Intensive Driving Courses in Thurrock

Too many driving schools make learners choose between flexible lessons and getting on the road quickly. At PassMeFast, we say: why not have both? When you book a driving course with us here in Thurrock, you’ll get top-quality tuition, fast-track tests, personalised service, and lessons that work for you. Read on to get the full details on our crash courses.

Booking Intensive Driving Lessons in Thurrock

An intensive driving course doesn’t have to be taken in one week. PassMeFast has put an end to inflexible crash courses and, in their place, created a range of packages that reflect learner drivers’ diverse range of experience. So, when you book with us, you’ll be able to choose from any of the courses available on our prices page, from 5 through to 48 hours.

You have the freedom to choose the pace of your course. Take our 25-hour course, for example: if you’ve got a lot of free time, you can go for our most intensive option available and take 5 hours of lessons per day over a 5 day period, finishing up with your driving test in the final hour. If you’ve got a busier schedule, you can keep the pace more chilled with blocks of lessons as short as two hours, or with fewer sessions per week.

Interested in automatic driving courses in Thurrock?

Don’t fancy learning in a manual car? We get you. We know that not everyone feels like tackling gear changes or clutch control—so we offer automatic intensive driving courses. Make sure you choose automatic on booking, and we’ll get it sorted for you. Prices may vary by transmission.

All of our intensive driving courses include not only lessons, but also a fast-track practical test. This means you could beat the usual long waiting times for tests by weeks or even months. Plus, you can expect fantastic service from not only our local, DVSA-approved instructors, but also from your very own dedicated Booking Agent, who’ll be busily working to sort all the admin for your course.

Get on the road with a driving school that puts you first. Call us on 0333 123 4949, or book your lessons online simply by clicking 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 Thurrock

Wondering where your driving lessons and tests are likely to take place? If you’re in the Thurrock area, the answer is most likely to be Tilbury test centre. Your lessons will take place in the vicinity of the test centre, and will cover some of the tricky spots likely to appear on your route, including taking in different types of roundabout and pedestrian crossing. Don’t worry if you’re heading elsewhere, though—your instructor may still be able to pick you up and drop you off! Nearby test centres outside of Thurrock include Basildon and Brentwood.

Theory Test Centres in Thurrock

While Thurrock’s learners are lucky enough to have a practical test centre close to home, it’s a different story when it comes to the theory test. Here, you’ll need to travel a little—though, thankfully, it’s not too much of a trek, with the nearest theory test centre located in Basildon. If this doesn’t work out for you, your best alternatives are two theory test centre centres in Greater London: Sidcup and Ilford.

Haven't taken your theory test yet?

If you still have the theory test on your to-do list, we can help you check it off. That’s because, when you add a theory test to your course, we’ll arrange it for you, and can even fast-track your appointment. Now all that’s left to do is to check out our ultimate guide to online theory test resources and get studying—after all, there’s no guaranteed pass here!

Driving Around Thurrock

With only one driving test centre in the Thurrock area, it’s likely that all local learners will start off their test by heading to Tilbury. (Don’t worry about getting there—home and workplace pickups are included with our courses as standard!) Over the course of your lessons, your instructor will gauge your current ability, and gradually introduce you to new areas that may crop up on your driving test.

Map of Thurrock within Essex

You can expect everything from local housing estates to busy A roads to appear on your test route, including dual carriageways such as the A13. This is to ensure that your driving ability is up to scratch on any type of road your examiner can throw at you. Impress them, and you’ll soon be the proud owner of a shiny, new, pink driving licence!

Thurrock Fact File

Famous for... Tilbury Fort
Population 170,400
County Essex
Local council Thurrock
Major local roads A126 to Tilbury
A13 to London and Shoeburyness
A282 to Darenth
Railway station Chafford Hundred train station
Grays train station
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Places in Thurrock


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  • Grays takes its name from Henry de Grey, a favourite courtier of King John
  • One of the town’s main landmarks is the art deco State Cinema, which closed in 1988
  • Notable locals include singer Louisa Johnson and comedians Russell Brand and Joe Pasquale
  • Just to the west of the town lies the major Lakeside Shopping Centre, which attracts visitors from across the region

South Ockendon

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  • While South Ockendon lies within Essex, North Ockendon is over the county border in Greater London
  • A major mental health hospital was established here in the 1930s, and operated until 1994
  • The town grew substantially following the building of prefabs here following the Second World War
  • Despite lying outside Greater London, South Ockendon is served by TfL as well as Essex bus services


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  • In mediaeval times, Stanford-le-Hope was home to one of the rebellions leading to the Peasants’ Revolt
  • One of Stanford’s most famous residents was the novelist Joseph Conrad
  • The town is home to various parks and nature reserves, the most notable of which is Thurrock Thameside
  • Due to its proximity to the major port at Tilbury, Stanford is now home to a number of distribution centres


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  • Tilbury was first inhabited following a drop in sea levels during the Roman period
  • An artillery fort was built here during the rule of Henry VIII, and later strengthened in subsequent wars
  • The local ferry to Gravesend is the last Thames crossing point before the river reaches the sea
  • Tilbury is one of the UK’s three major container ports, forming part of the Port of London and being the main port for paper imports

Which Areas Does PassMeFast Cover?

Our courses aren’t confined to this southernmost part of Essex. In fact, we cover the entire county (and Greater London, too)! Here are just a few of the nearby towns we cover…

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