Male and Female Instructors
Full Hour 1-2-1 Lessons
FREE Help with Theory Test
FREE Motorway Drive (once you pass your test)

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Established in 1999, BDS have the experience you are looking for to get you through your test quickly and Safely.

BDS only use fully qualified instructors, those with Green badges. You may find that some schools use Trainee instructors (pink badges) you may get lessons cheaper but how much experience do these instructors have?

BDS will collect you from work / college or home what ever suits you.

So for competitive lessons contact us to arrange your first lesson. Can you afford to go with anyone else?

Tel 01253 899909

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Full Hour 1-2-1 Lessons
  • Male & Female Instructors

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • DSA
  • DIA

Serviced Areas

  • Blackpool , Lytham, St Annes, Cleveleys. Thornton, Bispham, Fleetwood, Poulton

Contact Details

  Website
  City Blackpool
  Postcode FY3 0DW
  Address 68 Bleasdale Avenue
  Phone Number 01253 320080

  • I would recommend this business

I had Paul as a driving instructor for about 20 hours was a great experience for me and very helpful communication. Donna was great and a massive help and really friendly I would recommend Blackpool driving school.

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Amazing driving school I’ve Been trying to pass my driving for 7years with a different intructor I found BDS driving school only 4days before my test was due and they have help me so so much that I’ve finally Managed to pass my test Simon my intructor was amazing and very patient with me I 100% recommend BDS driving school to anyone trying to get there licence

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Absolutely brilliant team!! Donna is hot on booking the test and sorting out anything that is cancelled or rearranged. And a big thankyou to Cindy my instructor for teaching so brilliantly. I would definitely recommend the driving school and a intensive driving course

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Thank you so much to my driving instructor Cindy! After years of on and off driving lessons with different driving instructors, I found Cindy at BDS to be the most patient & helpful instructor. She always made me feel relaxed throughout lessons and helped me finally pass my test!
I would 100% recommend BDS

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Had the best time doing my course, was put at ease and enabled in becoming a competent driver which I simply wasn’t getting from weekly lessons. Can not recommend the whole team enough; everyone I dealt with was so helpful and answered all my questions, booked me in to a local hotel, sorted my test - everything! Special thanks to my instructor Mark!

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Originally had instructor Graham before lockdown, but he retired and then got Cindy who was absolutely amazing at what she does! Donna, the lady behind it all, was great she found both practical and theory tests quickly and everyone was just really welcoming. Would highly recommend for any learner looking for a friendly place to take away any nerves you might have.

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  • I would recommend this business

Booked a 10 hour intensive course through Donna at last minute. The process was easy and really stress free. On the way to my driving course our family car broke down and Cindy from BDS drove an hour a way to meet me and pick me up..... when I rang Donna to explain the situation and explain I couldn't get there... she didn't hesitate and was more worried about me losing my money. Cindy is a fabulous instructor and is lots of fun but very patient. I didn't pass my test, as I made a silly mistake. I will 100% be back to do my test with B.D.S

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  • I would recommend this business

Absolutely amazing.... After having trouble with another company....
Bds managed to fit me in last minute
My instructor was Mike he was very patient very supportive very clear with instructions.... Its amazing how much I learnt from him in such a short space of time... Its a shame I didn't have my full journey with him...
And today I passed my test first time...
I couldn't have done it without Mike.... Thank you so much

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  • I would recommend this business

Fantastic reliable service, great contact throughout with Sharon and other team members both online and via the phone. Easy and secure pay method. As for Simon, great sense of humour and very patient, as I didn't pass first time - nerves - sigh. Cannot recommend enough, fit around my work schedule. I took the intensive course as a major refresher first then Simon organised the rest for me afterwards. Thank You so much, will highly recommend B.D.S to everyone!

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Would 100% recommend BDS for anyone wanting to learn to drive. Had Liz as my instructor and can honestly say I don’t think I would’ve passed without her. Massive thank you to all of the members at BDS especially Donna for arranging the course and test which fit around me.

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  • I would recommend this business

I had Stephen wild as my instructor. A very nice, polite and helpful man. He would always arrive dead on time for lessons and made sure lessons were useful enough for me in areas I struggled with. The most helpful thing for me is that Stephen was always very honest. I preferred him telling me my weakest areas more than my strongest areas as I was always wanting to improve my driving. Overall, I would happily recommend BDS to anyone as the process of starting lessons is very easy and informative and the prices are very competitive.

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Customer Testimonials

By far the best driving school around, did a 5 day driving course with Simon and passed first time and wouldn’t of been able to do it with out him! Simon was so helpful and explained everything perfectly step by step which made everything so much easier. Use to dread thinking about driving but thanks to BDS and Simon I love it! Can’t thank them enough!!


So glad I chose BDS as my driving school! Donna is fab and always super efficient and helpful. I passed yesterday after an intensive 11 hour course with Liz who is completely amazing and has the patience of a saint! I don't think I would have been able to pass had it not been for her teaching techniques. Thouroughly recommend and will be doing so to everyone I know! Thank you so much! :)


I cannot recommend BDS enough, to get you through your driving and test. Tony and Donna are absolutely amazing and will put you at ease very quickly.
Tony was a brilliant driving instructor. Patient, informative and a good laugh.
Thank you BDS for getting me through my driving and giving me some independence back.


I came down to Blackpool and did a 3 day course and passed first time. Thanks to Liz my amazing driving instructor thanks again couldn't of done it without the help and support. Very easy to book the course and very friendly instructor thanks again :) would highly recommend Blackpool driving school.


Took a 10 hour course with Simon, and passed first time with only 1 minor! Can’t believe how much effort he put in to make sure I was ready in such a short space of time, 2 days on the road and then a test! Brilliant company, and will highly Recommend to anyone learning to drive!


Absolutely fantastic driving school. Weekend intensive with Instructor liz who was amazing thankyou so much for the experience. Would definatly recommend!!


Highly recommend BDS, I had Paul as my instructor, he is such a nice guy and amazing instructor, i was always extremely comfortable and calm with him, also passed my test today on the first attempt. Can’t thank Paul enough. Thanks


I took the 10 hour starter pack with BDS which I found online and added another couple of hours later. My instructor was Liz and she was really great and patient with me and her teaching methods were first class. I would highly recommend BDS for those wanting to learn to drive.


Brilliant, I did the 30 hours intense driving course and I am so glad that I did! Simon is lovely, dead chilled, Keeps you motivated when you want to give up, and has the patience of a saint. Forever grateful thank you all!


I came across BDS through one of my friends who had passed her test. Dave was my instructor and i am so pleased. He helped me every step of the way and is kind and caring towards his students. I passed 1st time this morning but i would not have been able to do this without Dave. A big credit and thanks so much


My wife bought me a block of 10 lessons for my birthday and with the fantastic guidance from Dave, those 10 lessons were all I needed! Dave is a credit to B.D.S. and one of the nicest blokes I've ever met and I couldn't have wished for a better instructor. Thank you to everyone involved for such a brilliant and successful experience, I'll be sure to recommend B.D.S. to anyone who is considering learning to drive!

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From Our Website

Definitely the best driving school in Blackpool and would recommend to anyone! Donna is very helpful and Simon is a great driving instructor, I would not have been able to pass without them. Thanks for helping me to pass my test just before I went away, looking forward to a lesson on the motorway when I come back! Parents or partners who are able to provide the opportunity for private practice are a massive help, both to us as instructors and for those learning to drive. The closer that you can mirror what we would do as professional instructors the more likely that success will be achieved.