Why choose a Fast Pass driving course from Around the Bend?

Fast pass driving courses, sometimes called crash courses, semi-intensive or intensive driving courses, are the fastest way for people to pass their practical driving test. Around the bend is a national driving school that specialises in Fast Pass driver training.

Our expert driving instructors will provide you with up to 4 hours of driver training per day in a relaxed and friendly learning environment and ensure you get the best experience possible. They are friendly, relaxed and patient and will ensure your driving lessons are interesting and enjoyable.

Fast Pass courses can be taken by anyone from complete novices to far more advanced drivers looking to brush up on their skills. All courses come with a pre-booked practical test as part of the course fee and your lessons are scheduled in to make sure you are at test standard and beyond by the day of your practical driving test. Theory tests can be added to the course as well if needed.

Read Laura Curries review about her Fast Pass course with Around the Bend:

Massive thanks to Around the Bend for seeing me very quickly through my test last week in Whitby! After two previously expired theory tests and two years out of the driving seat, I passed first time with only 20 hours of lessons. This was by far the best experience I've ever had learning. Always super calm, patient ….. can't recommend them enough!

Here's what William Barker thought of his Fast Pass driving course:

Great experience, brilliant driving school. Can't thank my instructor enough for getting me through my test. He helped me progress so quickly and gave me the confidence I needed to pass first time. Would recommend Around the Bend to anybody wanting to pass their test quickly.

Do Fast Pass courses work?

YES - they do, but they are not suitable for everyone. Fast Pass courses are ideal for people who:

  • Want or need to pass their driving test within a month to 6 weeks
  • Can dedicate at least 10 hours a week to their training
  • Have flexibility around the day and time of their practical test booking
  • Can pre-pay for their course and test booking fees by credit or debit card

How long it will take?

We recommend doing your Fast Pass course with Around the Bend over 4 to 6 weeks although it can be done quicker if needed. Spreading your lessons out over a month or more gives you the flexibility to shift one or two lessons around if needed or fit in extra training if your instructors feels you need that little bit of extra practice. But if time is really pressing – 20 hour or less courses can be done in a week if required.

How much an Intensive Driving Courses cost?

The price of your Fast Pass course will depend on four factors:

  • Where you live
  • Whether you want to drive in a manual or automatic
  • If you need to add a theory test to your course fee
  • How many hours of training you will need

To get the prices and availability of Fast Pass courses in your area, click here and enter your postcode. Then simply select the beginner, intermediate or advanced driver options and select the course option that’s right for you. If you are not sure which will be best, you can always arrange an assessment drive first. Following this, your instructor will be able to give you a fairly accurate idea of how many hours you’ll need to get to test standard.

What you need to know before you start your Driving Course

You must hold a provisional UK driving licence. If you need to get one, just click here and follow the instructions.

You will need to have passed your theory test before the start date of your first driving lesson as it is not possible to book a practical driving test with the DVSA (Driver Vehicle Standards Agency) without this. Around the Bend can help you with passing your theory test with heavily discounted subscription to the Theory Test Pro website and app. 

We will book both your theory and practical driving tests for you. Your practical driving test will be booked for the last day of your Fast Pass course or shortly thereafter.

Other than if your instructor is incapacitated in some way, you will have the same driving instructor throughout your course and you will learn on a one to one basis.

How soon can I start my Fast Pass course?

To begin with we need to know when you are wanting to pass your practical driving test by and what level of experience you have - if any? We will then check on both test availability and our instructor’s diary to work out your earliest start date. Please bear in mind, some test centres have much longer waiting times than others.

In the meantime, you should concentrate on getting your theory test passed if you haven’t already. You can watch our selection of learner videos here to help you get ahead of the game.  

Booking a Fast Pass course is quick and easy. Just click the call me button and enter your details; use our live chat function below; text us on 07860 025110 or call us free on 0800 316 3633.

If Intensive Driving Courses are NOT suitable for you?

We have a wide range of other great driving lesson options and offers to suit all requirements. Just use any of the contact methods above and one of our expert advisors will be happy to take time to understand your needs and help guide you to the best option for you.