13 Years of experience behind the wheels


National Intensive began life in 2007 when our company director became a driving instructor, preferring to remain independent rather than joining one of the traditional and established driving schools.

Setting up independently offered the opportunity to run things our way in business, which is something that was enjoyed from previous experience in business management.

It was found very early on that we had a lot of frustrated pupils who wanted to be taught much quicker than the traditional method of one or two lessons per week, so our school began offering “semi-intensive” and “intensive” driving courses, also known as crash courses, throughout the North West, this quickly expanded throughout the UK.

We have been specializing in this method of teaching since very early on in our head instructors career and we were extremely successful at it. It got to the stage where we had to take on new driving instructors as the company was turning down plenty of work.

We are now in the high hundreds of regular instructors we provide work for, we get much of our work through recommendation and word of mouth.

Due to this success, our founder came “off the road” as a full time driving instructor and set up “OWD – One week driving”, carrying the previous 9 years of in-car experience.

Now we have grown to cover around 95% of the mainland UK and have access to hundreds of driving instructors, with experience of teaching the same methods, who have registered with us to provide you with a driving course that suits your requirements.

We are amongst one of the largest established providers of intensive driving courses in the UK, We have a hardworking and dedicated team of more than 10 staff in office, who arrange the administration while the instructor and yourself have the time to prepare properly, without distraction, for your driving test.

Our founder gained a grade A in his driving instructor’s standards check, a personal best, proving the teaching methods we adopt and promote to our audience work a treat.

Last August, we refreshed our website and updated our name from “OWD” (One Week Driving) to “National Intensive” to stand out from the crowd, so many companies are called “one week driving”), and this is running in conjunction with a major advertising campaign across the UK to raise awareness of our excellent alternative to weekly driving lessons.

We have now helped over 55,000 learner drivers!

We have an EXCELLENT rating on review website Trustpilot, which in our industry where a pass is a must, time is tight and anything can go wrong – including the weather! we are proud of our continued ability to satisfy way over 90% of our customer base. If we get anything wrong, we work with you extremely hard and try to leave nobody disappointed.

We have formed links with some major national companies, who trust us to provide their staff with excellent tuition under a tight time schedule.

Please call any of our team should you require any assistance, our office is open from 9am until 8pm Monday to Friday, also 9am until 5pm Saturday & 10am – 4pm Sunday. You can also email us at [email protected] anytime to discuss a driving course.

We are UK wide! (except Northern Ireland)

We offer a home pick up in all areas, meaning there are no hotel costs.

We book both theory and practical test for you at your nearest available test centres.

We are extremely successful at obtaining short notice driving tests.