Learning to drive with a female instructor

Rated Driving provides both automatic and manual driving lessons specifically designed for female learners. Building a positive relationship with your instructor is crucial for productive driving lessons, and having a comfortable learning environment is essential for effective learning.

However, finding a female instructor can be a challenge since they are less common (with only around 10,000 female driving instructors in the UK).

What’s the difference between a male and female instructor?

The effectiveness of a driving instructor is not determined by gender but depends on the instructor’s teaching style, experience, and the student’s learning style.

Both male and female instructors have to meet the same qualifications and standards, and the most important factor when choosing an instructor is comfort and rapport with the instructor.

When choosing an instructor, it is also important to consider their qualifications, experience, and pass rates. Ultimately, the goal is to find an instructor who can help you become a safe and confident driver.

Book driving lessons

Can I learn with a female driving instructor with Rated Driving?

At Rated Driving, we take pride in delivering high-quality driving lessons to our students. We believe that every learner is unique, and we tailor our lessons to their individual needs and skill level. Whether you’re a novice driver or an experienced one looking to improve your skills, we’ve got you covered.

Our driving lessons are designed to be interactive and engaging, allowing learners to feel comfortable and supported as they develop their driving skills. Our female driving instructors are experienced and knowledgeable, ensuring that learners receive the best instruction that suits their learning styles.

We offer a variety of packages to choose from, including hourly lessons or intensive courses for those who want to learn more quickly. We also provide flexible scheduling options, allowing learners to book lessons at a time that suits them.

Why Rated Driving?

How we work

Book driving lessons

Submit your booking on our website and download the Rated Driving app.

Match driving instructor

Be assigned the perfect DVSA approved instructor, from the 1000+ that we partner with across the UK.

Start your driving lessons

Track your learning progress and lesson payments easily from your learner dashboard in the Rated Driving app.

Pass your driving test

From start to finish, the Rated Driving team will support your journey to getting on the road. Chat with us directly at any time inside the app.

Where you can find us

Find a female driving instructor near you

We have female rated driving instructors across much of the UK. So whether you’re learning to drive in Chelmsford or Maidstone or Pinner or Uxbridge we’ll find the perfect female instructor to help you on your journey to passing your driving test.

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Learners love us

But don’t take our word for it, see what our customers have to say.

Anjali Desai
Anjali Desai
February 21, 2024.
Manju is a great teacher. Passed my test first time. Only needed a few lessons, encourages independent driving, gave good pointers tips and tricks
Baqar
Baqar
February 19, 2024.
Waqar is an excellent driving instructor. He was recommended to me by Kevin from the Rated Support Team. He is reliable, honest, and makes the lessons enjoyable. He taught me everything from scratch with patience and professionalism. He also helped me find a test date and organized lessons around my busy schedule. He made me feel confident and prepared me well for the test, which I passed on my first attempt. I highly recommend Waqar to anyone who wants to learn how to drive. Thank you, Waqar and Kevin!
Kail Khan
Kail Khan
February 17, 2024.
After failing my first test I had booked a second test on very short notice. Luckily Manju offered me a last minute lesson 2 days before my test, and in 2 hours Manju gave me an in-depth lesson where I learnt tips that I did not learn in my 25+ hours with other instructors! For the first time I felt like an instructor cared about me passing, which helped me stay more confident and relaxed during my test. Thank you so much Manju!
Mahdi Tafader
Mahdi Tafader
February 16, 2024.
Kay has exceeded my expectations by a mile and has gone a mile for me to help me pass. He’s been very patient with me and I couldn’t ask for a better instructor. I highly recommend Kay especially if you want to pass first time , he pushes you to your limits and teaches you every little detail to every big detail. Thanks again Kay, will definitely recommend if anyone is looking for an instructor.
Suresh Arasa
Suresh Arasa
February 16, 2024.
Didn't have too many lessons with Manju, but in just those few lessons, she gave me enough confidence to pass my test with a ton of relevant material and useful tips and tricks. Thanks a ton and highly recommend.
Arryan Saini
Arryan Saini
February 13, 2024.
Kay is undeniably the epitome of excellence when it comes to driving instruction. From the very first lesson to the triumphant moment of passing my test, Kay's unwavering dedication, patience, and expertise were evident every step of the way. His calm demeanor and clear communication instilled confidence in me, transforming what could have been a daunting process into an enjoyable and empowering learning journey. Kay's meticulous attention to detail ensured that I not only mastered the essential skills of driving but also imbibed a deep understanding of road safety and responsibility. Thanks to Kay's guidance, I now feel equipped with the knowledge and skills to navigate any road with confidence and proficiency. Without a doubt, Kay is not just a driving instructor but a true mentor and a beacon of excellence in his field. I wholeheartedly recommend Kay to anyone seeking top-notch driving instruction
Ahmed Jama
Ahmed Jama
February 13, 2024.
I passed my driving test on the first attempt, despite having taken fewer lessons and hours than typically expected. This achievement speaks volumes about Kayani's dedication and effectiveness as an instructor. I highly recommend Kayani to anyone looking to learn driving efficiently and thoroughly.
Geo
Geo
February 6, 2024.
I'm thrilled to share my experience with Kayani's driving lessons, all thanks to Kevin from the support team who pointed me in their direction. These lessons are hands down the best I've ever had. Kay's teaching style is not only comprehensive but also remarkably patient and encouraging. Learning to drive with Kay is an absolute pleasure—they make everything seem so effortless. One of the most impressive aspects of Kay's lessons is their affordability. Despite the top-notch quality of instruction, the prices are very reasonable, making it accessible to everyone. This commitment to providing high-quality education without breaking the bank is truly commendable. Moreover, Kay goes above and beyond to tailor the lessons to each student's needs. Whether you're a complete beginner or looking to refine your skills, Kay adapts their teaching approach to suit your individual learning style. This personalized attention ensures that every student receives the most effective instruction possible. In addition to their excellent teaching skills, Kay is also incredibly flexible and accommodating. They work tirelessly to accommodate your schedule, making it easy to fit lessons into even the busiest of lifestyles. This level of flexibility and reliability makes the entire learning process smooth and stress-free. Furthermore, Kay's passion for teaching shines through in every lesson. Their enthusiasm and dedication to helping students become safe and confident drivers are truly inspiring. It's not just about passing the test—it's about instilling lifelong driving skills that will keep us safe on the road for years to come. Overall, I cannot recommend Kayani's driving lessons highly enough. From their exceptional teaching abilities to their affordability and flexibility, Kay ticks all the boxes and then some. If you're looking for a driving instructor who is thorough, patient, and genuinely cares about your success, look no further than Kayani. You won't regret it!
Roozbeh Saher
Roozbeh Saher
February 2, 2024.
I recently completed my driving lesson with Salemon and passed in West Wickham. He provided constructive feedback on my mistake and helped me improve on those area. I can say that I’m confident on my junctions 😭 now and truly appreciate his dedication. Would recommend to anyone looking for an excellent driving instructor.
Yumaima Kayani
Yumaima Kayani
January 30, 2024.
I been taking lesson with Waqar driving instructor which you kindly found me with v bad experience before this. What can I say other then am so delighted that I met this instructor which is so helpful understanding caring and very much on point plus so patient. Even the support team were so helpful. Thanks so much excellent work

Learners love us

But don’t take our word for it, see what our customers have to say.

Anjali Desai
Anjali Desai
February 21, 2024.
Manju is a great teacher. Passed my test first time. Only needed a few lessons, encourages independent driving, gave good pointers tips and tricks
Baqar
Baqar
February 19, 2024.
Waqar is an excellent driving instructor. He was recommended to me by Kevin from the Rated Support Team. He is reliable, honest, and makes the lessons enjoyable. He taught me everything from scratch with patience and professionalism. He also helped me find a test date and organized lessons around my busy schedule. He made me feel confident and prepared me well for the test, which I passed on my first attempt. I highly recommend Waqar to anyone who wants to learn how to drive. Thank you, Waqar and Kevin!
Kail Khan
Kail Khan
February 17, 2024.
After failing my first test I had booked a second test on very short notice. Luckily Manju offered me a last minute lesson 2 days before my test, and in 2 hours Manju gave me an in-depth lesson where I learnt tips that I did not learn in my 25+ hours with other instructors! For the first time I felt like an instructor cared about me passing, which helped me stay more confident and relaxed during my test. Thank you so much Manju!
Mahdi Tafader
Mahdi Tafader
February 16, 2024.
Kay has exceeded my expectations by a mile and has gone a mile for me to help me pass. He’s been very patient with me and I couldn’t ask for a better instructor. I highly recommend Kay especially if you want to pass first time , he pushes you to your limits and teaches you every little detail to every big detail. Thanks again Kay, will definitely recommend if anyone is looking for an instructor.
Suresh Arasa
Suresh Arasa
February 16, 2024.
Didn't have too many lessons with Manju, but in just those few lessons, she gave me enough confidence to pass my test with a ton of relevant material and useful tips and tricks. Thanks a ton and highly recommend.
Arryan Saini
Arryan Saini
February 13, 2024.
Kay is undeniably the epitome of excellence when it comes to driving instruction. From the very first lesson to the triumphant moment of passing my test, Kay's unwavering dedication, patience, and expertise were evident every step of the way. His calm demeanor and clear communication instilled confidence in me, transforming what could have been a daunting process into an enjoyable and empowering learning journey. Kay's meticulous attention to detail ensured that I not only mastered the essential skills of driving but also imbibed a deep understanding of road safety and responsibility. Thanks to Kay's guidance, I now feel equipped with the knowledge and skills to navigate any road with confidence and proficiency. Without a doubt, Kay is not just a driving instructor but a true mentor and a beacon of excellence in his field. I wholeheartedly recommend Kay to anyone seeking top-notch driving instruction
Ahmed Jama
Ahmed Jama
February 13, 2024.
I passed my driving test on the first attempt, despite having taken fewer lessons and hours than typically expected. This achievement speaks volumes about Kayani's dedication and effectiveness as an instructor. I highly recommend Kayani to anyone looking to learn driving efficiently and thoroughly.
Geo
Geo
February 6, 2024.
I'm thrilled to share my experience with Kayani's driving lessons, all thanks to Kevin from the support team who pointed me in their direction. These lessons are hands down the best I've ever had. Kay's teaching style is not only comprehensive but also remarkably patient and encouraging. Learning to drive with Kay is an absolute pleasure—they make everything seem so effortless. One of the most impressive aspects of Kay's lessons is their affordability. Despite the top-notch quality of instruction, the prices are very reasonable, making it accessible to everyone. This commitment to providing high-quality education without breaking the bank is truly commendable. Moreover, Kay goes above and beyond to tailor the lessons to each student's needs. Whether you're a complete beginner or looking to refine your skills, Kay adapts their teaching approach to suit your individual learning style. This personalized attention ensures that every student receives the most effective instruction possible. In addition to their excellent teaching skills, Kay is also incredibly flexible and accommodating. They work tirelessly to accommodate your schedule, making it easy to fit lessons into even the busiest of lifestyles. This level of flexibility and reliability makes the entire learning process smooth and stress-free. Furthermore, Kay's passion for teaching shines through in every lesson. Their enthusiasm and dedication to helping students become safe and confident drivers are truly inspiring. It's not just about passing the test—it's about instilling lifelong driving skills that will keep us safe on the road for years to come. Overall, I cannot recommend Kayani's driving lessons highly enough. From their exceptional teaching abilities to their affordability and flexibility, Kay ticks all the boxes and then some. If you're looking for a driving instructor who is thorough, patient, and genuinely cares about your success, look no further than Kayani. You won't regret it!
Roozbeh Saher
Roozbeh Saher
February 2, 2024.
I recently completed my driving lesson with Salemon and passed in West Wickham. He provided constructive feedback on my mistake and helped me improve on those area. I can say that I’m confident on my junctions 😭 now and truly appreciate his dedication. Would recommend to anyone looking for an excellent driving instructor.
Yumaima Kayani
Yumaima Kayani
January 30, 2024.
I been taking lesson with Waqar driving instructor which you kindly found me with v bad experience before this. What can I say other then am so delighted that I met this instructor which is so helpful understanding caring and very much on point plus so patient. Even the support team were so helpful. Thanks so much excellent work

Learners love us

But don’t take our word for it, see what our customers have to say.

Anjali Desai
Anjali Desai
February 21, 2024.
Manju is a great teacher. Passed my test first time. Only needed a few lessons, encourages independent driving, gave good pointers tips and tricks
Baqar
Baqar
February 19, 2024.
Waqar is an excellent driving instructor. He was recommended to me by Kevin from the Rated Support Team. He is reliable, honest, and makes the lessons enjoyable. He taught me everything from scratch with patience and professionalism. He also helped me find a test date and organized lessons around my busy schedule. He made me feel confident and prepared me well for the test, which I passed on my first attempt. I highly recommend Waqar to anyone who wants to learn how to drive. Thank you, Waqar and Kevin!
Kail Khan
Kail Khan
February 17, 2024.
After failing my first test I had booked a second test on very short notice. Luckily Manju offered me a last minute lesson 2 days before my test, and in 2 hours Manju gave me an in-depth lesson where I learnt tips that I did not learn in my 25+ hours with other instructors! For the first time I felt like an instructor cared about me passing, which helped me stay more confident and relaxed during my test. Thank you so much Manju!
Mahdi Tafader
Mahdi Tafader
February 16, 2024.
Kay has exceeded my expectations by a mile and has gone a mile for me to help me pass. He’s been very patient with me and I couldn’t ask for a better instructor. I highly recommend Kay especially if you want to pass first time , he pushes you to your limits and teaches you every little detail to every big detail. Thanks again Kay, will definitely recommend if anyone is looking for an instructor.
Suresh Arasa
Suresh Arasa
February 16, 2024.
Didn't have too many lessons with Manju, but in just those few lessons, she gave me enough confidence to pass my test with a ton of relevant material and useful tips and tricks. Thanks a ton and highly recommend.
Arryan Saini
Arryan Saini
February 13, 2024.
Kay is undeniably the epitome of excellence when it comes to driving instruction. From the very first lesson to the triumphant moment of passing my test, Kay's unwavering dedication, patience, and expertise were evident every step of the way. His calm demeanor and clear communication instilled confidence in me, transforming what could have been a daunting process into an enjoyable and empowering learning journey. Kay's meticulous attention to detail ensured that I not only mastered the essential skills of driving but also imbibed a deep understanding of road safety and responsibility. Thanks to Kay's guidance, I now feel equipped with the knowledge and skills to navigate any road with confidence and proficiency. Without a doubt, Kay is not just a driving instructor but a true mentor and a beacon of excellence in his field. I wholeheartedly recommend Kay to anyone seeking top-notch driving instruction
Ahmed Jama
Ahmed Jama
February 13, 2024.
I passed my driving test on the first attempt, despite having taken fewer lessons and hours than typically expected. This achievement speaks volumes about Kayani's dedication and effectiveness as an instructor. I highly recommend Kayani to anyone looking to learn driving efficiently and thoroughly.
Geo
Geo
February 6, 2024.
I'm thrilled to share my experience with Kayani's driving lessons, all thanks to Kevin from the support team who pointed me in their direction. These lessons are hands down the best I've ever had. Kay's teaching style is not only comprehensive but also remarkably patient and encouraging. Learning to drive with Kay is an absolute pleasure—they make everything seem so effortless. One of the most impressive aspects of Kay's lessons is their affordability. Despite the top-notch quality of instruction, the prices are very reasonable, making it accessible to everyone. This commitment to providing high-quality education without breaking the bank is truly commendable. Moreover, Kay goes above and beyond to tailor the lessons to each student's needs. Whether you're a complete beginner or looking to refine your skills, Kay adapts their teaching approach to suit your individual learning style. This personalized attention ensures that every student receives the most effective instruction possible. In addition to their excellent teaching skills, Kay is also incredibly flexible and accommodating. They work tirelessly to accommodate your schedule, making it easy to fit lessons into even the busiest of lifestyles. This level of flexibility and reliability makes the entire learning process smooth and stress-free. Furthermore, Kay's passion for teaching shines through in every lesson. Their enthusiasm and dedication to helping students become safe and confident drivers are truly inspiring. It's not just about passing the test—it's about instilling lifelong driving skills that will keep us safe on the road for years to come. Overall, I cannot recommend Kayani's driving lessons highly enough. From their exceptional teaching abilities to their affordability and flexibility, Kay ticks all the boxes and then some. If you're looking for a driving instructor who is thorough, patient, and genuinely cares about your success, look no further than Kayani. You won't regret it!
Roozbeh Saher
Roozbeh Saher
February 2, 2024.
I recently completed my driving lesson with Salemon and passed in West Wickham. He provided constructive feedback on my mistake and helped me improve on those area. I can say that I’m confident on my junctions 😭 now and truly appreciate his dedication. Would recommend to anyone looking for an excellent driving instructor.
Yumaima Kayani
Yumaima Kayani
January 30, 2024.
I been taking lesson with Waqar driving instructor which you kindly found me with v bad experience before this. What can I say other then am so delighted that I met this instructor which is so helpful understanding caring and very much on point plus so patient. Even the support team were so helpful. Thanks so much excellent work

Frequently asked questions

There are several reasons why someone may feel inclined to learn with a female driving instructor.

  • Firstly, it could be a matter of personal comfort as some people may feel more at ease learning from someone of the same gender.
  • Secondly, religious or cultural beliefs may require a female instructor, especially for female students. Lastly, a bad experience with a previous male instructor could lead someone to prefer a female instructor.

Learn more about why would you want a female driving instructor

Yes, there are fewer female driving instructors compared to male driving instructors in the UK. Out of the approximately 40,000 Advanced Driving Instructors (ADIs) in the UK, only a quarter of them are female.

All of our driving instructors have to go through a strict vetting process to be able to be part of our platform, so you can be confident that when you connect with one of our female driving instructors you are in safe hands.

The decision of choosing a female or male driving instructor is a personal one and depends on several factors such as your comfort level, learning style, and preference.

It is important to choose an instructor that you feel comfortable with, as this will make the learning process more enjoyable and effective. Therefore, if you feel more comfortable learning from a female instructor, then it may be a good idea to choose one.

However, the effectiveness of a driving instructor is not solely determined by gender, but rather by their teaching style, experience, and qualifications. Therefore, it is crucial to choose an instructor who is qualified, experienced, and can help you become a safe and confident driver, regardless of their gender.

The gender of your driving instructor may or may not make a difference in your learning experience, as it is subjective and varies from person to person. Some students may feel more comfortable learning from an instructor of the same gender, while others may not have a preference. The effectiveness of a driving instructor is not solely determined by their gender, but rather by their teaching style, experience, and qualifications.

It is important to choose an instructor who you feel comfortable with, as this will make the learning process more enjoyable and effective. However, it is equally important to consider the instructor’s qualifications, experience, and pass rates. Ultimately, the most important thing is to find an instructor who can help you become a safe and confident driver, regardless of their gender.

Learn more about whether you should have a male or female driving instructor

Rated Driving allocates instructors based on the learner’s requirements mentioned in their enquiry. This includes factors such as preferred schedule, automatic or manual, and any other specific requests.

In addition, Rated Driving also uses the learner’s postcode to match them with local instructors in their area. This helps ensure that the learner receives a suitable instructor who can meet their needs and is conveniently located.

Rated Driving cannot guarantee that a learner will have a female driving instructor.

This is because some female instructors may have full schedules or may not be available in the learner’s area. However, Rated Driving will do their best to match the learner with an instructor who meets their requirements, including their preference for a female instructor.

If learners have any questions or concerns about their inquiry, they can always contact Rated Driving’s learner support team for assistance.

Yes, you can request a different instructor if you are not happy with the one you have been assigned by Rated Driving. You can request a change of instructor through your app, and Rated Driving will ask for feedback on why you would like to switch instructors. This feedback is used to improve the learner’s experience with Rated Driving.

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Download our app to enhance your learning experience.

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Learn to drive the smart way.

Download our app to enhance your learning experience.

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play store
download mobile