For most people the answer is yes. At the end of your first day because you will be taking loads in you will be tired, but as each day unfolds you will find that you will feel more lively and everything becomes easier. Remember that intensive courses are proven to be the fastest way for learners of all ages when learning to drive and are now common place in the UK. Police drivers, the Armed Forces, LGV drivers, Bus drivers and even Driving Examiners will have been trained in this way.Learning with an intensive driving course means that your training will be over a few days not many months.Everything you learn will stay fresh in your mind encouraging a new confidence in your driving to grow.There are many ways to learn to drive; intensive courses are just one of them. Your course will probably be one of the biggest investments you make this year. You will naturally want the best that money will buy in driver training and vehicles.
Don’t think that finding the cheapest price is finding the best deal you can.
Many students think of their course only as a lump sum of money that is spent. If you compare the cost of learning with the first years insurance cover for a small car for a 17-18 year old male. To insure a car on 3rd party insurance the average cost will be OVER £1,200 for the year.
The learning to drive part is the cheapest part of your driving career.
Why choose an intensive course (Crash Course) ?
Intensive driving courses are becoming more and more popular within the learner driver. Recent government studies have concluded that such courses are the most efficient, convenient and cost effective method of learning to drive. The main advantage of using our structured driving courses is that you are condensing many months of conventional weekly driving lessons into a small period of time, usually within a matter of one or two days. Because you are out on the road all day, you spend much less time ‘picking up from where you left off’, and more time concentrating on your driving.
If you have already passed your theory test then an intensive course is for you, all you need is the desire to and commitment to concentrate your energies. Learning to drive isn’t easy, but your Excellent Driving School instructor will help you to feel relaxed, confident and ready to share your first day nerves. Our intensive courses are only suitable if you have passed your Theory and Hazard Perception tests.
No matter how experienced you are now, we have a course which is ideal for you. If you have a special need, however, we will be pleased to structure something specifically for you.
At Excellent Driving School we offer a free Assessment Lesson so that you can put us to the test. It’s our opportunity to show you why many of our pupils pass their test first time and in just 1 or 2 weeks. It’s also your chance to meet with one of our driving instructors and ask them any questions your may have about our intensive driving courses or your practical driving test.
Why Choose An Intensive Driving Course?
- Courses from 5-21 days
- Fully qualified instructors with at least 25 years road experience
- The fastest route to a test pass in a comfortable manner
- Considerable savings of time and money
- New skills can develop quicker if they are concentrated and reinforced in a shorter period
- Highly convenient, especially for those with many other commitments
- Training with regular breaks
Excellent Driving School offers intensive courses with fully qualified and very experienced instructors. These courses run from 5 to 21 days. The last day of each course is just the driving test day. All our course prices include the practical driving test fee. This option is suitable for those students who have already passed their theory test and want to pass their driving test over a short time frame. For those that live a long way from the Worcester area, we can help you to arrange local accommodation for the duration of your course.
Everyone is different so we always insist you take a 2 hour pre-course assessment to help us assist you to select the most suitable course. Whether you are a total beginner or if you have had any on/off road experience then the assessment lesson will ensure you undertake the right course.
A normal days training for an intensive course includes 4 to 5 hours of driving tuition spread over the day and also time allowed for breaks. For those who are unable to take an intensive course due to work/college commitments but want to pass their test quickly then we can offer a semi-intensive course. Please ring for details.
There are lots of driving schools offering intensive courses. TheDSA say that on average a beginner requires 45 hours professional tuition combined with some private practice. We advise you to be very wary of any schools not offering courses that provide 45 hours or more tuition.
Although these courses are designed for those who have passed their theory test we can book out days in advance. This is ideal for someone with time off available that might want to put in a lot of hours. This pupil can then either book an intensive course once they have passed their theory test or return back to their weekly driving instructor.
Don’t leave things until the last minute to organise. Some candidates are left with no option but to do everything in a week due to their theory or license expiring. Many of these candidates resort to taking residential courses, where a test is promised at the end of the week’s training. Sounds perfect yes? Until you get there and find that, not only are you sharing your training time with another candidate in the car, meaning you only get half the training time you’ve paid for, but at the end of the week your test is actually in a different location altogether. What is the problem with taking your test in a different location, after all if you can drive you can drive anywhere right? To give yourself the best chance of passing your test it makes more sense to take your driving test around the area of where you have been taking your lessons, complex junctions will be more familiar and you will have practised your manoeuvres around actual test routes. No two towns / cities are the same, for example Sheffield and Manchester have tram routes, when you did your training in a small town or seaside town did they teach you how to deal with trams? Unlikely. Find out more information before you commit to taking such a course.
The first question we get asked time and time again is, “am I guaranteed to pass at the end of the course?” Many people believe that simply taking an intensive driving course is enough to get them a driving licence. In fact some people believe that at the end of an intensive driving course you simply receive a certificate to say you’ve taken the course, here’s your driving licence!
The truth, of course, is that ALL driving tests are conducted in accordance with the DSA and by a highly qualified DSA approved examiner. No driving school can conduct a driving test, naturally if they did every candidate would pass regardless of their ability and there would be a lot of dangerous drivers on the roads today! With this in mind then, absolutely no driving school can guarantee a pass at the end of an intensive driving course. You need to demonstrate to the DSA examiner that you are worthy of a licence and only then will you pass. Moreover, the driving test is exactly the same as any other driving test taken by any other candidate and so you will not be treated differently just because you have worked intensively.
A further myth centres round booking the driving test. Some candidates believe that driving schools can leapfrog the booking system and get driving tests quicker than the average person. This is sadly not true. The DSA takes data protection very seriously and has a fair booking system, where only one test per person can be held at any one time. This means that driving schools cannot hold driving tests on behalf of candidates in the anticipation of them taking a test, and it can only be assumed that any driving school who states they have a guaranteed test for you within a week is either booking tests under other candidates names and changing details, which is bad, or they are not guaranteeing that your test will be in your local area. Taking a test in an area that is unfamiliar to you is more likely to result in a fail as you do not possess local knowledge of the area.