Charlie Ferguson

Driving Instructor - Harrogate & Knaresborough

My name is Charlie Ferguson, and I am a driving instructor with Learn Driving Uk.

I am married with two children aged 10 and 13, I live in the Starbeck area of Harrogate. I was born in Harrogate but lived in Wetherby most of my life, before meeting Sarah my wife, and moving to Ripon where we resided for 7 Years, before finally settling in Harrogate.

I have many interests (from motorbikes and cycling to technology and DIY) and have a diverse taste in music and film.

Until recently, I was a North Yorkshire Police officer of 14 years, during which I served as a Traffic Officer based out of Harrogate. Road safety was always a priority for me and I’ve had the fortunate (and unfortunate!) pleasure of dealing with a lot of road users for both good and bad things.

I’ve seen the catastrophic consequences of mistakes made on the road by drivers of a vehicle and, fed up with picking up the pieces I have decided to take up a career teaching people to drive, to educate them on how to be safe drivers and to try and help stop them falling foul of the law.

I have a lot of experience to pass on to you, as a new driver, and hope that you leave my tuition a better, safer driver. I’m sure I’ll share lots of stories with you during our journey together!

Don’t let my previous employment scare you however!
To do the job, you had to have a very good sense of humour. I like to think I am a fun guy and always looking to have a laugh and ultimately by doing so make your learning experience an enjoyable one. If you make a mistake, as we all do, don’t dwell on it, simply laugh about it with me and carry on. It will help you remember it for next time and you won’t do it again.

You have to remember that we’ve all learnt to drive and that there is no such thing as the perfect driver, so never be afraid to make a mistake, or ask a question, no matter how silly it may seem.

My lessons are set at a pace that is right for you the individual. You may pick things up faster, or slower than someone else but whatever the case we’ll make sure that we find the right techniques and teaching methods that suit you.

I don’t just want to help you pass your test, I want to set you up with skills you can use on the road for the rest of your life.

charlie ferguson


Driving Instructor
Charlie covers the following postcode areas: HG1, HG2, HG3 & HG5 and drives a Citroen C1.

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lawrence fontana harrogate
2 weeks ago

Learn Driving UK's training methods are simple and very easy to follow, good quality teaching and at great price. A lot easier than i expected and i passed first time

josh clarke harrogate
1 month ago

Charlie Ferguson was relaxed and picked up my mistakes quickly in order to help me make quick progress. Charlie was great to talk to. I expected learning to drive with Charlie and Learn Driving UK to be one of the best, and it was. I passed my driving test first time. Charlies teaching methods were very good, very relaxed guy and helps with everything. I would highly recommend, very relaxed environment.

matthew crane harrogate
1 month ago

Charlie Ferguson was recommended to me. The price and friendliness of the driving instructors was very important to me. Learning to drive was less frightening than i expected it to be. Charlie put me at ease and i passed my driving test at the first attempt. Charlies teaching methods were clear, concise, friendly and approachable. I would highly recommend Charlie and Learn Driving UK, great people and great value.

tom phelan harrogate
1 month ago

I wanted a driving instructor who was a good teacher. Who was able to teach me to the best of my ability. I wanted a driving instructor i could get along with and would teach me at the right speed. Learning to drive was much more fun and enjoyable than i expected it to be. But also very interesting. Charlie Ferguson's teaching methods were very easy to understand which all helped me carry out what I've learnt. I would highly recommend Charlie because of good teaching methods and enjoyable lessons.

luke luxford harrogate
1 month ago

I chose Learn Driving UK as they had good reviews and a good price. Reliability of the instructor and being safe were also important factors for me when looking for a driving instructor. I thought learning to drive was going to be harder than it was, but Charlie made it much easier. Charlie Ferguson's teaching methods were very good and easy to understand and i passed first time. I would highly recommend Charlie Ferguson and Learn Driving UK as good methods and all round nice experience.