Intensive Driving Courses in Gateshead

If you’re looking for a driving school that offers attentive customer service, fantastic instructors, and early test dates, then PassMeFast is exactly what you’ve been looking for. Our crash courses are available across the Gateshead area, and our broad range of packages means that we’ve got something for each and every learner. Read on for full details on everything we have to offer in Gateshead.

Booking Driving Lessons in Gateshead

If you’ve never taken any driving lessons before, you may be surprised to hear that there are things no one tells you about learning to drive. You may not realise, for example, that some companies will drag out your lessons over months, meaning you end up paying over the odds. Meanwhile, others will say that you can pass quickly, only to reveal that their ‘5 day’ course comes with a long wait tacked on at the end.

We say no to all of that. Instead, we offer courses that deliver on the things customers really want. For starters, you have the choice of anywhere from a short, 5-hour refresher course through to a 48-hour option designed for a total beginner. You can even check our course recommender if you’re not sure which is best for you. We offer flexible payment options, too, and, subject to approval, you can even pay in instalments!

Interested in automatic driving lessons in Gateshead?

Automatic cars are growing in popularity across the UK, as more drivers are discovering smoother drives with no gear changes or clutch control to worry about. We can help you to learn to drive in an automatic, too—just select this as your preferred transmission when you book in, and we’ll assign you a suitable instructor here in Gateshead.

Another thing you may not realise is that some learners end up waiting months just to take their practical test. That’s not the case with us, though—we’ll secure you an early test appointment, so you can get your licence fast. What’s more, you’ll be taking your lessons with a top, DVSA-approved driving instructor in your area, meaning you’ll be in good hands when you’re behind the wheel.

It’s little wonder that so many students have come to PassMeFast. (Just take a look at our reviews to hear from them in their own words!) So, if you’re ready to join them, take a look at our prices page to see which of our courses would suit you best. Call 0333 123 4949 to chat to our team, or book online to get started within minutes.

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Why Choose PassMeFast?

  • 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 Gateshead

One piece of advice we always give to our learners is to get to know their local test centre. It won’t mean a guaranteed pass, but it certainly will provide a solid foundation for the rest of your test. If you live locally, the Gateshead test centre, which lies close to the Metrocentre, will probably be the best option, though you may also wish to consider Elswick and South Shields depending on your exact location.

Theory Test Centres in Gateshead

Though Gateshead doesn’t have its own centre for the theory test, you won’t need to travel far to take it. In fact, it’ll be a simple hop across the Tyne Bridge to the Newcastle theory test centre! Alternatively, you can head east towards the coast, and to the Sunderland theory test centre.

Haven't taken your theory test yet?

Though taking your theory test pass certificate to your practical test isn’t always necessary, passing your theory before taking your practical test is a requirement—and there’s no way around it! If you’ve not yet booked your theory, why not let PassMeFast do it for you? Simply add a theory test onto your course, and we’ll arrange it at a local test centre.

Driving Around Gateshead

As you learn to drive, you build up muscle memory. This is what comes into play when you’re able to effortlessly perform a smooth gear change while checking your mirrors. As well as this more unconscious ability, you’ll also notice that you’re getting to know the local roads in your area. So, what can you expect to come across when driving around Gateshead?

Map showing Gateshead within Tyne and Wear

Well, with tests starting from the Dunston area of town, you’re sure to become familiar with the busy roads around the Metrocentre, as well as the A1. Close by, in residential parts of town such as Lobley Hill, you may find yourself having to perform hill starts, as well as performing a reversing manoeuvre and pulling up on the side of the road.

Gateshead Fact File

Famous for Angel of the North
Population 120,046
County Tyne and Wear
Local council Gateshead
Major local roads A1 to Edinburgh and London
A167 to Kenton and Topcliffe
A184 to Sunderland
A189 to Ashington
Tyne and Wear Metro station Gateshead station
More local information Google Maps
Weather in Gateshead

Places near Gateshead


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  • Evidence of settlement in the Blaydon area dates back to the Bronze Age
  • The area has been home to manor houses such as Stella Park and Axwell House
  • Blaydon was home to two power stations for the latter half of the twentieth century
  • A locally famous athletics event, the Blaydon Race, takes place here each year

Rowlands Gill

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  • Once a coal mining area, Rowlands Gill is today a suburb of Newcastle
  • Lying close to the village is Gibside, an estate once owned by the Bowes-Lyon family
  • In recent years, it has become a site for the reintroduction of red kites
  • Famous locals include the former SAS sergeant and author Chris Ryan


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  • It is thought that coal mining has taken place here since Roman times, becoming more prominent from the thirteenth century
  • Ryton was the subject of attacks from Scotland on multiple occasions in mediaeval times
  • Charles Thorp, who was once Rector of Ryton, played a key role in the founding of Durham University
  • Today, it is considered a commuter town for those working in Newcastle and Gateshead


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  • Whickham is near to the Washing Wells Roman Fort, which was rediscovered in 1970
  • A partly-rural town, Whickham expanded in the 1950s due to the building of the Lakes Estate
  • Just to the south of the town lies the manor house Old Hollinside
  • Whickham has twice won the RHS competition Britain in Bloom

Which Areas Does PassMeFast Cover?

Whether you’re in Gateshead or any other town in Tyne and Wear, we can help you to get your driving licence. Take a look at what we have to offer in some other nearby areas.

The road to driving doesn’t have to be long. Call the team on 0333 123 4949 to book your course, or simply use our online form by clicking the button below.

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