Intensive Driving Courses in Skelmersdale

Whether you’re looking to head out to Liverpool, the coast, or even just exploring the local area, it’s always a great idea to have a car in West Lancashire—after all, Skelmersdale is one of the biggest towns in the region without a railway station! Luckily, PassMeFast offer a range of intensive driving courses in Skelmersdale, Ormskirk, and across the county. So, if you don’t have a licence yet, don’t worry—with lessons from PassMeFast, you could be on the road within weeks! Learn all about our driving school and crash courses by reading on.

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Booking Intensive Driving Lessons in Skelmersdale

If you’re fed up of companies who make you pay thousands for a “guaranteed pass”, force you into a single type of 5 day course, or are simply just too slow, then we hear you. Thankfully, there is one driving school that does things differently: PassMeFast.

Interested in automatic intensive driving lessons in Skelmersdale?

Lessons in a manual car are the most popular choice for learners across the UK, but they’re certainly not the only option. PassMeFast offers learners the ability to take lessons in an automatic car—a good option if you’re really finding it difficult to get used to gear changes and clutch control. For a full rundown, visit our comparison of manual vs automatic cars.

Lessons with PassMeFast take place at your pace. You choose a course to suit you: from 5 hours up to 48 hours, all learners can find something for them. However, no matter the length of your course, we can guarantee:

  • You’ll learn alongside a DVSA-approved instructor.
  • A PassMeFast booking agent will handle all the admin for your course, so you don’t have to.
  • We’ll search for driving test cancellations, so you avoid the normal waiting times for driving tests.

Call 0333 123 4949 to book your course, or simply use the online form by clicking the button below.

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Why choose PassMeFast for your intensive driving 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 Skelmersdale

If you’re living in West Lancashire, you might be hoping to take your test in Skelmersdale or Ormskirk. Unfortunately, there are no practical test centres in either town at present, meaning you’ll need to travel a little to take your test. The nearest test centres to West Lancashire are St Helens, Norris Green, Chorley, and Atherton. For more information, including test centre phone numbers, visit our resources page.

Theory Test Centres in Skelmersdale

As is the case for practical test centres, there are no theory test centres to be found in either Skelmersdale or Ormskirk. Learners here will thus need to head a bit outside of town to pass their theory test; St Helens and Wigan are the nearest options. To brush up on your motoring knowledge, why not check out our ultimate driving glossary?

Haven't taken your theory test yet?

If you haven’t passed your theory test yet, be sure to add this onto your course when making your booking. We can even fast-track your test to help you get an earlier slot!

Driving Around Skelmersdale

Typically, learners will need to spend a bit of time during lessons driving in the area around their test centre. For learners in Skelmersdale, this means you’ll have to spend some time in a nearby town such as St Helens or Liverpool. Though this does mean a bit of travel time, your instructor will be able to pick you up and drop you off at home or work—and you’ll also get to avoid Skelmersdale’s dreaded system of roundabouts!

Map showing Skelmersdale within Lancashire

Provided you put in the time and effort, you’ll have a great chance of walking away from your practical test with a brand new licence. To prepare, why not take a look at the history of the UK driving licence for some fun facts?

Skelmersdale Fact File

Famous for... Roundabout road system
Population 38,813
County Lancashire
Local council West Lancashire
Major local roads A577 to Boothstown and Ormskirk
Railway station None
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  • The town has Viking roots, with its name originating from 'Burh-skogr', meaning 'fortress in the woods'
  • Ruins from Burscough Priory, dating back to 1190, still stand in the southwest of the town
  • The priory used to be home to the tombs of the Earls of Derby, one of the most prominent families in the region, which can now be found in Ormskirk parish church
  • RNAS Burscough (HMS Ringtail), a Fleet Air Arm air station located 1.5 miles away, was active between 1943 and 1946


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  • The town's name is Old Norse in origin and derives from 'Ormres kirkja', with 'Ormr' being a personal name and 'kirja' meaning 'church'
  • Ormskirk is renowned for its gingerbread, with local women in the past baking it and selling it to passengers in staging inns
  • The most notable gingerbread customer happened to be Edward, Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) who enjoyed the local delicacy so much that he sent orders directly to the town
  • Home to the Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul, which is one of only three parish churches in England to have a tower and a separate spire. It's unique in that both features are at the same end of the building


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  • The village's name has Old Norse origins with 'Tharaldr', a personal name, and Old English 'tun' which means farmstead or enclosure
  • Tarleton is known for its rich quality soil which is responsible for most major economic activity, including market gardening
  • It is home to a whopping 18 listed buildings, including St Mary's Church, Bank Bridge and Holmeswood Hall
  • In the 19th century, a lucky labourer found a leaden box filled with a hundred silver coins whilst digging, possibly dating back to the 17th century


Which Areas Does PassMeFast Cover?

Skelmersdale is far from the only town where PassMeFast offers lessons. In fact, we cover the entire county of Lancashire, including the following nearby towns:

Plus, with lessons available just over the border in Merseyside (and beyond!), PassMeFast is the ideal choice for millions of learner drivers. If you’d like to join our happy and ever-growing band of PassMeFast alumni, then call us on 0333 123 4949, or click below to book.

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