Intensive Driving Courses in Kent

Two of the 1st Gear driving instructorsWe are pleased to announce that we are now part of Kent Intensive Driving School! You can still contact us directly and book using our site.

We started driving tuition in Maidstone in 1990 and have expanded throughout most of Kent. Specialising in Intensive driving courses, we offer a range of courses to suit most individuals' needs, we provide courses for the complete novice to someone who might need further tuition after failing a test. All of our Instructors are fully qualified, registered approved Driving Instructors and have all had a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check. We have male and female instructors and provide manual and automatic courses, just let us know when contacting us what sort of course you are interested in. Our intensive driving courses are in the following areas: Maidstone, Medway, Canterbury, Gravesend, Sittingbourne, Isle of Sheppey, Ashford, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, West Malling, Staplehurst, Lenham, Headcorn, Biddenden, Cranbrook and the whole of Kent, we specialise in intensive driving courses.

When choosing a course please make sure you have enough time to get to test standard without putting pressure on you or the Instructor. If you are not sure then why not take advantage of our assessment lesson?

We hope you find the following pages helpful.

If you find you require more information please do not hesitate to contact us.

I suffer with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after a nasty car accident when I was younger and it took me 6 years to even be able to have a driving lesson, Alison was my first instructor and saw me through to the end, she was so patient and kind, she tolerated me crying and refusing do stuff because of my fear. She really does have the patience of a saint! Thank you so much Alison!


I did an intensive course with Paul after failing an exam over a year ago. I have not driven since then and had no practice. My previous lessons were with red. Paul is relaxed, calm and clear and after 22 years its easy to say he knows what he is doing. It really is one to one and he focuses on you 100% and if you trust in his methods you will do great on all aspects. Thanks to Paul I passed my test with one minor and I cannot tell you how valuable the lessons were and will be in the years to come driving. Look no further!!!

Dani Zakarya

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How our intensive driving courses work

Contact us - would you like an assessment lesson or introductory lesson?
Have you passed your theory test?...
Choose your driving course dates (confirm with us) and book a test... (easy)
Take your chosen course with test.
Pass plus if required or, if you were unlucky, re-book test and have any further lessons as required.