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    What are your experiences with them? Can you recommend any good ones?

    (Original post by Zuki)
    What are your experiences with them? Can you recommend any good ones?
    Hello Zuki

    My only experience of intensive learner driver courses comes from conducting the driving tests of the candidates they produce.

    I was stationed for a time at a Driving Test Centre that had the misfortune to be local to one of these courses. Fridays were often a nightmare, when the end of course punters presented themselves for test. They were embarrassingly bad. It was a major achievement to complete the test requirements with them. Many of their tests were terminated.

    Don't believe the stories you hear about people passing driving tests after an intensive course from scratch. The people who scrape it have had experience elsewhere; riding pushbikes and motorcycles, driving agricultural vehicles on the road etc.

    It's not that the instructors on these courses are particularly bad. Your brain needs time to absorb learning, particularly with a skill that requires coordination and judgement in real time.

    Have you seen my videos on YouTube on the Driving Test, and learning to drive? My YouTube name is lacontrabasse.

    ' Choosing a Driving Instructor '
    ' Life, the Universe and Driving Tests '
    ' The Driving Test. Reversing around a corner '
    ' Independent Driving in the Driving Test '

    All the best

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    (Original post by victormeldrew)
    Thanks Victor!
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    I did a semi-intensive over 4 weeks with A-Class. The thought of a 3 hour lesson was a bit daunting at first, but those 3 hours go so quickly. Had a brilliant instructor and ended up passing 3rd time with 1 minor.

    All you do is book and intensive course on their website and pay for it;I booked 35 hours for £692, £62 of which goes on your first test, so works out £18 an hour which is pretty cheap.
    Then someone from the office will contact you and get a rough outline of the time period you want to do it in. The instructor you'll be working with will then get in touch with you and you'll have a chat about it, then they'll go and draw up a schedule based on what you discussed and see what you think of it.

    they are good for getting a great basic start which will usually require less lessons from that point but if a test is involved then take it for the experience if you feel ready

    could a student do all the term work and pass the exam in an intensive course?


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