Intensive Driving Courses in Blandford Forum

Want a driving school with excellent customer service? Looking to get your licence in weeks, not months? Don’t want to cram all your lessons into a 5-day window with an inflexible crash course? Say hello to PassMeFast! We help learners right here in Blandford Forum and across northern Dorset to speed up their driving journey through tailored intensive driving courses. Read on to get details on everything we have to offer.

Booking intensive driving lessons in Blandford Forum

There was once a time when a learner’s only option was to track down a local instructor, take a single lesson per week, and hope that they passed their test within a year. It was agonisingly slow—but that’s in the past. Now, hopeful drivers have a new place to turn: PassMeFast.

Rather than offering hourly lessons, PassMeFast has a range of intensive driving courses and prices, designed with learners at different stages of their driving journey in mind. These include packages for those who’ve recently failed a test, as well as for those who’ve never yet sat in the driving seat. (Psst… if you don’t know which is right for you, try out our course recommender!) 

Interested in automatic intensive driving lessons in Blandford Forum?

Wondering if you’re better off taking your driving lessons in an automatic car? If you’re hoping for a guaranteed pass, then think again. If, however, you’re struggling with gear changes and clutch control, and are hoping for a smoother learning experience, then we say go auto! We have driving instructors in the Blandford Forum area offering automatic driving lessons, so you can pass in your transmission of choice. Just select an automatic course when you book!

When you book with us, we’ll match you up to a local instructor. We only work with those who have the DVSA’s seal of approval, meaning you know you’re learning from a professional. Together, you’ll build up new skills, eliminate any bad driving habits such as tailgating, and work on becoming a safe, confident driver. This will stand you in good stead for your practical test—which we’ll fast-track for you, enabling you to beat the waiting times.

Ready to get things moving? We can’t wait to help you get started! To begin, give the PassMeFast team a bell by calling 0333 123 4949. We’ll be happy to talk you through the ins and outs of our courses, and match you to your best option. If you’d rather skip the chit-chat, though, then go ahead and book your 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 Blandford Forum

If you live in the northern part of Dorset, you’ll need to head south to get to one of the county’s two test centres: Poole or Dorchester. If neither of these work for you, then Somerset’s Yeovil test centre and the Salisbury test centre in Wiltshire are good options, both lying about the same distance from Blandford Forum.

Theory Test Centres in Blandford Forum

Learners living in this region are more lucky when it comes to the theory test, as there’s a test centre found right here in Blandford Forum. This is quite a small test centre, however, as it operates out of the local community centre. If you’re in need of an alternative, then cast your net a little wider and consider Dorset’s other two theory test centres in Bournemouth and Weymouth.

Haven't taken your theory test yet?

The theory test is a tough nut to crack, with questions covering such varied topics as when to use dipped or full beam headlights and how the national speed limit applies to vehicles on different roads. That’s why it’s a good idea to focus on the studying and let us book it for you. Just add a theory test onto your course, and we’ll do the rest.

Driving Around Blandford Forum

Even though a driving test is less than an hour long, you’ll still find that it packs in a whole lot of different road types. Everything from sleepy suburbia to fast-paced dual carriageways could appear while you’re making your way through the test route. That’s why our driving instructors ensure that you’ll tackle all of these features during your lessons, so you’re ready when it comes to the test.

Map showing Blandford Forum within Dorset

If you’re a newcomer, you’re likely to spend your first lessons in an area close to home, as you get used to the basics of controlling a car. After a short while, you’ll move onto busier stretches of road, and will get a taste of what it’s like to drive in the area where you’re due to take your practical test. This means that, though you can’t predict exactly what’s on your local test route, much of what you come across will be familiar to you on your big day.

Blandford Forum Fact File

Famous for Blandford Camp military base
Population 10,610
County Dorset
Local council Dorset Council
Major local roads A350 to Chippenham and Poole
A354 to Portland and Salisbury
A357 to Wincanton
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Places near Blandford Forum


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  • The earliest evidence of human habitation in the Gillingham area is a Stone Age barrow
  • It became the site of a royal hunting lodge in the mediaeval period
  • The famous painter John Constable completed several works in the local area in the 1820s
  • A local agricultural festival, the Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show, is held here annually


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  • Shaftesbury is Dorset’s only major settlement situated on a hilltop
  • It became notable in the Middle Ages as the home of Shaftesbury Abbey, one of England’s largest religious houses
  • Key industries have historically included cloth-making, button-making, malting and brewing
  • In more modern times, Shaftesbury’s Gold Hill was featured in an iconic advert for Hovis


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  • Sherborne is known for its abbey, which was founded in the eighth century
  • Another key landmark is Sherborne Castle, once owned by Sir Walter Raleigh
  • Many of the buildings in the local area are constructed of hamstone
  • It was one of the founding members of the Douzelage town twinning agreement


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  • Verwood’s name developed from the original French name Beau Bois, or “fair wood” in English
  • It became the centre of East Dorset’s pottery industry, which used methods unchanged since Roman times
  • The town’s football club, Verwood Town, was founded in 1920
  • It is twinned with Champtoceaux in France and Liederbach am Taunus in Germany

Which Areas Does PassMeFast Cover?

While this guide has focused on PassMeFast’s driving courses in and around Blandford Forum, we’re pleased to say that we cover the whole of Dorset. Check out a few other nearby areas in the list below.

We can’t wait to help you start your journey to a full UK driving licence. To kick things off, all you need to do is call us on 0333 123 4949. Want to book online? Click the big green button below!

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