You are here: Home Smart Drive UK Driving Lesson Prices Driving Lessons Ferndown

Driving Lessons Ferndown

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

Smart Drive UK is one of the schools you can trust, as you are guaranteed to work with fully-qualified instructors who know how to prepare you for your driving test, and ensure you are a true driver at the end of the day. You have found the home of reliable and qualified driving instructors in the Ferndown area. When you choose us for your driving training, you are choosing a driving school completely manned by DVSA approved professionals.

car-with-smart-drive-logo

Do you offer the flexibility of pick up at my specific chosen location?

If you want a driving school that affords you the convenience your busy schedule needs, then look no further. We take pride in the flexibility we offer to our students, as we have instructors that are always willing to pick you up wherever you may be, and ensure you do not miss your classes. 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.

Developing confidence

There is nothing wrong with feeling scared the first time you get behind the wheel. Even when you are experienced, you may still feel nervous from time to time. 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.

Today, we have developed a system that is focused on helping you to develop your driving skills while tackling your nervousness. As you drive with our instructors, you will feel relaxed, calm, and comfortable all through the driving process. 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. It is quite possible that some will fail, but a lot more will pass. Results have shown us time and time again that a first-time pass is a very likely outcome of your driving test.

After you fail a test, you will feel disappointed as a result of the emotion and the finances you put into the process. Smart Drive UK is one of the leading names in the driving school niche in Ferndown, because we have developed a curriculum that prepares you for a first time pass. We are happy to note that we have some of the best pass rates across the UK.

Call us today for expert advice.

What type of cars do you have for learners?

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. That thought process isn’t entirely wrong, as this method will give you adequate background knowledge on using a car before you actually get in 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. Additionally, starting your driving lessons will help you better prepare for the theory test.

What is the length of time for each lesson?

You probably combine a variety of activities over your day, so you’ll want to find out how long it will take to complete a lesson. The duration of each lesson depends on your aptitude, and the instructor assigned to you. However, our system of training means that our students generally spend around a couple of hours on each lesson. If you’d like a faster instruction programme, get in touch with us to discuss your preferences.

driving-instructor

How often should I have my driving lessons?

We all have different schedules. However, it is best if a learner driver gets at least two hours of driving training every week. If you like, you can choose to maintain 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. No matter what your daily schedule looks like, we have you covered.

Can I have lessons in my own car?

Under certain circumstances, you might want to receive driving lessons in your 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’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 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 you have enough time for multiple driving lessons per week, you are welcome to take advantage of all the time at your disposal. At Smart Drive UK, we have both fixed and flexible schedules that can accommodate everyone. 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. We have a very impressive first time pass rate, so you’re in reliable hands no matter your schedule or learning speed.

You are just a text message away from getting expert advice.

What Kind Of Driving Lessons Do You Offer In Ferndown

Booking a driving lesson Ferndown

Are you in search of a polite and friendly professional to help with driving lessons? Now that you’ve found us, you don’t need to look any further! In Ferndown, Smart Drive UK is a trusted partner that can help you ace your driving test on the first try. You can contact us for a friendly chat, or to get started with driving lessons by calling our office today or emailing us via the website.

driving-instructor

Manual Driving Lessons

Are you interested in manual driving lessons? 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 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.

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 aimed at assisting drivers in the UK who’ve recently successfully concluded their driving test. Several new drivers shy away from driving on busy roads due to a lack of confidence. But Smart Drive UK can help you build up the confidence you need to become a master of the road once you pass your driving test. Your initial training will get you familiar with most major road conditions, but Pass Plus training will allow you to leave your immediate vicinity to experience the roads first hand. 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. This test involves a series of videos, detailing everyday road scenes and, in one case, a developing hazard. You need to respond appropriately to the developing hazard to pass the test. The Hazard Perception Test comes before the practical driving test at the DVLA, and we have all the materials and information you need to pass the Hazard Perception Test on your first try. Rest assured you’ll be fully prepared, especially after practicing with our collection of Hazard Perception videos and revision questions.

How Much Do Driving Lessons In Ferndown Cost?

When learning to drive with Smart Drive UK, not only is it affordable, it’s also interesting and fun. Our pricing policy has always been customer-friendly. Expect nothing less than competitive prices when you choose our service. It’s possible you might find a cheaper driving school around Ferndown, but you likely won’t enjoy the experience as much as you would with Smart Drive UK.

What is the cheapest way of booking my driving lessons?

Looking for the cheapest way to book your driving lessons? 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 the method of your booking, you can always get a good deal from us.

Driving Lessons and Courses Prices

Beginner’s packages

At Smart Drive UK, we have several driving lesson packages to suit any situation. We’ve got something for learners with some driving experience. We’ve also got something for learners starting from scratch. Regardless of what your driving goal is, we’ve got a suitable package to help you achieve it

Ferndown 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

Ferndown Driving Lesson Prices:

First lessonFree*
1 hour£25.00
10 Hour block booking£225.00
1 Hour Motorway**£28.00
Intensive Driving Courses Available: PASS WITHIN ONE WEEK
15 Hours ( Previous experience 25/30 hours )£337.00
20 Hours ( Previous experience 20/25 hours )£450.00
25 Hours ( Previous experience 15 /20 hours )£562.00
30 Hours ( Previous experience 10/15 hours )£675.00
35 Hours ( Previous experience 5/10 hours )£787.00
45 Hours ( No Previous experience )£975.00
Pass Plus – Six Hours£165.00

First lesson is free for Pupils with experience.

  • Motorway lessons are available only to qualified drivers.
  • 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 Ferndown 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 Ferndown, click Here.

Does Smart Drive UK offer refresher driving courses?

If you haven’t driven a car in a while and would like a refresher course, you’ve found the right team to help you. 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.

Do Smart Drive UK offer intensive driving courses?

Interested in intensive driving lessons? Maybe there’s a job vacancy you want and the position requires driving skills. Any number of other reasons could be your motivation for wanting intensive driving lessons. Regardless of what your reason is, we can help. You’ll realise that you’ve become a skillful and confident driver in no time.

Do Smart Drive UK offer advanced driving courses?

Want to take your driving skills to a higher level? You probably took driving lessons or initially taught yourself how to drive. Whatever your reasons, at Smart Drive UK, we have the skills, experience and patience to help you build your knowledge and confidence, to the point where you’re considered an expert driver. Many drivers in Ferndown have grown into advanced drivers thanks to our advanced driving courses. Please contact us at any time for more information.

driving-instructor

Enjoy savings on block bookings

Working with Smart Drive UK guarantees that your expectations will be met because we take our time to understand our customers. For this reason, you get to pay less for block bookings. So, if you are an organisation looking to give your staff driving lessons, 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. Need more information on how our block booking works? All you have to do is shoot us an email with the number of people who need driving lessons, as well as any special requirements they may have.

Paying for driving lessons

Before anything else, we want to make sure our customers enjoy our services conveniently. To ensure that you don’t suffer any inconvenience, we have made payments easy. 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. We provide all these options to ensure that you can pay in the most convenient manner possible.

Are there tests that I must pass to get my license?

driving-instructor

Practice before the main test

Why worry about passing your driving test when we have a solution to make it as easy as can be. 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 test.

Take your driving test in Ferndown

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. We have an excellent first time pass rate that can be affirmed by hundreds of our satisfied customers.

Ferndown POI’s

You are just a phone call away from getting expert advice.

Booking your driving test

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. Booking through a third-party website can end up costing you more. You are required to pass the theory test and hazard perception test before you can book the driving test. Does this sound confusing? Don’t worry, our instructors at Smart Drive UK will be available to guide you through every stage of the process.

What is the duration of the tests?

The practical driving test is broken into five parts: an eyesight check, safety questions, driving ability, vehicle reversing, and independent driving. It is the same process for automatic transmission as it is for manual transmission. The driving test takes less than an hour, specifically 40 minutes.

What happens on test day?

Once you have showed your provisional license and theory test certificate, you will be asked to read the digits of a license plate a few feet away to prove you have good 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. After this stage, you are required to prove to the examiner that you can successfully complete a reversing manoeuvre, plus drive safely and effectively on different types of roads. The test includes 20 minutes of independent driving, possibly with 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.

Post-Test

driving-instructor

Obtaining a full driving license

You should be proud now that you have passed your practical driving test. This is what qualifies you to apply for a full driving license. The results of your practical driving test will be sent to the DVLA, where your license will be processed. Your driving license should get to you no later than three weeks after passing the practical driving test. From day one, to the day you get your driving license, Smart Drive UK is always ready to guide you through the process. We are not done until you have been licensed as a qualified driver.

Ferndown post-test motorway driving lessons

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. You can get help, instead of doing it on your own. Smart Drive UK can offer a series of driving lessons to help you get used to driving on the motorway in Ferndown, and neighbouring areas.

Courses for advanced driving in Ferndown

Are you in Ferndown? Are your driving skills a little rusty? Then look no further. The team at Smart Drive UK is responsible for helping hundreds of people brush up their driving skills. Call our Ferndown office today and you’ll soon brush up your driving skills and boost your confidence. Other channels of communication are also open to you, including text and email.

Refresh Your Skills with a Driving Course

A short refresher driving course may be what you need most. We have designed refresher driving courses to help you get back on the road. Find out more by reaching out to us today.

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.