Intensive Driving Courses in Nottingham

Want to pass your test fast in Nottingham? Come to a driving school that specialises in intensive driving courses that work around your schedule. Read on to find out more about our crash coursesin Nottingham and the surrounding area, including Beeston, West Bridgford, Bingham, Hucknall, Eastwood and more.

Booking intensive driving courses in Nottingham

Intensive Driving Course in Nottingham

PassMeFast was launched with an aim: help learners to get on the road quickly, without making them all take the same 5-day course. Here at PassMeFast, we understand that all our learners are individuals. That’s why we offer nine different courses, ranging from our longest courses for beginners, through to shorter refresher driving courses for those who are almost test-ready.

Our courses are fast, but flexible. So, if you’ve got the free time to take a 20-hour course in just one week, we can help! Meanwhile, if you’ve got a busier schedule, you might want to choose to take your course at a semi-intensive pace, allowing you to fit your lessons around work, family life or other commitments—all while still beating the usual driving test waiting times.

Interested in automatic intensive driving lessons in Nottingham?

If you’ve ever tried driving through a busy city such as Nottingham, then you’re likely to have experienced slow traffic that stops and starts endlessly. These sorts of conditions require plenty of clutch control, and gear changes aplenty. If you’d rather avoid all of this hassle on a city drive, then you may wish to consider learning in an automatic car instead. Luckily, PassMeFast offers both manual and automatic driving courses in Nottingham, so the choice is yours.

Our office team will manage all the admin work that goes into your course—including finding you a fast-track practical test. Then, when you’re actually on the road, you’ll be learning alongside a DVSA-approved driving instructor with the experience and skills to help even the most anxious driver take to driving like a duck to water.

Add all of this up, and you get a driving school that truly does things differently—plus a great chance of passing first time, without forking out for extortionate “guaranteed pass” courses. Give us a call on 0333 123 4949 to speak to our team—or take the fast lane and click the button below to book your course online in just a few minutes.

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 Nottingham

Ready to take your practical test in Nottingham? It’s time to find a practical test centre! The best place to take your test in Nottingham will vary depending on your exact location—just to the east of the city is the Colwick test centre; this is also the closest test centre to the city centre itself.

Those living in areas to the south west of the city, such as Beeston, may wish to head to the Chilwell test centre. This is also the closest test centre to the University of Nottingham, making it perfect for students in the area (who can also take advantage of PassMeFast’s student discount)!

Finally, there’s also the Watnall test centre, which can be found to the north west of Nottingham itself. Its location makes it a great choice for learners in parts of the city of Nottingham, as well as for nearby towns such as Hucknall and Eastwood.

Theory test centres in Nottingham

Whilst there are three practical test centres in the vicinity, there’s only one theory test centre in Nottingham, which can be found in the city centre. Don’t worry, though—test waiting times for theory tests are much shorter than those for practical tests, so you should have no problems getting your theory test done quickly! We’re happy to lend a hand if you’d like us to book your test for you, though—just make sure to add it to your course!

Haven't taken your theory test yet?

Though most drivers are (understandably!) focused on their practical test, the theory mustn’t be neglected. You need a valid theory pass certificate in order to book a practical—so add a theory to your course if you haven’t passed yet.

Driving in and around Nottingham

Whilst the city centre of Nottingham will provide learners with busy urban road conditions, it’s worth noting that Nottingham’s three test centres are dotted around the outskirts of the city itself. This means that your test may just as well include a single-track road with passing places as a dual carriageway—in fact, it may well take in both!

Map showing Nottingham within Nottinghamshire

If you’ve never taken any driving lessons before, the very idea of doing all of that might seem close to impossible—but all drivers started in the same position, and you can do it! In fact, with one of our fleet of highly qualified instructors by your side every step of the way, getting to grips with driving will soon be a breeze!

Crash course in Nottingham

What's the difference between an intensive course and a crash course? We'll let you in on a little secret — they're the same thing! So to get your driver's licence ASAP, a crash course is probably the best way to go.

Driving Instructors in Nottingham

Most learners find driving instructors in Nottingham 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 Nottingham? PassMeFast do the hard work of matching you with an instructor that suits your availability. We have over 60 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 Nottingham

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.

Nottingham Fact File

Famous for... Robin Hood
Population 321,550
County Nottinghamshire
Local council Nottingham
Major local roads A453 to Castle Donnington
A5 to Newcastle-under-Lyme and Mablethorpe
A60 to Doncaster and Loughborough
Railway station Nottingham train station

Places in Nottingham


Cropped Google Map with pin over Beeston


  • Sits just north of the River Trent
  • The retail chemist group Boots has its headquarters on a campus in the area
  • The bee is an emblem of the town council and carved beehives can be found in and around the town hall
  • Fashion designer Paul Smith went to Beeston Fields Secondary Modern School for Boys


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  • Listed in the Domesday Book under the name 'Carentune'
  • Relied on the textile industry during the Industrial Revolution
  • Musical theatre college Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama (MADD) is located in Carlton
  • Richard Beckinsale, father of actresses Samantha and Kate Beckinsale, was born here


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  • Sits alongside the River Trent
  • One of the town's famous landmarks is Clifton Hall, a manor house that is now a grade I listed building
  • The town has six football teams, including the Clifton Aces and FC Olympico
  • The musician Jake Bugg was born and raised here

West Bridgford

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  • The town was historically very separate from Nottingham, thanks to strict planning regulations that limited the density of housing
  • The town contains no 'streets', rather, everything named is a 'road'
  • There are four bridges linking the town to Nottingham: Trent Bridge, Wilford Suspension Bridge, Wilford Toll Bridge and Lady Bay Bridge
  • English cricketer Stuart Broad grew up here

Which is the best driving school in Nottingham?

There are plenty of driving schools in Nottingham to choose from. Some of the most popular include 1st Driving School, Get Set Driving and Gears Driving School. Whilst PassMeFast isn't technically a driving school, we work similarly and as a learner, you won't be able to tell the difference.

PassMeFast works with lots of instructors across Nottingham. We do the hard work when it comes to booking a test and finding an instructor, leaving you to focus on driving. As well as that, you'll have access to our industry-leading Student Portal app, with lots of tools to make your driving journey a success.

Which areas does PassMeFast cover?

Nottingham may be the biggest city in its county, but it’s not the only place we cover! In fact, PassMeFast’s range of driving courses are available across Nottinghamshire—so, if you’re just outside Nottingham itself, why not check out one of our other areas in the county?

No matter which part of Nottinghamshire you live in, we can help you to get on the road sooner than you might think. Get behind the wheel by calling 0333 123 4949, or simply book online by clicking the button below.

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What is the driving test pass rate in Nottingham?

The driving test pass rate in Nottingham is 45.7%. 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 Nottingham?

Some of the test centres in Nottingham include Nottingham (Chilwell) and Nottingham (Colwick). 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.