Yes. In short. The answer is yes. Intensive driving courses are doable in the current climate. The ONLY major issue is when you WANT to do an intensive driving course! As the owner of an intensive driving course business, it is very important to be able to plan your course ahead of time.
At the moment, most courses going ahead are pre-lockdown bookings. Pupils who planned their courses last year and have been forced to wait until now. It is really important to be able to plan ahead to secure your training and ensure that you have passed your theory exams, and plan for the practical test. Of course, there are a lot of variables that can alter whether you can of course do an intensive driving course now:
1 Your location
2 Your previous experience
3 Have you passed your theory test?
4 Whether you want to learn in a manual or an automatic.
As with anything – your location is possibly the biggest factor that will prevent you from doing an intensive driving course soon. If you live in a remote area (which is very popular) for intensive driving course candidates, it may not be easy for any company to find you an instructor to do your course. If you are willing to travel then you will be in a better position to be able to do a course.
If you are a beginner driver then it will also be a challenge for any company to find an instructor for one week to deliver an intensive driving course. Of course, many companies and mine included are doing courses in two segments.
1 The learning to drive segment
2 The preparing for a driving test segment
Again, planning is crucial to be able to plan the week once you are booked with an instructor agreeing to do the course. Once you have passed the theory test, your practical test will be booked for as soon as possible. The shorter the course, the more chance you will have to find an instructor in s shorter time frame.
If you haven’t passed your theory test – you may want to get onto that pretty sharpish. Once you have passed your theory test, then you are in a much better situation to be able to find a practical test appointment. But, again planning is everything. You don’t want to book a practical test, and NOT have a driving instructor available. The school of mum and dad can only do so much – and tbh, so can the intensive driving course companies.
However, that said, many companies can help with theory test training. LPOD Academy do! Check out their online course. They are also helping with online theory training workshops. Check out their events here. So, do you NEED to pass your theory test? No! By the time your on-road course starts, you will have passed and booked your practical test anyways.
Of course, the other thing to consider is whether you are planning to learn to drive in a manual or an automatic? Of course, automatic tuition is on the rise, but, manual is still KING when it comes to the driving instructor. We are still a few years away from learning ONLY in an automatic (electric vehicles are on the rise).
Plan your intensive driving course at least three months before you want or need to do it! That way, whoever you choose can help you plan, prepare and get you on the road in no time.
Until next time
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