About NDS

Nottinghamshire Driving School (NDS) has over a hundred years of combined instructor driving experience.

Based on the Colwick Industry Estate, NDS is part of Radford Holdings Ltd, which includes RAD Document Storage, Thomas Long Property, Thomas Long Transport, Thomas Long & Sons   Builders and Rotajet. Established in 1878.

The Executive Manager Alan McClean has 30 years’ experience in training and driving all types of vehicles, whilst working in the armed forces in Northern Ireland, driving armoured Land Rovers and high-powered vehicles under emergency conditions in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has also accumulated 8 years’ experience in the Nottinghamshire Fire Service. NDS first aid trainers have also served in the armed forces as medics.

Our driving instructors are experienced in driving all types of LGV / HGV vehicles and have held positions of Transport and Logistics Managers. Not forgetting our team of trainers for Forklift, Cherry Pickers HI-AB and First Aid, they too have vast experience in their fields.


NDS and trainers are registered with JAUPT and the Association of Trainers

To ensure your safety and give you a more relaxed training environment all HGV / LGV and B+E trailer towing training and testing is all completed on our fully approved DVSA customer centre.

We don’t train you on a retail park or other unauthorised sites

Nottinghamshire Driving School can also deliver DCPC courses in our fully fitted modern classroom, all courses adhere to JAUPT and DVSA legislation.

If you would like to find out more about Nottinghamshire Driving School, please contact: 0115 987 5507  where we’d be happy to answer any questions that you may have.


NDS Training Courses

Nottinghamshire Driving School provide a variety of driver training courses including;
HGV/LGV Cat C & C+E, B+E Trailer Training, Driver CPC Training, Cat C1 & C1+E, Caravan Towing, Horsebox Towing and more.

Our training is provided in our own private off road driver training area where you can
conduct all types of manoeuvres in a relaxed, safe and controlled environment.

Although we are based in Nottingham, we cover Leicester, Derby, Lincoln and South Yorkshire.

Book all your dates, then call us to pay over the phone or pay on arrival

t: 0115 987 5507

NDS Training Courses

B+E Trailer


Trailer Towing



First Aid

“They are a fantastic company and really well organised. Alan who gave me training for my B+E was a great explainer and polite. A big thank you!” – Alan Lankford

NDS Instructors

Click on the desired instructor to see their full biography

  • Martin Mitchell
    Alan McClean

    Operations Director

    Operations Director Alan is in charge of overseeing all operations and training at Nottinghamshire Driving School. He has over...

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  • Martin Mitchell
    David Barron

    Training Center Manager

    Training Centre Manager David has many years’ experience in the Transport Industry, starting at the bottom and working his...

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  • Martin Mitchell
    Kayleigh McClean

    Office Manager

    Office Manager Kayleigh works in a very busy office where she organises all the bookings for B+E, C1+E, C...

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  • Martin Mitchell
    Martin Mitchell

    Transport Manager

    Transport Manager Martin has over 25 years’ experience in the transport and training sector, developing multiple personal skills including...

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