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Intensive Driving Courses in Basildon

Whether getting to work, visiting family or friends, or exploring the wider area, there are so many reasons to learn to drive in Basildon. However, too many learner drivers get discouraged by the slow pace of weekly driving lessons, get locked into an inflexible 5 day crash course, or pay over the odds for false promises of a guaranteed pass. Thankfully, PassMeFast is a driving school that does things differently. We’re here to help Basildon’s learner drivers to get on the road quickly, without sacrificing quality or flexibility. To learn more about why we’re a leading provider of intensive courses, read on.

Booking Driving Lessons in Basildon

A PassMeFast driving course is a world away from traditional lessons. With our range of intensive and semi-intensive courses, you can turbo-charge your journey to driving, cutting months of learning down to just weeks (or even days!).

Unlike other crash course companies, however, you won’t have to book one week off work to learn to drive. With us, you have the freedom to take your lessons in blocks of anywhere between 2 and 5 hours, and can fit your course around your existing commitments.

Interested in automatic driving lessons in Basildon?

We’ve got great news for you—every PassMeFast course is available in both manual and automatic cars! Simply choose the option that’s right for you when booking, and be aware that prices may vary. To compare the two types of transmission, check out our automatic vs manual article.

Check out our course prices to compare everything we have to offer—or, if you’re unsure which is the right option for you, why not give our course recommender a whirl?

All of our learners can expect the same level of service, no matter which course they opt for. This includes tuition from one of our fleet of local, DVSA-approved instructors, as well as a fast-track practical test that helps you beat the long waiting times.

All of our learners can expect the same level of service, no matter which course they opt for. This includes tuition from one of our fleet of local, DVSA-approved instructors, as well as a fast-track practical test that helps you beat the long waiting times.

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Why Choose PassMeFast?

  • 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 Test Centres in Basildon

Once your course is over, the practical test is the final hurdle you’ll need to overcome before getting your hands on your very own driving licence. Of course, the practical test is far from a cakewalk—hence why so many candidates experience test day nerves! Nonetheless, getting to your test centre should be the least of your worries. Indeed, with PassMeFast, you can take your practical at the local Basildon driving test centre, and enjoy the home and workplace pickups that come as standard with our courses. If Basildon doesn’t work out for you, other nearby test centres are Brentwood and Tilbury.

Theory Test Centres in Basildon

There’s yet more good news for candidates in Basildon, as the town is one of just four places in Essex with both a theory and a practical test centre to its name. This means that the obvious theory test venue for any locally-based learners will be the Basildon theory test centre—though other Essex options can also be found in Chelmsford and Southend-on-Sea.

Haven't taken your theory test yet?

Everyone knows that, to get your driving licence, you must pass both the theory and practical test. However, not everyone is aware that there’s a specific order to the tests, with the theory test coming first. That’s why it’s a great move to add a theory test onto your PassMeFast course. That way, we can arrange everything for you, and ensure your course runs as smoothly as possible.

Driving Around Basildon

In a busy town such as Basildon, learner drivers have plenty to look out for. The local test centre, for example, lies in close proximity to the Southend Arterial Road—so the chances of you practising on this dual carriageway are close to 100%. Nearby, you’ll also notice a complex junction between the A127 and A176 featuring two roundabouts in quick succession.

Map of Basildon within Essex

Don’t make the mistake of assuming you only need to worry about major roads, though. A keen sense of observation and hazard perception are also a must when driving in residential areas. It’s also in areas such as these that you’ll be expected to carry out your manoeuvre: either bay parking, parallel parking, or pulling up on the right.

Basildon Fact File

Famous for... Bellwether in general elections
Population 107,123
County Essex
Local council Basildon
Major local roads A127 to Romford and Southend-on-Sea
A13 to London and Shoeburyness
A176 to Billericay
Railway station Basildon train station
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Places near Basildon


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  • Evidence of settlement in the Billericay area dates back to the Bronze and Iron Ages
  • The Pilgrim Fathers met in Billericay before setting sail for America in the Mayflower
  • A Zeppelin shot down over the town during the First World War narrowly missed the High Street
  • In the heart of the town is the Mill Meadows local nature reserve, a Site of Special Scientific Interest


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  • Pitsea’s main landmark is its thirteenth-century church of St Michael
  • The town was first connected to the railway network when the London, Tilbury and Southend Line opened in 1855
  • Major development in Pitsea began in the 1960s, after the designation of nearby Basildon as a New Town
  • The Lee Salmon Stadium is home to the Bowers & Pitsea Football Club


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  • The oldest recorded mention of Wickford dates back to the tenth century
  • It is thought that the Rhode Island village of Wickford takes its name from its Essex counterpart
  • Wickford was the birthplace of naturism in the UK, with the English Gymnosophist Society founded here in 1924
  • Wickford also includes the area known as Shotgate, which gained its own parish council in 2007

Which Areas Does PassMeFast Cover?

While learner drivers in the Basildon area can already rest assured that PassMeFast covers them, those in the rest of Essex might not be so sure. Allow us to put your mind at ease: PassMeFast covers the whole of Essex (and a lot more of the country besides!). Here are just a few of the nearby locations where our courses are available.

Join the thousands of licence holders who’ve passed with us. Call the team on 0333 123 4949, or book online to get on the road.

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