It can be a herculean task to pick a driving school to work with in the UK, due to the sheer number of options available to you. 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. If you’re looking for a patient, reliable 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.
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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Is it possible to pick me up from one place and drop me off at another?
If you are looking for a driving school that is capable of working around your busy schedule, then Smart Drive UK is the place to be. 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. We understand the need for you to only want to focus on driving training, instead of how to get to the training location and back, so we are able to, for instance, pick you up at school and drop you off at home after the session. To find out how we can help you with this service, get in touch with us immediately.
Enhancing your confidence
It is perfectly normal to feel scared when you get in a car for the first time. The most experienced drivers still feel nervous every now and then. There are a number of reasons to feel anxious whilst driving, after all, there are a number of things that can go wrong. With us, at Smart Drive UK, the emphasis is always on helping you to overcome the fear and doubts that are connected to driving. Over the years, we have been able to craft a lesson outline that addresses your driving fears while focusing on the improvement of your driving skills. Our instructors are skilled, patient, and have the necessary experience to make you feel relaxed and comfortable as you drive. Got a question for us? Get in touch and we’ll be delighted to respond. Call us today on 07760 767170.
One of the highest first time pass rates
Many learner drivers believe that it is perfectly fine to fail the driving test the first time. The number of people that fail their driving test may be high, but the number that passes the test the first time is also high. Statistics have shown us time and time again that a first time pass is the most likely outcome of your driving test. When you fail a test, the emotional and financial commitment that went into the process makes it all the more disappointing. If you are looking for a driving school with lessons that fully prepare you to pass your driving test, Smart Drive UK is one of the best options. We take pride in the fact that, as a driving school, our first time pass rates are among the highest across the UK.
How much do driving lessons cost in Tunbridge-Wells?
When learning to drive with Smart Drive UK, not only is it affordable, it’s also interesting and fun. We’ve designed our pricing policy to be comfortable for everyone. Rest assured you’ll get nothing but competitive pricing when you choose us. While there might be cheaper driving instructors in Tunbridge-Wells, you definitely can’t compare the quality to that of 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. Smart Drive UK offers a great deal regardless of how you book.
Driving Lessons and Courses Prices
At Smart Drive UK, we have several driving lesson packages to suit any situation. We have packages for learners with some previous driving knowledge. There are also packages for learners with no driving knowledge whatsoever. Regardless of what your needs are, we’ve got a suitable package for you.
Driving Lesson Prices In Tunbridge-Wells
|5 Lesson Beginner Starter Package (Manual Only)||£||110.00|
Beginner Starter packages are for learners who have had no previous experience. Please Note 1 Lesson is the equivalent to 1 hour.
Manual Driving Lessons – Prices
|First lesson (Saving up to 50%)||£15.50|
|10 Hour block booking||£||290.00|
|1 Hour Motorway||£||35.00|
|Intensive Driving Courses Available: PASS WITHIN ONE WEEK|
|15 Hours ( Previous experience 25/30 hours )||£||420.00|
|20 Hours ( Previous experience 20/25 hours )||£||560.00|
|25 Hours ( Previous experience 15/20 hours )||£||700.00|
|30 Hours ( Previous experience 10/15 hours )||£||840.00|
|35 Hours ( Previous experience 5/15 hours )||£||980.00|
|45 Hours ( No previous experience )||£||1230.00|
|Pass Plus – Six Hours||£||210.00|
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What are the types of cars available for learning in?
We have students who only want to learn how to drive in automatic vehicles, just as there are others who prefer to learn in only manual vehicles. You will have the freedom to choose what car you’d like to learn in, as we have both manual and automatic cars. Manual and automatic cars are equally popular across the UK, and your choice is completely to your wishes. If you don’t understand how each type of car fits into your specific needs and requirements, you can give us a call today and we will help you (please note automatic cars are subject to availability). Give us a call right away on 07760 767170 for the advice you need.
Can I start driving lessons without having passed the theory test?
Generally, you will be advised to pass the theory test before you go for your practical driving lessons. This system has it benefits, as you will then know enough about using a car before getting behind the wheel. As experts in the industry, however, we know that it is best 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. 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?
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 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. Interested in a different training schedule? Call us on 07760 767170 to find out more.
How often should I have my driving lessons?
We understand that schedules differ from individual to individual. But two hours of driving training every week is the recommended minimum for learner drivers. You can continue with this schedule if you prefer it. 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?
Certain people prefer receiving their driving training behind the wheel of their own car. This is understandable, and may even be a great idea if you intend on using your own car during your driving test. It’s also possible that you just got the car and are looking to familiarise yourself with it. Whatever your reason, Smart Drive UK can prepare you for your driving test with your own car. However, this is only possible if the car is roadworthy, registered, and comprehensively insured. A notification will be sent to your car insurance company concerning your vehicle being used for driving lessons, and verification of the valid registration of your car can be performed by one of our instructors.
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. This is thanks to our flexible and fixed schedules that can accommodate you, regardless your circumstance. If you would like to complete your training fast by taking multiple lessons every week, we can arrange that. Our priority is to provide you the training you need at your preferred pace, and have you prepared to ace the driving test the first time. The first time pass rate of our students is a clear indication you are in good hands when you choose Smart Drive UK.
Booking a driving lesson Tunbridge-Wells
Do you need a great place for driving lessons? Congratulations, because you’ve struck gold. If you are in Tunbridge-Wells, learning how to drive is as easy as signing up with Smart Drive UK. 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? Then look no further. When working with our skilled and experienced instructors, manual driving lessons become easy and enjoyable. 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. Our manual driving lesson includes how to safely change gears, clutch control, and how to confidently manoeuvre through traffic. A key benefit of our manual driving lessons is once you complete the programme, you won’t have any trouble also driving an automatic car. This is because our manual driving lessons cover both vehicle types
What is Pass Plus?
Pass Plus is targeted to benefit UK drivers who have just recently passed their driving test. A lot of new drivers lack the confidence to drive on roads with actual traffic. 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 lets you leave your usual roads to experience other roads first hand, after your initial training has familiarised you with major road conditions. Need more information? Call us to find out more about our Pass Plus scheme.
New Hazard Perception Test
The Hazard Perception test is part of the UK theory test for learner drivers. You cannot be issued a full driver’s license without passing the Hazard Perception test. This test involves a series of videos, detailing everyday road scenes and, in one case, a developing hazard. You have to provide appropriate responses to the developing hazard in order to pass the test. To ensure you progress to the practical driving test at the DVLA, we offer our students comprehensive preparation for the Hazard Perception test, which is a precursor. Rest assured you’ll be fully prepared, especially after practicing with our collection of Hazard Perception videos and revision questions.
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. Smart Drive UK offers refresher courses to individuals who know how to drive, but have not driven in a long time for one reason or another. You can become one of our many clients who once again mastered their driving skills after our short refresher course. Want to know more? Call us today.
Does Smart Drive UK offer intensive driving courses?
Are you in need of intensive driving lessons? It could be to prepare yourself for an interesting job position that requires driving. There could be other special reasons why you need a quick intensive driving training programme. Regardless of your motivation, Smart Drive UK has got you covered. You’ll realise that you’ve become a skillful and confident driver in no time.
Does 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. Regardless of your circumstances, we’ve got the expertise, experience, and patience to develop you into an expert driver. Many drivers in Tunbridge-Wells have grown into advanced drivers thanks to our advanced driving courses. Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.
Book smart, book in bulk
Meeting the expectations of our customers is at the core of what we do at Smart Drive UK. For this reason, you get to pay less 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. Have you got any questions about our block booking package? 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
We have developed the habit of making sure our customers get to enjoy the highest possible level of convenience. Therefore, we do our best to offer all the options you might need to ensure easy and seamless payment. Depending on which is easier, you can write a cheque or make payment directly into the driving instructor’s account electronically. Alternatively, you can pay in cash in each lesson. As long as you have a system that works for you, we are content.
Are there tests that I must pass to get my license?
Mock theory test
Why worry about passing your driving test when we have a solution to make it as easy as can be. With Smart Drive UK, you can practice before the DVLA driving exam in order to ensure you are prepared. Pass our mock test and the DVLA theory practice test will be a breeze, as will the actual theory test that comes afterward.
Driving Test Tunbridge-Wells
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. With the high pass rate amongst hundreds of our customers, you can see why we are so confident.
Make a booking for your test
How do I book a test?
Go to the official Gov.UK website to book your driving test. It is more cost-effective to avoid booking through a third-party website. Booking a driving test comes after you have passed the hazard perception test and theory test. Not clear enough? 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.
What is the duration of the tests?
There are five parts to the practical driving test, including independent driving, vehicle reversing, an eyesight check, safety questions, and driving ability. It is the same process for automatic transmission as it is for manual transmission. It only takes about 40 minutes to complete the driving test.
What you should expect on the day of the test.
The first stage will test your eyesight by making you read from a number plate, but before that, you will have to show your theory test certificate and your provisional license. Once you have passed through this stage, the examiner will test your knowledge by asking a number of show and tell questions. Following this, you will have to prove your skills as a driver and let the examiner know that you are capable of reversing a vehicle and driving on different types of roads effectively and safely. The examiner will ask you to drive on your own for about 20 minutes and, along the way, may ask you to complete an emergency stop. You can expect to spend about 40 minutes on the driving test. 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 to do after the test
What to expect before obtaining your full driving license
Great job acing that practical driving test. Now, you can 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. Within three weeks of completing the practical test, you should receive your license. At Smart Drive UK, we are always available to guide you through the process up until you receive your driving license. Until you have been officially licensed as a qualified driver, our job is not done.
Further lessons for after the test in Tunbridge-Wells
The true challenge of driving begins after you’ve passed the test. The traffic, night driving, and driving in rain and snow are now a reality. Luckily, you can get some help. Smart Drive UK can help you become accustomed to driving on the motorways in and around Tunbridge-Wells, with our post-test driving lessons. Learn more when you call us today.
Tunbridge-Wells advanced driver courses
Do you live around Tunbridge-Wells? Would you like to improve your driving skills? Let’s help you brush them up. Hundreds of drivers have improved their skills within a short period of time by taking driving lessons at Smart Drive UK. Call our Tunbridge-Wells 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.
Refresher 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.
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.