Things You Need to Know When Considering Intensive Driving Courses

Intensive driving courses are quickly becoming a popular way to learn to drive. The main reason for this is because many people nowadays live their lives in the fast-lane. They will often require their driving licence as soon as possible, once they start learning to drive, and this instance usually occurs when starting a new job.

There is a lot of information online regarding the practicalities of taking a driving test, learning driving maneuvers and such. But intensive driving courses are the perfect solution for anyone that wants to pass their test in a hurry.

An intensive driving course will usually consist of approximately five hours driver training per day, to run over a previously discussed set number of days. The last hour on the last day of your course will usually see your driving test arranged. If you choose to take an intensive driving course then try to make sure the driving school that you choose will arrange the practical test for you at the end of the course. If you have to wait 6 weeks or more to complete your driving test after you finish the course then you may forget what you have already learned!

Before taking an intensive driving course you will need to have passed your theory and hazard perception tests. There are many driving schools that will organise these tests for you. In some instances they may offer a split course. A split driving course is usually split half and half. All the driver training being practical whilst the pupil completes their theory and hazard perception training from home. A split driving course is formed of the idea that by taking practical training concurrently, will lead to better understanding of the theory test.

These courses are “Intensive”. This means you will no doubt feel a degree of pressure as your driving test day approaches. For some they feel that this is a huge benefit because it helps to keep them focused. But for others this can be felt as a hindrance, particularly if you have Dyslexia, ADHD, Dyspraxia, or any other difficulties that could affect your driver tuition.

Because of the speed in which a driving crash course can be completed, they often have a lower dropout rate than hourly driving lessons, and because they are so focused you can learn to drive much quicker. However they are less flexible and because of the intensity of the course are not suited to slow learners.

If you are unsure which method of learning to drive would suit you, then you could consider taking a driving assessment lesson. These lessons are normally a 2 hour “taster” in which the driving instructor can give you driving tuition whilst also being able to see what level your driving skill is currently at. This is can be important if you already have some experience driving because it can be very hard to tell what level your driving skill is presently at, just by reciting the amount of hours you have already driven. For example 20 hours learner driving for one person may mean that they are quite advanced, yet for another person they may just have established the driving basics. Assessment lessons will save you from paying out for tuition you might not need.

Driving is a skill you will learn for the rest of your life. It is not easily gained. You will probably put a lot of hours, effort and emotions to gain your driving licence, so don’t forget that it can easily be lost, especially in the first 2 years. This is when you are only allowed to gain six penalty points before you lose your licence completely. Then you will have to start again! So above all drive safely!
Things You Need to Know When Considering Intensive Driving Courses  Things You Need to Know When Considering Intensive Driving Courses Reviewed by Hayley Reeve on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Rating: 5

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