Waterlooville Driving Instructor Learn to drive with Joshua

Waterlooville Driving Instructor

About me

Hi, I am Joshua, having lived, worked and driven all over the world, a few years ago I decided to become a Driving Instructor. Based in Horndean and covering Waterlooville, Clanfield and Denmead. I teach in a manual car. You will find me very easy to get on with and I will put you at ease straight away, ensuring that every driving lesson you will feel good progress is made and your confidence has grown. I believe in setting clear and achievable goals and like to teach in a very supportive manner but at an accelerated pace. Making sure that you are safe and understand all aspects of driving.

Areas Covered -- Horndean -- Clanfield -- Denmead -- Waterlooville --

Ford Fiesta Zetec 1.4

Manual Gearbox driving instructor - -- Horndean -- Clanfield -- Denmead -- Waterlooville --


Lessons Offered

  • New Driver Courses

  • Refresher Courses

  • Motorway Courses

  • Car Hire For Test

  • Mock Test

Lesson Prices

  • 2 hour lesson £80

Send a message

If you'd like more information about driving lessons with Joshua then please fill out the form to send a message.

Call: 023 9307 1465

Waterlooville Driving Instructor

Further Info

Although I have lived overseas I grew up in Waterlooville and worked in and around the area, so as a Driving Instructor here I know the area very well, and can not only teach you to pass your driving test but through my driving school, I will be an advocate for "Safe Driving For Life". Adapting my training style to match you as I am aware that not all students are the same and people learn at different speeds. However, my common approach is very much about getting you driving and on to main roads as quickly as possible so that you can really work on your confidence.

You will find me very upfront and honest and I approach my work very professionally, I am keen to ensure that my students are at the forefront of everything that I do. This happens from the very first phone call. The investment in learning to drive can be life-changing but also it can be an expensive thing to do, that is why I will discuss the whole process with you and give you some clear advice on how to minimize your costs, the simplest of these is ideally to have passed your theory test before driving is one of the best ways to keep your costs down.

Why Choose to Learn to Drive With Joshua

  • Clear concise modern style of teaching
  • Working at a pace that suits you
  • Help with theory test
  • Local Waterlooville Driving Instructor
  • ADI(Approved Driving Instructor)
  • DVSA Registered
  • DBS Checked

My Style of Teaching

  • Safe driving for life. I am very passionate about making sure that all my students are competent, safe and know how to deal with real-life driving situations. I teach in an accelerated manner, not spending weeks going around the block but getting out on busier roads as soon as possible so as to build experience and confidence.

Areas I Cover

  • Portsmouth Test Centre.  Based in Horndean I cover  Waterlooville, Clanfield, and Denmead. People often ask me which test center is better/easier but the simple answer to that is which area do you know best, a little bit of local knowledge of the roads where you will take your test will always makes things feel easier. 

From Start To Finish

  • Novice To Full License Holder. The journey may seem challenging but from the first call I will set out a plan to get you driving as quickly and as cheaply as possible, giving you advice on your theory test and when to book your driving test. My first piece of advice is to book your theory test before you even call me.

What Is It Going To Cost Me

  • How much do I charge? My hourly rate is ₤40, However, I only do lessons in 2-hour blocks - £80, as these are far more effective for teaching. Pick up can be arranged from your place of work, college or home as long as it's within the areas I cover. Please call on the number above, I am always happy to have a chat even if it is only advice you are looking for.

Call Me On 023 9307 1465

You can also find me on Google Maps just copy and paste this link into your browser -  https://g.page/driveacademyuk

What people are saying about me


Amazing driving instructor, couldn’t have done it without him, made me feel confident with driving on the road. 10/10 would recommend in a heart beat




Lovely guy, very quick to teach


Josh is probally the best driving instructor you could ask for. He's really good teacher and could deal with my blabbering mouth every lession. Not only being a great teachers he's just a great bloke who you get to know and enjoy the lessions with. I'd recommend Josh to anyone. Cheers josh I ain't crashed yet so you've done a good job.


I started my lessons with Josh in January and within a couple of months I was ready for my test. This is thanks to Josh’s great tuition skills and patience. I would definitely recommend Josh as your driving instructor, very honest. It’s a full 5 stars from me.


Highly recommend, chucked in the deep end at first but 100% worth it in the long run. Very polite individual and easy to work with. Great at putting scenarios into context you will understand for improvements.


Very friendly instructor, and was great help in order to help me pass my driving test.


Absolutely fantastic, I would definitely recommend to either a complete beginner or an intermediate driver who needs a little help to pass. Only three lessons helping me to improve my skills and I passed first time. Definitely worth the money. 10/10.




Absolutely great instructor, made everything very simple and easy to understand, I was very nervous before my test but he definitely put my at ease. Couldn’t recommend enough!


Passed first time after only 20 hours of lessons, recommended by a friend and would recommend to anyone hoping to learn quickly and well. Thank you Josh!


Josh is an excellent instructor, he taught me everything I needed to know in under 10 lessons, and is very easy to understand from. He is very calm and friendly and also very funny. You will not feel nervous when driving with josh, I would 100% recommend


I had my first lesson with Josh late December only had 8-9 lessons of quality teaching and managed to get me passed in 2 months. Really nice guy and a very good teacher. Would really recommend to any new learners.


Josh helped me pass my driving test first time with amazing instruction throughout and making me feel confident whenever I am behind the wheel. Highly recommend :)




Josh was an amazing driving instructor who helped me pass my test first time! I was with him for around 15 two hour sessions and each time I got into the car I felt secure. Even though I would be nervous about getting on the road, Josh made me feel safe and comfortable while driving and boosted my confidence in myself and my driving abilities. He was patient with me and never made me feel silly for making any mistakes as he would talk me through what I did wrong and gave me the confidence to carry on. Driving lessons never felt like a chore, as he made every lesson less nerve-wracking and more comfortable with lots of friendly talking throughout the drive. Josh made me feel positive about my driving skills and so by the time I took my test, while I was nervous, I felt secure in my ability to pass and knew what I needed to work on the most to make sure I pass. Not only was he a great driving instructor who teaches in a efficient and professional way, but he was also a genuinely nice person to be around, which is a must when doing something as nerve-wracking as learning to drive. Definitely recommend!!!




Josh is an Excellent instructor, He's very patient and helped me to drive independently and confidently. After passing my test I feel confident to drive anywhere! My driving improved so much after a few lessons with him, I can not recommend him more!




Amazing instructor, couldn’t recommend enough. Really patient! Only started learning a couple of months ago and I’ve just passed! Over the moon


Such a great instructor! Very thorough with teaching & definitely recommend to anyone who’s just starting learning or needs a freshen up!


Couldn’t recommend enough! Josh is definitely the best out there. He made it super easy to understand everything and was always optimistic and encouraging which helped massively with my confidence. Josh gets you driving in the first lesson, automatically making you pick everything up quick. Perfect for anyone looking to learn to drive in no time ☺️


Cannot recommend enough! An amazing instructor - my daughter passed first time and has a new found confidence in her ability to learn.


Joshua was a brilliant driving instructor, from beginning to end I was constantly learning something new. He throws you into the deep end quickly and I couldn't be more thankful for that. Josh was a great laugh as well. I will 100% recommend Josh's services to anyone who is looking.


Josh was very efficient when teaching me to drive. He threw me straight into the deep end which allowed me to learn at a faster pace. I passed after only 9 weeks of learning with Josh which proves how good of an instructor he is.




Josh is a very good driving instructor that exceed all of my previous expectations. He made sure that every lesson I was pushed out of my comfort zone which allowed me to become comfortable on the road very quickly. Josh is very easy to talk to and is overall a very nice guy but at the same time he knows that you’re in the car to learn and he makes that a priority. In my opinion I found that having the lessons be 2 hours was very beneficial because it allowed me to get used to driving for a long amount of time and made it so I got the most value for my money. You could probably find a cheaper driving instructor but just like most things you pay extra for the quality lessons. I can comfortably say that Josh wanted me to pass just as much as I did if not more which is why he would never waste a lesson. Overall I would highly recommend Josh as a driving instructor to anyone who is looking to pass quickly but still wants to learn everything about driving.


If you’re looking for a boring instructor that will only go through the bare minimum with you then you’re looking at the wrong person. Josh is most likely the best instructor in the area and will go above and beyond to get you ready for both your test and actual driving. I would highly recommend picking Josh as the person who will prepare you for your test 👍


Josh is a very good driving instructor I always felt safe in the car when I first Started to learn and on my first lesson I drove to college which was really amazing and he’s very clear with how you should do things and what not to do.

10/10 definitely would recommend


Joshua was extremely helpful in teaching me to drive and very nice bloke, 10/10 and would 100% recommend to everyone.


Thank you so much Josh for helping me pass my driving test first time!! The best driving instructor with so much knowledge and encouragement! Teaches all the skills very quickly but also in detail!! Would definitely recommend!


Josh is an amazing driving instructor. Great thing with him is he gets you driving straight away which makes you confident really quickly. He is easy to get on with and gives you great advice on when you should be doing things like your theory or booking your test. Would highly recommend him!




Fantastic driving instructor, tries to pass you quickly and doesn’t drag out lessons. Highly recommend !!


Passed my test with josh today first time. He is the most friendly professional instructor there is. He became a good friend and I've never felt more comfortable learning with someone. Many thanks josh!


After transferring from a previous instructor to Joshua, the difference in quality of lessons was enormous. Josh is patient, understanding, informative and challenges you in a positive way. I had suffered some anxiety around driving but Josh helped me bring the best out of it... I passed my test last week! I would thoroughly recommend Josh to anyone. Thanks so much.


I have enjoyed my lessons spent with Josh especially his continuous support and persistence with the covid interruptions, thank you Josh #HappyDays 😀 #NeverGiveUp


Very friendly and professional, I passed first time thanks to Josh!!


Josh is an amazing driving instructor, I passed my test 1st time thanks to him :)


Would highly recommend going to Joshua to learn how to drive if ur looking for a pleasant and lovely experience then he is the right man to go to i passed 2nd time around due to being so nervous the 1st time but with Joshua's help I was able to tone the nerves down and pass absolutely ecstatic thank you




Started off as a nervous wreck but Josh has somehow managed to turn me into a much more confident driver. Will definitely be recommending to my friends who are learning to drive! Passed first time- thank you! :)


Fantastic driving instructor, very helpful and friendly, always have a nice driving experience. Couldn't have passed without josh, highly recommend


I’ve been with Joshua for about 9 months, and during that time I’ve learnt more than any other instructor. He’s professional, a good teacher and he is good to helping with what needs to be improved. Thank you 🙏🏻


When I started driving, I was nervous and apprehensive on the roads. Josh made me feel at ease instantly, giving me confidence in myself and my driving! He made sure I understood everything, and I felt completely comfortable to ask questions. Thanks so much Josh!


After first meeting Josh I knew straight away that I was going to get along with him, as he is such a great guy and easy to have a laugh with while remaining cautious during lessons. I really had a great experience with Josh as he has such a progressive way of teaching which was effective for me. Although Ive passed and Im over the moon, im definitely going to miss our early morning lessons. Thanks Josh!!


I am very grateful to have a dad as a driving instructor, I was super lucky that my birthday landed in the lockdown so I had a chance to go out and practice driving a lot and by the time lockdown ended I was ready and last week I took my practical test passing first time. Even though he is my father, I can honestly say he is a great instructor and would recommend him to anyone who wants an effective and honest teacher.


Having Joshua teach me has been an incredible experience. He worked with me to figure out where I am weakest and brought me confidence in myself and kept assuring me he knew i could do it. Our first lesson I was already out on the roads, by the help of his clear, informative instructions and assistance if i needed it. He is a very nice person to get along with and would be very happy to ease the nerves of driving by chatting and talking which is very reassuring. I am definitely going to recommend him to everyone I know wanting to learn how to drive. I couldn’t be more grateful😃


Really good quality, very patient instructor and very helpful and aware of the testing system


Been learning with Josh for a few months now and I passed my test today! Such a great instructor, really comforting and couldn’t ask for a better teacher to help me pass my test!


Absolutely brilliant. Driving instructor is clear and quick with teaching, doesn’t hang around and make you do lessons that aren’t needed. I didn’t know how to drive 5 weeks ago and I passed my test today. He is a very easy to talk to guy, makes you feel very welcome and the best instructor around here. No hanging around, good teaching and overall very good instructor. Would definitely recommend If wanting to book lessons.


Would highly recommend, brilliant teacher, very patient and taught me well.


Josh is such an amazing driving instructor, very calm, patient and clearly cares about every one of his students. I enjoyed every lesson . Definitely would recommend to anyone wanting to learn how to drive.


Very very good instructor. Helped me pass my test and understood everything I needed to know going into it before hand so I was well prepared. 10/10 lessons, I highly recommend for learner drivers!


So here I am after passing my test first time. Josh was very good at giving the right advice. He is very calm when teaching , and builds a professional and fun environment to learn and get good at driving! He explains very clearly the key-points when driving, and was a 10/10 instructor each time I got in the car with him. Many thanks Josh!!


Very good driving instructor, taught me all I needed to know to be able to pass 1st time with only 5 minors and very nice man in general.

Sarah - Eryn's Mum

Choosing a driving instructor for your child is a big responsibility but Joshua was amazing.

From my daughters first lesson he made her feel relaxed, comfortable snd at ease. He pushed her where he saw her ability and worked on the areas of weakness always giving her encouragement and praise. We unfortunately started lessons just before lockdown but he continued to coach us as parents on what to focus on and even gave us useful routes to take her to practice until he could resume lessons. He sent links to useful sites and always kept in touch to ask of her progress.

I honestly can’t recommend Joshua highly enough. He is very professional, highly organised and so helpful, nothing is too much trouble. I certainly feel his lessons were amazing value for money. Every lesson was utilised in learning what was needed to pass, not wasted and ineffective. In comparison to some of my daughters friends instructors, they still seem to be learning the basics after many hours of lessons. Eryn passed first time and felt very ready to take her test.

Thank you Joshua.

I would thorough recommend Joshua from Driving Academy, you’d mad to look anywhere else!


Josh made me feel so at ease right from the very start of my driving journey. He was very encouraging in every lesson, giving me both constructive criticism and all the confidence I needed to get out on the road. During lockdown he kept in touch with me to make sure all was going well with practicing and to ensure I was always on track to pass. He made the most of absolutely every lesson and I couldn’t recommend Josh enough! Thankyou.


Just want to say thank you, I was so nervous at first driving but josh always made me feel like it was ok and I’ll be fine. Always had a good time driving and always gave me confidence to progress. Also gave the best feedback and what to work on next after each session. Passed my test recently and couldn’t have asked for a better instructor!!! Thank you josh!!


I can't begin to express how thankful I am for Joshua's reliability and support! He has been the definition of patience. 10/10 would recommend to anyone.


Brilliant instructor, very honest and straight to the point in telling you what you need to improve on and he doesn’t drag out the lessons. Would definitely recommend


Best driving instructor passed first time, really professional and highly recommend


Brilliant instructor. Very honest, didn't drag out the lessons I needed. Very helpful with getting a slot in these troubling times. Thanks to him I passed first time. Would recommend this instructor to everybody..


Just passed with 2 minor faults, Josh is a great instructor and puts his students passing over anything. Had a great time learning with Josh and would recommend him to anyone struggling to learn or learning to drive, cheers Josh


amazing!! couldn’t recommend enough, patient but pushes you to make you understand how capable you are, built my confidence from zero and allowed me to realise what i can do!!


Josh is a great driving instructor giving nothing but useful tips and advice. Best part about Josh is that he doesn't rip you off, he will give you the lessons you need and get you passed without any unnecessary lessons


The drive academy is amazing! Thanks to my instructor Josh, I felt comfortable and at ease while learning to drive. He is very patient which is one of the things that was important to me whilst I was learning. I 100% recommend Josh without a doubt to anyone who is looking on learning how to drive in the local areas.


Couldn’t recommend Josh enough !!! After lessons with a previous company didn’t go to plan I got in touch with josh. Very friendly and helpful, after 5 weeks and 10 hours of driving I passed my test first time. A calm atmosphere and plenty of tips along the way to correct any of my mistakes and teach me the easiest way to do things. Can’t thank Josh enough.


Very good, would recommend.


I went through my fair share if driving instructors, and josh was far the best. He was so good at accomitating to my dylexica and dypraxia and worked around my needs, couldn't thank him enough. Really recommend.

Jane - Bonita's Mum

Josh is a great instructor, who gave my daughter confidence and the right tuition to get ready for her test. Happy to say 1st time passing her test, I would not hesitate in recommending Josh to other learners.

Tim - Harvey's Dad

Josh did a great job, super helpful, made a clear effort to squeeze us in, very relaxed as an instructor, just made the process so easy and of course achieved the ultimate aim, a pass. Would highly recommend...thank you Josh!


Josh is a brilliant instructor, his teaching is to the point and very professional. He is very easy to drive with and allowed me to learn effectively without any nonsense. I would highly recommend him to any learner driver looking for an exceptional instructor, I was very much impressed by how quickly my driving improved. 10/10!


Really enjoyed Josh’s driving lessons , builds your driving confidence in no time. Supportive and a nice guy.


Many thanks to Josh, I passed my driving test despite the stormy weather today! I would highly recommend him if you want to be a safe driver. P.S. Josh, I will definitely apply your tips in driving and Will maintain to the left 😉


Thanks to Josh's patients and great knowledge of driving I was able to pass my test comfortably and confidently. Originally thinking I was going to need to do an intensive course as I hadn't had a lesson in over 2 years, Josh assessed my driving on our first lesson and was honest with what I would need to do going forward. I didn't need to take an intensive course which saved me money and I passed first go 4 weeks later! Highly recommend Josh to anyone looking for a reliable, friendly driving instructor.


I passed first time with Josh and in less than 2 months. Josh is an Amazing instructor who made me feel comfortable and confident with every drive. He was also patient and encouraging throughout every lesson and I cannot recommend his services enough.


Josh is an excellent instructor who made me feel relaxed from the beginning. I started lessons earlier this year, having had a number of years off after starting with a different instructor.  He’s a patient and encouraging teacher and I quickly found myself enjoying driving. He made me feel confident for the test which I passed in Chichester. Couldn’t recommend highly enough!


After failing my driving test, I switched to Joshua. After one lesson with Josh he immediately boosted my confidence and I learnt so much more than with my previous instructor. He was calm and patient which really put me at ease whilst driving, I highly recommend!


would highly recommend josh! incredibly patient and creates a safe environment so you don’t ever feel nervous. he really boosted my confidence in driving and i passed first time!! wouldn’t recommend anyone more!


I switched driving instructors and started learning with Josh. I was able to pass my test with Josh in Chichester, he made me feel so at ease, he also put me into real life driving situations. I would definitely recommend learning to drive with him.


I’ve been learning to drive with Josh since earlier this year and have found him to be a very good instructor that I would recommend to anyone. He also advised me to book my test in Chichester as I had a long wait for my test in Portsmouth which got me my licence a lot sooner. Thanks Josh


I would a million percent recommend Joshua! He’s so patient and good. I suffer from anxiety and he was so understanding with me. He didn’t make me feel like he was rushing me or just out to get my money. He really wanted me to pass! I can not recommend him enough! In fact he’s so good I’m sending my husband to him!!

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