"Both the theory and practical driving lessons I offer are designed to equip you with skills for life - I provide the perfect tools for all learners no matter what level of driving experience you may already have.

I am based in Menston near Ilkley - West Yorkshire and I am a fully qualified and experienced DSA Grade 6 approved driving instructor providing professional driving instruction tailored to your needs.

I have a passion for driving and transport matched by more than 20 years' experience, many of these as a fully qualified instructor. I pride myself on teaching everyone, even nervous or inexperienced pupils, how to drive safely and well. Whether this is your first attempt to pass your driving test, or you simply want to brush up on existing skills, I not only offer a range of lessons to suit your needs but a whole new, fresh outlook to help you at every step along the road to success.

Serviced Areas

  • Ilkley, Burley in Wharfedale, Menston, Otley, Addingham, Skipton, Silsden, Steeton, Bingley, Baildo

Contact Details

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  City Ilkley
  Postcode LS29 6JY
  Address 9 Bingley Rd, Menston
  Phone Number 079 2010 0395
  Mobile 07920100395

  • I would recommend this business

I'm an older than the average learner and felt uncomfortable learning to drive. Through Chris's anecdotes and wise words he put me at ease within a few lessons. Chris has the patience and willingness to give anyone the ability to pass, no matter of the level of experience.
As a result I passed first time with very little mistakes.

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  • I would recommend this business

Amazing teacher! Patient and very informative. Lessons were very enjoyble and would highly recommend if you want to pass quickly and comfortably.

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  • I would recommend this business

The best driving instructed I had! He is very patient and makes you feel so at ease. Great sense of humour so every lesson was a pleasure. Thank you for everything Chris, will recommend you to all!

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  • I would recommend this business

Highly recommend if you want to pass your test. I had years of lessons with previous instructors and never felt I would pass my test until I had lessons with Chris. He was very flexible and I always managed one lesson a week around my shifts. I did manual lessons prior to automatic but now I truly enjoy driving in automatic. Chris is very patient and if you have struggled before I'm sure you will find you can do it with Chris as an instructor. Thank you for all your help, advice and laughs. Thanks to Chris I passed first time with a near perfect drive! I can't thank you enough

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Customer Testimonials

Chris, I honestly cannot thank you enough! Highly recommended, I never thought I would ever have a driving license but today I do!! You really took your time to figure out how I learn and convinced me I could do it. You are truly an awesome man!


A massive thanks to Chris for all your help and tuition in helping me achieve my goal. I thank you for your patience, your whit and laughs along the way. Anyone wishing to learn to drive in an automatic car should contact Chris, he is the instructor you need. Thank you so much


Brilliant instructor! Would highly recommend. Chris is very calm and patient, let’s you take your time and clear with instructions. I passed first time with Chris and amazed at myself. Wouldn’t have been able to without his help and confidence in me! Thank you!


Iv passed!! I'm so so happy Chris is an amazing instructor getting me through my test, I was such a nervous driver to begin with and he's brought my confident on so much I couldn't have done it without him and can't thankyou him ebough!

From Our Website

Welcome to Chris Barker Automatic Driving Lessons: Chris is one of the leading providers of Automatic Driving Lessons in the West Yorkshire area with over 20 years of experience. During that time he has helped thousands of people to take and pass their driving test. His driving lessons will help equip you with the skills you need for years of safe and enjoyable driving. Chris runs his very popular driving school from Harden, near Bingley in West Yorkshire. Chris, I honestly cannot thank you enough! Highly recommended, I never thought I would ever have a driving license but today I do!


Chris is a fantastic instructor that helped me pass after failing 5 times before with previous instructors. No one else had been able to get me to pass but Chris made it look easy. I honestly can't thank you enough Chris for all your help, patience and kindness. I passed my test quickly and painlessly under Chris' expert tuition. He was patient and encouraging, always finding different ways to tackle the parts of driving I found most difficult (which was pretty much all of it). Having started out my lessons being very nervous and negative about being behind the wheel, I now regularly drive long distances and love it!


Automatic driving lessons are often a much better option for pupils who are having difficulty getting to grips with the manual gearbox. Obviously not everyone gets along with pushing the clutch and changing gear, using the hand brake and having to steer and concentrate whilst driving. You can book your driving test through the official DVSA website. From 2018 learner drivers will be permitted to drive on motorways, but only under the supervision of a qualified driving instructor. The Pass Plus scheme is a Government road safety initiative designed to increase the confidence and safety of newly qualified drivers.