Intensive Driving Courses in Wigan

PassMeFast covers the entirety of Wigan, including Leigh, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Ince-in-Makerfield, Hindley, Orrell, Standish, Atherton, Tyldesley, Golborne, Lowton, Billinge, Astley, Haigh and Aspull. Learn more about our driving school, the courses we offer, and how we can help you to pass fast!

Booking A Course

Unlike other driving schools, which only offer a single 5 day course, we understand that our learners are individuals. That’s why we have a range of courses for learners ranging from beginners through to those who simply need a quick refresher.

Not sure which course to take?

If you don’t know which course to go for, take a course assessment. One of our instructors will take a look at your driving and recommend a suitable course.

All of our lessons are taught by DVSA-approved instructors, and you’ll always learn on a one-on-one basis, ensuring you have the instructor’s full attention at all times. Plus, thanks to our fast-track practical test service, you could get your licence sooner than you think.

Say goodbye to driving lessons as usual—book a PassMeFast course by calling us on 0333 123 4949 or by clicking below.

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Interested in automatic driving lessons in Wigan?

Though an automatic car can’t give you a guaranteed pass, it can help you if you’re struggling with gear changes. PassMeFast offer automatic courses in Wigan as well as manual; you can check the prices for all our courses in either transmission at our prices page.

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 Wigan

There is a test centre in the Wigan area—but it might not necessarily be in the area you’d expect. In fact, the closest test centre to Wigan is actually the Atherton practical test centre. Aside from Atherton, some in the Wigan area may choose to cross the border into Merseyside to take their test at the St Helens test centre.

Theory Test Centres in Wigan

While you’ll have to venture outside of the town of Wigan to take your practical test, Wigan theory test centre is very conveniently located on Market Street within the town centre. Again, the next-closest option for learners here can be found in St Helens.

Haven't taken your theory test yet?

Don’t be daunted by the theory test—simply revise your hazard perception and multiple choice questions to get prepared! Make sure to add a theory test to your course when booking if you haven’t passed.

Driving Around Wigan

At PassMeFast, we always try to ensure our learners have plenty of experience driving around the area where they’ll be sitting their practical test. For learners in Wigan, this usually means you’ll spend some time in the Atherton area, featuring contrasts between A roads like the A577 and rural areas north of the town itself.

Map of Wigan within Greater Manchester

Your lessons will also involve you practising and perfecting the manoeuvres you may be asked to demonstrate on your test, including pulling up on the right. You’ll learn a lot—but, by the end of it, your hard work will be rewarded with a brand new full UK driving licence. To learn more, check out the history of the UK driving licence.

Wigan Fact File

Famous for... Wigan Pier
Population 103,608
County Greater Manchester
Local council Wigan Council
Major local roads A49 to Bamber Bridge and Ross-on-Wye
A577 to Ormskirk and Salford
Railway station Wigan North Western train station
Wigan Wallgate train station
More local information Google Maps
Weather in Wigan
Wikipedia

Places in Wigan

Ashton-in-Makerfield

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KEY FACTS

  • It was made an urban district in 1894 by the Local Government Act
  • In the 19th century the area was famous for the manufacture of hinges and locks
  • The buildings that are now the local high schools (Byrchall and St Edmund Arrowsmith) were used as POW camps during the Second World War
  • Olympic athlete June Croft was born here

Golborne

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KEY FACTS

  • The town's name means 'stream where the marsh marigolds grow'
  • A number of farms in the area still belong to the same families who originally owned them
  • Coal mining played a big part in the town's economy—in 1979, an explosion in the colliery resulted in the death of 10 miners
  • World champion boxer Peter Kane was raised here; a square in the town is even named after him

Hindley

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KEY FACTS

  • The first recording of the town was 1212, but back then it was spelled 'Hindele'
  • Known for the production of nails from the 17th to 19th century
  • Just north of Hindley you'll find Borsdane Wood, a local nature reserve
  • Singer and comedian George Formby was brought up in the area

Leigh

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KEY FACTS

  • There is evidence of human activity in the area from as early as the Neolithic and Bronze Age
  • During the civil war, the people of Leigh were divided in their allegiance—a battle even took place in the town in 1642
  • There was a major mining disaster at Bedford Colliery in 1886 that resulted in the death of 38 miners
  • Rhythm and Blues singer Georgie Fame was born Leigh

Which Areas Does PassMeFast Cover?

On the border between Greater Manchester and Merseyside, Wigan is close to a number of areas which PassMeFast covers, including:

If you live in any of these areas—or anywhere we cover—you could start your lessons with us within as little as one week, depending on availability. To get the ball rolling, call 0333 123 4949, or book using the button below.

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