Making Learning to Drive Stress-Free and Easy!

Our experienced and friendly driving instructors know the local roads and Greater Manchester test centres extremely well, they will not only put you at your ease but will help guide you through your lessons and test. Together with your instructor, you will work out a course of lessons that are tailored to the way you learn so you progress quickly and enjoy your lessons, and to any deadline you may have.

We offer manual driving lessons in Manchester and the surrounding areas of Burnage, Denton, Didsbury, Levenhulme and surrounding Greater Manchester areas. Whether you are a complete beginner looking to learn to drive or have had some lessons before our instructors will ensure that you are confident in your abilities in all circumstances from the smaller quiet roads to the busy and large roundabouts.

Driving Lessons in Manchester with a Local, Friendly Driving School

All our driving instructors are calm and patient, don’t worry if you are nervous they will build your confidence and knowledge. Our aim is to help you become a safe and confident driver who can enjoy the freedom and independence that passing your test brings.

To help you with your theory test we provide free access to Theory Test Pro, your instructor may also ask you some questions to help you prepare for your Theory Test.

We are an established local driving school with an excellent reputation and pass rate, we have helped hundreds of people learn to drive and have a team of instructors dedicated to helping you pass your test. Take a look at our recent passes and reviews to find out why we are one of the areas most trusted local driving schools.

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Book lessons at a time to suit you, we teach seven days a week and have evening bookings too. Call today on 0161 327 2105.

Manual Driving Lessons Manchester

Recent Driving Test Passes in Manchester

Poppy Harrison from Audenshaw

Congratulations to Poppy Harrison from Audenshaw, Tameside who passed her driving test at Bredbury Test Centre on 2nd January at the very FIRST attempt.

Super proud of you today, Poppy. Your positive ‘can do’ attitude helped you control your nerves, and you delivered an excellent drive. The feedback from the examiner was great. You have focussed on every driving lesson, working on the areas you needed to and your confidence has grown from strength to strength.

All the very best for the future from your driving instructor Simon and all the customer service team here at Geoff Capes Driving School.

2nd January 2024

Freya Ustianowski from Didsbury in Manchester

Congratulations to Freya Ustianowski from Didsbury Manchester on passing her driving test at West Didsbury Test Centre at the very FIRST attempt with ZERO driving faults on the 15th September.

You came to me partly trained so my role was to polish everything up and to help you master the manoeuvres. You took everything on very quickly and nailed it on your drive. Well done and thank you Freya!

All the best in the future from your driving instructor Milan and the rest of the customer support team at Geoff Capes Driving School

15th September 2023

Ben Richards from Denton

Congratulations to Ben Richards of Denton Tameside on passing his driving test on 11th August at Bredbury Test Centre on his very FIRST attempt with ZERO driver faults.

Having experience driving your motorbike helped a lot with your learning progress. Brilliant driving lessons full of laughter and chats will be missed.

Soon it should be your brother’s turn. Thank you, Ben!

Best wishes for the future from your driving instructor Milan and all the team at Geoff Capes Driving School

11th August 2023

Why choose Geoff Capes Driving School in Manchester?

Joseph Lucy from Manchester

What was the MAIN reason for choosing Geoff Capes Driving School?
I was recommended Milan and Geoff Capes Driving School by my sister who was having driving lessons with Milan.

What OTHER factors were important to you when choosing your driving instructor / school?
Patience, guidance, and a car I can fit into!

How did learning to drive compare to what you expected?
I have had driving lessons previously with different driving instructors and no-one compared to Milan – I realised very quickly that I was with a professional who knew exactly what he was doing and how to get the best out of his students.

How did you find your instructor’s teaching methods?
Milan is wonderful – very patient with me (especially when making a few very stupid errors right before my test), and offered clear guidance and easy ways of remembering rules. He was always professional and friendly, and I couldn’t recommend him enough.

Would you recommend us to others and if so WHY?
Very professional organisation with excellent driving instructors.

What could we have done better to improve our customer service or enhance your learning experience with us?
Absolutely nothing – perfect

Joseph Lucy
26th May 2023

Hannah Moore from Manchester

What was the MAIN reason for choosing Geoff Capes Driving School?
I found it was the best suitable intensive course for me!

What OTHER factors were important to you when choosing your driving instructor / school?
That I would get along with my driving instructor and to be taught by someone who is patient and calm.

How did learning to drive compare to what you expected?
It was exactly what I expected and more !

How did you find your instructor’s teaching methods?
Absolutely perfect in every way! Milan was very calm with me and made me feel less anxious when driving. I am a massive over thinker so the way Milan taught me helped me to understand how to not over think situations.

Would you recommend us to others and if so WHY?
I would recommend you to others because you offer the perfect type of teaching methods for individuals with great driving instructors.

What could we have done better to improve our customer service or enhance your learning experience with us?
Nothing at all. It was perfect

Hannah Moore 
7th March 2023

Peter Wood

What was the MAIN reason for choosing Geoff Capes Driving School?
Milan’s number was given to me by a friend and the school looked good on the Facebook page

What OTHER factors were important to you when choosing your driving instructor / school?
A friendly driving instructor

How did learning to drive compare to what you expected?
I thought it would be difficult but after a few driving lessons with Milan my driving instructor I calmed down and eventually all the procedures clicked into place

How did you find your instructor’s teaching methods?
Methodical, and very easy to remember.

Would you recommend us to others and if so WHY?
Friendly driving instructors and easy to follow techniques for being a safe and competent driver

What could we have done better to improve our customer service or enhance your learning experience with us?
There isn’t anything I would change

Peter Wood
23rd February 2023

If you would like to book a driving lesson or have any questions call

0161 327 2105