Intensive Driving Courses in Barnsley

Live in Barnsley? Need driving lessons to get behind the wheel? With PassMeFast’s semi-intensive and intensive driving courses, you could be on the road quicker than you think. We cover the whole of South Yorkshire, meaning that learners in Barnsley, Penistone, Hoyland, Wombwell, and the surrounding area could get their licence in a matter of weeks! Best of all, we do all of this without forcing you to take one week off work to take a 5 day crash course. Read on for information on what we offer learners here in Barnsley.

Booking an Intensive Driving Course in Barnsley

Are you a beginner driver? Or have you already had plenty of lessons, and just need a refresher course as a last confidence boost? No matter how long you’ve spent on the road, PassMeFast has a course tailored to suit your needs. All of our courses also come complete with a fast-track practical test, helping you to beat the waiting times and pass faster.


Interested in automatic intensive driving lessons in Barnsley?

Automatic and manual cars each have their pros and cons. A manual is generally cheaper to buy and service here in the UK, and offers drivers more control. Manual pass rates are also generally higher than those for automatics—the perception that automatics grant you a guaranteed pass is just another driving test myth!

However, automatics do offer drivers respite from clutch control and gear changes, which can often prove a stumbling block for many. If you'd prefer to take lessons in an automatic, we can help—all of our courses are available in automatic cars!

Booking is simple: just call us on 0333 123 4949, or book online. Once you book, you’ll be assigned a dedicated booking agent, as well as one of our fleet of high-grade, DVSA-approved instructors, who’ll help you become a safe, confident driver.

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Why choose PassMeFast for your intensive driving course?

  • Automatic and manual 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 Test Centres in Barnsley

With PassMeFast, it’s easy to take your entire course in your local area—including your practical test. That’s because we cover every practical test centre in South Yorkshire, including the Barnsley test centre. Depending on your exact location and availability, you may wish to travel to a nearby alternate test centre, such as Rotherham or Sheffield Middlewood Road. No matter where your test takes place, we can pick you up and drop you off at home or work.

Theory Test Centres in Barnsley

While the practical test gets the most attention, it’s just as vital that you pass your theory test—without it, you can’t gain your full licence. Learners in Barnsley will need to travel a little to get to their nearest theory test centre, as there isn’t currently one within the town itself. The nearest available theory test centres to Barnsley are in Sheffield and Leeds.

Haven't taken your theory test yet?

You can book a PassMeFast course without having already passed your theory test—just be sure to add it on when booking in.

Driving in and around Barnsley

When learning to drive, you’re likely to spend the majority of your time driving in the area around the test centre where you’ll be taking your test. As there’s a practical test centre in Barnsley itself, this means that you’re likely to be learning on roads that you’ll later be driving on every day—standing you in good stead for real-life driving.

When learning in Barnsley, you’ll have to deal with a wide range of driving scenarios. Much of your driving will take place in residential areas, where you’ll need to be aware of potential hazards at all times. You’ll also need to deal with busier urban roads, including the A628 and A635, which lead into the town centre, and may even have more rural roads to contend with too.

Map showing Barnsley within South Yorkshire

Though learning to deal with the complexity of the roads might seem daunting at first, there’s no need to worry. Our team of instructors have the skills and experience to help you confidently tackle any type of road—from roundabouts to box junctions—with aplomb. What’s more, you can get it all done in days or weeks—not months!

It doesn’t take long to become a fully licenced driver with PassMeFast. Book in online or contact the team to get the ball rolling today.

Driving Instructors in Barnsley

Most learners find driving instructors in Barnsley 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 Barnsley? PassMeFast do the hard work of matching you with an instructor that suits your availability. We have 105 driving instructors in and around South Yorkshire 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 Barnsley

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 South Yorkshire 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.

Barnsley Fact File

Famous for Barnsley chop
Population 91,297
County South Yorkshire
Local council Barnsley
Major local roads A61 to Derby and Thirsk
A628 to Hollingworth and Pontefract
A635 to Doncaster and Manchester
Railway stations Barnsley Interchange train station
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Weather in Barnsley

Places in Barnsley


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  • Sits on the River Dearne
  • Darton was founded as a parish in 1150
  • The town made headline news in June 2007 when torrential rain caused the banks of the Dearne to burst, resulting in severe flooding
  • David Booth, manager of the Laos national football team, was raised in the area


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  • Located in the foothills of the Pennines
  • Famous for the breed of sheep known as Whitefaced Woodland
  • It's home to the annual Penistone Show, which features agriculture and livestock
  • On the second Saturday in September the town hosts the Penistone Show—an agricultural show that draws in tourists and locals alike


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  • The name is thought to mean ‘well in a hollow
  • Mark Jones, a Manchester United player who died in the Munich air disaster, is buried in Wombwell cemetery
  • The first ever recorded case of ‘scrying’, a process by which one receives paranormal messages, was recorded in the town in 1467
  • The town boasts at least five different local football teams

Which Areas Does PassMeFast Cover?

Don't live in Barnsley? Wondering if you can take driving lessons with us where you live? If you're anywhere in South Yorkshire, the answer is yes! In fact, we now cover counties up and down the UK. Follow the links below for information on our courses in:

If you're looking for an intensive driving school that does things differently, PassMeFast could be ideal for you. To find out more, call us on 0333 123 4949—or, if you're ready to get the show on the road, book your course online.

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What is the driving test pass rate in Barnsley?

The driving test pass rate in Barnsley is 53.3%. 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 Barnsley?

The local driving test centre in Barnsley is the Barnsley test centre. Just pop S75 2DH into the Sat Nav and head to West 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.