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Best Intensive Driving Courses

Best Intensive Driving Courses

How do I decide what is the best way for me to do an Intensive driving course?

Our company Carcaptain were one of the first organisations doing driving tuition that started doing intensive driving courses ( bespoke intensive driving course ). It is our experience that properly planned intensive driving courses are an optimal way of learning to drive subject to the students capacity to maintain their attention for the duration of the individual lessons. Our experience is that not all students are able to maintain their rate of learning over long periods of driving. Induced nervousness, fear of driving, can materially affect a students ability to learn over consistent long periods.

The optimal absorption ability of individual students varies from 2 hours to somewhere around 3 1/2 hours. When a lesson exceeds 3 1/2 to 4 hours the students capacity to absorb and learn tapers off considerably. The fitness and dexterity of the student will also affect this.

We have had many situations where students have no alternative than to learn to drive over short periods (days) due to their circumstances. In these situations, we would normally increase the number of overall hours to compensate for the tapering of during that individual lessons.

Unfortunately, depending on the student’s ability and demeanour they can have an optimal learning cycle of only 1 1/2 hours. Mostly, however, the average younger student can effectively tolerate and not have marked tapering off up to cycle periods of 3 1/2 to 4 hours.

In the ideal world, we would always recommend an intensive driving course to firstly prevent knowledge bleed and to establish a rhythm conducive to the student’s ability to learn to drive. This is always the cheapest and quickest way for anybody to get their driving licence.

I have personally been a driving instructor for 12 years and have always been doing intensive and guaranteed pass courses. The most ideal and successful courses are those tailored taking the above factors into consideration. Further, if the student can negotiate 1/2 day off for their driving lesson, two or three-hour cycle per day, in the morning or afternoon this is the optimal learning cycle with the best chance of success. It prevents knowledge bleed, establishes a rhythmic learning cycle and facilitates objective learning for the student and a much better teaching process, because of controlled follow-through by the instructor.

Because this structure ticks all the boxes it is very satisfying for the student, does not tax the student too much, and is conducive to the instructor being able to follow through on the previous lessons easily.

Because of the above factors, and my previous experience, I would always recommend this type of learning to a student. However, if the overall time of the course is sufficiently urgent then a longer learning cycle can be accommodated, but because of their inefficiency and stress associated with such long periods behind the steering wheel the overall total course hours should be increased to achieve the same result.

My experience has been that if we start a learner from scratch and use the optimal cycle process 33 hours is a good average for the learner to get their licence. However, when we try to compress this learning over five days I would recommend 40 to 45 hours in total driving for the student to be able to pass their test. The student on the five-day intensive driving course will probably be able to sit their test after 33 hours but their chance of passing the test first time is greatly reduced if they had been doing that over five days. This would mean that the student needs to do 28 hours of driving (seven hours per day) over four days and then five hours on the test day.

However, if we spread the 33 hours over two weeks the student at no time during that period needs to do more than three hours per day. This is a much better way of doing an intensive driving course.

Because our company has always used objective learning, booking the test at the end of the driving course, both the student and the instructor know that they are working towards a deadline to achieve the required outcome.

In the ideal world, rather than taking off 5 whole days from work, we would therefore, recommend doing 10 half days of work and fitting the driving lessons in either before the half day of work or after the half day of work. This is very highly recommended.

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