Hello. My names James Platt and I’m an experienced, fully qualified and friendly driving instructor.

I understand that learning to drive is important to you, and that you need an instructor you can trust and will give you honest, straightforward tuition.

My aim is to train you to drive safely to a high standard for the test and beyond.

Lessons are tailored at a pace which suits you. If you feel nervous or lacking in confidence don’t worry. You won’t be asked to do more than you feel you can.

Please get in touch via my Facebook page James Platt-Driving Instructor if you’d like to send my a message or read my reviews.

I am based in Cowling, North Yorkshire. I cover areas around Skipton, Gargrave, Embsay,  Bradley, Lothersdale, Kildwick, Farnhill, Crosshills, Glusburn, Sutton-in-Craven and Silsden  Please ring me to enquire about other locations. I may be able to help.

For a no obligation chat, please get in touch via phone, text or via my Facebook page.


  • Fully qualified instructor since 2007
  • Flexible lesson times
  • Collection from home, school and work
  • Nervous/Anxious students always welcome
  • Relaxed, friendly atmosphere
  • Friendly and experienced, learning to drive should be fun
  • Easy ways to learn manoeuvres
  • High pass rate


Check out our James Platt Driving Facebook page for reviews from real pupils