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About Us

Ltest School of Motoring was started in 2005 as an independent driving school with a vision to improve the standard of Driving Instruction on offer to pupils giving the best chance of being able to pass the driving test 1st time.

We also recognised that driving instructors need to have a career path and the opportunity to improve upon their skills and earnings potential.

We believe in a programme of Continued Professional Development for our instructors and will maintain high standards of safety, positive instruction and a commitment to professionalism in all the instruction that we offer.

Ltest School of Motoring aims to offer excellent value for money by ensuring that pupils maximise their progress and learning takes place with patient, professional instruction offered at a competitive price.

By investing in Ltest School of Motoring, pupils are making the best investment in themselves. Increasing the chance of passing first time, pupils find that they save money and become a safer, more confident driver after passing their test.

The People

James Eisen - Approved Driving Instructor & Company Director

James Eisen

James has worked as a Driving Instructor since qualifying in April 2005. Having trained with BSM, James started Ltest School of Motoring with a view to offering better value for money and a more personal service for pupils.

James has had over 100 pass successes since founding the school and is now dividing his time between providing instruction and developing the business.

Prior to becoming an instructor James was an IT consultant advising Local Government and private industry. James has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Leisure Studies. James is also a trustee of a Manchester based charity, MLJC. James lives in Sale with his wife, Samantha.

Andrew Brady - Approved Driving Instructor

Andrew Brady Andrew joined Ltest in September 2007 after qualifying as an ADI with the Instructor College. Andrew previously worked as a solicitor for a conveyancing firm in Manchester. He holds degrees in law and engineering from Manchester University. Andrew lives in Ashton upon Mersey with his wife, Mitra.

Nick Pendlebury - Approved Driving Instructor

Nick Pendlebury

Nick has worked as a Driving Instructor since July 2004. Having trained with the Instructor College, Nick started his teaching with BSM before joining Ltest in 2008.

Nick has enviable reputation for reliability and professionalism and a great record for test pass successes. He brings with him his management experience from TGI Fridays and The Hard Rock Café as well as a relaxed working style.

Nick believes that "pupils progress best when they enjoy their lessons" as his pupils will often testify.

Nick is married to Lucy and they live in Stockton Heath near Warrington with their son Noah.

Carl Slater - Approved Driving Instructor

Carl Slater

Carl has worked as a Driving Instructor since qualifying in 2004. He has gained valuable work experience from working for various driving schools and most recently worked on a Ministry of Defence contract as an instructor for intensive courses with the Territorial and British Army where he maintained a 100 percent pass rate.

Carl previously worked in the Royal Air Force for 10 years where he trained as a mechanic and after completing his service worked for a local bus company.

Carl lives in Radcliffe with his partner Seeta and son Oliver.

Carl wants to make a difference to the way people drive as he feels there is too much inconsideration and aggression on the roads.

Stephen Bell Approved Driving Instructor/Fleet Instructor

Carl Slater

Stephen, a Masters graduate, Qualified in 2006 as an Approved Driving Instructor.  Stephen previously worked for a national driving school franchise as a troubleshooter. He is a particularly adept teacher working at helping pupils with learning difficulties, foreign licence conversions and poor confidence.

Stephen is totally committed to effective teaching and learning. He promises that no lesson will ever begin with, "lets go for a drive..." Every lesson is founded upon clear, achievable learning objectives.

He is also a DSA-Registered Fleet Driver Trainer and an Institute of Advanced Motorists Registered Instructor.

Stephen lives to the south of Manchester, and has two children. He has a previous career spanning 20 years in IT and telecommunications.

Alan Kenyon - Approved Driving Instructor


Alan joined Ltest in 2011 having previously worked with BSM since 2004

Alan comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience having taught 100s of pupils through a driving test and beyond. He is always keeping his skills up to date and is a member of Driving Instructors Association.

Alan says " I always provide a professional, reliable and friendly service. I am flexible in developing each pupil according to progress and needs. I offer a variety of services, from the complete beginner, to the more experienced drivers."

Alan lives in Chadderton and covers driving lessons across North Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside.

He is married and has children and grandchildren!

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