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Welcome to Purple Driving - let Helen help you find the best route to your new driving licence!

A bit about me!

I started Purple Driving in March 2009, providing driving lessons in Chichester and Bognor Regis. 

I qualified as a driving instructor in January 2005, and started Purple Driving in 2005. I am a great believer in thinking that we never stop learning. The DVSA were planning on making continuous professional development (CPD) mandatory, but at the moment it is just recommended. Since passing PTLLS Level 4, and the DIA  Diploma in DI in the last 5 years, I have noticed a real change in the way I work with students...

I believe it is important to continually update my skills so that I can offer you, the customer, the best possible quality driver training.

I have passed the RoSPA advanced test, the DIAmond Special test and the Cardington Driving test. I am happy to pass on the advanced driving skills to you during your driving lessons in Chichester and Bognor Regis, so you can use them on your driving test, and beyond...

IAM, DIA and RoSPA all offer Advanced Driving Tests. They are designed to improve your ability to keep control of your vehicle, spot hazards on the road, negotiate troublesome roads and junctions, drive safely in adverse weather conditions,and much more...

Oh, and in July 2014, I was lucky enough to be selected to take part in ITV's documentary, The Undriveables! Click Helen on the Undriveables for more information.

For me, being a driving instructor has been the best job of all, it certainly gives me fantastic job satisfaction!

I am also now beginning to get back into my art again after many years away from it. You are welcome to check out my work by clicking on the following link;

 Helen Adams ADI


The Undriveables

I was privileged to be asked to appear on a new television programme called the Undriveables, all about learner drivers.

The Undriveables - Produced by Shine TV, each episode of The Undriveables will follow the progress of two different learners whose L-plates have become permanent fixtures, who have had countless lessons and failed tests multiple times. Each will be coached by a different, expert instructor, who is sure they can get their learner successfully through their test. These instructors are drawn from the top band of the nation’s driving instructors, and each have their own approach - from harsh discipline, to being a learner’s “best friend”. But will their confidence evaporate as they realize the size of the challenge ahead?

Click HERE to read more

Continuous Professional Development


I am very pleased to let you know that I am an A grade DVSA Approved Driving Instructor. I achieved this grade on 12 July 2016, scoring 48 out of 51. Please ask if you'd like to see my Standards Check Form.


I gained RoSPA SILVER in October 2009, followed by the DIAmond Special test April 1st 2010, and the Cardington Special Test, Grade A on 20th October 2010. Please ask if you'd like to see the certificates

In March 2012 I completed and passed the PTLLS course - Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector. This course ran from January through to March, and involved 3 hours every Monday evening at Southdowns College. 

In July 2013, I am proud to announce that I achieved the DIA Diploma in DE (Driver Education).

I am a great believer in thinking that we never stop learning. The DVSA were planning on making continuous professional development (CPD) mandatory, but at the moment it is just recommended. 

By completing both above courses, I believe I have become a better teacher, because I have now have a more in depth understanding; not just of all that's involved with the driver training industry, but how best to deliver this to you, so that you get client centered learning. 

Purple Driving, an independent driving school run by Helen Adams ADI, providing you with quality driving lessons in Bognor Regis & Chichester, West Sussex.