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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!

Student Driving Lessons: Your Concerns, Our Solutions

Learning to drive as a student

Ah, September—and for young adults galore, the beginning of a new term. Sometimes it can feel almost more New Year-ish than New Year. We did a bit of research, and alongside your studies, most of you wanted to harness those good intentions to develop your ‘soft skills’ too. Things like learning to drive, which will put you in good stead for the future. But while the majority of students want to take driving lessons and get their pink licence, not...

Can I Learn to Drive in a Month?

Can I learn to drive in just one month?

Demand for driving lessons and tests remains extremely high as a result of national lockdowns. While course wait times are longer than usual, our fast-track test system helps you pass quicker than booking through the DVSA. Keep updated on how coronavirus is affecting driving lessons and tests with our live COVID-19 blog. We look forward to helping you take the faster route to driving!   There are a million reasons you might want to get your driving licence quickly: your...

What’s the Best Car to Learn to Drive in?

What's the best car to learn to drive in?

Brooklyn Beckham reportedly learned to drive in a Mercedes C-Class and Kendall Jenner got a Range Rover for her 16th birthday, but when most of us don the ‘L’ plates, we’re limited to more realistic options. That doesn’t mean settling though. There are some great vehicles out there, and we put that all-important question to our expert Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs): what’s the best car for learner drivers? We’ll also take you through what to look for when you’re ready...

Can I Get Financial Help with Driving Lessons?

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For most, learning to drive is one of those investments for which you just have to grit your teeth and save up. Some people, though, do qualify for financial help with driving lessons. Charities and councils offer grants to individuals in certain situations, usually reserving their help for people with disabilities or chronic illnesses, their carers, or anyone leaving care. They are usually means-tested (dependent on you having a low household income), and range from paying for a provisional licence...

Applying for your Provisional Driving Licence — The Ultimate Guide

A D1 provisional driving licence application form

The pink licence might be the Holy Grail of driving, but green is for go—and you can’t even get started until you’ve received your first green provisional driving licence. You’ll need it for everything: taking your theory test; booking in with a driving instructor… it’s basically your ticket to freedom! Thankfully, the application process is both quick and simple—but just in case you fall into any difficulties, we’ve put together a handy guide that tells you exactly how to go about...

Meet an Instructor: Tommy

Meet an ADI featured image for Tommy

Greetings, PassMeFast readers! Are you ready to get to know more about another hardworking member of PassMeFast’s fleet of driving instructors? We’re back once more with another instalment in our Meet an ADI series! This month, we’ll be chatting to instructor Tommy, who joined the PassMeFast team all the way back in 2018. Based around Greater Manchester, with 10 years of teaching experience under his belt, Tommy has plenty to share with us! About Tommy Age: 53 What age were you...

My Learner Driver Experience: Jade

PassMeFast staff member Jade in learner driver experience frame

It’s been a hot minute, but we did not forget about our My Learner Driver Experience series! Let’s just say it took a little hiatus while driving lessons and tests in the UK were on hold. The important thing is that we’re back now and we have a brilliant interview to share. This month’s dose of driving inspo comes courtesy of PassMeFast ADI Assistant, Jade. She managed to earn her licence in what looks like record time and she has...

Learning to Drive After Lockdown: Advice for 4 Types of Learner

Keys with 'Learn to Drive' keyring

It’s been a really tough time for learner drivers across Britain. Driving lessons and tests have been suspended and restarted more times than we can count. This has resulted in last minute cancellations, significant delays, backlogs and lots of confusion. Basically, everything that you don’t want thrown at you when you’re trying to acquire an important life skill! Learner drivers can roughly be split into 4 categories, which you will see below. Find which one you belong to and check...

6 Ways to Get the Most Out of Private Driving Practice

Man wearing red cap driving VW car with person in passenger seat

The DVSA recently announced that private driving practice is now allowed in England. What does this mean? Well, as long as it is with a member of your household or support bubble, you can hit the road and do some driving in preparation for lessons and tests starting up again. Given that it’s been over 3 months since most learners were able to get behind the wheel, this is a pretty attractive option right now! With this in mind, PassMeFast...

Meet an Instructor: Lesley

Meet an ADI Lesley

Greetings, PassMeFast readers! We’re back with the latest instalment in our Meet an ADI series. So, if you’re eager to get to know more about our fleet of DVSA-approved instructors, buckle your seatbelts! This month, we’ll be learning more about female instructor Lesley, who joined the PassMeFast team last year and is based in Hampshire. With four years of teaching experience under her belt, Lesley has lots to share. Get to know more about her below! About Lesley Age: 61...