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Driving Instructor Training Centre

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Why Choose GDS for your training?
The chief Instructor David Gleeson is highly qualified and experienced.
Gleeson's Driving School is celebrating over 30 years of successful business.

  • DSA (UK) ADI 1987-1999 Passed all of the UK ADI exams first time.
  • RSA ADI 1999- present. Passed all of the RSA ADI exams first time when introduced in 2009.
  • Fetac Level 6 in Driving Instruction
  • London Driving Instructor of the Year.
  • U.K. driving Instructor of the year 3rd place.
  • Passed the ROSPA GOLD Advanced Driving Test
  • Passed the IAM Advanced Driving Test
  • Fetac level 6 Train the Trainer ( with Distinction )


After you have qualified we will help you build up your business.
With over 30 years experience we are confident that we can do this.
However, there are some areas that are oversubscribed with driving instructors and if we feel you are in one of them we will tell you from the start. On the RSA website it warns you of this, and advises you to research your area.
It is also true that there also many instructors that are not well trained or have recieved no training at all, and no amount of time will help them. After training with us you will be well trained and with an advantage over them.
You will need good marketing strategies which we can provide you with. All in all we are sure that we can you build a new and successful career, give us a call to start the ball rolling.

Below is the full profile of Driving Instructor David Gleeson

  • I trained as a Driving Instructor with BSM (British School of Motoring) which was the top training organisation
    in the U.K. in 1987, under Bill Lavender.
  • I passed all of the DSA Drving Instructor exams in England, first time, in 1987 then worked as an instructor
    for BSM for 1 year before starting up Gleeson's Driving School in 1988.
  • From 1988 until 1999 I worked as an independent driving instructor in London very successfully achieving
    a very high pass rate with my learners.
  • In 1999 I moved to Ireland and started up Gleesons Driving School, operating in Clonmel, Thurles and surroundind areas. I passed the RSA driving instructor exams all first time, when they were introduced in 2008, achieving very high grades in each exam. I have a very high pass rate here also, please read my feedback page which shows comments made by my former learners.
  • I Passed the Fetac Level 6 Trainer the Trainer course, gaining a Distinction. This is the recommended qualification for delivering the EDT lessons, that were introduced in 2011.

Driving Instructor Qualifications

rsaadi   rsacert rsacert
RSA ADI Identity Card        RSA ADI Registration Certificate      Hazard Perception Test Cert.

fetac    trainer    skid-car
Fetac Level 6 in Driving Instruction   Fetac Level 6 Train the Trainer   STAC Certificate in Skid Control

Advanced Driving Tests Passed

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Rospa Gold Advanced Driving Test.   IAM Advanced Driving Test. DSA Instructors test. RSA Driving Instructors test.

Other Teaching Qualifications

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WABBA Fitness Instructor     NAKMAS Martial Arts Instructor.

Categories of vehicles licenced or certified in.

Over the years I have gained licences in many different types of vehicles.
Cars, Motorcycles, Car and Trailer, Buses, Trucks, Tractors, Fork lift trucks, Teleporters, and Airplanes !!!
It is a great asset to have a variety of experience, in different vehicles, giving greater knowledge, skill, and insight into the behaviour of other road users. It is essential that Driving Instructors have experience in excess of the subject taught.

car motorcycle trailer
bus truck tractor
forklift teleporter airplane

David Gleeson in Competition

Scenes and reports from London Driving Instructor of the Year - 1st place
and U.K. Driving Instructor of the year - 3rd place, competitions.

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trainer   trainer   trainer

A career dedicated to motor vehicles and teaching!