Given the large number of driving schools in the UK, it can be difficult to choose the right one. Smart Drive UK is, without a doubt, valuable to your learning, and you will find exceptional tutors, capable of getting you ready to ace any driving test, as well helping you to become a skilled driver permanently. You have found the home of reliable driving instructors in the Balmedie area. 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
Reliable, calm and friendly
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…
Do you offer the flexibility of pick up at my specific chosen location?
Our service is for you, if you are looking for a driving school that can work around your busy schedule, instead of disrupting it. One of the things that sets us apart from the crowd is the fact that our instructors have no problem with picking you up for classes from anywhere you want, and will also drop you off at any location of your choosing. 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. Like to find out more about this service? Get in touch with us right away.
Enhancing your confidence
It’s only natural to feel scared the first time you’re behind the wheel. You can still feel nervous from time to time, even when you are experienced. 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. Our experience over the years means we have been able to create a course that addresses your fears while focusing on the enhancement of your driving skills. As you drive with our instructors, you will feel relaxed, calm, and comfortable all through the driving process. Want to find out more about our driving lessons? Get in touch with us right away. Call us today on 07760 767170.
First time pass almost guaranteed
Most learner drivers think it is normal to fail a driving test on the first attempt. 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. It’s been statistically proven that you actually stand a better chance of passing your driving test the first time round. Failing a driving test will leave you feeling very disappointed, when you factor in the mental stress and finances that went into the training. 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 Balmedie?
Smart Drive UK should be your first choice if you are looking for a fun and inexpensive way to truly learn to drive. We’ve designed our pricing policy to be comfortable for everyone. You won’t have any trouble affording driving lessons from our experts. It’s possible you might find a cheaper driving school around Balmedie, but you likely won’t enjoy the experience as much as you would with Smart Drive UK. 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 started learning elsewhere before coming to us, we have a package for you. 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 Balmedie
|5 Lesson Beginner Starter Package (Manual Only)
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%)
|10 Hour block booking
|1 Hour Motorway
|Intensive Driving Courses Available: PASS WITHIN ONE WEEK
|15 Hours ( Previous experience 25/30 hours )
|20 Hours ( Previous experience 20/25 hours )
|25 Hours ( Previous experience 15/20 hours )
|30 Hours ( Previous experience 10/15 hours )
|35 Hours ( Previous experience 5/15 hours )
|45 Hours ( No previous experience )
|Pass Plus – Six Hours
Please read terms & conditions
Prices may vary due to location and are subject to change
What type of cars do you have for learners?
There are some learner drivers who prefer to learn with automatic vehicles only, while there are those who opt for the manual or gear stick variety. We can cater to both groups, so the choice ultimately comes down to you. Manual and automatic cars are equally popular across the UK, and your choice is completely to your wishes. 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). 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?
Many people will tell you it’s better to pass the theory test before taking practical driving lessons. This system has it benefits, as you will then know enough about using a car before getting behind the wheel. 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. In addition, someone that is already experienced in driving lessons will have a higher chance of success when it is time for the theory test.
How long is 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 it will take to complete one lesson is dependent on your learning ability and how the teacher chooses to deliver the lesson. However, our skilled instructors, working with a properly planned course outline, ensure that you will spend only two hours on average on each task. Want a quicker or slower training schedule? Call us right away to discuss your options.
How often should I have my driving lessons?
We all have different schedules. 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. If, however, you want a more flexible schedule, we are always willing to accommodate you. 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 put together a programme that best suits your needs.
Can I have lessons in my own car?
Certain people prefer receiving their driving training behind the wheel of their own car. We are amenable to this because we believe training with your own car can be helpful if you intend on taking the driving test with that same car. It might also be the case of you owning a new car and trying to familiarise yourself with it. Whatever your motive is, our experts at Smart Drive UK can have you ready for your test with training in your own car. However, this is only possible if the car is roadworthy, registered, and comprehensively insured. 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 allows for more than one lesson a week, then there’s no reason not to take advantage. At Smart Drive UK, we have both fixed and flexible schedule plans available that can accommodate even your busy schedule. 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. Our first time pass rate is stellar, which means you are in good hands regardless of the training programme you opt for.
Booking a driving lesson Balmedie
Do you need a great place for driving lessons? Congratulations, because you’ve struck gold. We are the trusted professionals in Balmedie that can turn you into a roadworthy driver with zero hassle. 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. Smart Drive UK’s skilled and experienced instructors make manual driving lessons interesting and enjoyable. Our instructors are well experienced and can share with you vital knowledge concerning how to best operate a manual car. During your manual driving lesson, you’ll be taught how to expertly manoeuvre through traffic, safely change gears, and properly work the clutch. 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 a UK scheme targeted at new drivers who’ve recently passed their driving test. Several new drivers shy away from driving on busy roads due to a lack of confidence. Thankfully, Smart Drive UK can be there to turn you into a more mature and confident driver once you successfully conclude your driving test. 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. Would you like to find out more? Call us now for more on 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. 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 need to respond appropriately to the developing hazard to pass the test. We have the expertise and materials at Smart Drive UK to ensure you pass your Hazard Perception Test, which comes before the practical driving test at the DVLA. We will provide you access to various revision questions, as well as our collection of Hazard Perception videos.
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. Smart Drive UK offers refresher courses to people like you whose driving skills have gone rusty due to lack of use. You can become one of our many clients who once again mastered their driving skills after our short refresher course. Curious to know more? Give us a call today for a friendly chat.
Does Smart Drive UK offer intensive driving courses?
Interested in intensive driving lessons? Maybe to quickly acquire the necessary skills for a job position you like that requires driving. There could be a variety of other reasons why you want to learn to drive fast. Regardless of your reason, our skilled instructors can tailor an intensive programme to meet your unique needs. Take our intensive programme and turn yourself into a skilled, fully confident, and licensed driver fast.
Does Smart Drive UK offer advanced driving courses?
Hoping to become a driver with advanced skills? Maybe you took basic driving lessons or you learnt to drive at home. Whatever your reasons, at Smart Drive UK, we have the skills, experience and patience to help you build your knowledge and confidence, to the point where you’re considered 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. For more information, please contact us via email or phone.
Discount on block bookings
Knowing our customers and what their expectations are is at the core of what we do here at Smart Drive UK. For this reason, you get to pay less for block bookings. Our package is right for you, whether your school would like to provide a driving course for eligible students, or your company needs to provide driving lessons for staff. 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.
Paying for driving lessons
Before anything else, we want to make sure our customers enjoy our services conveniently. To ensure that you don’t suffer any inconvenience, we have made payments easy. Whether you would like to pay electronically or prefer to write a cheque, you are free to make payments whichever way is easier for you. You are also permitted to make cash payments in each lesson. We provide all these options to ensure that you can pay in the most convenient manner possible.
Tests required before licenses are issued
Practice before the main test
If you’re worried about passing your driving test, don’t be, as we’ve made it easy for you. Practice matters, so we offer mock theory test practice ahead of 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.
Qualify for your driving license in Balmedie
The driving test is the official DVLA test you have to take before obtaining your driver’s license. 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. With the high pass rate amongst hundreds of our customers, you can see why we are so confident.
Make a test booking
What do I have to do to book a test?
It’s recommended you book the driving test via the official Gov.UK website. If you book it through third party websites, you could end up paying more than you should. You are required to pass the theory test and hazard perception test before you can book the driving test. Sound confusing? It’s not as complicated as it sounds, you’ll have Smart Drive UK instructors to guide you from day one until you get your license.
How long will it take before the tests are completed?
There are five parts to the practical driving test, including independent driving, vehicle reversing, an eyesight check, safety questions, and driving ability. Both automatic and manual transmission is given the same treatment during testing. It only takes about 40 minutes to complete the driving test.
What can I expect on test day?
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. 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. 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. Approximately 40 minutes will be sufficient for you to complete the driving test. Remember that while the practical driving test can be nerve-racking, all you will be asked to do has already been covered as you went through your driving course.
Obtaining a full driving license
Well done, you have successfully completed your practical driving test. The next step is to apply for a full driving a license. Once the results of your practical driving test are sent to the DVLA, your license will be processed. You should receive your license no later than three weeks after passing the practical driving test. Our representatives at Smart Drive UK are always ready to provide guidance throughout the process of getting a driving license. Until you have been officially licensed as a qualified driver, our job is not done.
Post-test motorway driving lessons in Balmedie
Passing the test is the easy part, the real challenge is when you start driving. From driving in harsh weather to driving at night, you will have to deal with the everyday realities of driving. Luckily, you can get some help. You can familiarise yourself with motorway driving in and around Balmedie with help from our series of post-test driving lessons. Call us today for more information.
Further driving courses for advanced drivers in Balmedie
Do you intend to drive in or around Balmedie? Do your driving skills need a bit of brushing up? Then look no further. Within a short timeframe, hundreds of drivers have gotten better on the road by taking Smart Drive UK courses. Get in touch with our Balmedie 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.
Drive Better with a Refresher Course
A short refresher driving course may be what you need most. Our series of refresher driving courses can help you resume driving again. Find out more by reaching out to us today.
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?