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Intensive Driving Courses in Stoke-on-Trent

03 / 08 / 22

Intensive Driving Courses in Stoke on Trent

Here at National Intensive, we don’t just offer single hourly lessons, we offer both intensive and semi intensive courses. If you’re looking to learn to drive as quickly as possible, and get your test quickly, then booking a National Intensive course should be your next step! Booking an intensive driving course with National Intensive means you would be allocated a fully qualified ADI, we would secure a test date to suit your needs and schedule, and we have a whole team just at the end of a phone call to answer any of your questions. We offer courses for all types of learner drivers, so whether you’ve never sat in the drivers seat before, or if you recently failed a practical test and just want a quick retest, we will have a course suitable for you. We offer both automatic and manual driving courses, and we have both female and male driving instructors in Stoke on Trent.


Practical Test Centres in Stoke-on-Trent

If you’re looking to pass your practical driving test in Stoke on Trent, then you will either go to Cobridge test centre, or Newcastle-under-Lyme test centre. The two test centres are not far apart – only 4.5 miles – so normally it depends on your instructors preference for where you’d take your practical test.

Pass Rates

The overall practical test rate in the UK is 45.9% – in 2019-2020, the pass rate at Cobridge was 36.4%. This is significantly lower than the national average – however technically the pass rate of the test centres do not matter – at the end of the day, demonstrating safe driving will. The pass rate at Newcastle-under-Lyme practical test centre in 2019-2020 was also lower than the national average – at 38.8%.

Prior to your test, your instructor would take you through possible test routes for your relevant practical test centre. If you’re in the far North Stoke on Trent, then you might take your practical test at Crewe – this isn’t officially in Stoke on Trent, however. You can check where your closest practical test centre is through THIS page.

Theory Test Centres in Stoke-on-Trent

There is a theory test centre in Stoke-on-Trent – it’s actually right in the city centre, very close to Central Forest Park. If you’re anywhere Staffordshire, this is likely to be your closest theory test centre.

How do I get there?
Getting to Stoke on Trents’ (Pearson Vue Test Centre) theory test centre is very easy. There are multiple bus stops around, and Hanley bus station is only 0.9 miles away (15-20 minute walk). There is a car park – however it is small, so it’s best to arrange for someone to drop you off and leave you, or simply get public transport.
If you’re not sure which is your closest theory test centre, then you can check HERE.

Driving Test Routes in Stoke-on-Trent

As the test centres are relatively close, some of the test routes do overlap slightly. The chances are is that you will end up on the A500 during some part of your test – this road is known as the ‘D Road’ to Stokies! It travels directly through Stoke, and you can access the M6 from it (not that you will be doing any motorway driving on your practical test) and is used frequently by commuters.
Your instructor will have shown you multiple possible test routes by the time you could go to your practical test, so don’t worry about knowing all the ins and outs right now. You can always check out Cobridge Test Route videos, and Newcastle under Lyme Test Route videos on YouTube to prepare beforehand! The test routes travel through areas such as Hanley, Burslem, Middleport, Tunstall, Chesterton and Knutton.
Recently the DVSA officially stopped publishing the driving test routes to stop learner drivers from practicing the routes you might go on. This is a massive pro to having professional driving lessons – instructors have the routes engraved in their brains because of the sheer amount of tests they oversee.

What is there to do in Stoke-on-Trent?

Stoke-on-Trent is a city in the middle of England – highly recognisable for its pottery. Within a 40 minute drive of Manchester, 50 minutes to Birmingham and under 3 hours to London, it’s a popular residency for commuters. Stoke is also a popular destination for families to visit, as there is the Trentham Estate (including the Monkey Forest!), Alton Towers and multiple museums. If you fancy shopping, then Stoke is also home to the Potteries Shopping Centre!

Which areas in Stoke-on-Trent does National Intensive cover?

Stoke-on-Trent is the largest town in Staffordshire – and we cover all of it! When we say we cover Stoke-on-Trent, we don’t just mean the city centre. We mean, every single town within the ST postcode. Stoke is made up of six towns – Burslem, Tunstall, Fenton, Hanley, Longton and Stoke. Within these 6 towns, the postcodes range from ST1 – ST15. We cover all of the following areas; Cobridge, Sneyd Green, Birches Head, Shelton, Bentilee, Abbey Hulton, Bucknall, Mier, Blurton, Penkhull, Trentham, Keele, Chesterton, Tunstall, Brown Edge, Talke, Biddulph, Endon and Barlaston to name a few.

Not in Stoke on Trent? Do not fear, as we also cover other cities in Staffordshire. We actually cover the whole of England, Scotland and Wales, but here are a few other local areas to Stoke-on-Trent that we cover:
– Derby
– Stafford
– Nottingham
– Birmingham

Why choose to learn to drive with National Intensive?

– Learn to drive as quickly as possible
– Intensive and Semi Intensive courses
– Suitable for all levels of learner driver
– Flexible instructors to suit any schedule
– Home and workplace pickup
– Theory and Practical test can be included

Want to pass your test quickly? Book a course with National Intensive and you could be driving your friends to Alton Towers before you know it, and enjoying the luxuries of independence.

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