How to prepare for an intensive driving course

Many people have reservations or doubts about undertaking an intensive driving course. Prospective students are worried about not getting the same degree of teaching, or that they won't be ready for the road by the time. However, as long as you're prepared by the time your intensive driving lessons start, you'll be more than ready to take on the test, the roads, and the newfound freedom a car can bring.

Here are just a few of the ways to help you prepare:

Acknowledge it will be hard work

The clue is in the name - intense. You'll be learning more at a faster rate, meaning you must be dedicated to listening and learning. Every time you sit down in a car with your intensive instructor, switch off from any distractions such as your phone.

Minimise other commitments

If at all possible, it's a good idea to try to minimise other commitments during your intensive driving course. Learning something new is much harder when you are tired or preoccupied with other worries.

Ask your friends and family for help

It's likely that at least one member of your family or friendship group has already passed their driving test. Ask them for some advice on how to learn and practice driving, as well as keeping them close for emotional support. That way if you get stressed out, you can bounce right back.

Practice theory tests

There are many routes now that enable you to practise your theory tests. Whether it be online, by downloading an app, or by material given to you by your instructor, there's sure to be a way that you can run through some questions and see how you do.

Keep track of your weak areas

This tip applies to both practical and theory. Get a notebook or open a note up on your phone, and keep track of all the areas you feel you need to improve on. From there, you can research online, do specific questions on practice theory, or ask your instructor for advice on how you can meet your targets.

Choose National Intensive

If you're looking for an intensive driving lesson crash-course in the UK, look no further than National Intensive. With over a decade of experience under our seatbelts, you're sure to get the best-quality teaching on offer.