Intensive Driving Courses in Derby

Looking to learn to drive in Derby? You’re in luck! PassMeFast covers the entire Derby area, from Belper and Ilkeston to Long Eaton and Swadlincote—as well, of course, as the City of Derby itself. With a PassMeFast crash course, you could be on the road with a shiny, new driving licence sooner than you would think. Read on to find out just how simple it is!

Booking Intensive Driving Lessons in Derby

Intensive Driving Course in Derby

PassMeFast was founded with the intention of providing learner drivers with speedy yet comprehensive tuition that fits around your life—no one-size-fits-all 5 day courses for us, thank you very much! Instead, we offer learners eight different courses between 10 hours and 48 hours in length, all of which can be taken at an intensive or semi-intensive pace. This means that, if you’ve got a hectic schedule, you can spread your lessons out over a few weeks—while those with a bit more free time can complete their course in days.

Interested in automatic intensive driving lessons in Derby?

Taking lessons in an automatic car can help some learners who’ve found it a bit tricky to get their head around gear changes—not to mention the oft-dreaded clutch control. Automatic cars can also offer smoother driving in urban conditions, which can be very useful if you’re stuck in a traffic jam!

While there’s no clear winner in the battle of automatic vs manual, with pros and cons to both types of transmission, it’s always nice to have the option to decide for yourself—and at PassMeFast, that’s exactly what you’ll get, as we offer both manual and automatic driving courses in Derby!

No matter which course you choose or how you opt to structure it, you’ll always get the same great level of service. This includes a dedicated booking agent, who’ll handle all the admin for your course—notably including finding you one of those oh-so-rare driving test cancellations, so you can beat the waiting times. Meanwhile, all of our driving lessons are taught by qualified, DVSA-approved instructors who have the experience and patience to help even the most nervous driver confidently take on the road.

At PassMeFast, you do the driving—we do the rest. If you’d like to come to a driving school that does things differently, simply call us on 0333 123 4949, or click the button below to start your journey to driving.

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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

Practical Driving Test Centres in Derby

Derbyshire is home to just three test centres—but thankfully for learners in Derby, one of them is located right here. The Derby practical test centre can be found in the Alvaston part of the city, a little to the south-east of the city centre. If you live in other parts of the Derby area, you may wish to explore one of the alternative test centres in Derbyshire: Buxton or Chesterfield.

Theory Test Centres in Derby

With so much emphasis on getting behind the wheel, it’s easy to forget that you need to get a valid theory pass certificate before you can book a practical. If you’re still yet to pass your theory test, you can simply head to the Derby theory test centre in the city centre, with alternatives to be found in nearby Chesterfield and Nottingham.

Haven't taken your theory test yet?

PassMeFast can book your theory test for you—yet another load off your mind! Simply add a theory test onto your course when making a booking.

Driving Around Derby

It’s common for the DVSA to open practical test centres in locations with easy access to a wide variety of different road conditions and types of pedestrian crossing. Learners in Derby will find that their nearby Alvaston test centre is no exception to this rule, being close to both the busy Raynesway (A5111/A6) with a number of tricky roundabouts and the rural areas surrounding Elvaston Castle.

Map showing Derby within Derbyshire

After your lessons, you’ll take your practical driving test. Of course, as the average number of attempts to pass the driving test reveals, no individual test can ever result in a guaranteed pass. The only thing you can be sure of in test conditions is your own driving ability—and after an intensive course with a PassMeFast instructor, you’ll have gained the skills you need not only to pass, but to be a safe driver for life.

Derby Fact File

Famous for... Transport manufacturing
Population 248,700
County Derbyshire
Local council Derby
Major local roads A38 to Bodmin and Mansfield
A50 to Leicester and Warrington
A52 to Mablethorpe to Newcastle-under-Lyme
A6 to Carlisle and Luton
A61 to Thirsk
Railway station Derby train station
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Places near Derby


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  • Sits on the River Erewash
  • It is estimated that the town was settled as early as the 6th century AD, by Anglican chieftain Elch
  • Iron working has been a major industry of the town for much of its history, centred around the Stanton Ironworks, now known as Stanton and Staveley
  • Actor Robert Lindsay was born in the town

Long Eaton

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  • In 1694 a fire tore through the village, in an incident referred to as the Great Fire of Long Eaton
  • Lace-making and railway wagon manufacturing were the main industries in the town for many years
  • Local brass band the Long Eaton Silver Prize Band have been in existence since 1906 and have won a number of prizes
  • Actress Georgia Groom, known for her role in Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, grew up in the area


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  • One of the few areas in Britain that boasts high quality clay deposits, suitable for the process known as salt glazing
  • The town includes Sharpe's Museum exploring its rich pottery heritage
  • People from the area are said to have a very distinct dialect
  • The actor Sir John Hurt lived in the area for a period of time

Should I learn to drive from a friend or go to a driving school?

It's a great idea to do some driving with a responsible friend outside of your driving lessons, but you would struggle to learn to drive entirely from them. Your friend won't know exactly what the examiner is looking for during your driving test, and may inadvertedly teach you, or fail to correct, some bad habits. You should always learn to drive with an instructor, using driving with friends and family to get some practice in between lessons.

Which Areas Does PassMeFast Cover?

Derby isn’t the only place where learners can take one of our revolutionary intensive courses. We also offer courses across large parts of the UK—including the whole of Derbyshire. This includes the following areas:

If you don’t see your town on the list, then feel free to get in contact with us—we’re happy to help! Once you’re ready to book, just give us a ring on 0333 123 4949, or click the button below to get things started.

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