Chris Dawson

Driving Instructor - Harrogate & Knaresborough

I’m Chris Dawson, a fully qualified Approved Driving Instructor based in Knaresborough. I cover the Harrogate and Knaresborough areas and also cover the Ripon area including the villages in between Knaresborough and Ripon, together with the Killinghall, Hampsthwaite, Birtswith and Darley areas.

Having lived in Knaresborough for 25 years I have a good working knowledge of the immediate area and the Harrogate, Knaresborough and Ripon areas in general. The mix of both urban and rural areas within the district makes for a great opportunity for coaching pupils in all aspects of driving and makes it a pleasant environment to learn to drive in.

Whether you have driven before or not, my aim is to increase your confidence and ability to drive with the ultimate aim of helping you to pass your practical driving test. Over the course of the lessons I teach in a friendly structured way where the emphasis is on the needs of the pupil. At all times the pupils training and learning needs are put to the fore and discussion and questions are encouraged to help with the learning process within the lesson time to address any particular pressing issues as and when they occur.

If pupils want an intensive course of several lessons in a week these too can also be accommodated to fit in with your particular needs and timescale.

For those drivers who have passed their driving test and want further coaching in respect of motorway driving and other aspects of driving I offer the Pass Plus course or if you are just seeking a refresher session of lessons having taken a break from driving and are looking for guidance and coaching then these are also available.

Whether you are 17 and armed with your provisional license for the first time or have been putting off taking lessons for years and want to give it a go, I like to think that my friendly professional manner and enthusiasm for driving will help you achieve whatever it is you are looking for from your driving.

chris dawson


Driving Instructor
Chris covers the following postcode areas: HG1, HG2, HG3, HG4 & HG5 and drives a Ford Fiesta).

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zara quinn knaresborough
2 weeks ago

Learning to drive was less scary than i thought it would be, but a lot harder. Chris Dawson's teaching methods were brill and i passed my driving test first time. Chris was very patient.

maxwell wilkinson harrogate
2 months ago

The attitude of the driving instructor and reputation were important to me when i was looking for a driving school. They had to have good availability too. Learning to drive was exactly as i expected it to be, it comes naturally after a while. Chris Dawson's teaching methods were very helpful. He always had time to run over things i didn't understand, and i passed my driving test first time. I have already recommended Chris, really good instructor.

matthew creasey knaresborough
2 months ago

The quality of the driving instructor was very important to me, along with price and availability. Learning to drive was pretty much what i expected it to be. Chris Dawson's teaching methods were very good and effective and i passed first time. I would highly recommend Chris Dawson and Learn Driving UK, he was friendly, welcoming and had good teaching methods. Everything was perfect.

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4 months ago

I passed my driving test today in Knaresborough. Alex had originally been my driving instructor who sadly lost his life and Chris Dawson continued my lessons. The level of competency required to pass has increased since i started learning. Alex and Chris had a friendly and relaxed approach which helped to keep me relaxed when learning. I have already recommended Learn Driving UK to people i know

ambrose watson harrogate
4 months ago

I wanted a driving instructor with good local knowledge and from a good named school. He needed to be friendly and able to teach at a good pace. Learning to drive had its challenges, but more or less as expected. Chris's teaching methods were fantastic, really clear and patient when i messed up. I would highly recommend Chris Dawson, great teaching and flexible lesson times. I had a great experience, so there's nothing i would change.