Intensive Driving Courses in Salford

Based in MediaCityUK, PassMeFast is proud to call Salford home. As such, it should come as no surprise that we cover the entire Salford area, from Eccles to Swinton and Walkden to Irlam. With nine different driving courses to choose from, we’ve got something for every learner in Salford. Read on to see what we can offer you.

Booking A Course

Wouldn’t it be nice if an intensive driving school offered lessons that fit around your schedule, rather than forcing you into a one-size-fits-all, one week course? Thankfully, there’s one school in Salford that does exactly that: PassMeFast.

With us, you can choose a course length of between 5 and 48 hours—and it’s up to you how to structure it. So, if you were taking our 25-hour course, for example, you could take 5 hours per day over a 5 day period, or spread your lessons out around your schedule. Fully intensive or semi-intensive: it’s your choice.

Not sure which course to take?

Before booking, why not get an instructor’s advice? Get a personalised course recommendation by taking an assessment lesson with PassMeFast.

When you book a PassMeFast course, you’ll get one-on-one lessons with a DVSA-approved driving instructor, as well as a fast-track practical test that helps you dodge the long waiting times. So, if you want a quick way to get your licence that won’t make you jump through hoops, PassMeFast is the perfect choice.

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Interested in automatic driving lessons in Salford?

When you’re driving in a city like Salford, traffic jams are often, sadly, a fact of life. With this in mind, it’s no wonder that automatic cars—which make stop-start traffic much smoother to drive in—have become more popular.

If you’re interested in taking automatic lessons in Salford, you’re in luck, as PassMeFast offer courses in both manual and automatic cars. Be aware, though, that you can’t get a guaranteed pass from switching to automatic—the test is just as hard for both sets of learners.

Why Choose PassMeFast?

  • 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 Test Centres in Salford

Salford’s practical test candidates may wish to head to the local test centre at Salford Fire Station. Be aware, however, that the test centre is currently subject to temporary closure—and that, even when open, Salford’s test centre had limited operating hours compared to other test centres in Greater Manchester. Consider other local options, such as Cheetham Hill and Sale.

Theory Test Centres in Salford

You won’t have anywhere near as much trouble taking your theory test in Salford: there’s a theory test centre conveniently located in Salford Quays. Alternatively, you may wish to head to Manchester, Bolton or Stockport to take your theory test, instead. Already passed? Why not take a look at our thoughts on what the theory test will look like in 20 years?

Haven't taken your theory test yet?

Make sure to book your theory test as part of your course if you haven’t yet passed—and to practice both parts of the test. For tips, check out our guide to passing the hazard perception test.

Driving Around Salford

Taking driving lessons in Salford means you’ll encounter busy, urban conditions, as well as having to deal with quieter residential areas. Don’t be fooled into thinking that residential areas are easier, though—with cyclists and pedestrians on the road, you’ll still need to have a keen sense of hazard perception here.

Map of Salford within Greater Manchester

During your course, you’ll not only gain more driving skills, but become vastly more confident behind the wheel—even if you’re learning to drive with anxiety. By the time you come around to taking your test, you’ll be ready to pass with flying colours.

Salford Fact File

Famous for... MediaCityUK
Population 248,700
County Greater Manchester
Local council Salford City Council
Major local roads A576 to Middleton and Stretford
A580 to Liverpool
A6 to Carlisle and Luton
Railway station Salford Central train station
Salford Crescent train station
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Weather in Salford
Wikipedia

Places in Salford

Eccles

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KEY FACTS

  • Home of the world famous Eccles Cake
  • Sits on the north bank of the Manchester Ship Canal
  • In the 19th century Eccles had a thriving textile industry, with silk in particular being a notable product of the area
  • The Church of St Mary the Virgin in Eccles gained Grade I listed status in 1964

Irlam

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KEY FACTS

  • Takes its name from its location on the River Irwell
  • Steel manufacturing provided a lot of employment for the town, with the Partington Steel and Iron Company opening a steelworks in Irlam in 1910
  • The country's largest independent wine bottler (Kingsland Wine & Spirits) is based in Irlam
  • The founder of telecommunication giant TalkTalk, Neil McArthur, was born and raised in Irlam. He continues to invest in the local area

Swinton

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KEY FACTS

  • An important mill town and coal mining district in the mid-19th century
  • Swinton Industrial School (set up in 1843 to care for and educate poor or neglected children) was visited by Charles Dickens
  • Salford Civic Centre, with its famous 125-foot high clock tower, is located in the town
  • Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, the acclaimed composer, was brought up in Swinton

Walkden

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KEY FACTS

  • The name of the town is pronounced 'Wogden' in the local accent
  • The Tesco Extra in Walkden is the largest supermarket in the UK by floorspace, measuring 185,500 square feet
  • Blackleach Country Park (roughly half a mile from the town centre) is a designated local nature reserve
  • The actor Christopher Eccleston was born here

Which Areas Does PassMeFast Cover?

Salford may be PassMeFast’s home, but we’ve spread our wings to cover a much wider area. This includes the entirety of Greater Manchester, including:

With PassMeFast, you could be on the road within weeks. So, don’t wait to start your journey: call us on 0333 123 4949, or click the button below to book.

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