Often, people think that there are only two ways to learn to drive.
The first is the traditional method: a couple of hours of tuition every week, stretching out over a period of weeks or months. It’s easy to fit lessons around your schedule, but the pace is slow. With large gaps between lessons, a lot of your time can be spent going over what you’ve previously learned—dragging things out even further, and making the whole process more expensive.
The second is via a crash course. During a crash course, you’ll constantly be building up your new skills, and you’ll typically have several hours’ tuition per day—meaning that you could pass your test in as little as a week. However, this means you’ll need to set the time aside to take your course—which can mean taking time off work. This puts some learners off; others would simply prefer a slightly more relaxed pace.
Luckily, there’s a third option.
If you want to get on the road quickly, but still be able to fit your lessons around your life, then a semi-intensive driving course could be perfect for you.
A semi-intensive course is close in structure to a fully intensive course, but the tuition is more spread out. For example, you might take daily lessons, but only spend a couple of hours per day in the car. Alternatively, each of your sessions might last several hours, but only take place on weekends.
Essentially, a semi-intensive driving course brings together the speed of a crash course with the flexibility of traditional lessons. Learning to drive semi-intensively means you’ll never feel rushed: you’ll go at a pace that suits you, while still getting your licence quickly. It’s the best of both worlds.
Want to fully compare the three different options available to a new learner? Check out our handy side-by-side comparison guide below.
|Fully intensive course||Semi-intensive course||Traditional lessons|
|All lessons taken in as little as a week||Lessons spread out over a few weeks||Lessons spread out over months|
|Spend several hours per day learning||Lesson length varies, between 2-5 hours||Each lesson lasts 1-2 hours|
|Daily lessons||Lessons can be taken daily or with short gaps||Long gaps between lessons|
|More difficult to fit around a busy schedule||Can adapt to any schedule||Easy to fit into schedule, but only 1 lesson per week|
|Very quick pace||Quick pace||Slow pace|
|Build up new skills quickly||Steadily build up skills over time||Lots of time needed to refresh knowledge|
|Pay upfront—but this can be more cost-effective||Save money by block-booking||Often proves a more expensive option|
Want to book your own semi-intensive driving course? With PassMeFast, it couldn’t be easier.
Here at PassMeFast, we offer a number of courses, ranging from a short 5 hour course for an experienced learner right up to a 48 hour course for a complete beginner. We offer both fully intensive and semi-intensive course structures for each of our courses. This gives you the freedom to fit your course in with your schedule and lifestyle, giving you the best possible learning experience for your needs.
Our instructors are all DVSA-approved and have experience in teaching intensive and semi-intensive driving courses. This means that, even though you’ll be learning quickly, you’ll be in safe hands, and gain the same breadth of skills as you would learning traditionally.
We aim to offer full flexibility for all of our learners: our courses can be taken in either manual or automatic cars, across a wide range of practical test centres. We can even book your theory and practical test for you, and each of our courses includes fast track practical test service as standard. This means you could get your test weeks faster than the DVSA’s standard waiting times.
So, don’t live life in the slow lane. Get on the road at your own pace and book a semi-intensive driving course with PassMeFast.