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First Route Driving School Ltd

London’s premier Driver Training  school. With years of experience, our team looks forward to delivering either our MTO approved BDE course, private lessons, or road test packages!

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BDE Course Package

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What We Can Do For You

First Route Driving School offers our MTO Approved Digital BDE Course including a minimum of 10 hours of in-car instruction.

We also offer private 1-on-1 lessons to anyone looking to brush up on their driving skills, prepare for a road test, or gain confidence behind the wheel.

MTO Approved BDE Course

20 Hours Online Self-Paced Instruction

10 Hours of Online Homework

10 Hours of 1-on-1 In-Car Instruction

Private Lessons

Private 1-on-1 In-Car Lessons

Road Test Packages (Warm Up Lesson and Use of Car for Road Test)


Don’t Settle For Less

Learn From the Experts with Over 15 Years Experience!

Our instructors are all carefully chosen and trained to the highest standards. Our instructors have experience with students of all ages and abilities. Take advantage of our professional and supportive instruction!

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I had a 2 hour class with Rafael and it was fantastic. I took the class in the morning and my test was at noon. I used all his tips and the examiner complimented me afterwards.
rafael is the best driving instructor ever!!! he is so thoughtful and always correcting my errors and made me feel very safe when taking the test. he is honestly the glad i did my classes w him
I am a nervous driver but Rafael made it so easy to learn. He is a very patient teacher. I'd recommend him to everyone, anytime, all the time. I passed the test in first attempt because of him.
I met First Route Driving School London after failing in getting a G license. Taking the classes with the driving instructor Rafael was essential to build my confidence in driving, get familiar with all driving rules and be calm to perform the test. I also took a final class 1-hour before my road test and we made exactly the same path that I made later during my test; coincidentally, I parallel parked with the same car as I had trained before with Rafael. I got my G2 WITH NO MISTAKES!!!Rafael is very respectful, patient and helped build my confidence behind the wheel. I highly recommend First Route Driving School London, SPECIALLY the instructor Rafael Magalhaes.
Rafael is a great instructor. He explains things clearly and gives tips in all possible scenarios of a situation. Definitely recommend.
I contacted the school for classes before my G Full. Rafael draws all possible scenarios, explains the main maneuvers, and gives clear explanations. Excellent driver instructor. I passed with zero mistakes 🙂
Rafael is very attentive and detailed. I managed to get my driver's license through my classes with him. I recommend him to everyone who needs to take classes.--------------------------------------------------Rafael é muito atencioso e detalhista, atraves das aulas realizadas com ele, consegui tirar minha carta de habilitação. Caso voce precisa de aulas faça com ele.
Just did my G2 road test with the instructor Rafael today and passed first try! Excellent service and guidance throughout the classes!
Excellent service! I had a few lessons that were enough to get my G2 drive licence. The instructor Rafael is great, he is patient and made a review of specific techniques, defensive driving skills and I felt prepared and confident for my road test. I really recommend it!
Rafael is a thoughtful and clear instructor. He helped me so much, by teaching and correcting my driving skills.
I had a great experience with First Route Driving School! Specifically with Instructor Rafael Garcia. He was very detailed on the every instructions he gave me and he prepared me not only for the G test, but for safe drives anytime! Patient, always on time and clean car! He is a true 5 Star Instructor!
My experience was nothing short of great service! Despite sending in a last minute request for a few lessons before my G test and a car for the road test, I received a very prompt reply. Rafael was a great instructor, very kind and helpful. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a driving school or just a few lessons!
Response from the owner: Thank you for your kind words! We are glad you had a great experience with Rafael!
Rafael was my driver instructor for first route, and he went out of his way to make time for me to practice for my test! He really made me feel comfortable about driving, teaching me all road rules and guidelines to be the safest and most cautious driver I can be! He even helped me through all the possible practice routes for the G2 test which I passed first try! I wouldn’t be the driver I am without Rafael’s help, he’s an amazing teacher!
Response from the owner: Thank you for your kind words! We are glad you had a great experience with Rafael!

Rafael Magalhaes

Rafael joined the First Route Driving School team in 2020, teaching out of Kemptville originally and now working in London.

“Being a driving instructor wasn’t something I grew up thinking about. Fortunately, I had the opportunity to try this career out and realized that teaching driving skills and safety was exactly what I wanted. Seeing the students improve their skills in each class and become safe drivers is truly rewarding. Having them pass the MTO road test is just the icing on the cake.”

I speak English, Portuguese, Spanish and French

Jyothis Antony

Driving is my passion and I like to teach driving lessons. I have an ACZ licence, did long haul trucking, and worked in a drive test centre as a driver examiner. I teach students to drive with confidence.

I speak English, Malayalam and Tamil.

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Kingston Head Office

1128 Clyde Court, Kingston, Ontario, K7P2E4