Intensive Driving Courses with IDS Driving Schools
An intensive driving course or fast pass is an alternate method to learning to drive in the traditional sense, namely, taking one or two lessons each week, spread over a given period. However, an intensive learn to drive course does not suit everyone, as the individual will need to retain and put into practice a great deal of information over a shorter period of time.
What you should be aware of with Intensive Driving Courses
On average, the pass rate for a person taking their practical driving test following lessons in the traditional sense is 42% (DSA statistics), whereas for those taking intensive courses it drops to approximately 35%. Therefore just over 1 in 3 people fail their driving test at the first attempt using this method.
Before anyone takes a driving test they will have to reach a minimum standard. Anything less than the minimum would mean they were not ready to sit the test. The disadvantage of taking an intensive course is that once you begin the course, you forfeit the ability to cancel the driving test without losing the fee as you will not be able to give the required 10 working days notice.
On the day of your test, if in the opinion of your instructor your driving is potentially dangerous or actually dangerous, we reserve the right to withdraw the tuition vehicle from service.
If, after considering the above, you think an intensive driving course is for you then please carefully note the following information:
The costs for intensive driving courses varies depending on how many hours you need:
Intensive 1 – Red (32 Hour Course)
The total cost for ‘option1′ £960. This will usually consist of 7 hours of tuition per day for the first four days, followed by 4 hours of tuition on the final day. A typical day for this length of course would be 0900 to 1600hrs.
Intensive 2 – Amber (36 Hour Course)
The total cost for ‘option 2′ £1080. This will usually consist of 7.5 hours of tuition per day for the first four days, followed by 6 hours of tuition on the final day. A typical day for this length of course would be 09:00 to 16:30hrs.
Intensive 3 – Green (40 Hour Course)
The total cost for ‘option 3′ £1200. This will usually consist of 8 hours of tuition per day. A typical day for this length of course would be 0900 to 1700hrs.
Other courses can be arranged to suit you.
Some more information on intensive driving courses:
Remember. The more hours you are prepared to put in, the better your chance of passing your test!
Please note that it is not absolutely necessary to take a week’s intensive driving training with a driving test on the Friday of the same week. Many pupils undertake the intensive course and then take the driving test a couple of weeks later. Feedback from past pupils suggests this is a preferred method, as it will allow you to take the intensive driving course without the pressure of the test immediately at the end, and also allows flexibility when arranging the test date itself.