Yates School of Motoring

Ian has been offering a professional and friendly service in the Wishaw area for over 30 years. During this time he has taught pupils of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to pass their driving test and become safe, confident drivers.


Due to recommendations throughout the years he is now teaching sons, daughters, nieces and nephews from past pupils. This has resulted in Yates School of Motoring becoming a name the people of Wishaw associate with quality and trust.


Learning to drive is a serious business, your life and the lives of others could be affected by your actions behind the wheel. Getting the right professional driving instruction will not only enhance your chances of test success, it will also prepare you for a lifetime of safe driving.


Looking for a trusted local school with a top instructor?  Text "lesson" to 07973269229 or complete our contact form and we will contact you. 




Your instructor will contact you before each lesson to ask the following questions:


  • Have you or anyone in your household had a continuous cough, fever, or loss of taste or smell?
  • Have you or anyone in your household been tested for COVID 19 in the last 10 days?
  • Have you been in contact with anyone showing symptoms of COVID 19 in the last 10 days?


If you answer YES to any of these questions, your lesson will be rearranged at no cost. However, if you develop symptoms or are advised to self isolate in the days before your lesson you should let your instructor know immediately.


SHOULD SYMTOMS DEVELOP DURING YOUR LESSON the lesson will be terminated immediately.


BEFORE YOUR LESSON YOU SHOULD wash your hands thoroughly for 20 seconds.



  • apply hand gel - we will provide hand gel but you can use your own if you wish.
  • wear a face covering unless you have a medical condition which you should discuss with us before your lesson.  It is your responsibility to bring a face covering and have it in place before entering the car.
  • dispose of all personal protective equipment, including a seat cover which will by provided for you.
  • cover up as much as practical - try to avoid bare arms and legs.
  • avoid bringing personal items such as bags, phones, jackets as we may not be able to store them.



We will continue to follow advice from the DVSA and the Scottish Government.  These guidelines may change from time to time in line with advice given, and also in relation to the ‘R’ number in our area/country.

The above is subject to change (revised and updated on 24 August 2020


Ian renews his car biannually and is currently using Mini Cooper Diesel.  It is a very comfortable car and has good visibility for completing manouvers.  The Mini is fitted with dual controls and has built in satellite navigation.



Ian Yates, proprietor of Yates School of Motoring, started as a driving instructor at 21 years of age.  This is the youngest you can sit the ADI exams to become an instructor.  Ian has always been a keen driver and passed all ADI exams first time.


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