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Driving Lessons in Thanet
Looking for driving lessons in Thanet? Pass your test first time with Topclass driving school, patient and friendly driving instructors providing you with expert driving tuition in and throughout the surrounding areas of Thanet.
Topclass driving school offer high quality professional driving lessons in Thanet. Established in 1998 we have grown from a one man band to a multi car driving school, the willingness and dedication of our local driving instructors to go that extra mile has given us an outstanding reputation of being the go to school for quality and professionalism along with competitively priced driving lessons.
Learning to drive in Thanet couldn’t be easier, your first driving lesson will be with one of our DVSA approved driving instructors, all of whom have an excellent first time pass rate. Depending on your area and availability you will have the choice of a male or female instructor who will provide you with a fully structured lesson programme bespoke to your ability and needs.
We are the first driving school in the Thanet area to introduce and operate a Unique ALS – accelerated learning system to ensure you learn as quickly as possible and obtain the most value for your money. Include our ever popular try us and see deal of 10 hours of fully structured driving lessons and you’re giving yourself the best possible chance to save money and pass your driving test first time.
Another first to the Thanet area is our 100% money back guarantee We are so confident in the ability of our driving instructors to get you test ready in the shortest time possible, that if you are not completely satisfied with either the service or tuition you receive we will refund you.
If you’re searching for driving lessons in Thanet, we can provide full 1 or 2 hour lessons in manual transmission vehicles. 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 beginner driving lessons, right through to refresher, pass plus, and motorway lessons for full license holders.
For your convenience you can be picked up or dropped off for your driving lessons 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 anywhere in the Thanet area why not give us a call.
Your road to success begins and ends with Topclass driving school.
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Why Choose Topclass Driving School Thanet, Kent
Thanets Premier Driving School
Offering success based lessons that deliver with 100% Money Back Guarantee.
Your satisfaction guaranteed or we will personally refund your lesson fee.
So why choose us? Apart from our fantastic try us and see deal of 10 lessons for only £280.00 with a 100% money back guarantee and our unique ALS- accelerated learning system, saving you money and helping you to learn faster and cheaper, we can boast over 650 genuine customer reviews and over 3000 local driving test passes. We have local male and female driving instructors covering not only the Thanet area but most of the major towns in Kent.
You can learn in a manual vehicle and driving lessons can be taken at a time to suit your availability. For flexibility our driving instructors can pick you up from home work or college. For those special occasions, we have gift vouchers or e-vouchers available that can be emailed, sent to you by post, or delivered to you direct by one of our local Thanet driving instructors.
Lessons from only £28.00 per hour
Ultimate try us and see deal
100% Money back guarantee
Unique accelerated learning system
Over 3000 local test passes
Over 650 customer reviews
Block booking discounts
Full 1hr or 2hr driving lessons
2, 4, & 6 week intensive driving courses
Male and female driving instructors
Manual or automatic driving lessons
Free theory test training
Motorway/pass plus lessons
Gift vouchers available
Driving Instructors Thanet, Kent
Expert male and female driving Instructors providing professional and affordable
driving lessons in the thanet area.
We currently have 2 local driving instructors teaching in the Thanet area that are DBS (formally CRB) checked for your peace of mind and safety. Our Instructors cover all the main towns and villages in the Thanet areas providing driving lessons in Broadstairs, Margate, Ramsgate and all surrounding areas including Birchington on sea, Westgate on sea, Mister, Deal, Sandwich and many more. For your convenience you can have a choice of both male and female driving instructors.
Our Thanet based driving instructors are trained to an extremely high standard, many of which have come through our own in house training programme. All our instructors are required to sign up to the Industry code of practice, so you can be rest assured you’re in good hands.
Our top rated driving instructors are able to accomplish a much better pass rate than most of our competitors, this is because of their local knowledge and experience in teaching in the Thanet area, and expertise in judging when their pupils are ready to sit their practical driving test. Our driving Instructors are also very familiar with the local driving test routes and will give you as much practice on these routes as possible.
We appreciate that such a demanding life skill can take a lot of time and a lot of persistence to master. If you have taken driving lessons previously with other driving schools in Thanet, you may question how our driving instructors can improve upon their performance?
Our driving instructors understand that every pupil they teach is different, requiring driving lessons that reflect their own way of learning. All the driving lessons we provide are based on the DVSA syllabus and focus on client centred learning and coaching techniques, this is a way of teaching that takes into account how the pupil prefers to learn and is based on each pupil’s individual needs.
Manual Driving Lessons Thanet, Kent
A professional and affordable driving school
Full 1 or 2 hour manual driving lessons available, with expert and friendly driving instructors.
Manual lessons from only £28.00
Looking for manual driving lessons? Topclass driving school can provide manual driving lessons in Thanet and most of the major towns in Kent. Manual lessons are by far the most popular way to learn to drive. If you choose to learn to drive in a manual car you will need to learn how to select the gears by coordinating between the clutch pedal and the gear lever to select the right gear at the right time.
There are many benefits to choosing manual lessons, you will be able to drive not only manual but also automatic cars once you’ve passed your driving test. Another benefit is that manual cars are normally a little cheaper to buy and run than automatic and also tend to give better fuel economy. It’s worth taking a bit of time to think about which option is best for you but whatever you choose, you can be sure you will receive the same high standard of driving tuition from your Topclass driving instructor.
All your driving lessons 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 instruction as you progress, eventually reaching full independence and test readiness.
Whether you choose to learn to drive in manual or automatic, as you come close to test standard your driving instructor may offer you a 'mock' driving test. This will be conducted by one of our own manual driving instructors and will help to give you an idea of what to expect on test day and give you a better understanding of your strengths and weaknesses when you’re put under driving test conditions.
Looking for Manual Driving Lessons? We offer a choice of full one or two-hour manual driving lessons with pick up from home, work or college with expert and friendly driving Instructors.
Intensive Driving Courses Thanet
Fast track your way to driving test success and pass within 1 to 6 weeks
with an Intensive Driving Course
Intensive driving courses from as little as £32.00 hour
Intensive driving courses, sometimes called driving crash courses are now considered to be one of the quickest and successful methods of obtaining your driving licence. Our intensive driving courses in are not only available to beginners but advanced learners too.
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 get 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 specialist intensive course driving instructors will take you out on an assessment lesson. This will allow our driving instructor to give you a recommendation on which driving course is best for you based on your current driving experience and ability.
If you’re interested in an intensive driving course in Gillingham visit our dedicated page here Intensive driving courses Gillingham.
Want to fast track your way to your driving licence? Pass quickly within 1 to 6 weeks with one of our manual or automatic intensive driving courses, specifically tailored to suit your individual needs.
Learning to Drive in Thanet, Kent
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Learning to drive in Thanet, Kent with Topclass Driving School
Thanet is a beautiful district in Kent, England, comprising the towns of Margate, Broadstairs, and Ramsgate. It is a popular tourist destination, known for its sandy beaches, charming seaside towns, and historic attractions. Thanet has a rich history and culture, dating back to the Stone Age. It has been inhabited by many different peoples over the centuries, including the Romans, Saxons, and Vikings.
Thanet is known as the "Gateway to England". This is because it has been the point of arrival of many different peoples and ideas throughout its history. It has a long and rich coastline and is home to some of the most popular seaside resorts in the UK, including Margate, Ramsgate, and Broadstairs, It is also home to a number of important historical sites. These include the ruins of Richborough Castle, the Romanesque church of St Augustine-in-the-Wall, and the Tudor mansion of Betteshanger House. A popular tourist destination, It is home to a number of attractions, including Dreamland Margate, Ramsgate Harbour, and Turner Contemporary.
Thanet is also a great place to learn to drive, with a variety of driving schools to choose from. Topclass Driving School is one of the most popular driving schools in Thanet, with a reputation for providing high-quality driving lessons and excellent customer service. We offer driving lessons for manual cars, and our instructors are experienced and qualified to teach you all aspects of driving, from the basics to more advanced skills.
Your driving lessons will start with the basics, such as how to control the car and how to read the road. Once you have mastered the basics, your instructor will start to take you on more challenging roads and in different traffic conditions. You will also be taught the manoeuvres, emergency stop, hill starts and independent driving exercises like following road signs and using a sat nav. Your instructor will also give you a list of the ‘show me, tell me’ questions to learn.
Which roads will I use in Thanet?
Thanet has a variety of roads, from quiet country lanes to busy main roads. Your instructor will take you on a variety of roads to help you prepare for all types of driving conditions. Here are a few of the roads you might use during your driving lessons in Thanet:
A299 Thanet Way: This dual carriageway runs through the heart of Thanet, connecting Margate, Broadstairs, and Ramsgate. It is a good road to learn to drive on, as it has a variety of speeds and lane markings.
B2050 Canterbury Road: This road runs from Margate to Canterbury, passing through the villages of Westgate-on-Sea and Birchington. It is a busy road, but it is also a good road to learn to drive on, as it has a variety of junctions and roundabouts.
A28 Minster Road: This road runs from Ramsgate to Sandwich, passing through the villages of Minster and Monkton. It is a quieter road than the A299 and B2050, so it is a good road to learn to drive on if you are feeling nervous.
The seafront: This is a popular road for tourists and locals alike. It is a good place to learn how to drive on a road with a lot of pedestrians and cyclists. In addition to these main roads, there are also a number of quiet country lanes in Thanet that are ideal for practicing your driving.
Here are some of the benefits of learning to drive in Thanet with Topclass Driving School:
Experienced and qualified instructors: Our instructors are all experienced and qualified to teach you how to drive safely and confidently.
High pass rate: Our Instructors have a high pass rate, so you can be sure that you are receiving the best possible tuition.
Competitive prices: We offer competitive prices for our driving lessons.
Flexible lesson times: Fully flexible lesson times to fit around your schedule.
Friendly and supportive service: We are committed to providing a friendly and supportive service to all of their customers.
Tips for learning to drive in Thanet
Book your lessons in advance, especially if you are learning to drive during the summer months.
Be prepared to practice regularly. The more you practice, the better you will become at driving.
Don't be afraid to ask your instructor for help. They are there to teach you and help you pass your test.
Be patient and don't give up. Learning to drive takes time and effort, but it is a rewarding experience.
Learning to drive in Thanet with Topclass Driving School is a great way to get on the road safely and confidently. With our experienced instructors, high pass rate, and competitive prices, Topclass Driving School can help you to achieve your driving goals. Once you have passed your driving test, you will be able to explore all that Thanet has to offer. You can drive to the beach, visit the historic castles and forts, or simply enjoy the scenery.
We cover the following postcode areas in Thanet: CT9, CT10, CT11, CT12 and surrounding areas. If you’d like to book driving lessons in Thanet please call: 01843 310089.
Theory and Hazard Perception
Gain Full Access to Our Theory Test Pro Training Suite, Our Online Learning Resource
Available Free to Topclass Driving School Pupils
Whether you choose pay as you go driving lessons in Thanet or one of our intensive driving courses you will be given full access to our Theory Test Pro training suite, our online learning resource. Learner drivers that use theory test pro are two times as liable to pass the theory test as 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.
The nearest theory test centre used for Thanet is in Canterbury Kent the test centre is around 16 miles away from the Thanet area depending on which route you take. For information on your theory/hazard perception test or for the locations of other theory test centres near Thanet please see our theory test page. You can check theory test availability and book your theory test here.
Herne Bay Driving Test Centre
The nearest driving test centre used for your driving lessons in Thanet is situated in Herne Bay Kent.
Herne Bay Driving Test Centre: Altria Business Park, The Blvd, Herne Bay CT6 6LA
For the locations of other driving test centres near Thanet please see our local driving test centres page. For information on your driving test please visit our practical driving test page. You can check driving test availability and book your driving test here.
Students using Theory Test Pro are twice as likely to pass their theory test. All Topclass driving school students get free access to our theory test pro software via our website, click to take a test.
Driving Lesson Prices Thanet, Kent
10 lessons for only £280.00,
We are so confident that you will love the tuition we provide that we will give you a
Massive £60.00 discount to “Try Us and See”
When choosing your driving School we understand that cost is an important factor. If you’re searching for driving lessons near me, driving instructors near me or driving schools near me, you will find there are many to choose from and driving lesson prices and offers will vary from school to school. You want the best driving school for your budget but before deciding ask yourself this question- are the cheapest driving lessons the best driving lessons?
Cheap driving schools offering low lesson prices may seem like a good idea, but you should carefully consider the standard of tuition you’ll be receiving. You might think you are saving money but the trade-off could be that you need double the amount of lessons to obtain your driving licence.
When you compare driving schools don’t go on driving lesson prices alone, try to make an informed decision by reading customer reviews and recommendations from real learner drivers. Look for quality of teaching and learner ratings along with patience and friendliness of instructors.
Topclass driving school offers a range of reasonably-priced driving lesson packages and deals for beginners, without sacrificing on service and quality. Our PAYG lessons along with our block booking deals are very competitively priced and are conducted by highly recommended driving instructors near you.
How many other local driving schools will give you the opportunity to try them out first with a 10 hour try us & see deal and give you a further discount on subsequent 10 hr block bookings? We are so confident you will love the tuition we provide that if you’re not happy for any reason we will also give you a 100% money back guarantee.
We offer quality driving tuition from as little as £19.90 an hour. Discounts on block bookings and save up to £61 with our 10 hour Try us and see deal with a 100% money back guarantee.
Customer Reviews Thanet, Kent
500 Students a Week Can’t Be Wrong! Our Mission To You Is Customer Success!
With Over 1000 Local Driving Test Passes and 650 Customer Reviews On Our Websites
We Prefer To Let Our Customers Do The Talking.
We rely a lot on customer recommendations to keep our large team of Thanet instructors busy and are grateful to our customers past and present for the customer reviews they provide.
With over 3000 driving test passes and 650 local customer reviews and the reasons given for choosing us to include the quality of teaching, patient & friendly instructors, excellent reputation & the high number of recommendations you can be assured of top quality service and tuition.
You can read all our customer reviews and comments on our customer reviews page and check out all our recent driving test passes at our driving test passes page. Read our mission statement and check out our 8 success steps to a 1st time pass to help you decide.
With friendly, patient and highly skilled driving instructors, Topclass driving school is looking forward to helping you achieve your driving ambition in 2023. So if you’re searching for driving schools Thanet make Topclass driving school your first choice.
We are very proud of the outstanding feedback and comments we receive about our team of driving instructors here at Topclass driving school. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your driving lesson requirements.
I would like to say a big thank you to my driving instructor Tim from Topclass driving school. Such a funny guy puts you at ease straight away and makes you feel totally relaxed. Tim teaches in such an easy to understand way you can’t fail. Nothing was too much trouble, I’m a carer and work on shifts so pick up and drop off points had to be flexible and where never an issue. All in all I had a great learning experience with Tim and would highly recommend to everyone.
Thanks Andy it was good being taught by you mate. It was a good experience throughout all the best man, and again many thanks
After going through around 4 or 5 driving instructors in the past few years and failing 2 driving tests I finally meet Lisa and was determined to pass my test.
It was an absolute pleasure spending an hour Tuesday and Thursday night in her company, learning and having fun at the same time. She will be sorely missed. (So much in fact I’m going to have to suggest meeting in some other way, possibly the pub!)
Her advice and teaching techniques to deal with certain manoeuvres are second to none!
I really can’t recommend anyone other than her, she is a very thoughtful, nice and most importantly a terrific teacher!
Big Thanks to Tim from Topclass for helping me to pass my driving test, a brilliant driving instructor and very funny, makes you feel at ease straight away.
I would like to say a massive thank you to my driving instructor Emily, she is the best instructor I could ever ask for. She made me feel so comfortable. I used to panic while driving with other instructors as they didn't encourage as much as Emily. I am glad I made the right decision of changing my instructors and luckily I had Emily. She is encouraging and helpful. She gave me hopes when I needed it most. She made me feel calm and relaxed on my lessons and makes driving enjoyable. She's always positive. I can’t thank her enough for helping me to get my full licence.
Topclass driving school is a great company. I passed my practical driving test first time with Topclass.! I would definitely recommend. Thank you, Tim Hunt, for being such a great teacher!! I couldn’t have done it without you!
I would highly recommend my instructor Marcus from Top Class, he helped me gain the confidence and knowledge which I needed to pass my driving test today. He was extremely patient with me and made me feel at ease during my driving lessons. Very professional service and a great instructor.
I passed my test first time yesterday after having Katy as my instructor. I had 20 hours with another Topclass instructor last year, but felt very unconfident and stressed out, and dreaded driving. This could very well be because i was just a nervous driver, but now, i can see that the car and the instructor wasn’t the best fit for me (not to say that it won’t be for you, it’s defiantly personal preference). However, Katy really made me feel calm, relaxed, and much more confident than i did before and having only had 14 hours with her, I can safely say it was her that got me through the test first time! Topclass was the only driving school that had space for an immediate start, replied very quickly and was very happy to accommodate my preferences. Both instructors I had with Topclass were very nice, and it was easy for me to change instructor when I didn’t feel as though it was a good fit. I was considering stopping learning before I had Katy but if you’re in the same position, and driving stresses you out, I’d defiantly recommend Topclass and Katy
Big thank you to Topclass driving school and my driving instructor Tim it was a great experience from start to finish. Tim is very knowledgeable and although always very professional in his approach to teaching, we could always have a laugh. Tim’s a great guy with a wicked sense of humour. Nothing was ever too much trouble and he was always up for a drive somewhere different to test my skills. This normally involved picking me up from, or dropping me off to my girlfriends or work. Nothing was ever too much trouble. If you’re looking for a driving school, driving Instructor, Topclass is the place to go. I will defiantly be recommending.
Hi my names Claire Norris I took my driving lessons with Topclass driving school. I would like to say thanks to Amanda for all your patience as I'm always so nervous it means so much to me being able to drive, thank you.