Intensive Driving Courses in Thanet

Whether you’re looking to get out and about in this coastal part of Kent, or simply want to learn to drive for work or family, a PassMeFast course could help you to get on the road quicker than you might expect. Read on to find out everything you need to know about the driving courses we offer in Thanet, and see exactly what makes a PassMeFast crash course so special.

Booking Intensive Driving Lessons in Thanet

PassMeFast courses rely on a few key values. The first of these is speed. Instead of the slow, one-hour lessons other companies offer, our driving school offers intensive and semi-intensive courses. This means you’ll be taking anywhere between 2 and 5 hours of lessons per day—and we’ll fast-track your practical test to take place ahead of the standard waiting times you’ll find on the DVSA website.

The second value to look out for is flexibility. While some schools offer only a single type of course, we have nine different courses to choose between. You’ll also be able to choose the schedule of your course. A fully intensive option, for example, may see you taking our mid-range 25-hour course over a 5-day period, while a semi-intensive pace slows things down to a (still relatively speedy) few weeks of learning.

Interested in automatic intensive driving lessons in Thanet?

If you’ve decided to go auto, then PassMeFast can help. We offer automatic driving lessons in the Thanet area, meaning you can learn with your gearbox of choice. Check out our prices page for full details, and note that prices vary by transmission.

Third, PassMeFast courses are all about quality. You’ll notice this in our DVSA-approved instructors, who’ll impart their local knowledge to ensure you become an expert on Thanet’s roads in no time. You’ll also get fantastic, personalised service from your dedicated Booking Agent—a member of our office staff whose task it will be to arrange your tests and generally keep things running smoothly.

There are plenty of fantastic reasons to take a PassMeFast course—just ask the many alumni who’ve left us glowing reviews! To join them on the road, just give us a call on 0333 123 4949, or book online by clicking the button below.

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Why choose PassMeFast for your intensive 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 Thanet

Despite being home to a number of large towns, the DVSA have decided not to site any driving test centres on the isle of Thanet itself. As such, you’ll need to travel a little to take your test. The closest option for most learners is likely to be Herne Bay, while other possibilities include travelling down the coast to Folkestone, or inland to Canterbury. Make sure you check out our guide to driving test faults to figure out what not to do—after all, you can never be sure of a guaranteed pass!

Theory Test Centres in Thanet

With fewer theory test centres around than there are practical test centres, it’s not too surprising to learn that you won’t be able to take your theory test in Thanet, either. For most learners, the best option will be to head to Canterbury theory test centre, which is around 20–30 minutes away by train. While on your way, why not test out your knowledge with our fun traffic signs quiz?

Haven't taken your theory test yet?

Don’t forget that you’ll need to pass your theory test before you’re eligible to book a practical test—rules are rules! Luckily, PassMeFast can organise your test appointment for you, and even fast-track it ahead of the usual waiting times. Simply check the theory test box when you make your booking with us.

Driving Around Thanet

Ask any driving instructor, and they’ll all agree that it’s a good idea to get plenty of driving experience in the area where you’re due to take your practical test. As there’s no driving test centre in Thanet itself, this means you’ll be spending at least some of your lesson time elsewhere. This likely means you’ll be heading west across the north Kent coast towards Herne Bay, though other options, such as Canterbury and Folkestone, may work better for some learners.

Map of Thanet within Kent

If you’re taking your test in this coastal town, you’ll have a unique set of challenges to face. For starters, some driving tests go right through Herne Bay’s Central Parade, which may be thronged by traffic in summer months, and features a large number of bay parking spaces. Even if your examiner decides not to take you through this part of town, you’ll still have plenty of obstacles to overcome, including the A299 dual carriageway, alongside residential areas with narrower streets.

Thanet Fact File

Famous for... Seaside resorts
Population 141,300
County Kent
Local council Thanet
Major local roads A256 to Dover
A28 to Hastings
A299 to Faversham
Railway stations Margate train station
Ramsgate train station
More local information Google Maps
Weather in Thanet

Places in Thanet


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  • The town has been a seaside resort since the nineteenth century, and has been served by railways since 1863
  • Broadstairs has been a base for lifeboats since the mid-nineteenth century
  • Each June, the Broadstairs Dickens Festival is held in honour of novelist Charles Dickens
  • Broadstairs was home to one of the UK’s first hypermarkets; originally a Co-op, it is now a Tesco


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  • Margate has been one of Kent’s leading seaside resorts for well over two centuries
  • In 1978, the Victorian-era pier was destroyed in a North Sea storm surge
  • The town’s Dreamland Amusement Park, closed in 2006, reopened to the public in 2015
  • The Scenic Railway at the amusement park is one of the world’s oldest, operating since 1920


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  • Ramsgate is an important port town, with the Port of Ramsgate officially established in 1850
  • Aside from shipping, tourism and fishing are two of the town’s key industries
  • World-renowned artist Vincent Van Gogh moved to Ramsgate in 1876 for a short period
  • A reconstructed Viking longship, the Hugin, sits on Pegwell Bay in the town


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  • During the First World War, Westgate-on-Sea was home to a Royal Naval Air Service seaplane base
  • One-time Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman wrote a poem, Westgate-on-Sea, about the town
  • Former Archbishop of Canterbury William Temple hailed from the town
  • One of the town’s most distinctive buildings is the Carlton Cinema

Which Areas Does PassMeFast Cover?

As well as covering the whole of Thanet, PassMeFast’s coverage area extends far and wide. This includes major cities such as London, Manchester and Birmingham—and, of course, the entirety of Kent. Check out the links below for details on courses in some other nearby areas.

Booking a PassMeFast course is your first step to getting on the open road. To get started, call us on 0333 123 4949, or click the button below to go to our online booking form. We look forward to seeing you behind the wheel soon!

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