Want to pass your test quickly? Consider an Intensive Course
Is it really possible to pass your driving test in one week?
Yes, it is possible.
With an intensive course you can fit in lots of hours in a short space of time. For some people, this method of learning works well. After all, driving is a practical tasks and practical tasks are generally improved the more they are practised.
Because of work or school commitments, you may not be able to commit to weekly lessons. Therefore getting it all over and done with might be appealing to you.
What criteria would I need to meet to do an intensive course?
- To do an intensive course you need to be determined, hard working and willing to do homework tasks and out of lesson preparation (such as looking at Google maps to revisit road layouts, watching YouTube videos)
- Passed your Theory Test before starting the course
- Able to take in information quickly and happy to move on to different topics swiftly
- Able to focus for long periods of time and maintain good concentration
- Able to pass a mock test with me before taking the practical test
How would an intensive course work?
If you’re wanting an intensive course the first thing to do is arrange a 2 hour assessment lesson with me to discuss your needs and decide on how many hours you require.
After this lesson we can liaise with our diaries in hand and arrange suitable days and times for your lessons. Typically these will be 4 hours each day over a 1,2 or 3 week period.
For example, if you require 30 hours, lessons can be done over 8 days with a test to follow. The 8 days can consecutive or spread over weeks.
Realistically, how quickly can I pass?
I regularly get enquiries from people who want to pass their driving test quickly. They have a target date in mind that is usually only a few weeks away from the date of getting in touch with me ! Whilst I admire your enthusiasm, there’s a few hurdles to get over first:
– Theory Test Waiting Times: The waiting time for a theory test is anything from 1 week to 4 weeks.
– Practical Test: The Practical test cannot be booked until the theory test is completed. Assuming you pass the theory test, there’s usually a 4-6 week wait for a practical test too!
– Standards: Do not underestimate the standard required to pass your practical driving test. Driving is a skill for life, and it’s important that you are ready to drive alone. I am not a supporter of “pushing” people through their tests and neither will I attend a test centre with a candidate that is not test ready.
So yes, it is possible to pass in 1 week. However, in order for this to be true you would probably need to pass the theory test and then WAIT 5 or 6 weeks for that week to come round ! So the statement is correct, but perhaps the reality is not.
What do you recommend?
I would recommend regular lessons (such as 2 hours or 4 hours a week) leading up to your theory test. This will get the ball rolling and will start preparing you for your practical test whilst you’re learning the theory side of things.
Once you’ve passed your theory, we can book in a date for your practical driving test. We can then book in some intensive sessions in the days leading up to your test. By this point, because of your regular lessons you were having before, you should be at a standard where driving is beginning to feel more natural and you’ll feel ready for your test in no time.
How much does an intensive course cost?
Intensive courses cost the same as they would if you were paying hourly. My current hourly rate is £29, so whether you take 30 hours over 6 months or 6 days, the cost will be the same to you. They can be more cost effective in the long run, as the information will be current and you’re likely to absorb information quicker and need less hours in the long run.