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Written on: 24/03/2016 by Miyag42 (1 review written)
STAY AWAY. Instructor was extremely un-reliable. Booked lessons - kept getting either postponed, re-scheduled or canceled. Weeks before my test, he says that he can no longer provide lessons due to have a 12 hour course elsewhere. I learnt practically nothing in the 30 hours worth of lessons I had with him. He didn't teach me how to emergency stop, bay park, hill start, reverse around a corner or any other of the main manoeuvre's. I have since postponed my test and found a private instructor, I… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/03/2016 by edMiller364 (1 review written)
Had 30 or so lessons , of which were inconsistent 1 week apart , 2weeks apart and in one case almost 3weeks apart. Lessons were always moved at last minute by the instructor , very inconvenient ! I was told that I was to apply for my test 1 week , then a week later was told by the instructor I only have one vacant hour before my test the following month. Lessons were always moved or cancelled because the instructor was always going on courses but no back up plan from the company to help… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/01/2016 by Dwayne81 (1 review written)
Over the course of 2 years I had 4 driving instructors from other schools and attempted my driving test 3 times and failed. I contacted Nippers following a friends recommendation. After a handful of lessons (learning things I had never been shown before) I went for my test and passed with only 3 minors. Should of gone to Nippers right from the start and would of saved loads of money. Thank you to Nippers and my instructor… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/01/2016 by 405Barry (1 review written)
I have now tried 3 instructors with little nippers driving school now with no luck. Firstly I felt with all there was always part of the hour cut off and as they are expensive this adds up. They seem very full so do lessons back to back so I felt a sense of a rushed end. One of and the final instructor was very militant and harsh, very disheartening after the previous one who maybe didn't teach certain things from the start so this broke the confidence I had finally developed. The previous one… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/11/2013 by dave1958 (1 review written)
My son wesley passed his test today first time,he was 17 on 22/9/96 and i was attracted by nippers guaranteed pass,we had bought wesley his own car and got it insured with ikube where a black box is fitted and you are not allowed to pass your test within 6 weeks(terms of the policy)i spoke to an advisor at nippers and said i wanted the guaranteed pass,one month before wesley was 17 we paid the £100 deposit,nippers stated he would not start practical lessons until passing the theory test,he… Read Full Review
Written on: 31/07/2013 by Unhappylearner (1 review written)
I can see by these reviews that Nippers have some good instructors, but I got one who was a nightmare. I booked a 40hour intensive course starting the end of may. I was a nervous novice and I made this completely clear both to nippers and the instructor. I was not taught the basics, given no feedback about my driving etc, once I had successfully done a manoevre once that was that, I was told there was no need to practice it again. I was given no reference points or guidance on how to use the… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/06/2013 by Drwho1964 (1 review written)
I have just passed my test first time with nippers had 20 lessons instructor very good always on time made me feel really at ease aim very nervous had another instructor before an instructor from little Clacton shouted at me all the time glad I changed would recommend my instructor at nippers very happy … Read Full Review
Written on: 12/05/2013
I spent several months learning with nippers on an automatic. Every lesson, I was simply, told to drive to the test area and back again. Maybe if I was lucky I would do a few manoeuvres. The instructor NEVER went into detail about mirrors, signalling at an appropriate time, reference points or anything I actually needed to know on test. It was VERY clear he was taking advantage of my money. When I booked my test he was EXTREMELY rude about the date I booked however, he must of had a panic… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/03/2013
I did a 40hr intensive course with nippers this went fine I failed my practical and this is where the issues started I booked another test and informed my instructor of the date and time and arranged to have 3 more lessons before my test my instructor failed to turn up for the first lesson without any cancellation I then arranged a lesson for 3 days later to which he failed to turn up to once again with no notification when I spoke to the instructor to find out what was happening explaining my… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/09/2012 by bCookie (1 review written)
I had wanted to complete my driving within a year. I had joined Nippers, as I heard they were a good driving school. I had 20 hours. Each week I would have double hour lessons. Every lesson would just be driving everywhere, and not the test area. Over the next few weeks I had got to about my 12th driving lesson and my tutor would say to me, you need to remind me to do manouvres, I reminded them. But my next lesson came I reminded them, but we hadnt done any monouvres or anything, we just drove… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/05/2012
I took the 25 hours residential course at Clacton. I'd had a few lessons back in London but never had any confidence in how I was being taught. On meeting Steve my instructor, I received a friendly welcome and he took me out to assess the level of my driving. Each day with Steve I felt my confidence increase; I wasn't just being taught how to pass the test but was being made to understand driving and also started to really enjoy it. Steve would explain and repeat manoeuvres and roundabouts as… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/03/2011
i passed my test i did 30 hours my instructor was fantastic great value… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/05/2010
To Wjathome. Pointless paying by cheque as you would have to wait for it to clear, much easier paying in cash it's instant!
If you can't get to test standard in 40 hours maybe it's partly your fault too. My instructor was polite and allowed me to pay per day so i didn't have to travel with a lump some, just communicate, we're all human!… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/01/2010
Reasonably priced, reassuring and presentable instructor(that I had)… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/06/2009 by wjathome (1 review written)
Nipper SOM was unprofessional from the start :-( driving instructor asked me to pay for a 40hr intensive course up front in cash, saying that a cheque was too difficult for him to process.
Then the driving school changed the instructor, as he could not complete the course due to 'an appointment' but they wanted to start the course again and charge me for extra hours.
Finally, I was shocked that the new instructor was unable to prepare a student for test during a 40hr intensive course - he… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/07/2008
For my 21st I was bought a week's intense driving course (40 hours over 8 days) with Nipperssom. I chose Clacton on Sea. The B&B that they booked me into was nice and was in a good location. The instructor contacted me on my arrival and was very professional and friendly. He made me feel comfortable from the start and was very reassuring and patient. He was able to identify my strenghts and weaknesses and we spent time on manuvers until I was confident. I would highly recommend Nippers SOM as… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/11/2007 by salock24 (1 review written)
I undertook a short intensive course with Nippers after having not driven for 6 months and failing a test with another driving school.
The level of service I received was exceptional. The instructor was understanding and focused on things that I wanted to as well as the areas she thought could be improved for my test.
Even though I was learning and taking my test in a different town than I had done previously I still managed to pass. An A+ driving school… Read Full Review
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