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Driving Lessons in London

We are delighted to have you here at Smart Drive UK London.

In the years we have been in business, we have transformed many people from learners into highly skilled drivers. 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, without a doubt, valuable to your learning, and you will find exceptional tutors, capable of getting you ready to face any driving test, as well helping you to become a skilled driver permanently. If you’re looking for a patient, reliable and qualified 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.

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Will you pick me up and drop me off at a location of my choosing?

Our service is for you, if you are looking for a driving school that can work around your busy schedule, instead of disrupting it. As one of the value added services we offer, we make sure that the meet up 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 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. Want to find out more about this great value service? Click here to find out what makes us special.

Building your confidence

It is absolutely normal to feel scared the first time you are behind a wheel. Even the most experienced drivers still feel slightly nervous once in a while. There are a number of reasons to feel anxious whilst driving, after all, there are a number of things that can go wrong. 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 right away to get answers to your questions.

One of the highest first time pass rates

Many learner drivers believe it’s normal to fail their driving test on the first attempt. The fact is, there is no guarantee that you will fail your first test, because many people have also passed. Results show that the first test is the one you are most likely to pass.

Failing a driving test is disappointing, both financially and emotionally, and it will cost more time and money to prepare for another test. Smart Drive UK is the place to go if you are after a driving school that has the best lessons to prepare you for a first time pass. We’re proud to have one of the best pass rates in the whole of the UK.

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What are the types of cars available for people like me?

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.

Is it right to begin my driving lessons before I have passed the theory test?

You will generally be advised to hold on your practical driving lessons until you have passed your theory test. This approach isn’t wrong, as it is sensible to first understand how a car works before you begin to drive.

However, at Smart Drive UK, we believe it’s better to combine both theoretical and practical training. This way, you can bring what you learnt in theory practice and see how it works practically. Additionally, starting your driving lessons will help you better prepare 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, our skilled instructors, working with a properly planned course outline, ensure that you will spend only two hours on average on each task. Do you think you can learn faster? Contact us to set up a faster instruction programme.

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How often should I have my driving lessons?

We understand that schedules differ from individual to individual. However, it’s recommended that learner drivers have at least two hours of training each week. You can decide to keep this schedule if it suits you. Or we can arrange a more flexible schedule that suits your needs. Such as back to back trainings each day, that will get you prepared for your driving test in shorter time. No matter what type of schedule you have, we can arrange something suitable for you.

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 could also be that you have a new car and want to get familiar with it. Regardless of what your motive might be, Smart Drive UK can deliver driving lessons in your own car. But we can only provide this service if your car is insured, roadworthy, and registered. 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 permits for more than one driving lesson per week, you are welcome to take the opportunity. Our Smart Drive UK fixed and flexible schedule plans can be personalised to suit even the busiest individual’s schedule. If you want a sped up training programme that consists of multiple lessons every week, we’ve got you covered. At the end of the day, what matters is that you’re able to grasp what is being taught and can pass the driving test the first time. Our first time pass rate is stellar, which means you are in good hands regardless of the training programme you opt for.

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What Kind Of Driving Lessons Do You Offer In London

Booking a driving lesson London

Do you need a great place for driving lessons? Congratulations! You’re on the right website. In London, Smart Drive UK is a trusted partner that can help you ace your driving test on the first try. 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.

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Manual Driving Lessons

Would you prefer manual 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. Our manual driving lesson includes how to safely change gears, clutch control, and how to confidently manoeuvre through traffic.

Once you learn to drive a manual car, you don’t have to bother about learning to drive an automatic. Our manual driving lessons will instruct you on both vehicle types.

What is Pass Plus?

The Pass Plus scheme is targeted at drivers in the UK who have recently successfully passed their driving test. One of the problems new drivers face is finding the confidence to drive on the roads. Once you’ve passed your driving test, our next job at Smart Drive UK is to help you develop the skills and knowledge needed to make you a safer and more confident driver. While your initial training familiarises you with major road conditions, Pass Plus training will let you experience the roads outside your immediate vicinity first hand. Want more information? Find out more about our Pass Plus scheme and how it can help you by calling us now.

New Hazard Perception Test

You can’t pass the UK driving test without passing the Hazard Perception Test. You have to pass the Hazard Perception test before you can be issued a full driver’s license During the test, various videos depicting normal road scenes and a developing hazard will be shown to you. Your reactions are what determine whether you pass or fail. 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.

How Much Do Driving Lessons In London Cost?

At Smart Drive UK, we believe that learning to drive should be fun, interesting, and inexpensive. We’ve designed our pricing policy to be comfortable for everyone. Rest assured you’ll get nothing but competitive pricing when you choose us. Of course, you might find something cheaper in or around London, but it’s unlikely you’ll get an instructor as skilled and qualified as ours.

What is the cheapest way of booking my driving lessons?

Looking for the cheapest way to book your driving lessons? Booking driving lessons via our website is convenient and inexpensive, and you can also contact us via phone. You’re guaranteed a good deal, regardless of the method you choose.

Driving Lessons and Courses Prices

Beginner’s packages

In order to cater to the unique needs of each client, we have various unique driving lesson packages available. If you started learning elsewhere before coming to us, we have a package for you. We also have programmes for people who have no knowledge whatsoever about driving Regardless of what your driving goal is, we’ve got a suitable package to help you achieve it

London Beginners Packages:

5 Lesson Starter Package£99.00

1 Lesson is the equivalent to 1 hour.
Beginners packages are for pupils who have had no previous experience

London Driving Lesson Prices:

1 hour£27.00
10 Hour block booking£260.00
1 Hour Motorway**£30.00
Intensive Driving Courses Available: PASS WITHIN ONE WEEK
15 Hours ( Previous experience 25/30 hours )£382.00
20 Hours ( Previous experience 20/25 hours )£510.00
25 Hours ( Previous experience 15/20 hours )£637.00
30 Hours ( Previous experience 10/15 hours )£765.00
35 Hours ( Previous experience 5/10 hours )£892.00
45 Hours ( No previous experience )£1119.00
Pass Plus – Six Hours£180.00

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.

Making a booking for driving lessons in London 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 London, click Here.

Does Smart Drive UK offer refresher driving courses?

If it’s been a while since you were behind the wheel of a car, and are in need of a refresher course, you’ve come to the right place. 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. Our short refresher course has helped many drivers over the years regain their confidence on the road, and we’d like to help you too.

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. There could be other special reasons why you need a quick intensive driving training programme. Whatever the case may be, we can help put together an intensive course that satisfies your needs. In no time, we can train you to be a skilful, fully confident, and licensed driver.

Do Smart Drive UK offer advanced driving courses?

Hoping to become a driver with advanced skills? Maybe you initially taught yourself driving or had only the basics of driving taught to you. Regardless of your reasons, Smart Drive UK has the expertise, resources, as well as patience, to build you up into an expert driver. Several drivers in London have been able to advance their skills thanks to our advanced driving courses. Please contact us via phone or email if you have any questions.

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Book in bulk, save more

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. Wouldn’t you like to gain some insight into how our block booking works? Send us an email with your requirements and the number of individuals in your group.

How do you make a payment for driving lessons?

Like everything else we do, we believe in giving our customers the privilege of convenience. To ensure that you don’t suffer any inconvenience, we have made payments easy. You can easily write a cheque direct to the driving instructor, or you can pay electronically to the driving instructor’s account. You are also permitted to make cash payments in each lesson. Our goal is to ensure you get utmost satisfaction.

What tests do I need to pass before I get my license?

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Mock theory test

Passing your driving test gets easier with us, as we have made provision for you to practice. Practice matters, so we offer mock theory test practice ahead of the DVLA driving exam. Passing our practice test means you can pass the DVLA theory practice test, which comes before the actual theory test.

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You are required to pass the official DVLA driving test before you can obtain your driver’s license. Take any of our driving courses for a chance to pass your test on the very first attempt. Our results have proven that our courses are likely to result in a first time pass.

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Make a booking for your test

Where do I go to book a test?

It’s recommended you book the driving test 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. 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.

How long will it take before the tests are completed?

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. Whether you are testing for automatic or manual transmission, it’s the same process. The driving test takes less than an hour, specifically 40 minutes.

What happens on test day?

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. If you pass this stage, you will be asked a series of ‘show and tell’ questions by the examiner to demonstrate your knowledge. After this, the examiner will test your ability to reverse a car and drive on different kinds of roads in a safe and effective manner. You will be asked to drive independently for approximately 20 minutes, and you may be asked to complete an emergency stop. The entire driving test should last about 40 minutes. Although taking the practical driving test can be a nerve-racking experience, it’s important to remember that everything you will encounter during the process is something you have performed several times during the course of your driving lessons.

Post-Test

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Obtaining a full driving license

Well done on getting through your practical driving test. The next step is to apply for a full driving a license. Your license will be processed by the DVLA once the results of the practical driving test are in. Your driving license should get to you no later than three weeks after passing the practical driving test. 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. We will only have carried out our mandate when you have become a qualified and licensed driver.

Post-test motorway driving lessons in London

The true challenge of driving begins after you’ve passed the test. You are now faced with real traffic, driving in the rain and snow, as well as driving at night. Not to worry, you don’t have to deal with it alone. With our post-test driving lessons, Smart Drive UK can help you get used to motorway driving both in and around London.

London advanced driver courses

Do you live around London? Are you looking to brush up your driving skills? We can help you there. Hundreds of drivers have improved their skills within a short period of time by taking driving lessons at Smart Drive UK. If you would like to brush up your driving skills, reach out to our office in London. You also have the option of texting or emailing us for more information.

Driving Courses to Refresh Your Knowledge

You may need to take a short refresher driving course. With our refresher driving course series, you’ll get back on the road in no time. Learn more by getting in touch with us now.

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.

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