Intensive Driving Courses in Southend-on-Sea

PassMeFast believes in keeping driving lessons simple. So, you won’t find any 5-day hotel stays or eye-wateringly expensive “guaranteed pass” courses with us: just a commitment to quality, speed and flexibility that helps you get the best driving instruction and to pass fast. Our intensive driving courses are available right here in Southend-on-Sea—so, if you’re interested in getting on the road, read on to see what crash courses we can offer you.

Booking Intensive Driving Lessons in Southend-on-Sea

Getting behind the wheel as a learner driver can be, understandably, a stressful experience for plenty of people. That’s why it’s crucial that you choose a driving school that makes the process of learning to drive run as smoothly as possible. This is where PassMeFast comes in.

We don’t make every learner take the same course: newcomers can pick our 48-hour beginners’ option, for example, while those who’ve already had plenty of experience on the road can go for a snappier 5-hour refresher. (Not sure what’s right for you? Answer a few quick questions in our course recommender to discover your best fit.)

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

Manual lessons are the most popular choice for learners, as passing in a manual means you’ve got the freedom to choose a car of either transmission after you’ve got your hands on your licence. If, however, you’re 100% sure that it’s all auto, all the time, an automatic course could be a great option for you. Simply opt for an automatic intensive driving course when booking, and note that prices may vary.

When you book in, you’ll get your practical test fast-tracked, helping you to beat the long waiting times—and we’ll also assign you an experienced, DVSA-approved instructor. Together with them, you’ll be able to personalise the structure of your course. So, if you need more space between lessons, you can go for a semi-intensive pace with sessions as short as two hours. Learners with plenty of time, meanwhile, can take up to five hours per day with a fully-intensive option.

It’s our mission to help make learning to drive easy for every learner here in Southend-on-Sea. To find out more about each course we have to offer, check out our prices page. Ready to book? Call us on 0333 123 4949, or simply click the button below to go straight to our online booking form.

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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 Southend-on-Sea

It should go without saying that the Southend-on-Sea driving test centre will be the most suitable practical test venue for most learners in this part of Essex. If, however, you’ve decided to look elsewhere, then other options in the vicinity are Basildon and Chelmsford. Before heading in for your test, be sure to visit the practical test section of our blog—it’s bursting with useful advice on everything from driving test prices to taking your instructor on your test.

Theory Test Centres in Southend-on-Sea

There aren’t many places in Essex that can boast both their own theory and practical test centres—but, as one of the biggest towns in the county, it’s not too surprising to learn that Southend is amongst them. This means that local learners can simply pop along to the Southend-on-Sea theory test centre to sit their test. For those looking for a different option, other Essex theory test centres include Basildon and Chelmsford.

Haven't taken your theory test yet?

One of the most common theory test myths is that it’s possible to simply rock up to a test centre and take both your theory and practical on the same day. This isn’t the case—in fact, you won’t be able to book a practical test at all until you’ve passed the theory! To make sure you passed in plenty of time, add a theory test onto your PassMeFast course, and we’ll arrange it for you.

Driving Around Southend-on-Sea

Before taking your driving test, you’ll want to get well acquainted with any roads that you be asked to take to by your examiner. Thankfully, as there’s a driving test centre here in Southend-on-Sea, you’ll be able to practise on roads close to home and get to know the town you’ll be driving in after passing.

Map of Southend-on-Sea within Essex

You can expect to spend time on the A127 (Southend Arterial Road)—this road links the town to the rest of Essex, and is consequently one of the town’s key routes. Expect to be taken to local residential areas, too, which may well play host to the manoeuvre you’ll need to perform in order to pass.

Southend-on-Sea Fact File

Famous for... World’s longest pleasure pier
Population 181,800
County Essex
Local council Southend-on-Sea
Major local roads A127 to Romford
A13 to London and Shoeburyness
Railway station Southend Victoria train station
More local information Google Maps
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Places near Southend-on-Sea

Canvey Island

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  • In the first half of the twentieth century, Canvey Island was Britain’s fastest-growing seaside resort
  • The first liquefied natural gas ever delivered by container ship arrived in Canvey Island in 1959
  • Canvey Island’s Lobster Smack pub was home to notable bare-knuckle boxing fights in the nineteenth century
  • A notable building in the area is the Labworth Café, a modernist restaurant designed by Ove Arup


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  • There are signs of early settlement in Leigh-on-Sea, with pottery and coins having been found from Roman times
  • Fishing has been a key industry in the town for around a millennium
  • In 2017, Leigh-on-Sea was declared the happiest place to live in the UK
  • Actress Helen Mirren was raised in the town, while tennis players David and John Lloyd were born here


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  • Rayleigh Mount was once home to a Norman castle, but only the raised earthwork and embankments remain today
  • The forests surrounding Rayleigh were once classed as royal hunting grounds
  • One of the town’s landmarks is the octagonal Dutch Cottage, said to be the UK’s oldest and smallest council house
  • It’s also home to the Rayleigh Windmill, a grade II listed building that is now home to a museum


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  • Rochford Hall is a large local manor originally built in 1216, with later reconstruction occurring following a 1791 fire
  • In the nineteenth century, the Christian movement known as the Peculiar People was founded here
  • Rochford is home to London Southend Airport, which has flights to destinations across Europe
  • Famous locals include musician Jamie Cullum and Countdown presenter Rachel Riley

Which Areas Does PassMeFast Cover?

Southend may be the biggest town in Essex, but it doesn’t have our courses to itself. In fact, the entire county can benefit from our fantastic range of intensive and semi-intensive courses. Take a look at what we have to offer, for example, in some nearby towns:

Don’t leave it any longer to get your driving journey started. Book your course online by clicking on the button below, or call up the team on 0333 123 4949—we’re always up for a chat!

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