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  • What is an Intensive course and how do these courses work?

    Intensive driving courses are a growing and more popular alternative to the traditional approach of having 1 lesson per week over 6 to 12 months. It is far more suitable for many people than you may realise, and more and more instructors are embracing this too.

    Once a deposit has been paid, National Intensive will search our network of local instructors and will allocate you to our most suitable driving instructor. Once we have allocated you, he/she will call you will agree on a start date, and plan in most, if not all of your lessons on the initial call.

    The instructor picks you up from your chosen pick up point every day.

    The in-car training would be completed in the vehicle during the week, Monday to Friday (3 – 6 hrs per day).

    We aim to be flexible so if you cannot agree on a schedule, you can contact us and we will allocate another driving instructor.

    The in-car training with an intensive driving course continues daily to use your tuition hours up, and we get the quickest possible driving test, ideally for Friday PM at your local driving test centre.

    The final 90 minutes of all standard driving test courses are for hiring the car to take the driving test using the driving instructor’s vehicle. The DVSA do not provide cars so you will need to use your driving instructor’s vehicle.

    If you require a theory test and revision too, see our below section.

    Note: Please do not book any time off work until you have spoken and agreed on the dates and times with your instructor.

  • The waiting list for a driving test in my area is 2 to 3 months away, how do you get one for the end of my course?

    We have an experienced team of staff who will find you an extremely short notice driving test, so while our instructors are busy teaching, we here at the office are busy doing the admin for you both.

    Most driving instructors and local schools do not have this efficient system because they are normally one person teaching during the day, they have very little time to actually access the DVSA website or call them to get you in for a test at short notice.

    There are driving test cancellation slots all the time at most local test centres, several per week get cancelled and rebooked by other pupils, you just need someone doing the hard work to find them before anyone else snaps them up for you – that will be us!

    Most driving schools or driving instructors will tell you that you cannot get a test before 3 – 4 months away, and that is true on the normal waiting list, but they won’t have a team of people online and on the phones all day. That’s what we do!

    Over 90% of courses have a test on the expected final day.

    If you are unlucky and your local test centre does not have a cancellation slot, we will obtain one as quickly as physically possible.

  • Are the test fees included in the price?

    Yes – all prices we quote include the government test fees, which we book and manage fully for you.

    You can book in with your own tests already booked, we just remove the fees off the total cost.

  • Do you help with theory revision?

    We can offer you discounted access to the premium version of the theory test pro website, on purchasing a driving course so you can study online at home or on the go, using your smartphone app or the theory test pro website.

    The cost is £1.99 per month and you can cancel anytime.

     Customers who wish to use this service can subscribe once a course is booked through the link at the end of the booking process.

    Our driving instructors will be happy to assist with the theory in the car too if you need help with anything, just ask!

     We can go through more complex questions with you, which will boost your chances of passing the theory test when you take it.

    It would take us hours and hours to cover everything once, so that is why we give you discounted access to the revision website and Smartphone Application if required.

     

    NEW: MIDLANDS LEARNERS (or those willing to travel there).

    We do have a theory revision classroom centre in Birmingham & Leicester running monthly for those who would like to book onto a 1-day theory course in addition to the practical course. This is in a professional classroom environment with a DVSA qualified and experienced driving instructor.

    Feel free to book on to the theory revision class when you book a driving course if you can travel to the area.

    Even if you are not from this area, anybody can book this class. Classroom sizes are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.

  • What if I fail my theory test?

    The driving instructor will continue with your practical lessons as scheduled and get you up to the best possible driving standard within the hours booked, we will then either book the theory retest for you again (£35, includes cancellation finding service) for late in the same week (if possible) or the following week, it all depends on local theory test availability.

    If you would prefer, for £25 you can rebook it yourself on the standard waiting list on GOV.UK, and check for cancellations yourself, and we will await you to contact us once you have passed the theory.

    You have to wait 2 clear working days if you fail a theory test before you can take another one.

    The driving instructor will normally save the final few hours to finish off the practical lessons once the theory is passed if necessary.

    If you are at a safe standard and can take your driving test once the theory is passed, we will book your practical test for you as soon as you pass the 2nd theory test.

  • What if you cannot get me a test for the Friday?

    Most of our pupils want a course at extremely short notice, so we have to work off the DVSA system to get you a cancellation slot for the Friday, much quicker than the standard waiting list, which can be 3 months or more.

    We aim to get you a cancellation at your local test centre, or one reasonably close (with yours and the instructor’s permission), so you can have some practice hours in that area during the course.

    If we cannot get you a practical test for Friday then we will offer you the next available slot, which would typically be early the following week, so you should not be waiting weeks and weeks.

    Your driving instructor and you will save a few hours in order for you to finish off the course early in the second week.

    95% of our courses are completed by early the following week, if not on the Friday of the first week.

    If you need a 100% guarantee of a driving test for a Friday or within one week, the only way this is possible is to pass your theory test first about 3 months before beginning a driving course, then for us (or you), to book a driving test on the official booking website, on the normal waiting list at GOV.UK, on the normal DVSA booking website.

  • What if I fail the practical test?

    If you are unlucky or just make one silly error with just a few minor fault’s then you will be able to rebook with us (call us straight away).

    The DVSA allow another test to be sat only after 10 working days have passed, so you can rebook with us immediately and we will search for a retest as soon as on the 10th working day.

    You probably will only need to arrange a few hour’s practice prior to the second test.

    If you fail with lots of minor faults or more than one serious or dangerous fault, then it may be necessary for you to evaluate your driving skills and book extra training before considering another test attempt.

    Learning to drive is expensive to most people, but it is ridiculously more expensive if you keep going in for practical tests when you aren’t ready.

    We do offer retest courses at a discount price, so if you are unlucky, we will try to lower the cost to you by knocking off £62 from the cost of a 5-hour retest course, effectively making the test fee free.

  • Do you offer a 'guaranteed pass' course, OR free retest?

    I’m afraid nobody can 100% guarantee you will pass a test first time, we just charge you for 1 theory test (if booked) and 1 driving test in your initial payment.  Some companies may offer ‘free’ retests or something similar, but you’ll generally pay more in the initial payment, then they will pay for extra tests if needed. Some companies may offer 1, some may offer unlimited free retests, with strict terms and conditions you have to abide by.

    We have a good pass rate so most customers wouldn’t benefit from a more expensive ‘guaranteed pass’ type course.

    If you fail either theory or practical test 1st time we will book you the quickest possible retest so that you can continue your course.

     

    We do offer retest courses at a discount price, so if you are unlucky, we will try to lower the cost to you by knocking off £62 from the cost of a 5-hour retest course, effectively making the test fee free.

  • Where are you based?

    Our calls are taken at our office in Greater Manchester, but we have many instructors nationwide, registered to teach courses for us, who offer a door to door service from your home, college or work. In Central London and some highly congested areas of the UK we sometimes have to agree on a meeting point if travel becomes an issue to the instructor.

  • Are your instructors fully qualified?

    All of our course instructors have qualified as ADI instructors, we will not provide you with a trainee or unqualified instructor. All driving instructors are CRB / DBS checked every time they renew their ‘green badge’ – the licence to teach.

  • Can I realistically pass in one week?

    Yes!

    if you have arranged enough lesson time in the week and reach the standard required to take your test, you pass your theory test and we can get you a practical test confirmed for the Friday and you pass it, then you will have your licence!

  • I have passed my theory test, is it cheaper?

    If you have passed your theory test then you will not have to pay the theory test fee when booking which is £35.

    Our prices do include the cost of the practical driving test!

  • Do I have to pay extra for my test day?

    National Intensive driving courses are all-inclusive and so there will be NO additional charge, unless you go over the number of hours that you originally booked in.

    If you do go over the amount of hours you originally planned, then you and your instructor will agree on the extra costs in advance.

  • How do I go about booking the course and how do I pay?

    You can call us for any general enquiries, we would be delighted if you need any assistance to provide this, then to book you can BOOK ONLINE 24/7 using the booking form. You can email us a query out of hours too, 24 hours per day, we will get back to you as soon as possible.

    To secure a course we require a deposit before the course begins. Payments are made on the online booking form with a debit or credit card, securely through Barclaycard’s and Stripe payment gateway, or we can email you an invoice to pay the same way via the above methods or using a bank transfer.

    If you are sending an international banking payment please email or call us if you require the IBAN number.

  • Are deposits fully refundable?

    In the small chance we cannot fulfil your booking, deposits are 100% refundable.

  • What if I need to make a complaint?

    We take complaints seriously and so if we have fallen below the standard expected, please visit the terms and conditions page.

    At the bottom of this page, there is a simple email form, which will go to our manager Laurie, who will investigate the issue for you and contact you as soon as possible with a resolution.

  • And Finally

    These are some of the most asked questions, but if you would like to call us and ask a few more then please don’t hesitate!

    If we are out of our normal working hours, please email us and we will respond in the morning, as soon as possible!