Learn to Drive in Bedford
About Duke & Duchess
Learning to drive is a big deal. So is choosing the right driving school for you.
Our ethos at Duke & Duchess Driving School Bedford is to deliver driving lessons that will enable you to be a safe driver for life. We use only the latest teaching methods to help you learn quickly, all whilst preparing you for the challenges of being an independent driver.
We believe in quality tuition and providing value for money in all of our lessons, and to help you achieve your goals in a way that suits you.
When you are beginning to think about learning to drive, you will have a lot of questions. How many lessons will I need? How much do lessons cost? Can I choose my instructor?
At Duke & Duchess Driving School, we aim to take the stress out of these questions by being here to help you every step of the way.
Every one of our students will be different, so we make sure that all of our instructors will tailor your lessons to suit your individual needs. We will always put an emphasis on teaching you to be a safe driver, all whilst trying to ensure you take your driving test as soon as you are ready.
Passing your theory test
One of the big challenges of learning to drive is passing your theory test. An essential part of your learning journey, this will give you all the information you need to follow the rules of the road safely.
We will help you by providing free theory test training materials via Theory Test Pro. This website will give you everything you need to be successful with your theory test, and it is completely free of charge for our customers.
It is not essential to pass your theory test before beginning driving lessons, although you will need to complete it in order to book your practical driving test.
Terms and Conditions
We send a welcome email to all of our students which includes details of our terms and conditions. We do ask all students and parents to read them.
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See What They Say
I’ve been to 3 instructors in total, 2 of which were nowhere near as brilliant as Colin, he’s polite, patient and knows exactly how to deal with all sorts of situations and nervousness. Passed first time with the help of Colin. Already recommended him to at least 3 of my friends!! Thanks again Colin!!!
David, just wanted to say a BIG thank you as a parent. You made Olivia’s diving lessons fun and she always felt at ease with you. She will miss the banter you both had. As for myself ... after Liv being the 3rd and last child learning to drive - D&D came out on top as instructors. Amazing driving school. So friendly and getting out of bed on a Sunday David to take livs for a spin at 8am !!!!! so she got one more lesson in before her test yesterday is classed in my eyes as a great company that goes the extra mile... for their students. Well done and thanks again. We have a gift for you so see you soon.
Thank you so much Donna for everything you have done for me, you made me feel so calm and you were always so positive in everything I did. You helped me realise that driving is actually a good thing and that it turns out I could do it in the end. Not many people have a way of getting through to me but you certainly did, anyway soppy bit over! Thank you so much; I really appreciate you being so lovely and patient. Take care and thank you for getting me through it, showing me that driving ain’t half bad! Thanks again, love Skye x
Had an amazing driving experience with D&D! My instructor, Harry, was always very encouraging, friendly and patient in every single one of my lessons, and made sure my skills were polished before my test, allowing me to gain confidence in my driving. Couldn’t have asked for a better instructor. Highly recommend Harry as well as Duke and Duchess for driving lessons!
I would like to say a big thanks to Jaz for helping me pass first time last month. I couldn’t have asked for a better instructor who was as patient, relaxed and friendly as you, which really helped me gain confidence on the road. Deffo missing driving lessons with you and telling you all my stories. I will always recommend to anyone who wants to start driving.
Had the best experience with Duke and Duchess, huge, huge thank you to Jess who has been such a fantastic teacher! She's such a friendly and warm person and made me feel so relaxed even in my most panicked moments, without her I would not have done it! I will be recommending her to anyone who needs a driving instructor. And we had such a laugh along the way. 10/10 would recommend!! Thank you
What a great instructor. Always accommodating to fit lessons in when it fitted with busy parent lifestyles, (even helped with the school run!). Style of training was friendly but strict (if that makes sense?) always looked at getting the best out of learner in a way that focused on the end result. Very knowledgeable of what examiners looked for and ensuring that once passed safe driving was essential. Can’t thank Julia enough, two of our family passed through her excellent tuition. Would be the first to recommend her. Thank you so so much!
I can’t thank Karl enough for his patience and commitment to helping me succeed in passing my test. I’d highly recommend Karl to any learner drivers. Thanks again!!
Wow, what can I say? Michele you’ve been absolutely amazing! I really couldn’t have done it without you. You’ve been such a great teacher, listener and friend. Thank you so much for everything, and I’ll miss our crazy lessons, they’ve been brilliant. I can’t recommend Duke & Duchess enough!
Neil from Duke and Duchess is an awesome instructor: he was clear and methodical in his teachings, patient when I made mistakes, and his knowledge of the roads and driving are second to none. I had great fun learning how to drive with Neil, particularly due to his sense of humour and the fact that he is so approachable. If you’re struggling to find a great instructor, Neil is your safest bet, and I would highly recommend him.