Dale Miller on 07515 747094 or 01202 709791 dalemillerlds@gmail.com

Reviews for Lilliput Driving School

Average Rating: 5 stars (based on 91 ratings)

The best C1 instructor around.

I cannot recommend Dale enough. Right from the start he put you at ease with the whole process as it can be quite scary. He was very knowledgeable and had the best set up for teaching you every aspect of the C1 test – especially the reverse exercise. You will have the most enjoyable few days learning with him and will feel as confident as you can leading up to the test as you would have gone over everything. To top it off if you have any questions about the ambulance service he will most likely know the answer. Thank you again Dale! 👏


A1 training at Lilliput driving school

I’ve recently obtained my C1 driving license after a friend within the ambulance service recommended Dale. I was not disappointed, the service was second to none and miles ahead of similar companies in terms of affordability . The lessons were very informative and professional and knowing that Dale has many years experience within the ambulance service was a huge bonus. I thoroughly enjoyed my 5 day course and can only put passing first time down to nothing more than Dale’s talent at teaching. I shall be passing on Dale’s details to anyone looking at doing their C1. Thanks again for all your support.


5* driving courses

I have recently obtained my C1 licence with Dale at Lilliput driving school after recommendation through colleagues within the Ambulance Service. I cannot thank Dale enough for his amazing patience, professionalism and extremely supportive training. The knowledge that Dale holds is second to none, a wealth of experience and skills enabling me to pass the C1 practical. I have to say that Dale also provided me with understanding of the roles I am now applying for. I have passed your details to everyone I know requiring this type of training and will continue to do so. Thanks again for everything.


Great value and great training!

After being recommended by a friend I approached Dale to obtain my C1 Licence before starting my new role in the Ambulance service. From the first time I rang Dale he was very helpful and friendly and gave me good advice on which course to take. I found Dale’s teaching very good and thoroughly enjoyed the whole course, also a great location to do the course down in Poole. I found Dale very good value for money and I achieved my aim of gaining my C1 licence. Dale used to work for the Ambulance service and I found his knowledge of the service and different job roles invaluable. Highly recommend to anyone wanting to gain their C1 licence!

Thomas Bosley

c1 training

Dale was an amazing instructor learnt so much in the 2 days training I did Dale has an amazing knowledge with driving and ambulance service thanks Dale

Stephen Wood

C1 Training

Thanks to Dale’s teaching I recently passed my C1, whilst having fun too!! Lilliput driving school was recommended by many fellow students and from first contact, Dale was friendly, accommodating and informative. Contact with Dale was straight forward and the website offered non-confusing information. The prices that Dale offers are extremely generous in comparison with others in the area, which as a student is so helpful. The driving training was enjoyable; exploring Poole, Bournemouth and the surrounding areas. Dale has years of experience within the ambulance service and this was both practical and insightful, the vehicle used was also very similar to an ambulance again making this course so applicable to Ambulance personnel. I felt 100% ready for the test, showing that Dale had covered all areas in depth with such professionalism, patience and support.

Ruth Scott-Farnell

C1 Training (10hrs)

I passed my test first time thanks to Dales expert tuition. I would highly recommend his services to anyone needing C1 on their license for the ambulance service. Great value for money. Thanks.

Simon Gill

C1 Training

Dale is a perfectionist and a genuine professional. His tuition was easy to follow and effective. I passed first time and more importantly saw a huge improvement in my driving. I am a more conscientious and safer driver following his instruction. Dale took care of everything and ensured I was more than prepared for my test. I was nervous before my training began, but going into the assessment I felt organised and well-equipped to pass. It is without reservation that I recommend Dale Miller’s Lilliput Driving School.

Dominic Burke

C1 Training

Dale is a great instructor and thanks to him i passed my C1 test first time!Very friendly and helpful person as well! Highly recommend his driving school! Thank you Dale!

Monika Grabka

Brilliant Training

Dale’s training is excellent, he makes sure you know exactly what to expect in the test and prepares you for it brilliantly. Couldn’t fault any part of it and thanks to him I passed first time. Would recommend Dale to anyone looking for a C1 course! 🙂

Anna Williams

Great Training, Great Price

Dale is a great instructor; calm, knowledgeable and works on your weak points to make them strong. Passed first time with one minor just goes to show I was in safe hands. Would recommend to anyone who wants C1 training.

Dan Cherry

Excellent C1 training

Thanks to Dale I have just passed my C1 test on the first attempt with just two minors. I chose the 10 hour course as I had previous experience driving a PTS size vehicle. Dale quickly got rid of all the bad habits I had picked up and got me driving to test standard very quickly. From initially enquiring ,through to passing the test, the whole process has been simple. Dale always responds quickly to any issues and enquiries you have and is always willing to help. Great training with a friendly and knowledgeable instructor. Highly recommended.

Danny P

5* C1 Training

What can I say?! Dale did a fantastic job in ironing out any bad habits that I had to prepare me for test. Very professional throughout the training and a genuinely nice guy. Vehicle is exactly what a frontline vehicle is and so prepares you for what you will be doing in the future and on the plus side it’s a nice vehicle to drive. Dale not only trains you on how to drive the vehicle under normal circumstances but prepares you for the ambulance service by pointing out little tips that will help you when you suddenly get a 999 in the middle of traffic! (No I don’t mean speeding or anything but positioning on the road to stop yourself getting stuck). So to end this little review… I highly recommend Dale and thank him for every piece of knowledge and skill he opened my eyes to. Cheers Dale!!

Jonathan Sampson

5**C1 training

From the commutation before booking a course with dale till the test day it’s self dale has been very responsive to messages and questions. training itself is very relaxed yet very informative i would recommend dales training to anyone wanting a C1 for the ambulance service with the price true value for money.

Lloyd Shorting

C1 driving course

Dale got me through my C1 driving test first time and I couldn’t have asked for a more patient, thorough and committed instructor. I would highly recommend Dale to anyone wanting to pass their C1 test.

Jenny Simmonds

Short course (10hrs)

I travelled a round trip of 540 miles to be trained by Dale. I work for the Welsh ambulance service and needed my C1 to progress. This short course was just what I needed and passed first time. Thanks Dale


5* C1 Training!

I went for the 22 hour course, as I have no experience at all in driving larger vehicles and from day 1, Dale put me at ease! I would recommend Dale to absolutely anyone wanting to complete and pass their C1, even if it meant you had to travel. It is a relaxed but professional course, and I couldn’t have asked for anything more. Thank you so much Dale 🙂


5* C1 training at a reasonable price

Passed my C1 test first time under the superb guidance of Dale. Would recommend him to anyone. Very professional from start to finish and all at a very reasonable price in comparison to others.

Kev Cooke

Great value C1, 5* training!

I travelled a little way to train with Dale due to his amazing prices- I don’t think you would find anything cheaper elsewhere…even if you have to pay for a b and b in Poole. Thanks to Dales calm, patient, professional and thorough teaching I passed my C1 first time! Thanks a squillion Dale 🙂


5* Training, Great Price, 1st Time Pass!

I was recommended Dale through a friend and am so glad I decided to go with him! Not only are his prices the cheapest and most reasonable I have seen, but he also provides an excellent service. He taught me to a very high standard in a calm and encouraging way which lead to a 1st time pass! Many thanks again!

Beth Holland

Don’t go anywhere else

Dale is professional, fair, and hardworking. His worth ethic is incredible when it’s just him doing everything. I passed first time with Lilliput and so glad my friend recommended Dale to me. You absolutely have nothing to worry about if you go with Lilliput. I’ve spoken to and seen other companies, nothing compares… and I’m a self confessed terrible car driver but my habits even in my car have changed now and I feel much safer on the roads. Thanks Dale!

Lauren Inkpen

Brilliant Training Course

I have just completed my C1 test, after never driving anything other than my little Clio around before, Somehow managing to pass with no faults, thanks to Martyn! Really would recommend choosing this company! Martyn was standing in for Dale and is a very good instructor, very knowledgeable and easy to get along with. A great help providing good advice and reflection on each day!


Marvellous Martyn

I passed my C1 today first time with only 1 driver fault after an amazing 10 hour course with Martyn. He made me feel so comfortable and at ease from the moment I met him. His explanations are fantastic, he is very thorough and ensures that you get what you need out of the time you have. I was incredibly nervous but Martyn kept me calm and all his help clearly paid off. For the value of money that you pay I think Martyn is absolutely fantastic and I would recommend Lilliput to anyone.

Natalie Ashworth Thomson


Brilliant, I would not recommend anyone else as highly as Dale. It has been a very stressful couple of days for me and I don’t think I would have gotten through the course if it wasn’t for Dale. Dale is very knowledgeable and experienced, easy to get on with. From now on if anyone says C1 training I will say Lilliput Driving School is my recommendation.


16 hour course

An amazing instructor, passed first time. Explains everything in a way that’s easy to understand and puts you at ease throughout. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone needing to complete the c1 course.

Gemma Goadsby

10 hour course

Today I passed my C1 test with 0 driver faults after completing the 10 hour course with Dale. He is a very patient, knowledgeable and easy going instructor. I was very nervous but Dale helped to put me right at ease and enjoy the course! Thoroughly recommend him and his courses.


5* driving school

Dale is an amazing instructor! He’s calm, chatty and really does want you to pass. I would highly recommend doing your C1 with him; great price, professional and friendly! I passed first time which was amazing!! Thankyou so much Dale, hopefully this is the start of a great career ahead of me!

Danni Callahan

C1 training

Dale was patient and had faith in my ability which encouraged me to succeed. Would recommend! Passed first time and had a comfortable experience. Thank you!

Lauren Bragg


Passed my C1 with dale, 1st time, dale is an epic teacher, who not only lets you know what areas you need to improve but also lets you know when you get it right, I can not stress how helpful, professional and understanding he is, 100% recommend to EVERYONE.

Christopher Bennett-pearce

C1 refresher for interview prep

A group of 3 of us booked a refresher with Dale in preparation for our graduate paramedic interviews. It was great value for money and I’ve left feeling 10 x more confident about the big day! Dale was brilliant, Many thanks for supporting us through our driving.

Karen Herbert

Excellent tutor!

Dale was excellent. I really enjoyed my 10 hour course with him and I passed 1st time. He is fair and an excellent teacher. His prices are really good value and definitely the cheapest C1 training school. I would recommend Dale and Lilliput to anyone! THANKS DALE.


C1 Course

I highly recommend Dale! I am not a ambulance driver but wanted my c1 to drive our oversized camper van. I chose Dale originally due to his reasonable costs, I’m so glad I did, such a beautiful location to drive around, and Dale was very patient with me and my scatty head! I was so chuffed to pass my test first time, and that’s all thanks to Dale nagging me on my faults! I’ve already recommended him to my friends and will continue to do so.


Brilliant training

Martyn clearly is an experienced instructor and is highly skilled at teaching the C1 course. I was provided with superb instruction during my training time and were given clear targets for improvement. He was concise, thorougher and professional. I would absolutely recommend training with Lilliput. Thank you Martyn!


Amazing 5* C1 course

Couldn’t ask for a better instructor than Dale! He tailors the training to your needs and you can tell he genuinely cares about his students and wants them to pass! At the beginning of the course I was terrified, but Dale believed in me! He eased my nerves, got me through and I managed to pass first time and had fun doing it! Would highly recommend Lilliput Driving School to anyone wishing to get their C1 and will definitely be recommending to my student paramedic friends! Thanks again Dale!

Nicole Strachan

Excellent training

I passed my C1 test today with Dale at Lilliput Driving School. Dale is a great instructor, making candidates feel at ease and ready to pass the test. Also after hunting high and low this was 100% the best value. Thanks for your help in passing 1st time with 0 minors!

Sam Bailey

Top Quality C1 Training

Literally can’t fault Dale and the service he provides. I completed a 22 hour course as I had no previous experience of these size vehicles. In this time, Dale covered all the necessary elements, enabling me to pass first time with no faults. Dale is patient, realistic and thoroughly supportive, and I can’t recommend him highly enough. Thanks again Dale!

Joe Godfrey

C1 Course

I would definitely recommend Lilliput Driving School for training to get a C1 license – particularly individuals that require their C1 for the ambulance service. Not only is it the course at an excellent price, but Dale is also a great instructor and provides feedback throughout on areas of improvement. Will certainly be recommending this driving school to my university friends.


C1 Driving Course

Dale was absolutely brilliant throughout my course. Genuinely cares about getting you a pass and was great company throughout. His background with the ambulance service really helps (although training is provided for everyone). Dale was able to gauge experience straight away and adapt the course to focus on elements of the C1 test I hadn’t experienced before such as the reverse manoeuvre. Price of the course was the best I could find and was professionally run. Poole offered a variety of road types, enabling students to experience that sized vehicle in busy areas with both narrow and large roads, which I feel has prepared me for the driving assessments required at interview. Thanks again Dale, really appreciate the time and effort you put in.

Tom Clarke

10 hour course

Have recently completed the 10 hour course with Dale. Had a brilliant experience. Dale was supportive and the course covered everything I needed to pass my C1 test. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to gain C1 on their license.

Tom Rutherford

C1 Training

Had the pleasure of Martyn as my instructor whilst Dale was away, brilliant communication from Dale when booking the course through to the start date. Martin was very friendly, knowledgable and down to earth instructor who assisted me into passing first time with no driver faults. Couldn’t recommend this driving school enough, particularly those looking for their C1s in regard to joining the ambulance service.


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