google Play store. This allows you to prepare for your Theory and Hazard Perception test as well as giving you access to the online version of the LD system. In this way, I can monitor your progress and help you through your Theory Test preparation as well as your preparation for the driving test.
About my business and LDC
My LDC driving school business is operated under franchise from the Learner Driving Centre which has been helping driving instructors to provide quality driver training services for over 30 years. Being an LDC driving school instructor means I have undergone specialist training in the use of the unique LD System, student-centred learning and customer care. It also means I am governed by LDC's stringent customer care and tuition standards. You need only look at my Terms and Conditions and my COVID-19 Safeguarding measures to see how serious I am in providing a truly professional service of the highest quality to my customers.
Whether you are choosing driving lessons for yourself or a member of your family, it's vital that you make the right choice.
The safe drivers of tomorrow
are the well-taught learners of today
So if you are interested in taking driving lessons or an intensive driving crash course with a patient and friendly driving instructor in the following postcode areas: ME14, ME15, ME16, ME17, ME18, ME20, TN12, please don't hesitate to contact me.