Intensive Driving Courses in Newark

With so many things to explore in the Newark area, including the world-famous Sherwood Forest, there are plenty of reasons to want to get out on the roads here. If you’ve been looking for a local driving school, however, you might have found that the only options involve a slow pace, with one lesson per week—or, alternatively, an inflexible intensive school that forces you to take all your lessons within a 5 day period.

Not keen on either option? Want to learn fast—but don’t want to sacrifice your schedule? PassMeFast are the answer! With our driving courses in Newark and the surrounding area, you could be on the road in as little as one week. Learn more about our crash courses here!

Booking an Intensive Driving Course in Newark

Unlike other driving schools, we understand that learners want to get on the road quickly, but don’t want to rearrange their lives around their lessons. That’s why we don’t just offer a single type of course; instead, we have nine different courses, from 5 hours up to 48 hours, designed for learners of all abilities. A learner who’s about ‘halfway there’, for example, might take our 20 hour course.

Interested in automatic intensive driving lessons in Newark?

Taking lessons in an automatic car is becoming more popular—but does it beat learning in a manual? Here are a few of the reasons to go auto:

  • There’s no clutch pedal—great if you’re struggling with clutch control
  • You won’t have to worry about constant gear changes
  • Your driving experience is likely to be smoother

However, there are still plenty of reasons why manual cars rule the UK’s roads…

  • Manual cars offer drivers more control
  • …plus, they’re usually cheaper to buy and to service…
  • …and they use less fuel than an automatic.

Some extra considerations to take into account include the fact that, if you pass in an automatic, you can only legally drive automatic cars—whilst manual licence holders are deemed fit to drive both transmission. And automatic cars don’t offer the guaranteed pass that many learners expect—in fact, auto pass rates are actually lower than pass rates in manual cars.

In the end, it’s up to you as an individual to decide which gearbox is better for your needs. The good news is that PassMeFast offers you the choice of both manual and automatic driving lessons in Newark—so, no matter which side of the debate you’re on, we’ve got you covered!

Don’t worry if you’re not entirely sure which course is right for you, though: our friendly sales team can assess your prior experience to help you make a decision.

No matter the length, all PassMeFast courses share a few things in common. First, all your lessons will be taught one-on-one by a DVSA-approved instructor. You’ll also get a fast-track practical test as standard, meaning you can take your test weeks or even months ahead of the normal waiting times. Plus, our dedicated team will deal with all the behind-the-scenes work—so all you need to do is drive!

At PassMeFast, we aim to make every learner’s journey smooth, simple and speedy. Getting your licence with us starts here. Simply call us on 0333 123 4949, or click below to book your course online.

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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 Newark

Learners in Newark have a range of different test centres across the county of Nottinghamshire to take advantage of—the closest is Nottingham Colwick test centre, but other nearby options are also available in Ashfield and Watnall. Remember that most practical tests involve following sat nav directions, but don’t worry: you won’t need to bring your own! Instead, the examiner will supply a TomTom Start 52 sat nav. Read up on driving tests with a sat nav to stay prepared.

Theory Test Centres in Newark

If you’ve yet to take your theory test, then you’ll want to head to one of the test centres near to Newark to get this pass under your belt sharpish. Unfortunately, there’s no theory test centre in the town of Newark itself, meaning that learners will need to travel to Grantham, Lincoln or Nottingham to get the job done. Check out our guide to passing your theory test to make the journey even smoother!

Haven't taken your theory test yet?

Haven’t taken your theory test? You’ll need to complete this before taking your practical, so be sure to book early! Make sure to include a theory test with your PassMeFast course—we can sort your appointment out for you!

Driving in and around Newark

Before you even head outside of the town of Newark itself, you’ll encounter a variety of different roads and road features, from roundabouts in the town centre to the A46 dual carriageway to the west of the town. Then, you’ll also have to acquaint yourself with the rural roads surrounding Newark—not to mention the area where you’ll actually be taking your practical test.

Map showing Newark within Nottinghamshire

Doing all of this is no mean feat—but it’s something millions of drivers do every day, and it’s something you’ll become adept at thanks to your PassMeFast course. At PassMeFast, we only work with instructors who’ve achieved A and B grades on check tests, so you can rest assured that you’re out on the roads in safe hands.

Driving Instructors in Newark

Most learners find driving instructors in Newark 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 Newark? PassMeFast do the hard work of matching you with an instructor that suits your availability. We have 100 driving instructors in and around Nottinghamshire 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 here to find prices in your area.

Driving Schools in Newark

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 Nottinghamshire 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.

Newark Fact File

Famous for... Civil War battle
Population 27,700
County Nottinghamshire
Local council Newark and Sherwood
Major local roads A1 to Edinburgh and London
A17 to King's Lynn
A46 to Bath and Cleethorpes
Railway station Newark Castle train station
Newark North Gate train station
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Weather in Newark

Places near Newark


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  • The village is often linked to Robin Hood and Maid Marian, who are said to have narried in one of the local churches
  • The name means 'Edwin's resting place', in reference to the fact that King Edwin of Northumbria's body was hidden here in AD 633
  • Coal mining was a major industry here, until the colliery was closed in 2015
  • A lot of locals are employed by nearby Centre Parcs Sherwood Forest holiday village


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  • Thought to have been used by travelling Romans as a camping area
  • There was no public transport in the village until 1871, when the railway opened
  • Rainworth includes a five turbine windfarm called Lindhurst Wind Farm
  • Murderer Donald Neilson, known as 'the Black Panther' was caught in Rainworth, thanks to the help of local residents


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  • The town's major landmark is a cathedral named Southwell Minster
  • James VI of Scotland passed through the town in 1603 on his way to be crowned in London
  • It is an affluent area, home to many of Nottingham's richest residents
  • The local community newspaper is called The Bramley

Which Areas Does PassMeFast Cover?

PassMeFast is proud to cover millions of people—and we can’t wait to help more learners get on the road every single day across the UK! Here are just a few of the towns we cover in Nottinghamshire:

As long as you live in one of the many areas we cover, we can help you to get on the road in a matter of weeks. So, take one step closer to your full UK driving licence: call us on 0333 123 4949, or book your course by clicking the button below.

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What is the driving test pass rate in Newark?

The driving test pass rate in Newark is 50.8%. 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 Newark?

Some of the test centres near Newark include Lincoln, Nottingham (Colwick) and Grantham (Somerby). It’s usually best to pick the test centre closest to you. You’ll do your driving lessons in this area and become familiar with the route you’ll use during the test.