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What Are The Benefits of an Intensive Driving Course?


On average, it takes a learner driver 47 hours to pass their driving test. Of course, that can vary from person to person, but it’s a figure that most people come in somewhere close to. If a person is taking one lesson a week, that adds up to almost a year learning to drive. An intensive driving course, on the other hand, aims to help a learner driver pass their test in a matter of days or weeks. So could this way of learning to drive be right for you? Here’s everything you need to know!

What is an Intensive Driving Course?

First things first, what is an intensive driving course? Well to put it simply, it’s the act of taking lessons over a much shorter period of time. There’s no hard and fast rule over how long an intensive driving course should last, and it will depend on your level of skill and experience. Some people will be totally new to driving, while others will use an intensive course as an opportunity to brush up on their existing skills and focus on any weak areas. Your instructor will assess you and see which level you are at.

What Are the Benefits?

No matter how long your intensive course takes, the aim is to have your practical test booked at the end of your period of lessons. This is so you can go straight from your intensive course to your test, leaving no time for nerves and having all that you have learnt fresh in your mind.

An intensive course may seem daunting to some, but for many people the pros far outweigh the cons. Here are some of the benefits of our intensive driving courses:

Saves time

The most obvious reason for taking an intensive driving course is that it saves time. If you want to gain your licence quickly and with minimal fuss, an intensive course could see you ditching your L-plates in a few short weeks. You’ll quickly be able to take advantage of all the freedom and career opportunities a diving licence offers. However, it’s not just for those learning for the very first time. If you have failed your test before and are feeling the pressure to pass, taking an intensive course means that you won’t have to go back to the drawing board, and can quickly regain your confidence.

Get to test standard much quicker

Are you the type of person who thrives under pressure? The sort of student who’d prefer to cram for their exams rather than take the slow and steady approach? Then an intensive driving course could be the perfect option for you. Just like getting to grips with any other kind of skill, people learn how to drive in many different ways. For those who’d like to tackle all of their learning head-on rather than spread it out over time, an intensive driving course is the right choice.

Gain your driving licence in the quickest (and safest) fashion

Does the thought of taking your driving test fill you with anxiety? Then you should give an intensive driving course a go! Although it may seem like jumping in at the deep end wouldn’t be the obvious choice for those prone to nerves, it can actually be really freeing. Many drivers who successfully undertook an intensive course say that they simply didn’t have time to feel overwhelmed; and that by having a lot to focus on over a short amount of time, their minds weren’t as inclined to wandering.

Saves you money

An intensive driving course can save you money in the long run. While you will need to pay an upfront fee, this often works out cheaper than paying for lessons on a weekly basis. Learning in a short space of time means that you are much less likely to forget the skills learned from one lesson to the next. So you won’t be spending money on lessons that go over what you have already covered! Our intensive driving courses are competitively priced, and we work with learner drivers with all kinds of budgets.

Our Intensive Driving Courses

We offer a range of intensive driving courses, ranging from 10 hours (2 days) to 60 hours (12 days). What one is most suitable for you will depend on your existing level of experience – which one of our qualified driving instructors will determine. Our instructors have plenty of experience under their belts, and will offer support and guidance as you progress with your course. An intensive course can feel a little daunting at first – but your driving instructor will be there to help you focus and work towards your test.

Contact Us Today

Here at Nayland Driving School, we have a great first time pass rate. With the help of one of our experience instructors, you have every chance of passing your test following an intensive driving course. So why not get in touch today? We’re here to answer any questions that you may have about these kinds of driving lessons – and we can get the ball rolling as quickly as possible.

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I was taught by Geoff for about 2 months and I went to my test and passed the first time with this company and I would highly recommend Geoff and the company ad he teaches really well, he ensures that you end up being a driver and not a learner and i felt that is a really respectable quality when it comes to a teacher. I could not say any bad experience and was extremely happy

Alen Thomas

For any one wanting to learn to drive but not sure who to go with I definitely recommend Nayland, with his great help I passed first time and in just over three months, the lessons were great I always looked forward to them as Michael is a lovely guy and very down to earth, and up for a laugh 🙂 but he is also very patient for any one who is nervous about driving. 🙂

Harriet Osborn Davies

Thanks a lot to Dave, very calm and professional instructor. Passed after 20h, would definitely recommend.

Mikolaj Witkowski

I passed my test first time, I didn’t need to use any other instructor as Michael gave me all the advice I needed, down to earth, practical and easy to understand. While learning to drive can be stressful, Micheal made it so easy for me. I enjoyed learning and looked forward to the lessons as they were really enjoyable, if you want to learn to drive with someone that will make it enjoyable and practical Micheal is the guy! guy.

Peter Callaghan

Before having Michael as a driving instructor I was with someone else! I was given his number through a recommendation, and his lessons gave me the confidence to pass my test! Michael has great prices and deals, to suit anyone! I have now been driving a year, and I have recommended many people to go with him and they have gone on to pass very fast! 🙂

Amy Cowlin

Massive thanks to Suzanne! Amazing instructor! Helped to boost my confidence and pass my test quickly! Highly recommend!

Tom Clarke