Intensive Driving Course

Intensive Driving Courses in Bournemouth or Poole

Pick a pre-set intensive course or have one tailored to you; Residential or non-residential

What is it?

The intensive driving course is designed to achieve a good level of driving (mostly in preparation for a test) within a short period of time.  This could be anything from two hours per day to six hours per day.  Anything more than two hours per day would usually be split up into manageable units and breaks to allow for some rest:

3 hours = 1.5 + 1.5 hours (with 15 minutes break)

4 hours = 2 + 2 hours (with 30 minutes break)

6 hours can either be arranged as 1.5 + 1.5 and again 1.5 + 1.5 (15 minute break between each pair and a 30 minute break in the middle) or 2 + 2 + 2hours with 2 x 30 minute breaks.


An intensive course is ideal for someone who wants to get away from their busy schedule and purely focus on driving.  It could also be ideal for someone who lives in a remote area, which does not provide enough traffic variety, or the other way round, who lives in a major city where traffic can be too aggressive and overwhelming.


Accommodation is optional and can be provided on a Bed and Breakfast basis in selected establishments.  We are happy assist in finding accommodation, which needs to be booked separate to the course

Treat it as a holiday!

Intensive driving training will be finished at a reasonable time each day, which gives you plenty of relaxing time to reflect on your learning. You can also enjoy the local activities ranging from calming walks along the coastal paths to the more adventurous watersports available along the Bournemouth and Poole coast.  Your instructor will be happy to finish your last lesson at a location you wish to explore (within reasonable distance).

A list of possible activities can be found here.

Duration Cost Remarks Remarks
12 hours £660 Suited to those who have recently taken a test. This course can also be used to build experience. DVSA Test Fee + test car not included (£62 + £100)
18 hours £900 For the driver who is or used to be close to test standard and requires confidence building or polishing of skills, e.g. after a long break or an unsuccessful test. DVSA Test Fee + test car not included (£62 + £100)
30 hours £1440 For the quick learner who brings in some experience (e.g. riding scooter or bicycle in traffic and driven a car on local roads / car park) DVSA Test Fee + test car not included (£62 + £100)
42 hours £2032 The ideal course that suits most who bring in a reasonable amount of road sense and who enjoyed some traffic related activities throughout childhood, such as cycling. DVSA Test Fee (£62) not included, Test car included
60 Hours £2922 This course would suit the average learner from scratch and skilled learners who want to bring their driving beyond test level and/or who prefer to feel more confident. DVSA Test Fee and test car included
72 Hours £3474 The ultimate package, which includes our pass guarantee. Suitable for learners who are anxious about driving or who believe that a 72 hour course is the best way to pass a test and be safe. DVSA Test Fee and test car included T&C's Apply

More Information

With the faster pace of life and higher demands on peoples’ time, a Residential Intensive Course with YES! Driving School offers a welcome solution. Learning to drive in busy cities such as London, Birmingham, Manchester and other stressful environments can be a daunting experience.  A Residential Intensive Driving Course in the holiday destination of Dorset can offer a peaceful and stress free learning experience by starting in calm, residential areas and building into a variety of more complex traffic situations.

Learn through a proven, structured programme of lesson objectives which has been designed to help you achieve a high level of driving skills in preparation for busy city traffic.

Celebrities such as Daniel Radcliffe chose to take time away from their busy schedules in order to focus on gaining the independence with a full driving licence.

Now is the time for you to take the driving seat. YES! Driving School offers a range of courses suitable for every learner.

All Intensive Driving Courses are delivered by fully qualified, DBS checked, professional Instructors. We can allocate or you can choose your Instructor from reading their profile and reviews. Our Driving Instructors

Minimum Requirements:

  • Provisional Licence Holder
  • If a practical test is required at the end of your course of learning, then 6 weeks notice must be given and you must have passed your Theory Test at the time of booking.
  • Eye Wear if used.
  • Lucky pants.
Additional to our standard T&C’s the following T&C’s are for intensive courses only.
To book the course, a minimum deposit of £100 is required.
From the time of booking and up to 14 days prior to the start of the course, we can refund everything except an administration fee of £35.  50% of the course plus (if applicable) DVSA test fee must be paid at least 14 days prior to the course start; During this period and up to two days before the course starts, we can refund up to 50% of the course fee (depending on the instructor being able to fill the spaces).
If the course is cancelled with less than two days notice, 100% of the total course fee is chargeable.
Any remaining balance is due at the start of the lessons and is refundable up to 50% where the instructor is able to fill spaces.
In case your instructor becomes unavailable, we will provide an alternative instructor, in which case lesson times may be rearranged within reasonable expectations.  If we are unable to provide an alternative instructor, we will either issue a credit note or issue a full refund for the remaining lessons, test.