David Shinkfield

Driving Instructor - Harrogate & Knaresborough

Hi, I’m David Shinkfield, one of the automatic driving instructors with Learn Driving UK, teaching pupils within the Harrogate area.

I am motivated, punctual and also like to teach in a friendly, relaxed environment as I feel this brings out the best in my pupils, allowing them to fulfil their potential with lessons tailored to suit each individual.

I passed my driving test in the late 1980’s, before theory tests even existed, and I used to regularly drive 20,000 miles annually.

I live in Harrogate with my wife and two sons, one is away at University and the other will also be going later this year.

In my spare time I enjoy health and fitness which includes playing golf at Oakdale and badminton at Harrogate Racquets club, as well as for Yorkshire over 45’s. I am also a Foundation Level qualified badminton coach.

I look forward to meeting you as you start your journey towards becoming a qualified and safe driver.


David Shinkfield


Driving Instructor
David covers the following postcode areas: HG1, HG2, HG3 & HG5.

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Beth Harris (Automatic electric driving lessons)
2 weeks ago

David was friendly, supportive, reliable and helped me with the anxiety that I had over driving. I passed my theory and my automatic practical test first time. David really helped me develop confidence. Thank you its been fab.

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Amy Jones (Automatic driving lessons Harrogate)
3 weeks ago

My mum arranged my lessons for me. David made me believe I could pass my driving test and I did first time. I can now drive to work.