Intensive Driving Courses in St Helens

Still waiting to get your licence in St Helens? It doesn’t have to take long! If you live in the St Helens area, including Newton-le-Willows, Haydock, Billinge, Garswood and Rainford, you could learn to drive in a matter of weeks with intensive driving lessons from PassMeFast! Keep reading to find out more about our crash courses.

Booking Intensive Driving Lessons in Saint Helens

If you’re looking into learning to drive in St Helens, you may be wondering what it is that makes PassMeFast different to other driving companies. The answer lies in our nine distinctive courses, each of which is tailored to learners of different experience levels.

Not sure which course to take?

Take our Course Recommender for a quick spin. Answer a few quick and easy questions about your driving experience and we'll tell you exactly what course you need to pass.

Interested in automatic intensive driving lessons in St Helens?

Many learners are now interested in taking their course in an automatic car. But what are the positives and negatives? Well, there are certainly some pros: with an auto, you won’t have to worry about gear changes, which can make urban driving go more smoothly. However, auto cars certainly aren’t the guaranteed pass that some learners think they are. Meanwhile, they also tend to be more expensive, and getting an automatic licence means you can’t drive manual cars after passing.

With both pros and cons to choosing an automatic, it’s important to think carefully about your options before deciding which transmission to go for. However, the good news is that, with PassMeFast, you do have a choice: it’s possible to take lessons in St Helens in either a manual or an automatic car.

Whereas other companies only offer a single type of course—usually taken over a 5 day period—we welcome anyone wanting to perfect their driving skills, from an experienced learner looking for a refresher course to a complete beginner (even if you’re learning to drive with anxiety!).

Our courses are taken over a period of days or weeks—not months. At the end of your lessons, you’ll take a fast-track practical test, which we’ll book for you to take place well ahead of the normal DVSA waiting times. And through it all, you’ll be guided by one of our fleet of DVSA-approved driving instructors.

Our driving school also gives you the freedom to customise your course: you can choose a fully intensive or semi-intensive pace, and include any special requirements. Simply speak to the team on 0333 123 4949, and we can get the job done.

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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 St Helens

Learning close to home is always a real advantage, as it means that you’ll be taking your lessons in the same environment as you’ll later have to drive in in real life. That’s why it’s great that learners here can simply head to the nearby St Helens test centre. Alternatively, you may also choose to take your test in nearby Warrington or Widnes.

Theory Test Centres in St Helens

Theory test centres are usually thinner on the ground than practical test centres, in part because they often tend to be more centrally located and easier to reach. As such, it’s great news to see that there’s a theory test centre in St Helens itself. This means you won’t have to travel far to take your theory test if you haven’t passed already. Should you decide to go elsewhere, other centres can be found in Wigan and Liverpool.

Haven't taken your theory test yet?

Remember that you’ll need to pass your theory test before booking a practical! If you haven’t done this yet, simply add it to your course.

Driving Around St Helens

Most learners here will be starting their practical test at the St Helens driving test centre, which is located just a short distance from the town centre. As such, urban roads, some of which are likely to be very busy, will almost definitely feature on your test. However, don’t rule out country roads making an appearance on your test too. In fact, be prepared for everything, including various types of roads and junctions, as well as displaying awareness of hazards and knowledge of manoeuvres—as well as, of course, answering those “show me, tell me” questions.

Map showing St Helens within Merseyside

Whilst the test is meant to be challenging, you shouldn’t be feeling too nervous. That’s because, during your lessons, your PassMeFast instructor will give you both the skills and the confidence you need to be able to pass your practical test first time. Fast, flexible service with no compromise on quality—what’s not to like?


Driving Instructors in St Helens

Most learners find driving instructors in St Helens by searching online or through a recommendation. Many instructors use social media or websites to advertise themselves and some are listed on the DVSA website. It can be difficult to find an available instructor — they’re still in very high demand after lockdowns, with some waiting lists up to 4 months long!

Need a driving instructor in St Helens? PassMeFast do the hard work of matching you with an instructor that suits your availability. We have 116 driving instructors in and around St Helens who’ll work around your schedule and help you get on the road in a flash.

Wondering how fast you can pass? Our flexible but intensive driving courses mean you learn efficiently and boost your chances of passing ASAP. Instead of making you wait for ages for a test after your lessons, we fast-track your test before assigning an expert driving instructor to teach you. This goal-focused structure ensures your driving skills are fresh in your mind for your test so you’re more likely to pass.

Over 50,000 people have taken the faster route to driving with PassMeFast — and you can be next! Enter your postcode to find prices in your area.

Driving Schools in St Helens

Instead of learning to drive with an independent driving instructor, some people choose to learn with a driving school. Driving schools tend to offer a slower, more traditional approach to learning to drive than intensive course specialists like PassMeFast.

The major downside of the traditional 1- or 2-hour weekly lesson is that you don’t get to book a test until your instructor thinks you are ready — and with most test centres in Merseyside being fully booked months in advance, you could end up waiting a long time (and wasting money on lessons to stop your skills from getting rusty while you wait).

PassMeFast works around you and your schedule, and your lessons will be at a pace that works for you in a modern, goal-focused way. PassMeFast is the faster and easier route to driving — we’ll do all the admin, our courses include a fast-tracked practical test date, and your driving instructor will pick you up from home or work.

St Helens Fact File

Famous for... Glass
Population 102,629
County Merseyside
Local council St Helens
Major local roads A570 to Southport
A58 to Prescot and Wetherby
Railway station St Helens Central train station
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Places near St Helens


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  • The name may mean '(place at the) pointed hill' from Old English 'billa' and 'ing'
  • Billinge's name was recorded as 'Bylnge' in 1252
  • Two of the town's churches are listed buildings
  • The Church of St Aidan (Grade II*) is part of the Anglican Diocese of Liverpool and St Mary's Church (Grade II) is part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Liverpool


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  • The village is often referred to as 'Yick', and its inhabitants may be referred to as 'Yickers'
  • It was one of the UK's richest areas in coal and coal mining. It had up to 13 collieries working at one time
  • The Haydock Brass Band was formed in 1861 and is still going strong; it's the oldest community run organisation in St Helens
  • It's the home of the Haydock Park Racecourse, which was built on the historic Haydock Park


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  • The arrival of railways in 1830 transformed the small village into the world's first 'railway town'
  • The fields between Newton and Winwick were the location of one of the last battles of the Second English Civil War
  • William Huskisson, MP for Liverpool, was killed at Parkside near Newton when he was run down by Stephenson's Rocket locomotive on the opening day of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway
  • There's a memorial at the spot where the accident happened, and a bridge in the town centre is named in memory of Huskisson


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  • The village has many churches, including St Ann's, St Bartholmew's and St James'
  • Home of a notorious mass murderer, Frederick Bailey Deeming, in the Victorian era
  • The Rainhill Trials of 1829 resulted in the choosing of Stephenson's Rocket as the world's first 'modern' steam locomotive
  • A main feature of the village is the George Stephenson Skew Bridge, which carries the main road over the railway


Which Areas Does PassMeFast Cover?

As well as the St Helens area, PassMeFast offers courses across Merseyside, and the nearby counties of Greater Manchester and Cheshire. Some nearby areas that are covered by our driving school are:

If you’re ready to ditch the L plates and pass fast, then simply get in touch. Call us on 0333 123 4949, or book your course online by clicking the button below.

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What is the driving test pass rate in St Helens?

The driving test pass rate in St Helens is 39.2%. It’s understandable that some people choose their test centre based on the pass rate, but it’s not as important as you’d think. There are lots of factors that can influence a pass rate, such as the number of tests taken in the area. Whether or not you pass simply depends on how you perform on the day.

Where is the local driving test centre for St Helens?

The local driving test centre in St Helens is the St Helens (Liverpool) test centre. Just pop WA9 1NS into the Sat Nav and head to Navigation Road bright and early. It’s usually best to pick the test centre closest to you when you book your test. You’ll do your driving lessons in this area and become familiar with the route you’ll use during the test.