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Driving Lessons in Maidenhead, Berkshire

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5 Hour Starter

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Save up to 10% by booking 10 hours of Driving Lessons or more.

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Motorway Driving Lessons

Motorway confidence building lessons from £28 per hour.

Smart Drive UK is one of the leading driving schools in the Maidenhead area. We have years of experience transforming complete rookies into not just people that can pass driving tests, but master drivers. The numerous driving schools in the UK make it hard to choose one. With Smart Drive UK, you no longer have to waste time in the selection process, as with us you are guaranteed to work with truly qualified male and female instructors, who will not only help ensure you pass your practical test but also that you become a responsible driver. If you’re looking for a patient, reliable driving instructor with local knowledge, then Smart Drive UK will literally put you in the driving seat! When you work with us, you can be certain of exceptional service, as all our instructors are DVSA approved. Call our registered office on 08450 179 778 or Text/Call on 07760 767170 and start your driving lessons in Maidenhead with Smart Drive UK!
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Smart Drive UK Driving School – Awarded 2018/2019/2020

Most Trusted Non-Commercial Driver Trainer School 2020

Driving School of the Year 2019

Best for Class B Driver Training Services 2018 & Best for Promoting Road Safety by Influencing Driver Behaviour

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Can I be picked up and dropped off in a different place?

If you are looking amongst driving schools for one that is capable of working around your busy schedule, then Smart Drive UK is the place to be. We take pride in the flexibility we offer to our students, as we have driving instructors that are always willing to pick you up wherever you may be and ensure you do not miss your class. For instance, if showing up for training will mean not having a ride home from your workplace or school, you can count on us to help you. Are you interested in this service? Get in touch with us right away.

Enhancing your confidence

It is perfectly normal to feel scared when you get in a car for the first time. The most experienced drivers still feel nervous every now and then. There are several things that can go wrong while driving, so it is normal to feel anxious. At Smart Drive UK, our driving school is designed to take away the fear and doubt associated with driving. Over the years, our driving school have been able to craft a lesson outline that addresses your driving fears while focusing on the improvement of your driving skills. As you drive with our instructors, you will feel relaxed, calm, and comfortable all through the driving process plus our instructors have local knowledge to give you the best advice. Do you have more questions about our driving school? Talk to our driving school today on 07760 767170.

First time pass almost guaranteed

Many learner drivers believe that it is perfectly fine to fail the driving exam the first time. Although it is true that some people fail, many more tend to pass. It’s been statistically proven that you actually stand a better chance of passing your driving exam the first time round, including the practical test. When you fail a test, the emotional and financial commitment that went into the process makes it all the more disappointing. For a driving school where you’ll get the best lessons to help you pass your driving test on the first attempt, come to Smart Drive UK. We’re proud to have one of the best pass rates in the whole of the UK.

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How much do driving lessons cost in Maidenhead?

At Smart Drive UK, we go the extra mile to ensure learning to drive for you is an interesting and affordable venture. This belief has informed our pricing policy since its inception. Rest assured you’ll get nothing but competitive pricing when you choose us. It’s possible you might find a cheaper driving school near Maidenhead, but you likely won’t enjoy the experience as much as you would with Smart Drive UK. What’s the cheapest way of booking my driving training? Have you been searching for a more cost-effective way to book driving training? Aside from contacting us via phone, you can take advantage of our convenient and inexpensive option of booking online on our website. Regardless of how you book, our driving school will always have an excellent deal for you.

Driving Lessons and Courses Prices

Beginner’s packages

We have different driving lesson packages at Smart Drive UK for different types of clients. Our driving school has packages for learners with some previous driving knowledge. Perhaps you’re a looking to learn how to drive from scratch. Regardless of what your needs are, we’ve got a suitable package for you.

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Driving Lesson Prices In Maidenhead

5 Lesson Beginner Starter Package (Manual Only) £ 100.00

Beginner Starter packages are for learners who have had no previous experience. Please Note 1 Lesson is the equivalent to 1 hour.

Manual Driving Lessons – Prices

First lesson (Saving up to 50%) £14.50
1 hour £ 29.00
10 Hour block booking £ 270.00
1 Hour Motorway £ 33.00
Intensive Driving Courses Available: PASS WITHIN ONE WEEK
15 Hours ( Previous experience 25/30 hours ) £ 390.00
20 Hours ( Previous experience 20/25 hours ) £ 520.00
25 Hours ( Previous experience 15/20 hours ) £ 650.00
30 Hours ( Previous experience 10/15 hours ) £ 780.00
35 Hours ( Previous experience 5/15 hours ) £ 910.00
45 Hours ( No previous experience ) £ 1140.00
Pass Plus – Six Hours £ 198.00

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What are the available learner car types?

Our driving school has students who only want to learn how to drive in automatic vehicles, just as there are others who prefer to learn in only manual vehicles. Your choice of learning car is ultimately down to you, as we have both types. Whatever option you choose to go with, you will be in good company, as there are lots of manual and automatic drivers in the UK. Can’t work out the best option for you based on your requirements? Why don’t you discuss them with us, and we can help you make a decision. (please note automatic cars are subject to availability). Call us right away to get started.

To request more information about automatic driving lessons, please give our driving school a call on 08450 179 778 or Text/Call on 07760 767170.

Is it right to begin my driving lessons before I have passed the theory test?

Many people will think about passing the theory test before taking practical driver training. This system has it benefits, as you will then know enough about using a car before getting behind the wheel. Here at Smart Drive UK, however, our driving school understands that it is best to combine both theoretical and practical training. This allows you to immediately see how road laws work while behind the wheels. In addition, someone that is already experienced in driving lessons will have a higher chance of success when it is time for the theory exam.

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What is the length of time for each lesson?

Many people have a lot to do to make up their day, so it’s no surprise that you’ll want to know how long each lesson will take. The duration of each lesson is dependent on the teacher, as well as how fast you assimilate information. However, our experienced driving instructors, and well-packaged training system, is such that an average of two hours each day for instruction and practice is sufficient. Interested in a different training schedule? Call our driving school call centre on 07760 767170 to find out more.

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How often should I have my driving lessons?

At our driving school we understand that schedules differ from individual to individual. However, it is best if a learner driver gets at least two hours of driving training every week. Depending on your situation, you can decide to keep this schedule. If, however, you want a more flexible schedule, we are always willing to accommodate you. Such as back to back trainings each day, that will get you prepared for your driving test in shorter time. No matter what type of schedule you have, we can arrange something suitable for you.

Learn to drive with a Professional with a proven track record.

Please fill free to call us on 08450 179 778 or Text/Call on 07760 767170.

Can I have lessons in my own car?

Many individuals prefer driver training lessons being received in their own car. If you intend on using your car for the driving test, we believe practicing with your own car could be a great idea. It could also be that you have a new car and want to get familiar with it. Whatever your reason, Smart Drive UK can prepare you for your driving test with your own car. But we can only provide this service if your car is insured, roadworthy, and registered. A notification will be sent to your car insurance company concerning your vehicle being used for driver training, and verification of the valid registration of your car can be performed by one of our instructors. Call our driving school on 07760 767170 to find out more.

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Can I have more than one lesson a week?

If your schedule allows for more than one lesson a week, then there’s no reason not to take advantage. At Smart Drive UK, we have both fixed and flexible schedule plans available that can accommodate even your busy schedule. If you would like to complete your training fast by taking multiple lessons every week, we can arrange that. Our aim is to have you master driving at your own pace and be ready to ace your driving test the first time you take it. Our impressive first time pass rate is a clear sign of our capability to make you a roadworthy driver within your preferred time frame.

Booking a driving lesson Maidenhead

Do you need a great place for driver training? Congratulations! You’re on the right website. If you are in Maidenhead, learning how to drive is as easy as signing up with Smart Drive UK. You can contact our driving school via phone, or email us on our website to arrange for personalised driving training or to make any enquiries.

Start your driving lessons in Maidenhead with Smart Drive UK!

Call our driving school on 07760 767170 today.

Manual Driving Lessons

Would you prefer manual driver training? No worries because Smart Drive UK has you covered. Our competent and friendly driving instructors at Smart Drive UK make learning to drive a manual car both easy and fun. Our male and female instructors know what they’re doing, and will take time and be patient when teaching you how manual vehicles work. Safe changing of gears, controlling the clutch, and confidently manoeuvring through traffic are just a few of the crucial things you’ll learn during your manual driving lesson. The best thing about manual driver training is that you don’t need to learn how to drive an automatic car. This is because our manual training programme covers both types.

What is Pass Plus?

Pass Plus is targeted to benefit UK drivers who have just recently passed their driving exam. Many new drivers face the challenge of building up their confidence to drive on public roads. Once you’ve passed your driving test, our next job at Smart Drive UK is to help you develop the skills and knowledge needed to make you a safer and more confident driver. While your initial training familiarises you with major road conditions, Pass Plus training will let you experience the roads outside your immediate vicinity first hand. Want more information? Call us now for more on our Pass Plus scheme.

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New Hazard Perception Test

The Hazard Perception Test is essential for UK learner drivers looking to pass the driving theory exam. It is a mandatory test that will determine if the driver is suitable to obtain a full driver’s license. A series of videos will be shown during the test, depicting everyday road scenes and a developing hazard. Your reactions are what determine whether you pass or fail. As part of our training at Smart Drive UK, we offer comprehensive preparation to all our new learners for the Hazard Perception Test, which comes before the practical driving exam at the DVLA. At Smart Drive UK, you’ll have access to our Hazard Perception video collection, as well as a series of revision questions.

Does Smart Drive UK offer refresher driving courses?

If it has been a while since you had the opportunity to drive and would like a refresher course, we’ve got you covered. Smart Drive UK offers refresher courses to people like you whose driving skills have gone rusty due to lack of use. You can become one of our many clients who once again mastered their driving skills after our short refresher course. Interested in finding out more? Call us today.

Does Smart Drive UK offer intensive driving courses?

Would you like intensive driving lessons? Maybe you have an upcoming interview for a job that requires you to drive. There could be other special reasons why you need a quick intensive driving training programme. Regardless of your motivation, Smart Drive UK has got you covered. Take our intensive programme and turn yourself into a skilled, fully confident, and licensed driver fast.

Does Smart Drive UK offer advanced driving courses?

Want to take your driving skills to a higher level? Maybe you initially taught yourself driving or had only the basics of driving taught to you. Regardless of your circumstances, we’ve got the expertise, experience, and patience to develop you into an expert driver. In Maidenhead, we’ve recorded great success at upgrading the basic skills of many drivers to advanced levels. Contact our driving school for enquiries concerning our advanced driving programme or other courses.

Book in bulk, save more

Knowing our customers and what their expectations are is at the core of what we do here at Smart Drive UK. One of the ways we meet your needs is to offer packages that let you pay less, like our discounted bundle for block bookings. So, if you are an organisation looking to give your staff driver training, or a school looking to give a set of eligible students a beginner’s course in driving, Smart Drive UK is the right place to go. Wouldn’t you like to gain some insight into how our block booking works? You can send us an email with your requirements and the number of individuals in your group.

Call Smart Drive UK driving school on 07760 767170 to find out more.

How do you make a payment for driving lessons?

Before anything else, we want to make sure our customers enjoy our services conveniently. Therefore, we do our best to offer all the options you might need to ensure easy and seamless payment. You have the option of paying to the driving instructor’s account electronically or writing a cheque. Alternatively, you can pay in cash in each lesson. Ultimately, we are interested in a system that works for you.

Tests required before licenses are issued

Practice to pass

Passing your driving exam has just been made easier, so don’t fret. At Smart Drive UK, our mock theory test practice is tailored to the DVLA driving exam. If you pass our mock exam, you can be assured that you won’t have any problems passing the DVLA theory practice test needed for you to qualify for the actual theory exam.

Take your driving test in Maidenhead

The driving test is the official DVLA test you have to take before obtaining your driver’s license. Taking any of our driving courses is certain to equip you with the knowledge required to sail through the test the first time. Our customers have proven that our courses are likely to result in a first time pass.

Booking your Test

How do I go about booking a test?

The best way to book your driving exam is to do so through the official Gov.UK website. We recommend this because you may end up having to pay more if you use third-party websites. Booking a driving exam comes after you have passed the hazard perception test and theory test. Does this sound confusing? It’s not as complicated as it sounds, you’ll have Smart Drive UK driving instructors to guide you from day one until you get your license.

How long do the tests take?

For the driving exam to be completed, you have to complete five steps, including vehicle reversing, independent driving, safety questions, driving ability, and an eyesight check. Whether you are testing for automatic or manual transmission, it’s the same process. You will only have to spare about 40 minutes to complete the driving exam.

It’s test day, now what?

First, you will have to show your theory test certificate and your provisional license, after which you will be required to read the number of a license plate some metres away, as a way to test your eyesight. Once you have passed through this stage, the examiner will test your knowledge by asking a number of show and tell questions. Following this, you will have to prove your skills as a driver and let the examiner know that you are capable of reversing a vehicle and driving on different types of roads effectively and safely. The examiner will ask you to drive on your own for about 20 minutes and, along the way, may ask you to complete an emergency stop. Approximately 40 minutes will be sufficient for you to complete the driving exam. We understand that you may be extremely nervous during the practical driving exam, but remember that you have already encountered all you’ll have to do in your driving training.

What follows after the test?

Obtaining a full driving license

Well done, you have successfully completed your practical driving exam. Now, you can apply for a full driving license. The examiner will send the results of your practical driving test to the DVLA, who will process your license. You should expect to receive this within three weeks of passing the practical driving exam. You can count on Smart Drive UK for guidance throughout the process of getting a driver’s license. We will only have carried out our mandate when you have become a qualified and licensed driver.

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Post-test motorway driving lessons in Maidenhead

Passing the test is the easy part, the real challenge is when you start driving. You will have to deal with the reality of driving at night, in the rain and snow, and having to deal with real traffic. However, you don’t have to go at it by yourself. Smart Drive UK can offer a series of driver training lessons to help you get used to driving on the motorway in Maidenhead, and neighbouring areas. Learn more when you call us today.

Advanced courses for drivers in Maidenhead

Do you live around Maidenhead? Would you like to improve your driving skills? Let’s help you brush them up. Hundreds of drivers have improved their skills within a short period of time by taking driver training lessons at Smart Drive UK. If you would like to brush up your driving skills, reach out to our registered office in Maidenhead. Text and email are other channels by which you can reach us to learn how we can help boost your driving skills.

Drive Better with a Refresher Course

Taking a short refresher course may be the right move for you. With our refresher driving course series, you’ll get back on the road in no time. Call us today for more information.

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FAQs

Can I be picked up at a location that I choose?
We are one of the leading driving schools with regards to pick-up time flexibility. We believe it’s important to offer you flexibility when it comes to the meet up than you, and so we can pick you up at a location that fits your schedule and drop you off at another point. For instance, if you need an arrangement where you were picked up at a certain location and drop to him at the end of the day, we can help as long as it is a reasonable distance from your normal pickup point.
Do you have the right variety of cars that I can learn with?
You have a great deal of flexibility on the car you choose to drive, as we have a wide range of learner manual cars.
Need some guidance on choosing a car to learn to drive in?
We can help you decide if you would like to give us a call.
Is it sensible to do driving lessons before passing the theory test?
Often students are told by other companies that practical driving lessons shouldn’t be started until the theory test has been completed. It does make sense to understand driving and cars better before commencing practical driving lessons. Smart Drive UK takes a slightly different approach; we believe that the combination of theoretical and practical training at the same time can be more beneficial. The combination creates a synergy that makes it easier to grasp elements of driver training at the same time. Those that start practical driving lessons and then take the theory test tend to pass more easily.
How long should I expect driving lessons to last?
We understand it’s important to plan your driving lessons around your other daily activities. The length of lessons will be decided based on your aptitude and the instructor you work with. The training system that we use, and the structures of the courses we run, mean that most lessons tend to be around two hours. Give us a call if you would like lesson schedules that can get you to your goal faster over a longer period.
How frequently should my driving lessons be done?
We are well aware that your schedule is likely different from everyone else’s. However, progression as you learn to drive is best if you do a minimum of two hours per week. You need to work out whether this works for you. So, tailor the effort to fit two hours a week. You can opt for a more flexible schedule, which will be more than happy to accommodate. We can arrange driving lessons on several days in a row to speed your progress toward your practical driving test. No matter what your daily schedule looks like, we have you covered.
Is it possible to learn to drive in my car?
If you have your car you may feel more comfortable during driving lessons in it. This is not only understandable but also a great idea, especially if you plan to use the car for your driving test. If you have a new car that you are trying to get used to then this can make even more sense. We’re more than happy for you to use your vehicle for driving lessons and for practicing driving at Smart Drive UK.

However, this is only possible if the car is roadworthy, registered and comprehensively insured. Will verify that your car is right for your lessons by inspecting your papers, and your insurance company will have to be notified about the driving lessons in the car. We suggest you move lessons and your vehicle only when it is safe to do so, and we normally recommend that you begin lessons in a dual-controlled car and by your driving instructor.

Are all vehicles dual controlled?
Smart Drive UK driving instructors teach in dual control cars.
Will the driving training fit around my work and family commitments?
Yes. The training program is very flexible and Fitchett will fit around your work and family commitments subject to availability
What else can I do to help me pass my driving tests?
Your driving instructor will guide you and provide feedback, and as long as you take it on board you will have a good chance of passing your driving test. By taking notes after lessons on the feedback provided you can enhance your chances of taking on board the information. Then you can go into each new lesson having assimilated the information from the previous one. Your driver training process can also be improved by watching additional resources and your driving instructor can advise you on what to watch.
How do you know when you are ready for your practical driving test?
Your driving instructor will advise you when you are ready to book/take your practical driving test based on your progress level within your driving lessons. They understand what you will need to be able to do to partial test and will be continually assessing you against these levels
Can I do my practical driving test in the same car as my lessons?
Any fully insured car can be used for your driving test. Our guidance is that you choose to do your driving test in your driving instructor’s car, as that is what you have become familiar with.
Will my instructor be in the car during my driving test?
It is possible for driving instructors to come on the test with you [subject to COVID-19 rules]. Your driving test examiner will probably ask you if you would like your instructor to accompany you on the test. You can discuss the test with your driving instructor to decide whether it is a good idea or not. It is normally the case that automatic cars are easier and faster to learn than learning to drive a manual car.
Can a pregnant woman take driving lessons?
Pregnancy shouldn’t stop you from taking driving lessons. Talk to your doctor or medical professional if you are concerned about any aspect of driving when pregnant.
Does Smart Drive UK offer intensive driving courses?
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Are you looking to start a driving job?
People choose to learn to drive fast for a variety of reasons. Irrespective of your reasons, to get you through your exam, Smart Drive UK will work for you. You’ll soon be a competent, confident, and comfortable driver.
Do you want to develop advanced driving skills?
You might want this if you taught yourself how to drive or received only basic training. We can develop you into an expert driver by taking you through the advanced driving course, providing you with the skills and knowledge that you need. Many drivers in London have grown into advanced drivers thanks to our advanced driving courses. If you want to find out more information about our advanced driving courses then get in touch with our advisors today.
Are there any costs I need to plan for?
The driving lessons form the biggest cost for most people when looking to pass the driving test. You also have to budget for the test fees. Click the link below to see what the current test fees are.

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As the leading driving school in the United Kingdom, Smart Drive UK offers fully personalised lessons tailored to your goals, whether you want to pass your exam quickly or take your time getting used to being behind the wheel. All of our lessons follow the Drivers Standards Agency guidelines and offer the highest standards of safety, allowing you to relax knowing that our experienced instructors can handle any situation.

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Our courses are designed to build experience and confidence in all of our learner drivers at a pace that suits you. Smart Drive UK offers unique pre-lesson learning sessions ensure that once you’re in the car, you’ll spend as much time driving as possible – not talking to the instructor about driving. This approach ensures not only that you’ll progress quickly – but also that you’ll get the absolute most from your money.

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At Smart Drive UK you get to choose the time and length of your lessons so they fit perfectly into your schedule. Our instructors will take your previous knowledge and goals into account, making our programme perfect for both experienced and novice drivers alike and letting you progress at the pace that works for you. Whether you want to slowly build confidence or quickly pass your test, you can’t go wrong with Smart Drive UK!

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