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About Insight 2 Drive

About Us

We know how difficult it might be to find a really good driving instructor, one that is both friendly and professional.  After all you will be spending quite a few hours on your own in a car,  with someone you have never met before,  possibly driving in remote and quiet places.  You will also want excellent value for money, which as you know, is not the same thing as cheap driving lessons!

We are sure you will know that there have been many people caught out by cheap driving lesson prices, only to find in the long run they have paid more than they should have, or have booked a block booking and felt they have had to stay with a driving instructor, they simply do not like or feel comfortable with.

This is why Kathy Higgins, an award winning driving instructor and business woman, founded Insight 2 Drive in 2007.  She has hand-picked and trained the Insight Team of instructors herself, admittedly she has made some mistakes in the past, but as you can imagine, instead of dwelling on the past, she has simply learned from the experience and improved the driving school even more.

At Insight 2 Drive, you will have the backing of an entire team of driving instructors, all local to you and who work together in order to ensure you get a first time pass.  You will also have our admin team and director  to support you.  So you will always have someone to talk to, if you feel we are not getting it right.  Kathy and the whole team, take your success very seriously.

Too many people end up taking driving lessons they simply do not need, or worse still try to get through the driving test, without taking enough!  Kathy said “Over the last 10 years the driving test has changed dramatically, there is much more to do and the standard of driving is so much higher than when I took my driving test”

This is why we use our unique individual lesson plan, so that you know exactly where you are up to, how much you still have to do and your overall progress to your first time driving test pass , check out who has passed already.

Not knowing how many lessons you need or what you have to learn in order to pass the driving test first time, can be very frustrating and expensive.  A simple maths lesson can show you the value in paying for really good tuition.  So 40 driving lessons, priced at £10 per hour is the same as 20 driving lessons priced at £20 per hour, however with 20 hours of your valuable time saved!

Insight 2 Drive, also have a written ‘Learners Charter’ and always promise that you will not have to take driving lessons you do not need, if fact we are so proud of what we do well, we have launched our Premium Flat Rate package, which gives you unlimited driving lessons for just the one price!  We also make our small print very clear for all our offers and competitions.

Kathy and Team Insight have also won 6 awards so far and have been nominated many times over, she and the team also regularly give up their time free of charge to talk to schools and youth clubs about the challenges young drivers face.

We understand you want to pass your driving test first time, and we have so far had nearly 600 driving test passes and only use local instructors to you, so that they know the area well, which in turn will save time planning training routes, etc.

Many of the Insight instructors are also trained to deliver the Engage Programme, which is supported by Merseyside Police, in order to teach you the skills for life you need to stay safe on the road.  Once you have passed your driving test with Insight 2 Drive, we don’t just move on and leave you to it, we are always here for you, to help, guide and keep you updated.

During your time with us you will have access to many free resources which will help you pass both your theory and practical tests.  We also include in your lessons real driving skills, such as, how to use a satellite navigation system and route planning, in fact we often use our Pass Plus courses to drive to your university and back (distance allowing of course).

So what are you waiting for?  Contact us now and we will do our best to fit you in for your first driving lesson as soon as possible, if we are fully booked, which often is the case, we will put you on our waiting list. Be sure to check out our Facebook competitions too.

 The sure way to miss success is to miss the opportunity!

A Brief History of Insight 2 Drive.

And some nice things others have had to say about us!

A Brief History of Insight 2 Drive

It started with a transit van!

Insight 2 Drive was founded by Kathy Higgins Dip DI in 2007 with the support of her husband Brian, her daughter Emily and her amazing sister Joan Bingham. Kathy has been involved with driver training since 1995.

After leaving school at 16, Kathy started work in a local market selling cheese, she then had a series of office jobs working with Kelly Temporary Services.  She eventually settled down working for a veterinary pharmaceutical company; firstly in the office and then out on the road, selling the products to veterinary surgeons and farm suppliers.  Kathy often travelled up to 300 miles a day covering the North West, North Wales and the Midlands. After many a near miss her father suggested she took some advanced driver training.  She passed the IAM advanced test in 1995 in a white transit van and she simply got the bug for driving well and helping others to do so too.

She started training to become a driving instructor and eventually took her first learner driver out in 1999.  It was at this point she realised she wanted to be one of the best driving instructors in the country.  She started training to be a driving instructor trainer in 2002 and entered the ORDIT register (Official Register of Driving Instructor Training) in the same year.

In 2004 she was head hunted by a driver training establishment in Liverpool. Being closer to home she took up the position, however it was to be short lived and due to a breakdown in communication between the directors of the company,  the company ceased trading in 2006.

She had set her heart on running a driving school and helping other driving instructors reach their full potential.  So, Kathy then made the decision to run a driving school herself.

In 2007 Insight 2 Drive was launched and is growing from strength to strength, one driving instructor at a time.  Kathy hand picks all the driving instructors and has trained most of them from scratch, she also continues to work closely with the Insight team and on a one to one basis with the instructors to help them both with their training and business.

Joan Bingham does most of the background office work and looks after the driving lesson bookings and often keeps Kathy in check!

Read some more on our Launch Party Page…

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The Girls’ Guide to Losing Your L Plates.

Dear Kathy,
Many thanks for your invaluable advice when I was writing “The Girls’ Guide to Losing Your L Plates: How to pass your driving test” published by Simon and Schuster.  It was so useful to have your detailed feedback – here’s hoping the book goes on to help many girls (and boys) pass their driving test with flying colours and go on to be safe and confident drivers!  Information on Girls’ Guide.

Maria McCarthy.
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CONGRATULATIONS! IT’S AMAZING!

Hi Kathy,
Just having a browse on the Internet at driving schools and had a look at yours. CONGRATULATIONS! IT’S AMAZING!  I just wanted to say that you have a very impressive site and if I was learning to drive I would want to learn to drive with you.  I know that you probably know already but I just wanted to say WELL DONE!  In a few short years you have made astounding achievements and you deserve lots of credit for your hard work and the consistent effort that you place in developing yourself.  I admire you greatly and it is an honour to know you.

A few years ago you sent a text out asking what people think of you in one word.  I replied with DRIVEN!  My word was I right!! I hope 2010 is even more prosperous than ever for you and your driver training company.
Dot Riley – Passing Places Driving School.

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Ode to Kathy

The first time you met me was a test that I blew Though I’d seen you before I’d not spoken to you I decided to try again, to succeed An instructor to help, it’s you that I’d need

We began having lessons on Saturday mornings You had to put up with my so many groanings You taught me to a standard that was definitely high But at the end of my test I still had a cry

Most of the time we met in a car park Though none of my lessons were done in the dark It’s prob’ly a good job cos I was already scared As an instructor I could tell you definitely cared

You tried to make me a more confident driver It didn’t work very well but I’m still not a skiver You tried to change my driving mindset Using Anchor and Swish so that I wouldn’t fret

Manoeuvres I hated, they needed much practice That’s what you’re there for, you helped me to crack this I conquered reversing and parallel parking Look out the back window! It says in the marking

When I first came to you I had a Laguna At Easter I was changing but then did it sooner I got a Mondeo and really love this car You said you could tell cos I drove better by far

Nearing test 2 we practised THE stop ABS it kicked in and my heart gave a hop Scared rabbit you called me, froze in the headlights I stopped to recover, I’d had such a fright

I’ve written this poem to say thank you to you I can tell from your teaching you love what you do Unflappable Kathy you’re really the best You helped me to pass my advanced DIAmond test

Loads of Love Emma Waldron xxxxx

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Gavin Hazeldine
Gavin Hazeldine
2019-11-08T18:57:27+0000
I would recommend Jackie as a driving instructor for anyone thinking of having driving lessons. Jackie really helped me she was supportive and helped build my confidence driving. It was really good being able to fit in extra lessons closer to my test and having lots of feedback. Thanks to her I was able to pass first time!read more
Leanne Brakell
Leanne Brakell
2019-10-04T15:11:39+0000
I would highly recommend this company I passed with Leanne today she is an amazing instructor I couldn’t of done it with out her by my side she gave so much confidence an truly believed in me from day one has I had a terrible experience with my old instructor Leanne she really is an amazing instructor the best of the best an now she my friend x Lread more
Nadia Newman
Nadia Newman
2019-09-17T19:33:57+0000
I would really recommend Jackie as a driving instructor for anyone thinking of having driving lessons. It took me a while to start getting the hang of driving and Jackie really helped being a great teacher, supportive and building my confidence driving. It was really good being able to fit in extra lessons closer to my test and having lots of feedback. Thanks to her I was able to pass first time!read more
Rachel Morse
Rachel Morse
2019-09-15T12:37:23+0000
I completed my part 2 and 3 training with Kathy. At the time I was actually with another driving school. I found Kathy very supportive and approachable, and thanks to her help and guidance I passed my part 2 first time. During my part 3 training I realised that I wanted to join Insight 2 Drive. I liked the idea of working with a team of other instructors, and the level of continued training and support that Kathy and the academy team could offer. Kathy, Leanne and Jackie were all really helpful and I thoroughly enjoyed my training sessions with them, as I learned something new each time. They were always there when I needed help, and I never felt alone. Thanks to the help and support I received from Kathy, Leanne and Jackie, I achieved my goal and passed my part 3 and I can’t thank each of them enough. The training doesn’t stop there though, Kathy ensures that regular CPD course are available for all of the team, in order to help us develop and grow. For anyone looking to change career and train to become a driving instructor, I would highly recommend doing it with Kathy and the academy team at Insight 2 Drive. They will ensure they steer you towards success!read more
Derek Rodgers
Derek Rodgers
2019-09-05T18:22:48+0000
I chose Insight2Drive to support me through my ADI Training as I really appreciated the personal approach. I didn’t feel like a number, but a person. They worked with me to ensure that I was a great instructor and as a by product of that, I passed my Part 3 (exactly how I do with my learners). I never felt under pressure to succeed, I was supported and that I could ask anyone of the trainers for help/assistance at any point. Thank you so much for all the support and I like that this hasn’t stopped since I qualified. This is why I am now part of the business, we’re a team and I really enjoy that especially in a role that can be isolating at times. Thanks again Derek Rodgers 👍🚗👍read more
Laura Spark
Laura Spark
2019-07-20T11:09:25+0000
Had an excellent time being taught to drive by Colin - he really helped me with my confidence on the road and had loads of great tips! Thank you!read more
Catherine Williams
Catherine Williams
2019-07-17T20:03:54+0000
Jackie is a great driving instructor, without her patience I would have struggled to learn the more difficult manoeuvres. She kept the lessons interesting and fun and worked around my schedule. Revision material provided helped to keep things fresh in my memory. I would recommend Jackie to anyone thinking of taking driving lessons. Kal Williamsread more
Kayleigh Smith
Kayleigh Smith
2019-07-13T18:55:58+0000
I am currently doing my lessons with Rachel. Rachel has helped me gained my confidence behind the wheel again and has helped me achieve a lot. Always gives me the confidence boost when I’m nervous and always gives me great advice. Thank you for all your help Rachel, definitely a credit to insight2driveread more
Louise Croft
Louise Croft
2019-07-09T11:38:47+0000
Deborah Jordan was really friendly, My son loved his lessons with her, extremely calm and a caring instructor, excellent communication and reliable, Deborah was truly amazing and supported him during his test, thank you so much!!read more
Rebecca Johanson
Rebecca Johanson
2019-06-18T10:57:37+0000
Started my lessons in April with Maria & have passed today 18th June 1st time. Maria was such a good instructor, taught me how she knew I learned best & gave me so much confidence. I honestly cant thank her enough. xxread more
Guy Shread
Guy Shread
2019-05-25T16:24:55+0000
I was recommended Colin through a friend. He was very patient with my constant asking of questions and I felt he had a genuine interest in helping me pass and become a confident driver. He really settled my nerves on my test day and thanks to this I passed first time!read more
Malaika Wong
Malaika Wong
2018-12-04T09:44:39+0000
My 17 year old daughters confidence was knocked by a previous instructor. On her first lesson with Kerrie, she had big smiles. Thanks to Kerrie's teaching methods my daughter no longer hated driving and passed first time! Fabulous instructor and beautiful person. Thank you so much for all your hard work. I'm a happy and proud mum.read more
Kriss James
Kriss James
2018-07-31T15:16:25+0000
Just want to say how much of a fantastic instructor Karen is. Karen made me feel very comfortable as a learner and made the lessons fun and engaging. Thank you so so much.read more
Karen Errity
Karen Errity
2018-04-15T17:37:41+0000
Loved doing my ADI Training with insight2drive. Why? It was fun and hardwork at the same time. Since becoming a professional ADI, I enjoy being part of a team of like minded instructors whose aim is to teach safe competent driving for life and not just pass a test. Kathy and the training team continue to provide CPD (continuous professional development) to all the team so we keep our standards high, which makes us the best training academy in the region for learners to be the best they can. 5 stars all the way guys �����read more
Ellie Ianson
Ellie Ianson
2017-11-30T18:47:41+0000
Leanne was recommended to me by a friend in work, after being let down by my previous driving instructor who couldn't fit lessons in for me around my work schedule. After failing my first driving test at Southport in the summer with my previous instructor, I had already rebooked my test in Norris Green for the beginning of November when i started my lessons with Leanne in September. We had a lot of work to do in a short space of time. Leanne went out of her way to make time for me and pushed me to do the best i can. She was always thorough in her lessons and helped calm my nerves as i was a really anxious driver. I passed first time using insight2drive and can not thank Leanne enough for helping me, would recommend her to anyone!read more
Samantha Cain
Samantha Cain
2017-11-17T15:16:56+0000
One of their drivers Andy has robbed me off my money, cancelled on me every week with fake excuses and cancelled on my friend the next day with a complete other excuse so I asked for my money back (6 weeks in a row he cancelled), he then only partly gave me my money back (after waiting over 3 weeks for it) and kept the rest and is now ignoring all messages, I have contacted the company who are also blanking my messages. I’m not one to complain usually especially as he was previously a good instructor but taking somebody’s money and not repaying them back when you haven’t provided a service is disgraceful. I don’t see how you can expect someone to pass their test if you cancel most weeks. I have tried to sort this out with both Andy and Insight 2 Drive and both are now ignoring me so I will be taking this furtherread more
Danny Linacre
Danny Linacre
2017-07-23T18:53:04+0000
When I first started with Leanne I hadnt drove on the road for about 4 years and had really bad habits from driving a forklift she was really patient and I felt really comfortable with her all have the lessons were enjoyable and she managed to get threw in under 3 months with a 1st time pass I couldn't recommend insight2drive highly enough and especially Leanne she was brilliant.read more
Pauline Harvey
Pauline Harvey
2017-07-06T15:19:25+0000
I was recommended insight to drive by my friend Amanda who was also a driving instructor, I was buying a birthday package for my son, he was allocated Jerry Dowling as his instructor, I couldn't have asked for a better instructor he has helped Sam so much, and today he passed his test. Well done Sam and many thanks for all your help Jerry.read more
Jessica Claire
Jessica Claire
2015-03-16T15:06:24+0000
I began my driving lessons with another school shortly after my 18th birthday and it was horrific. I had an instructor who was a family friend and did us a 'discount' for this relationship. It was the biggest waste of time and money that i had ever invested in and after almost 40 hours of driving around Liverpool whilst he was on his phone and other distracting things I stopped and restarted when I was 20. I started with Leanne and after one lesson she gave me her estimated number of lessons I would require in order to pass to which i was shocked as it was so low!!! Even though I had a few bad habits from the instructor before. I absolutely loved my driving lessons and am writing this review 4 hours after passing 1st time in the time frame which Leanne had said it would be. She is an amazing instructor who I beyond trust and will be recommending to any friends or family who tell me they are thinking of learning to drive. I had an absolute ball on my lessons and am now considering to do my pass plus in order to do more lessons with her as i enjoyed them so much!! Many Thanks Leanne!! Don't think I could have done it without you!!read more
Sean O'leary
Sean O'leary
2014-10-25T18:59:23+0000
Passed my driving test first time with Stuart harrison adi would highly recommend Stuart to anyone who wants to learn to drive in a safe and confident way great instructorread more
Marie Boyd
Marie Boyd
2014-08-14T10:46:47+0000
Just passed my driving test with Barbra porter! Couldn't of asked for a better instructor.. So happy! From Abbie :) x
Lana McLean Mifa
Lana McLean Mifa
2014-07-14T22:12:21+0000
Joan An Vinny Bingham
Joan An Vinny Bingham
2014-06-22T23:48:17+0000
Connor Ledgerton
Connor Ledgerton
2014-05-08T18:39:44+0000
Jordan Parry
Jordan Parry
2014-02-05T22:17:44+0000
Dot Riley
Dot Riley
2013-12-19T23:04:27+0000
Autum Foster
Autum Foster
2013-12-19T01:26:23+0000
Sabrina Lai
Sabrina Lai
2013-12-17T00:54:32+0000
Līga Ločmele
Līga Ločmele
2013-12-15T23:21:15+0000
Iain Scarlett
Iain Scarlett
2013-12-14T23:10:44+0000
Susan Bunnell
Susan Bunnell
2013-12-12T14:52:07+0000
Dave Stone
Dave Stone
2013-12-09T07:59:22+0000
Guy Annan
Guy Annan
2013-11-27T06:35:39+0000
Wyn Owen
Wyn Owen
2013-11-19T14:21:53+0000
Christine Brennan
Christine Brennan
2013-11-03T22:40:46+0000
Colin Dickinson
Colin Dickinson
2013-11-02T09:59:54+0000
Henry Hipps
Henry Hipps
2013-10-30T22:38:20+0000
Andy Guile
Andy Guile
2013-10-10T13:54:03+0000
Ged Wilmot
Ged Wilmot
2013-10-08T20:46:30+0000
Tony Lane
Tony Lane
2013-09-23T13:19:05+0000
Granit Gojnovci
Granit Gojnovci
2013-09-16T14:51:27+0000
Louisa Hayhurst
Louisa Hayhurst
2013-09-05T08:59:39+0000

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