Intensive Driving Courses in Medway

Looking for a way to pass your test that’s faster than traditional hourly lessons, but doesn’t require a 5-day holiday from work? PassMeFast is the way to go! Here in Medway, our instructors can help you to pass in weeks—not months. For more information about our courses in Gillingham, Rainham, Chatham, Rochester, Strood, and more, read on.

Booking a Course

When you’re a learner driver, it sometimes feels as if you have to arrange your life around your lessons. PassMeFast believes that shouldn’t be the case. We may offer intensive courses, but our lessons fit around you.

When you book with us, you can choose any one of our nine courses—and you can even use our course recommender to find the perfect course for you. Once you’ve booked, we’ll arrange a fast-track practical test that suits your needs—and takes place ahead of the usual waiting times in the Medway area.

Interested in automatic driving lessons in Medway?

Not keen on clutch control? Gear changes driving you up the wall? Going auto could be a great choice. With our driving school, the choice of transmission is up to you. Just visit our prices page to compare both gearboxes.

You’ll learn alongside one of our DVSA-approved instructors, and will devise a course structure that works for you. Meanwhile, one of our team of Booking Agents will be there sorting out all the admin for your course, as well as being there as a friendly point of contact should you have any queries.

To find out more, call us on 0333 123 4949, where a member of the team will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Ready to book? Just click the button below to go straight to our online form.

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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 Medway

Driving lessons complete? Theory test in the bag? Great stuff! It’ll be time for the main event: the practical test. For learners in this area, the obvious location to take your driving test will be at the Gillingham driving test centre, which, lying in the middle of the Medway Towns, is a convenient location for candidates from Rainham to Strood. If, for some reason, you need to look further afield, the closest alternative test centre is in Maidstone.

Theory Test Centres in Medway

Medway’s learners are in a good position, as the area is home not only to a practical test centre, but a theory test centre as well. The local theory test centre can be found in Chatham, and is easily accessible by train from across Medway. Be sure to read our guide to preparing for theory test success before you head to the test centre—you can’t just hope for a guaranteed pass, after all!

Haven't taken your theory test yet?

Your lessons may be where you learn the practical side of driving a car, but your theory test provides the basis of the knowledge you need to be able to drive safely. It’s for this reason that the DVSA requires all learners to take their theory test before they can even book a practical. So, if you’re still without a theory test pass certificate, be sure to add a theory test onto your PassMeFast course when booking.

Driving Around Medway

No matter which of the Medway Towns you’re from, almost all learners in the local area will end up taking their test at the Gillingham test centre. As such, you’ll end up spending much of your lessons in Gillingham and the surrounding area, getting to grips with the local roads. But what can you expect here?

Map of Medway within Kent

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For starters, you can expect to be taken on the two A roads that bound Gillingham—the A289, which runs along the coast to the north of the town, and the A2, which runs to the south and links Medway to both Dover and London. Expect to encounter mini-roundabouts, such as the one at the end of Barnsole Road, as well as car-lined residential areas on your test route. This means that hazard perception will be key on your drive!

Medway Fact File

Famous for... Maritime history
Population 277,600
County Kent
Local council Medway
Major local roads A2 to Dover and London
A228 to Tunbridge Wells
A289 to Gillingham and Strood
Railway stations Chatham train station
Gillingham train station
Rainham train station
Rochester train station
Strood train station
More local information Google Maps
Weather in Medway
Wikipedia

Places in Medway

Chatham

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KEY FACTS

  • Chatham was a small village until the establishment of Chatham Dockyard in the sixteenth century
  • Hundreds of ships were launched from Chatham, including Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory
  • The town was home to Charles Dickens during his childhood
  • In the 1970s, the town was home to the Medway Poets group, including artist Billy Childish

Gillingham

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KEY FACTS

  • Gillingham has a long naval history, having been a limb of the Cinque Ports
  • Later, the majority of Chatham Dockyard lay within the town as well
  • Following the Dutch Raid on the Medway, the town’s defences were strengthened
  • The town is known as the home of Gillingham FC, who play at Priestfield Stadium

Rochester

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KEY FACTS

  • The Diocese of Rochester, centred on Rochester Cathedral, is the second oldest in England
  • The King’s School, meanwhile, is the second-oldest continuously operating school in the world, just after a similarly-named school in Canterbury
  • Charles Dickens was particularly fond of the town, and moved to nearby Gad’s Hill Place in 1857
  • Today, the town is home to one of the four branches of the University for the Creative Arts

Strood

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KEY FACTS

  • Until 1193, Strood was part of Frindsbury—today, some consider the opposite to be the case
  • The Thames and Medway Canal was dug here in the early nineteenth century
  • Isaac Newell, who pioneered football in Argentina and founded Newell’s Old Boys, hailed from the town
  • Other famous locals include archaeologist Charles Roach Smith and botanist Anne Pratt

Which Areas Does PassMeFast Cover?

PassMeFast are proud to cover the entire county of Kent. So, whether you’re in Medway or further afield, you can book with us and pass within weeks. Take a look at the list below for information on courses we offer in towns across Kent.

The journey to passing starts here. Call us on 0333 123 4949, or click the button below to book your driving course online.

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