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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I tried 2 other driving schools before smart drive and both of them were not right for me, I needed someone who was patient and made me feel at ease as I was very nervous.
On recommendation from my manager (both of her sons us…
Smart Drive UK Worthing are brilliant from booking the lessons to passing my test ,very friendly and helpful ,the instructors are very patient and help you all the way through ,i would recommend highly .
Highly recommend taking lessons with smart drive UK Worthing. My instructor helped greatly with my strengths and weaknesses of driving and managed to fit me in to schedule around my work and college hours!
Awesome company and Paul is a top chap and instructor. Couldn’t recommend him enough
Top notch … superb instructor and so much fun. Wanna pass first time
.. no choice. smart drive uk
A brilliant company. I had a fantastic driving instructor. Highly recommend!
Passed first time thanks to Paul! Great instructor and so friendly, motivating and patient. Highly recommend him to any new drivers!
This company is amazing! My instructor was Paul! He help me through passing and made me feel very very confident by reassuring that I was getting better every time I had a lesson! He kept me calm when I was stressing and all round great guy! Would…
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.
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
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.
Driving Lesson Prices In Maidenhead
|5 Lesson Beginner Starter Package (Manual Only)
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%)
|10 Hour block booking
|1 Hour Motorway
|Intensive Driving Courses Available: PASS WITHIN ONE WEEK
|15 Hours ( Previous experience 25/30 hours )
|20 Hours ( Previous experience 20/25 hours )
|25 Hours ( Previous experience 15/20 hours )
|30 Hours ( Previous experience 10/15 hours )
|35 Hours ( Previous experience 5/15 hours )
|45 Hours ( No previous experience )
|Pass Plus – Six Hours
Please read terms & conditions
Prices may vary due to location and are subject to change
£36 – Per Hour
£350 – 10 Hour Block
What are the available learner car types?
We offer automatic driving lessons and there are some 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Can I be picked up at a location that I choose?
Do you have the right variety of cars that I can learn with?
Need some guidance on choosing a car to learn to drive in?
Is it sensible to do driving lessons before passing the theory test?
How long should I expect driving lessons to last?
How frequently should my driving lessons be done?
Is it possible to learn to drive in my car?
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?
Will the driving training fit around my work and family commitments?
What else can I do to help me pass my driving tests?
How do you know when you are ready for your practical driving test?
Can I do my practical driving test in the same car as my lessons?
Will my instructor be in the car during my driving test?
Can a pregnant woman take driving lessons?
Does Smart Drive UK offer intensive driving courses?
Are you looking to start a driving job?
Do you want to develop advanced driving skills?
Are there any costs I need to plan for?
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