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    Intensive driving course

    I'm considering doing a 1 week intense driving course next year , just wanting to see peoples experiences and views on them, if there worth doing etc.

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    Very expensive and no substitute for getting some proper experience under your belt by learning over time.

    your probably better off doing a pass plus course instead as you can use it to help you lower your car insurance.

    I'd do it over time. Maybe do 2 lessons a week if you're hoping to get it done sooner.

    Rupz

    your probably better off doing a pass plus course instead as you can use … your probably better off doing a pass plus course instead as you can use it to help you lower your car insurance.

    How do you do this without a licence? lol.

    i looked into it but opted for driving lessons each week - actually just started last week - think this is a better option as above you will get more experience

    my instructor gives me a two hour lesson twice a week so even if you are looking at 40 hours (which they say is the rough average nowadays) thats only 2 and a half months of learning

    Edited by: "shedboy66" 18th Dec 2010

    Absolute waste of money, as you basically do your test before you're ready no matter what, which can be very disheartening.

    Intensive really only suits people who are very bright academically. You would probably end up doing about 4 hours of lessons per day or even more!!! You would be exhausted with the amount of information you would need to take in but also has a very low pass rate. It is really a 'get rich quick' scheme for many driving instructors/schools. Would be better spanning the lessons over several weeks/months to gain the maximum benefit. Imagine learning a one year subject at college/university and having to do that in a week with a test at the end of it...

    Supermod

    Rupz

    your probably better off doing a pass plus course instead as you can use … your probably better off doing a pass plus course instead as you can use it to help you lower your car insurance.



    Hahahaha.

    The Therapist

    Intensive really only suits people who are very bright academically....



    Sorry, you are wrong, the only people that learn to drive quickly are those that have been brought up on driving, trainee motor mechanics and farm labourers are prime examples of the type of person that grasps the skill of driving very quickly.

    i thought about doing a intensive course but its very expensive. i ended up taking 5 hours in the summer and 3 hours 3 days before the test in october and passed.

    Agree with most of Therapist's post - except the first part re academically bright as this actually makes little to no difference when you are learning to drive as it's primarily a practical skill initially, though common sense is very useful !!

    Intensive courses are a waste of money - and I know as I'm a fully qualified driving instructor lol - they can be useful as a start to a full course of lessons, or as a last minute top up before your test, but on their own they are almost useless. You simply cannot learn enough in those few hours to be safe on the roads for the rest of your life. You need to experience different road conditions, times of day, weather, traffic and so much more to be able to keep yourself and everyone else safe - you need time to build your experience so that you understand how people react on the road and learn to anticipate and deal with everything that you may come across when you are driving alone.

    Good luck with your learning - have a look at SmartLearners - there's loads of useful information on there - for you and for anyone you may be able to persuade to sit with you when you are learning
    Edited by: "vraptorchick" 18th Dec 2010

    I did it and passed with not much experince before I went on it.

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    Sorry, you are wrong, the only people that learn to drive quickly are … Sorry, you are wrong, the only people that learn to drive quickly are those that have been brought up on driving, trainee motor mechanics and farm labourers are prime examples of the type of person that grasps the skill of driving very quickly.


    Yes driving is a very different thing to learn than being sat at a desk doing algebra. I certainly wouldn't equate likelihood of passing a driving test with academic ability. The only thing I would is the theory test, but even the video hazard perception test is quite different to anything in school - it's a real-world looking and does that football bouncing out between the cars mean a child is going to come rushing out to grab it, is that car going to pull out of that junction and make me slow down - and so on.

    instead of doing it that way, why not have a couple of lessons then see if your driving instructor think its would benefit you, i had a lesson and after that my instructor told me to book my test for 6 weeks time i had about 3 or 4 hours worth of lessons a week and passed in the 6 weeks first time with only 4 or 5 minors

    its good doing it that way rather then spread it over 1hr a week as you remember stuff better, well i did anyway
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