1. Piper Everest
    Proper chuffed with how my test went thanks to mark. A really good instructor who helped me with my driving and nerves massively, even after only a few lessons. Would defo recommend. Cheers for everything!
  1. Maxine Morrison
    I would highly recommend Mark Cope, he's a guy who can put the most nervous person at ease, easy to talk to and very reliable.

A warm welcome to our website from us all at Mark Cope Driving School.

We hope that you can find all the necessary information you need about our company and the services we offer below.
However, if you have any further questions or queries please do not hesitate to get in touch!

Who are we?
We are a new and innovative Driving School delivering driving lessons in Stafford, Stone and surrounding areas!  
At Mark Cope Driving School we pride ourselves on creating safe, confident drivers who are able to achieve their  own personal goals whilst catering for their individual needs. We only use fully qualified DSA Approved Driving Instructors which gives you the best chance of achieving that pass you have always dreamed of, as well as saving you time and money.  We are also PassPlus registered and deliver a wide range of courses to suit all  driving abilities throughout Staffordshire. 

What will my driving lessons include?
You’ll be going out with an instructor who knows the roads in your locallity extremely well and can take you on routes that may be included in your test. They will ensure you experience all eventualities and provide you with as much technical and safety knowledge as possible in order to to equip you with the necessary skills for you to begin your own driving journey safely. You will be learning various manoeuvres, tackling different traffic signals and learning basic perception and driving skills. When the time comes for you to complete your practical test all of these things you have learned within your lessons will culminate in a 40 minute practical test when your instructor agrees you are ready.

How long will each lesson last?
Your lessons may be taken weekly which helps you spread the cost and allows you to learn in a methodical way. You can book a block of weekly lessons and receive a discount or you can just book them week by week if you are unsure of when you’ll be free. It is more cost effective to book in a block but at Mark Cope Driving School we are flexible as we understand that you may not always know when you are working in advance. 
Call us today...We have flexible packages that will suit your individual needs and will give you a choice of 1 hour, 1.5 hour or 2 hour lessons.

We also offer intensive courses which are courses that require you to dedicate a set amount of time to learning to drive. It is as the name suggests – intense - as you will spend most of the day driving but it may only be for a fortnight. This course is fantastic if you need to learn quickly, perhaps for a job you’ve applied for or if your current licence is due to expire. However, you will need to set the time and money aside as you’ll need to pay the total cost upfront – the cost cannot be spread out like it can with regular lessons. Intense courses are becoming an increasingly popular way to learn and we have very good pass rates although, this type of course is not for everyone. For example, we would not recommend this type of course for very nervous pupils as it may be too intense and stressful for them to cope with. If you are thinking of going down the intense route we would suggest speaking to one of our advisors or instructor before you choose this type of course.

How long will it take for me to pass my test?
Unfortunately, there is not a definitive amount of hours needed to pass your practical test as everybody learns at their own speed. According to the DSA the average amount of lesson time for someone learning and passing their test is between 40 and 50 hours. However, some pupils will achieve their pass in fewer lessons  than this and some may take a little longer, it really does depend on your needs as a learner!

Why should you choose us? 
When choosing to learn to drive with Mark Cope Driving School you can be sure of receiving excellent driving tuition. We not only teach you the basics of learning to drive; we teach you so much more besides. We believe in keeping you safe, making you aware of possible hazards and teaching you to use your observational skills at every point. Your safety is paramount to us and that is why we spend valuable time ensuring these extra skills are honed to perfection. Our cars are safe and comfortable to drive and are regularly checked and maintained.
Our instructor is  extremely patient, kind and fun and has a great deal of experience  teaching a wide range of learners including those who are extremely nervous. Each instructor undertakes regular checks to ensure they are providing the high standard of teaching that both we and the DSA expect. Your instructor will know the area well and will pick you up on time. We are flexible with regards to lesson times and will try our best to accommodate your preferred time and place for pick up on your lesson day. Our instructor will not get angry or cross if you make mistakes but will simply explain things to you in a way in which you can understand and let you practice as much as you need to.
​All instructors have been DBS checked (Disclosure and barring service), DVSA registered, Pass Plus registered and will always display  an ADI (Green badge) in the front windscreen. Mark is a member of approved professional bodies and follows the voluntary code of conduct. Please be assured that we only offer 1-2-1 tuition and no back seat pupils! 
Finally, we take a great amount of pride in what we do and are passionate about sharing our love for driving with you. Being able to drive opens up a world of opportunities and we look forward to teaching you and making those opportunities available to you very soon. Whether you have previous experience or are  completely new to driving why not give us a call today to start your learning journey!

 How will my progress be recorded?
Here  at Mark Cope Driving School we believe it is important for you to understand how well you are doing and identify your key areas for development. We record pupils progress and send this to you via email, this can be sent to  the pupil and parents in order for you both to keep up-to date with your progression. These records will then enable your driving instructor to plan the following lessons according to your own individual needs.
Once you have acquired the necessary knowledge and skills a mock test will be conducted towards the end of tuition under the same conditions of the real driving test. This  mock test will not only prepare you for what to expect whilst on your practical test but also to ensure that you are safe and ready to hopefully achieve that PASS!

How do I start?
When you are ready, give us a call to speak to our friendly instructor  who will be happy to discuss your needs, answer any questions you may have and help you to book lessons which are suited to you.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Mark Cope 

  1. Tracey Armstrong
    This guy is an awesome instructor!
  1. Matt Griffin
    Definitely recommend, lovely, lovely guy!!

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