Intensive Driving Courses in Blackburn

PassMeFast offers a range of driving courses in the town of Blackburn and surrounding area, including Accrington, Darwen, Bacup, Haslingden, Oswaldtwistle and Rawtenstall. But our driving school is different to the others: we help you pass fast, while giving you control and flexibility. Interested? Read on for everything you need to know about our manual and automatic courses.

Booking Intensive Driving Lessons in Blackburn

Intensive courses have become more popular in recent years, meaning that people can now get on the road faster than was possible with traditional, hourly lessons. The problem is that many companies make you trade your flexibility for speed, only allowing customers to take a 5 day course which requires you to take time off work, uni or college.

At PassMeFast, we offer a range of courses, and allow you to choose a schedule that suits you. Your lessons will be taught by one of our fleet of DVSA-approved driving instructors, who will provide one-on-one, tailored and focused tuition. If you have the free time, you can learn at a fully intensive pace—but don’t worry if you don’t, as you can use a semi-intensive course structure instead.

Interested in automatic intensive driving lessons in Blackburn?

Increasing numbers of learners are turning to automatic cars instead of the manual cars which have long dominated Britain’s roads. Some of the reasons why are well-founded: if you’re really struggling with gear changes, for example, you might get to grips with an auto much more quickly.

However, it’s important to dispel the misconceptions that automatic cars are easier, and that learning in one essentially means you have a guaranteed pass. In truth, pass rates in automatic cars are no better than those in manual cars, and learning in an auto still means putting in a lot of effort. If you still feel that auto is the way to go, however, then you’re in luck: with PassMeFast, you can take your course in either an automatic or a manual!

At the end of your course, it’ll be time to take your practical test. Unlike other companies, however, you won’t need to wait around. That’s because PassMeFast starts by booking you a fast-track practical test, giving you a date to work towards throughout your course. What’s more, our tests take place weeks or even months ahead of the standard waiting times. So, if you want to get on the road fast, book your course with us today.

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Why choose PassMeFast for your intensive driving course?

  • Automatic and manual 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 Blackburn

After your course hours are finished, and you’ve learned everything from the basics through to more advanced techniques such as defensive driving, it’s time to take your practical test. For learners in this area, the best option is likely to be the Blackburn with Darwen test centre; this test centre is located a little further south from Blackburn town centre, so as to make it accessible for learners from Darwen, too. Alternatives are Chorley and Preston.

Theory Test Centres in Blackburn

Many people aren’t aware that there’s a specific order to the tests you’ll need to take to become a licensed driver. Specifically, you’ll need to take your theory test before you can book a practical. There isn’t a theory test centre in Blackburn itself, meaning that learners will have to travel to another nearby town to pass first. For learners here, the best options are Bolton and Preston theory test centres.

Haven't taken your theory test yet?

As well as booking your practical test, PassMeFast can arrange your theory test appointment for you. If you’d like us to do so, be sure to add a theory test onto your course when booking.

Driving Around Blackburn

If, like most learners in the local area, you take your test at the Blackburn with Darwen practical test centre, you’ll spend the majority of your course hours in the area surrounding this centre. Major static hazards in the area include a number of roundabouts, as well as the A666 road which links both Blackburn and Darwen with Bolton and Pendlebury.

Map showing Blackburn within Lancashire

Aside from the static hazards, you’ll have to be adept at responding to a variety of developing hazards, including pedestrians, cyclists and other motorists. You’ll also need to be able to follow the directions given by the sat nav used on the driving test, and display one of three manoeuvres. After comprehensive lessons with PassMeFast, however, you should have no trouble getting your licence—first time.

Blackburn Fact File

Famous for... Weaving
Population 117,963
County Lancashire
Local council Blackburn with Darwen
Major local roads A666 to Langho and Pendlebury
A674 to Chorley
A677 to Samlesbury
A666 to Padiham
Railway station Blackburn train station
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Places near Blackburn


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  • The name seems to be of Anglo-Saxon origin, and may mean 'acorn farmstead'
  • Associated with the 'Accrington Pals', a nickname given to a battalion of volunteers that formed to fight in the First World War
  • A Ron Hill 10K marathon occurs every year at the end of March or start of April. It's named after local Olympic runner Ron Hill
  • They have their own cricket club, Accrington Cricket Club, which plays in the Lancashire League


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  • According to the Oxford Dictionary of British Place Names, the town's name is translated as 'muddy valley by a ridge'
  • On Easter Sunday, the Britannia Coconut Dancers beat the bounds of the town in a dance procession
  • English Heritage has declared Bacup as the best preserved cotton town in England
  • The town centre's been designated a Conservation Area of Special Architectural and Historic Interest


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  • The town's known locally as 'Darren' and its resident are called 'Darreners'
  • The remains of a barrow from approximately 2000 BC have been restored in the area at the Ashleigh Barrow
  • Darwen Jubilee Tower opened in 1898 to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee—it stands at 85 ft
  • In 2017, Darwen Library was designated as a Grade II listed building


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  • The town's name can be interpreted as 'the site of a farm'
  • It was home to North England's largest dry ski-slope, before it closed due to funding cuts
  • Home to Fitzpatrick's Herbal Health, which claims to be the oldest brewer of dandelion and burdock and sarsaparilla in the country
  • Rawtenstall Cricket Club has a home ground within the town, Worswick Memorial Ground, and competes in the Lancashire League


Which Areas Does PassMeFast Cover?

Our lessons aren’t only available in Blackburn. In fact, PassMeFast covers a wide area that encompasses the entirety of Lancashire. For information about courses nearby, check out our area pages for:

Ready to hit the road? Start here! Book your course by calling the team on 0333 123 4949, or by clicking below.

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