Intensive Driving Courses

Intensive driving lessons may be just what you're looking for. Some people don’t want to spend months of their time taking one or two hour driving lessons per week, therefore an intensive or semi-intensive course may be the right thing for you. Our courses do not include the booking of the practical driving test.

Why choose Peter Skelton Driving School
    • Male and female instructors
    • Manual and automatic
    • Catering to nervous and anxious pupils
    • All lessons are taken at your own pace
    • High pass rates
    • Intensive and semi-intensive courses available
    • Free theory training
    • The highest standards of tuition
    • Motorway lessons
    • Refresher lessons
Intensive Driving Course - Harry Ashton

Unlike the majority of intensive courses that you may sign up for, we "always" carry out an assessment lesson first. The reason for this is to gauge what standard you are currently and how many lessons we believe you will need to get you to test standard. Even someone who is a complete beginner needs to be assessed as some pupils are more natural at driving than others and hence they would require less lessons.

Once the assessment is concluded and the instructor and pupil have had a discussion about what course is suitable, the pupil can then book the test for an appropriate date that suits both them and the instructor.

Please note - the intensive course must be paid for in full 14 days prior to the start date.

Weekend and Evening Intensive Courses

Why not save yourself from having to take time of work or waiting until the school holidays to take an intensive course. Why lose taking up valuable holiday time when you could take an intensive course in your spare time instead. You can take 2hrs in the evenings and more hours on the weekend. Therefore the semi-intensive course will normally be taken over 2 to 4 weeks depending on the number of hours required.

As with an intensive course, an the assessment lesson is conducted and the instructor and pupil can then have a discussion about what course is suitable. The pupil can then book the test for an appropriate date that suits both them and the instructor.

Intensive courses don't mean that you will be treated like you’re in the army with a sergeant major for an instructor. Our lessons are still just as friendly and relaxed as always, quickly settling your nerves and putting your mind at ease. Our instruction simply keeps pace with the amount of instruction necessary to master the controls and the skills necessary to pass your driving test and more importantly make you a better driver.

Intensive courses are not suited to all people which is why we offer a two hour assessment lesson. The assessment allows your instructor to see firstly if you are suited to an intensive course and secondly roughly how many hours they think you will need to handle this demanding course. You only need to pay the 2 hour assessment lesson up front. The assessment lesson will be used to determine what course you will be taking rather than the pupil asking for a certain course but needing more or less hours. It has always been important to us that no hours are sold to a pupil who simply does not need them. This way the instructor and the pupil can mutually decide which course is right for them.

Please note - The semi-intensive course must be paid for in full 14 days prior to the start date.

We offer courses ranging from 10-40 hours. Each course will be suited and tailored to the individual as each pupil may already have some experience or greater road sense than others. Lessons are conducted in 2 hour blocks, so if you were taking 4 hours of lessons in one day then you would have 2 lots of 2 hour lessons with a break in between. We strongly believe that as driving instructors we should be teaching pupils to drive and not just to pass their test so our teaching will still remain thorough and ensure the pupil can drive safely and confidently before their test.

It is important that you pass your theory test before you start intensive courses as our courses are normally over one to two weeks with your test already booked.


“I’ve passed my exam on my first attempt thanks to Peter Skelton and especially my instructor Tomasz. I’d like to thank you for all your efforts and great lessons.”

Baris Mancar – Newbury – Automatic

“I’m so thankful for Pete (Burke) being my instructor. He’s so calm and patient and it’s thanks to him that I passed my driving test first time with 1 minor.”

Holly Gillingham – Newbury – Manual

“Peter (Skelton) was amazing, thank you so much! I passed first time and I’ve never been happier, the best!”

Brooke Harmerston-Shepherd – Newbury – Manual

“I learned to drive with Peter Skelton Driving, and Louise was my driving instructor, Louise is a lovely teacher, she was always really friendly and patient.”

Charlotte Taylor – Thatcham – Manual

Why our customers choose Peter Skelton Driving School