1st Gear Intensive Driving Courses started off in Maidstone and we still have instructors living in and around Maidstone. Over the years we have had many students take and pass intensive driving courses with us in Maidstone and our instructors through this have a very good knowledge of both the test routes used by the Maidstone driving test centre as well as knowing the best practise routes in the area to enable you to get the best out of your lessons with us.
Before taking your driving test you need to have passed your theory test and therefore before booking your intensive course we strongly recommend that you have completed your theory test. The nearest theory test centre to Maidstone is in Chatham (view in Google maps) and you can find out more about the driving theory test through the following links:
- Book your driving theory test
- DSA driving theory test overview
- Driving theory test postcode search
- Theory Test Pro (contact us to activate an account)
- Driving test costs
Once you have passed your theory test then the next stage is to contact us. We generally recommend you book an assessment lesson with us before booking a full course. This gives you an opportunity to get to know your instructor as well as giving our instructor an opportunity to give you an honest assessment of your current driving skills and how long a course they suggest.
As you will be having your lessons in the Maidstone area then we strongly recommend that you also take your test at the Maidstone test centre (view in Google maps). Having the chance to practise on the routes you will be taking during your driving test is very important. However if for some reason you would like to take your test at another location then please let us know when booking. If required then your instructor will be happy to help you book your test. The following resources provide you with background information on the practical driving test as well as the link to book the test yourself if you would like to: