Intensive Driving Courses in Bedford

What are the most important things to look for when booking driving lessons? Knowledgeable, friendly instructors? Excellent customer service? Early test dates? No matter what it is that you’re after, PassMeFast can help. We’ve got a variety of different intensive and semi-intensive courses available to learners across the Bedford area, meaning you can get your licence quickly without taking a 5 day break from work! See how we can help you to pass fast.

Booking an Intensive Driving Course in Bedford

Despite almost every potential learner knowing plenty of people who already have a licence, there are things no one tells you about learning to drive. Most people don’t realise that there’s a better way than simply taking weekly driving lessons. Instead, structured intensive courses are the way to go—and that’s exactly what PassMeFast specialise in.

We offer courses and prices designed to suit people at every stage of learning to drive. There are short refresher courses, longer packages for beginners, and everything in between. Don’t worry about all the choices on offer, though: we’ve created a handy course recommender that can point you in the direction of your perfect option.

Interested in automatic intensive driving lessons in Bedford?

Every learner finds different aspects of driving challenging. For some, gear changes and clutch control can be real stumbling blocks. If that sounds like you, then you may be able to improve your driving experience by learning in an automatic car. PassMeFast is pleased to offer all of its intensive driving courses in both manual and automatic vehicles, meaning that you can get on the road in either transmission.

Our courses are more than just the lessons themselves, though—there are a few things that make us different. Firstly, there’s the structure of the course: either intensive or semi-intensive, meaning that you’ll learn the skills you need at a quicker pace. Then, there’s our fast-tracking system, which allows us to find tests well ahead of the usual waiting times. Our students can also expect excellent customer service, and (of course!) top-class tuition from a DVSA-approved driving instructor.

As you can see, a PassMeFast course is packed with little extras to help take the stress out of getting your licence—all while helping to speed up your journey. It’s a win-win! So, what are you waiting for? Isn’t it time you got your driving licence? If you’re looking for lessons here in Bedford, all you need to do is give us a call on 0333 123 4949, where a member of our team will be happy to chat through your options. You can also make things even speedier by booking your driving course online.

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Why choose PassMeFast for your intensive driving course?

  • Automatic and manual courses to suit all drivers
  • Flexible driving lessons to fit any schedule
  • Learn with experienced instructors
  • Home and workplace pickups
  • Pass in as little as one week

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Practical Driving Test Centres in Bedford

There are a few questions all learner drivers have about their driving test. How likely are you to pass, for example? Will you fail your test if you stall? And, most importantly, where will it take place? Well, if you live here in the Bedford area, the Cardington test centre will be your closest option. Elsewhere in the county, you can also head to Luton or Leighton Buzzard.

Theory Test Centres in Bedford

Here in Bedfordshire, learners aren’t exactly spoilt for choice when it comes to taking the theory test. In fact, Luton theory test centre is the only one in the county! If you need alternatives, you’ll have to look outside Bedfordshire to nearby Milton Keynes and Stevenage.

Haven't taken your theory test yet?

Many learners don’t realise that there’s a set order in which you need to take your tests: you must pass your theory test before you can even book a practical. With this in mind, it’s a good idea to get your theory out of the way as quickly as possible. If you’re in this boat, add a theory test onto your PassMeFast booking. We’ll then arrange it to take place at a time, date and test centre to suit you.

Driving in and around Bedford

Though there’s no such thing as a guaranteed pass, you can help ensure driving test success by getting to know the area where you’ll be taking the practical. By doing so, you’ll be adept at dealing with tricky junctions in the vicinity, and will feel more at ease on the big day itself. Luckily, with Cardington lying just to the south of Bedford, it won’t be hard to spend some of your lessons getting to know this area a little better.

Map showing Bedford within Bedfordshire

While you’re in the Cardington area, your test routes may take in parts of central Bedford, as well as other areas to the south of the town centre, such as Kempston. This means that you can expect roads such as the A421 (Bypass) and A6 to appear on your test. Key junctions include the Elstow Interchange and Cardington Cross. An interesting feature is a turbo roundabout on Union Street—a type of roundabout rarely seen in the UK.

Driving Instructors in Bedford

Most learners find driving instructors in Bedford by searching online or through a recommendation. Many instructors use social media or websites to advertise themselves and some are listed on the DVSA website. It can be difficult to find an available instructor — they’re still in very high demand after lockdowns, with some waiting lists up to 4 months long! 

Need a driving instructor in Bedford? PassMeFast do the hard work of matching you with an instructor that suits your availability. We have 80 driving instructors in and around Bedfordshire who’ll work around your schedule and help you get on the road in a flash. 

Wondering how fast you can pass? Our flexible but intensive driving courses mean you learn efficiently and boost your chances of passing ASAP. Instead of making you wait for ages for a test after your lessons, we fast-track your test before assigning an expert driving instructor to teach you. This goal-focused structure ensures your driving skills are fresh in your mind for your test so you’re more likely to pass. 

Over 50,000 people have taken the faster route to driving with PassMeFast — and you can be next! Enter your postcode here to find prices in your area.

Driving Schools in Bedford

Instead of learning to drive with an independent driving instructor, some people choose to learn with a driving school. Driving schools tend to offer a slower, more traditional approach to learning to drive than intensive course specialists like PassMeFast.  

The major downside of the traditional 1- or 2-hour weekly lesson is that you don’t get to book a test until your instructor thinks you are ready — and with most test centres in Bedfordshire being fully booked months in advance, you could end up waiting a long time (and wasting money on lessons to stop your skills from getting rusty while you wait).

PassMeFast works around you and your schedule, and your lessons will be at a pace that works for you in a modern, goal-focused way. PassMeFast is the faster and easier route to driving — we’ll do all the admin, our courses include a fast-tracked practical test date, and your driving instructor will pick you up from home or work. 

Bedford Fact File

Famous for Lace industry
Population 106,940
County Bedfordshire
Local council Bedford
Major local roads A421 to Croughton and Wyboston
A428 to Cambridge and Coventry
A6 to Carlisle and Luton
A600 to Hitchin
A603 to Cambridge
Railway station Bedford train station
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Weather in Bedford

Places near Bedford


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  • In 1785, a Great Fire destroyed one-third of the town of Biggleswade
  • One of the town’s most notable historical businesses was the coachbuilder Maythorn
  • An Anglo-Saxon coin worth £350,000 was discovered here in 2001
  • Today, the town hosts a carnival every year, and also has its own radio station


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  • Bromham was mentioned in the Domesday Book, and passed between numerous aristocratic families through the centuries
  • A notable landmark in the village is Bromham Mill, a water mill that is today open to the public
  • The village lies on the Great Ouse river, which flows into the Wash
  • Numerous local events take place here during the year, including the Duck Race and Bromfest


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  • Kempston was once the considered largest village in England, but it is today a town
  • Originally, the area was home to several disparate hamlets, which later formed one village
  • The town has been home to Kempston Barracks since 1876
  • Kempston has its own football club, Kempston Rovers, whose nickname is The Walnut Boys


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  • Sandy was once a Roman settlement, and lay close to an ancient hill fort
  • It lies on the River Ivel, which once powered a mill in the town
  • It is home to the headquarters of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
  • Just to the east of the town lies the Sandy Heath transmitter, which serves much of eastern England

Which Areas Does PassMeFast Cover?

PassMeFast doesn’t just cover Bedford itself—our courses are available across all of Bedfordshire! So, if you live just outside of this area, and want to see what we can offer you, check out the links below for detailed local information.

You could be just weeks away from tearing up your L plates and enjoying a life of freedom on the road. Start your journey here by calling us on 0333 123 4949. You can also book your driving course online—just click the button below!

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What is the driving test pass rate in Bedford?

The driving test pass rate in Bedford is 56.6%. It’s understandable that some people choose their test centre based on the pass rate, but it’s not as important as you’d think. There are lots of factors that can influence a pass rate, such as the number of tests taken in the area. Whether or not you pass simply depends on how you perform on the day.

Where is the local driving test centre for Bedford?

The local driving test centre in Bedford is the Bedford test centre. Just pop MK41 7NY into the Sat Nav and head to Manton Lane bright and early. It’s usually best to pick the test centre closest to you when you book your test. You’ll do your driving lessons in this area and become familiar with the route you’ll use during the test.