The number of options available to you, when it is time to choose a driving school, makes it difficult to make the right choice. 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. You have found the home of reliable driving instructors in the Portishead area. 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
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?
If convenience and flexibility is your major criteria for choosing a driving school, you will love our service. This flexibility is a part of our promise to our students, so our instructors won’t have any issues with picking you up at any location of your choosing. As an example, as long as you are within Portishead, we can pick you up at school/work, or anywhere else, and drop you off at home at the end of the training session. To find out how we can help you with this service, get in touch with us immediately.
Improving your confidence
It is absolutely normal to feel scared the first time you are behind a wheel. Even when you are experienced, you may still feel nervous from time to time. The fact that a lot of things can lead to a driving experience going south quickly means that you have a lot of valid reasons to feel anxious. 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. Do you have more questions about our driving school? Talk to us today. Talk to us today on 07760 767170.
First time pass almost guaranteed
Many learner drivers believe it’s normal to fail their 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. In reality, there is statistical evidence to show that the first test is the one you will most likely 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. 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 Portishead?
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. You can choose to go for a cheaper driving instructor in Portishead, but you’ll be missing out on the quality and fun of learning with Smart Drive UK. What’s the cheapest way of booking my driving lessons? Are you finding booking driving lessons to be too costly? Aside from contacting us via phone, you can take advantage of our convenient and inexpensive option of booking online on our website. You can always get great deals from us, irrespective of how you book.
Driving Lessons and Courses Prices
We have a variety of driving lesson packages at Smart Drive UK to suit your specific needs. We’ve got something for learners with some driving experience. 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 Portishead
|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 are the types of cars available for people like me?
Some of our students prefer to learn with automatic transmission vehicles, while others prefer to learn with manual transmission vehicles. We have both manual and automatic cars to learn in, so the choice of car comes down to you. Manual and automatic cars are equally popular across the UK, and your choice is completely to your wishes. If you’re not sure what type of car fits your unique requirements, don’t worry, our experienced staff can help you make the right choice. (please note automatic cars are subject to availability). Give us a call right away on 07760 767170 for the advice you need.
Should I begin 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. This approach isn’t wrong, as it is sensible to first understand how a car works before you begin to drive. One thing we have learnt in our experience here at Smart Drive UK, however, is that combining theoretical and practical training is always the best bet. This allows you to immediately see how theory works while behind the wheels. 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.
What is the duration of each lesson?
Many people have a lot to do to make up their day, so it’s no surprise that you’ll want to know how long each lesson will take. 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, and well-packaged training system, is such that an average of two hours each day for instruction and practice is sufficient. If you’d like a faster instruction programme, get in touch with us to discuss your preferences.
How often should I have my driving lessons?
Everyone’s schedule differs. However, it’s recommended that learner drivers have at least two hours of training each week. Depending on your situation, you can decide to keep this schedule. 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. No matter what your daily schedule looks like, we have you covered.
Can I have lessons in my own car?
You may prefer to undergo your driving training behind the wheel of your own car. This could be a great idea, especially if you intend on using your car to take the driving test. Such an arrangement could also be beneficial if the car is a new one and you are trying to familiarise yourself 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. 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?
We can provide you multiple lessons per week if your busy schedule permits it. At Smart Drive UK, we have both fixed and flexible schedules that can accommodate everyone. If you would like to complete your training fast by taking multiple lessons every week, we can arrange that. What matters to us is that you learn at your own pace and are sufficiently prepared to pass your driving test on the first try. 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 Portishead
Have you been searching for the perfect place for driving lessons? Congratulations! You’ve found it. At Smart Drive UK in Portishead, 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
Would you prefer a manual gear shift for your 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. Aside from driving, our instructors will take the time to teach you about how manual vehicles work. By the conclusion of your manual driving lesson, you’ll be able to safely change gears, control the clutch, and confidently manoeuvre through traffic. Once you learn to drive a manual car, you don’t have to bother about learning to drive an automatic. This is because our manual driving lessons cover both vehicle types
What is Pass Plus?
Simply put, Pass Plus is a scheme targeted at new drivers in the UK who’ve passed their driving test. Several new drivers shy away from driving on busy roads due to a lack of confidence. 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. Your initial training will get you familiar with most major road conditions, but Pass Plus training will allow you to leave your immediate vicinity to experience the roads first hand. Want more information? Call us now for more on our Pass Plus scheme.
New Hazard Perception Test
You can’t pass the UK driving test without passing the Hazard Perception Test. It is a compulsory test that has to be passed before you can be granted a full driver’s license. This test involves a series of videos, detailing everyday road scenes and, in one case, a developing hazard. Your reactions are what determine whether you pass or fail. As part of our training at Smart Drive UK, we offer comprehensive preparation to all our students for the Hazard Perception Test, which comes before the practical driving test at the DVLA. 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 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. We offer refresher courses to those who know how to drive but haven’t had the chance to drive for a long while. 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. Need more information? Dial 07760 767170 for more information.
Does Smart Drive UK offer intensive driving courses?
Would you like intensive driving lessons? Maybe there’s a job vacancy you want and the position requires driving skills. You may have other reasons for wanting to learn how to drive fast. Regardless of your motivation, Smart Drive UK has got you covered. In no time, we can train you to be a skilful, fully confident, and licensed driver.
Does Smart Drive UK offer advanced driving courses?
Are you looking to improve your driving skills? Maybe you initially taught yourself driving or had only the basics of driving taught to you. 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. You can always contact us for enquiries concerning our advanced driving programme or other courses.
Book in bulk, save more
Knowing our customers and what their expectations are is at the core of what we do here at Smart Drive UK. 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? All we need is an email from you detailing what your requirements are and the number of people in your group.
How to make a payment for your driving lessons
We have developed the habit of making sure our customers get to enjoy the highest possible level of convenience. It is for this reason that we ensure that paying for lessons is super 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
Mock theory test
Don’t fret about acing your driving test, as we have a solution to make it easier for you. Smart Drive UK makes provisions for mock theory test practice modelled after the DVLA driving exam. Passing our practice test means you can pass the DVLA theory practice test, which comes before the actual theory test.
Take your driving test in Portishead
You are required to pass the official DVLA driving test before you can obtain your driver’s license. Taking any of our driving courses is certain to equip you with the knowledge required to sail through the test the first time. 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.
Booking your driving test
How do I go about booking a test?
The best way to book your driving test is to do so through the official Gov.UK website. You may lose money if you decide to book via a third-party website instead. Before booking the driving test, you must first have passed the hazard perception test and theory test. Sound confusing? Don’t worry, our instructors at Smart Drive UK will be available to guide you through every stage of the process.
How long do the tests take?
You will have to pass through the five aspects of the practical driving test: driving ability, safety questions, an eyesight check, independent driving, and vehicle reversing. The process is the same for both manual and automatic transmission. You will only have to spare about 40 minutes to complete the driving test.
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. Once you have passed through this stage, the examiner will test your knowledge by asking a number of show and tell questions. Next, you will be made to prove to the examiner that you can drive safely and effectively no matter the terrain, as well as successfully reverse a vehicle. During the test, you will be asked to engage in independent driving for about 20 minutes and the examiner may include an emergency stop. The entire driving test should last about 40 minutes. It is perfectly normal to be nervous during the practical driving test, but there is really nothing to it because everything you will have to do, you have already done through the course of your driving lessons.
What follows after the test?
Getting your full driving license
Congratulations on passing your practical driving test. The next step is to apply for a full driving a license. The examiner will send the results of your practical driving test to the DVLA, who will process your license. You should expect to receive this within three weeks of passing the practical driving test. At Smart Drive UK, we are always available to guide you through the process up until you receive your driving license. We are not done until you have been licensed as a qualified driver.
Driving lessons after the test in Portishead
While the test may have seemed tough, driving on the actual motorway is the real challenge. From driving in harsh weather to driving at night, you will have to deal with the everyday realities of driving. However, you don’t have to go at it by yourself. Smart Drive UK can help you become accustomed to driving on the motorways in and around Portishead, with our post-test driving lessons. Give us a call right now for more information.
Courses for advanced driving in Portishead
Do you intend to drive in or around Portishead? Are your driving skills a little rusty? We have the solution for you. The team at Smart Drive UK is responsible for helping hundreds of people brush up their driving skills. If you plan to improve your driving skills and confidence, don’t hesitate to contact us by calling our office for Portishead. Feel free to reach us via email or text to learn more about how we can help you.
Refresh Your Skills with a Driving Course
It may be necessary for you to take a short refresher driving course. We have a series of refresher driving courses designed to put you back behind the wheel. Learn more by getting in touch with us now.
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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