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Residential Intensive Driving Courses

Residential courses are ideal if you are tired with trying to learn to drive in busy, congested towns or cities.  So much lesson time can be wasted stuck in slow or stop-start traffic.  So why not take one of our residential courses and stay in Clacton-on-Sea, where you can take advantage of the fresh sea air and a stress free learning environment.

You will be staying at the The Laxfield Hotel and will receive a full English breakfast each morning of your stay*.  It is minutes from Clacton train station and just 200 yards from the award winning beach and famous Victorian Pier.

Research shows that learners who have a combination of professional instruction and private practice do better at the driving test.  On average, those who pass have had 47 hours professional training, as well as 20 hours private practice.  With this in mind and also how many hours training you may of already had, the table below may be used to help you decide which is the best course for you.

Once you have decided, and you have passed your theory test, we are able to look for a practial test slot and arrange your course at a time suitable for you.

The test contains several parts:

  • Eyesight Test – Read a new style number plate from 20m
  • Show Me Tell Me B‘ Questions – You will be asked 2 questions from the list
  • General Road Driving
  • Turn in the Road, Reverse Around a Corner, Reverse Bay Park, Parallel Park – 1 will be selected
  • Emergency Stop – 1 in 3 tests will be asked to demonstrate this
  • An ability to demonstrate Eco-safe driving
  • Independent Drive
When attending training and test you MUST have BOTH parts of your licence and theory certificate.


(including Practical Test Fee of £62)

Days / Hours Course Description Manual Gearbox Automatic Gearbox
2 Days / 10 Hours Ideal if you are confident but need to familiarise yourself with new area and cover manoeuvres. £312.00 £342.00
3 Days / 12 Hours Another great course for the confident learner who needs to brush up. £386.00 £422.00
3 Days / 15 Hours A few extra hours if you’re struggling a little with manoeuvres. £452.00 £497.00
4 Days / 20 Hours An excellent course if you’ve previously had 20+ hours of tuition and want to polish up. £592.00 £652.00
5 Days / 25 Hours This course would suit the person with a little driving experience and who is confident with the basics. £732.00 £807.00
6 Days / 30 Hours A great course for confident learner with little driving experience. £872.00 £962.00
7 Days / 35 Hours If you have mastered the basics this course will suit you. £1,012.00 £1,117.00
8 Days / 40 Hours A course for confident beginner who is starting from scratch. £1,152.00 £1,272.00
10 Days / 50 Hours The course for the less than confident beginner with no driving experience. £1,432.00 £1,582.00

Paying by Credit Card will incur a 3% fee. There is no fee for Debit Cards.

*Accomodation on residential courses is for single person occupancy on nights during the course (eg 4 day course has 3 nights accomodation) and includes breakfast.  Additional nights and occupancy are available on request at an additional cost.

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