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

Reviews for Lilliput Driver Training

Average Rating: 5.0 stars (based on 123 ratings)

Professional, reliable, outstanding service, great results

If you’re wanting to do your C1 license, then I highly recommend Dale and Lilliput Driver Training. Dale is very reassuring, and builds your confidence further. Dale has a lot of prior knowledge within the emergency services, which I think is a great for future/current emergency service employees.

As for the price, well the cheap price doesn’t reflect the tutoring provided. The tutoring is one of the best styles of teaching, I’ve experienced, and is of very high standard.

For both days, I was Dale’s sole focus, which really supported me throughout. I had only driven in the Poole/Bournemouth area once before, so wasn’t overly confident with the roads – particularly the roundabouts that they offer. However, I found that majority of the test route taken we had driven before, enabling me to pass first time.

Without reservation, I would 110% recommend Dale when it comes to completing your C1. Trust me, you won’t regret it! I know I have no regrets!

Thanks Dale.

Lawrence James

Professional, friendly, gets results!

I cannot recommend Dale and Lilliput Driver Training highly enough,

As with many, I was initially drawn to LDT due to the highly competitive price point – I promise, if you are looking around for cheaper, you won’t find it – I tried!
With this came some reservation that perhaps the cheaper price might mean a lesser service… NOT A BIT OF IT!

The tuition was progressive, adaptable and responsive to my individual needs. Dale was welcoming and friendly but the consummate professional throughout. At all times I was consulted as to the training delivery to ensure that I was happy and to adapt the focus to that which I felt least confident with. If I needed/wanted to do a skill again, we did – not questions asked.

I remained Dale’s focus all day – no phone calls on the side to other prospective clients that I have experienced in the past. This meant I didn’t feel rushed and could maximise the time we had on the road.

On test day I was put at ease (as much as you can be on test day), given time to relax and compose myself prior to the test and to ask any final questions/practice any skills i wished to.

On the test I found that most of the route we drove was covered during the course – in particular the tricky roundabouts that Poole offers. Nothing was a surprise on the test and I felt entirely ready when the time came.

I recommend LDT without reservation. If you are considering booking with LDT – do it now, you won’t regret it.

A big thank you to Dale.

Mike Rawden

Fantastic course

Dale was a very professional and engaging instructor. He is clearly very experienced and instantly put me at ease at the start of the course. He was very patient and helped to iron out any issues with my driving in a constructive manner. He tailored the 3 days around me and was very accommodating. He even provided water and refreshments to keep me going during the day. He explained in detail the assessment process and calmed my nerves before the test. A great instructor and a great course. Highly recommend and for that price it’s a steal! Cheers Dale!


Thank you Dale!!!

Dale is an amazing c1 driving instructor. He was very patient with me on my first day and I can’t believe how quickly I was able improve in just three days. He is friendly, funny and allowed me to build my confidence driving a van very quickly. He also gives great tips and advice to anyone who wants to become an ECA/ ambulance driver for the NHS. Would 100% recommend Dale to anyone looking to get their c1. Thank you so much!


A real confidence giver

After having a terrible experience with a previous company completely destroying my confidence Dale took me on and really got me where I needed to be confidence wise.
Took the time to explain things in a relatable way that can be transitioned into real life situations.
Boosted my confidence and got me that vital pass certificate needed to join the ambulance service.
Wouldn’t look anywhere else for your c1, Dale gives you everything you need to confidently take on that driving test.
Thank you Dale!

Hollie Lively

Highly professional and cheap!

I did the cheapest of the c1 courses dale offers under the circumstance of a very short deadline. Dale was really professional and has a great vehicle to learn in. Passed first try with 1 minor! And was quarter of the price of other recommended trainers! I can’t thank him enough for making my move to France possible! Thanks dale

Alex rowe

Honest, friendly and reliable.

If you are after gaining your C1 License than Dale is definitely the guy to go to. He puts 100% into helping you pass, he gives clear instructions in a friendly manner and helps build confidence.

He has lots of experience and guides you through all areas needed to pass your C1.

Excellent value for money and the best mentoring by far. If you or anybody is looking to pass their C1 than I cannot recommend lilliput driving school anough.

Thanks Dale 5 stars from me 🙂


Highly recommended

If you’re looking for a driving school that is honest, reliable, excellent value for money, fun, highly educational and an instructor that goes above and beyond – this is the school for you.

Dale is an excellent instructor. He explains things in a simple and clear way. Dale is extremely patient and answered all the questions I had, even ones I had already asked nine times! Dale has a great personality which helps to make you feel comfortable. This also sets a comfortable atmosphere to have a laugh and learn at the same time! Dale has a way of making you realise your full potential and boosts your confidence.

I passed (C1) first time with 0 minors thanks to Dales dedication to my course.

Roxanne Goodrem

Roxanne Goodrem

Fantastic C1 Driving Instructor

Dale is a brilliant driving instructor, and has the patience of a saint.
I arrived on my first day and I automatically said there is no way I can drive this van,
Well I did and I passed 🙂
Dale made me feel at ease and by the end confident.
Dale has a very good approach keeps you calm and encourages you to work through your fears (mine being hills)

Would highly recommend


C1 passed!!

Martin was very good with me, I recently failed my first attempt with a different company and all confidence was gone!! Within minutes of arriving for my first day they made me feel relaxed and at ease. They talked through my failures but from the off set they sat back and guided through hour by hour slowly building my confidence back up.

The next day I went into the test feeling relaxed and this helped massively. I passed and that was down to the training and the patience they provided. I can’t thank them enough.

I will highly recommend Lilliput driving school and of I lose confidence in driving a C1 vehicle, I would certainly be coming back to get a few hours.

Thank you Dale and Martin, you two are the best!

Abbie wilson

Fantastically accommodating

Dale really went the extra mile (pun intended) for me.
Able to facilitate my training and test at very late notice (after reworking his entire schedule) and gave me all the skills I needed to pass.
All of his teaching was clear and relatable and the vehicle great to drive and great practice as it was very similar to the ones I’ll be driving in my job.
Friendly, engaging and competitively priced.
Thanks Dale!


Great driving instructor

Dale is a great instructor with lots of patience! I felt at ease and learnt so much in the 3 days. Dale talks you through everything you need to know as you go. On test day he put me at ease by giving me all the information I needed before the test. Happy to have passed first time! Thanks Dale, I would throughly recommend you to anyone who needs their C1 licence.

hannah coltman

Dale goes above and beyond

Dale offers a personal centred approach to overcome areas of concern and does this with the patience of a saint. He’ll guide you through with excellent mentoring and coaching on areas until you feel confident on all aspects required for the C1 test.

Dale has a wealth of life experience and has a very likeable personality. His humour and calm temperament provides a comfortable and effective learning environment that will put you at ease but he’ll keep you on your toes to not just pass but to become a better and safer driver.

Dale provides a backdrop of becoming a high quality and competent driver and an opportunity to look back with fondness that learning to drive a C1 category vehicle was great fun.

Behind every good professional is a good teacher. Thank you for a memorable and enjoyable chapter whilst acquiring a C1 licence. James


Top bloke, top instructor!

Dale was fantastic, he included everything you need to pass! The man knows all the slips and trips you could make and gives you everything you need. An intense 2 day course followed by the test but Dale gives you so much nerves were not a factor!👍👍👍

Chris Wood

C1 License

Martin was a fantastic instructor, he eventually got me out of 30 years of bad habits & converted me from 20 years of driving on the continent.
Dale was very professional & had organised my lessons including being picked up & dropped off daily & very kindly quickly organised a retesting inside of the same week.
GUYS , you were awesome, if I have to do any more driving exams , I will be coming back to the UK too do it with you.
Thanks for all your time & patience.


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