1 hour lesson £30



2 Hour lesson £58





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




North Tyneside

Newcastle Upon Tyne







North Seaton

Newbiggin by the Sea





Seaton Delaval

Seaton Sluice

New Hartley




Forest Hall





and surrounding areas





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


Sophie Brown on passing her test on the 2nd attempt


Heather Vallance on passing on her 1st attempt


Rebecca Wright on passing on her 2nd attempt


Aidan Pearson-Hartley on passing on his  1st attempt with only 1 driving fault


Jasmine Ireland on passing on her 1st attempt with only 2 driving faults


Carmen Crozier on passing on her 1st attempt


Curtis Reid on passing on his 1st attempt


Becky Jackson on passing on her 1st attempt


James Buckton on passing on his 2nd attempt


Natalie Weightman-Ayre on passing on her 1st attempt


Lucy Meadows on passing on her 1st attempt


Liam Hindmarsh on passing on his 1st attempt with only 1 driving fault


Kate Mason on passing her test


Lauren Dobson on passing on her 1st attempt with only 2 driving faults


Callum Miller on passing on his first attempt


Grace Procter on passing on her first attempt


Ben Borthwick on passing on his first attempt


Laura Hutchinson on her first attempt


Ellie Parsons on her first attempt


Elena Walker on passing on her 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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Big thanks to Mark for helping me pass my test 1st time. Would recommend him to anyone who wants to learn to drive. Great teaching, punctual, professional and a good laugh. THANK YOU!
Thought i would never pass my test after 4 failed attempts with my first instructor, stopped driving all together for a year, got in touch with Mark and within a few weeks i was ready to give my test another go, managed to pass on the second time due to me doing a silly mistake on the first which was my own fault. Couldn't have asked for a more thorough instructor, who is also very easy to have a bit crack on with and very flexible with lesson times. Cheers Mark
Passed my test 1st time thanks to Mark, would hightly recommend him to anyone thinking of learning to drive, easy to get along with and a really nice guy.
I passed first time today with only 2 minor faults thanks to Mark!
Mark is a brilliant instructor. He's very patient and he has a really good way of describing and explaining things.
My first instructor was crap and put me off driving. After a few reccomendations. I decided to give Mark a ring. Within 10 minutes of my first lesson with Mark I realised just how rubbish my first instructor was!
Well worth the money if you want to pass you test first time!

Also, Mark isn't one of those instructors who is only interested in you for your money. He genuinely wants you to pass as soon as your ready and I think he said I was ready after my 6th or 7th lesson!

Mark always had something to talk about as well, there was never a boring lesson!

Thanks Mark!
Finally passed my test. Big thanks to Mark for his patience, professionalism and friendship. My brother and sister both recommended Mark to me as they both managed to pass thier tests with the help of Mark. It's reassuring to have used an instructor that is so good at his job but someone manages to keep a smile on his face. If you're new to driving I can't recommend anyone better as an instructor than Mark.

Whoop passed my test first time all thanks to mark :) not only is he very patient and explains things so you understand we always had a laugh which kept my nerves at bay . Anyone looking for an instructer please go to him he is the best . Thanks again Mark
Just like to say big thanks to Mark for getting me threw to my test he is a absolutely brilliant instructor!
Just want to say a massive thank you to Mark. An excellent instructor and very patient! Can't believe I passed first time. Will definitely recommend you to my friends and famiy! Thanks :)
A big thankyou to Mark - 3 months of lessons passed 1st time with 3 minor faults. I would recommend next2pass.
A huge thanks to mark for gettin me through my test in just 4 months!!!! Passed 1st time with only 2 minors, something i didnt believe i could do. I would recomend him to anyone, great instructor and made me feel at ease :) Thanks very much Mark :):)
Would like to give a massive thankyou to Mark for getting me through my test in no time. Couldnt have asked for a better instructor. Will definately be recommending to friends and family. Cheers again!
Just want to say mark was my 2nd instructor & was by far the best! Never thought in a million years i would pass as quick as i did, hes amazing & would reccomend him to anyone. Thank you sooo much mark.
Hi.Just like to say thank you so much, i would recommend Mark to anyone!!. He was my third instructor, the first two I wasn't getting anywhere with and never seemed to learn anything. Started learning with Mark and learned everything. Thank you again for everything!!
Hey I passed my Test today first time! Thanks to Mark. The Best driving instructor i could have asked for. I would highly Recommend this driving school. Reasons why?
3.Personal (not just another pupil in a big organisation with 100's of driving instructors)
4.Never makes you feel like you cant do anything.
5.Concentrates on specific areas for your test centre that will help you overcome difficult situations on test routes.
6. Will let you learn from your mistakes and never shouts (well he didn't with me and i did some pretty dangerous things while learning)
7. I hear pupils jumping from instructor to instructor, i assure if you start with Mark, you will finish with Mark

Thanks for everything :-)
Best driving school ever!!! Would deffo recommend to anyone :D thank you mark
Big thanks to you Mark! Great instructor! Loved learning to drive with you and I am loving driving now! I would definitely recomend you to anyone, passed first time in 3 months! See you on the roads! Thanks for everything!
Next 2 Pass Best driving schoool ever ! thankyou for everything mark your a legend ! =D The best feeling ever when you passs your test. Thankyou for all the lesson and help you have given to me :) would reccomend you to everyone !

Hi, I'd just like to say thanks to Mark. He was my second instructor, had one before and just wasnt getting anywhere or learning anything. Started with Mark and passed my theory and practical, both first time within 5 months. Both friendly and professional, couldnt recommend him more!
Passed with Mark yearsssss ago! He taught my older sister and just recommended him to my little cousin and hopefully little sis will use him soon as well. Great teacher and really friendly as well which helped a lot. Passed first time with Mark!!! Hopefully he can put up with more of my family lol.
Thank you very much Mark! Your a great instructor and I would recommend Next2Pass to anyone!!
would recommend Mark to anyone! a good laugh and gets you through your test as quickly as possible!
recommend mark to everyone!!! say no more, Ive had 2 different instructors and mark was by far the best teacher, best to get along with and best banter! thanks for everything
i definatly recomend mark .. if he can get me through me test he must be good ! hes a great instructor and hes got a lot of patience
What a fantastic instructor, canny, a good laugh, honest, reliable but most importantly - he knows his stuff. I would recommend Mark to anybody and everybody, can honestly say I'm going to miss my lessons! Thanks for your patience and help :D
Just like to say thankyou so much, i would recommend Mark to anyone he teaches everything you need to know to pass your test. I started driving in november and passed with 1 minor first time. Thanks again :)
All i can say is i would recommend Mark to anyone. he is such a friendly guy and lessons are so comfortable. You can always have a laugh with Mark whilst getting down to some serious driving. Cheers Mark
Hi I must say straight away how friendly Mark Beckford is as my teacher he never give up hope and faith in me and secondly I must state this is the best driving school in the North East I would recommend Next to Pass to any one who wants to pass first time I would also like to say that cause Mark never gave up on me I passed first time.

Thank You Mark :o)
When I first started learning I had a rubbish instructor, and then I was recommended to Mark. He was so patient with me and taught me EVERYTHING I needed to know to pass my test. I passed my test 1st time and with only 1 minor! He is so easy to talk to and I would recommend him to EVERYONE. I'm sure my sister will be coming to you for lessons in a couple of years time. Thankyou so much Mark!!! :)
i couldnt have picked a better driving school. The instructor was great he taught me all i needed to know about driving and that helped me a lot when i took my driving test as i passed firts time with mark i would recommend him and the driving school to anyone.
I couldn't of picked a better instructor to learn how to drive with, Mark was always very flexible with lessons and I honestly couldnt recommend him enough. Always looked forward to having a lesson and he was both friendly and professional. Thanks alot Mark for helping me pass first time!
Took me a while to get to the point where I was ready for a test through faults of my own like being too tired for lessons etc. Mark was very patient with me and listen to me constantly talk rubbish and he was great and always a laugh. I can honestly say couldn't have picked a better instructor. Thank you so much!!!
Thank you Mark for helping me pass my driving test. You had alot of patience with me when I couldn't get my manoeuvres right, and you kept telling me I could do it!
Will miss the friendly banter and laughs! Keep up the good work! :o) x
would like to say a big thank you to tony for helping me out on very short notice, and making the driving a lot simpler, helping me pass first time, pleasure to drive with, will definately reccomend to friends, many thanks
passed first time thanks to tony. Had such a laugh on every lesson, tony was so patient and easy to get on with. Thank you so much, i'll prob be in touch for pass plus. And i'll def recommend you to my mates. Thanks again.
Mark is a great instructor; he is friendly, has great advice, very patient and was very understanding as I was so nervous learning how to drive. Each lesson I learnt alot and had a laugh and a good chat at the same time, can't go wrong really. I'd recommend him to anyone. Thanks Mark!
Passed first time with Mark, can't thank him enough! Great instructor, patient, friendly, knowledgeable, honest and thorough. Would recommend him to anyone.
i passed first time on theory and practical because of the great advice and lessons from next 2 pass was definatley worth every penny! thanks mark!
Mark you have been awesome! I'm going to miss telling you all my gossip haha. Would recommend you to anyone :) Thanks for everything x
What a great instructor....thank you so much for all the efforts, patience, tolerance and most of all the encouragements you have given to me on all my lessons...and it works - i pass it first time! I can well recommend you to anyone i know who needs it. Well done Mark, stay as what you are, because i know that's your secret to where you are now....Good luck, keep smiling!!!!!
Thanks for all your help. Already recomended you to my brother would defo recomend you again to anyone! Passed 1st time with 5 minors. Third instructor lucky. Thank You!!
Great instructor with lots of patience (he needed it teaching me) !!!!! Always had a laugh in lessons, be back in touch in a few years time for the kids. Thanks for everything Mark
Top man. got me through with him first time after twice failing with sombody els, also got Kayleigh Dickson through first time with only 4 minors. will be back after new year for passplus. Again ace guy and great instructor.
Mark is a great instructor i would recomend him to anyone he was a laugh and easy to talk to. I passed 1st time (09.10.09) and my brother passed as well thanks to Mark.
Thank you Mark for everthing.
Mark was brilliant from the start, excellent service, got me through my test just like he said he would.

Great banta, had a laugh and passed my test, cheers again!
If he can get my next door neibghour through her test after 9 attempts (who was with a different instructor before him) then he can get anyone through their test! including me with my lead lined shoes!!! :) thanks Mark
Thanx to Mark for getting me through my test first time, didnt take very long either, 20summit hours i think. Would highly reccomend to anyone. Cheers
Thanks Mark for all your help! I\'ve been trying to pass now for a couple of years and finally its done! Mark did a great job in correcting my bad habits, but most of all he gave me confidence in my driving. Great job! Cheers

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..