One of the biggest decisions new drivers have when learning to drive is what type of driving lessons they want to take. They can either choose an Intensive Driving Course, where they learn everything, they need to know over the course of 1-4 weeks, or they can choose regular weekly driving lessons, which are more manageable for some, but will take longer. With either options, the end result is still the same, it just depends on how you learn and how much time you have available.

There are, however, some pros and cons to each and we are going to take a look at them so you can decide which one is right for you.

What Is an Intensive Driving Course?

We can all understand what weekly driving lessons entail, but what is an Intensive Driving Course? An Intensive Driving Course is an accelerated course that condenses all your weekly driving lessons into a 1 to 4 week timescale. The idea is to fast track the learning process, reduce the cost and get your driving licence quicker, which is especially useful for busy individuals.

The Pros and Cons of Intensive Course Vs Weekly Driving Lessons

Cost- many people think that investing upfront for an Intensive Course will cost more than spending money on weekly lessons. In actual fact, Intensive Courses cost less than weekly driving lessons and include the Practical Driving Test fee, overall saving you money in the process of getting your driving licence.  With weekly lessons sometimes spread out over a couple of months or years, the cost can really add up and you’ll still have Theory Test and Practical Driving Test fees to pay, so an intensive driving course really is more affordable.

Learning- Intensive Courses condense information tightly together in the space of a week. While this might work for some new drivers, it doesn’t work for everyone. However if you have very little time and you need your licence quicker, intensive courses are a great option, but, if you take a little longer to pick up new skills or you prefer to take a more leisurely approach to learning, an intensive driving course might not be an option for you.

Time- since an Intensive Course can be done in as little as 1 week and up to 4 weeks, you can get back to your normal routine much sooner. Weekly driving lessons require you to spend at least 2 hours a week for months on end which can affect your work or school schedule and impact your social life too.

Contact Driver Skills North East

To learn more about the pros and cons of Intensive Driving Courses V’s Weekly Driving Lessons, contact Driver Skills North East today and speak with an expert who can assist you and answer any questions you might have.

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