One week intensive driving course
One week intensive driving courses in Perth, Scotland, help you pass your practical test sooner – perfect for nervous pupils. Nervous learner drivers can learn at their own pace on one of our intensive courses and help a new learner driver grasp the essentials of car control. Scottish Driving School Perth provides one-week intensive courses and one or two-day courses. Nervous pupils and beginner lessons are our speciality. Learn to drive on a residential or Perth local intensive course. [Previous students have travelled from Australia, The Falklands, France, Spain, London, Manchester, USA, Edinburgh, Stirling, Glasgow, Inverness, Aberdeen, Shetland.]
The Scottish Driving School website shows helpful advice whilst learning to drive. Reading this website whilst taking practical lessons or one of our one-week intensive courses will produce outstanding results. We are an established professional local school of motoring based in Perth, Scotland [est. In Perth 1986, teaching since 1977]. And specialise in the training of new learner drivers (especially those who are nervous).
Scottish Driving School one week intensive driving courses build confidence. Driving courses of this high standard produce safe, confident drivers for life.
We have developed a learning system to drive that reduces the time it takes to pass a driving test. This process is achieved without compromising safety.
New learner drivers are naturally nervous, and we consider this in the early driving lessons. Quiet roads are used in the early stages, and every concept of moving the car from A to B is covered in great detail. Once your confidence builds, your instructor will move you onto roads of moderate traffic.
When you are ready, complex traffic situations and understanding the right approach will reduce your stress levels. Stress is caused by not understanding what’s going on and what you have to do. Overcoming stress and driving test nerves form an important part of our new driver training programme. Pupils who start as very nervous in the early lessons become very confident by their intensive driving course.
Why book an Intensive Driving Course
Booking an intensive driving course with the most experienced driving instructor in the UK is your road to success. All driving lessons are structured with the individual student in mind. You can book a test as soon as you are ready to pass.
Our high pass rate is due to how the driving course is structured to help you take your driving test sooner. The DVSA (driving test examining body) usually has a waiting list of candidates for a test.
Currently (May 2021), the waiting list for practical driving tests in Perth is 17 weeks due to COVID Lockdown.
See more on COVID regulations and learning to drive (As of May 2021).
Intensive Driving Courses were originally called ‘Crash Courses’ and defined a specific learning method to drive. That method meant a new learner driver would have their first driving lesson on a Monday morning. You would then take the driving test the following Friday.
Driving schools that offered intensive driving courses often had up to three students at a time in the car. Each student would have approximately 20 minutes of practice before swapping over for the next student to have a go.
When you arrived on this page, you may have been looking for this type of course. Your Peer group or your understanding of intensive driving courses prompted you to search out ‘Pass Kwik’, ‘Learn to Drive in a week’, ‘crash courses’.
You may well still find some of these types of course, but they would now apply to learner drivers with some previous driving experience, rather than the beginner learner driver with little or no previous experience.
Intensive driving courses
For to-days Traffic
Intensive courses for to-days traffic volumes & the modern Driving Test calls for a different approach. There are not many empty roads to practice the first lesson on. A quiet road has to be found in a location suitable for both instructor to keep lesson schedules on time, and pupils need to practice in a safe environment.
The Scottish Driving School intensive driving courses are always on an one2one basis, i.e. no car sharing between students. This means each student is taught according to their own personal needs, rather than the needs of other students in a group.
You can modify intensive driving courses to individual requirements, and here is a suggested possibility in ideal conditions:
The modern method of new driver training is to book a 5-day course (theory test pass is optional, not compulsory at this stage). You could, if you wish, read The Highway Code to give you an overview of the road procedures, but it’s not essential at this time. To get started, all you will need is a UK Provisional Driving Licence and the enthusiasm to learn.
Learn to Drive With Structured Driving Lessons
- One day, three day, 5 day, 7 day & two weeks or more driving courses
- Provide full easy to learn training methods
- You can book a residential driving course if you live outside of Perth
- Fast test booking service for students with experience
- Professional DVSA Approved Driving Instructor
- Specialist quiet road training for nervous pupils
Scottish Driving School
Preparing for your driving test is a key element in the outcome of the result. Poor preparation produces poor results. Quality preparation produces outstanding results.
Drive Safely And Confidently
This section is about the process of driving a car safely and confidently from point ‘A’ to point ‘B’ rather than the driving tests aspects.
First of all, you will need to think a little differently than you would have done at school, college or university. Driving a car calls for alertness at all times, as the slightest lack of paying attention could result in an incident. Your previous educational experiences would not have had this element of risk.
When you get distracted at your computer or desk, there is no danger. Get distracted whilst driving, and you would be in trouble. Using a mobile phone is an obvious distraction, but there are many more.
Make passing your driving test first time a reality not a dream.
The cockpit drill is the first step you take before moving off. These checks are carried out for the safety of yourself, your passengers and other road users.
Always check the following;
- all doors are properly closed, and the hand brake is on
- the driving seat is in the best position, and you can see clearly in all directions and reach all the controls comfortably
- the head restraint is in the correct position
- the mirrors are clean and correctly adjusted
- you and your passengers have their seat belts on
- the gear lever is in neutral (if you’re driving an automatic, that the gear lever is in ‘P’ or ‘N’ and check the hand brake again
- you have enough fuel before starting your journey
Completing these checks before moving off will ensure you are not distracted with adjustments whilst driving.
When taking driving lessons, you are investing in the wealth of experience of your instructor.
When taking driving lessons in the form of a structured training course with a professional driving instructor, learning would result from a deliberate and directed effort. The learning plan would include:
- memorising important things;
- understanding basic principles
- learning how to do things
- attitude development;
- developing study skills;
Driver Coaching (previously called driving instructor)
Driver Coaching forms an integral part of a students development. Coaching is the most effective way to learn to drive rather than instructing (according to the DVSA).
Benefits of Coaching
- the better rapport between coach and student is achieved;
- potential saving in time and possible wasted efforts;
- higher level of knowledge, understanding, attitude and skill;
- better chance of passing the ‘L’ test the first time and accomplishing safe driving for life.
- Structured driving lessons form the basis of good coaching practice.
Driving Lessons in Perth
Driving lessons are taken for one or two hours. A day course is for 4 hours taken as 2-hour sessions, and a short break is taken after 2 hours.
Weekly courses are be booked as required.
New learner driver recommendation
New learner drivers would achieve faster results by taking a one week course [Monday-Friday]. This would reinforce the routine required to change gear, stop & start on a hill, navigate roundabouts, deal with traffic lights, manoeuvring around parked cars.
To find out about any of the courses we offer, please contact us with your requirements. You should book an assessment lesson for pupils who have had previous lessons and requires a quick test booking. New learner drivers would not need to have an assessment.
How to become a safe confident driver –
1. Have regular professional lessons combined with a structured learning to drive program.
2. An experienced professional instructor is a must if you are to get the best out of yourself.
3. Learn to drive in a step by step process.
Why not contact us as I am sure we can help you.
On this first week of your course you will learn the following:
- operate the car controls – gears, brakes, signals steering
- move away from the kerb safely on uphill, downhill and flat roads
- turn corners left & right
- navigate mini-roundabouts
- move around a parked vehicle
- meet traffic safely
- understand traffic light procedures
- Use a sat nav to navigate a quiet route
- park on the right-hand side of a road, then reverse
- parallel park