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Welcome to Smart Drive UK driving school in Brighton & Hove.

Over the years, we’ve helped hundreds of successful learners pass their driving test and go on to become highly-skilled drivers. The number of options available to you, when it is time to choose a driving school, makes it difficult to make the right choice.

However, with Smart Drive UK, you are guaranteed qualified and highly-skilled instructors, who will put you through your paces and get you ready for your driving test, as well as making sure you become a skilled and perfect driver in the process. You have found the home of reliable and qualified driving instructors in the Brighton & Hove area. When you choose us for your driving training, you are choosing a driving school completely manned by DVSA approved professionals.

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Will you pick me up and drop me off at a location of my choosing?

If you are looking for a driving school that is capable of working around your busy schedule, then Smart Drive UK is the place to be. One of the things that sets us apart from the crowd is the fact that our instructors have no problem with picking you up for classes from anywhere you want, and will also drop you off at any location of your choosing. For instance, if you need an arrangement where you will be picked up at a certain location and dropped at home at the end of the day, we can help. Are you interested in this service? Get in touch with us right away.

Building your confidence

It’s only natural to feel scared the first time you’re behind the wheel. You can still feel nervous from time to time, even when you are experienced. There are a number of reasons to feel anxious whilst driving, after all, there are a number of things that can go wrong. When you go through our driving classes here at Smart Drive UK, the fear and doubts associated with driving will be properly dealt with.

Our experience over the years means we have been able to create a course that addresses your fears while focusing on the enhancement of your driving skills. Our instructors are skilled and patient, and know the best ways to help you feel relaxed as you drive. Do you have more questions about our training process? Talk to us today.

High chance of first time pass

If you are like most learner drivers, then you probably believe that it is normal to fail a driving test the first time. Although it is true that some people fail, many more tend to pass. In fact, according to statistics, you have a higher chance of passing your driving test the first time.

Failing a driving test will leave you feeling very disappointed, when you factor in the mental stress and finances that went into the training. Smart Drive UK is one of the leading names in the driving school niche in Brighton & Hove, because we have developed a curriculum that prepares you for a first time pass. We take pride in the fact that, as a driving school, our first time pass rates are among the highest across the UK.

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What are the types of cars available for learning in?

We currently have an array of manual cars you can chose to learn in, and so the choice is completely down to you. 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.

Should I begin my driving lessons before I have passed the theory test?

Generally, you will be advised to pass the theory test before you go for your practical driving lessons. This system has it benefits, as you will then know enough about using a car before getting behind the wheel.

As experts in the industry, however, we know that it is best to combine both theoretical and practical training. The combination creates a synergy which makes it easier to grasp both elements of driving training at the same time. Additionally, starting your driving lessons will help you better prepare for the theory test.

What is the length of time for each lesson?

We know it is important for you to know the duration of each lesson, so as to better plan your day. Your assimilation speed and how the teacher chooses to deliver the lesson are the major determinants in the duration of each lesson. With our system of training, and the way we have structured our courses, however, you can expect to spend around two hours in a session. Want a quicker or slower training schedule? Call us right away to discuss your options.

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How often should I have my driving lessons?

We are well aware that your schedule is likely different from everyone else’s. However, it’s recommended that learner drivers have at least two hours of training each week. If it suits your needs, you can continue your training following this schedule. Or we can arrange a more flexible schedule that suits your needs. If you prefer back to back training each day, this can speed up your learning process, and help you prepare for the driving test that little bit faster. Whatever your schedule is, we’ve got you covered.

Can I have lessons in my own car?

Certain people prefer receiving their driving training behind the wheel of their own car. This is understandable, and may even be a great idea if you intend on using your own car during your driving test. It’s also possible that you just got the car and are looking to familiarise yourself with it. Whatever your motive is, our experts at Smart Drive UK can have you ready for your test with training in your own car. But this type of service is only available to clients with registered and comprehensively insured roadworthy vehicles. One of our instructors will notify your car insurance company that your vehicle will be used for driving lessons, and will also inspect your car to verify its valid registration.

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 prefer multiple lessons every week to speed up your learning process, we can deliver. What matters to us is that you learn at your own pace and are sufficiently prepared to pass your driving test on the first try. Our impressive first time pass rate is a clear sign of our capability to make you a roadworthy driver within your preferred time frame.

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What Kind Of Driving Lessons Do You Offer In Brighton & Hove

Booking a driving lesson Brighton & Hove

Do you need a friendly professional to help you pass your driving test the first time? Congratulations, because you’ve struck gold. We are the trusted professionals in Brighton & Hove that can turn you into a roadworthy driver with zero hassle. To get started on booking for lessons that best suit your schedule, or for any other enquiries, call us now for a friendly chat, or send us an email via our website.

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Manual Driving Lessons

Would you prefer learning how to drive a manual gearshift? We’ve got experts for that. Smart Drive UK’s skilled and experienced instructors make manual driving lessons interesting and enjoyable. Our instructors know what they’re doing, and will take time and be patient when teaching you how manual vehicles work. During your manual driving lesson, you’ll be taught how to expertly manoeuvre through traffic, safely change gears, and properly work the clutch.

One of the best parts of learning how to drive a manual car is you don’t have to learn to drive an automatic separately. 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 test. Many new drivers lack the confidence to drive on busy public roads. Fortunately, after passing your driving test, Smart Drive UK can provide you the skills and knowledge to make you a confident and safe driver on any road. The Pass Plus training scheme will further help by giving you an opportunity behind the wheel to explore major roads outside your regular vicinity. Interested in 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. You have to pass the Hazard Perception test before you can be issued a full driver’s license During the test, various videos depicting normal road scenes and a developing hazard will be shown to you. Responding appropriately to the developing hazard will determine if you pass the test. To ensure you progress to the practical driving test at the DVLA, we offer our students comprehensive preparation for the Hazard Perception test, which is a precursor. Our trainers will guide you with our collection of Hazard Perception videos and revision questions, to fully prepare you on what to expect.

How Much Do Driving Lessons In Brighton & Hove Cost?

At Smart Drive UK, we believe that learning to drive should be fun, interesting, and inexpensive. Our pricing policy has always been customer-friendly. Rest assured you’ll get nothing but competitive pricing when you choose us. While there might be cheaper driving instructors in Brighton & Hove, you definitely can’t compare the quality to that of Smart Drive UK.

What is the cheapest way of booking my driving lessons?

Are you finding booking driving lessons to be too costly? Our platform makes it easy to book, and you’ll have the choice to enquire online, here on our website, or call our office to do so in person. Regardless of how you book, we’ll always have an excellent deal for you.

Driving Lessons and Courses Prices

Beginner’s packages

We have a variety of driving lesson packages at Smart Drive UK to suit your specific needs. We’ve got something for learners with some driving experience. We’ve also got something for learners starting from scratch. Whatever it is you require, rest assured we have a suitable package to match it.

Brighton & Hove Beginners Packages:

5 Lesson Starter Package£75.00

1 Lesson is the equivalent to 1 hour.

Beginners packages are for pupils who have had no previous experience

Brighton & Hove Driving Lesson Prices:

First lessonFree*
1 hour£29.00
10 Hour block booking£265.00
1 Hour Motorway**£33.00
Intensive Driving Courses Available: PASS WITHIN ONE WEEK
15 Hours ( Previous experience 25/30 hours )£397.00
20 Hours ( Previous experience 20/25 hours )£530.00
25 Hours ( Previous experience 15/20 hours )£663.00
30 Hours ( Previous experience 10/15 hours )£795.00
35 Hours ( Previous experience 5/15 hours )£928.00
45 Hours ( No previous experience )£1135.00
Pass Plus – Six Hours£185.00

Intensive courses ranging from 15 to 35 hours completed within 1-2 weeks. Intensive courses over 35 hours completed within 1, 2 or 3 weeks. Price is Per Hour.Motorway lessons are available only to qualified drivers. First lesson is free for Pupils with experience.

Making a booking for driving lessons in Brighton & Hove could not be easier! Simply give us a call on 0845 017 9778, 01903 691002 or 07760 767170 and speak to us direct. Alternatively you can send a text to: 07760 767170 leaving your name and area details for us to call you back with, Or use the contact form on this website to let us know of your requirements. We aim to respond as quickly as possible to all enquiries.

To make an online booking or enquiry with us for your driving lessons in Brighton & Hove, click Here.

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. We offer refresher courses to those who know how to drive but haven’t had the chance to drive for a long while. We have several satisfied skilful drivers who were once in your shoes, but became experts in driving after taking our short refresher course.

Do Smart Drive UK offer intensive driving courses?

Are you looking to take intensive driving lessons? It could be to prepare yourself for an interesting job position that requires driving. Perhaps you have another reason for quickly wanting to learn to drive. Regardless of your reason, our skilled instructors can tailor an intensive programme to meet your unique needs. You’ll realise that you’ve become a skillful and confident driver in no time.

Do Smart Drive UK offer advanced driving courses?

Hoping to significantly improve your driving skills? You probably took driving lessons or initially taught yourself how to drive. Whatever your reason might be, Smart Dive UK has the competence and experience to patiently groom you into a professional road user. We have hundreds of highly-qualified drivers who have improved through our advanced driving courses to become the wonderful drivers they are today. Please contact us at any time for more information.

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Enjoy savings on block bookings

One of the benefits of working with us at Smart Drive UK is that we understand our customers and try to meet their expectations. For this reason, you get to pay less for block bookings. From schools to workplaces and everything in between, Smart Drive UK is an excellent choice to make when you need to provide driving lessons for a group of people, large or small. Have you got any questions about our block booking package? We would like to learn more about what your needs are, and the size of your group, so please send us an email.

Paying for driving lessons

We strive to make every step of the process as convenient as possible for our customers, much like everything else we do. We do this by ensuring ease of payment. You have the option of paying to the driving instructor’s account electronically or writing a cheque. One other option that is available to you is to make cash payments in every lesson. Whichever option you choose, we are satisfied, as long as it works for you.

Get your license after passing these tests

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Practice before the main test

Passing your driving test has just been made easier, so don’t fret. Smart Drive UK helps you get ready for the DVLA driving test by providing mock theory test practice. As long as you can pass this, you can pass the DVLA theory practice test, which is required before you can take the actual theory test.

Driving Test Brighton & Hove

The driving test is the official DVLA test you have to take before obtaining your driver’s license. Take any of our driving courses for a chance to pass your test on the very first attempt. With the high pass rate amongst hundreds of our customers, you can see why we are so confident.

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Make a test booking

How do I go about booking a test?

It’s recommended you book the driving test via the official Gov.UK website. It is more cost-effective to avoid booking through a third-party website. Booking a driving test comes after you have passed the hazard perception test and theory test. Can’t quite wrap your head around it? Not to worry, you’ll get all the help you need from Smart Drive UK instructors who will help you through every step of the process.

How long will I have to wait to complete the test?

The practical driving test is broken into five parts: an eyesight check, safety questions, driving ability, vehicle reversing, and independent driving. The process is the same for both manual and automatic transmission. You will only have to spare about 40 minutes to complete the driving test.

It’s test day, now what?

The first stage will test your eyesight by making you read from a number plate, but before that, you will have to show your theory test certificate and your provisional license. Next, you will have to demonstrate your knowledge by answering a series of show and tell questions, but only if you pass the eye test. Next, you will be made to prove to the examiner that you can drive safely and effectively no matter the terrain, as well as successfully reverse a vehicle. You will be asked to drive independently for approximately 20 minutes, and you may be asked to complete an emergency stop. The entire driving test should last about 40 minutes. It is perfectly normal to be nervous during the practical driving test, but there is really nothing to it because everything you will have to do, you have already done through the course of your driving lessons.

What follows after the test?

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Ready for a full driving license

You should be proud now that you have passed your practical driving test. Now, you can apply for a full driving license. Once the results of your practical driving test are sent to the DVLA, your license will be processed. You should expect to receive this within three weeks of passing the practical driving test. Our representatives at Smart Drive UK are always ready to provide guidance throughout the process of getting a driving license. We will only have carried out our mandate when you have become a qualified and licensed driver.

Real world post-test driving lessons Brighton & Hove

While the driving test prepares you, driving in the real world is significantly different. You are now faced with real traffic, driving in the rain and snow, as well as driving at night. However, you don’t have to go at it by yourself. Smart Drive UK can help you become accustomed to driving on the motorways in and around Brighton & Hove, with our post-test driving lessons.

Advanced courses for drivers in Brighton & Hove

Are you in Brighton & Hove? Are you looking to brush up your driving skills? Let’s help you feel ready for the road again. Within a short timeframe, hundreds of drivers have gotten better on the road by taking Smart Drive UK courses. If you would like to brush up your driving skills, reach out to our office in Brighton & Hove. 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

You may need to take a short refresher driving course. Our series of refresher driving courses can help you resume driving again. Learn more by getting in touch with us now.

FAQ's

To apply for your first provisional driving licence you need contact the DVSA. The easiest way is to follow the instructions online by clicking on the following link.

No you do not have to start work as soon as you qualify. However it would make sense not to leave it too long before you put your knowledge to good use to ensure you do not forget any key information and techniques that you have learnt during you training programme.

Yes. The training programme is very flexible and will fit around your work and family commitments.

To become a driving instructor you must be 21 years or above. You must have held a full driving licence for 3 years or more and have no more than six penalty points to be able to register. You must have a criminal record check completed and be a fit and proper person to be able to be added to the driving instructor register. To qualify you must pass three tests. Part one = Theory and Hazard perception. Part Two = Driving test. Part Three = Instructional Ability Test

We will provide on going support once you have qualified. There are also different motoring organisations that support continuous development for driving instructors.

You have unlimited attempts on the part one test but a maximum of three attempts on the part two and three tests. If you fail an attempt then you can re book a test. If you fail the third attempt on the part 2 or 3 tests then you cannot proceed further and you will have to re register and start the entire process again. You will have to wait a full two years from the date you passed your part one test before you can start again. The following link shows details of the qualifying process.https://www.gov.uk/browse/driving/teaching-people-to-drive

Your driving instructor can be in the car with you if you want to. This is your choice and the driving test examiner will ask you if you would like this. Your driving instructor will discuss this with you prior to the driving test to ensure the decision is of benefit to you.

You can take your driving test in any car as long as you are fully insured. In most cases the candidate uses the driving instructors car that they have been taking lessons in as this is more familiar to you.

By taking on board the feedback given to you by your driving instructor will be the best way to ensure you increase the likelihood of passing your driving test. Where necessary, make note of this feedback after each lesson so you can reflect on it. Then prior to your next lesson you can be better prepared. You can look at additional driving materials to enhance your learning of which your driving instructor can advise.

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 know the standard you need to achieve to pass and this is the standard that they will assess you on.

All our driving instructor cars will have dual controls.

In most cases learning to drive an automatic car will be quicker than learning to drive a manual car but this does depend on each individual.

Yes you can take driving lessons whilst pregnant. Please take advise from your Doctor or medical professional if you have any concerns.

To pass your driving test the main costs is for your driving lesson fees. In addition to this you need to plan for the driving test fees. This link will show the current test fees applicable.

https://www.gov.uk/driving-test-cost

Your driving lessons are designed to teach you how to drive safely and correctly within the laws of the UK. Having a good understanding of how to deal with various junctions, situations and road networks. Various manoeuvres are also taught so they can be completed to the correct standard, including good observation, good accuracy and good control throughout. A lesson plan is followed to ensure all areas are covered.

You need to contact your driving instructor direct to cancel or change a driving lesson. Terms and conditions do apply with regards to cancellations and we ask you to provide a minimum of 48 hour notice for this.

By contacting our office by Phone, text or contact form via how website, we will understand your requirements and select the appropriate driving instructor to help you. The driving instructor will then call you direct to introduce themselves and then discuss your availability in more detail and book your driving lessons time and date to suit your needs.

Your first driving lesson will be structured around your ability and previous experience. If you have not had any experience before, then the first lesson is usually gaining basic understanding and control of the vehicle in a relatively quiet location. This will include The Cockpit Drill and Controls lessons followed by Moving off and Stopping on the left.

Driving lesson prices vary depending on location. To find out the prices for specific locations please visit our website prices page and select thte appropriate area.

https://www.smartdriveuk.co.uk/driving-lessons/

Your theory test pass certificate is valid for 2 years of which you can apply for a practical test.

When you are using Apps or online programmes you can take mock tests to test your ability. If you are regularly passing these with good results, then that is a good indication that you are ready.

There are various materials that you can use to study for the theory test including books, Apps and websites. The most common approach is using Apps and online programmes. If you are taking driving lessons with Smart Drive UK then we will provide an online programme which you can use for free.

The easiest way to apply for a Theory test is to apply online. Follow this link to apply.
https://www.gov.uk/book-theory-test

To apply for your first provisional driving licence you need contact the DVSA. The easiest way is to follow the instructions online by clicking on the following link

https://www.gov.uk/apply-first-provisional-driving-licence

You can start your driving lessons once you have a valid UK provisional driving Licence or a full UK licence.

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