Frequently Asked Questions

What Documents Do I need to start my intensive course?

You will need a current provisional licence and have both parts (the green paper part and the ID card) If you do not have both the DSA will refuse to take you for your driving test.

How soon can I start my course?

We will start your intensive driving course to suit your requirements, the only factor we cant change is the waiting time in your local area for the driving test, however if you are in a hurry we can offer your driving test at an alternative location with a shorted waiting time.

When will I have to pay for my course?

You will have to pay a deposit upon booking your courses, we will then book your times and dates and confirm when your driving test is. The balance of the course will be payable no later than 30 days prior to your course start date.

Will I share my intensive course with another student?

The answer is NO. At Bennett’s intensives we only offer one to one tuition (unlike some intensive schools) The old saying is normally right, you get what you pay for and that is one student and one driving standard approved driving instructor.

Im not sure what course will be best for me?

Don’t worry we have highly trained staff . They will ask you a series of questions and ascertain which intensive course is most likely to suit your needs and ability.

Do you have automatic cars?

Yes in some areas we can offer intensive courses in an automatic car. Please call us to find availability of our automatic instruct

ors in your area.

Do you guarantee I will pass?

Sadly no one can guarantee you will pass your driving test, any qualified driving instructor cannot honestly guarantee you will pass your driving test. Normally companies that offer this sort of guarantee have lots of terms and conditions. If it sound too good to be true it normally is.

How many hours per day?

We will generally construct the courses around 4 hours per day we feel four hours is normally as long as most people can comfortably absorb new information but if you feel you can handle more hours per day then we can adjust the course to suit you.

Im a nervous driver, is an intensive driving course right for me?

Our knowledgeable, DVSA-approved instructors’ friendly and patient method to driving tuition will help you feel at ease behind the wheel.

Our courses are quicker than the old method of learning to drive, but never rushed. Everybody learns to drive in a different way, so you can take your intensive driving course at a speed that works for you.

Your trainer will pay cautious attention to your progress, supplying the assistance you require to assist you end up being a safe and positive driver. Do not stress– you’re in good hands.

Will you book my theory test for me?

Yes, of course, we can provide you with all the training materials needed for you to revise for your theory test and our team can book the theory test for you if you wish. Please bear in mind you must have passed your theory test in order to book a practical driving test.

What manoeuvres should I practice during an intensive driving course?

Whilst taking an intensive driving course you will be taught the following and during your driving test you will be asked to complete one of the following manoeuvres:

  • Reverse into a bay (sometimes completed in a 3rd party car park)
  • Reverse out of a bay (sometimes completed in a 3rd party car park)
  • Parallel Park (completed on the road)
  • Pull up on the right and reverse 2 to 3 car lengths (completed on the road)

What time period is the Theory Test Certificate valid for?

Once you have passed your Theory Test this is valid for 2 years from the date you pass. Within this period you have 2 Years to take your Practical Driving Test. Keep the Theory Test Certificate in a safe place as you may be asked for this on the day of your Practical Driving Test.

Can I realistically pass my driving test in just one week?

Yes, you can pass your driving test within a week, however, some people may require more time behind the wheel before taking their test. We offer a 7-day intensive driving course which provides you with everything you need to know before taking your theory and practical test.

This course offers 30 hours of driving experience, an online theory training package, a record of progress and includes your theory and practical test.

What is the difference between an intensive driving course and hourly driving lessons?

Apart from the obvious differences that training is carried out over consecutive hours rather than spread out over 4 to 6 months and that payment is required up front, there are other more subtle differences like transfer of learning, which is a technique used when teaching similar topics one after the other. Confidence can be a major issue for some learner drivers but during an intensive driving course the instructor has time to prove to the learner that they can do the different subjects which leads to greater self belief. This can be difficult to achieve if the learner is taking hourly lessons.