07733 887447

Good Afternoon and Welcome to Dearne Valley Academy (DVA) School of Motoring offering tailored lessons from beginner to experienced.

1st time passer

Mark doesn´t just teach or learn you for your test, he teaches you the driving skills you need for the rest of your life, i was a complete novice but mark beleived in my ability to drive and lesson by lesson he made me more confident, his attitude and patients are more than comforting i felt at ease with mark, anyone looking to learn to drive shou...


My name is Mark Cowdell and I am a fully qualified and experienced DVSA approved driving instructor. Each one-to-one lesson will consist of both professional and friendly advice, giving you the right level and pace of tuition so you learn in a way that makes sense to you, making the level of progress you are happy with.

Why trust DVA School of Motoring with your training?

There are too many driving schools out there who are encouraging pupils to book their driving tests when they aren’t quite ready yet, resulting in failed first time driving tests - so why don’t you increase your chances of passing first time by joining DVA School of Motoring today!

Whether you are a beginner, experienced, nervous or confident, each pupil is special and requires their own unique structured lesson plan which will be logged regularly. This in turn allows both pupil and instructor to keep a detailed progress record to ensure that you are giving the best coaching technique along with the best possible chance of passing first time.

Driving lessons start off road learning the main controls, progressing to controlling the car up and down hills, basic junctions in housing estates. This leads to confidence and greater car control ability, on road now starts with the rural, country drive through to town and complex junctions. Learning this way reduces the amount of lessons needed and gives you a higher control ability to pass first time.

DVA School of Motoring offers high quality, value for money driving lessons in and around -

Dearne Valley | Rotherham | Wath-Upon-Dearne | Swinton | Mexborough | Brampton | Bolton Upon Dearne | Thurnscoe | Thorpe Hesley | Goldthorpe | Wentworth | Rawmarsh | Deneby

Take a look at the Passers Gallery to see what pupils have had to say about DVA!

My aim is to develop your driving skills so that you pass your test first time, and also become a safe and confident driver for life!

With DVA School of Motoring you will receive

Professional tuition from a fully qualified, experienced instructor
Flexible pick up and drop off points
One to one lessons
Full 1 and 2 hour lessons available
Block booking discounts
FREE online theory test practice
FREE test booking service

Also available

Refresher driving lessons
Pass Plus Courses


Standard rate

**Grade A Instructor**



we all learn in a different way,our experience in the driving industry allows us to treat each pupil as an individual and to build a learning plan to their own needs.
DVA School of Motoring
 07733 887447
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