1 hour lesson £34



2 Hour lesson £65





Our driving instructors will deliver driving lessons in the following areas:- 




North Tyneside

Newcastle Upon Tyne









Seaton Delaval

Seaton Sluice

New Hartley

Forest Hall





and surrounding areas





Well Done to the following pupils who have recently PASSED their Test:


Hope Black on passing 1st time with only 1  driving fault


Kyle Jay on passing with only 3 driving faults


Adam Pearce on passing on his 1st attempt


Aidan Pogson on passing with ZERO driving faults 


Chloe Leighton on passing with only 2 driving faults


Ben Nicholson on passing on his 1st attempt


Joey O'Hara on passing on his !st attempt


Jamie Brown on passing his test


Matty Griggs on passing on his 1st attempt


Miles Morrison on passing his test


Josh Bradley on passing his test


Tai Jesse Gray on apassing their test


Matt Wilson on passing on is 1st attempt


Charlie Potts on passing on his 1st attempt


Jack Wilkinson on passing on his 1st attempt


Hannah Shaw Bollands on passing on her 1st attempt


Sarah Shaw Bollands on passing on her 1st attempt


Lennon Trinder on passing on his 1st attempt with only 1 driving fault


Imogen Black on passing with 1 driving fault


Leo Berry on passing with only 2 driving faults


Will Hunter on passing on his 1st attempt


Dan Wilson on passing on his 1st attempt


Ella Wilson on passing on her 1st attempt


Gyles Waterstone on passing on his 1st attempt

with ZERO driving faults


Dan Kennedy on passing on his 2nd attempt with

only 1 driving fault


Conner McKenna on passing on his 1st attempt

Josh Rayner on passing on his 1st attempt


Rowan Custance on passing with ZERO driving faults


Sophie Teasdale on passing on her 1st attempt


Jack Wintringham on passing on his 1st attempt


Will Hancock on passing on his 1st attempt


Georgia Miller on passing with ZERO faults


Bethany Pears on passing on her 1st attempt


Abby McFarlane on passing on her 1st attempt


Kai Sample on passing on his 1st attempt


Rebecca Maugham on passing on her first attempt with only 1 driving fault


Ethan Beckford on passing on his first attempt




Click here  To see more passes in our Roll of honour

To book lessons Tel: 07838 123293 or text "Call back" and your name, and we will call you back.


Next 2 Pass driving school offers quality, affordable driving lessons with an excellent first time pass rate. Our Driving Instructors are  grade A qualified, friendly, professional and patient. Based in Cramlington, covering Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, North Tyneside and Blyth Valley and surrounding areas.


Next 2 Pass offer a range of driving courses including intensive, motorway driving and pass plus. Whether a pupil has already passed a driving test but requires some refresher driving lessons or is a novice driver, Next 2 Pass can accommodate their needs including drivers who require extended test driving tuition. 


Next 2 Pass come highly recommended by their current and former pupils. Instructors are flexible with pick up or drop off points and pupils can choose to start or finish their lesson at home, school, college or place of work.





Guest Book

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A huge thank you to Mark, very professional tuition, got my son Ben through his test first time, a great achievement given the issues with Covid and the large gaps in tuition it caused, many many thanks, would not hesitate to recommend this driving school.
Mark is a brilliant driving instructor who teaches well and is very patient. He's very friendly and makes a relaxed atmosphere to learn in. He was also very reassuring when I was terrified of taking my test and I managed to pass with no faults.
Fantastic driving instructor, reasonable pricing and able to quickly identify how many lessons to pass test. Would recommend. Passed first time
I would thoroughly recommend Mark as a driving instructor. He is very friendly and creates a relaxed environment in which to learn. I passed with only two minors so I am very grateful! Thank you very much!
Amazing driving instructor, first day driving I was so nervous mark took his time and helped me so much, you think lessons are just going to be boring but mark made you laugh and have such a fun experience, and to top it all off I passed first time with only 1 minor and that is all down to mark noone else.

Mark is honestly the best driving instructor I could of asked for. He’s so friendly and knows what he’s on about and really teaches you how to become a great driver as a whole. Finally passed my test today and I can wholeheartedly say that is entirely down to mark.
So I’m a geriatric driver! Been attempting to learn since I was 17, 34 now with no luck, lost interest, hated the instructors, didn’t have time ... the usual then this miracle happened! Mark is by far the most patient person I’ve ever met, his lessons were not stuffy of dull he really keeps you motivated to learn and nothing to fear!

I’ll be eternally grateful that you didn’t change your number to avoid our lessons. Thank you for getting me through what I thought was going to be the most nerve wracking test of my life! Knight in shines red Yaris!
Thank you mark for being patient and helping me to pass first time still can’t believe it. Would you recommend to anyone learning to drive.
I’d had lessons with a previous instructor before Mark who unfortunately had knocked my confidence quite a lot. However, after my first lesson with Mark I immediately felt comfortable driving again. I couldnt recommend him enough, he is so lovely and so patient and I am owe it to him for passing first time with only 2 minors :)
I passed just over 2 years ago best instructor ever so patient and friendly explains thins so you can easily understand them would highly recommend thanks mark
I managed to pass my driving test on the first try with help from Mark. I was very nervous all the way up to my test, but his support made it possible for me to focus and succeed. The value for money of the lessons was great with the amount of information and tips he gives you. Mark is truly a great driving instructor!
I have waited ages to be able to do this... Started out in April with Mark Beckford thinking it would be so long until I pass... He has supported me through the entire process, took me out of my comfort zone on many occasions, really pushed me to do better and hey, look at this.... First time PASSED with only 3 minor driving faults!! Seriously, I dip my headlights to this man for all he has done for me over the last few months and getting me through this! He had all the confidence in me that I would but I had to convince myself that too 😂😂 so MASSIVE thank you to Mark for all your hard work and effort!! Now your ears can rest from my nervous waffling 😂😂 I'll never forget this! Xxxx
I couldn't recommend Mark enough! He's kind, patient, funny and what he doesn't know about driving isn't worth knowing. I wouldn't have been able to pass my driving test 1st time today with 3 minors if it wasn't for all of his support throughout my process of learning to drive!

Thank you Mark
I had had quite a few lessons with another driving instructor before I changed to Mark and, to be honest, I don't think I started to learn how to drive until I had lessons with him. My previous lessons has been an hour long and I usually couldn't wait to get out of the car! I was apprehensive about having lessons that were 2 hours long but I had no need to be. I thoroughly enjoyed the lessons and the time flew by. Mark is thorough in his instruction, patient and calm. He is easy to get on with and has good banter so he helps you relax. He does push you out of your comfort zone but this helps build your confidence much more quickly and he never makes you feel stupid if you make a mistake or mess something up. Any criticism is purely constructive aimed to help you become a better driver and pass your driving test. I would recommend Mark as a driving instructor for anyone. Never think you are too old to learn. There maybe reasons, like me, why you didn't learn to drive earlier in your life but that doesn't mean you can't do it now. I am proud to say that I passed my test on my second attempt, the day before my 62nd birthday after about 6 months of lessons with Mark. I don't think I would have done it without him; he's a star!
Mark is a friendly instructor who is very flexible even if you live in an awkward place, he gets you through at your own pace and is patient enough to get anyone through. I recommend him to anyone who wants to learn to drive!
Mark is an excellent instructor and I don't think I would have passed without him. He's a great guy who keeps the lessons enjoyable while focusing on areas you need to improve to get through your test. Can't recommend him higher and I will be recommending him to anybody in the area that is interested in learning to drive.
Well after 7 years I finally did it, today I passed my driving test and I can honestly say I couldn't have done it without the help (and the patients) from Mark Beckford. Everyone will say they had a good instructor but Mark is the best in the business, he is honest and I'm glad I stuck with him throughout this journey. Feeling a little sad that it's come to an end but would definitely recommend him for anyone looking for lessons. Thanks again for all your help!!
He is so friendly and makes you feel relaxed, helped me pass first time. THANK YOU MARK!!!
Thank you to Mark for helping me pass my test!!! Fantastic driving instructor with lots of experience and knowledge. I would definitely recommend him!!
I would like to thank Mark of Next2Pass for helping me pass my driving test on my first attempt. Mark is a great instructor who can make lessons fun and enjoyable but is also serious in helping you pass at a rate that suits you. He has a lot of patience with mistakes and helps you through them, thoroughly going into detail where you went wrong and how to improve. I would definitely recommend Mark as an instructor, thanks again :D
Would definitely reccommend Mark as a driving instructer. Made lessons enjoyable and had a lot of patients! Kept going over things you found hard and gave you confidence. Thank you so much Mark!
Would definitely recommend Mark (next2pass) to anyone wanting to learn how to drive. He's really friendly and patient which helps a lot. Couldn't be happier now I have passed. Thank you so much Mark!
I came here to say a massive thank you to Mark for helping me pass my driving test. He is a very good driving instructor and I would highly recommend him to anyone that needs to learn to drive. Thank you so much for getting me through this!
Thank you sooo much for helping me pass my test first time with you. I will recommend you to everyone I know who wants to do lessons. You made me feel at ease we had a great laugh such a down to earth bloke. Thanks again I am soo happy :D
I passed my driving test first time with a big thanks to Mark. He is an amazing instructor who I would recommend to anyone; all my driving lessons were fun and he always made me laugh and made my time learning to drive an enjoyable experience.

Thank you very much Mark!! :)
Hi, This is a rather delayed comment as I passed back in 2008. Mark was brilliant, had a great laugh and hes very very patient with me. I didnt pass 1st time but this was my issue as I wasnt confident. Mark helped me through and was very helpful and believed in me. I am now recommending my sister for lessons.
I cannot thank mark enough for getting me though my test , he is a brilliant instructor ,very patient and puts you at ease the minute you get in the car. I would highly recommend mark to anyone, I was very nervous and actually ready to give up on driving altogether because my previous instructor let me down badly, but mark took me on and the result speaks for its self
Brilliant instructor. Passed first time. Good laugh and flexible if you ever need to change lessons or have to re-arrange. Highly recomemded. Cheers Mark.
Would totally recommend next2pass! Passed driving test first time and mark is an amazing instructor! Thank you!
Massive thanks to mark for getting me through test after 6 lessons, would recomend him to anyone, treats you as a person and has a laugh with you, cheers mate
Would like to say a huge thanks to mark for putting up with me and getting me through my test brilliant instructor very patient and understanding thanks again mark:):):)
Just passed my driving test, and need to tell everyone what a great driving instructor Mark is. Made me feel relaxed from day one, I would highly recommend anybody looking to learn to give him a ring. Thanks again Mark.
Massive thank you to Mark for getting me through my test first time. Great time in the car learning and talking with you. Will definitely recommend you to anyone looking to learn to drive!
cheers Mark for helping me pass my driving test first time, you were a great instructor and a top bloke who knows his stuff, would highly recommend to anyone thinking of passing their test
Thank you Mark!
Would recommend you to anyone, made me feel at ease from day one, great instructor! thanks again :)
Thanks so much Mark! I had a great time learning and Mark is great teacher! I definitely recommend learning to drive with Next 2 Pass.
Thank you so much Mark, you have been an amazing instructor and I've had loads of fun learning how to drive with you.You are really supportive and I couldn't have passed my test first time with anyone else. Absolutely fantastic instructor, and seriously recommend going with Next 2 Pass :D
Thank you so much Mark, you have been an amazing instructor and I've had loads of fun learBing how to drive with you.You are really supportive and I couldn't have passed my test first time with anyone else. Absolutely fantastic instructor, and recommend
Just wanted to leave a message to say a big thank you to Mark for helping me get through my test on a very tight time limit. I would recommend Mark and Next2Pass to anyone, he was always friendly, relaxed, professional and gave me the confidence i needed to pass.
Thank you so much Mark. Great driving instructor and always had a fun lesson. Got on really well which is the main thing. Recommend to anyone who wants to drive. Passed first time which I'm so happy about. Again thank you so much, its been a pleasure
Mark was a great instructor i have already recommended him to a family member once again thanks alot mark
I found Mark through word of mouth. When I looked up this website and saw the good reviews I was skeptical about them, they seemed too good to be true! Mark is my second driving instructor, with 8 hours I was driving around Blyth, compared to being stuck in the industrial estate with the last one. Mark is funny, laid back and intuitive. When I wasn't getting something right, he would find a different way to teach me. Many thanks, Mark for helping me pass first time in such a short time frame. See you soon for my pass plus!
Just a quick message to say Thank you so much Mark for being a brilliant instructor, and getting me ready and through my test 1st time with only 1 minor fault! Would Definitley recommend you to others. Thanks again. Chris.
THANKS sooo much Mark!! marks been a great instructor ,patient and fun, and i would recommend him to anyone!! Thanks again!
Sorry for the lateness of the comment mark you were an awesome driving instructor and pushed me to achieve my best I would definately recommend mark to anyone starting to learn how to drive cheers for everything!
Thank you so much to Mark for being such a great instructor and helping me pass my test first time! I would recommend him to anyone learning to drive!!
Big thank you to Mark for all his help, he is a great instructor, I would recommend to anyone. Thanks again mark, you have the patience of a saint!
Just wanted to leave a message saying thank you so much for getting me past my test 1st time and for people that are reading this i would recomend you to go to next2pass with mark he is down to earth and one of the easiest person you could ever get on with thanks again mark
Just want to say a massive thank you mark for getting me through my test 1st time. Very patient and funny guy, great to get along with and made me feel at ease.

I came up from London especially so I could learn with Mark as he had such a great reputation with my friends and family. Passed first time! He's patient, friendly and overall a great tutor, highly recommend!

Rowen Laybourne wrote
at 12:56 on 10 May 2009
Mark was an amazing instructor, i wouldnt have wanted anyone else! I would reccomend him to anyone!
Thankyouuu sooooooooo much :)

Robbie Soulsby wrote
at 00:06 on 25 april 2009
cheers Mark :)
to anoybody reading this i would deffo reccommend next2pass, Mark is a great teacher with a lot of patience, and has a laugh aswell ... which i didn't think you would get from a driving instructor

Jake Coulson wrote
at 12:52 on 31 March 2009
Mark is a swell guy who got me through my test first time. I had a instructor before Mark and he got me no where, i'd actually recommend him to anyone that asks me about learning to drive. Thanks Mark!

Dave Ball (Newcastle UK) wrote
at 19:00 on 27 January 2009
would really recommend Next 2 Pass to anyone wanting to learn how to drive. Mark is a great driving instructor - he's an excellent teacher, he puts you at ease and makes you feel relaxed. plus you'll have some great laughs! thanks for everything Mark

Hannah Ridley (Cramlington Learning Village) wrote
at 14:24 on 18 December 2008
Got me through my test first time in only 12 lessons-GENIUS! :)

Chris Bull (Newcastle) wrote
at 08:07 on 23 November 2008
A great instructor who got me through my test in 2 weeks. He made it really enjoyable and I'd recommend him to anyone. You're a great teacher Mark and I really appreciate everything. Enjoy the TV!!!!

Lynda Daglish (Newcastle) wrote
at 18:52 on 02 November 2008
The best instructor ever.. After 9 years of learning with 4 previous (v.bad) instructors Mark got me through my test 1st time and within a few weeks. He must be the only instructor I have ever come across who actually has a personality and a sense of humour! Thanks Mark....you were a life saver.

Katie Symm (Newcastle) wrote
at 10:00 on 18 October 2008
i had a driving instructor b4 mark and if i was still wiv him im sure id still be learning mark has got to be the best driving instructor eva id recomend him to every 1 i couldnt ov done it with out him FAB instuctor!!! thanks for everything mark your a fab driving instructor! katie

Tony Milburn wrote
at 19:03 on 07 October 2008
i had 3 instructors before mark and all them took the p**s basically. i had a few lessons with mark and passed on my 1st test.. top instructor.. really cheap lessons compared to most...

Robert Burr (Newcastle) wrote
at 16:17 on 06 October 2008
he passed me 1st time, last november but i still aint got a car, might have to retake a few lessons like.

Jordan Weedy (Newcastle) wrote
at 13:30 on 22 September 2008
very good driving school he got me driving quicker than i expected. Dead canny aswell would advise him to any one..