Learning to drive is a right of passage for many. Once you’ve passed your driving test, you’re free to travel where you please offering a great sense of independence.
Until then, you have to learn to drive safely.
The standard way to learn is with a registered driving instructor with 1 or 2 hours of lessons taken regularly. Some people only require a few lessons to pass. Others need more.
Not only can you choose to learn over a series of weeks but you can also learn to drive in an intensive course.
With many people trying to schedule their busy lives and fit lessons in, many are looking to these intensive courses to help them learn fast and pass their test swiftly.
What Is An Intensive Course?
Many learner drivers require twenty to forty lessons before they undertake their test. If someone chooses to take one lesson per week, it could take over six months to pass which can frustrate many people.
With an intensive course, many learners take a week or two to be taught and take their test in a quick and easy program. It’s aimed at those who can learn in this way, so it’s not for everyone. It offers a service that can result in faster learning and could cost you less than standard lessons, resulting in you potentially passing your test sooner.
The vehicular teachings are exactly the same, the lessons are just condensed within a few days rather than weeks. Instead of an hour or two a week, you spend five hours a day for a week or two, in a concentrated way of learning, until you feel ready to take your test.
You’ll work your way through the standard format of learning the highway code, learning the controls of the car and how to navigate the UK roads. Like a standard lesson, you’ll learn one to one with an experienced driving instructor, who works with you through your blocked time. Once you’ve completed your allocated lessons and feel ready, most driving schools arrange for a test shortly after completion of your course.
You can normally choose between learning in your local area, or travel to a driving centre that facilitates these intensive courses. Make sure to pick which is the most convenient option for you and offers you the best learning experience.
Because you are fully submerged in this learning environment for long periods of time, you are less likely to forget instructions, making it easier to build your knowledge up.
Many companies offer package pricing for an intensive driving course, meaning it could also work out cheaper for the learner. This may mean you forking out the full cost before learning but, on average, you’ll end up paying less than if you followed the standard lesson structure.
A big perk of an intensive course is being able to fast track your driving test, so once you’ve learnt everything and it’s fresh in your mind, you can go on to take it soon after.
This intensive environment isn’t for everyone, but for those who take to it, it can be a quick and convenient way of learning to drive.