About

Mike Watson has been helping learner drivers pass their driving test for more than 12 years and has 95% first time driving test success rate across all courses, with a 99% pass rate on intensive courses solely. Friendly, patient and professional he strives to make learning to drive a relaxed and comfortable experience for all his students. The cars used in the business are a Suzuki Splash SX4 Manual 2014 and a Suzuki Splash SX4  full automatic 2014.

Mike is a fully qualified ADI (Approved Driving Instructor) in both Ireland and the UK and is also qualified to teach Advanced Driving Lessons, known in the UK as “Pass Plus”. Mike has adapted this course for use in Ireland where it is called “After the Test”.  Mike holds a DSA Fleet Diploma and holds the title Fleet Driver Trainer. The Diploma is administered by Excelsior Training Solutions UK (www.excelsiortraining.co.uk).

Mike as a qualified Fleet Driver Trainer and Consultant Senior Risk Manager with Cardinus Risk Management Services (UK) Ltd (www.cardinus.com). He also offers Duty of Care (recently advertised on local radio) on driving to either Multi-National Companies or local SME’s. He is in the process of launching his Fleet consultancy business on the website www.dutyofcare.ie. Hopefully the business will be fully running and offering its services by May 2014 or earlier.

Mike has a good command of the Arabic language, including reading and writing, and can conduct driving lessons through either Arabic or English. Mike’s background for over 25 years was in International Business Consultancy mainly based in the Middle East. He has managed, restructured,sold on and set up companies from SMEs to Large National enterprises. He developed his skills through Export Sales and Marketing, Manufacturing and Retail Management. He also holds a post graduate degree in Marketing-The Chartered Institute Diploma in Marketing, Chartered Marketer. He has driven throughout most of Western Europe, Middle East, South Africa and Asia over the past 30 years. He has held a class B driving licence for over 47 years and a full class D for 20 years.