Intensive Driving Courses in Clacton-on-Sea

Learning to drive doesn’t have to take an age. That’s because PassMeFast’s intensive driving courses in the Clacton area can help any learner to get their licence within weeks—from the most nervous beginner through to a confident, test-ready candidate. So, if you’re in Clacton, Harwich, or anywhere in the Tendring area, you can count on us to help speed up your journey to passing. Keep on reading for everything you need to know about our intensive driving courses in Clacton.

Booking an Intensive Driving Course in Clacton-on-Sea

Choosing a driving school isn’t always easy. Most learners are, after all, ideally looking to get on the road as quickly as possible. However, not everyone is able to book a 5-day holiday just to take their course. This means you’ll need to find somewhere that lets you fit your lessons around prior work, school or family commitments. Other top priorities include learning alongside an experienced, local instructor, and securing a test date ahead of the usual waiting times.

With PassMeFast, you can have it all. We’ve listened to what learners really want, and have created a range of different courses, each tailored to candidates at different stages of their driving journey. To learn more about all of them—from our beginners’ 48-hour course all the way to our 5-hour refresher—simply head to our prices page. You can also check out our course recommender to discover your ideal package in just a few clicks.

Interested in automatic intensive driving lessons in Clacton-on-Sea?

Not every learner wants to take their lessons in a manual—and with PassMeFast, that’s a-ok! We have automatic lessons available too, meaning you can say goodbye to gear changes and kick clutch control to the kerb. Select an automatic course when booking, and we’ll match you to a suitable instructor right here in Clacton. Please note that prices may vary.

When taking your lessons, you’ll be learning alongside a DVSA-approved instructor, and will steadily build up your skills in anticipation of your test date. Meanwhile, the pace of your course is up to you, with both fully-intensive and semi-intensive options available. You’ll also be able to take advantage of our practical test fast-tracking service, which comes as standard with every PassMeFast course, and can help you to pass weeks or even months ahead of the typical schedule.

Can’t wait to get on the road? Give us a ring on 0333 123 4949, and a member of the PassMeFast team will be happy to help. You can also visit our online booking form by clicking on the button below.

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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

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Practical Driving Test Centres in Clacton-on-Sea

Learning to drive is different for everyone, but everyone eventually gets to the same endpoint: the practical test. If you’re in the Clacton area, you’ll be able to head to the local Clacton-on-Sea driving test centre and take your driving test close to home. With PassMeFast, you’ll also have spent your driving lessons practising on local roads, meaning you’ll be feeling ready for anything your driving examiner throws at you! If Clacton’s not the one for you, other Essex driving test centres can be found in Colchester and Southend-on-Sea.

Theory Test Centres in Clacton-on-Sea

Clacton’s learners can’t have it all, unfortunately, as there’s no theory test centre to be found in the town. The closest location for local candidates is the Colchester theory test centre, which can be reached by train in around half an hour, with the next-best option being Chelmsford, which takes around 45 minutes to get to. That commute provides ample time to get some revision in, check out our last-minute theory tips, or simply have another go on our fun Sorted game!

Haven't taken your theory test yet?

It may not always come as welcome news to learn that you’ll need to pass your theory test before booking your practical, but the knowledge you gain here will lay the groundwork for your future as a safe driver. That’s why it’s so important to get plenty of study in (there’s no guaranteed pass!) and to book in in plenty of time. We can help with the latter: add a theory test to your course, and we’ll arrange it to take place well ahead of your practical test, ensuring your course runs smoothly.

Driving Around Clacton-on-Sea

Clacton-on-Sea’s driving test centre is just a stone’s throw from the local railway station, making it easily accessible for learners from near and far. Don’t expect driving here to be easy, though: right next to the test centre is a roundabout in one direction and a pedestrian crossing in the other. It’s also a rare example of a test centre that’s on an A road—in this case, the A133, which links this seaside town to Colchester.

Map of Clacton-on-Sea within Essex

Getting to grips with Clacton’s roads isn’t necessarily easy, but, over time, and under the guidance of your instructor, you’ll build up your skills, knowledge and muscle memory until the point where you’ll finally feel ready for your practical test. This confidence will give you a crucial edge, giving you a brilliant chance of acing your test and walking away with your very own licence.

Clacton-on-Sea Fact File

Famous for... Seaside resort
Population 56,874
County Essex
Local council Tendring
Major local roads A133 to Colchester
Railway station Clacton-on-Sea train station
More local information Google Maps
Weather in Clacton-on-Sea

Places near Clacton-on-Sea


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  • Brightlingsea was a limb of Sandwich, one of the Cinque Ports, and the only such town in Essex
  • The town was renowned for oyster fishing, and was thus twinned with the similar port of Marennes in France
  • Jacob’s Hall, in the centre of the town, is believed to be England’s oldest timber-framed building
  • The town is home to one of the UK’s last remaining lidos: the Brightlingsea Open Air Swimming Pool


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  • As the only safe anchorage between the Thames and the Humber, Harwich became a significant naval base
  • It’s believed that the Mayflower, which took the first Puritans to North America, left from Harwich
  • A number of fortifications were built here, including Beacon Hill Battery, Bath Side Battery and Harwich Redoubt
  • The latter of these was restored by the Harwich Society and is now open to the public


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  • Despite its population of under 1,000 residents, Manningtree is a town, not a village
  • Manningtree Town Council even claims to serve “the smallest town in England”, though this claim is disputed
  • Matthew Hopkins, who appointed himself Witchfinder General in the seventeenth century, was based here
  • A local church, since demolished, commissioned John Constable to paint The Ascension


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  • The cliffs of Walton-on-the-Naze contain many fossils, with local rocks up to 50 million years old
  • One of the country’s first piers was built in Walton-on-the-Naze in 1830
  • A local landmark is the Naze Tower, used to help ships navigate
  • HM Coastguard formerly operated from the town, until the Walton station closed in 2015

Which Areas Does PassMeFast Cover?

No matter which part of Essex you live in, you’re covered—our courses are available across the county. If you’d like more specifics on learning to drive with us in your area, follow the links below for information on some nearby towns.

We’ve already helped thousands of learners leave the L plates behind and get on the road. To become the UK’s next new driver, call us on 0333 123 4949, or click the button below to go direct to our online booking form.

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