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 had Paul as my instructor and he is the best driving instructor I’ve ever had. I did 20 hours over 5 days (Monday-test on Friday morning) and I passed with only 4 minors. I never believed I could ever pass this highly challenging test and Paul built up my confidence and really assisted me with every maneuver and safest and correct way to drive to pass me my driving test on Friday morning. I would recommend anyone to go with this driving school and also to mention that the pass rate of people learning to drive with 1st Gear driving school is proven to be very high and therefore to make it a very successful chance of anyone passing with this driving school, if you listen hard and work hard you should be fine and achieve your goal at the end of the road


I did the 7 day course with Dave. I started as a complete beginner and on the last day I ended up with a driving licence! I passed first time in Gillingham and only got one minor fault. Thanks Dave I couldn’t have done it without you! I highly recommend these guys, they really know what they are doing..specially thanks to you Dave

Ned Flaherty

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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.