Intensive Driving Courses in Barking and Dagenham

Barking and Dagenham is an area with longstanding links to the motoring industry, with over ten million cars produced at the local Ford plant throughout the twentieth century. It’s little wonder, then, that people in this borough are eager to get on the road. Thankfully, PassMeFast makes that process quick and simple. Learn more about how you could get on the road in just weeks with our intensive driving courses.

Booking intensive driving lessons in Barking and Dagenham

If you’re familiar with crash courses, you might have a certain image in mind of what you can expect when you choose to take one yourself. Maybe you think you’ll have to do all your lessons within a 5 day period, shell out for accommodation, and take one week off work. That might be true of another driving school—but not PassMeFast.

We offer learners real choice when it comes to their driving course. Want to fit lessons around your schedule? Done. Need to be picked up from work or home? Sorted. Looking to take your test weeks ahead of the usual waiting times? No sweat.

Interested in automatic intensive driving lessons in Barking and Dagenham?

Though manual cars are the most popular option on British roads, they’re not the only choice. Automatic cars are increasing in popularity, with some learners breathing a sigh of relief at being able to avoid constant gear changes and tricky clutch control.

Be aware, though, that if you take your test in an automatic car, you won’t be able to drive a manual car when you get your licence. It’s also a common misconception that autos are easy: they’re certainly not the guaranteed pass they’re often cracked up to be!

Nonetheless, the truth is that many drivers simply prefer automatics—and we believe the choice should be yours.

Our courses are available in both manual and automatic cars, meaning you’re in control. If you’re ready to get started, book your automatic course now.

Best of all, we take away the hassle that too often is part and parcel of learning to drive. Our team will assign one of our experienced, DVSA-approved instructors to cover your driving lessons. We’ll even handle the admin when it comes to booking your practical test (and theory, if required). So, relax—you’re in good hands.

If you’re ready to get this show on the road, call us on 0333 123 4949, or click the button below to book your driving course online.

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Why choose PassMeFast for your intensive driving course?

  • Automatic and manual ourses 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 Barking and Dagenham

Most learners in the Barking and Dagenham area are best served by the two test centres in Barking itself: Barking (Town Quay) and Barking (Tanner Street). If you live in the Chadwell Heath area, however, you may find that your closest option is instead the Goodmayes practical test centre in neighbouring Redbridge. Before you head off, be sure to read up on our article debunking some of the most common driving test myths!

Theory Test Centres in Barking and Dagenham

Before you take your practical test, you’ll need to head to your local theory test centre to get your theory test pass certificate in the bag. Though there’s no test centre to be found in Barking and Dagenham itself, local learners won’t need to travel too far. The Ilford theory test centre is the best option for those in the area, and is easy to reach by bus from across Barking and Dagenham.

Haven't taken your theory test yet?

Remember to add a theory test onto your PassMeFast course when booking. We can arrange the test date for you at a time and date to suit your needs.

Driving Around Barking and Dagenham

If taking your driving test in the local area, you’ll need to gain plenty of experience on the roads of Barking and Dagenham. Learners can expect a little of everything to appear on their test, from quiet residential streets to the famously busy North Circular Road, with its chaotic, multi-lane roundabouts.

Map of Barking and Dagenham within Greater London

As you can see, getting your licence here is no mean feat. Luckily, you’ll have PassMeFast on your side. We’ve helped thousands of learners to get on the road—fast. (Want proof? Read Daniel’s pass story—it took him just a week to go from a total beginner to a confident, licensed driver!)

Barking and Dagenham Fact File

Famous for... Ford motor manufacturing
Population 210,700
County Greater London
Local council London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
Major local roads A12 to Blackwall and Lowestoft
A123 to Chigwell
A124 to Canning Town and Upminster
A13 to Central London and Shoeburyness
Served by District line
Hammersmith & City line
London Overground
Railway station Barking train station
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Places in Barking and Dagenham


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  • Barking Abbey was established here in the 7th century
  • The most important traditional industry was fishing
  • The Lighted Lady of Barking is one of the town's major public artworks
  • Famous locals include Bobby MooreJohn Terry and Billy Bragg


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  • Named after the ancient Becontree Hundred, mentioned in the Domesday Book
  • When built, Becontree was the largest public housing estate in the world
  • Home to the world’s first female pipe band, formed in 1930
  • Famous locals include Alf Ramsey and Terry Venables

Chadwell Heath

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  • Connected by rail to Central London since 1864
  • Home to the art deco former Embassy Cinema
  • Residence of Eva Hart, who survived the sinking of the Titanic
  • Famous locals include rugby player Jason Leonard and F1 driver Jackie Oliver


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  • Remained a small rural village until the development of Becontree in the 1920s
  • Five manor houses once stood here, of which only Valence House remains
  • Home to a major Ford manufacturing plant since 1931
  • Famous locals include Nick Frost and Sandie Shaw

Which Areas Does PassMeFast Cover?

PassMeFast’s broad coverage area takes in the entirety of Greater London. So, if you live just outside the borough boundaries, don’t despair—simply check out one of our other areas!

Heard enough and feeling ready to book? We can’t wait to have you on board! Get things started by calling 0333 123 4949, or by clicking the button below to book your course online.

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