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Driving Lessons in Horsham, Sussex

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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.

Our driving school is delighted to welcome you to our driving instructor website. We offer driving lessons at an affordable hourly rate, and meet the needs of all our driving students. Smart Drive UK is a well-established and trusted brand providing professional driving lessons in the Horsham area. Our team of driving instructors in Horsham are all highly trained and licenced by the DVSA, with experience in teaching many different students from all walks of life. We have a proven track record of success and our team takes pride in providing the highest level of customer service, so you can feel confident that we can help you learn to drive safely, quickly and effectively. Our learner drivers normally pass the driving test on their first attempt, with an overall high pass rate. Our friendly driving instructors possess years of experience and training, which allows each new driver we teach to become competent and safe on the roads.
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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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First Time Pass Almost Guaranteed

It’s an unfortunate reality that some new drivers will fail their first driving examination. Smart Drive UK is a preferred driving school if you are looking for driving lessons in Horsham that will help you pass on your first attempt. We are proud that our new students achieve some of the best first-time pass rates across the UK, with an above average success rate.

Although people fail their first driving tests, the majority succeeded on their first try. Statistics on national average pass rates shows that learner drivers who take more lessons before taking a driving test have a better chance of passing. Failing a driving test can be both expensive and emotionally upsetting, as you’ll have to invest more time and money to prepare for another test. Choose Smart Drive UK and have a good chance of passing the first time that you take your test.

Developing Confidence Through Competence

You may have some anxiety about your first drive with us; as many people do. You may even feel nervous every time you get into a car. Driving involves high levels of responsibility and skill, and there are many things that can go wrong, even for the most experienced drivers. When you take our beginner lessons here at Smart Drive UK, those fears will be addressed and we’ll help you develop confidence through competence. We’ve been teaching driving for years, so we know how to help you feel comfortable and confident from the moment you show up to your first lesson, until the time comes for your test. Smart Drive UK’s driving lessons in Horsham will help instill confidence and focus, and reduce anxiety when you’re behind the wheel. Our experienced professionals can support you through every part of your driving journey. We’re on hand here at all times to answer your questions, and we will tailor our training to suit your specific needs, personality, and learning pace.

Give us a call right away for the advice you need.

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

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How Much Do Driving Lessons Cost In Horsham?

At Smart Drive UK, Horsham, we go the extra mile to ensure learning to drive is an interesting, affordable, and comfortable process. We’ve designed our pricing structures and hourly rates to be as affordable as possible; whilst maintaining an exceptional standard of tuition. You could choose to book lessons with cheaper driving instructors in other Horsham driving schools, but we believe value is more important than hourly rate.

We will ensure that every lesson is part of a structured plan, taking you a step closer towards driving competence. We will track and monitor your abilities every step of the way, reinforcing learning and plugging skill gaps. Take a look at our pricing, and ask about our block booking discounts.

Driving Lessons and Courses Prices

Beginner’s packages

In order to cater to the unique needs of each client, we have various unique driving lesson packages available. We’ve got something for learners with some driving experience. We’ve also got something for learners starting from scratch. Regardless of what your driving goal is, we’ve got a suitable package to help you achieve it

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Driving Lesson Prices In Horsham

5 Lesson Beginner Starter Package (Manual Only) £ 115.00

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%) £16.50
1 hour £ 33.00
10 Hour block booking £ 310.00
1 Hour Motorway £ 37.00
Intensive Driving Courses Available: PASS WITHIN ONE WEEK
15 Hours ( Previous experience 25/30 hours ) £ 450.00
20 Hours ( Previous experience 20/25 hours ) £ 600.00
25 Hours ( Previous experience 15/20 hours ) £ 750.00
30 Hours ( Previous experience 10/15 hours ) £ 900.00
35 Hours ( Previous experience 5/15 hours ) £ 1050.00
45 Hours ( No previous experience ) £ 1315.00
Pass Plus – Six Hours £ 222.00

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Prices may vary due to location and are subject to change

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.

What Car Models Are Available to Learn in?

If you are a learner driver, there are a number of factors to consider when deciding what type of learner car you require. Most learners prefer fairly small cars; most drivers learn in models like the Vauxhall Corsa, Volkswagen Polo, Ford Fiesta, Fiat 500, Renault Clio, Peugeot 208, Mini, Toyota Aygo, or vehicles of a similar size. Please call or text us today on 07760 767170 and speak to one of our team members to see what preference for a particular make or model we may have.

How Long Is Each Lesson?

A standard lesson is one-hour long. To improve learning, we suggest that your lessons are a two hour duration (double lessons). Our trainers will develop a lesson plan that is tailored to your needs and aptitude. We suggest that you allocate two hours for each lesson. We have found that it gets the best results. When you’re learning a new skill, it’s tempting to push yourself as quickly as possible. But rushing through training can leave you frustrated and unproductive. The best way to learn is to break tasks into bite-sized pieces. This makes it easier to work on a task for the first time and provides a sense of progress during the lessons. This builds momentum and keeps you motivated. The best way to get good at driving is to practice, practice, practice. But the only way that happens is if you spend enough time with the instructor.

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How Often Should I Have My Driving Lessons?

When you get behind the wheel, it’s a lot more than just learning how to operate a vehicle, which is why it’s important to have your training scheduled with a driving instructor that can teach you everything from the basic mechanics of driving through defensive driving skills, manoeuvres to road awareness. You need to be confident stopping in traffic on hills and changing lanes on fast-paced dual carriageways. Regular driving helps your driving instructor constantly reinforce learning, and build your skill set.

The most important thing is to schedule your lessons in advance and leave enough time before your test. Lessons may be done on evenings and weekends depending on availability. Your driving instructor will let you know their availability and try to work around you. We normally recommend training for at least 2 hours a week.

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.

Is It Possible To Pick Me Up From One Place And Drop Me Off At Another?

When you choose Smart Drive UK as your driving school, you can count on us to work with your schedule. When classes or work finishes, we’ll pick you up and drop you off at home or another location assuming it is wthin your local area. You may just have to put up with some extra nerves of peers or colleagues watching you set off.

Smart Drive UK is a driving school that is committed to providing quality training in the most comfortable and convenient manner possible. We want to ensure you get the best possible training experience. There are many reasons why we’re one of the leading schools in the area: our experience, our trained staff, and our flexibility..

Can I Have More Than One Lesson A Week?

You can book multiple lessons per week if you can fit them into your schedule. However, each driving lesson should contain a specific amount of training and learning content. We will continue to provide you with more lessons until you are fully competent to take your driving test and are a safe and confident driver. Our first time pass rate is extremely high, because we know when you are ready.

Do you want to learn to drive quickly? Smart Drive UK can help, by providing you with personalised programmes that will fit around your schedule, in order to accelerate the learning process. Why not take a look at our intensive driving courses if you have a test booking coming up.

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Booking A Driving Lesson in Horsham

Smarter Drive UK is a popular and trusted provider of driving lessons in Horsham. The company has built its reputation on offering superior quality driving lessons, either intensive driving lessons in the city at reasonable hourly prices. Our former students tell us that they love our dedicated approach to customer service, which is why our number of new customers keeps increasing every day.

Your search for the best and local driving lessons in Horsham is over. Smart Drive UK is able to provide you with a wide range of tailor-made driving training, as well as mini driving courses, and intensive driving courses.

 Our Instructors are certified/licenced by the DVSA. Smart Drive UK gives you the chance to learn with a Horsham-based driving instructor with the experience to build your skills gradually in each lesson. Book a driving lesson in Horsham today, and benefit from a Smart Drive UK driving course.

Manual Driving Lessons

Learning to drive a manual car involves a lot of new skills. When you learn with experienced drivers at Smart Drive UK, the task becomes easier and more enjoyable with every lesson you take. Throughout your training, you’ll be taught to expertly manoeuvre through traffic, safely change gears, and properly work the clutch. Learning skills like these means you won’t have to learn anything else if you decide to get automatic cars later on – your manual driving lessons guarantee this! Our professional and experienced instructors at Smart Drive UK can help you learn to drive a manual transmission, and they will do everything they can to make it easy for you. They’ll take the time to explain everything in a way you’ll fully understand. If you want to drive an automatic car after passing your test, your manual licence will have you covered.

Smart Drive UK Intensive Driving Courses

Intensive Driving Courses are for you if you want to pass your driving test in a short period of time. We offer courses that generally run from 10 hours to 45 hours plus. Each course is individually tailored and may also include a mock driving test. Intensive Driving Courses are ideal if you have a specific date in mind when you want to pass your driving test. They can be arranged at short notice and the course duration and price will depend on your ability and experience. If you have already had some driving lessons we will be able to assess your current level of ability and advise how many further hours of training you need to reach the required standard for taking your driving test and being a safe driver.

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Enjoy Savings With Block Bookings

Block booking driving lessons is a great way to save money and make sure you get the same instructor every time. We offer discounts for block booking lessons, so if you pay for 10 lessons upfront then we will give you money off.

When you book block lessons, our team of instructors will structure your course to make sure every minute of your valuable lesson time is used efficiently. We are proud of our reputation for being one of the highest-rated driving schools in England, and we always strive to exceed our customers’ expectations with a professional, valuable service. We look forward to earning your trust and providing you with a great learner driving experience.

Paying For Driving Lessons

You can pay for your driving lessons in the following ways:

  • By cash – this is usually done before each lesson. Please remember to have the exact amount if possible.
  • By cheque – please make cheques payable to your driving instructor.
  • Bank transfer – Internet banking options are available. The account details will be provided on request and a receipt can be issued if requested.

Tests and Mock Driving Tests

Should I Begin My Driving Lessons Before Passing The Theory Test?

It is often advised by driving schools that a person take driving lessons after passing the theory test. The main reason offered is to get a better understanding of the technical aspects of a vehicle before getting behind the wheel. However, at Smart Drive UK we believe in a combined program of both theoretical and practical training so that you can immediately see how these concepts apply in real life. Additionally, starting taking driving lessons will help you better prepare for the theory test.

Practice To Pass

Getting your UK driving licence isn’t easy. To ensure that you are well prepared, Smart Drive UK offers practice mock theory tests which reflect the real exam. Practice and you will be able to pass faster!

New Hazard Perception Test/Theory Test

Smart Drive UK takes the hassle out of studying for your UK Driving Theory Test. Our exam preparation software is tailored specifically to the DVSA test and includes sample questions for both the Hazard Perception and Multiple Choice parts of the assessment. You can take our mock tests over and over again, enabling you to practice until you are ready to ace the real test.

We have the expertise and materials at Smart Drive UK to ensure you are able to pass the Hazard Perception Test.

Driving Test In Horsham

To obtain a fully-valid UK driving licence, successful completion of both the theory test and practical test is required. The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) test centres are often under pressure to get through candidates due to the high demand for driving tests in the UK. Candidates in Horsham can have had to wait up to six months for a practical driving test, this is more than the national average. All students are required to take the official practical driving exam before they can receive their driver’s licence. We have an exceedingly high pass rate and can work back from your test date to plan a course that is tailored to your timeframes.

How Do I Book A Test?

You need to pass your theory test and hazard perception test before you book your practical driving assessment. If you get stuck, our teams can help you. We suggest that you don’t waste your time and money using 3rd party sites or advisers; we recommend you book through the official gov.uk website. If you haven’t already booked, your instructor will work with you to help choose a date that is suitable.

How Long Does The Practical Driving Test Last?

The practical driving examination takes about 40 minutes and will cover the five aspects of safety driving: driving ability, safety questions, an eyesight check, independent driving, and vehicle reversing. The tester will assess your capabilities.

When you go for the test you may be required to fill out a form, which will include your personal information and your medical conditions, so leave time for that.

What Can I Expect On Test Day?

To get a license in the United Kingdom you will have to pass an eyesight examination and the knowledge and practical elements of the tests. After the eyesight exam, you will be asked some practical show and tell questions to demonstrate knowledge of the car. The focus will then move to independent driving, which involves proving that you can correctly park the car, demonstrate observation skills, drive safely, and so on. You may required to make an emergency controlled stop during this portion of the practical driving examination. The whole examination should last around 40 minutes.

Although it is natural to be nervous during the practical exam, there is actually nothing to be afraid of because everything you need to do has already been taught by your driving trainer.

Ready for a full driving license

After passing your test it’s time for us to say a big congratulations on passing your practical driving test. You are now qualified to apply for a full driving license. After the results of your practical driving assessment are sent to the DVSA, your license will be processed and delivered no later than three weeks after passing your assessment. At Smart Drive UK, we are always here to help you through the process until you have been officially licensed as a qualified driver.

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Extra Driving Lessons Courses

In order to meet the specific needs of each of our customers, we have created diverse driving lesson packages. We have packages for people who already possess a certain degree of driving experience, and we also have packages for drivers who are just beginning their test preparation. Regardless of your objective, and level of experience, you can rest assured that we have a package to teach you to drive affordably.

Each driving course is unique, based on our assessment of your driving competency levels and your goals, and we offer add on training to build extra competencies.

Motorway Driving Instructor Lessons

The motorway can be a very daunting place, especially if you have not driven on one before. Driving on a motorway is very different to other roads and can be overwhelming. Motorway driving lessons are designed to help you understand the rules of the road, how to join a motorway, change lanes and overtake other vehicles safely.

Motorway lessons are ideal if you need to improve your driving skills and build your confidence after taking part in the practical driving test.

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.

What Is Pass Plus?

So you have passed your test, now what? Once you have passed your test and are a fully qualified driver it is important that you gain as much experience as possible and become more confident on the roads. The safest way to do this is with a Pass Plus course.

Pass Plus is designed and developed by the Driving Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) in order to help new drivers gain more skills and experience safely. It is open to all new drivers who have just passed their practical test, or those that passed some time ago, no matter which driving school they trained with. The Pass Plus course consists of modules: motorways, town driving, rural roads, all weather conditions, night driving etc. All of these modules are delivered by an approved Pass Plus driving instructor who will give you the best possible training in each area.

The course has been designed to take place in real traffic situations and so you will be learning while out on the roads rather than in a classroom or other training environment.

Refresher Driving Courses

Refresher driving courses are designed to meet the needs of drivers who, for whatever reason, have not driven for a long period of time. If you have been driving for a number of years, but have not driven for a while, a Refresher driving course is ideal. It’s also suitable for those who have recently passed their driving test but not yet gained much experience.

Refresher driving courses are tailored to suit individual needs and are offered on an hourly basis (we recommend at least two hours). They can be held in any location convenient to learners, so we can incorporate actual routes that may be difficult or intimidating – such as busy junctions and multi-lane roundabouts.

As part of the course, our instructors will assess your current driving ability and highlight areas that need improvement. They will then design a course around these needs. This may include some of the following:

  • Car controls/cockpit drill
  • Moving off and stopping
  • Changing gear/using gears effectively
  • Junctions – turning right/left – roundabouts – priority junctions – crossroads
  • Braking and steering techniques
  • Anticipation/planning/observation skills
  • Dealing with hazardous situations such as high speed roads, junctions, and roundabouts

Advanced Driving Courses

Smart Drive UK runs advanced driving lessons for both commercial drivers and private motorists. Advanced driving courses can be a great way to improve your driving skills, no matter how long you’ve been behind the wheel. Our advanced driving courses focus on how to handle your vehicle more safely, and coping effectively in emergency situations, such as swerving around an obstacle in the road or performing evasive manoeuvres at higher speeds.

Regardless of how long you’ve driven, our advanced driving courses will improve your skills. Contact us to book and enquire to see whether we have and advanced driving course in Horsham.

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FAQs

Can I Have Lessons In My Own Car?

Would you feel more comfortable receiving driving tuition in your own car? As a professional driving school, we can probably offer lessons in your care. You will require a roadworthy, taxed vehicle, and an up to date MOT.

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

Yes, Your instructor is allowed to be in the car with you but only in certain circumstances [according to the COVID-19 rules].

 Discuss with your instructor to decide whether it would be a good idea or not.

Can A Pregnant Woman Take Driving Lessons?

We work with women who are pregnant and want to continue learning how to drive. We’re here to help! We can show you how to make sure you are as safe on the road as you can be. Your safety is our top priority.

Driving when pregnant is perfectly acceptable, as long as you make sure to speak with your doctor first. He or she will let you know what you need to avoid so that you can keep yourself and your baby safe.

Does Smart Drive UK Offer Intensive Driving Courses?

Smart Drive UK provides driver training courses to help you develop and gain confidence on the road. You can choose intensive courses to get through your test, or even just a refresher if you want to brush up on your driving skills.

Are You Looking To Start A Driving Job?

Are you looking to start a driving job?  If you’re looking for a professional driving instructor that will get you through your driving exam in no time and with lots of confidence, then Smart Drive UK is the place for you!

Are you searching for a driving school that can develop your skills and knowledge as an advanced driver? Smart Drive UK offers professional training in advanced driving which will increase your confidence on the road. Learn to overtake, turn, drive safely, and stop in an appropriate manner with our professional driving instructors. Contact us today to learn more about our advanced driving courses!

Are There Any Costs I Need To Plan For?

Practical driving lessons are the biggest cost to most people who are looking to drive in the UK. Click here if you would like to learn more about the practical driving exam fees.

You’ll also pay the theory test fee too.

Can I Be Picked Up At A Location That I Choose?

Driving training in Smart Drive UK, Horsham learning is a driving school that places importance on standing by our name ‘Smart Drive.’ With us, you can expect the instructor to pick you up at a location that you select. If you need to be dropped off at a specific location instead, we will get you there. If it’s a reasonable distance away from your normal pickup time, we’re able to work it out.

We can pick you up at a location that fits your schedule. To make an appointment with one of our instructors, please call on 01903 691002 or text 07760767170

Is It Possible To Learn To Drive In My Car?

It is possible to learn to drive in your car but the car must be roadworthy, registered and insured. If you are planning on using it for your training and driving exam you must notify your car insurance company and make sure the car is safe and roadworthy.

When you take driving training in your own car, you have the luxury of practicing until you feel comfortable with all aspects of driving. At Smart Drive UK, we concentrate on teaching students how to drive, rather than how to drive an individual vehicle, and adapting to a new vehicle should not be a problem. We understand the wish to practice in the car you will be driving after the assessment, and can accommodate this choice.

Are All Vehicles Dual Controlled?

Smart Drive UK driving instructors in Horsham offer a wide range of dual control cars in all our driving school locations. And, yes, all Smart Drive UK vehicles are fully dual-controlled. This means that you are able to learn and practice under close supervision from your instructor, giving you ultimate safety on the road.

Will The Driving Training Fit Around My Work And Family Commitments?

At Smart Drive UK, our goal is to offer you the best driving school in Horsham, enabling you to pass first time and without compromising on your work or family commitments.

 Smart Drive UK’s driving training courses are designed to help you learn to drive quickly and efficiently. No matter what your schedule is like, we’ll always show up on time, and will even pick you up in one location and end the lesson at another.

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

Smart Drive UK will help you to prepare for your driving test and where necessary advise you of high-quality video clips, books, and resources to support your driving lessons. We have a wealth of experience in the industry, and all our activities are designed to give you the best possible chance of surpassing the exam the first time, every time.

By taking notes after lessons on the feedback provided you can assimilate the information and go into each new lesson having learnt from the previous one. Your driver training process can also be improved by watching additional resources in the online version, practising on dual carriageways and other routes, using the free theory test app, and your driving instructor can advise you on what to watch and resources to access at different steps in the learning process. This can give you lots of benefits.

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

Our DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) Approved driving instructors or PDI’s can assess your readiness to sit a practical driving test. It’s important you do as much preparation as possible before your exam for the best chance of passing first time. You will need to be able to tick a number of competency boxes to pass the assessment, and your driving instructor will continually assess you on your progress towards doing so.

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

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