The Benefits of an Intensive Driving Course
Driving is increasingly becoming a vital skill, what with the need to travel to and from work and the rapidly rising and sometimes unviable cost of public transport, but also the lack of coverage in some areas.
Not only that, but driving gives you increased freedom, independence and a sense of achievement.
However, having weekly lessons can result in a really drawn out and far from cost effective means of learning to drive. That’s where the intensive driving course offers a quick, simple, hassle free and potentially more cost effective alternative.
But, just what are the benefits of an intensive driving course?
Takes days instead of months
Unlike standard driving lessons where you commit to an hour or two every week for many months on end, an intensive driving course can often be completed in just a couple of day and at most a week.
Intensive driving courses are particularly great if you’ve got a new job lined up that requires you to have a driving licence and you therefore need to fast track your way to driving test success. A course of this kind can be equally great if you’ve already had a couple of lessons and are frustrated with the seemingly endless process of lesson after lesson.
Could save you a small fortune
According to Government the average person requires 47 hours worth of professional lesson combined with 20 hours of private practice in order to pass a test. The average cost of an hours driving lesson is a whopping £20, which means the total cost would fall just short of £1,000.
However with an intensive driving course the number of hours can be significantly reduced and is therefore likely to significantly reduce the amount of money you’ll have to fork out. For example, a five day intensive driving course could set you back as little as £390.
It goes without saying that the more you focus on one particular task within a short period of time, the better you are likely to become at it and this certainly rings true when it comes to driving.
The downside of weekly lessons is the fact that it’s all to easy to forget what you’ve learnt or how to react in certain situations in the time between lessons. It can often feel as though you’re starting all over again or simply making very little progress.
More efficient teaching
In addition to exhilarating learning there’s the benefit of more efficient teaching as your instructor will be focused on you, and you alone for the duration of your intensive driving course.
With an hour long weekly lesson your instructor is likely to also have three or four more lessons on the same day and up to five every day for the remainder of the week. When it comes round to your next hour long lesson the following week it’s all to easy for them to have forgotten exactly what progress has ben made which can result in some of the same ground being covered over and over again, ultimately meaning the teaching that they provide isn’t as efficient as it perhaps could be.