Learning to Drive

Learning to drive is what PassMeFast is all about. We’ve already helped hundreds of students trade in their provisional for a shiny new full UK driving licence—and the list of PassMeFast alumni is growing every single day. That’s why we’ve created a section of our blog specifically dedicated to provide useful guidance for those who are currently learning to drive. In this section, we’ll include information on which courses to take, the best way to prepare for your theory and practical tests, and plenty more handy hints and tips to help speed up your journey to driving. Get the advice you need to ditch your ‘L’ plates faster!

Introducing Theory Thursday

Theory Thursday

Many of the students who book a course with PassMeFast have already aced their theory test. Others, however, are still waiting to take it. Luckily, if you’re in the same boat, PassMeFast can book your theory test for you. This saves you time and hassle. Now, we’re also helping you save money. That’s because we’re introducing a new offer that gives you a free theory test: Theory Thursday! Theory Thursday is a new, monthly offer that we’re introducing at PassMeFast this...

Do Intensive Driving Courses Work?

Learning to drive: do intensive driving courses work?

Many prospective learners have loads of questions about the driving test process. Can you take the test in your own car, for instance, and what sat nav model will be used on the test? One of the queries we hear most often at PassMefast is whether you can really learn as much in an intensive driving course as you can with conventional lessons. After all, if you could save time and money compared to regular weekly lessons, wouldn’t everyone do...

Is It Worth Taking A Pass Plus Course?

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Passing your driving test is a great achievement and you’ll likely be itching to get out on the open road. Along with the excitement, it’s also totally normal to feel a bit daunted by the prospect of driving without an instructor by your side. After many hours of teaching, you might be nervous about being trusted to navigate the road alone. It is a lot of responsibility! If this sounds like you, there are further available steps that will enhance...

Learning to Drive with Anxiety

Keys with 'Learn to Drive' keyring

The process of learning to drive can be both exciting and stressful. For some, it can trigger a real sense of anxiety which is hard to shake and can hamper your progress. We get it—there are lots of new things to learn, it costs quite a bit of money, and you may even feel the burden of other peoples’ expectations weighing you down. When you see it laid out like that, it’s no wonder people get so nervous about driving!...

Automatic vs. Manual – Which is Best?

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When it comes to picking out a new car or deciding what kind of vehicle you want to learn in, there are many options to consider. How big do you want it to be? Who are the manufacturers you trust? Which shade of red perfectly reflects your passionate yet sensible personality? But before you get carried away with all that fun stuff, the first question to ask yourself is: manual or automatic? The Difference When people talk about ‘manual’ and...

Learning to Drive in Winter: Pros & Cons

Close up of car tyre driving on snow covered road

What do you think of when someone says winter? Call us scrooges if you want, but the words that spring to mind for us are wet, cold and dark. Not exactly paradise and certainly not ideal driving conditions! However, if you live in the UK, we’re afraid these are going to be fairly common driving conditions. If you’re thinking about learning to drive sometime soon, you may be put off by the idea of taking your lessons in winter—precisely because...

Our 10 Favourite Customer Reviews

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When our pupils have finished a course, they often leave a review on Google or social media, telling us how they felt about the process. This is not only helpful for potential pupils to get a feel for the company, but is also extremely useful for us here at PassMeFast. Positive or negative, we always look to the feedback to improve our service. It was tough narrowing down all of the reviews* we’ve ever received to our top 10. But...

Why Take a PassMeFast Course Assessment? 5 Reasons

Aaron after having passed his driving test with PassMeFast

If you’ve been browsing our website lately, you might have seen reference to the course assessment that we offer. So, what is a course assessment? Well, a course assessment is simply an hour spent with one of our qualified driving instructors, who will be able to help you decide which of our courses is best for you. We know you’re itching to get driving, so you might be asking yourself, ‘do I really need to take one?’ We’ve put together...

Explained: Driving Instructor Grades

Driving instructors in the UK are subject to continuous quality checks by the DVSA throughout their career. This is to ensure that they have kept up-to-date with any changes, which can often directly affect pupils—such as the new style practical tests— and are still competent in their teaching ability. It’s not only deeply reassuring for pupils to know that their instructors are answerable to a higher authority, but that they are regularly reminded of what it’s like to be assessed...

Refresher Driving Courses – Everything You Need To Know

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If you’ve been learning to drive for a while now, or you’ve already taken a practical test and failed, you might be wondering what options there are for you. If you’ve already read up on intensive courses v hourly lessons, you might have decided that an intensive course is far more beneficial. But are intensive courses worthwhile for learner drivers who already have a lot of driving experience under their belt? The answer to this problem is refresher courses. We’re...