Hi my names James Platt and I am a fully qualified, professional driving instructor. I’ve been teaching people to drive since 2007.

I try to make lessons relaxed and fun. If you’re a nervous driver or lacking in confidence then try not to worry. I’ll only teach you at a pace that suits you.

I am based in Cowling, North Yorkshire. I cover areas around Skipton, 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.


  • Fully qualified instructor (Grade A)
  • Flexible driving lesson times
  • Collection from home, school and work
  • Lots of patience, even for really nervous driver
  • Relaxed atmosphere
  • Friendly and experienced, learning to drive should be fun
  • Easy techniques to help master those manoeuvres
  • Very high pass rate
  • Over 10 years experience


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