Choose an intensive driving course or Driving Lessons in Exeter?

Unsure of which driving course or driving lessons you want to take in Exminster,  Topsham, Clyst st Mary, Woodbury, Newton St Cyres, Dawlish, Whimple, Broadclyst or Cranbrook?

Choosing the best way to take your driving lessons is a very important decision to make. There are many factors to take into account; how many driving lessons will I need? Should I take weekly driving lessons? Should I take a course of Driving Lessons? David Underhill Driver Training can help you make that decission.

To help you decide which driving lessons or inclusive would best suit you I provide a free home visit and a Free Driving Lesson. During this free visit I will be happy to explain to you and any other family members how you will take control of your driving lessons. We can will also go out on a Free Driving Lesson which normally would be an Assesment Drive so we can establish your current skill level and plan how best to continue with your Driving Lessons or which inclusive package you might like. To book your Free Driving Lesson and Home visit you can call me on 07818011172 or you can leave you contact details using the form on the Contact Me page of this site.

Driving Lessons and intensive driving courses available in Exeter and East Devon include:

  • Weekly Driving Lessons
  • Block booked Driving Lessons
  • Inclusive intensive course packages
  • One Week Pass Driving Course
  • Under 17 Driving Experiences
  • Taxi and Hackney Carriage Test Preperation 


Weekly Driving Lessons in Exeter and East Devon

Learning to drive, using the Learner Driving System, can be spread over several weeks and driving lessons can be booked individually or in a block at a discount.

How many hours will it take to learn to drive in Exeter or East Devon?

According to the latest Government survey people learning to drive in the UK buy on average 52 hours of professional driving lessons. From this you will appreciate it can easily cost you over a £1,000 to learn to drive and take up to a year to pass the practical driving test. Using the Driver Active Training System the average number of hours to pass the test is closer to 30 hours - a potential saving of up to 22 hours from the norm or about £450. This is why it is important to select the right driving school and training approach.

Weekly Driving lessons versus an intensive course in Exeter?

Taking just one driving lesson per week will help to spread out the training cost but you will end up paying far more in the long run and take several months to pass your test. This is because the first half of the next lesson is often wasted getting to where you were at the end of the previous one - thus it is like taking two steps forward and one step back. Also if you are taking weekly lessons without any clear targets to achieve or set test date to aim for the training losses any urgency and lessons tend to drift off course reducing it effectiveness even further. This is why intensive and semi-intensive courses are now proving far more popular. However, to do such courses successfully the training needs to be carefully structured and expertly delivered so that no time in the car is wasted - and as you control your lesson content working as a team we endevour to meet your course requirements.

The Driver Active Training System isn't only useful for intensive training it enables weekly lessons to be conducted in much the same way with clear targets to aim for thus saving time and speeding up progress. The Driver Active Training System also helps to overcome the "two steps forward one step back" problem of weekly lessons by allowing you to revise your last lesson while preparing for the next. This is particularly true if the materials are also properly used by a family member or friend to provide complementary practice in between lessons with your driving instructor.


David Underhill Driver Training Exeter