Driving Lessons Sittingbourne

Driving Lessons Sittingbourne

Sittingbourne’s Premier Driving School offering Success Based Lessons that deliver with 100% Money Back Guarantee

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Driving Lessons Sittingbourne

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Sharon is our customer services staff who will be delighted to discuss your driving lesson requirements and match your availability to our Sittingbourne driving instructors.

Customer services are open Monday – Friday from 9am – 6pm.

For inquiries outside hours, please leave a message or Email  tim.topclass@googlemail.com

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The Main Reason I chose Topclass Driving School
Customer Reviews Sittingbourne Gemma Johnson

Customer Reviews Sittingbourne Gemma Johnson

I would like to say a massive thank you to  my instructor. Tim you are an amazing driving instructor! I felt totally relaxed on every one of my lessons with you and all my nerves totally disappeared 🙂 I would highly recommend you and of course Topclass driving school to anyone wanting to learn to drive.”
Thanks so much Tim.
Gemma Johnson,
Driving Lessons Sittingbourne. 
Customer Reviews Sittingbourne Djamila Eccleston

Customer Reviews Sittingbourne Djamila Eccleston

I would like to say a big thanks to Keith my driving instructor at Topclass. He made the process of learning so enjoyable whilst making it a comfortable experience and always met me with a smile! I’d like to thank him for his patience and kindness, it made the process really fun, he’s been great at keeping me calm and has been a great teacher preparing me for real world driving. Thank you so much for all your hard work! Let’s keep in touch, Djamila xx Thank you so much for everything you’ve done, I’m going on the insurance tomorrow! Hope you and the family are well (and obviously adorable Harrison) 🙂

Djamila Eccleston,

Driving Lessons Sittingbourne

Customer Reviews Sittingbourne Kerry Neale

Customer Reviews Sittingbourne Kerry Neale


“Hi I would like to say thank you to Topclass driving school and my driving instructor Keith. He is the loveliest driving instructor Going, I had no confidence in myself At all until I drove with Keith. I have a young child so arranging lessons was sometime difficult but Keith always managed to fit me in always got in touch with me about changes. I loved driving the car it was always clean and tidy. Keith is a professional but laid back and that worked well. We could talk and the atmosphere was great and built the confidence I needed. Because of Keith I passed on my first test with the company with 2 minors, Keith is honest and will tell you when you’re ready for test he told me and didn’t believe him but went with it and he was right for that I will always be grateful.”

Kerry Neale,

Driving Lessons Sittingbourne 


Driving Lessons Sittingbourne

Learn to drive with one of our professional, male or female, DVSA qualified, approved driving instructors. All our driving lessons in Sittingbourne give you expert driving tuition, with an excellent first-time pass rate, along with our reputation for providing excellent customer service. Our driving instructors will give you the skill, and knowledge, to help you pass your practical driving test with absolute confidence. Your road to success begins with Topclass Driving School

Topclass Driving School has been offering driving lessons in Sittingbourne for over 19 years and is able to boast an excellent first-time pass rate. The dedication, professionalism, and willingness to go that extra mile of our driving instructors in Sittingbourne has built us an outstanding reputation, and trust, with local residents looking to learn to drive in Sittingbourne.

Learning to drive is a milestone in one’s life and can be an anxious and worrying time but there’s no need to worry. All Topclass Driving Instructors are DVSA certified, and DBS checked for your peace of mind and safety. Our Sittingbourne driving instructors are highly experienced and trained to an extremely high standard. All Topclass driving school driving instructors are required to sign up to the DVSAs Code of Practice, so you can rest assured you’re in good hands.

Our Sittingbourne based driving instructors are able to achieve a much better pass rate, this is because of their knowledge of the local area, skill, and expertise in judging when their pupils are ready to pass their driving test.

If you’re searching for driving schools Sittingbourne, we can Provide full 1 or 2 hour Automatic or Manual driving lessons. Or if you’re in a hurry or need to get on the road fast you can learn to drive in 2 – 6 weeks with one of our intensive driving courses. Our driving services range from teaching beginner drivers, right through to refresher, pass plus, and motorway lessons for full license holders.

Whether you choose to pay as you go for you’re driving lessons in Sittingbourne or one of our intensive driving courses you will be given full access to our theory test pro training suite, our online learning resource. Learners who use Theory Test Pro are twice as likely to pass the theory test than the national average. The UK average pass rate is 41%. Using theory test pro can double this to over 82%. It also contains the full revision question bank from the DVSA and will give you full and realistic hazard perception clips.

We also provide driving instructor training for those wishing to become a driving instructor.

There are many driving schools in Sittingbourne to choose from and all will have their own unique driving lesson offers and deals. But how many will offer you a 10 hour “Try Us And See” deal with a further discount on 10 Hour block bookings? Along with a 100% money back Guarantee If your not entirely happy with any aspect of our service, or the driving tuition we provide. Our PAYG driving lessons are very competitively priced and reflect the professionalism and expertise of our driving instructors.

Our Local driving instructor in Sittingbourne covers the ME9 and ME10 areas of Sittingbourne Kent.

Manual Driving Lessons Sittingbourne

Learning to drive in the Sittingbourne area couldn’t be easier with Topclass driving school. New drivers will take their first driving lesson in Sittingbourne on a 0ne to one basis (no car sharing) on very quite roads. Rest assured you will be safe at all times as all our driving school cars are fitted with dual controls. This means the driving instructor can take charge of the tuition vehicle if needed at a moment’s notice.

For your convenience, you can be picked up or dropped off for your driving lessons Sittingbourne from your home, work, or college at a time that fits in with your schedule.  So if you live, work, or go to school or college in the Sittingbourne area why not give us a call.

Every learner driver learns at a different pace learner driver training routes are divided into three main areas: nursery, intermediate & advanced routes. Your driving instructor will move you on to each stage as you progress.

As you progress through your driving lessons in Sittingbourne and gain more confidence, you will move on to driving around busier and more complex road junctions, crossroads, and roundabouts. Eventually driving into and around Sittingbourne town centre, and tackling the Key street roundabout, and dual carriageways such as the A249. You will also be learning to manoeuvre the car. The manoeuvres consist of reversing around a corner, parallel parking; turn in the road and bay reverse. You will also be taught the emergency stop and several other exercises, including moving off at an angle, hill starts, and independent driving exercises. This is following a series of set directions given to you by the driving examiner or following road destination signs for a 10 minute period of your test.

The current driving test is set to change on December 4th, 2017 The changes are:

  • The ‘independent driving’ part of the test will be extended from 10 to 20 minutes
  • Driving test candidates will be asked to follow directions from a sat nav during the ‘independent driving’ part
  • Two of the four manoeuvers will be replaced. The ‘reverse around a corner’ and ‘turn in the road’ manoeuvres are set to go and be replaced with more real-life scenarios, eg driving into and reversing out of a parking bay
  • 1 of the 2 vehicle safety questions (known as the ‘show me, tell me’ questions) will be asked while the candidate is driving, eg asking them to use the rear heated screen

All your driving lessons in Sittingbourne will be fully structured and planned according to your individual learning ability, this way you will never be put in a position that you feel you can’t handle. At first, you will be given complete talk through instruction until you feel able to drive more independently, then you will be given less and less instruction as you progress, eventually reaching full independence and test readiness.


Automatic Driving Lessons Sittingbourne

Automatic cars make learning to drive a lot less stressful and are a quicker & easier option to learning to drive and because there’s no clutch, there’s no need to worry about stalling or finding the biting point. You only need to select your gear once this is normally when the vehicle is stationary, all other gear changes will be carried out by your cars Automatic gearbox. Automatic driving lessons are a quick and easier way to getting a driving license. Driving an automatic gives you more time to concentrate on things such as the forward planning and steering of the vehicle and you only need to use your right foot for the control of the accelerator or footbrake. Lots of people find driving an automatic quicker, easier, and more comfortable after having tried manual lessons first. Whatever the reason for choosing automatic we can offer you automatic driving lessons with the same expertise, and professionalism as we do our manual lessons.

Please remember if you decide to learn to drive in an automatic that you will be restricted to driving an automatic vehicle once you pass your driving test.

Driving Instructors Sittingbourne

Our local driving instructors operating in the Sittingbourne area offer client centered tuition, that means we don’t simply tell you what you are going to do but discuss with you a plan of action that you are comfortable with. A good example of this would be: We might suggest that it’s time to tackle the subject of roundabouts but you may not feel ready and prefer to tackle an alternative subject first, so that’s what we would do.

One of our biggest challenges when attracting new students that are learning to drive is that many believe that all driving instructors are the same and I can assure you this is definitely not the case. Why do driving lesson prices in Sittingbourne vary so much when you can pay as low as £9.99 right up to £30.00 plus?

There are different grades and standards of driving instructors, some instructors take no further development training from the day they qualify where others are continually taking courses and training to keep at the forefront of modern teaching and coaching.

Does this matter to you? YES, because it will reflect on the value you receive from your lessons. The popular and very true saying is: “Beware the hidden cost of cheap”. A well-trained instructor offering driving lessons in Sittingbourne will enable you to learn much faster and not only get you to your practical driving test much sooner but save you a fortune on the way.

Driving Schools that charge a premium lesson rate are very confident in the quality of customer service and tuition they provide, where individual instructors working on his/her own may charge a very low lesson rate because they lack recent training and confidence in the service they offer. The question to ask, is why would any driving instructor undersell themselves and offer the cheapest driving lessons in Sittingbourne?


Intensive Driving Courses Sittingbourne

If your looking for a driving school in Sittingbourne that provides Intensive driving courses, sometimes referred to as crash courses, we can help.

Intensive driving courses are the perfect choice if you have a busy life or work schedule and find it difficult to fit in weekly lessons. Taking a weekly lesson could take you anywhere between 6 to 12 months depending on ability and frequency of your driving lessons, and can end up costing you more in the long run.

Intensive driving courses are ideal if you want to get your driving license and out on the road in the shortest time possible, and are now becoming one of the most popular ways of doing so. Our intensive driving courses are available both in manual and automatic vehicles and start from as little as 8 hours right up to 40 hours the course you need will depend on your current experience and can be taken over 2 to 6 weeks depending on the hours you require.

If you decide an intensive driving course is right for you, one of our instructors will take you out on an assessment lesson, this will allow our driving instructor to give you a recommendation on which Intensive driving course is best for you based on your current driving ability.

Sittingbourne Driving Test Centre

There is no practical driving test centre in Sittingbourne, so the local Sittingbourne driving Schools including Topclass driving school will use the nearest test centres available. The driving test centres used for your driving lessons Sittingbourne are either Gillingham driving test centre, Unit 1, Astra Park, Courteney Road, Gillingham ME8 0RZ

Or Herne Bay driving test centre, Altria Business Park, The Blvd, Herne Bay CT6 6LA this gives you an added bonus of being able to take your driving lessons not only around Sittingbourne but also in the area you will be taking your practical driving test.

Practical Driving Test: Car

If you’re taking driving lessons Sittingbourne and want to book your practical driving test you can check driving test availability and book your driving test when you’ve passed your theory test. You don’t need to pass another theory test if you’re upgrading an automatic car licence to a manual licence.

To pass the UK practical driving test you must be able to:

  • drive safely in various road and traffic conditions
  • show that you know and put in use The Highway Code by the way you drive

There are five parts to the UK  practical driving test:

The driving test is conducted the same for both manual and automatic cars.

The national standard for driving cars tells you everything you must be able to do to pass the test. Only take your driving test when you can do everything unaided, and without instructions, be guided and take advice from your driving instructor. There’s no minimum number of lessons you must have done before you take your driving test. You can change the date of your test after you’ve booked it and also check the details if you’ve lost the email confirmation you were sent when you booked your test. If you want to Rebook your driving test after failing a driving test you have to choose a date at least 10 working days away.

Theory Test: Car

If you are taking driving lessons Sittingbourne you must have a provisional driving license and will also need to book your theory test. before you can sit your practical driving test.

There are 2 parts to the theory test: a multiple choice test consisting of 50 questions and a hazard perception test consisting of 14 video clips about spotting hazards on the road. Both parts of the theory test are taken at the same time and you must pass both parts to pass the test.

You are allowed to take the theory test from your 17th birthday onwards. But you can take it from your 16th birthday if you get, or have applied for, the enhanced rate of the mobility component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

You need to take the theory test before you can get your full car driving licence, and before you can take an intensive driving course, however, you don’t need to take the car theory test if you want to upgrade an automatic car licence to a manual one or already have a category B1 driving licence (3 or 4-wheeled light vehicles) If you have a moped or motorcycle licence you must pass a car theory test before taking the car driving test.

If your license isn’t from Great Britain you will need to find out if you can drive in Great Britain (GB) with your non-GB licence without taking a theory and driving test.

If you wish to change or check your test details you can change the date of your theory test after you’ve booked it, or you can check your appointment details if you’ve lost your booking confirmation.

If you fail your theory test and want to Rebook your theory test you have to choose a date at least 3 working days away.

Sittingbourne Driving Lessons Reviews

I mentioned above that Topclass Driving School has been able to build a very reputable reputation for driving lessons Sittingbourne by providing customer centered lessons with a strong mission statement of customer success. We rely enormously on recommendations to keep our team of Sittingbourne driving instructors busy and are extremely grateful to our customers for the customer reviews they provide. Talk is cheap and we now live in a customer review society where it is so easy to gain an independent view of a Driving School before deciding who to trust with your tuition.

We are extremely proud of the excellent feedback we receive from our team of driving instructors at Topclass Driving School. Should you wish to check out our individual driving instructors and read what their customers have to say about them, then please visit the “Meet the Team in Sittingbourne ” page.

For driving lessons, Sittingbourne call customer services on 01795 602402

With friendly, patient and highly Skilled driving instructors, Topclass Driving School Sittingbourne is looking forward to helping you achieve your driving ambition in 2017. so if your searching for driving lessons Sittingbourne make Topclass your first choice.

I would like to wish you every success in your quest to obtain your full driving license whether you choose Topclass Driving School for your driving lessons Sittingbourne or one of our competitors.

Warm Regards.

Tim Hunt Owner

Tim Hunt Owner