Intensive Driving Courses in Wakefield

PassMeFast covers the whole of Wakefield, including Castleford, Featherstone, Hemsworth, Knottingley, Moorthorpe, Normanton, Ossett, Pontefract, South Elmsall and South Kirkby. While other companies only offer a single type of 5 day course, our driving school offers a selection of intensive and semi-intensive courses for learners of all levels.

Booking Intensive Driving Lessons in Wakefield

PassMeFast’s driving courses are tailored to your needs—so it doesn’t matter how many or how few lessons you’ve had in the past. Our courses are all taught by DVSA-approved instructors, and come with a fast-track practical test. You can also choose between learning in a manual or an automatic car.

Not sure which course to take?

Take our Course Recommender for a quick spin. Answer a few quick and easy questions about your driving experience and we'll tell you exactly what course you need to pass.

Interested in automatic driving lessons in Wakefield?

More and more learners are choosing automatics over the classic manual car, swayed by automatic cars' lack of clutch pedal and gear changes. If you'd like to join them, we can help you to get on the road, as all of our courses are available to take in either a manual or an automatic. Please note that prices may vary by transmission.

Compare each of our eight courses—which range from ten to forty-eight hours—by visiting our prices page. Once you're ready, you can either book in for one of our intensive courses via our website, or over the phone. Whether you’re looking for a quick refresh or you’ve never been behind the wheel before, we’ve got a course to suit you.

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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 Wakefield

If you live in the Wakefield area—including Castleford, Featherstone, Hemsworth, Knottingley, Moorthorpe, Normanton, Ossett, Pontefract, South Elmsall and South Kirkby—you can take your practical at Wakefield test centre or Pontefract test centre. You can easily fit your lessons around your schedule with our home pickups and workplace pickups.

Theory Test Centres in Wakefield

After doing plenty of revision and reading up on our guide to passing your theory test, it'll be time to head to your local test centre for the real thing. But where exactly is the nearest test centre? With none in Wakefield itself, you'll need to travel—Leeds, Bradford and Huddersfield test centres are the closest. (Psst... we're being serious about the revision. There's no guaranteed pass here, after all, so you'll need to put the work in! Check out our resources for some theory test help.)

Haven't taken your theory test yet?

PassMeFast can arrange your theory test for you! All you need to do is add it to your course when making your booking, and we'll sort it out for you.

Driving Around Wakefield

If you’re taking your test at the local Wakefield test centre, you’ll be starting off in the western half of town. From here, you’ll work your way through roundabouts, junctions, and dual carriageways such as the A638. You’ll also need to know how to deal with the various types of pedestrian crossings you may encounter on your route.

Map of Wakefield within West Yorkshire

Luckily, your driving lessons will see you covering all of these skills and more, including the manoeuvres you’ll need to demonstrate while on your test, such as pulling up on the right. Learning alongside a DVSA-approved instructor, you’ll soon become a skilful driver, ready to take on the road safely and confidently.

Wakefield Fact File

Famous for Merrie City
Population 340,800
County West Yorkshire
Local council City of Wakefield
Major local roads A61 to Derby and Thirsk
A638 to Chain Bar and Markham Moor
A642 to Garforth
Railway stations Wakefield Kirkgate train station
Wakefield Westgate train station
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Places in Wakefield


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  • The town is located on what was a Roman settlement
  • Became a boomtown in the 19th Century when a number of coal mines opened in the area
  • Channel 4 show Grand Designs had an episode in 2008 that focused on a community effort to regenerate Castleford
  • The sculptor Henry Moore was born and raised here


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  • The area appeared in the Domesday Book under the name Hamelsworde
  • As employment was largely reliant on coal mining for many years, the town suffered greatly from the closing of the pits in the 1980s
  • Hemsworth water park, a local attraction, includes two lakes and an adventure playground
  • The town featured in a seaon 4 episode of Top Gear


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  • The town was originally surrounded by a moat and used as a strategic settlement by the Normans
  • All Saints' church in Normanton is rumoured to have been built as early as 1256
  • Normanton train station was one of the most important railway stations in Northern England during the Victorian era, thanks to its connection to major urban hubs like York and Manchester
  • The town's old brickyard was used as a filming location in the ITV series A Touch of Frost


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  • There is strong evidence of Neolithic and Roman activity in the area
  • The town found itself under seige multiple times by the Parliamentarians during the English Civil War
  • Surgeon Francis Drake was born in Pontefract
  • One of the few places in Britain where liquorice can be successfully grown

Which Areas Does PassMeFast Cover?

Our driving school covers tens of millions of people across the UK—and all of Yorkshire is welcome on board. Some of the nearby places we cover are:

If you’re ready to start your lessons with us, we’re happy to help! To chat about our courses, call us on 0333 123 4949, or book online in just a few minutes.