Intensive Driving Courses in Taunton

How long should it take to learn to drive? If you ask most traditional driving schools, they’ll tell you that you need to wait months to get on the road. Here at PassMeFast, however, things move a lot quicker. That’s because we offer intensive driving courses. Combine this with fast-track tests, and we can help you get your licence in a matter of weeks. Want to find out more? Read up on our Taunton crash courses below!

Booking intensive driving lessons in Taunton

While other companies try to ensnare learners with deceptively cheap driving lessons or mislabeled one week driving courses, PassMeFast keeps things plain. We offer courses to suit learners at any stage of their driving journey, from beginner to advanced. You can check all of them out via our courses and prices page, or get a quote by visiting our course recommender and answering a few quick questions.

When you book with us, you’ll get to decide the pace of your course. The quickest options involve taking an intensive driving course in blocks of up to 5 hours per day, meaning that a newcomer to driving could become test-ready in just a few weeks. At the other end of the scale, there are semi-intensive options—still quicker than average, but easier to slot around a busy schedule.

Interested in automatic intensive driving lessons in Taunton?

While some learners erroneously think that an automatic car will bag them a guaranteed pass, the reality is that pass rates are actually lower than in a manual. So, why learn in an auto? Well, if your issues centre particularly around clutch control or gear changes, then it makes good sense to make the switch. If this sounds about right for you, then book one of our automatic driving courses here in Taunton! Select any of our courses with auto transmission, and we’ll match you to a suitable ADI.

No matter how you choose to structure them, your lessons will be taught by a DVSA-approved driving instructor, whose job it will be to teach you the skills you need not only to pass your test, but to drive safely and considerately for life. Meanwhile, we can’t neglect to mention the PassMeFast office team, who’ll help to make your journey even smoother by fast-tracking your driving test.

Everyone’s welcome here at PassMeFast—even the most nervous learners—and our courses are fully customisable. So, why go elsewhere? Take your first step towards driving freedom by giving the team a call today on 0333 123 4949. We’ll be happy to help answer any questions you may have and start making arrangements for your course. Alternatively, you can simply book in 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 Taunton

Given its status as a large town in a relatively rural part of the country, it’s little surprise to learn that there’s a driving test centre here in Taunton. That means that any local learners won’t need to travel to take their lessons or practical test! This is one of a handful of test centres in Somerset, with others including Yeovil and Weston-super-Mare.

Theory Test Centres in Taunton

There’s a bumper set of good news for those living locally, as those who’ve yet to jump the first hurdle on their driving journey can take their theory test right here in Taunton too! This is great news, as the closest alternatives are both over an hour away by public transport: Axminster and Yeovil.

Haven't taken your theory test yet?

Getting your theory test passed in good time can make a real difference to the progress of your course. That’s because, without a theory test pass, you can’t book a practical. To ensure that you’re able to secure a theory test date in plenty of time, let us book it for you by adding it onto your PassMeFast course. Ready to go? Check out our last-minute theory test tips!

Driving Around Taunton

Whether your lessons take place over a 5 day or 5 week window, you’ll need to learn the same set of skills required to succeed at the practical. That’s why your instructor will take a comprehensive approach to teaching, covering everything from basic skills to defensive driving techniques, as well as ensuring you’re well versed in the driving test manoeuvres and show me, tell me questions you’ll need to answer.

Map showing Taunton within Somerset

Though the local driving test centre is found to the north of Taunton, routes starting from here could encompass virtually any part of town, including the bustling centre and quieter rural areas. You won’t be tested on the nearby M5, though your instructor may help you prepare for everyday driving by taking you out for motorway lessons.

Taunton Fact File

Famous for Taunton flower show
Population 69,570
County Somerset
Local council Somerset West and Taunton
Major local roads A3259 to Monkton Heathfield and Staplegrove
A358 to Colyford and Williton
A38 to Bodmin and Mansfield
Railway station Taunton train station
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Places near Taunton


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  • Minehead was originally a minor port, before developing into a trading centre during the Middle Ages
  • Much of the architecture in the town today dates to the Edwardian period
  • It is well known as a seaside resort, and is home to a Butlin’s holiday camp
  • A local tradition that has continued for generations is the Minehead Hobby Horse on the first of May each year


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  • It is believed that the initial settlement in what is today Watchet was at the Iron Age fort of Daw’s Castle
  • St Decuman’s Church in the town dates back to the thirteenth century
  • Watchet was once home to Wansbrough Paper Mill, the UK’s largest factory manufacturing corkboard
  • There is a statue standing at the harbourside commemorating the Samuel Taylor Coleridge poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner


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  • Wellington grew as a centre for cloth-making in the eighteenth century
  • The town is best known for its association with the Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley
  • The Duke is commemorated with the Wellington Monument, the world’s tallest three-sided obelisk
  • It is also home to the Wellington School, which was attended by actor David Suchet and chef Keith Floyd


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  • A number of Iron Age hillforts stand in the area surrounding Wiveliscombe
  • The current town has existed since at least the time of the Domesday Book
  • St Andrew’s Church, at the centre of the town, is a Grade II listed building
  • Wiveliscombe is home to its own microbrewery, Exmoor Ales

Which Areas Does PassMeFast Cover?

If you live outside of Taunton, and were worried that you couldn’t book with us, then don’t worry: we cover all of Somerset. Here are just a few of the nearby locations where our instructors teach:

Now’s the time to start your driving journey. Book in with us today by calling 0333 123 4949, or simply by clicking the button below to go to our online form.

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