All about Intensive Driving Courses
Most people, when they decide they want to drive, want to get out and start learning straight away so that they can be behind the wheel of their own car as soon as possible. Traditional lessons typically mean anywhere between 45 minutes and 2 hours of lessons a week and you may require 40 such lessons before you are able to pass your test. Alternatively, intensive driving courses fit all of this into a considerably shorter time so that you could be taking your test after one or two weeks.
What Is An Intensive Driving Course?
Usually, when you start learning to drive you will take a one hour lesson every week until you are ready for your test. On average it takes over 40 hours of lessons before a person passes their test and, with one hour lessons this means waiting 40 weeks before you get your chance at earning your fill licence. An intensive driving course compacts all of these lessons into a much shorter time so that you can learn everything you need to in as little as a week.
How Long Will It Take?
The actual time that an intensive course lasts will vary depending on your preferences and where you take the course. Some schools offer several hours a week over the space of four weeks while the most intensive will usually involve 4 days of learning and one final day during which you will take your test. Essentially, then, an intensive course can last anywhere from one week to one month.
What You Learn
The content of your lessons will not be any different during an intensive training course as it would be with standard lessons. You will still learn how to drive a car and how to become a safe and competent road user. This is the aim of any driving lesson course whether it is intensive or not. Some elements may be different because you will not have the opportunity to go away and learn or practice but for the most part your lessons will be very similar.
Your Theory Test
You need to have taken and passed your theory test before you can take your practical test and you must take the latter within two years of passing the theory element of your test. Generally, you will be required to have passed your theory test before embarking on an intensive course though some schools may start with your theory test and then move on to practical lessons before you take your practical test.
Your Practical Test
The practical test will come at the end of your intensive course and it will be exactly the same as it would be if you had taken traditional driving lessons rather than an intensive course. You will be expected to complete a hazard perception test, drive according to the instructor’s instructions, and complete an independent driving section.
Choosing A Driving School Or Instructor
When you are searching for an appropriate driving school or instructor to provide you with intensive courses you should ensure that you choose a reputable and reliable service and one that specialises in offering intensive courses. Although the content is much the same as it would be with standard lessons, the methods of teaching will be different. Ensure that they are DSA approved before you start.
Intensive Driving Courses
Intensive driving courses can prove a highly beneficial way of getting on the road and behind the wheel of your own car quickly. However, they are not the best choice for everybody. Some people simply do not respond as well to this type of course as they do to weekly lessons. Decide how you would be best learning to drive and then book your lessons accordingly.