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Driving Lessons in Staines, Surrey

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5 Hour Starter

Save up to 25% with Our 5 hour Driving Lessons Starter Package.

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10 hours Package

Save up to 10% by booking 10 hours of Driving Lessons or more.

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Motorway Driving Lessons

Motorway confidence building lessons from £28 per hour.

The affordable driving lessons in Staines, from Smart Drive UK driving school, will help you become a safe and competent driver, and we guarantee to give you the opportunity to pass your driving test first time out. The number of skills and abilities required to successfully drive on the road is so vast that it can be a daunting prospect for new drivers. There are many different components that are critical for successful driving, including awareness, focus, anticipation, decision-making skills, speed, control, and much more.

We provide coaching in all aspects of driving, from the theory test, to building all of your driving competencies on the road to get your full licence- and beyond. We have a remarkably high pass rate, and also have female driving instructors for those that have a preference for female instructors.

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Driving Lessons Built Around You

The team at Smart Drive UK driving school in Staines is here to help you achieve all your driving goals. No matter how much or how little experience you have, our instructors will deliver the highest quality training with a personal touch. We also offer an array of extra driving services through our tailored packages, and can even cater to those who want to use their own car for training. We can supply a dual controlled car if you prefer. From first time drivers to instructors, we provide a wide range of classes and services so that everyone has a chance to get the most from their learner driving experience.

We want to thank you for your interest in Smart Drive UK driving school. Smart Drive UK will impress you with our professional approach and attention to detail.

Staines Driving Lesson Prices

We have a wide selection of beginner and refresher driving lessons to help you prepare for your driving test and ultimately pass it first time. We help new drivers learn the skills they need to get through the driving examination and drive at a good standard. We provide the right course to help you achieve your goal and enjoy safe, stress-free driving.

At Smart Drive UK, we have a variety of driving lesson packages to suit the needs of all our students. If you’re in need of some extra help, speak to our friendly team. You can rest assured that we will help get you where you want to be.

At Smart Drive UK driving school, our goal is to help students pass the driving test first time, with the best instructor on their side. We ensure that every driving lesson is well planned and you have everything you need to pass.

New drivers have a variety of manual transmission cars to choose from. We may also offer automatic cars, or automatic lessons. Talk to us today to get started!

Excellent First Time Test Pass Rates in Surrey

Smart Drive UK is one of the leading driving schools in Staines-upon-Thames, because we have developed a system that ensures a higher chance of a first time pass. Even with our higher-than-most pass rate, we have managed to keep our prices low; offering value for money in every lesson.

Enjoy a smooth and positive experience from beginning to end. Our system, and your expert driving instructors, help you become a better driver through clear communication, and a carefully planned, personalised approach.

Government statistics have proven that a first time pass is by far the most likely outcome of your driving exam, followed by a second time pass. Teaching you the right habits can make all the difference.

It is common for learners to wrongly assume that failing a driving test on the first attempt is normal, and that view is accepted by some driving schools. However, the national average statistics show that drivers who took more lessons before taking their driving examination passed more often.

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How Much Do Driving Lessons Cost in Staines?

Are you searching for excellent driving schools in Staines? Do you want to get your driving licence with minimal fuss and expense? We can help! No matter what stage you are at with your driving, Smart Drive UK has experienced driving instructors in Staines for affordable driving lessons. Call or text us today on 07760767170, or fill out our form to book your first class.

You need to choose an expert driving instructor who is going to give you the best possible experience. An experienced, professional driving instructor will be able to easily adapt the driver training to your specific needs and work around your schedule. We are not the driving school with the cheapest hourly rate in Staines, but we believe we offer the best value for your money- demonstrated by our pass rates and the high satisfaction levels of our former students.

Driving Lessons and Courses Prices

What Cars Can You Learn to Drive in?

Some of the typical learner driver cars are the Vauxhall Corsa, Volkswagen Polo, Volkswagen, Peugeot 208, Fiat 500, Renault Clio, Vauxhall Astra, Mini, Toyota Aygo / Yaris or similar small saloon cars. This list of cars has been chosen because they are perfect for new drivers; they are small enough to be easy to handle but still have some power, and are reliable.

Most of our cars range between one year and five years old. Our instructors have a variety of models. This means that we can offer a variety of cars for you to choose from; if they have a preference depending on availability.

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Driving Lesson Prices In Staines-upon-Thames

5 Lesson Beginner Starter Package (Manual Only) £ 135.00

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%) £18.50
1 hour £ 37.00
10 Hour block booking £ 350.00
1 Hour Motorway £ 41.00
Intensive Driving Courses Available: PASS WITHIN ONE WEEK
15 Hours ( Previous experience 25/30 hours ) £ 525.00
20 Hours ( Previous experience 20/25 hours ) £ 700.00
25 Hours ( Previous experience 15/20 hours ) £ 875.00
30 Hours ( Previous experience 10/15 hours ) £ 1050.00
35 Hours ( Previous experience 5/15 hours ) £ 1225.00
45 Hours ( No previous experience ) £ 1530.00
Pass Plus – Six Hours £ 241.00

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Prices may vary due to location and are subject to change

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Developing Your Confidence

There is nothing wrong with a new driver feeling anxious about learning to drive. Even the most experienced drivers feel slightly nervous once in a while. There are a number of reasons to feel anxious while driving; after all, there are a number of things that can go wrong. From parking advice to how to deal with traffic lights, Smart Drive UK provides you with lots of tips, driving skills training, and experienced advice. The emphasis is always on helping you overcome the fear and doubts that are connected to driving.

You’ll find that from the first lesson, all our instructors are patient, friendly and skilled in their trade. They are with you to mentor you on your journey to becoming a competent driver.

How Long Is Each Lesson?

Our instructors structure our courses to ensure you can expect around two hours of training in each session. This may vary depending on how the personalised training is planned, and how quickly you learn, but this gives us enough time to cover the whole lesson and make meaningful progress. We aim to help you build momentum in your learning, and gain confidence and motivation as you do.

If you’re a first-time driver, we recommend at least two hours of driving training every week. This allows you to gain essential skills, and then drive with confidence knowing you are well prepared for your driving test. Many people prefer a more flexible schedule, so that they can fit their driving in around other commitments. We have a variety of options to tailor different schedules, including back-to-back training each day if required.

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How Often Should I Have Driving Lessons?

The truth is, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. You don’t need to have a driving lesson every day in order to learn fast; on the other hand, you don’t want to be doing training whenever the mood strikes you. We’d recommend 2-4 hours of practice each week — but not to much that you become overwhelmed. Teaching should be at the pace you require; to fit your schedule.

The important part is making sure you’re getting enough practice time under your belt so that when it comes time for your driving exam, you’re ready for it.

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Can I Have Lessons In My Own Car?

Driving lessons and practice in your own vehicle can be a fantastic option, but it is important to know the ins and outs of making sure that your vehicle meets the required standards before you decide to have lessons in it. We can provide quality driving lessons in any vehicle that complies with UK road safety laws. A car will be deemed roadworthy if it has its MOTs, tax and insurance. Our instructors are fully trained to deal with your needs and requirements. Get in touch with our team at Smart Drive UK and we will work with you to ensure that your car is right for lessons.

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Can I Have More Than One Lesson A Week?

It’s natural to feel overwhelmed when you first set out to learn to drive. But our flexible learning schedule will have you driving confidently within a few months You can also maintain your progress at your own pace by taking one, two, or even three lessons every week.

Smart Drive UK offers flexible learning schedules so that you can tailor your training programme to fit your life and schedule. We believe our flexible schedule is the best way for you to master driving in the least amount of time possible.

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Can I Choose Different Pick Up And Drop Off Points?

Are you looking for flexibility in your driving lessons? Our schedule is flexible and we can work with just about any time table that you might have. If you need to find an arrangement where you are picked up at a certain place and dropped off at another, we can help as long as it is in a reasonable distance locally.

Do you want us to pick you up at home and have your lesson take you to your college or office? Or vice versa?

We understand you live a busy life, so our professional local driving instructors will work with you to fit your driving lessons in.

Booking A Driving Lesson in Staines

Smart Drive UK is a driving school serving Staines-upon-Thames that provides friendly, professional, quality driving lessons for people of all ages . We have an amazing team of experienced driving instructors that all come with a wealth of experience and knowledge about every aspect of learning how to drive.

We will teach you on the local test routes where you can get used to the T-junctions, roundabouts, and pedestrian crossings, to make your training more productive, effective, and practical.

If you live in Staines-upon-Thames and are looking for a friendly and reliable driving school we have instructors covering the whole area, give us a call or text us today at 07760767170. You can also email us via our contact form with any questions about our services. Book you affordable driving lessons in Staines today.

Manual Driving Lessons

At Smart Drive UK, we provide quality driving lessons for new learners in Staines. Our manual or Automatic driving lessons are great value for money. Our training plan is designed to help you to pass your driving test on the first attempt.

Our driving instructors in Staines have been trained to make learning how to drive a manual or automatic vehicle a breeze for you. During your training with us, you’ll be taught how to drive in traffic, safely change gears, and expert clutch control. In addition, you will learn how to stop in traffic, be aware of other road users, and perform complex manoeuvres like reverse bay parking, and parallel parking.

When you learn with us at Smart Drive UK, we want you to enjoy every aspect of the training. Our instructors are friendly and approachable people who will give you the best possible chance of passing your test on the first attempt. You can expect to have a fun time during your first driving lesson and the last with us here at Smart Drive UK. Many people choose manual over automatic, because it gives you more options after you pass your test but the choice is yours.

What Is Pass Plus?

Pass Plus is an initiative that gives newly qualified drivers the opportunity to learn how to drive on major roads, on motorways, and at night. It helps new drivers to learn how a more mature and confident driver feels and acts.

The Pass Plus scheme is available in Staines Upon Thames, and involves taking driving training for a duration normally over two or three days. We offer lessons over a week, or you can book driving lessons more spread out. The benefits of the Pass Plus scheme include:

  • Providing a space to practice in more difficult road conditions
  • Learning about roads outside of your usual area
  • Confidence driving on motorway
  • Improved ability driving at night or in poor weather conditions
  • Improving safety driving on rural roads and busy towns
  • Lowering insurance premiums
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Hazard Perception Test

The Hazard Perception Test is a very important part of the UK theory test. We offer comprehensive preparation for all of our learners. Our Hazard Perception Videos offer an opportunity to gain valuable insight into what will be seen on their exam, and we also include a number of revision questions at the end of each video.

The Hazard Perception exam is designed to assess a learner driver’s ability to drive safely and effectively in real-world driving situations, as well as their driving ability to accurately perceive hazards on the road. The HPT consists of a series of videos that show real-life scenes and incidents, which develop into hazardous situations. In order to pass the HPT, learners need to be able to identify developing hazards in good time within the fourteen video clips.

It is extremely important that you study training videos and fully prepare yourself with the mock questions. If you complete our Hazard Perception Study Guide, you will be ready for your exam.

The UK’s Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) publishes guidelines on how the HPT is conducted, which are regularly updated.

Does Smart Drive UK Offer Intensive Driving Courses?

If you’re looking for intensive driving courses in Staines, you have found a good school in Smart Drive UK driving school. We offer a wide variety of courses and services to help you become a safe, skilled driver at an affordable price.

Smart Drive UK driving school offers intensive driving lessons in Staines, which are just what the name suggests — extensive, fast-paced driving training that is designed to teach the skills you need. They have more condensed lesson schedules than other types of driving lesson packages and take a lot less time to complete.

Our experienced driving instructors can teach you what you need to know about being a safe driver with a good skill set, and improve your knowledge of the roads. Our intensive courses can prepare you for your test as fast as you are able to learn.

Discounts On Block Bookings

Smart Drive UK offers a variety of packages to suit different budgets and requirements. We offer flexible block booking discount packages that are perfect for individuals and groups. You can receive significant discounts on our standard prices when booking your training in larger blocks.

Whether you are booking your lessons for yourself, need lessons for your children, or you’re a company looking to give your staff driving lessons in Staines, we can help. Block booking is one of the most cost-effective ways to learn to drive.

How Do I Pay For My Lessons?

Our payment options include:

  • Payment by cash
  • Payment by bank transfer

We understand how important it is for you to be able to pay for your tuition in whatever way works best for you. To make sure you can do so, we have made it very straightforward and easy to pay for your lessons. If you would prefer not to use the online payment facility, you are free to pay in cash prior to your lessons.

Practice To Pass- Mock Tests

Preparing for the driving test can be hard work, especially if you’re new to driving. If you’re feeling nervous about taking the practical driving test exam, we can conduct a mock test practice exam, this serves as a large part of your training. Our online Theory programme will provide resources, tests and tools designed to help you prepare for the theory test so that you can feel more confident and fully prepared for examination day.

The main purpose of a mock theory and practical driving test is to prepare you for the actual assessment. It allows you to practice the knowledge and skills needed to pass the assessment fast before you sit the real one. We provide you with what you need to prepare.

Your driving instructor will also constantly evaluate your driving competencies to track your progress. Prior to your test, they will run you through a mock test, so that you know what it feels like.

Should I Begin My Driving Lessons Before I Have Passed The Theory Test?

Although there are a lot of people who do not think it is important to learn how a car works, we find that combining theory and practice is best. The theory combined with the practical helps new drivers to grasp both elements of driver training at the same time. We find that it makes it easier to obtain a high level of achievement in both areas.

Driving test tip: If you want to pass quickly, without waiting around for tests, then it is important that you book in for both theory test and practical lessons/test in good time. You will need to be able to complete both parts of the driving exam, although you can’t do your practical test until you have passed the theory. Get lessons and tests booked up so that we develop a clear schedule for passing. Speak to your driving instructor about dates that will work best, and how much preparation time you need.

Driving Test In Staines

The practical driving test is often seen as much harder than the theory examination. The examiner will either give you directions where to go or you will be asked to drivie independently by following signs or Sat Nav. This will take place on various roads types and situations which may include roundabouts, crossroads, rural roads or merging onto a dual carriageways. This has two purposes: Firstly, it assesses how you drive in those situations; secondly, it shows how safely you drive when following information.

If you’re taking driving lessons in Staines, we can give you the confidence that you need to get through the assessment. Our DVSA approved instructors or PDI‘s have the skills and experience to help people to pass the driving exam. We’re able to help people get through their driving exam quickly, and give them a good knowledge of road safety and the laws of the road.

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How Do I Book A Test?

Making your first driving test booking can seem difficult. Smart Drive UK will help you through every step of the process. The timing of the exam is important too, as there are often wait times. You need to plan your lessons so that they prepare you for your practical driving test. You want to leave enough time for learning to drive, but don’t want to be ready and have to wait weeks for your test. You must complete your theory and hazard perception tests before you can book your practical test; so make sure you get a date for that first.

We always recommend booking your test on the website, and not through a third party.

How Long Do The Tests Take?

The practical driving test lasts about 40 minutes, and takes place in front of a driving examiner, who will ask you some questions related to your vehicle and how your check things are working correctly. These are known as show & tell questions.

You will have to perform a manoeuvre, such as bay parking, parallel parking and pulling up on the right hand side of the road. During the practical exam, which is the only part that involves an examiner, you’ll be given directions along a route and marked on key competencies for driving- competencies that you will have learned with Smart Drive UK during your training with your driving instructor.

It’s Test Day, Now What?

In the test centre, the driving examination starts with you being asked to read the digits of a licence plate. This assessment is designed to make sure you can see well enough to drive safely, and that your vision is not an obstacle that will cause you problems in the future.

After reading the digits, you will be asked a series of questions about know as show and tell questions which your driving instructor will have gone through with you. You will then have to demonstrate that you can complete a manoeuvre and drive on different types of roads effectively and safely. The examiner may ask you to complete a controlled emergency stop where he or she is satisfied that you are able to stop and react quickly.

If you have completed your driving training with Smart Drive UK, you will be familiar with the questions asked at this stage and have the competencies to complete the driving test successfully. It’s up to you to execute what you have learned.

Some will feel really anxious the first time they go to a test centre. You should try not to panic or overthink your responses too much, and you should try to be confident and manage your nerves throughout the examination. Your driving instructor will take you to the test centre during lessons and do what they can to help you feel comfortable on the day of your test.

So You Have Completed The Test Ready For A Full Driving Licence

Once your examiner reports your practical exam results to the DVLA, your licence will be processed. Within three weeks of completing the practical exam, you should receive your licence. Smart Drive UK representatives are ready to help you get a full driving licence quickly and easily.

Contact us today and ask about everything you need to know when it comes to navigating the process of getting your full licence. We are more than happy to answer your questions and help our learner drivers in any way that we can.

Motorway Driving Lessons In Staines

Why should you take motorway driving lessons?

We all know how to drive after taking the test, but, when it comes to motorways, many people are apprehensive and nervous. Our motorway lessons can help you overcome your fear of the motorway and help you develop the skills and knowledge to feel confident on Britain’s busiest roads.

A typical motorway lesson will cover:

  • A short briefing on motorway rules and regulations
  • Joining and leaving the motorway safely
  • Overtaking slow moving traffic
  • Understanding which lane is the correct lane for your journey
  • Driving in poor weather conditions
  • Driving at night time

Motorway driving lesson prices are available on our pricing page. If you would like to book a lesson, please get in touch via our contact page or call or text 07760767170.

Refresher Driving Courses in Staines

Refresher driving course is a great way to re-learn driving, especially if you’ve been put off by the thought of starting from scratch after a break from driving. If you’re switching from an automatic transmission vehicle to a manual one, for example, or suffered a major accident, a refresher course can be invaluable to re build your confidence.

Smart Drive UK driving school in Staines offers affordable driving refresher lessons in Staines. We guarantee our students that they will become better drivers.

The biggest benefit of taking refresher lessons in Staines with us is our unique service offered to you: we will provide you with a tailored programme that will help improve your driving, but we will also act as your mentor, helping you to regain confidence.

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Will My Instructor Be In The Car During My Driving Test?

You may discuss whether or not this is a good idea with your instructor. Your driving examiner may ask if it is okay for your driving instructor to accompany you on the assessment (subject to COVID-19 rules).

Can A Pregnant Woman Take Driving Lessons?

You can learn to drive during pregnancy. Be sure to talk to your doctor if you have any doubts whatsoever.

How Long Should I Expect Driving Lessons To Last?

The length of each lesson will be decided based on your ability and how quickly you progress, your availability, and the availabilty of your instructor. The training system we use, and the way our courses are organised, mean that most lessons tend to be two hours. We are flexible though. Statistics show the national average about 40 to 45 hours of tuition is needed to be test standard.

How Frequently Should My Driving Lessons Be?

While we understand that your schedule is different from everyone else’s, it is generally best that you do a minimum of two hours of practice per week. In order to get the most out of your driving lessons, you need to build knowledge and skills, and long gaps between lessons can make it hard to reinforce learning. If you want more than two hours per week then your driving instructor will try to accommodate you. If you are ready to learn to drive quickly, then you might want to consider an intensive driving course.

Are All Vehicles Dual Controlled?

Smart Drive UK driving instructors in Staines train students in dual-control cars.

Will Lessons Fit My Work And Family Commitments?

Yes. Smart Drive UK instructors work around work and family commitments. They work evenings and weekends to add flexibility to their schedules.

What Else Can I Do To Help Me Pass My Driving Tests?

Your instructor will guide you and provide feedback, and by applying what you learn in each lesson, your chances of passing the driving examination will be good. By taking notes on the feedback you’ve received after each lesson, you can reinforce what has been learned. Your driver training process can also be enhanced by watching additional resources online, practicing on dual carriageways and other routes, and using the free theory test app. Your driving instructor can advise you on what to watch and resources to access at various stages of the learning process.

How Do You Know When You Are Ready For Your Driving Test?

Your driving instructor will recommend that you book your practical driving test when you are ready. This will be based on your progress over the course of your driving training. They will continually assess you against established criteria and will guide you.

Can I Do My Practical Driving Lesson In The Same Car As My Lessons?

You can take your driving exam in any fully insured car. We recommend that you choose to take your test in the vehicle you learned in with our driving school in Staines.


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As the leading driving school in the United Kingdom, Smart Drive UK offers fully personalised lessons tailored to your goals, whether you want to pass your exam quickly or take your time getting used to being behind the wheel. All of our lessons follow the Drivers Standards Agency guidelines and offer the highest standards of safety, allowing you to relax knowing that our experienced instructors can handle any situation.

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Our courses are designed to build experience and confidence in all of our learner drivers at a pace that suits you. Smart Drive UK offers unique pre-lesson learning sessions ensure that once you’re in the car, you’ll spend as much time driving as possible – not talking to the instructor about driving. This approach ensures not only that you’ll progress quickly – but also that you’ll get the absolute most from your money.

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At Smart Drive UK you get to choose the time and length of your lessons so they fit perfectly into your schedule. Our instructors will take your previous knowledge and goals into account, making our programme perfect for both experienced and novice drivers alike and letting you progress at the pace that works for you. Whether you want to slowly build confidence or quickly pass your test, you can’t go wrong with Smart Drive UK!

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