Intensive Driving Courses in Yate

More learners than ever are turning to intensive courses to get their driving licence. However, you may not realise that there’s a right way and a wrong way to do intensive tuition. Some driving schools think that the only way to do an intensive course is to make learners take all their lessons in a 5 day window. Others think that the best option is to advertise a ‘guaranteed pass’ that they can’t deliver. Here at PassMeFast, though, we keep things simple: great instructors, fast-track tests, and customer service that’s second to none. Read on to learn about the crash courses we offer here in South Gloucestershire.

Booking an Intensive Driving Course in Yate

Getting a driving licence with PassMeFast starts with one simple question: how many hours do you want to take? We have options for all kinds of learners, from those who are almost up to test standard through to those who’ve never taken to the wheel in their life. You can check all of them out by visiting our prices page—or get a quote via our course recommender.

Once you book in, we’ll allocate one of our extensive fleet of both male and female driving instructors to take you for your course. They’ll assess your current level of driving ability, and tailor lessons to help you build your skills as effectively as possible. What’s more, you’ll also be able to choose the pace at which your course progresses, with fully intensive and semi-intensive options available.

Interested in automatic intensive driving lessons in Yate?

With multiple motorways criss-crossing the South Gloucestershire area, heavy traffic is always a possibility. Driving an automatic can make for a smoother ride, as you won’t have to deal with constant gear changes when you’re stuck in a jam. Want to learn in an automatic car? We can help! Choose this as your preferred transmission when you book, and we’ll match you up to a local instructor.

In addition to our excellent team of DVSA-approved driving instructors, PassMeFast has one of the best office teams in the biz. It’s their job to secure you tests that don’t just fit your availability, but beat the usual waiting times by weeks. You’ll also have a dedicated Booking Agent on hand throughout your course, ready to answer any questions you may have and ensure everything is ship-shape!

Our courses have already done the trick for learners across the country, with thousands obtaining a licence with PassMeFast courses each year. Want to join them? Take your first step today by calling the team on 0333 123 4949. You can also speed things up even more by booking your driving course online.

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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 Yate

When it comes to something as important as your practical, going in with a cool head is vital—and one of the best ways to relax before your driving test is to know well in advance where you’ll be taking it. Here in South Gloucestershire, the Bristol Kingswood test centre is the obvious choice for local learners. Other alternatives include the other test centres in the Bristol area: Avonmouth and Brislington.

Theory Test Centres in Yate

Since the 1990s, the theory test has been making our roads safer, and it’s a vital part of any learner’s journey. If you’re waiting to take it, but aren’t yet sure where you need to head, allow us to clear things up. For those living in South Gloucestershire, Bristol is the nearest test centre. Elsewhere in the county, you also have the option to head to Gloucester or Cheltenham.

Haven't taken your theory test yet?

Passing your theory test in good time means a weight off your mind for the rest of your course. Add a theory test onto your booking, and we’ll arrange it to take place at a suitable time for you.

Driving in and around Yate

Though many a learner has gone in search of driving test routes, finding an exact guide is impossible. You see, the DVSA keeps these routes under lock and key. This affords examiners more freedom to change routes up when necessary to prevent you from getting stuck in traffic during your test. It also means that candidates can focus on responding to the roads themselves, rather than treating the practical test like a memory exam. Nonetheless, some of the driving lessons you take in Yate are sure to overlap with your real life test routes.

Map showing Yate within Gloucestershire

If you live in South Gloucestershire, then it’s highly likely that you’ll be taking your practical at the Bristol Kingswood test centre. Your lessons here will cover some of the areas that are likely to appear on your test, including residential areas to the north and east of Bristol. You’ll also need to deal with tricky junctions, such as the Siston Hill Roundabout, which lies just a short drive from the Kingswood test centre.


Driving Instructors in Yate

Most learners find driving instructors in Yate by searching online or through a recommendation. Many instructors use social media or websites to advertise themselves and some are listed on the DVSA website. It can be difficult to find an available instructor — they’re still in very high demand after lockdowns, with some waiting lists up to 4 months long! 

Need a driving instructor in Yate? PassMeFast do the hard work of matching you with an instructor that suits your availability. We have 50 driving instructors in and around Gloucestershire who’ll work around your schedule and help you get on the road in a flash. 

Wondering how fast you can pass? Our flexible but intensive driving courses mean you learn efficiently and boost your chances of passing ASAP. Instead of making you wait for ages for a test after your lessons, we fast-track your test before assigning an expert driving instructor to teach you. This goal-focused structure ensures your driving skills are fresh in your mind for your test so you’re more likely to pass. 

Over 50,000 people have taken the faster route to driving with PassMeFast — and you can be next! Enter your postcode here to find prices in your area.

Driving Schools in Yate

Instead of learning to drive with an independent driving instructor, some people choose to learn with a driving school. Driving schools tend to offer a slower, more traditional approach to learning to drive than intensive course specialists like PassMeFast.  

The major downside of the traditional 1- or 2-hour weekly lesson is that you don’t get to book a test until your instructor thinks you are ready — and with most test centres in Gloucestershire being fully booked months in advance, you could end up waiting a long time (and wasting money on lessons to stop your skills from getting rusty while you wait). 

PassMeFast works around you and your schedule, and your lessons will be at a pace that works for you in a modern, goal-focused way. PassMeFast is the faster and easier route to driving — we’ll do all the admin, our courses include a fast-tracked practical test date, and your driving instructor will pick you up from home or work.

Yate Fact File

Famous for Celestine mining
Population 27,603
County Gloucestershire
Local council South Gloucestershire
Major local roads A432 to Bristol
A46 to Bath and Cleethorpes
Railway stations Bristol Parkway train station
Filton Abbey Wood train station
Yate train station
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Places near Yate

Bradley Stoke

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  • Where Bradley Stoke stands today once consisted of farmland
  • The modern town of Bradley Stoke began life as a new town, with building commencing in 1987
  • The local shopping centre, the Willow Brook Centre, serves six million customers per year
  • Today, Bradley Stoke lies close to three motorways: the M32, M4 and M5


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  • Filton was once the site of the Bristol Cars headquarters
  • The area was once home to a private airport, Filton Aerodrome
  • To celebrate the area’s links to the aviation industry, the Aerospace Bristol museum is situated here
  • Today, Filton is known as the home of MoD Abbey Wood, where Defence Equipment & Support is headquartered


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  • Before it became a settlement, Kingswood was a royal hunting estate
  • Kingswood grew into a town as a result of coal mining in the local area
  • An annual procession takes place in the Kingswood area every Whit bank holiday
  • The town is home to Kingswood RFC, which plays at Grimsbury Road Playing Fields


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  • Evidence exists of human settlement in the Thornbury area dating back to the Neolithic era
  • One of the most prominent landmarks in the town is Thornbury Castle
  • The town holds its own horticultural competition, Thornbury in Bloom
  • At the centre of Thornbury lies the town pump, which sits on a small island in the heart of the town centre

Which Areas Does PassMeFast Cover?

So, now you know about everything PassMeFast offers in this corner of South Gloucestershire. What you may not realise, though, is that we cover a much bigger area—including the entire county! For details on our courses in other Gloucestershire locations, check out the list below.

We’re ready and waiting to help you to get your licence. To get things started, simply give us a call on 0333 123 4949. A member of our team will be happy to help talk you through your options and help you to decide which of our courses would be best for you. Alternatively, you can book online in minutes—just click the button below!

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What is the driving test pass rate in Yate?

The driving test pass rate in Yate is 55.5%. It’s understandable that some people choose their test centre based on the pass rate, but it’s not as important as you’d think. There are lots of factors that can influence a pass rate, such as the number of tests taken in the area. Whether or not you pass simply depends on how you perform on the day.

Where is the local driving test centre for Yate?

Some of the test centres near Yate include Bristol (Avonmouth) and Bristol (Kingswood). It’s usually best to pick the test centre closest to you. You’ll do your driving lessons in this area and become familiar with the route you’ll use during the test.