DriveSkills is the trading name of Paul Troke DSA ADI (car). Paul has traded as an Approved Driving Instructor since 2005. The strap-line for DriveSkills is "Learn safe driving for life", which sums up Paul's approach to the business of teaching people to drive. Using the most up-to-date coaching techniques, DriveSkills pupils learn that driving is much more that the practical skills of moving the car around our roads safely. How drivers think, how their emotions impact on the decisions they make, will affect the safety of their driving - particularly when new drivers have just passed their test and are driving alone. One on five new drivers have a crash within the first few months of driving. Coaching and the revolutionary 21LDS are applied by DriveSkills to reduce this frightening statistic, and ensure a good pass rate too!

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • Membership/Subcribed to Driving Instructors Association, Institute of Advanced Motorists
  • SmartDriving.co.uk, 21st Centuary Learner Driver Syllabus (21LDS)

Serviced Areas

  • Barnstaple, Bideford, Hatherleigh, Holsworthy, Ilfracombe, Okehampton, South Molton, Torrington

Payment Options

  • Cash, Cheque, PayPal

Contact Details

  Website
  City Great Torrington
  Postcode EX38 8QA
  Address 13 Yarde Cottages
  Phone Number 078 9169 7732
  Tollfree 0800 112 0005

Products & Services

Hourly Driving Lessons

Most new drivers will have weekly lessons of between 1 and 2 hours duration.


Intensive Courses

You will be given a FREE 1-hour assessment to determine how long the course should be, and you will have to pass the Theory test before booking a course.


Pass Plus

Pass Plus is an officially approved course for newly qualified drivers. It is designed to increase safety and lower the risk of a crash by developing further the skills learnt for the test, and extending the driving experience to include longer distances, motorways, navigation and route-finding, and finding your way around big cities like Plymouth and Bristol.


Pre-licence Courses

Young people may begin the process of learning to drive before they are 17 and hold a provisional licence. This 2-hour course is run at the Devon Driver's Centre, Westpoint, Exeter. Using the off-road circuit we cover the basics of moving the car around on the road, and how attitude and disciplined thinking impact on driving.