Intensive Driving Courses in Reading

Deciding on a driving school isn’t always easy. Should you book a 5-day holiday just to learn to drive? Or should you stick with traditional lessons, spreading the process over months (or even longer)? Thankfully, you needn’t settle for either of these choices—because there’s another way. PassMeFast’s range of intensive driving courses means you could get your licence within weeks, even on a tight schedule. Read on for more information on the crash courses we have to offer for learners here in Reading.

Booking intensive driving courses in Reading

Not sure that PassMeFast is the right choice for you? We’ll run through the way we do driving lessons, so you can make up your own mind.

Firstly, you can choose between our varied range of intensive driving courses, which can be as short as ten hours or as long as forty-eight—with a practical test included as standard in every course. We'll handle all the admin for the course. This includes finding you a fast-track practical test, ensuring that you’ll beat the usual waiting times on the DVSA website by weeks or even months!

Interested in automatic intensive driving lessons in Reading?

Not a fan of clutch control? Wish you never had to perform another gear change in your life? With an automatic car, you won’t have to! PassMeFast offers both automatic and manual tuition here in Reading, meaning you can take your lessons with a gearbox that works best for you. Just select an automatic car when you book in—and be aware that prices vary by transmission.

Of course, the most important part of your course is what happens during your lessons. Here, you’ll be in safe hands, learning alongside a local, DVSA-approved instructor, with both male and female driving instructors available. Nervous learners are welcome here—we’ll build up both your skills and confidence so you can take to the road like a duck to water.

Getting your licence with PassMeFast starts right here. Just give the team a ring on 0333 123 4949, or head straight to our online booking form by clicking the button below.

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Why choose PassMeFast for your intensive driving course?

  • 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 Reading

While learners in certain parts of the country may need to travel a little from their hometown to take their test, that isn’t the case for candidates from Reading. Indeed, the Reading practical test centre is a short hop from the town centre—talk about convenience! If this test centre isn’t suitable for you, other local options to consider are Newbury and Slough.

Theory test centres in Reading

Being in Berkshire’s biggest town has its advantages, as Reading is home not only to its own practical test centre, but its own theory test centre, too. In fact, the Reading theory test centre is one of only two in the county, with the other found in Slough. If you’re getting ready to take your test, be sure to visit our guide to theory test revision resources.

Haven't taken your theory test yet?

We can’t stress this enough: your theory test matters! Without it, you won’t even be able to book a practical test, let alone sit one—so it pays to get this in the bank as soon as possible. So, if you’ve not already booked your theory test yet, add one onto your PassMeFast course, and we’ll arrange everything for you.

Driving around Reading

When preparing to take your practical, finding out the location of your test centre is easy. What’s most important, however, is where you set off afterwards. That’s why, on your lessons, you’ll spend plenty of time driving on roads that are likely to appear on your test later on. This means that, while no individual test ever comes with a guaranteed pass, you won’t be caught out by any unfamiliar roads!

Map of Reading within Berkshire

So, what’s on the menu here in Reading? Well, you’ll kick things off to the south of Reading, and are likely to continue in this suburban part of town. This includes the Whitley and Earley areas, as well as some of the streets surrounding the University of Reading. One major road that’s likely to appear on most tests is the A327 (Southampton St/Christchurch St/Shinfield St). Don’t forget that you’re able to take your driving instructor on your test with you—though, of course, you can’t confer with them!

Reading fact file

Famous for... Reading Festival
Population 163,100
County Berkshire
Local council Reading
Major local roads A327 to Farnborough
A329 to Thame and Wentworth
A33 to Winchester
A4 to Avonmouth and London
Railway station Reading train station

Places near Reading


Cropped Google Map with pin over Caversham 


  • During the English Civil War, fighting took place between Royalists and Parliamentarians in the Caversham area
  • Caversham Park, a local stately home, was home to BBC Radio Berkshire until 2016
  • Despite its proximity to Reading, Caversham was part of Oxfordshire until 1911
  • Local tourist attractions include the man-made Caversham Lakes and a section of the Thames Path


Cropped Google Map with pin over Earley


  • Archaeological finds dating back 35,000 years have been found around Earley
  • The early-nineteenth century Prime Minister Henry Addington owned land in the area
  • The University of Reading campus lies between Earley and Reading itself
  • Earley saw rapid growth during the mid-twentieth century, and became a town in its own right in 1974


Cropped Google Map with pin over Tilehurst


  • In the Tudor period, the manor of Tilehurst passed between a number of noble families
  • Tilehurst began to be incorporated into Reading in the late nineteenth century
  • One of the area’s key landmarks is the distinctive Tilehurst Water Tower
  • A produce show is held every summer by the Tilehurst Horticultural Society

Can I learn to drive a car in one day?

It's pretty unlikely that you'd be able to learn to drive a car in one day, especially if you've never had any lessons before. There's a lot to learn and it's important to get some experience in different conditions.

With a PassMeFast course, you can still learn quickly, but not so quick that you're setting yourself up for failure.If you're curious about how long things will take in your area, just click the button below and enter your postcode to find out more about prices and timescales in your area.

Which areas does PassMeFast cover?

If you’re new to PassMeFast, you may not realise that we cover over 30 million people across the UK. Amongst the areas we cover is the entire county of Berkshire—so, as well as Reading, you can pass fast with us in…

No matter where you live, we’re ready to help you to get your licence within just a few weeks. So, take the leap today and call us on 0333 123 4949. You can also book online within minutes—just click the button below to get started.

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