Are Intensive Driving Courses for you?

Posted on 17. Jul, 2012 by in Education Q and A

Intensive driving lessons can ensure you get your driving licence quicker.

When you are looking to learn how to drive, there are a few things to consider. Do you want a quick pass or a gentle learning curve? An independent instructor or a large national firm? Petrol or diesel? In this article I will be discussing whether you might benefit from an intensive driving courses, as this can potentially shorten your learning time by months, as well as a lower bill at the end of it all.

A few more points are listed below:


With an intensive course you will generally be expected to take your driving test within 2 weeks of starting your lessons. You will also have had to pass your theory test already. With this in mind you will be driving almost every day for at least 4 hours, which is quite, well, intensive! If you do not handle pressure well then these courses may not be for you. However, if you can handle the pressure, as well as the constant learning and practicing, then it is a cheaper and quicker way of learning.


When I was learning to drive, I took an hour lesson per week. In this hour, I spent a good 15 minutes just getting comfortable and readjusted to the vehicle, leaving only 45 minutes in which to learn and practice. This is a quarter of the time effectively wasted! But when you are in the car for 4, 5 or 6 hours; this 15 minute adjustment takes up a lot smaller a percentage of your learning time. This is another reason why taking an intensive driving course can result in a much quicker learning time.


If your driving course is on a one to one basis, then you will be spending a lot of time with your instructor. Due to this fact, they will quickly learn how to best instruct you and get the best results from you. If you only take 1 lesson every week then the instructor will have dozens more pupils to teach, and will most likely not be able to tailor the lesson to your exact needs.


So, if you are wondering whether you would benefit from undertaking intensive lessons, take the above points into consideration. Good luck with your learning!

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