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Driving Lessons in Hailsham, Sussex

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5 Hour Starter

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Motorway Driving Lessons

Motorway confidence building lessons from £28 per hour.

We are delighted to have you here at Smart Drive UK Hailsham. Over the years, we’ve helped hundreds of successful learners pass their driving test and go on to become highly-skilled drivers.

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. If you’re looking for a patient, reliable driving instructor, then your search ends here. All our instructors are fully trained and DVSA approved, so you can be sure of the best possible service.

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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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Is it possible to pick me up from one place and drop me off at another?

If you’d like a driving school that offers flexibility in pick-up times, we are your best bet. 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. 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. Want to find out more about this great value service? Click here to find out what makes us special.

Developing your confidence

There is nothing wrong with feeling scared the first time you get behind the wheel. The most experienced drivers still feel nervous every now and then. 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. When you go through our driving classes here at Smart Drive UK, the fear and doubts associated with driving will be properly dealt with. 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. As you drive with our instructors, you will feel relaxed, calm, and comfortable all through the driving process. Do you want to discuss more about our classes? You can call or text right away to get answers to your questions. You can reach us on 07760 767170.

First time pass almost guaranteed

A common misconception amongst learner drivers is that a fail on the first driving test attempt is normal. It is quite possible that some will fail, but a lot more will pass. It’s been statistically proven that you actually stand a better chance of passing your driving test the first time round. When you fail a test, the emotional and financial commitment that went into the process makes it all the more disappointing. For a driving school where you’ll get the best lessons to help you pass your driving test on the first attempt, come to Smart Drive UK. We are happy to note that we have some of the best pass rates across the UK.

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How much do driving lessons cost in Hailsham?

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. You won’t have any trouble affording driving lessons from our experts. While there might be cheaper driving instructors in Hailsham, you definitely can’t compare the quality to that of Smart Drive UK. What’s the cheapest way of booking my driving lessons? Is booking driving lessons too expensive for you? Aside from contacting us via phone, you can take advantage of our convenient and inexpensive option of booking online on our website. Regardless of how you book, we’ll always have an excellent deal for you.

Driving Lessons and Courses Prices

Beginner’s packages

We have a variety of driving lesson packages at Smart Drive UK to suit your specific needs. 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. We have the perfect package to suit your unique needs, regardless of what they are.

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Driving Lesson Prices In Hailsham

5 Lesson Beginner Starter Package (Manual Only) £ 105.00

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%) £15.00
1 hour £ 30.00
10 Hour block booking £ 280.00
1 Hour Motorway £ 34.00
Intensive Driving Courses Available: PASS WITHIN ONE WEEK
15 Hours ( Previous experience 25/30 hours ) £ 405.00
20 Hours ( Previous experience 20/25 hours ) £ 540.00
25 Hours ( Previous experience 15/20 hours ) £ 675.00
30 Hours ( Previous experience 10/15 hours ) £ 810.00
35 Hours ( Previous experience 5/15 hours ) £ 945.00
45 Hours ( No previous experience ) £ 1185.00
Pass Plus – Six Hours £ 204.00

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What are the types of cars available for people like me?

We have students who only want to learn how to drive in automatic vehicles, just as there are others who prefer to learn in only manual vehicles. We can cater to both groups, so the choice ultimately comes down to you. Your choice of learning with manual or automatic will be a smart one regardless, as both variants can be found all across the UK. 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?

Many people will think about passing the theory test before taking practical driving lessons. That thought process isn’t entirely wrong, as this method will give you adequate background knowledge on using a car before you actually get in the driver’s seat. However, our approach here at Smart Drive UK is to mix theoretical and practical training. The combination creates a synergy which makes it easier to grasp both elements of driving training at the same time. Additionally, starting your driving lessons will help you better prepare for the theory test.

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What is the duration of 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 depends on your aptitude, and the instructor assigned to you. 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 lesson schedule that is faster or slower, simply call us to discuss what you need.

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How often should I have my driving lessons?

We all have different schedules. However, if you can get at least two hours of driving training every week, it will be sufficient. Depending on your situation, you can decide to keep this schedule. Or we can arrange a more flexible schedule that suits your needs. Such as back to back trainings each day, that will get you prepared for your driving test in shorter time. No matter what your daily schedule looks like, we have you covered.

Learn to drive with a Professional with a proven track record.

Please fill free to call us on 08450 179 778 or Text/Call on 07760 767170.

Can I have lessons in my own car?

Many individuals prefer driving lessons being received 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’s also possible that you just got the car and are looking 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. 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.

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Can I have more than one lesson a week?

If your schedule permits for more than one driving lesson per week, you are welcome to take the opportunity. At Smart Drive UK, we have both fixed and flexible schedules that can accommodate everyone. If your plan is to speed up the learning process by having multiple lessons in a week, we can arrange that. Our priority is that you learn at a pace you are most comfortable with and are prepared in time to take and pass your driving test on the first try. 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 Hailsham

Are you looking for the best place to take driving lessons? Congratulations, because Smart Drive UK is here for you. If you are in Hailsham, learning how to drive is as easy as signing up with Smart Drive UK. 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 learning how to drive a manual gear shift? We can deliver. Smart Drive UK’s skilled and experienced instructors make manual driving lessons interesting 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. The best thing about manual driving lessons is that you don’t need to learn how to drive an automatic car. This is because our manual training programme covers both 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. One of the problems new drivers face is finding the confidence to drive on the roads. But Smart Drive UK can help you build up the confidence you need to become a master of the road once you pass your driving test. Pass Plus training can further boost your confidence on the road by giving you the opportunity to experience roads outside your immediate vicinity first hand. Interested in more information? Contact us by phone for a friendly chat about our Pass Plus scheme.

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New Hazard Perception Test

Passing the Hazard Perception Test is crucial to passing the UK theory test for learner drivers. It is a mandatory test which will determine if the driver is suitable to obtain 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. 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. 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. Smart Drive UK offers refresher courses to individuals who know how to drive, but have not driven in a long time for one reason or another. You can become one of our many clients who once again mastered their driving skills after our short refresher course. Curious to know more? Dial 07760 767170 for more information.

Does Smart Drive UK offer intensive driving courses?

Looking for intensive driving lessons? Maybe to quickly acquire the necessary skills for a job position you like that requires driving. Perhaps you have another reason for quickly wanting to learn to drive. Regardless of your motivation, Smart Drive UK has got you covered. A short time into our programme and you’ll suddenly realise we’ve turned you into a confident, skilled, and licensed driver.

Does Smart Drive UK offer advanced driving courses?

Are you looking to improve your driving skills? You might want this if you initially taught yourself how to drive or received only basic training. Regardless of your reasons, Smart Drive UK has the expertise, resources, as well as patience, to build you up into an expert driver. In Hailsham, we’ve succeeded in upgrading many basic drivers into highly qualified ones. Please contact us at any time for more information.

Discount on block bookings

Working with Smart Drive UK guarantees that your expectations will be met because we take our time to understand our customers. 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. Need more information on how our block booking works? Let us know the size of your group and what your requirements are by sending us an email.

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. Depending on which is easier, you can write a cheque or make payment directly into the driving instructor’s account electronically. You are also permitted to make cash payments in each lesson. Whichever option you choose, we are satisfied, as long as it works for you.

Get your license after passing these tests

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. With Smart Drive UK, you can practice before the DVLA driving exam in order to ensure you are prepared. In order to qualify for the actual theory test, you need to pass the DVLA theory practice test and passing our mock test means you can do it.

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You can only get your driver’s license after you have taken the official DVLA test. The level of expertise with which we deliver our driving courses ensures that you’ll be able to pass the test after taking any of our driving courses. We have an excellent first time pass rate that can be affirmed by hundreds of our satisfied customers.

Book your tests

How do I go about booking a test?

Go to the official Gov.UK website to book your driving test. It is more cost-effective to avoid booking through a third-party website. Booking a driving test comes after you have passed the hazard perception test and theory 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?

The practical driving test is broken into five parts: an eyesight check, safety questions, driving ability, vehicle reversing, and independent driving. Both automatic and manual transmission is given the same treatment during testing. It only takes about 40 minutes to complete the driving test.

What you should expect on the day of the test.

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. Upon passing the step, a series of show and tell questions will follow, aimed at testing your knowledge. After this stage, you are required to prove to the examiner that you can successfully complete a reversing manoeuvre, plus drive safely and effectively on different types of roads. You will be asked to drive independently for approximately 20 minutes, and you may be asked to complete an emergency stop. Approximately 40 minutes will be sufficient for you to complete 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.

What to do after the test

What to expect before obtaining your full driving license

Congratulations on passing your practical driving test. You can now proceed to the next step, which is to apply for a proper driving license. The examiner will send the results of your practical driving test to the DVLA, who will process your license. Within three weeks of completing the practical test, you should receive your license. Our representatives at Smart Drive UK are always ready to provide guidance throughout the process of getting a driving license. We will only have carried out our mandate when you have become a qualified and licensed driver.

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Real world post-test driving lessons Hailsham

As much as you will have been adequately prepared before the driving test, you will still have to adjust to the reality of driving on your own. You are now faced with real traffic, driving in the rain and snow, as well as driving at night. Luckily, you can get some help. At Smart Drive UK, we have a series of post-test driving lessons in and around Hailsham that will help you become familiar with motorway driving. Give us a call right now for more information.

Hailsham advanced driver courses

Do you live around Hailsham? Do your driving skills need a bit of brushing up? 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. Get in touch with our Hailsham office if you would like to brush up your driving skills and boost your confidence on the road. You can also email or text us to find out how we can help improve your driving.

Driving Courses to Refresh Your Knowledge

It may be necessary for you to take a short refresher driving course. We have designed refresher driving courses to help you get back on the road. Learn more by getting in touch with us now.

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Please fill free to call us on 08450 179 778 or Text/Call on 07760 767170.

FAQs

Can I be picked up at a location that I choose?
We are one of the leading driving schools with regards to pick-up time flexibility. We believe it’s important to offer you flexibility when it comes to the meet up than you, and so we can pick you up at a location that fits your schedule and drop you off at another point. For instance, if you need an arrangement where you were picked up at a certain location and drop to him at the end of the day, we can help as long as it is a reasonable distance from your normal pickup point.
Do you have the right variety of cars that I can learn with?
You have a great deal of flexibility on the car you choose to drive, as we have a wide range of learner manual cars.
Need some guidance on choosing a car to learn to drive in?
We can help you decide if you would like to give us a call.
Is it sensible to do driving lessons before passing the theory test?
Often students are told by other companies that practical driving lessons shouldn’t be started until the theory test has been completed. It does make sense to understand driving and cars better before commencing practical driving lessons. Smart Drive UK takes a slightly different approach; we believe that the combination of theoretical and practical training at the same time can be more beneficial. The combination creates a synergy that makes it easier to grasp elements of driver training at the same time. Those that start practical driving lessons and then take the theory test tend to pass more easily.
How long should I expect driving lessons to last?
We understand it’s important to plan your driving lessons around your other daily activities. The length of lessons will be decided based on your aptitude and the instructor you work with. The training system that we use, and the structures of the courses we run, mean that most lessons tend to be around two hours. Give us a call if you would like lesson schedules that can get you to your goal faster over a longer period.
How frequently should my driving lessons be done?
We are well aware that your schedule is likely different from everyone else’s. However, progression as you learn to drive is best if you do a minimum of two hours per week. You need to work out whether this works for you. So, tailor the effort to fit two hours a week. You can opt for a more flexible schedule, which will be more than happy to accommodate. We can arrange driving lessons on several days in a row to speed your progress toward your practical driving test. No matter what your daily schedule looks like, we have you covered.
Is it possible to learn to drive in my car?
If you have your car you may feel more comfortable during driving lessons in it. This is not only understandable but also a great idea, especially if you plan to use the car for your driving test. If you have a new car that you are trying to get used to then this can make even more sense. We’re more than happy for you to use your vehicle for driving lessons and for practicing driving at Smart Drive UK.

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?
Smart Drive UK driving instructors teach in dual control cars.
Will the driving training fit around my work and family commitments?
Yes. The training program is very flexible and Fitchett will fit around your work and family commitments subject to availability
What else can I do to help me pass my driving tests?
Your driving instructor will guide you and provide feedback, and as long as you take it on board you will have a good chance of passing your driving test. By taking notes after lessons on the feedback provided you can enhance your chances of taking on board the information. Then you can go into each new lesson having assimilated the information from the previous one. Your driver training process can also be improved by watching additional resources and your driving instructor can advise you on what to watch.
How do you know when you are ready for your practical driving test?
Your driving instructor will advise you when you are ready to book/take your practical driving test based on your progress level within your driving lessons. They understand what you will need to be able to do to partial test and will be continually assessing you against these levels
Can I do my practical driving test in the same car as my lessons?
Any fully insured car can be used for your driving test. Our guidance is that you choose to do your driving test in your driving instructor’s car, as that is what you have become familiar with.
Will my instructor be in the car during my driving test?
It is possible for driving instructors to come on the test with you [subject to COVID-19 rules]. Your driving test examiner will probably ask you if you would like your instructor to accompany you on the test. You can discuss the test with your driving instructor to decide whether it is a good idea or not. It is normally the case that automatic cars are easier and faster to learn than learning to drive a manual car.
Can a pregnant woman take driving lessons?
Pregnancy shouldn’t stop you from taking driving lessons. Talk to your doctor or medical professional if you are concerned about any aspect of driving when pregnant.
Does Smart Drive UK offer intensive driving courses?
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Are you looking to start a driving job?
People choose to learn to drive fast for a variety of reasons. Irrespective of your reasons, to get you through your exam, Smart Drive UK will work for you. You’ll soon be a competent, confident, and comfortable driver.
Do you want to develop advanced driving skills?
You might want this if you taught yourself how to drive or received only basic training. We can develop you into an expert driver by taking you through the advanced driving course, providing you with the skills and knowledge that you need. Many drivers in London have grown into advanced drivers thanks to our advanced driving courses. If you want to find out more information about our advanced driving courses then get in touch with our advisors today.
Are there any costs I need to plan for?
The driving lessons form the biggest cost for most people when looking to pass the driving test. You also have to budget for the test fees. Click the link below to see what the current test fees are.

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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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