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. With Smart Drive UK, you no longer have to waste time in the selection process, as with us you are guaranteed to work with truly qualified instructors, who will not only help ensure you pass your test, but also that you become a responsible driver. This is the home of patient, and reliable driving instructors. When you work with us, you can be certain of exceptional service, as all our instructors are 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 choose to be picked up and dropped off at specific locations?
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 classe. As an example, as long as you are within Orpington, we can pick you up at school/work, or anywhere else, and drop you off at home at the end of the training session. Are you interested in this service? Get in touch with us right away.
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 lots of reasons to feel anxious while driving, and this is not surprising when you consider the fact that there are lots of things that can go wrong as you are driving. Smart Drive UK driving lessons are designed to remove the fear and doubts that are connected 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. 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 have more questions about our driving school? Talk to us today. You can reach us on 07760 767170.
One of the highest first time pass rates
If you are like most learner drivers, then you probably believe that it is normal to fail a driving test the first time. Although many people fail their first test, many more people pass. Statistics show that there is a higher probability of passing your driving test the first time. When you fail a test, the emotional and financial commitment that went into the process makes it all the more disappointing. If you want to get the training that truly prepares you for a first time pass, Smart Drive UK is the place to be. It is our pleasure to announce that we have some of the best first time pass rates across the UK.
How much do driving lessons cost in Orpington?
When learning to drive with Smart Drive UK, not only is it affordable, it’s also interesting and fun. A customer-friendly pricing policy is one of the hallmarks of our firm. Rest assured you’ll get nothing but competitive pricing when you choose us. Of course, you might find something cheaper in or around Orpington, but it’s unlikely you’ll get an instructor as skilled and qualified as ours. What’s 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. You’re guaranteed a good deal, regardless of the method you choose.
Driving Lessons and Courses Prices
In order to cater to the unique needs of each client, we have various unique driving lesson packages available. If you were attending a different driving school before coming to us, we’ve got a package to help you finish your education. Perhaps you’re a looking to learn how to drive from scratch. Regardless of what your needs are, we’ve got a suitable package for you.
Driving Lesson Prices In Orpington
|5 Lesson Starter Package||£||100.00|
1 Lesson is the equivalent to 1 hour.
Beginners packages are for pupils who have had no previous experience
Driving Lesson Prices:
|First lesson (Saving up to 50%)||£14.00|
|10 Hour block booking||£||260.00|
|1 Hour Motorway**||£||32.00|
|Intensive Driving Courses Available: PASS WITHIN ONE WEEK|
|15 Hours ( Previous experience 25/30 hours )||£||375.00|
|20 Hours ( Previous experience 20/25 hours )||£||500.00|
|25 Hours ( Previous experience 15/20 hours )||£||625.00|
|30 Hours ( Previous experience 10/15 hours )||£||750.00|
|35 Hours ( Previous experience 5/10 hours )||£||875.00|
|45 Hours ( No previous experience )||£||1100.00|
|Pass Plus – Six Hours||£||192.00|
What type of cars do you have for learners?
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. You will have the freedom to choose what car you’d like to learn in, as we have both manual and automatic cars. Both manual and automatic cars are common on UK roads, and either choice will work well for whatever you need it for. Can’t make up your mind on one choice over the other? You can talk to us right away and we will be delighted to help (please note automatic cars are subject to availability). You are just a phone call away from getting expert advice.
Can I begin my driving lessons before I have passed the theory test?
The common belief with the general public is that you should pass the theory test before you set out to take practical driving classes. This approach isn’t wrong, as it is sensible to first understand how a car works before you begin to drive. However, our approach here at Smart Drive UK is to mix 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?
We know it is important for you to know the duration of each lesson, so as to better plan your day. The duration of each lesson is dependent on the teacher, as well as how fast you assimilate information. However, with our instructors, and our carefully crafted training system, you can expect to spend an average of 2 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 every individual has their unique schedule. But two hours of driving training every week is the recommended minimum for learner drivers. Depending on your situation, you can decide to keep this schedule. Or we could help you arrange a more flexible schedule that better suits your needs. For instance, we can provide you back to back training that’ll get you sufficiently prepared for your driving test sooner. No matter what your daily schedule looks like, we have you covered.
Can I have lessons in my own car?
Some individuals are more comfortable receiving driving lessons in 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 could also be that you have a new car and want to get familiar with it. Whatever your reason, Smart Drive UK can prepare you for your driving test with your own car. But we cannot provide this service if your vehicle isn’t deemed roadworthy, or if it is uninsured and unregistered. Our instructors will need to inspect the car to check for valid registration, and may be required to notify your insurance company 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. This is possible thanks to our accommodating flexible and fixed schedules at Smart Drive UK. If you would like to complete your training fast by taking multiple lessons every week, we can arrange that. Our aim is to have you master driving at your own pace and be ready to ace your driving test the first time you take it. 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 Orpington
Have you been searching for the perfect place for driving lessons? Congratulations! You’re on the right website. At Smart Drive UK in Orpington, we are the trusted professionals who can turn you into an ace driver in little time. 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
Are manual driving lessons what you are interested in? 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 know what they’re doing, and will take time and be patient when teaching you how manual vehicles work. You’ll learn from the experts how to safely change gears, control the clutch, and confidently drive in traffic. A major benefit of learning to drive a manual vehicle is you don’t have to learn to drive an automatic afterwards. This is because our manual driving lessons cover both vehicle types
What is Pass Plus?
Pass Plus is aimed at assisting drivers in the UK who’ve recently successfully concluded their driving test. Many new drivers face the challenge of building up their confidence to drive on public roads. 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. 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? Call us to find out more about our Pass Plus scheme.
New Hazard Perception Test
The Hazard Perception Test is essential for UK learner drivers looking to pass the driving theory exam. It is a compulsory test that has to be passed before you can be granted a full driver’s license. A series of videos will be shown during the test, depicting everyday road scenes 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 it has been a while since you had the opportunity to drive and would like a refresher course, we’ve got you covered. Refresher courses for people who haven’t driven in a while, and would like their skills updated, are part of our programmes at Smart Drive UK. You can become one of our many clients who once again mastered their driving skills after our short refresher course. Interested in finding out more? Give us a call today for a friendly chat.
Does Smart Drive UK offer intensive driving courses?
Would you like intensive driving lessons? It could be to prepare yourself for an interesting job position that requires driving. Any number of other reasons could be your motivation for wanting intensive driving lessons. Whatever the case, our experienced and skilful instructors know how to put an intensive course together. Within a short time, we can turn you into a skilled, fully confident, and licensed road user.
Does Smart Drive UK offer advanced driving courses?
Hoping to significantly improve your driving skills? Maybe only the basics of driving were taught to you or you learned to drive by yourself. No matter what your motivation is, Smart Drive UK has the skills, resources, and experience to patiently develop you into an expert driver. Many drivers in Orpington have grown into advanced drivers thanks to our advanced driving courses. Please contact us via phone or email if you have any questions.
Pay less for block bookings
At Smart Drive UK, we excel at meeting the expectations of our customers because we understand their needs. This is why we offer a 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. Would you like to learn more about our block booking offer? Send us an email with your requirements and the number of individuals in your group.
How do you make a payment for driving lessons?
We strive to make every step of the process as convenient as possible for our customers, much like everything else we do. This is why we make it easy to pay for lessons in your own way. 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. Our goal is to ensure you get utmost satisfaction.
What tests do I need to pass before I get my license?
Increase your chances of passing the DVLA 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. 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.
Driving test in Orpington
The driving test is the official DVLA test you have to take before obtaining your driver’s license. We have little doubt that you will be able to ace the test after completing one of our driving courses. So many of our customers have passed the test the first time that we are confident you can achieve similar results.
Make a test booking
What is the process of booking a test like?
First, we suggest that you make your booking 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 should only book your driving test if you have already passed the hazard perception test and the theory test. Not clear enough? The process will get clearer when you work with our instructors at Smart Drive UK, who will guide you from day one.
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. 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 happens on the designated day?
First, you will have to show your theory test certificate and your provisional license, after which you will be required to read the number of a license plate some metres away, as a way to test your eyesight. Upon passing the step, a series of show and tell questions will follow, aimed at testing 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. The test includes 20 minutes of independent driving, possibly with an emergency stop. The entire driving test should last about 40 minutes. 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 follows after the test?
Obtaining a full driving license
Great job acing that practical driving test. Now, you can apply for a full driving license. Once the results of your practical driving test are sent to the DVLA, your license will be processed. Within three weeks of completing the practical test, you should receive your license. 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.
Further lessons for after the test in Orpington
While the driving test prepares you, driving in the real world is significantly different. You will have to deal with the reality of driving at night, in the rain and snow, and having to deal with real traffic. Luckily, you can get some help. You can familiarise yourself with motorway driving in and around Orpington with help from our series of post-test driving lessons. Give us a call right now for more information.
Advanced courses for drivers in Orpington
Do you reside in or around Orpington? Have you been off the road for a long time and are looking to brush up 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. If you would like to brush up your driving skills, reach out to our office in Orpington. Other channels of communication are also open to you, including text and email.
Driving Courses to Refresh Your Knowledge
A short refresher driving course may be what you need most. You can get back behind the wheel with our series of refresher driving courses. Call us today for more information.
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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