Intensive Driving Courses in Braintree

There are countless reasons to choose an intensive driving course, from a new job offer to an addition to the family. Too often, though, crash course providers make you put your life on hold to learn to drive. Not PassMeFast. We’re a driving school that believes that fast and flexible can go hand in hand. Better still, our courses are available across the whole of Essex. So, if you live in the Braintree area, you can book a PassMeFast intensive or semi-intensive course and look forward to getting your licence within weeks.

Booking an Intensive Driving Course in Braintree

Convinced that an intensive driving school will only offer one type of course? Think again. While some companies make all learners take the same, 5-day course, we have a wide range of packages to choose from. So, no matter how much prior experience you have, we’ve got something to suit you.

You can compare every PassMeFast course by heading to our prices page. If you can’t quite figure out which one is your perfect fit, however, there’s no need to panic. Simply visit our course recommender, answer a few quick questions, and we’ll match you up to a course that’s ideal for your needs!

Interested in automatic intensive driving lessons in Braintree?

Manual lessons aren’t your only option. If you’d prefer to ditch the gearstick, PassMeFast can make it happen. Select an auto course when booking in, and we’ll find you an automatic instructor in your area. To learn more, why not check out our guide to manual vs automatic pass rates?

When you book with PassMeFast, our team will organise your course from start to finish. This includes finding you a fast-track practical test to take place weeks or even months ahead of the usual waiting times. They’ll also match you up to an experienced, DVSA-approved instructor, whose knowledge of local test routes and driving technique will help even the most nervous driver to feel confident on the road.

If you’re looking to get your licence, PassMeFast can help. Just give us a call on 0333 123 4949, or click the button below to book your course online anytime.

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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 Braintree

The north of Essex is a little light on practical test centres, and, as a result, candidates from Braintree will need to head out of town for both their lessons and tests. Don’t worry, though—your instructor will typically be able to pick you up and drop you off at home or work. Most learners in Braintree will find the Chelmsford (Hanbury Road) test centre to be the most convenient option, with other Essex centres to be found in Colchester and Basildon.

Theory Test Centres in Braintree

Braintree lacks a theory test centre of its own. This means that anyone who hasn’t yet sat their theory test will need to visit a nearby town, with the Chelmsford theory test centre being by far the closest. Other options in Essex include Basildon and Colchester.

Haven't taken your theory test yet?

Under DVSA regulations, your theory test pass must come before your practical test. In fact, you need to take your theory test pass certificate to your practical—so it can’t be the other way around! Since there’s no guaranteed pass here, it’s best to leave yourself plenty of time to hit the books (or the apps) before taking your test, meaning you can then focus on finishing off your driving lessons and acing your practical. The solution? Add a theory test onto your PassMeFast course, and we’ll arrange it all for you!

Driving in and around Braintree

You know the old saying: “failing to prepare is preparing to fail”. That’s certainly true when it comes to taking the driving test—which is why we ensure our learners are never caught out by completely unfamiliar roads. You’ll spend your lessons learning in the area where your test is due to take place, ensuring you’ve got a solid grip on not only how to drive, but also any quirks of the locality.

Map of Braintree within Essex

With no driving test centre in Braintree itself, this means you’ll be taking lessons in a nearby town, such as Chelmsford. Don’t worry, though—the skills you learn here will help you to feel confident on any road in the country. Read up on why our intensive courses work to learn more.

Driving Instructors in Braintree

Most learners find driving instructors in Braintree by searching online or through a recommendation. Many instructors use social media or websites to advertise themselves and some are listed on the DVSA website. It can be difficult to find an available instructor — they’re still in very high demand after lockdowns, with some waiting lists up to 4 months long! 

Need a driving instructor in Braintree? PassMeFast do the hard work of matching you with an instructor that suits your availability. We have 150 driving instructors in and around Essex who’ll work around your schedule and help you get on the road in a flash. 

Wondering how fast you can pass? Our flexible but intensive driving courses mean you learn efficiently and boost your chances of passing ASAP. Instead of making you wait for ages for a test after your lessons, we fast-track your test before assigning an expert driving instructor to teach you. This goal-focused structure ensures your driving skills are fresh in your mind for your test so you’re more likely to pass. 

Over 50,000 people have taken the faster route to driving with PassMeFast — and you can be next! Enter your postcode here to find prices in your area.

Driving Schools in Braintree

Instead of learning to drive with an independent driving instructor, some people choose to learn with a driving school. Driving schools tend to offer a slower, more traditional approach to learning to drive than intensive course specialists like PassMeFast.  

The major downside of the traditional 1- or 2-hour weekly lesson is that you don’t get to book a test until your instructor thinks you are ready — and with most test centres in Essex being fully booked months in advance, you could end up waiting a long time (and wasting money on lessons to stop your skills from getting rusty while you wait). 

PassMeFast works around you and your schedule, and your lessons will be at a pace that works for you in a modern, goal-focused way. PassMeFast is the faster and easier route to driving — we’ll do all the admin, our courses include a fast-tracked practical test date, and your driving instructor will pick you up from home or work.

Braintree Fact File

Famous for... Cloth trade
Population 53,477
County Essex
Local council Braintree
Major local roads A120 to Harwich and Puckeridge
A131 to Little Waltham and Sudbury
Railway station Braintree train station
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Weather in Braintree

Places near Braintree


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  • Coggeshall has been in existence since the Saxon era, and is home to the first brick buildings built after the Romans left Britain
  • In the 17th century, the town became famous for “Coggeshall jobs”, a term for pointless or absurd tasks
  • A famous local resident was Mary Honywood, who lived to the age of 93 and had 365 descendants at the time of her death
  • Landmarks in the village include the grade I listed Grange Barn and St Peter ad Vincula oversized church

Great Notley

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  • Great Notley is a garden village, and was planned to be sustainable
  • Built largely by Countryside Properties, the village became independent in 2000
  • Reflecting its status as a young village, Great Notley has a pub named after Prince Louis
  • Nonetheless, there is some evidence of former Iron Age and Roman settlements in the area


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  • A key landmark in Halstead is Townsford Mill, which is now the town’s antiques centre
  • Halstead was home to the Courtauld family, who established one of the country’s largest textile businesses
  • The best known local football team is Halstead Town Football Club
  • X Factor winner Matt Cardle grew up in the area


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  • Evidence of a Roman temple was found in Witham in the 1970s
  • A serious rail crash occurred here in 1905, resulting in eleven deaths and scores of injuries
  • Despite Witham’s relatively small population, its railway station is among the UK’s 150 busiest
  • Notable locals include X Factor runner-up and double platinum-selling artist Olly Murs

Which Areas Does PassMeFast Cover?

If you’re not from Braintree, you might be left feeling a bit puzzled as to whether you can book a course from us. Well, we’ve got some good news: PassMeFast’s courses are available across Essex, as well as in nearby counties such as Greater London. Take a look at some of the nearby towns we cover by following the links in the list below.

The road to driving doesn’t have to be long. Start your journey here by calling us on 0333 123 4949, or by clicking the button below to book your course online.

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What is the driving test pass rate in Braintree?

The driving test pass rate in Braintree is 48.3%. It’s understandable that some people choose their test centre based on the pass rate, but it’s not as important as you’d think. There are lots of factors that can influence a pass rate, such as the number of tests taken in the area. Whether or not you pass simply depends on how you perform on the day.

Where is the local driving test centre for Braintree?

Some of the test centres near Braintree include Chelmsford (Hanbury Road), Colchester and Bishops Stortford. It’s usually best to pick the test centre closest to you. You’ll do your driving lessons in this area and become familiar with the route you’ll use during the test.