Intensive Driving Courses in Chelmsford

Lying right in the heart of Essex, drivers in Chelmsford have a whole county right at their fingertips (and beyond!). It’s for this reason (and many others) that getting behind the wheel of your own car is so important—and why it’s so frustrating that the process can be so difficult. With so many cons to both traditional lessons and inflexible, one-week driving schools, PassMeFast decided to create something that truly met learners’ needs. The solution? A range of intensive and semi-intensive courses that work for you. Read on to find out more, and to see how we can help you with a crash course in Chelmsford.

Booking intensive driving lessons in Chelmsford

Oftentimes, when learners think of an intensive driving course, they imagine a company that offers only one type of course. They might think they need to book a 5-day holiday just to learn to drive, before waiting around for weeks to take their actual test. Thankfully, PassMeFast have heard learners’ concerns and created a range of courses that help make the process of learning to drive quicker and easier.

For starters, we have a broad range of courses on offer. The shortest is 10 hours, and is ideal for those who just need a quick pre-test confidence boost. Meanwhile, total driving newbies can opt for our 48-hour course—with plenty of options for those who are somewhere in between. You’ll also be able to choose a course structure that works for you.

Interested in automatic intensive driving lessons in Chelmsford?

If you’ve decided that clutch control and gear changes just aren’t for you, then you might wish to take advantage of one of our automatic courses. Read more about taking automatic courses with PassMeFast to see whether this option is right for you.

Meanwhile, we’ll schedule your practical test to take place weeks ahead of the long waiting times you’ll typically see on the DVSA website. With your test date in place, you’ll learn alongside a local instructor, steadily building up your skills in preparation for your test. By the time the day finally comes, you’ll be whizzing around Chelmsford’s roads like a seasoned pro.

Ready to start writing your very own pass story? We’re here to help! Call us on 0333 123 4949 to speak to a member of our team—and be sure to give our course recommender a go if you’re not sure which option to go for! If you’ve got your heart set on a particular course, though, then why not book online? It takes just a few minutes—click the button below to get started.

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Why choose PassMeFast for your intensive driving lessons?

  • 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 Chelmsford

At the end of your driving lessons, it’s time to take your practical test. No matter whether you’re taking it for the first time or getting back in the saddle after having failed the practical test before, it’s always good to know that the roads you’ll be taking to are familiar. There’s good news on this front for local learners: there’s a driving test centre right here, on Chelmsford’s Hanbury Road. If this test centre isn’t convenient for you, you may also wish to consider Basildon or Brentwood.

Theory Test Centres in Chelmsford

With Chelmsford being Essex’s only city, it stands to reason that it’s home to one of the county’s few theory test centres. This means that would-be drivers in the local area can head to the Chelmsford theory test centre—no messing about here! Other options in the county include Basildon to the south-west, and Southend-on-Sea to the south-east.

Haven't taken your theory test yet?

Two tips for learners still to take their theory test. First, get in plenty of revision—it’s trickier than you might think, and the common conception that you can rely on a guaranteed pass is, sadly, just a theory test myth! Secondly, make sure you book your test in good time. To ensure you get the right test date, add a theory test onto your PassMeFast course.

Driving Around Chelmsford

Since the closure of the Hoffmanns Way test centre, the only practical test venue left standing in Chelmsford is at Hanbury Road, in the Widford area to the south-west of the city centre. During your course, you’ll get to know this and other nearby parts of the city well, with potential tricky spots including the Widford Roundabout, found at the junction of the A1114 and A414.

Map of Chelmsford within Essex

Drive just six minutes south of the test centre, meanwhile, and you’ll come across the A12—a road that’s been dubbed Essex’s most dangerous. There’s no need to fear, though: on your lessons, your instructor will only take you here when they believe you’ve gained the skills to drive here confidently. By your test date, even Chelmsford’s trickiest roads will be a piece of cake.

Chelmsford Fact File

Famous for... Birthplace of radio
Population 111,511
County Essex
Local council Chelmsford
Major local roads A12 to London and Lowestoft
A130 to Canvey Island
A138 (ring road)
A414 to Hempstead and Maldon
Railway station Chelmsford train station
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Places near Chelmsford


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  • Burnham-on-Crouch is one of the UK’s key yachting destinations, and is home to the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club
  • The area is also home to the Mangapps Railway Museum, which has a number of steam and diesel locomotives
  • The RNLI has operated lifeboats from Burnham-on-Crouch since the mid-1960s
  • The town is linked to the rest of Essex via the Crouch Valley railway line


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  • The location of today’s Danbury was once home to an Iron Age hill fort
  • The modern town of Danbury developed close to two manor houses: St Clere and Runsell
  • An effigy of a member of the St Clere family was exhibited in the Louvre in the 1960s
  • Danbury gives its name to a much larger city in Connecticut, near to New York


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  • The oldest recorded mention of Maldon is in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle of 913
  • Maldon was a major port during the Saxon era, and later hosted a royal mint
  • The town lies at the end point of the Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation, built at the end of the eighteenth century
  • John William Strutt was born here in 1842 and went on to win the Nobel Prize in Physics

South Woodham Ferrers

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  • South Woodham Ferrers is a relatively new town, having developed one mile to the south of Woodham Ferrers
  • Bushy Hill, to the north of the town, has been used by Marconi and BAE Systems for testing of radar technologies
  • The town square was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1981, and is named in her honour
  • Famous locals include Richard Jones, who won season 10 of Britain’s Got Talent

Which Areas Does PassMeFast Cover?

With Chelmsford lying at the very heart of Essex, it shouldn’t come as too much of surprise when we reveal that our courses aren’t only available in this city, but across the county. If you live nearby, why not check out some more detailed information about courses in your area? Simply follow the links below to get started.

After a PassMeFast course, you’ll be a natural here on the roads in Chelmsford. To take one step closer to achieving your driving dreams, call us on 0333 123 4949, or click the button below to go straight to our online booking form.

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