Intensive Driving Courses in Hartlepool

For a faster, simpler way to pass your driving test in Hartlepool and along the Durham Coast, it has to be PassMeFast. Our crash courses are fully comprehensive, and will help you become a safe and confident driver in just weeks. We’ll even fast-track your test, so you can dodge the usual waiting times and get on the road. Read on to learn more about our Hartlepool driving lessons.

Booking Intensive Driving Lessons in Hartlepool

From companies promising to get you passed in a 5 day window through to too-good-to-be-true ‘guaranteed pass’ offers, learner drivers have to cut through plenty of noise before they find a driving school that’s the real deal. Luckily, PassMeFast really does have it all.

Taking lessons with us means getting in the fast lane. That’s because we offer intensive and semi-intensive courses that speed up your journey to passing. You can book with us no matter how much prior driving experience you’ve had—just visit our prices page to compare all of our courses, which range from short, 5-hour refresher packages up to comprehensive 48-hour options for beginners.

Interested in automatic intensive driving lessons in Hartlepool?

PassMeFast is proud to offer all its courses in both manual and automatic cars. All you need to do is select one of our auto courses, and we’ll assign a suitable instructor to take you for your driving lessons.

You’ll be learning alongside one of our fleet of DVSA-approved driving instructors, who’ll teach you how to execute a parallel park, deal with tricky junctions and so much more. Also on your side are the team here at the PassMeFast office, whose job it is to secure you a fast-track driving test, as well as being on hand to iron out any issues and answer all your burning questions. Put it all together, and you’ll be feeling at ease and ready to pass—weeks ahead of the usual schedule.

To discover how many lessons you need, take our course recommender for a spin. Then, when you’re ready, give the PassMeFast team a call on 0333 123 4949. They’ll be happy to help talk you through your options, and discuss your driving needs. Alternatively, you can book your driving course online in minutes, and get ready to drive!

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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 Hartlepool

Here at PassMeFast, we know a fair few tips to help you relax before your test. One of the best ways to stay calm, though, is simply to make sure you know your local test centre like the back of your hand. Not quite sure where your test will take place? Those living in the area will probably want to head to the Hartlepool driving test centre, with alternatives including Durham, Darlington and Middlesbrough.

Theory Test Centres in Hartlepool

Hartlepool doesn’t have its own theory test centre. As a result, anyone who hasn’t yet bagged a theory test pass will need to travel to get one. If you’re in this position, then you’ll probably be heading along the coast—either south to Middlesbrough or north to Sunderland. Other options to consider in the wider area are Northallerton and Newcastle.

Haven't taken your theory test yet?

You might know that PassMeFast can arrange an early practical test date for you, but you might not realise that we offer the same service when it comes to the theory test. All you need to do is add a theory test onto your course, and we’ll find you a suitable date at a test centre near you. This is available exclusively as part of our driving courses, so don’t miss out!

Driving Around Hartlepool

Getting prepared for your driving test by familiarising yourself with the local test centre is always a good idea. The only problem with this is that, if you were to try and look for test routes online, you’d hit a snag fairly quickly. This is because the DVSA haven’t published any test routes for over a decade. Nonetheless, you will be able to get an insight into the kinds of areas that will appear on your test. That’s because, during your lessons, your instructor will show you around the roads that commonly appear on practical tests locally.

Map showing Hartlepool within County Durham

Here in Hartlepool, your test route could incorporate the town centre, with its busy A roads and major roundabouts. Meanwhile, you’ll also need to show your ability to drive safely along local residential streets, whose lower speed limits make them an ideal location for you to perform reversing manoeuvres. It may all sound like a lot, but don’t worry: after lessons with your instructor, you’ll know exactly what it takes to ace your test.

Hartlepool Fact File

Famous for Monkey hanging
Population 92,000
County County Durham
Local council Hartlepool
Major local roads A1086 to Easington
A178 to Middlesbrough
A179 to Sheraton
A689 to Carlisle
Railway station Hartlepool train station
More local information Google Maps
Weather in Hartlepool

Places near Hartlepool


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  • Easington has two parts: an ancient village and a former mining town called Easington Colliery
  • The colliery closed in 1993, and was the last in the county to do so
  • The area was home to the majority of filming for the movie Billy Elliot
  • Famous locals include TV presenter Matt Baker and ex-Newcastle United goalkeeper Steve Harper


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  • Peterlee was founded in 1948, and is one of Britain’s only towns named after an individual: mining leader Peter Lee
  • Construction began in response to the Farewell Squalor document, which proposed better housing for miners
  • A notable landmark in the town is the Apollo Pavilion, a work of public art designed by Victor Pasmore
  • The town has not had its own railway station since 1964, though a new station is proposed


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  • Seaham is home to one of the oldest surviving churches in the country, St Mary the Virgin
  • Seaham Hall was the site of Lord Byron’s marriage to Anna Isabella Milbanke, which ended after just one year
  • The area was once represented in Parliament by Ramsay MacDonald, the first Labour Prime Minister
  • Seaham is primarily known for its coal mining, which took place here between 1845 and 1992

Which Areas Does PassMeFast Cover?

Hartlepool isn’t the only area where you can book one of our intensive or semi-intensive driving courses. In fact, we cover all of County Durham, as well as nearby locations such as North Yorkshire and Tyne and Wear. Take a look at the list below for more details on what we offer in towns close to Hartlepool.

Ready to drive? Call us on 0333 123 4949, or book your driving course online. It takes just a few minutes, and starts by clicking the button below.

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