Intensive Courses

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Intensive courses are cost effective and can help you reach test standard within one week. We have courses to suit the needs of any potential drivers looking to pass quickly.

Affordable and very competitive rates to suit your needs to help you achieve a First Time Pass.

Hourly lessons could possibly take you up to a year to reach test standard and will probably cost you much more than an intensive course.

An intensive course gives you the opportunity to keep working at newly learnt driving skills until you have achieved the appropriate level and enables you to move onto the next driving task that much quicker.

This type of course will suit the potential driver who is looking for the fastest way possible to learn to drive, pass the practical driving test and drive away with a full driving licence all in possibly just one week.

We have independent driving instructors available to book you in for your intensive course at short notice. This is providing you have a UK provisional driving licence and have passed or booked your theory test, so there will be no reason why you cannot get started straight away.

You will be taught on a one to one basis in fully dual controlled and insured cars. All of the driving instructors are approved by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).

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Practical Test Waiting Times

DVSA Waiting Times For Practical Test Bookings 

Before booking an intensive driving course you can check the approximate practical test waiting times via this: Link. Practical Test Booking

Pass Now Ltd will endeavour to book your practical test for the requested date and test centre location.

Pass Now Ltd cannot guarantee that your practical test will be at the end of your intensive driving course. You will be sent a test confirmation with a link to enable you to monitor for a cancellation date. (If Required)

Please confirm with your driving instructor before making any required changes to your practical test time, date and test centre location. You’re driving instructor may have other commitments on the date and time that you intend to change it to.

Alternatives to the test waiting times:

  • Proceed with your intensive driving course on the selected dates and arrange with your driving instructor to holdback an agreed amount of course hours which can then be completed prior to the pre-booked practical test date.
  • Agree with your driving instructor alternative course dates to coincide with the practical test date.
  • You and your driving instructor can monitor the DVSA website for a cancellation that often appear, but are not guaranteed.
  • Select a different destination to take your intensive driving course and practical test. You will be required to meet in the new area each day for your course to better prepare for your practical test.

 

Running Costs to a Practical Test:

The running costs to a practical test depend on the following:

Prior to test: Number of hours booked before the test booking time.

  • This refers to the number of driving lessons booked and agreed by both parties on the day of the test leading up to the test time.

On Test: Time required for the test. (Approximately 1 hour)

  • This refers to the time spent on the driving test and the debrief with Examiner regarding the test result.

Return Home: Time required to be taken home.

  • This refers to the travelling time required to return to an agreed destination.

The amount of time required must be booked before the last date of change for the practical test. (Must be agreed by both parties)

The cost can either be deducted from the booked course hours or the additional amount can be paid separately. (Must be agreed by both parties)

Online Booking Discounts

Intensive Driving Courses

Online Booking Discounts

A £20 Discount Applies To Your Intensive Course When You Book Online.

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When your booking has been processed by the Pass Now Ltd team, the following will apply.

Your theory test will be booked and an email confirmation link will be sent to enable you to change the date, time and test centre if required.

Congratulations if you have already passed your theory test. At the booking stage tick Practical Test Required.

If your theory test is pending, then email the Pass Now Ltd team  when you pass and the next available practical test will be booked as near to the end of your intensive course depending on DVSA test waiting times.      Email: info@pass-now.co.uk

When your practical test is booked an email confirmation link will be sent to enable you to change the date, time and test centre if required.

Within 3 working days from your initial booking an Approved Driving Instructor will contact to you to arrange dates and times.

At the booking stage you would have paid a £165 deposit and the outstanding amount is due to be paid directly to your driving instructor either by cash on the first day of your course or by bank transfer 3 days prior to the start date of your course.

Important information: In the unusual event that you have not received email confirmation of your tests and / or an Approved Driving Instructor has not contacted you within 3 working days, you must contact Pass Now Ltd on Tel: 03330110391.

All intensive driving course bookings are subject to the Pass Now Ltd. Terms and Conditions.     

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Pass Plus Course

Pass Plus is a training scheme for newly qualified drivers. It’s much more than just a few extra lessons. This specially designed course by the (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), with the help of insurers and the driving instruction industry, helps you to gain valuable driving experience safely whilst building on your existing driving skills and knowledge.

The Pass Plus course will help increase your road awareness and save you money on car insurance premiums

Pass Plus consists of six practical modules. Most of the modules you have covered in your professional driving lessons, but your driving instructor will reinforce all aspects of the drive to put you in good stead for driving independently.

The six modules are driving in town, in all weathers, on rural roads, at night, on dual carriageways and motorways

You can do the course at any time within the first 12 month of passing your test and the good thing is that there is no test at the end. Phew!!

Don’t worry if you haven’t got a car at the moment, you may be able to defer the insurance discount for up to two years. Check with one the insurance companies below.

AA Insurance

BSM Insurance Services

Churchill Insurance

CIS

Eagle Star

Norwich Union

Privilege

More Than Insurance

Tesco Motor Insurers

Driving Lesson Courses

Driving Lessons

What age can I start my driving lessons?

You can begin your driving lessons on your 17th birthday.

If you’re getting the higher rate of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) you can begin your driving lessons on your 16th birthday.

How do I book my driving lessons?

Click for – Intensive Driving Courses to suit your needs.

Do I choose manual or automatic transmission?

This depends on your driving licence entitlement and personal preference.

Please remember if you pass your test in a car with automatic transmission you will only be able to drive this type of car.

If you pass in a car with manual transmission you are entitled to drive both types of transmission.

What is the cost of the practical driving test?

Practical test fees – Weekday £62 / Evening, weekend and bank holiday £75

When should I apply for my driving test?

When you are able to drive in a safe and competent manner without guidance from your driving instructor.

Also when you have successfully completed a number of mock test with your driving instructor.

What Eyesight test do I do?

You will have to read a number plate from a distance of:

20 metres for vehicles with a new-style number plate

20.5 metres for vehicles with an old-style number plate

You are allowed to write down what you see if you can’t speak English or have difficulty reading.

What Vehicle safety questions do I get asked?

Show me / tell me questions.

You will be asked 2 vehicle safety questions.

The examiner will ask you one ‘show me’ question, where you will have to show how you would carry out a vehicle safety check.

You will also be asked one ‘tell me’ question, where you have to explain to the examiner how you would carry out the check.

What is expected of me on the driving test?

The practical driving test is designed to see if you:

can drive safely in different types of road and traffic conditions

have a good understanding of the Highway Code and can prove this through your driving ability

As long as you show the standard required, you will pass the driving test.

When I pass how do I apply for full driving licence?

If you have a photo card driving licence and your name has not changed, your examiner will send your details to DVLA. You should receive a full licence within 4 weeks.

Otherwise you will need to apply by post.

You must exchange your test pass certificate within 2 years of passing your test or you will be required to retake your test.

Why should I take a pass plus course?

Pass Plus is designed to improve your driving skills and drive more safely.

This practical training course normally takes at least 6 hours.

It can be taken at any time although it should be most useful to new drivers in the year after passing their test.

You will need a Pass Plus registered approved driving instructor (ADI) to teach you.

Hazard Perception

Hazard Perception

Click – Free Theory and Hazard Perception Practice 

What do I need to study to help me pass my hazard perception test?

It is recommended that you buy The Official DSA Guide to Hazard Perception

Some reasons to buy it:

It will help you to better recognise potential hazards on the road

Enable you to better respond to potential hazards and react to keep other road users safe.

Your theory studying will also help to give you a better understanding of how to recognise potential hazards.

Test yourself – includes ten official DSA practice clips to test your skills

How many video clips are on the hazard perception test?

Video clips                14 clips

Hazards                    15       

What is the pass mark?

Pass mark                 44 out of 75

What age can I book my hazard perception test?

You can take the theory test on your 17th birthday.

If you’re getting the higher rate of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) you can take your theory test on your 16 th birthday.

How can I book my hazard perception test?

Link: Book your theory & hazard perception test.

At what stage do I start the hazard perception part?

The hazard perception part starts shortly after completing the theory part.

You will be shown a short video clip about how it works before you start the hazard perception part.

You will be shown a series of 14 video clips on a computer screen. The clips:

feature everyday road scenes

contains one ‘developing hazard’ – but one of the clips will feature 2 ‘developing hazards’

A developing hazard is something that may result in you having to take some action, such as changing speed or direction.

What is the hazard perception test scoring?

The quicker that you respond to a developing hazard, the higher you will score.

The most you can score for each developing hazard is 5 points.

To get a high score you need to respond to the developing hazard as soon as possible.

Any attempt to continuously click or in a pattern during a clip a message will appear at the end. It will tell you that you have scored zero for that particular clip.

You will not be able to review your answers.

The pass mark for a car is 44 out of 75.

Do I need to pass both parts on the same test?

The theory test is made up of a multiple-choice part and a hazard perception part. You need to pass both parts to pass the theory test.

If you pass one part and fail the other you’ll fail the whole test, and you’ll need to take both parts again.

Are there any special requirements at the theory test centre?

You are not allowed to take any personal items into the test room with you. All your personal items must be stored in the lockers provided.

If you’re found with any prohibited items in the testing room your test will be stopped, you will be asked to leave and lose your test fee.

Once you are in the test room you are not allowed to talk to or distract other candidates

Theory Test

Theory Questions

Click – Free Theory and Hazard Perception Practice 

How does the DVSA test work?

Prior to the start of the test you will be given instructions on how it works.

You will be given the option to do a practice session of multiple-choice questions to help you get used to the layout of the test. At the end of the practice session the real test will begin.

A question and several possible answers will appear on a computer screen – you have to select the correct answer/s. There is sometimes more than one answer per question.

You can flag a question if you are unsure of the answer and return to it later in the test.

Some car questions will be given as a case study. The case study will:

Show a short story that 5 questions will be based on

Focus on real life examples and experiences you could come across when you’re driving

The car multiple-choice part lasts for 57 minutes and the pass mark is 43 out of 50.

When you have completed the multiple-choice part you can choose to have a break of up to 3 minutes before starting the hazard perception part.

When am I told the result of my theory test?

You will be given the results at the end of your theory tests in the test centre.

When you pass your theory test, you will be given a pass certificate. You will need this when you book and take your practical test.

Your theory test pass certificate lasts for 2 years from the date you pass your test. If you have not passed the practical test within the 2 years period, you will need to retake your theory test.

What do I need to study to help me pass my theory test?

Use this website to study examples of the multiply choice questions that you may be asked in a similar format. 

It is also recommended that you should use the following 3 books known as the ‘source material’. They are:

Click: The Highway Code

Click: ‘Know your traffic signs’

the relevant book from the ‘essential skills’ range

You can buy all the publications from most high street book shops and download the ‘Know your traffic signs’ booklet.

How many multiple choice questions are on the theory test?

50 questions            

What is the pass mark on the theory test?

Pass mark                 43 out of 50

How long is the theory test?

Time allowed                        57 minutes   

What age can I take my theory test?

You can take the theory test on your 17 th birthday.

If you’re getting the higher rate of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) you can take your theory test on your 16 th birthday.

How do I book my theory test?

Link: DVSA Theory Test Booking service

What is the cost of the theory test?

The cost of the theory test is £23

Driving Licence

Driving Licence

Click: Apply for your Provisional Licence

Where and how do I apply for my driving licence?

To get your first provisional driving licence online for a car you need to:

be a resident of Great Britain

not be prevented from driving for any reason

have your National Insurance number if known

meet the minimum age requirement

meet the minimum eyesight requirement

pay online £34 or by Post £43 by MasterCard, Visa, Electron, Maestro or Delta debit or credit card

have a valid UK passport or other form of identity

provide addresses where you’ve lived for the last 3 years

To apply online you agree for the DVLA to check your personal data, including your National Insurance number.

The DVLA will confirm your details with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). If DVLA can’t fully verify your identity, you’ll be told what to do at the end of the application.

What age can I apply for my licence?

You can apply up to 3 months before your 17th birthday if you want to drive a car.

If you’re getting the higher rate of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) you can drive at 16.

How much does a provisional driving licence cost?

First provisional for a car is online £34 or by Post £43

First full GB licence in exchange for a full European Community/European Economic Area or other designated foreign licence is £43

How to Book a Test

When and where can I take my test?

Practical driving tests are available between 7.30 am and 3.27 pm Monday to Friday. You can also book a test for a Saturday but will pay more. (£75)

Click: Book Practical Driving Test

We book the driving test for you as part of your Intensive Driving Course but if you prefer to book your own test you can do so online or by telephone.

Appointments can be changed and cancelled online or by telephone with 3 working days notice.

Booking a practical test online

To book a test online you will need:

  • a valid UK provisional driving licence
  • driving theory test certificate number
  • a valid debit or credit card for payment (Visa, Mastercard, Delta, Visa Electron, Switch/Maestro and Solo cards are accepted)

You can book a practical test over the phone by calling 0300 200 1122 from 8.00 am to 12.00 pm, Monday to Friday.

The Driving Test

The Driving Test

When attending your driving test you will need to take the card part of your driving licence, theory pass certificate and a suitable vehicle.

Eyesight Check

At the start of your practical driving test you have to correctly read a number plate on a parked vehicle made after 1 September 2001 from 20 metres. Glasses or contact lenses must be worn if required.

Click: Show Me / Tell Me Questions

You will be asked to answer two vehicle safety check questions.

You will be asked a tell me question, which requires you to point and briefly explain.

Open the bonnet, identify where you would check the engine oil level and tell me how you would check that the engine has sufficient oil.

Identify dipstick / oil level indicator, describe how you would check the oil level against the minimum / maximum markers.

You will be asked a show me question, which requires you to show and briefly explain.

Show me how you would check that the direction indicators are working.

Apply indicators or hazard warning lights and check all indicators.

These are basic safety checks that you should carry out to ensure the your car is safe drive.

On the Driving Test

The Examiner will explain how your test will be conducted and how directions will be given.

You will be tested on general driving, reversing exercises and the independent driving exercise. Link You may also be asked to carry out an emergency stop.

Providing you drive in safe manner, displaying good awareness and anticipation of other road users and do not accumulate more than 15 minor driving faults and no major faults you will pass.

The driving test normally lasts about 40 minutes. During the test the examiner will be looking for an overall safe standard of driving. Your test maybe terminated if at any time your examiner considers you to be a danger to other road users.

The examiner will ask you if you would like you’re driving instructor to accompany you on the test, this is your choice and should only choose to do so if you feel it would help with your concentration. Anyone over 16 years old can sit in on your test, but cannot take part.

You will be told the result at the end of your test. The Examiner will briefly explain any driving faults that you may have accumulated and what your next course of action is depending on the result.

When you pass the examiner will take your licence, scan the details and send them electronically to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). You will be given a pass certificate to confirm your successful result. Your new full driving licence will normally arrive by post within four weeks of passing.

Should you fail the examiner will briefly explain why and give you an understanding how you could prepare yourself for the next test. Your driving report will also highlight where you made the mistakes. You can immediately book another test, but you must wait at least 10 working days before you can attend the test.