Intensive & Semi-Intensive Driving Courses Brighton | Driving Test Pro

If you want an intensive driving course in Brighton, we at Driving Test Pro can help. If you are in the surrounding area, need semi intensive driving lessons or want to train to be a driving instructor you've also come to the right place.

Our courses can be tailored to your individual needs. We can normally start within 24 hours of you calling us and you could pass your practical test within one week, five days or even less. If you are a foreign national living in the Brighton area and can already drive, you may only need a few hours on the day of the driving exam.

Learning to drive here can present something of a challenge given the hills of the South Downs, narrow roads, bus lanes and traffic that one finds in the city. However all of these problems can be overcome with a good instructor who can direct you safely and competently to areas that are suitable.

In order to get your driving licence quickly you'll need to be able to cope with all that the driving test entails and not just be able to drive on the wide road that runs along the coast.

Driving Test Pro have over two decades of experience of intensive driving courses and offer a refreshingly different way of learning to drive.

If you’ve had driving lessons before you’ll probably have been frustrated at the amount of time spent sitting stationary at the side of the road while your instructor spent what seemed like an excessive amount of time going over diagrams with mirror-signal-manoeuvre written all over them.

It’s also likely that you were reminded to constantly check the mirrors before you could even steer or change gear properly.

The reason that many instructors do these things is because they don’t look at the lessons from a learner’s point of view.

We are the only driving school in Brighton to use the innovative SCAN system of training. This breaks each part of the driving task into simple repeatable steps. Techniques are demonstrated by your instructor taking the driving seat and briefly showing you what you have to do.

Correct mirror use is only added once you can properly control the car, and generally takes less than 30 minutes to reach test standard. The benefit to you is that it can help you perfect your driving skills faster. SCAN will also give you a better understanding of how to easily deal with the more challenging situations such as road positioning, hazard spotting and roundabouts.

There’s also a wealth of information here on the Driving Test Pro website. These learning resources will help towards cutting the cost of your driver training as they will help to prepare you for your next lesson or let you recap a newly learned skill.

We can answer any questions before you begin your lessons and queries can also be answered by phone or email
Once you start your driving lessons will follow a path of personalized training. You will be encouraged to make progress at a rate that will, at times, feel a little out of your comfort zone. You can rest assured though, that you will never be pushed any further than you can handle.

You can book the sessions that best fit your schedule and we can pick you up from wherever is most convenient for you. This means you can begin your lesson feeling relaxed and not rushed.

If you want to learn to drive in a way that makes you feel safe and confident once you’ve passed your test, please call now on Brighton 01273 978179 and begin your journey towards independence.

The biggest issue for the vast majority of people, whether you are learning to drive or training to become an instructor, is overcoming any preconceptions or worries about the test.

It doesn’t matter if you live on the northern outskirts near the Patcham Pylon on the A23

Easternmost of the two Patcham Pylons on the A23 heading south into Brighton viewed from the north
What our instructors do is to get you to understand what you have to do in the context of the driving test and break it down into easy component parts.

That applies as much if you are someone who is living or learning near Roedean, Kemptown or the Brighton Marina near to the A259 in the east

Roedean School viewed from the main entrance
As it does to you if you are living in the western side of the city, where the roads are somewhat flatter and space isn’t at quite such a premium, such as near the Hove Lagoon, or the area of Hangleton near to the A27.

The best thing to do to get expert advice on your own situation is to call us on Brighton 01273 978179

Big Beach Cafe at Hove Lagoon

We pick up from all of the outlying areas of Brighton such as Falmer, Fulking, Portslade, Saltdean, Peacehaven, Shoreham-by-sea, Lancing, Small Dole, Steyning and Bramber. We also cover the nearby towns of Worthing, Eastbourne, Lewes, Burgess Hill and Newhaven.

Whether you are at home, work or anywhere in the area we would be able to meet you for your driving course. With the driving instructor's knowledge not just Brighton, but of the surrounding areas too, you will be assured of a good knowledge of all the local driving test routes.

If you are a learner driver this then makes it easier to learn to drive. If you training as an instructor then this makes easier to learn how to teach.

All of our instructors are of Grade A ability, which means that they have sufficient teaching skills to be on the Official Register of Driving Instructor Trainers (ORDIT).

If you are not careful you might find that the driving school that you choose supplies you with a trainee or Grade B instructor. While some trainees maybe being taught to deliver good lessons by a Grade A instructor, many Grade B instructors deliver poor lessons.

A trainee instructor can be recognized by the badge shown:

Undated Trainee Driving Instructor's Pink Windscreen Badge(PDI)

The differences between good and bad lessons are not always easily noticeable by pupils. However poor lessons generally have you spending a lot of time sitting at the side of the road discussing theory.

If the instructor gives unclear instructions that lead to you being stressed and confused, they are not really in full control of the lesson.Should you have an instructor who shouts, then you can be fairly certain that don't have very high grade and you would be better off changing and finding one who is

A trainee instructor or PDI will also benefit from having a good instructor themselves. This means they will then be able to reproduce exactly what their instructor has told them, when they come to teach learners themselves.
Big Beach Cafe at Hove Lagoon
A poor trainer will usually hinder learning whether that be on the part of a new driver or one who is already qualified and is wanting to become a fully qualified approved driving instructor (ADI).
The reason for these issues is that many of the training ideas used in driving instruction date back to the 1930s. Cars, traffic and the roads themselves have changed enormously since those days, however the change has been incremental year-on-year.

For instance if the conditions change by only 1% each year that means that there has been almost a 90% change since the driving test was first introduced in 1935.

There is much more traffic on the road now, which means that more attention needs to be given to things happening outside of the car.

So both learners and instructors are more distracted from learning the physical task of moving the car along the road.

The size of cars has also changed drastically in order to accommodate various international road safety directives.

The increasing bulk means there is less space on the roads. So roads that could formerly accommodate cars three abreast can now only accommodate two cars side by side.

The wholesale adoption of front wheel drive has also had a knock on effect. The presence of a drive shaft in the steered wheels means that the car cannot turn so sharply.

This means that moving to the left before turning left can result in the car swinging out to the centre of the road when it enters new road on the left.

The upshot of all this is that many former reference points, which worked well in the 1930s, are quite inappropriate now that we are getting well into the 21st century.

However, written information on how to perform tasks remains largely unchanged. This is because there has been no fresh examination of the subject for decades, until now, with the work being done by us here at Driving Test Pro.
Roedean School viewed from the main entrance
Our research is largely drowned out by masses of outdated teaching on the internet. So poor instructors are not wholly to blame for bad instruction. They are simply teaching a method that hasn’t yet been acknowledged as being broken.
They will stay unaware of this change because their trainers are similarly unaware. The old adage of "If it ain't broke why fix it" is unfortunately being applied.

The result is that many instructors spend a lot of time teaching people techniques that simply don't work very well. However, as has been the case for a long time, many learners largely figure things out for themselves.

This means that their learning is a mash up of ideas from the 1930's, what they have seen others doing, and what feels acceptable. It's no wonder that the national pass rate is less than 1 in 2, and that new drivers are disproportionately involved in serious accidents, in which they kill and maim themselves and others.

What we have done is to look at driving completely afresh from a risk assessment point of view, as if we were a health and safety executive making it public for the first time. But the way we look at risk is from a human rather than statistical viewpoint.

This is because the driving test examiners are assessing risk in this way. If you cause your examiner any anxiety or fear they will mark you down and potentially fail you.

Therefore the main things that you need to learn are how to keep your examiner feeling safe. This can only be done by slowing down for hazards in good time and having the necessary car control to negotiate those hazards. Once you can do that, looking in your mirrors and for road signs are easy skills to add on.

If this is the way that you want to learn to drive or the way that you want someone you know to learn then please call now on Brighton 01273 978179.

Intensive courses for learners wanting get a full licence fast in Brighton.

Great instruction, so you can pass quickly with a quick short notice normal or extended test.

Our highly reviewed grade A instructors offer the best tuition, with driver's education of the highest quality
Find out why a cheap instructor usually means more time spent learning driving and why an intense crash course is better, faster way to learn to drive.

Automatic and manual practical exam booking, tests booked and cancellation services at an affordable cost.

Semi-intensive lessons available including weekends as well as 5 day and one week block bookings in Brighton and Hove.

Experienced PDI part 2 and part 3 assessment lesson trainers from our school are also here to teach and help with standards check preparation training for ADI's for the first, second or final attempt.

Car rental service company for the provisional driver who is competent behind the wheel and just needs to hire a vehicle for the test.

Our teachers can show you how to train to get through the DVSA theory and hazard perception exams. You can also have them as a private tutor alongside you if you have your own set of wheels.

Beware that national schools like RED and BSM often supply trainees to new and experienced learners.