Derek Rodgers


Professional Driving Instructor, Hawarden, North Wales

Areas covered by Derek

North Wales

Including: Hawarden, Buckley, Broughton, Pennyfford, Kinnerton, Queensferry, Shotton, Connahs Quay, Northop, Mold, Flint


Including: Blacon, Saughall, Saltney, Handbridge, Huntington, Boughton, Christleton, Hoole, Upton

Ellesmere Port

Including: Great Sutton, Little Sutton, Whitby, Little Stanney, Capenhurst

Derek’s Bio

All about Derek…

I’m married with two children. We love fun days out, catching up with family and friends and being active as much as I can!

I’m a former PE Teacher, having changed career to undertake a new challenge after 20 years! I also wanted to be able to be around more for my family and not miss out on too many special moments.

I am a real people person and I really thrive from being able to help. I especially enjoy supporting learners to overcome challenges, to be a part of the moment when everything clicks for someone and progress is made. It provides me with a great sense of achievement.

Colleagues and family members say I have a calm, patient and friendly approach to life.

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Q & A

1. What did you do before becoming a Driving Instructor?

PE Teacher.

2. What has been your most interesting moment, while on a driving lesson?

Removing a ‘Live’ chicken from the middle of the road.

3. What has been your best, personal achievement so far?

The birth of my two children.

4. Did you pass your Driving Test first time?


5. What hobbies do you have?

Spending time with my family, playing a mixture of sports and travelling. 

Derek’s Reviews

Where should I start? Derek is an absolutely great instructor, very calm and friendly right from the start. Chatty as always to make people feel welcome and comfortable not just on the lessons but behind the wheel too! He is always happy to explain above and beyond what is needed to help keep progression after passing as he truly does care. It has been a pleasure week in week out to learn with Derek and helped me pass first time! Thank you! So if you live in the area and you’re looking for a top class driving instructor, look no further.

Jake Gregory October 2020

Derek is a brilliant instructor, he’s very calm and pleasant. Always early and if you do something wrong he will explain it in a good way so you don’t feel pressured. Highly recommended and it’s been a pleasure to learn from Derek.

Matthew Hewitt September 2020

Loved learning with Derek!! I passed first time thanks to all of his excellent, and patient tuition. Definitely recommend.

Ellie Simpson September 2020

Derek’s latest driving test passes 

Keiran – Cefn-y-bedd

Natasha -Hawarden – First Time

Cerys – 1st Time pass – Northop

Harry,  Hope

Sienna, Connahs Quay – First time Pass

Chris, Ewloe – First Time Pass

Bethan, Alltam

Tom, Hawarden

Jessica, Huntington – First time pass

Bradley, Chester

 Qualifications & Professional Development

DVSA ADI Qualified Driving Instructor

Diamond Advanced Test