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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jack robinson knaresborough
2 months ago

I 100% recommend Chris Dawson, nicest guy ever

peter seaward harrogate
2 months ago

Chris Dawson was recommended to me by my sister. Chris's teaching methods were very good and i passed first time.

ella newson knaresborough
2 months ago

I wanted a driving instructor who was local and reliable. They needed to be friendly too. Learning to drive was a lot easier than i expected it to be. Chris Dawson's teaching methods were really good. I would highly recommend Chris Dawson to others, he was really good and always nice.

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2 months ago

I came to Learn Driving UK as I'd heard so many positive things said by friends at school. They all passed first time, each had different Instructors too! I was still very nervous about the prospect of being out there on the road but was made to feel very at ease and I knew I was in safe hands. The teaching methods were spot on and I really appreciated the patience they showed me on more than one occasion. I got through my test first time too. I'm just sad to have to say goodbye to my instructor. They become a friend as you work through the process, which makes it feel more enjoyable. Thank you Learn Driving UK, you were brilliant! Yes, I would recommend Learn Driving UK

zara quinn knaresborough
2 months 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.