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Driving Lessons in Cricklade

Smart Drive UK is one of the leading driving schools in the Cricklade area.

In the years we have been in business, we have transformed many people from learners into 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.

At Smart Drive UK, you can be certain of working with a range of highly-skilled driving tutors who know what it takes to prepare a student for, not just passing a driving test, but also for life as a regular and high-functioning driver. If you’re looking for a patient, reliable and qualified driving instructor, then your search ends here. With us, you will only work with a DVSA approved driving instructor, so you can be certain of exceptional service.

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

If convenience and flexibility is your major criteria for choosing a driving school, you will love our service. As one of the value added services we offer, we make sure that the meet up venue isn’t set in stone, allowing us to pick you up anywhere you may be, and drop you off somewhere else. 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. To find out how we can help you with this service, get in touch with us immediately.

Confidence building

There is nothing wrong with feeling scared the first time you get 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. This is why our driving lessons, here at Smart Drive UK, are heavily focused on tackling the fear and doubt associated with driving.

With our experience in the driving niche, we have been able to come up with a system that focuses on the reduction of nervousness, allowing you to focus on developing your skills. Our instructors are skilled, patient, and have the necessary experience to make you feel relaxed and comfortable as you drive. Do you want to discuss more about our classes? You can call right away to get answers to your questions.

Excellent first time pass rate

Most learner drivers think it is normal to fail a driving test on the first attempt. It is quite possible that some will fail, but a lot more will pass. Results show that the first test is the one you are most likely to pass.

Failing a driving test is not just disappointing, it can be financially and emotionally draining to prepare for another attempt. Smart Drive UK is one of the leading names in the driving school niche in Cricklade, because we have developed a curriculum that prepares you for a first time pass. We are delighted with the fact that we have some of the best pass rates in the UK.

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What are the available learner car types?

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.

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

Many people will think about passing the theory test before taking practical driving lessons. There is nothing wrong with this, as it makes sense to understand how a car works before you get into the driver’s seat.

However, at Smart Drive UK, we believe it’s better to combine both theoretical and practical training. With this, you can immediately see how the things you have learnt in theory can work in practice. There is also a higher chance of success with your theory test when you have started with your driving lessons.

How long will it take to complete a lesson?

We know you’d like to better plan your day, so you’ll want to find out how long it will take you to complete a lesson. The duration of each lesson depends on your aptitude, and the instructor assigned to you. 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. But two hours of driving training every week is the recommended minimum for learner drivers. If it suits your needs, you can continue your training following this schedule. But if you’d prefer a more flexible schedule, we can arrange something for you. 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. Regardless of your schedule, we can always make arrangements to suit you.

Can I have lessons in my own car?

Under certain circumstances, you might want to receive driving lessons in your car. We are amenable to this because we believe training with your own car can be helpful if you intend on taking the driving test with that same car. It’s also possible that you just got the car and are looking to familiarise yourself with it. Regardless of what your motive might be, Smart Drive UK can deliver driving lessons in your own car. But we can only provide this service if your car is insured, roadworthy, and registered. This will be verified through an inspection of your papers by our instructors, and after your insurance company has been notified that the car will be used for driving lessons.

Can I have more than one lesson a week?

We are ready to accommodate you if you have the time for more than one lesson a week. At Smart Drive UK, we have both fixed and flexible schedule plans available that can accommodate even your busy schedule. If you want a sped up training programme that consists of multiple lessons every week, we’ve got you covered. Our priority is that you learn at a pace you are most comfortable with and are prepared in time to take and pass your driving test on the first try. Our first time pass rate is stellar, which means you are in good hands regardless of the training programme you opt for.

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What Kind Of Driving Lessons Do You Offer In Cricklade

Booking a driving lesson Cricklade

Do you need a great place for driving lessons? Now that you’ve found us, you don’t need to look any further! We are the trusted professionals in Cricklade 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

Are manual driving lessons what you are interested in? No worries because Smart Drive UK has you covered. When working with our skilled and experienced instructors, manual driving lessons become easy and enjoyable. Our instructors are well experienced and can share with you vital knowledge concerning how to best operate a manual car. You’ll learn from the experts how to safely change gears, control the clutch, and confidently drive in traffic.

Once you learn to drive a manual car, you don’t have to bother about learning to drive an automatic. Manual driving lessons cover both.

What is Pass Plus?

The Pass Plus scheme is targeted at drivers in the UK who have recently successfully passed their driving test. Several new drivers shy away from driving on busy roads due to a lack of confidence. 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. Pass Plus training lets you leave your usual roads to experience other roads first hand, after your initial training has familiarised you with major road conditions. Want more information? Contact us by phone for a friendly chat about our Pass Plus scheme.

New Hazard Perception Test

Passing the Hazard Perception Test is crucial to passing the UK theory test for learner drivers. It is a compulsory test that has to be passed before you can be granted 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. At Smart Drive UK, we make sure every one of our learner drivers are put through their paces in preparation for the Hazard Perception Test, which is a precursor to the practical driving test at the DVLA. After practicing with our collection of Hazard Perception videos and revision questions, you’ll be more than prepared for the test.

How Much Do Driving Lessons In Cricklade Cost?

When learning to drive with Smart Drive UK, not only is it affordable, it’s also interesting and fun. This belief has informed our pricing policy since inception. You won’t have any trouble affording driving lessons from our experts. No doubt, it’s possible to find a cheaper driving schoolin Cricklade, but the quality of the experience will likely be less than what our experts at Smart Drive UK can offer.

What is the cheapest way of booking my driving lessons?

Is booking driving lessons too expensive for you? Aside from contacting us via phone, you can easily book online and inexpensively through our website. Regardless of the method of your booking, you can always get a good deal from us.

Driving Lessons and Courses Prices

Beginner’s packages

In order to cater to the unique needs of each client, we have various unique driving lesson packages available. We have packages for learners with some previous driving knowledge. We also have programmes for people who have no knowledge whatsoever about driving We have the perfect package to suit your unique needs, regardless of what they are.

Cricklade 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

Cricklade Driving Lesson Prices:

First lessonFree*
1 hour£28.00
10 Hour block booking£255.00
1 Hour Motorway**£32.00
Intensive Driving Courses Available: PASS WITHIN ONE WEEK
15 Hours ( Previous experience 25/30 hours )£382.00
20 Hours ( Previous experience 20/25 hours )£510.00
25 Hours ( Previous experience 15/20 hours )£637.00
30 Hours ( Previous experience 10/15 hours )£765.00
35 Hours ( Previous experience 5/10 hours )£892.00
45 Hours ( No previous experience )£1095.00
Pass Plus – Six Hours£175.00

Motorway lessons are available only to qualified drivers.First lesson is free for Pupils with experience.

  • 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.

Making a booking for driving lessons in Cricklade 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 Cricklade, 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. 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.

Do Smart Drive UK offer intensive driving courses?

Looking for intensive driving lessons? Maybe to quickly acquire the necessary skills for a job position you like that requires driving. There could be a variety of other reasons why you want to learn to drive fast. Whatever the case may be, we can help put together an intensive course that satisfies your needs. Take our intensive programme and turn yourself into a skilled, fully confident, and licensed driver fast.

Do Smart Drive UK offer advanced driving courses?

Hoping to significantly improve your driving skills? Maybe you initially taught yourself driving or had only the basics of driving taught to you. Whatever your reason might be, Smart Dive UK has the competence and experience to patiently groom you into a professional road user. In Cricklade, we’ve succeeded in upgrading many basic drivers into highly qualified ones. Please contact us via phone or email if you have any questions.

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Pay less for block bookings

At Smart Drive UK, we excel at meeting the expectations of our customers because we understand their needs. It is for this reason that we have created a special package providing discounts for block bookings. Whether your staff needs driving lessons, or your students would benefit from a beginner’s course in driving, you’ll be making the right choice by choosing Smart Drive UK. Would you like to learn more about our block booking offer? Send us an email with your requirements and the number of individuals in your group.

How do I pay for my 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. Whether you would like to pay electronically or prefer to write a cheque, you are free to make payments whichever way is easier for you. If you prefer, you can pay in cash for each lesson you attend. As long as you have a system that works for you, we are content.

Required tests you must pass before you are issued your license

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Theory Test Practice

Passing your driving test gets easier with us, as we have made provision for you to practice. Smart Drive UK makes provisions for mock theory test practice modelled after the DVLA driving exam. 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.

Take your driving test in Cricklade

The driving test is the official DVLA test you have to take before obtaining your driver’s license. We are confident that after attending any of our driving courses, you’ll have what it takes to pass the test on the first attempt. Our results have proven that our courses are likely to result in a first time pass.

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Booking your Test

What do I have to do to book 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. You need to have passed the theory test and hazard perception test before you book your driving test. Does this sound confusing? The process will get clearer when you work with our instructors at Smart Drive UK, who will guide you from day one.

What is the duration of the tests?

The driving test has five aspects, which include an eyesight check, driving ability, safety questions, vehicle reversing, and independent driving. Whether you are testing for automatic or manual transmission, it’s the same process. The driving test takes less than an hour, specifically 40 minutes.

What happens on the designated day?

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. 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. After this, the examiner will test your ability to reverse a car and drive on different kinds of roads in a safe and effective manner. You will be asked to drive independently for approximately 20 minutes, and you may be asked to complete an emergency stop. In its entirety, the driving test should not take more than 40 minutes or so. We understand that you may be extremely nervous during the practical driving test, but remember that you have already encountered all you’ll have to do in your driving lessons.

What follows after the test?

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Obtaining a full driving license

Great job acing that practical driving test. Now, you can apply for a full driving license. Your license will be processed by the DVLA once the results of the practical driving test are in. Your driving license should get to you no later than three weeks after passing the practical driving test. In order to ensure you have all the assistance you need, we at Smart Drive UK are always available to guide you through the process of obtaining a driving license. We are not done until you have been licensed as a qualified driver.

Driving lessons after the test in Cricklade

As much as you will have been adequately prepared before the driving test, you will still have to adjust to the reality of driving on your own. You will have to deal with the reality of driving at night, in the rain and snow, and having to deal with real traffic. Luckily, you can get some help. Smart Drive UK can offer a series of driving lessons to help you get used to driving on the motorway in Cricklade, and neighbouring areas.

Advanced Driver courses in Cricklade

Are you in Cricklade? 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. Call our Cricklade office today and you’ll soon brush up your driving skills and boost your confidence. Feel free to reach us via email or text to learn more about how we can help you.

Booster Driving Courses

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.

Give us a call today to discover more about Smart Drive UK’s Pass Plus Scheme.