There are lots of driving schools in the UK today, which is why it can be hard to differentiate the valuable ones from the rest. 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 place to be if you are looking for 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’d like a driving school that offers flexibility in pick-up times, we are your best bet. 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. For instance, if showing up for training will mean not having a ride home from your workplace or school, you can count on us to help you. To find out how we can help you with this service, get in touch with us immediately.
Developing your confidence
There is nothing wrong in feeling scared the first time you grab the wheel. The most experienced drivers still feel nervous every now and then. There are several things that can go wrong while driving, so it is normal to feel anxious. This is why our driving lessons, here at Smart Drive UK, are heavily focused on tackling the fear and doubt associated with driving. Today, we have developed a system that is focused on helping you to develop your driving skills while tackling your nervousness. As you drive with our instructors, you will feel relaxed, calm, and comfortable all through the driving process. Got a question for us? Get in touch and we’ll be delighted to respond. You can reach us on 07760 767170.
First time pass almost guaranteed
Most learner drivers think it is normal to fail a driving test on the first attempt. It is quite possible that some will fail, but a lot more will pass. Statistics have shown us time and time again that a first time pass is the most likely outcome of your driving test. Failing a driving test will leave you feeling very disappointed, when you factor in the mental stress and finances that went into the training. Smart Drive UK is one of the leading names in the driving school niche in Higham-Ferrers, because we have developed a curriculum that ensures an even higher chance of a first time pass. We are happy to note that we have some of the best pass rates across the UK.
How much do driving lessons cost in Higham-Ferrers?
At Smart Drive UK, we go the extra mile to ensure learning to drive for you is an interesting and affordable venture. A customer-friendly pricing policy is one of the hallmarks of our firm. Our driving lessons are competitively priced to ensure anyone can afford to drive. Of course, you might find something cheaper in or around Higham-Ferrers, 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? Are you finding booking driving lessons to be too costly? 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
You can choose from any of our diverse driving lesson packages at Smart Drive UK to suit your unique needs. If you started learning elsewhere before coming to us, we have a package for you. There are also packages for complete novices. Whatever it is you require, rest assured we have a suitable package to match it.
Driving Lesson Prices In Higham-Ferrers
|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 car will I be learning in?
We know that there are many students that want to learn how to drive in manual cars, and there are also those that prefer automatic transmission. 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. 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). We are waiting by the phone for you.
Is it possible to start my driving lessons before I have passed the theory test?
Generally, you will be advised to pass the theory test before you go for your practical driving lessons. There are benefits to this advice, as it is in your best interest to, first and foremost, understand how a car works before you get into it. As experts in the industry, however, we know that it is best to combine both theoretical and practical training. This way, you can bring what you learnt in theory practice and see how it works practically. There is also a higher chance of success with your theory test when you have started with your driving lessons.
What is the length of time for 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 duration of each lesson is dependent on the teacher, as well as how fast you assimilate information. 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 .
How often should I have my driving lessons?
We understand that every individual has their unique schedule. Nonetheless, if you are a learner driver, at least two hours of driving training per week can be very beneficial. You can decide to keep this schedule if it suits you. If, however, you want a more flexible schedule, we are always willing to accommodate you. If you prefer back to back training each day, this can speed up your learning process, and help you prepare for the driving test that little bit faster. Regardless of your schedule, we can always make arrangements to suit you.
Can I have lessons in my own car?
You may prefer to undergo your driving training behind the wheel of your 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’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. But such a service can only be offered if your vehicle is registered and deemed roadworthy, as well as possessing comprehensive insurance. 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 you have enough time for multiple driving lessons per week, you are welcome to take advantage of all the time at your disposal. 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. 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. Our impressive first time pass rate is a clear sign of our capability to make you a roadworthy driver within your preferred time frame.
Booking a driving lesson Higham-Ferrers
Have you been searching for the perfect place for driving lessons? Congratulations! You’re on the right website. We are the trusted professionals in Higham-Ferrers that can turn you into a roadworthy driver with zero hassle. You can contact us via phone, or email us on our website to arrange for personalised driving training or to make any enquiries.
Manual Driving Lessons
Would you prefer manual driving lessons? Then look no further. When working with our skilled and experienced instructors, manual driving lessons become easy and enjoyable. Aside from driving, our instructors will take the time to teach you about how manual vehicles work. Safe changing of gears, controlling the clutch, and confidently manoeuvring through traffic are just a few of the crucial things you’ll learn during your manual driving lesson. 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 the skills provided by our manual driving lessons will also help you drive an automatic.
What is Pass Plus?
Simply put, Pass Plus is a scheme targeted at new drivers in the UK who’ve passed their driving test. One of the problems new drivers face is finding the confidence to drive on the 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. 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. Want more information? Contact us by phone for a friendly chat about our Pass Plus scheme.
New Hazard Perception Test
One of the tests you’ll have to undergo before passing the UK driving test is the Hazard Perception Test. It is a compulsory test that has to be passed before you can be granted a full driver’s license. During the test, various videos depicting normal road scenes and a developing hazard will be shown to you. You have to provide appropriate responses to the developing hazard in order 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. After practicing with our collection of Hazard Perception videos and revision questions, you’ll be more than prepared for the test.
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. 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. We have several satisfied skilful drivers who were once in your shoes, but became experts in driving after taking our short refresher course. Have any questions? Give us a call today for a friendly chat.
Does Smart Drive UK offer intensive driving courses?
Interested in intensive driving lessons? Maybe for an upcoming interview for a driver job. There could be a variety of other reasons why you want to learn to drive fast. Regardless of what your reason is, we can help. You’ll realise that you’ve become a skillful and confident driver in no time.
Does Smart Drive UK offer advanced driving courses?
Are you looking to improve your driving 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. We have hundreds of highly-qualified drivers who have improved through our advanced driving courses to become the wonderful drivers they are today. Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.
Enjoy savings on block bookings
At Smart Drive UK, we excel at meeting the expectations of our customers because we understand their needs. It is for this reason that we have created a special package providing discounts 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.
Ready to pay for driving lessons?
Your convenience matters to us at every point of contact. To ensure that you don’t suffer any inconvenience, we have made payments easy. If electronic payment is convenient, you can pay into the driving instructor’s account that way or write a cheque instead. If you prefer, you can pay in cash for each lesson you attend. Whichever option you choose, we are satisfied, as long as it works for you.
Tests required before licenses are issued
Practice before the main test
Passing your driving test gets easier with us, as we have made provision for you to practice. At Smart Drive UK, our mock theory test practice is tailored to the DVLA driving exam. As long as you can pass this, you can pass the DVLA theory practice test, which is required before you can take the actual theory test.
Driving test in Higham-Ferrers
In order to get your driver’s license, you will have to pass the official DVLA driving test. We are confident that after attending any of our driving courses, you’ll have what it takes to pass the test on the first attempt. The hundreds of customers who have used our service and passed the test the first time provide sufficient evidence that our courses are designed to deliver results.
Book your tests
Where do I go to book a test?
It is best to book your driving test directly 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 are required to pass the theory test and hazard perception test before you can book the driving test. Can’t quite wrap your head around it? The process will get clearer when you work with our instructors at Smart Drive UK, who will guide you from day one.
How long are the tests?
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. Both automatic and manual transmission is given the same treatment during testing. The actual driving test takes an average of 40 minutes to complete.
What happens on the designated day?
After showing your provisional license and theory test certificate, you’ll need to prove that you have good eyesight by reading the number of a license plate some distance away. Next, you will have to demonstrate your knowledge by answering a series of show and tell questions, but only if you pass the eye test. 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 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.
So you have completed the test
What happens before you get your full driving license?
Congratulations on passing your practical driving test. This means you are now qualified to apply for a proper driving 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. From day one, to the day you get your driving license, Smart Drive UK is always ready to guide you through the process. Our job is only complete when you are officially a qualified and licensed driver.
Further lessons for after the test in Higham-Ferrers
The true challenge of driving begins after you’ve passed the test. Now that you are driving in the real world, you will have to contend with actual traffic, driving at night, and driving in adverse weather such as snow and rain. You don’t have to handle this on your own. With our post-test driving lessons, Smart Drive UK can help you get used to motorway driving both in and around Higham-Ferrers. Get in touch with our team to learn more.
Further driving courses for advanced drivers in Higham-Ferrers
Do you reside in or around Higham-Ferrers? Are your driving skills a little rusty? Let’s help you feel ready for the road again. With our short-term refresher courses at Smart Drive UK, hundreds of people have improved their driving skills. Get in touch with our Higham-Ferrers office if you would like to brush up your driving skills and boost your confidence on the road. Other channels of communication are also open to you, including text and email.
Booster Driving Courses
It may be necessary for you to take a short refresher driving course. You can get back behind the wheel with our series of refresher driving courses. Contact our team today to find out more.
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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