What Will Happen During My PassMeFast Course?

Booking a driving course is one of the most important investments you'll ever make. Being able to hit the road opens up new job opportunities, frees you from having to rely on public transport, and offers independence.

However, not all driving courses are created equal. A PassMeFast driving course is the ideal choice for a learner looking to get their licence quickly without compromising on quality, and offers you flexibility and convenience. Read on to learn what makes us different, and to find out what happens during a PassMeFast course.

PassMeFast vs Other Driving Schools

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Think that driving tuition is the same no matter which driving school you choose? Not quite.

The traditional method of learning to drive involves taking just one or two hours of lessons per week—a drawn-out process that sees many learners pay over the odds while waiting months (or even years) to pass.

Other driving schools, meanwhile, promise a more intensive experience. This usually means, though, that you'll need to take all of your lessons within a week. Can't take the time off work? Tough luck! And you often won't be able to take your test straight away—instead, you'll need to twiddle your thumbs as you wait for a test booking.

PassMeFast sought to create a driving course that gave learners choice. Our intensive and semi-intensive courses help you get on the road faster while fitting around your schedule. But how exactly does it work? Let's find out.

Step 1: Booking a PassMeFast Course

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The first step in your driving journey with PassMeFast is booking in. Our nine different courses, all of which are featured on our prices page, cater for every type of learner. A total newcomer to driving would be best served by taking one of our longest courses, for example, while someone who's almost test-ready may only need a short refresher.

If you're unsure about which option is best for you, you can chat to the PassMeFast team online using our webchat, or give the team a call. Alternatively, you can opt for a course assessment. During your assessment lesson, an instructor will critically evaluate your current driving ability over a period of an hour, before recommending the course they believe best fits your needs.

Once you've chosen your course, booking in is simple: you can either call us on 0333 123 4949 or use our online form. You'll only need to pay £150 as a deposit to secure your booking, and, subject to approval from our finance partners, you may be able to pay the balance of your course in instalments.

If you don't have a valid theory test pass number, make sure to add a theory test onto your course when making your booking. We'll arrange for your theory test to take place in good time so that your course runs smoothly. Check out our theory test resources for useful guides to help you prepare and revise.

Step 2: A Few Details

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To make sure we can dot the i's and cross the t's, we'll then ask you to send us a few of your preferences regarding your course. This includes:

  • When you'd like your test to take place
  • Your availability for lessons and tests
  • Whether you'd prefer a fully intensive or semi-intensive course structure
  • Which test centres you'd consider
  • Any specific conditions or requirements which may affect your tuition

Don't worry—this should take no more than a few minutes to complete. After this, we can start planning your course.

Step 3: Arranging Your Test

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No matter what path you take when learning to drive, every learner shares an endpoint: the practical test. Here at PassMeFast, we believe it's important that the driving knowledge you gain is still fresh in your mind by the time it comes to taking your test. That's why, unlike some driving schools, we'll typically arrange your test appointment in advance.

When booking you a test, we'll take into account your availability, as well as any special requirements you may have. Best of all, our fast-tracking department will arrange your test to take place well ahead of the waiting times you'd typically find on the DVSA website.

Once this date is secured, we'll then move onto the next step in the process…

Step 4: Assigning an Instructor

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Across the country, hundreds of DVSA-approved driving instructors are part of the PassMeFast team, helping to teach budding learners the ways of the road. Thanks to their patience and guidance, thousands of learners have already got their very own coveted pink driving licence.

When taking a course with PassMeFast, we'll assign you an instructor who lives locally, and knows the area like the back of their hand—including the roads which are likely to feature on your practical test.

Once you've been paired up with a member of the fleet, you'll work together to plan a lesson schedule that fits around your existing commitments. We'll never ask you to pay an instructor in cash—PassMeFast will handle all payments.

Step 5: Your Course Begins

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Your test arrangements are in place and your instructor is ready to pick you up from home or work. It can only mean one thing: you're about to start your PassMeFast course!

Each individual course will, of course, be unique. If you're completely new to driving, for example, you'll start by learning a few basic rules and moving the car around quiet roads. A more experienced learner will be practising manoeuvres and heading out onto busier A roads.

As your practical test has already been arranged, you'll be able to spend lessons in the area around your chosen test centre. This gives you the confidence of knowing that, by the time your test comes around, you'll be familiar with the local roads—sparing you the nasty surprises that can trip up unprepared learners.

Step 6: Time for Your Test!

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All that preparation has been leading up to this: the practical test. No matter which test centre you head to, the format will be the same:

  1. For safety reasons, the examiner will perform an eyesight test. Here, you'll need to read a licence plate from a distance of 20 metres. Glasses are permitted; if you require them to see clearly, you must wear them at all times when driving.
  2. You'll be asked two questions relating to vehicle maintenance and safety. These are commonly known as “show me, tell me” questions, as each question begins with one of these phrases. The first of these questions (the “tell me” question) will be asked when you're stood outside of the car. The second question (the “show me” question) will be asked when you're behind the wheel.
  3. The actual driving part of the test will begin with a 20-minute-long general driving section. During this section, the examiner will provide directions for you to follow (e.g., “At the end of the road, turn right”). You'll also be asked to pull up safely at the side of the road on several occasions.
  4. The general driving section is usually also when they'll ask you to perform one of three reversing manoeuvres. If you're not asked to do so here, you'll need to perform one of them at the end of the test as you drive back to the test centre. The manoeuvres are:
    • Bay parking
    • Parallel parking
    • Pulling up on the right-hand side of the road, reversing two car lengths, and rejoining the traffic
  5. The next section is the independent driving section of the test. For four in every five candidates, this will involve following directions given by a sat nav; the remaining twenty percent will instead need to follow traffic signs. Deviating from the route generally isn't a major issue, so long as you don't commit any driving faults when doing so.
  6. You'll then head back to the test centre and park up. The test is now finished. So, take a deep breath and relax—you've earned it! Within just a few moments, you'll find out your result. Fail, and your examiner will hand you a feedback sheet and let you know where you went wrong, giving you valuable tips to help you improve for next time. Pass, and you'll get a pass certificate to pose with, as well as the chance to send off for your full licence there and then.

My course is over! What happens next?

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What happens after your PassMeFast course depends on your performance in your practical test. Pass, and you'll be ready to take the wheel solo!

Even if you fail, though, it's not the end of the road. We'll be happy to welcome you back on board for a few more refresher lessons to help you polish up any weaker areas and put any issues right.

Want to chat about learning to drive with us? Just call us on 0333 123 4949! You can also book your course online in just a few minutes. The road to driving doesn't have to be long with PassMeFast.