Established in 1992, we provide Driving lessons in Exeter, Exmouth and Sidmouth, Dawlish, Newton Abbot, Chudleigh. We also provide PassPlus, motorway and refresher training For drivers of all ages.
Working with our clients, we have helped them overcome learning barriers such as anxiety, dyslexia, dyspraxia and autism to achieve their goals.
Looking for a career change and interested in how to become an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) ? Our ORDIT registered trainer has provided 1:1 quality training for trainee instructors since 2010. We are not a national company and don’t treat our trainees as a number or tie you into contracts with a promise of low training costs. We do treat every trainee as an individual, offer payment options to suit your budget and keep your costs to a minimum by tailoring the training to your previous experience and needs. Contact Pennie for a no obligation discussion.
Already qualified as an ADI? We also provide continuing professional development, 1:1 and classroom based training

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • DVSA ADI, ORDIT, IAM, ROSPA, DIA

Serviced Areas

  • Exeter, Exmouth, Newton abbot, chudleigh, Sidmouth, woodbury

Payment Options

  • PayPal, Cash, bank transfer

Contact Details

  Website
  City Exmouth
  Postcode EX8 1JD
  Address Westward Dr
  Phone Number 07971088925
  Mobile 07971088925

  • I would recommend this business

I passed my test 2nd time last week with the help of wonderful Frank! I was lucky enough to experience two wonderful instructors in trident, started off with Pennie but had to change due to going back to work. Frank took over and was incredibly patient and kind!! I owe it all to him for passing! Thank you so much!

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Would highly recommend Steve , he was such an Amazing driving instructor who always supported me and helped me pass the test thank you for all your help

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I passed my test with Sharon Houghton, i couldn't ask for a better instructor, she was calm and reassuring and pushed me to drive the in the best way i can. I gained a lot of confidence in the way i could drive and ended up with a no fault pass! Massive recommendation! Thanks Sharon!

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I passed 2nd time yesterday , my instructor Frank has been absolutely brilliant and helped me get to my goal of passing which I never thought would happen .I was very nervous when I started , but now I'm confident and have got over my fear of slip roads (never new it possible ) , I can't thank Frank enough !!!!!!!!would 100% recommend

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I passed with Frank just before Christmas 2019. I chose to do the practical in my own car and Frank completely supported me in my decision, he even wanted to come out with me in my car. He is very flexible in terms of finding time slots for lessons if you have a different schedule each week, and will always go the extra mile to support you. I definitely recommend Frank and Trident Driver Training as a whole!

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I passed my practical driving test today with Steve! He’s been more than an amazing teacher through it all, always seeing a positive side to things, even when they were rough! A real great teacher, and most importantly a genuinely nice guy! I therefore strongly recommend Trident Driver Training

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Andy is an amazing instructor. I was really nervous about learning to drive but Andy helped me deal with all the nerves and i passed my driving test first time. I would highly recommend Andy to anyone that wants to learn to drive.

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Passed my test today first time with just 4 minors. Couldn’t recommend trident/Nigel enough. Felt very confident considering I have had less than 20 hours of driving. Couldn’t have had a better experience. Thank you

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Her communication in arranging lessons at the beginning was brilliant to her calm, trusting and supportive lessons. Pennie was always understanding and took time to learn about each student. She was brilliant at explaining things (particularly roundabouts) over and over again until I understood them. I really enjoyed learning with Pennie and was over the moon to pass first time. Couldn't have done it without you Pennie. Thank you so much!

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Both of my children learnt with Nigel from Trident and both passed first time. Very professional from start to finish. They both felt at ease with him which is really important to give them the confidence they need to take their test.
Highly recommended

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I passed first time with Nigel and I really cannot recommend him enough.

I had first started learning to drive when I was 17 but was very nervous and eventually gave up - over 10 years later I decided to try again!

Nigel was really calm and relaxed, yet professional and methodical - he answered all my questions and explained everything really clearly making me feel more at ease being behind the wheel again!

I was definitely not a confident driver, I had a bit of a fear of roundabouts and going over 15mph...but with Nigel's help and patience I got over all my fears and passed first time with only three minors. Also worth mentioning that he's just a genuinely nice guy and we had a bit of a laugh!

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I passed first time!! Highly recommend learning to drive with Nigel. He’s a great teacher and adapts his teaching style to your individual needs. I felt very relaxed around him and learnt a lot! He’s very encouraging and positive (even when things take a couple of attempts!) Whenever I felt disheartened Nigel built my confidence back up again by the end of the lesson. Thank you so much Nigel, couldn’t have done it without you,it’s been great learning with you!

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Today I passed with Frank Hodge whom is the best driving instructor I could’ve ever asked for! He gave me so much confidence behind the wheel and was always challenging me to be the best and safest driver I could be. Not only is he a very skilful instructor but he is incredibly kind, supportive and light hearted. He never made me feel under pressure or uncomfortable and was very calm no matter the mistakes I made. I would highly recommend Frank as a driving instructor and will miss our lessons, thank you so much Frank!

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I passed my test yesterday, third time with no minors!
I couldn't have asked for a more patient, encouraging and engaging instructor. Nigel is methodical and understanding, taking time at the end of every lesson to recap and review what we had achieved and what needed to be improved upon. This really helped me understand everything thoroughly and helped me track my progress. During times that I was frustrated or anxious Nigel was calm and made me feel confident in my abilities.
I feel that learning to drive has boosted my confidence in my everyday life as a whole and it proves that if you really work hard at something you can achieve it, this is something that will stay with me for the rest of my life so having the right instructor is so important, this is why I would recommend Nigel to anyone!

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Passed first time with Pennie as my instructor! She made every lesson different and kept me excited about what I was going to learn next. Can't thank Pennie enough for how professional yet relaxed and exciting she made my learning experience. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to learn.

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Customer Testimonials

Thanks ever so much for my amazing instructor Steve who as been so helpful in every way possible as I needed to pass my test very quickly as I was moving out of the UK to go back home in France.
It was not easy for the both of us as I was working full time in a restaurant so not much time for me to take lessons ( one and sometime two a week and without driving on the side) but Steve been wonderful and always find space for me so I strongly recommend him as the Best of the Best 😊 very calm and always knowing how to make you understand everything in a best way!
Steve i can’t thanks you ever enough for all you did for me and I’m so glad I meet the lovely person you are!!!
Really want to see you in Canada, all the best for you and will miss you a lot


I passed first time today with Nigel who I couldn’t recommend enough. He was always supportive and full of useful tips and advice on how to improve (and actually increase my speed to a more preferable level). Thank you, greatly appreciated!


Passed my test with Andy today and he has been the perfect instructor over the last 7 months. When we first met I was hesitant to even get in the drivers seat of the car, today I was able to pass first time with no real issues. A great instructor who will prepare you for not just the test but your future behind the wheel.


I passed today first time with Frank as my instructor. I was very nervous to start learning to drive back in February and I couldn’t have asked for a better instructor than Frank. He’s a very calm and collected instructor which allows you to feel very at ease throughout all of your lessons. I can’t thank him and Trident Driver Training enough for helping me get my license.


Big thank you to Steve for helping me get my drivers licence today.
Couldn't thank him enough.
Helpful, easy to learn from and just a top bloke.

Would highly recommend Steve and Trident driver training.

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Tried and trusted manual & automatic driving lessons in Exmouth, Exeter, Sidmouth, Dawlish & Chudleigh. Become a tried and trusted Approved Driving Instructor. News outlets are saying driving lessons can continue which is causing much confusion to pupils! I've had two of mine ring me today to question why we are not instructing at present! This clears it up. We are sure you have seen tonight's announcement and that you will be aware that we are going into another national lockdown. We are afraid all teaching will stop as of today and will not restart until I we are advised by the DVSA that we are able to start again.