About Miles Ahead

Miles Ahead is a local driving school providing driving lessons to students of all ages and abilities in Cardiff, Penarth, Barry and the Vale of Glamorgan. Driven by a passion for road safety and excellence in driver education, we offer modern, student-centred training - you’ll be actively engaged in the learning process, you’ll learn the way you want to and at a pace that you’re comfortable with. We have the latest technology and driver training apps at hand to make your learning experience more interactive and more effective.


Meet the Trainer

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Paul Conibear is a fully qualified DVSA Approved Driving Instructor with 12 years experience working with local and national driving schools and now as owner and trainer at Miles Ahead. Fully committed to the DVSA’s voluntary CPD scheme and their ADI Code of Practice, Paul trains regularly with some of the industry’s leading coaches and holds the highest available DVSA Standards Check grade (only around 20% of driving instructors have achieved this grade). Find out more about Instructor Grades.

Over the years Paul has coached hundreds of pupils through to success in the driving test and beyond. Prior to becoming a driving instructor, he had a successful career in further and higher education and so knows his stuff when it comes to developing people and getting the best out of his students.

Our core syllabus covers everything you need to comfortably pass a driving test. It’s not compulsory, but we also like to develop other skills that many instructors don’t typically include as they’re not required for test. It won’t take any longer to learn these extras, as many of them can be quietly slipped in whilst you’re working through the core topics. Our thinking is that the more experience you get under professional guidance the more competent you will become in the longer term.

We appreciate that learning to drive can be a daunting experience, so we guarantee you a respectful, relaxed and safe environment to make your training as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. We’ll also give you all the advice and support you need to progress as fast as you possibly can. We offer a range of driving courses to suit your individual needs, with flexible working hours, and are available for evening and weekend sessions. We can arrange lessons to pick you up from school, college, home or work, whatever suits you. We pride ourselves on delivering the best possible customer service at very competitive prices.

Learn more about the training we offer or check out our prices.

The Vehicle

Training is provided in a modern, fully maintained Renault Clio with manual transmission and dual controls. It’s comfortable, easy to drive, and all our students love it.

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Why Choose Miles Ahead? 

 Experienced A-Grade Instructor

 Highly reviewed and highly rated

 Modern, student-centred training

 High pass-rate

 Professionally planned lessons

 Regular feedback and appraisal

 A choice of regular lessons & intensive courses

 Pass Plus and refresher courses

 Competitive prices, starting from £21 per hour

 First lesson for only £20 for 1.5 hours

 Student discounts

 Discounts for block payments

 Free theory training

 Weekday, weekend and evening slots

 Honest, reliable and punctual

 CRB checked and fully insured



Miles Ahead
Merioneth Place
Vale of Glamorgan
CF62 9AJ


07539 176984



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grade a driving instructor  DSVA Approved

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Areas Covered

  Cardiff: All Areas



  Dinas Powys




  St Athan



Need more Information ?

If you have any enquiries or would like an informal chat, please contact us today

For a free call-back, text DRIVE to 07539 176984

We Offer A Discounted First Lesson For £20

Book First Lesson

Need more Information ?

If you have any enquiries or would like an informal chat, please contact us today

For a free call-back, text DRIVE to 07539 176984

We Offer A £20 First Lesson

Book First Lesson


Miles Ahead Driver Training

Miles Ahead is an independent driving school in Barry providing driving lessons and intensive courses of the highest quality to students of all ages and abilities in the Cardiff, Penarth, Barry & Vale areas. With an A-grade instructor, an impressive pass rate and a modern, student-centred approach, you’ll be on the road in no time. Excellent value for money, from £27.50 per hour.  Learn more