The numerous driving schools in the UK make it hard to choose 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. This is the home of patient, and reliable driving instructors. All our instructors are fully trained and 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…
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 part of our great value services and benefits, our instructors are willing and ready to go out of their way to pick you up at one point and drop you off at another, after your driving lesson. As an example, as long as you are within Gloucestershire, we can pick you up at school/work, or anywhere else, and drop you off at home at the end of the training session. To find out how we can help you with this service, get in touch with us immediately.
It is absolutely normal to feel scared the first time you are behind a 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. When you go through our driving classes here at Smart Drive UK, the fear and doubts associated with driving will be properly dealt with. Over the years, we’ve developed a system that can help reduce nervousness as you develop your driving skills. All through the driving classes, our instructors will have you feeling calm, relaxed, and comfortable, three things you will carry with you for the rest of your driving life. Do you want to discuss more about our classes? You can call or text right away to get answers to your questions. Talk to us today on 07760 767170.
First time pass almost guaranteed
A common misconception amongst learner drivers is that a fail on the first driving test attempt is normal. Although it is true that some people fail, many more tend to pass. It’s been statistically proven that you actually stand a better chance of passing your driving test the first time round. Failing a driving test is not just disappointing, it can be financially and emotionally draining to prepare for another attempt. For a driving school where you’ll get the best lessons to help you pass your driving test on the first attempt, come to Smart Drive UK. We are happy to note that we have some of the best pass rates across the UK.
How much do driving lessons cost in Gloucestershire?
Smart Drive UK should be your first choice if you are looking for a fun and inexpensive way to truly learn to drive. Our pricing policy is designed to be affordable for everyone truly interested in becoming an expert driver. Expect nothing less than competitive prices when you choose our service. It’s possible you might find a cheaper driving school around Gloucestershire, 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? Are you spending more than you want on booking driving lessons? Aside from contacting us via phone, you can take advantage of our convenient and inexpensive option of booking online on our website. You can always get great deals from us, irrespective of how you book.
Driving Lessons and Courses Prices
At Smart Drive UK, we have several driving lesson packages to suit any situation. If you were attending a different driving school before coming to us, we’ve got a package to help you finish your education. There are also packages for complete novices. Whatever your plans are, we have the package to suit them.
Areas We Cover In Gloucestershire
What type of car will I be learning in?
Over the years, we have seen people who prefer to only learn in automatic vehicles, and we have also seen people that love the manual stick. We have both manual and automatic cars to learn in, so the choice of car comes down to you. Your choice of learning with manual or automatic will be a smart one regardless, as both variants can be found all across the UK. Not sure which option to go with? We have expert advisers on hand to help you make a decision. (please note automatic cars are subject to availability). Call us right away to get started.
Can I start driving lessons without having 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. However, at Smart Drive UK, we believe it’s better 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. Another advantage to starting your driving test right away, is that you will be better prepared for the theory test.
What is the duration of 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 length of time spent on each lesson will depend on your learning ability, and the teaching methods deployed by the instructor. However, with our instructors, and our carefully crafted training system, you can expect to spend an average of 2 hours on each lesson. If you’d like a lesson schedule that is faster or slower, simply call us to discuss what you need.
How often should I have my driving lessons?
Everyone’s schedule differs. However, if you can get at least two hours of driving training every week, it will be sufficient. If you like, you can choose to maintain this schedule. Or we could help you arrange a more flexible schedule that better suits your needs. For example, we could arrange for back to back training every day that will speed up your training and have you prepared for your driving test faster. Regardless of your schedule, we can put together a programme that best suits your needs.
Can I have lessons in my own car?
Some individuals are more comfortable receiving driving lessons in their 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 might also be the case of you owning a new car and trying to familiarise yourself with it. Regardless of your reason, you can count on Smart Drive UK for driving lessons and practice in your own car. But this type of service is only available to clients with registered and comprehensively insured roadworthy vehicles. 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?
If your schedule allows for more than one lesson a week, then there’s no reason not to take advantage. Our Smart Drive UK fixed and flexible schedule plans can be personalised to suit even the busiest individual’s schedule. If you would like to complete your training fast by taking multiple lessons every week, we can arrange that. 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. The impressive first time pass rate of our students is a clear indication you’re in capable hands with Smart Drive UK, regardless of the schedule or learning speed you choose.
Booking a driving lesson Gloucestershire
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 Gloucestershire 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.
Manual Driving Lessons
Would you prefer manual driving lessons? We’ve got experts for that. Our Smart Drive UK instructors possess the competence and skill to make your manual driving lessons easy, as well as fun. Every one of our instructors is an experienced professional who will take the time to share with you important details concerning driving a manual car. By the conclusion of your manual driving lesson, you’ll be able to safely change gears, control the clutch, and confidently manoeuvre through traffic. 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. Our manual driving lessons will instruct you on both vehicle types.
What is Pass Plus?
Simply put, Pass Plus is a scheme targeted at new drivers in the UK who’ve passed their driving test. Several new drivers shy away from driving on busy roads due to a lack of confidence. Fortunately, once your driving test has been passed, Smart Drive UK can be there for you by providing you everything you need to be a safe and confident driver on any road. Pass Plus training can further boost your confidence on the road by giving you the opportunity to experience roads outside your immediate vicinity first hand. Would you like to find out more? Find out more about our Pass Plus scheme and how it can help you by calling us now.
New Hazard Perception Test
Passing the Hazard Perception Test is crucial to passing the UK theory test for learner drivers. It is a mandatory test which will determine if the driver is suitable to obtain a full driver’s license. The test consists of a number of videos which depict a typical road scene and 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. Our trainers will guide you with our collection of Hazard Perception videos and revision questions, to fully prepare you on what to expect.
Does Smart Drive UK offer refresher driving courses?
If you believe your driving skills have grown rusty, and are in need of a refresher course, we can help with that. Smart Drive UK provides refresher courses to individuals who haven’t had the chance to drive for a long time and have lost confidence in their driving ability. Many drivers have, over the years, benefited from our short refresher course and you can too. Have any questions? Contact us now on 07760 767170.
Does Smart Drive UK offer intensive driving courses?
Are you looking to take 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. Whatever the case, our experienced and skilful instructors know how to put an intensive course together. A short time into our programme and you’ll suddenly realise we’ve turned you into a confident, skilled, and licensed driver.
Does Smart Drive UK offer advanced driving courses?
Hoping to become a driver with advanced skills? Maybe only the basics of driving were taught to you or you learned to drive by yourself. Regardless of your circumstances, we’ve got the expertise, experience, and patience to develop you into an expert driver. Several drivers in Gloucestershire have been able to advance their skills thanks to our advanced driving courses. Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.
Discount on block bookings
At Smart Drive UK, we excel at meeting the expectations of our customers because we understand their needs. 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. You can find out more about this special package. Let us know the size of your group and what your requirements are by sending us an email.
Paying for driving lessons
Your convenience matters to us at every point of contact. 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. 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.
What tests do I need to pass before I get my license?
Mock theory test
Passing your driving test has just been made easier, so don’t fret. At Smart Drive UK, our mock theory test practice is tailored to the DVLA driving exam. If you pass our mock exam, you can be assured that you won’t have any problems passing the DVLA theory practice test needed for you to qualify for the actual theory test.
Take your driving test in Gloucestershire
You are required to pass the official DVLA driving test before you can obtain your driver’s license. We have little doubt that you will be able to ace the test after completing one of our driving courses. With the high pass rate amongst hundreds of our customers, you can see why we are so confident.
Make a booking for your 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. 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? 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 it take before the tests are completed?
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. You will only have to spare about 40 minutes to complete the driving test.
What you should expect on the day of the test.
Before anything else, you will show your theory test and provisional license and then prove you have good eyesight by reading a number plate from a distance. Upon passing the step, a series of show and tell questions will follow, aimed at testing your knowledge. The next stage involves proving that you can successfully reverse a car and drive without issue 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.
What to do after the test
Getting your full driving license
Great job acing that practical driving test. You can now proceed to the next step, which is to apply for a proper driving license. The results of your practical driving test will be sent to the DVLA, where your license will be processed. You should expect to receive this within three weeks of passing the practical driving test. At Smart Drive UK, we are always available to guide you through the process up until you receive your driving license. It is only when you have become a licensed and qualified driver that we can dust our hands.
Further lessons for after the test in Gloucestershire
Passing the test is the easy part, the real challenge is when you start driving. From driving in harsh weather to driving at night, you will have to deal with the everyday realities of driving. You don’t have to handle this on your own. At Smart Drive UK, we have a series of post-test driving lessons in and around Gloucestershire that will help you become familiar with motorway driving. Call us today for more information.
Courses for advanced driving in Gloucestershire
Do you live around Gloucestershire? Would you like to improve your driving skills? Let’s help you brush them up. Within a short timeframe, hundreds of drivers have gotten better on the road by taking Smart Drive UK courses. Call our Gloucestershire 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.
Refresher Driving Courses
It may be necessary for you to take a short refresher driving course. We have designed refresher driving courses to help you get back on the road. Learn more by getting in touch with us now.
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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