How a refresher driving course can save the day

People stop learning to drive for a variety of reasons.


It could be because of a failed test.

Maybe a specific maneuver has proved to be particularly tricky to master and frustration has boiled over. 


Perhaps it’s down to a bad experience with a driving instructor.


And sometimes there’s no real reason at all; life might have just gotten in the way. 

Regardless, stuff happens.


If you’ve stopped taking driving lessons but you haven’t given up hope of passing your test, you’re in luck. 

A refresher driving course is the answer to your problems.


What is a refresher driving course?


It’s a set of driving lessons with a very specific goal:


To bring people who’ve previously had lessons back up to speed, to complete their training and to help them pass their test (which is taken at the end of the course).


And, as a type of intensive course, the aim is to do all this as quickly as possible.


After all, if you’ve had some sort of driving tuition in the past, you don’t want to feel like you’re re-committing to lessons for months on end again.


How do refresher driving courses work?


After booking yourself onto a course, your instructor will give you a call to say hello and find out a bit about your driving background.


Once your course begins, he or she will use the first session to  assess your ability. 

Don’t worry – this isn’t something to worry about.

This is done so your instructor can quickly map out the course to make it as effective as possible.


This fact-finding mission needs to be done because everyone’s different. Some people are nervous drivers. Many struggle with reversing. Others can't negotiate roundabouts. 


Some learners aren't good with signs. A few pupils are essentially test-ready and competent drivers but they just need a few bad habits ironed out.


Your level of skill really doesn’t matter. Our talented team of instructors have been teaching people to drive for a long time and have seen it all before.


The end goal is the same – to tailor each refresher course accordingly so that each learner can pass their test a week or two.

Which is why all of our refresher driving courses come with a practical test at the end.


The awesome news about refresher driving courses


You might be feeling a bit down at the prospect of having more driving lessons, but guess what?


Not only will you be saving time and money with a refresher course but, if you’ve had instruction before, that’s a great base and you won’t need so much tuition next time around.


No matter what’s happened in the past and what you perceive your driving ability to be, crucial seeds have been sown and an experienced instructor can capitalise on this existing knowledge and fill in any gaps quickly.


How long is a refresher driving course?


We offer a number of different crash courses that last anywhere between 12 and 40 hours. 


Quite simply, the refresher driving course you need will depend on how many lessons you’ve had and how comfortable you are behind the wheel.


Refresher courses are designed to be unique and bespoke in nature, so if you’d like to book yourself on one and you’re unsure what’s the best option, get in touch.


How much do refresher driving courses cost?


Again, this depends on the course and how many hours of extra tuition you’ll need. A 12-hour refresher course will clearly be the cheapest, whilst a 40-hour intensive will cost the most.


As such, prices vary between £500 and £1,400.


Where can I find a refresher driving course near me?


At Learn, Think, Drive, we operate all over the UK. In fact, we offer refresher driving courses in 99% of postcodes.


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