Intensive & Semi-Intensive Driving Courses
Provided an instructor is available, intensive and semi-intensive driving courses, finishing with the Practical Driving Test can be booked subject to the following conditions:
1) The applicant must hold a valid theory test pass certificate OR a motor cycle licence including category B1 (practical driving tests cannot be booked without either a current theory certificate or a motor cycle licence at this level);
2) The applicant undergoes an assessment lesson of at least one hour to determine their suitability for this type of course. This is vital for you to be properly assessed and receive informed advice on your training needs without further obligation and for you to be offered a course aimed at meeting your specific needs;
3) A deposit of £22 must be paid to 1st Central Driving School directly to secure an assessment lesson. It must be paid at least 7 days in advance of the lesson. The remaining course fees must be paid at least 14 days in advance of the intensive course's commencement;
4) The Practical Driving Test to be booked at a mutually agreed date and time to coincide either with the end of the course or a date a few days later when you are possibly more relaxed but haven't forgotten what has been learnt.
Advantages of Intensive Driving Courses
If you are successful you will have a full driving licence within a week of starting your course, as the courses are designed to get you to test standard in days rather than months. If you've been taking hourly lessons that seem to have gone on forever, this might be the solution.
These courses are more suitable for drivers with some experience (perhaps someone who has recently failed a driving test or a driver who holds an overseas licence and is seeking a UK licence or as a "finishing school" for a driver who has already had a lot of driving lessons). A less experienced driver might still be successful however, if they have a good aptitude for driving and the right attitude.
Disadvantages of Intensive Driving Courses
They are not ideal for beginners or drivers with only a few hours driving under their belt as there will be no extra time available if a particular area of driving training proves more difficult than expected. Novice drivers will not normally absorb the necessary judgement and experience required to drive to test standard and safely drive after it in such a short timespan. Be aware of "Start Monday, Pass Friday" offers. Examiners freely refer to them as "Start Monday, Fail Friday" due to the poor standard of many of the candidates.
Semi-Intensive Driving Courses
Semi-intensive courses are usually a much better option than an intensive course. They basically cover the same number of hours but over twice as much time, usually 3 hours a day instead of 6. This will be less tiring and less stressful and could allow for extra lessons to be booked if insufficient progress with your driving is being made (subject to availability). As intensive and semi-intensive course prices are based on the number of hours booked, prices are identical. As with the intensive course, a driving test will be booked for the end of the course or another date a few days later.
Subject to your assessment lesson showing it to be a realistic option intensive and semi-intensive courses can be booked with 1st Central based on the following test centres:
Aldershot, Chichester, Gosport, Portsmouth, Southampton, Winchester and Worthing.
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