Given the large number of driving schools in the UK, it can be difficult to choose the right one. 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. If you are searching for a driving school with reliable driving instructors, this is the place to be. When you work with us, you can be certain of exceptional service, as all our instructors are DVSA approved.
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
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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…
Do you offer the flexibility of pick up at my specific chosen location?
If you’d like a driving school that offers flexibility in pick-up times, we are your best bet. As one of the value added services we offer, we make sure that the meetup 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. Like to find out more about this service? Get in touch with us right away.
Developing your confidence
There is nothing wrong with feeling scared the first time you get behind the wheel. The most experienced drivers also feel nervous from time to time. So many things can go wrong while driving, so it is normal to feel anxious. At Smart Drive UK, our driving lessons are designed to take away 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. We have instructors that understand how to keep you relaxed and calm during the learning experience. Do you want to discuss more about our classes? You can call or text right away to get answers to your questions. Give us a call on 07760 767170.
High chance of first time pass
A common misconception amongst learner drivers is that a fail on the first driving test attempt is normal. Although many people fail their first test, many more people pass. In reality, there is statistical evidence to show that the first test is the one you will most likely pass. When you fail a test, the emotional and financial commitment that went into the process makes it all the more disappointing. Smart Drive UK is one of the leading names in the driving school niche in Stanhope, because we have developed a curriculum that ensures an even higher chance of a first time pass. We are delighted with the fact that we have some of the best pass rates in the UK.
How much do driving lessons cost in Stanhope?
When learning to drive with Smart Drive UK, not only is it affordable, it’s also interesting and fun. A customer-friendly pricing policy is one of the hallmarks of our firm. Rest assured you’ll get nothing but competitive pricing when you choose us. It’s possible you might find a cheaper driving school around Stanhope, 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 lessons? Is booking driving lessons too expensive for you? 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
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 also have programmes for people who have no knowledge whatsoever about driving Regardless of what your needs are, we’ve got a suitable package for you.
Driving Lesson Prices In Stanhope
|5 Lesson Starter Package||£||100.00|
1 Lesson is the equivalent to 1 hour.
Beginners packages are for pupils who have had no previous experience
Driving Lesson Prices:
|First lesson (Saving up to 50%)||£14.00|
|10 Hour block booking||£||260.00|
|1 Hour Motorway**||£||32.00|
|Intensive Driving Courses Available: PASS WITHIN ONE WEEK|
|15 Hours ( Previous experience 25/30 hours )||£||375.00|
|20 Hours ( Previous experience 20/25 hours )||£||500.00|
|25 Hours ( Previous experience 15/20 hours )||£||625.00|
|30 Hours ( Previous experience 10/15 hours )||£||750.00|
|35 Hours ( Previous experience 5/10 hours )||£||875.00|
|45 Hours ( No previous experience )||£||1100.00|
|Pass Plus – Six Hours||£||192.00|
What are the types of cars available for learning in?
Some of our students prefer to learn with automatic transmission vehicles, while others prefer to learn with manual transmission 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 make up your mind on one choice over the other? You can talk to us right away and we will be delighted to help (please note automatic cars are subject to availability). Call us right away to get started.
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. There is nothing wrong with this, as it makes sense to understand how a car works before you get into the driver’s seat. Here at Smart Drive UK, however, we understand that it is best to combine both theoretical and practical training. This allows you to immediately see how theory works while behind the wheels. There is also a higher chance of success with your theory test when you have started with your driving lessons.
What is the length of time for each lesson?
We know you’d like to find out how long it will take you to complete a lesson, so you can better plan your day. The length of time spent on each lesson will depend on your learning ability, and the teaching methods deployed by the instructor. However, our skilled instructors, and well-packaged training system, is such that an average of two hours each day for instruction and practice is sufficient. If you’d like a faster instruction programme, get in touch with us to discuss your preferences.
How often should I have my driving lessons?
We all have different schedules. Nonetheless, if you are a learner driver, at least two hours of driving training per week can be very beneficial. If you like, you can choose to maintain this schedule. Or you can opt for a more flexible schedule, which we’ll be more than happy to accommodate. Many of our clients that have the time prefer opting for back to back training every day, so they can be prepared for their driving test faster. Regardless of your schedule, we can always make arrangements to suit you.
Can I have lessons in my own car?
You may prefer to undergo your driving training behind the wheel of your own car. This is not only understandable, but also a great idea, especially if you plan to use the car for your driving test. 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 cannot provide this service if your vehicle isn’t deemed roadworthy, or if it is uninsured and unregistered. An inspection of your car to verify its valid registration, and a call to your insurance company to inform them your car will be used for driving lessons will be carried out by one of our instructors.
Can I have more than one lesson a week?
If your schedule permits for more than one driving lesson per week, you are welcome to take the opportunity. 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. 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. We have a very impressive first time pass rate, so you’re in reliable hands no matter your schedule or learning speed.
Booking a driving lesson Stanhope
Do you need a great place for driving lessons? Congratulations! You’re on the right website. At Smart Drive UK in Stanhope, learning how to drive is as simple as just booking. You can email us via our website to tell us about your special requirements, or you can simply call our office to talk to any of our helpful staff.
Manual Driving Lessons
Would you prefer a manual gear shift for your driving lessons? We can take care of that. Our Smart Drive UK instructors possess the competence and skill to make your manual driving lessons easy, as well as fun. Our instructors are well experienced and can share with you vital knowledge concerning how to best operate a manual car. 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. Manual driving lessons cover both.
What is Pass Plus?
Pass Plus is a UK scheme targeted at new drivers who’ve recently passed their driving test. Many new drivers face the challenge of building up their confidence to drive on 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. Need more information? Call us to find out more about 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. The test is mandatory and will determine if you are qualified for 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. 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. 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’s it been a long time since you last drove, and are in need of a short refresher course, you’re on the right website. We offer refresher courses to those who know how to drive but haven’t had the chance to drive for a long while. Our refresher course can, within a short while, have you confidently seated behind the wheel of a car on any major road. Curious to know more? Contact us now on 07760 767170.
Does Smart Drive UK offer intensive driving courses?
Looking for intensive driving lessons? Maybe for an upcoming interview for a driver job. There could be other special reasons why you need a quick intensive driving training programme. Regardless of your reason, our skilled instructors can tailor an intensive programme to meet your unique needs. Take our intensive programme and turn yourself into a skilled, fully confident, and licensed driver fast.
Does Smart Drive UK offer advanced driving courses?
Hoping to significantly improve your driving skills? You might want this if you initially taught yourself how to drive or received only basic training. Regardless of your reasons, Smart Drive UK has the expertise, resources, as well as patience, to build you up into an expert driver. 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 via phone or email if you have any questions.
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. Therefore, we came up with solutions like our discount package 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. Would you like to learn more about our block booking offer? All we need is an email from you detailing what your requirements are and the number of people in your group.
How to make a payment for your driving lessons
Your convenience matters to us at every point of contact. This is why we make it easy to pay for lessons in your own way. 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. You also have the option of paying in cash in every lesson. Whichever option you choose, we are satisfied, as long as it works for you.
What tests do I need to pass before I get my license?
Theory Test Practice
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. In order to qualify for the actual theory test, you need to pass the DVLA theory practice test and passing our mock test means you can do it.
Stanhope driving test
You can only get your driver’s license after you have taken the official DVLA test. We have little doubt that you will be able to ace the test after completing one of our driving courses. Our customers have proven that our courses are likely to result in a first time pass.
Make a test booking
What do I have to do to book a test?
It is best to book your driving test directly via the official Gov.UK website. We recommend this because you may end up having to pay more if you use third-party websites. You need to have passed the theory test and hazard perception test before you book your driving test. Does this sound confusing? It’s not as complicated as it sounds, you’ll have Smart Drive UK instructors to guide you from day one until you get your license.
What is the duration of the tests?
For the driving test to be completed, you have to complete five steps, including vehicle reversing, independent driving, safety questions, driving ability, and an eyesight check. It is the same process for automatic transmission as it is for manual transmission. The actual driving test takes an average of 40 minutes to complete.
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. Upon completion of this stage, you will be tested on your knowledge based on how you answer a couple of show and tell questions. The next stage involves proving that you can successfully reverse a car and drive without issue on different types of roads. During the test, you will be asked to engage in independent driving for about 20 minutes and the examiner may include an emergency stop. In its entirety, the driving test should not take more than 40 minutes or so. Nothing you encounter during the practical driving test is beyond what you have already covered in your driving lessons, so while it may be nerve-racking, nothing will be entirely new.
What to do after the test
What happens before you get your 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. Within three weeks of completing the practical test, you should receive your license. 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. Our job is only complete when you are officially a qualified and licensed driver.
Post-test motorway driving lessons in Stanhope
While the test may have seemed tough, driving on the actual motorway is the real challenge. From driving in harsh weather to driving at night, you will have to deal with the everyday realities of driving. However, you don’t have to go at it by yourself. With our post-test driving lessons, Smart Drive UK can help you get used to motorway driving both in and around Stanhope. Give us a call right now for more information.
Advanced Driver courses in Stanhope
Are you based in or around Stanhope? Would you like to improve your driving skills? Let’s help you brush them up. The team at Smart Drive UK is responsible for helping hundreds of people brush up their driving skills. If you would like to brush up your driving skills, reach out to our office in Stanhope. You can also email or text us to find out how we can help improve your driving.
Driving Courses to Refresh Your Knowledge
You may need to boost your skills with a short refresher driving course. With our refresher driving course series, you’ll get back on the road in no time. Call us today for more information.
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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