Intensive Driving Courses in Dorchester

When you’re looking to get your licence, choosing the right driving school is essential. It can be all too easy to be fooled by misleading discounts, or a “guaranteed pass” that turns out to be nothing of the sort. PassMeFast steers clear of all of that, and focuses its attention on providing learners with the best service possible. We offer intensive and semi-intensive driving courses right here in Dorchester, and across Dorset. Get full details on booking a crash course with us below.

Booking an Intensive Driving Course in Dorchester

Whether you’re looking to commute to work, get out for road trips, or even take your car with you to uni, there are plenty of reasons to start taking driving lessons. However, did you know that you can speed up your journey with our tailored packages? It’s true! PassMeFast’s learners benefit from our unique service, which helps them to dodge the waiting times and get their licence more quickly.

Want to know how to book? It’s simple: take a look at our full list of courses and prices, and select the one that fits you best. You’re also able to head to our course recommender—a handy little tool which will give you a personalised quote based on a few simple questions about your previous driving experience. Additionally, you’ll also be able to add on fast-tracked theory and practical tests to any of our courses.

Interested in automatic driving lessons in Dorchester?

Manual licences remain the most popular option for learners across the UK. That’s because they give you the choice to choose between a manual or an automatic car after you pass, while an automatic licence restricts you to the latter. Nonetheless, automatic licences are becoming more popular by the year. If you’re interested in taking your lessons in an auto, we can help: just select  this as your gearbox of choice when you book.

Once you’ve booked in, you’ll be able to start designing your own driving course. This means that, together with the DVSA-approved instructor we assign to teach you, you’ll be able to choose the pace at which you take your lessons. Whether your schedule is free enough to allow you to take all your lessons in a 5 day window, or so packed that you need to spread things out over several weeks, we’ve got your covered.

Looking for a quick, simple way to get your driving licence? You’ve already found it! Book your PassMeFast intensive driving course today by calling us on 0333 123 4949, where a member of our team will be on hand to help you get booked in. Want to speed things up even more? Book your course online!

Book Now

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

Book Now

Practical Driving Test Centres in Dorchester

Believe it or not, but Dorset is home to only two practical test centres. Fortunately, one of those happens to be located right here in Dorchester. Talk about convenience! If you’re trying to secure a specific test date, you may be better served by keeping your options open a little. If that’s the case, then your closest backups can be found in Yeovil or Poole.

Theory Test Centres in Dorchester

Dorchester’s learners got lucky when it came to the practical test, but there’s a small snag when it comes to the theory: there’s no test centre in town. What’s a learner to do? Well, the answer is not to give up! You don’t need to travel far to reach a theory test centre: locations include Weymouth, Yeovil, Blandford Forum or Bournemouth. You’re practically spoilt for choice!

Haven't taken your theory test yet?

Don’t assume that you can skate through your theory test with no preparation. With rules covering everything from smart motorways through to driving with passengers, getting through this won’t be easy! We recommend letting us book your test for you, so you can focus on studying. Add a theory test onto your PassMeFast booking, and we’ll get things sorted for you.

Driving Around Dorchester

Whether you’re fretting about getting stuck in traffic during your test or fearing that you’ll get the driving examiner from hell, there are plenty of concerns likely to be running through your head before the driving test. One thing that won’t be an issue, though, is knowing the area where your test is due to take place. That’s because you’ll spend your lessons on the roads in and around Dorchester, getting you prepared for the big day.

Map showing Dorchester within Dorset

Tests starting from the Dorchester test centre take place within a relatively compact area, meaning you’re unlikely to go out much further than the A35. Your route will, therefore, focus on Dorchester itself, as well as the neighbouring area of Poundbury. Major junctions to watch out for on your route include the Monkeys Jump and Stadium Roundabouts, both of which lie on the bypass surrounding the town.

Dorchester Fact File

Famous for Thomas Hardy
Population 19,060
County Dorset
Local council Dorset Council
Major local roads A35 to Honiton and Southampton
A354 to Portland and Salisbury
A37 to Bristol
Railway station Dorchester South train station
Dorchester West train station
More local information Google Maps
Weather in Dorchester

Places near Dorchester


Cropped Google Map with pin over Beaminster

Find in Google Maps


  • Beaminster lies in a valley close to the source of the River Brit
  • It has historically been a centre for linen and woollen manufacturing
  • Numerous fires took place here in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
  • One of the most famous local buildings is Parnham House, which was designed by John Nash


Cropped Google Map with pin over Bridport

Find in Google Maps


  • Bridport has long been well-known for its history of rope-making
  • It featured in the Wessex novels of Thomas Hardy, where it was referred to as Port Bredy
  • Close to the town lies West Bay, also known as Bridport Harbour
  • RJ Balson & Son, based on the local high street, claims to be England’s oldest family butchers

Lyme Regis

Cropped Google Map with pin over Lyme Regis

Find in Google Maps


  • Lyme Regis lies at the far west of Dorset, close to the border with Devon
  • The town has featured in the works of Jane Austen, as well as the novel The French Lieutenant’s Woman
  • Landmarks in Lyme Regis include Town Mill, a watermill dating to 1340 that is in working order today
  • Some of the local museums, such as Dinosaurland, feature fossils found on the nearby Jurassic Coast


Cropped Google Map with pin over Poundbury

Find in Google Maps


  • Poundbury is a new town built according to principles set out by Prince Charles
  • The construction of the town has been directed by Luxembourgish architect Leon Krier
  • The development is intended to focus on people and reduce dependence on cars
  • One of the best-known businesses based in the town is Dorset Cereals

Which Areas Does PassMeFast Cover?

We’ve hinted at it before, but you may not realise that PassMeFast’s courses are available to all learners throughout Dorset. A small handful of the towns we cover can be found in the list below:

Still unsure which package to pick? Give our course recommender a try. Once you’ve decided on your perfect option, give us a ring on 0333 123 4949 and chat to the team. You can also book online by clicking the button below.

Book Now