Intensive Driving Courses in the Forest of Dean

If you live in the Forest of Dean, then PassMeFast is the driving school for you. Unlike others, we won’t overpromise you a misleading ‘guaranteed pass’. Instead, our Intensive Driving Courses focus on offering our students top-quality tuition with local, DVSA-approved driving instructors. Plus, we’ll fast-track your driving test to take place weeks ahead of the standard waiting times. So, if you live in Cinderford, Coleford, Lydney, or anywhere across the Forest of Dean, read on to learn more about driving lessons in your area.

Booking an IntensiveDriving Course in the Forest of Dean

Every learner’s driving journey is unique—but you wouldn’t know it when you look at the courses some other companies offer. Whether it’s a ‘traditional’ driving school that operates at a snail’s pace, or a newer company offering an inflexible 5 day course, learners are often left with little choice over the way they learn. Not so with PassMeFast.

PassMeFast offers all of its learners choice from the moment they book, starting with the number of lessons they take, and the transmission they drive in. Once booked, you’ll also get to decide the intensity of your course. So, whether you want to condense your lessons into as little as one week or spread things out over a longer period, we can help!

Interested in automatic intensive driving lessons in the Forest of Dean?

Thought that you had to take your course in a manual car? Think again! If you’d prefer to learn in an auto, we can help you to pass. Choose automatic transmission when you book your course, and we’ll match you up with a local instructor with a suitable vehicle.

Every single one of our students gets their very own dedicated Booking Agent—a member of our office team whose job it is to manage your course from start to finish. This includes securing you a fast-track practical test, so that you can pass your test even faster. They’ll also assign one of our DVSA-approved driving instructors to take you for your lessons. With their experience and patient demeanour, they’ll help you gain the skills you need to become a safe and competent driver.

To get a flavour of everything we have to offer, head over to our courses and prices page—or discover which of our packages suits you best by utilising our course recommender. Know which one you want to go for? Great stuff! Just give us a bell on 0333 123 4949 to chat to a member of our team, or book your course online in just minutes.

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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 the Forest of Dean

If you’re preparing to take your practical, you’re likely to have a few questions about it. How long is the driving test, for example? And where should I take it? If you live in the Forest of Dean, there are plenty of possible answers to the latter question. Here in Gloucestershire, you can either head to Gloucester, Cheltenham or Bristol Kingswood, while the Monmouth test centre across the border in Wales is also a convenient option.

Theory Test Centres in the Forest of Dean

Maybe we’re rushing ahead, and you’ve still got the theory test to get out of the way first. If that’s the case, then the nearest theory test centres to the Forest of Dean include Bristol, Hereford, Gloucester and Cheltenham. Before you head into your test, be sure to check out some of the many theory test articles on the PassMeFast Blog, such as our guide to the traffic light sequence.

Haven't taken your theory test yet?

One of the most pervasive theory test myths states that you can skate by with common sense on the big day. Unfortunately, this has led to plenty of learners not taking the theory test seriously enough—and failing. Our tip? Get your theory test booked well in advance! That way, you’ve got plenty of time to account for any potential slip-ups. Better yet, add the theory test onto your PassMeFast booking, and we’ll arrange it for you!

Driving Around the Forest of Dean

Taking your lessons in a rural area like the Forest of Dean throws up different challenges for a driver compared to those faced by learners in towns and cities. From A roads carrying the national speed limit through to single-track country lanes, you’ll soon become adept at dealing with a wide variety of different conditions while driving.

Map showing Forest of Dean within Gloucestershire

However, as the Forest of Dean doesn’t have its own test centre, you’ll need to gain yet another layer of driving skills as you head towards a nearby town or city to take your test. Don’t worry, though: your instructor will make sure that your lessons take in busier areas, too, to prepare you for the conditions you’ll be facing on test day.

Forest of Dean Fact File

Famous for Ancient woodland
Population 86,791
County Gloucestershire
Local council Forest of Dean
Major local roads A4151 to Elton and Nailbridge
A48 to Carmarthen and Gloucester
Railway station Lydney train station
More local information Google Maps
Weather in the Forest of Dean

Places in the Forest of Dean


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  • Cinderford grew as a town following the opening of Cinderford Ironworks in 1795
  • Given its heritage, the layout of the town of Cinderford is similar to those in the South Wales Valleys
  • The town was home to the group EMF, best known for the song Unbelievable
  • Another famous local is John McAfee, who founded the McAfee antivirus brand


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  • Coleford saw fighting during the English Civil War, during which time the town was held by Parliamentarians
  • Mining was once an important local industry, and the town was also home to an ironworks
  • A tramway once ran through Coleford, linking mines in the Forest of Dean to the River Wye
  • One of the biggest employers in the town is the Suntory factory, which produces both Ribena and Lucozade


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  • An Iron Age fort stood in the area where Lydney stands today, and a temple was built here in the Roman era
  • The Severn Railway Bridge spanned the river between Lydney and Sharpness from the 1870s until its collapse
  • Lydney is today home to the only operational mainline railway station in the Forest of Dean
  • The area is also home to a heritage railway, the Dean Forest Railway

Which Areas Does PassMeFast Cover?

Our courses aren’t just available here in the Forest of Dean—you can book with us across Gloucestershire! For further information on our packages in different parts of the county, take a look at the following links:

Want to become the next driver to get your hands on your very own driving licence? Start here! Just call the team on 0333 123 4949, or book your course online by clicking the button below.

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