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A Mindset Makeover, Fancy Attire and a 5 Hour Fix—It’s Our Top 5 Pass Photos From January!

Collage of January pass photos

Welcome to our first pass photos round-up of 2020! This is one of our favourite times of the year to show off the achievements of PassMeFast alumni, because everyone’s looking for a little bit of motivation to tackle their New Year’s resolutions. Well, you’ve just stumbled upon the perfect answer!

The following pass stories are sure to spark inspiration and encourage you to get off your butt and work towards something important. Unless, of course, your New Year’s resolution was to chill out—in which case, relax and enjoy!


Never say never!

We begin our top January pass photos journey in Warrington, where the lovely Gemma completed our 10 hour refresher course.

Before hitting up PassMeFast, Gemma had built up quite a lot of driving experience and had even taken a few tests. The problem is, nerves kept getting in the way of her reaching her goal.

Thankfully, we had a great instructor on hand ready to change her perspective and get her truly test-ready. Then this happened:

Pass photo of PassMeFast student Gemma

Gemma passed her driving test with just 2 minors on the mark sheet. What a result! Here’s how she described her journey to earning a licence with PassMeFast:

Cannot fault PassMeFast! Chris the Booking Agent has been amazing throughout, keeping me updated and [I] just had fantastic customer service all round. I had the privilege of having Noel as my instructor and he really is a credit to the company. I have failed my driving test multiple times, mainly through nerves, and just accepted I was probably never going to be able to drive. Noel changed my mindset and outlook within the first 30 minutes of driving. He explained everything in a way that just clicked and I cannot recommend enough!” 

We couldn’t agree more, Gemma—Noel is a great instructor! We’re so glad you didn’t turn your back on learning to drive and can’t wait for you to experience hitting the road as a fully qualified driver. Bravo!

Dressed for success

This is a pretty special month for instructor Noel, because he’s responsible for TWO of the spots on our top pass photos list! Let’s stick to the Cheshire area for now, then, and get to know more about Cosmin and his road to qualification.

Cosmin was in a similar (car-shaped) boat to Gemma, in that he had previous experience behind the wheel and had attempted the practical test before. Turns out, the bridge he needed to cross to earn his driving licence came in the form of a 20 hour PassMeFast course! This gave Cosmin just enough time to build on his existing driving skills and gain confidence behind the wheel.

Noel worked his magic, Cosmin gave it his all, and he was soon strolling out of the test centre looking like this:

Pass photo of PassMeFast student Cosmin

Sure, it could have been the bow tie that impressed the examiner, but we’re gonna go out on a limb and say it was Cosmin’s cool head and excellent parking skills that earned him a pass. Well done, Cosmin!

5 hour fix

OK, it’s time to banish any notions of favouritism towards our northern learners and head on down to Kent, where we meet Lemuel.

This guy was already a fairly confident driver when he was matched up with local instructor, Darren, but needed to work on his parallel parking. Darren helped him perfect that and so much more! It really is impressive what you can fit into a 5 hour refresher course.

The two got to work making sure Lemuel was ready for his test. It looks like they did a great job, because here’s Lemuel with his brand new pass certificate:

Pass photo of PassMeFast student Lemuel

Woohoo! Licence in the bag and a brand new qualified driver ready to take on the roads of the UK. Lemuel had to hot foot it back to university in another county, but was kind enough to leave us a 5 star rating for his course and instructor.

Thanks, Lemuel! Good luck with your studies and enjoy making the most of that brand new licence!

Determined to drive 

Our next top pass photo is awarded to Shannon, who’s a shining example of where a positive attitude and determination can get you. She suffered from some nerves when it came to the driving test, but never let them put her off working towards that licence. With the help of her fantastic instructor Victoria, Shannon was able to build up her confidence and master all of the skills needed to become a fully qualified driver.

After her third attempt at the Sale test centre, we were thrilled to receive this photo of Shannon, straight out of a very successful driving test:

Pass photo of PassMeFast student Shannon

Yay! We’re so proud of you, Shannon! Let’s see what she had to say about her PassMeFast experience…

“My instructor Victoria was so lovely and helped me overcome my nervous habits! Such a lovely team who work at PassMeFast—very helpful, supportive and reliable.”

Great job on persevering through the tough times, Shannon! We’re really pleased you were able to get your hands on that pass certificate!

Thumbs up, driving skills down

And the final sprinkling of praise goes to (ex)learner driver Ryan, from Leeds. He initially found the theory aspect of learning to drive a little tricky, but was soon embarking on a 15 hour course with his instructor Shamsher. They worked on everything from steering to parking, until Ryan had it down.

It looks like they were quite the driving dream team, because this was the result of their lessons:

Pass photo of PassMeFast student Ryan

A first time pass for Ryan! Not to mention, a big pat on the back for Shamsher. Here’s how Ryan described his time with the instructor:

“Had a really good experience and Shamsher was amazing.”

Ahh, that’s just lovely to hear! Congratulations on passing FIRST time, Ryan. You’ve earned a big thumbs up from everyone at PassMeFast!


Now it’s your turn…

And that’s your lot for this month! We hope these star pupils have inspired you to turn on the ignition for your own driving dreams. With a little help from PassMeFast, learning to drive can be a breeze. Have a look at our courses online or give us a ring on 0333 123 4949 to mull over your options with an expert.

Still in need of some interesting and inspiring driving content? Check out our top reviews from January and the latest news roundup.

Until next time, good luck and happy driving!

By Isobel Robb

Isobel enjoys the freedom of the open road and loves driving to new places. She's here to offer helpful hints and tips to improve your motoring skills. When not keeping up to date with the latest driving info you can find her discovering new restaurants or exhausting her Netflix subscription.

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