• After passing my practical driving test today I’d like to thank you so much for all your help and guidance. You’re a truly fantastic driving instructor, as well as a really nice guy! I’d recommend you to anyone looking to pass their test in worthing.

    by Chris - Worthing
  • I had a great experience learning with Smart Drive UK in Littlehampton. I decided to switch from my previous instructor and saw the difference straight away. They detected my weaknesses instantly and got me on the right path. Highly recommended.

    by Lucy Ricketts
  • I found Smart Drive UK to be very professional, my Poole based instructor was supportive, helped me with my nerves and helped me target my weak points allowing me to pass much quicker than I expected!

    by Brian Hooper

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Driving Lessons in South Ockendon

Why Pick Smart Drive for Driving Lessons in South Ockendon?

Smart Drive UK is a leading driving school in South Ockendon (Thurrock) and around Essex. Our lessons are designed to ensure that you get great value for money. Your driving lesson in South Ockendon will follow the guidelines laid out by the Driver Standards Agency, meaning you can have confidence in the process. We are pleased to offer a tremendous amount of flexibility in our learning processes. Our video lesson mean you can learn a lot even when you aren’t out on the road. Watching the detailed videos can help to reinforce learning and help you to assimilate information for the more tricky aspects of driving. This ensures that you get the most out of your lessons with the instructor. When you learn to drive with Smart Drive UK you will find you spend most of your time practicing and very little time talking about driving. Our driving instructors in South Ockendon (Thurrock) will let you choose the duration of each of your lessons. The Smart Drive UK guidance is that lessons are optimal when between 1 and 2 hours long. Intensive lessons are a great way to learn to drive, and our instructors have a lot of experience of helping students learn to drive within short periods of time. Our intensive training is adaptable to you, whatever your ability level. Drivers with experience find that their intensive course moves fast, building their practical skill in the areas in which they need the most help. If you struggle with driving then our instructors will ensure that they go at a pace that maximises your learning, and your chances of passing the test. We have a number of different car makes and models available for your lessons. We ensure that every car is presentable, clean and well maintained. Dual controls fitted in every car mean that your instructor is always on hand if you make an error during a lesson.

What to Expect from our Driving Lesson Packages in South Ockendon?

As soon as you decide to move forward with Smart Drive UK you will get your Starter Pack. Within the welcome pack you will discover a basic guide to driving routines, a safety sheet, a progress tracker and appointment card, and access to Theory and Hazard Perception training. The Pass Plus Scheme offers a number of benefits too. This is a course that is designed to teach new drivers how to tackle some of the more challenging driving scenarios that they will come across. There are 6 modules in the course covering all weather driving, driving out of town and rurally, driving in town, driving at night, dual carriageways and motorways. Each topic is given at least one hour. The modules can be repeated individually if you fail to attain the standard required to pass. The course helps you to build driving experience and confidence, greatly reducing the probability of your being involved in a crash. Everyone that completes the 6 modules is awarded a certificate by the Driving Standards Agency. This can mean up to a 30% discount on car insurance from participating insurers.

Smart Drive UK really is the smart choice for your driving classes in South Ockendon and around Essex.

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Call: 01903 691002
Call: 07760 767170
Call: 0845 0179778
Text: 07760 767170

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Beginner Packages

Checkout our BEGINNER STARTER PACKAGES in your area. They are genuine great value packages that give our normal high quality structured lessons on the first lesson AND on the road.

Office Hours:

Mon - Fri: 9.00am - 9.00pm
Sat: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Sun & B-Holiday: Closed

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Private in-car lessons

Private in-car lessons

As the leading driving school in the United Kingdom, Smart Drive UK offers fully personalised lessons tailored to your goals, whether you want to pass your exam quickly or take your time getting used to being behind the wheel. All of our lessons follow the Drivers Standards Agency guidelines and offer the highest standards of safety, allowing you to relax knowing that our experienced instructors can handle any situation.

Great Experience

Great Experience

Our courses are designed to build experience and confidence in all of our learner drivers at a pace that suits you. Smart Drive UK offers unique pre-lesson learning sessions ensure that once you’re in the car, you’ll spend as much time driving as possible – not talking to the instructor about driving. This approach ensures not only that you’ll progress quickly – but also that you’ll get the absolute most from your money.

Personal instruction

Personal instruction

At Smart Drive UK you get to choose the time and length of your lessons so they fit perfectly into your schedule. Our instructors will take your previous knowledge and goals into account, making our programme perfect for both experienced and novice drivers alike and letting you progress at the pace that works for you. Whether you want to slowly build confidence or quickly pass your test, you can’t go wrong with Smart Drive UK!

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