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Driving Lessons Canterbury, Kent
Topclass driving school have been offering a range of high quality and competitively priced driving lessons in Canterbury since 1998 and have gained an outstanding reputation for customer service. The dedication, professionalism, and willingness of our local driving instructors to go that extra mile, has built us an unrivalled trust with local residents looking to learn to drive in the Canterbury area and we are proud to now be one of the most recommended driving schools in Canterbury.
Learning to drive in Canterbury couldn’t be easier, you can take your first driving lessons with one of our professional, DVSA approved, male or female driving instructors. All of our driving instructors will provide you with expert driving tuition, along with an excellent first time pass rate.
We are the first driving school in the Canterbury area to introduce and operate a Unique ALS – accelerated learning system to ensure you learn as quickly as possible and receive the maximum value for your money. Add this to 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 first time.
Another first to the Canterbury area is our 100% money back guarantee We are so confident in the abilities of our driving instructors to get you test ready in the shortest time possible, that if you are not delighted with either the service or tuition you receive we will refund you.
If you’re searching for driving lessons Canterbury, we can provide full 1 or 2 hour lessons in manual or automatic 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 in the Canterbury area why not give us a call.
Your road to success begins and ends with Topclass driving school.
We Are Extremely Proud Of Our Customer Feedback
With over 3000 driving test passes and 650 customer reviews on our website, who will you trust with your driving tuition? Read what our customers have to say about us.
Try Us and See Deal
We are so confident that you will love the tuition we provide that we will give you a massive £50.00 discount to “Try Us and See” with a 100% money back Guarantee.
Accelerated Learning System
Unique ALS – Accelerated Learning System to ensure you learn as fast as possible and also receive the maximum value for your money. Learn faster and cheaper.
Money Back Guarantee
Not only will we give you a massive discount to Try Us and See BUT will also back it up with a 100% Money Back Guarantee should you not be delighted with our service or tuition.
Why Choose Topclass Driving School Canterbury, Kent
Canterbury’s 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 £260.00 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 Canterbury area but most of the major towns in Kent.
You can choose to learn in manual or automatic and driving lessons can be taken in 1 or 2 hour slots 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 driving instructors.
Lessons from only £26.00 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
Why Choose Topclass?
Choosing a driving school is one of the most important decisions you must make and can be a daunting prospect. So how do you go about finding the one to match your needs?
Driving Test Passes
With over 3000 driving test passes on our websites, who will you trust with your driving tuition? Check out our High 1st time pass rates.
Looking for a gift for that special occasion? The gift of freedom and a skill that will last a lifetime? Driving lesson gift vouchers are the answer.
Topclass driving school provides manual and automatic driving lessons in Canterbury and surrounding areas.
Driving Instructors Canterbury, Kent
Expert Male and Female Driving Instructors, Providing Professional and Affordable
Driving Lessons in the Canterbury Area.
We currently have seven local driving instructors teaching in the Canterbury area that are DBS (formally CRB) checked for your peace of mind and safety. For your convenience you can have a choice of both male and female driving instructors.
Our Canterbury based driving instructors are trained to an extremely high standard and many of them have become driving instructors through our own in house instructor training programme. All Topclass driving school instructors are required to sign up to the DVSA 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 knowledge and experience in teaching in the Canterbury 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 Canterbury, independent driving instructors, or private driving instructors in Canterbury, 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.
Meet The Team
Want to check out your driving instructor? Meet our team of DVSA qualified, expert and hardworking, local driving instructors. Who are waiting to deliver your driving lessons.
Client Centred Learning
The client centred approach to teaching is the most up to date and modern way of delivering driver education and has a proven track record of success.
Driving Instructor Training
We have experienced instructors providing driving instructor training for anyone considering a change of career and wanting to become a driving instructor.
Are you an ADI or PDI? We believe we offer the best franchise deal anywhere in the industry. No start-up costs and a low monthly franchise fee.
Manual Driving Lessons Canterbury, 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 £27.00
Looking for manual driving lessons? Topclass driving school can provide manual driving lessons in Canterbury 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 manual 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.
Manual Driving Lessons
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.
Automatic Driving Lessons
Dont Struggle With Gears and Clutch! Go Automatic.
Full 1 or 2 Hour Automatic Driving Lessons Available With Expert and Friendly Driving Instructors
Automatic Lessons From Only £29.00 Hour
If it’s an automatic driving school in Canterbury you need, then look no further. We can also provide you with an automatic driving Instructor too.
Automatic cars make learning to drive a lot less stressful and are a quicker & easier option to learning to drive. Because there's no clutch, there's no need to be anxious or worried about stalling, or finding the biting point. You only need to select your gear once, this is normally when the vehicle is stationary and all other gear changes will be carried out by your cars Automatic gearbox.
Automatic driving lessons are a faster and easier way to attaining 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 driving lessons first. Whatever the reason for choosing to learn to drive in an automatic we can offer you automatic driving lessons in Canterbury with the same expertise and professionalism as we do our manual driving lessons.
However, remember to take into consideration that if you decide to learn to drive in an automatic vehicle that you will be restricted to driving an automatic vehicle once you have passed your driving test.
If you’re interested in automatic driving lessons visit our dedicated page automatic driving lessons Canterbury.
Automatic Driving Lessons
Struggling with gears and clutch? Looking for a simple and stress free way to get on the road? Automatic driving lessons are a quick, convenient, and cost effective way to getting a driving license.
Intensive Driving Courses
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 £30.00 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 Canterbury visit our dedicated page here Intensive driving courses Canterbury.
Intensive Driving Courses
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 Canterbury, Kent
Unique ALS – Accelerated Learning System to Ensure You Learn as Fast as Possible
and Receive the Maximum Value For Your Money
Learn Faster and Cheaper With Us.
Learning to drive in the historic cathedral city of Canterbury in Kent will open your eyes to an amazing history of the town that lies on the River Stour. Canterbury has the enviable record of being one of the most visited cities in the UK and the obvious and probably main attraction being Canterbury Cathedral. As you begin to drive around Canterbury you can’t help but notice many other historical structures that fill the area, like the city wall founded in Roman times and rebuilt in the 14th century and of course the Norman castle which was one of the three original Royal castles of Kent built soon after the Battle of Hastings.
Canterbury also has the the oldest extant school in the world, the King's School. The newer attractions include the fabulous Marlowe Theatre and Howletts Wild Animal Park that houses and some of the most rare and endangered species in the world. Also well known for its very large student population, Canterbury is home to the University of Kent, Canterbury Christ Church University, the University for the Creative Arts, and the Girne American University Canterbury campus many of whose students will learn to drive with us.
New drivers will take their first driving lessons in Canterbury on a one to one basis (no car sharing) and on very quiet roads. If you’re a complete novice, your first driving Lesson will consist of a safety routine known as the cockpit drill and a controls lesson, moving on to moving off and stopping. If you have some driving experience from a previous driving school, you will start your lessons from the most appropriate point. Be assured you will be safe at all times as all our driving school cars are fitted with dual controls.
Every learner driver learns at a different pace and 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. You will learn to deal with meeting vehicles and how to negotiate basic junctions. As you gain more confidence you will move on to more complex road junctions, crossroads and roundabouts, eventually driving around Canterbury town centre and tackling main roads like Rheims way, Old Dover road and Whitstable road, moving in to dual carriageways such as the A28 Canterbury road and A2.
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.
All our Canterbury driving instructors keep up to date with the changes in the highway code regulations and any recent changes to both the practical driving test and theory / hazard perception test, so you can rest assured we will always have the most up to date knowledge regarding any changes to pass on to you.
We cover the following postcode areas in Canterbury: CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4 If you’d like to book driving lessons in Canterbury or surrounding areas please call: 01227 469709
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 Canterbury 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 Canterbury is in Canterbury, Kent.
Pearson Professional Centre Suite C Invicta House Lower Bridge Street Canterbury CT1 2LG
The test centre is around 1 to 5 miles away depending on what part of Canterbury you are travelling from and which route you take. For information on your theory/hazard perception test or for the locations of other theory test centres near Canterbury please see our theory test page.
You can check theory test availability and book your theory test here.
Canterbury Driving Test Centre
The nearest driving test centre used for your driving lessons in Canterbury is situated in Canterbury Kent.
Canterbury Driving Test Centre: 25 New Dover Rd, Canterbury CT1 3DN
For the locations of other driving test centres near Canterbury 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.
Theory Test Pro
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 Canterbury, Kent
10 Lessons For Only £270.00,
We Are so Confident That You Will Love the Tuition We Provide That We Will Give You a
Massive £50.00 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 manual and automatic 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.
Driving Lesson Prices
We offer quality driving tuition from as little as £27.00 an hour. Discounts on block bookings and save up to £50 with our 10 hour Try Us and See deal with 100% money back guarantee.
Customer Reviews Canterbury, Kent
500 Students a Week Can’t Be Wrong! Our Mission To You Is Customer Success!
With Over 3000 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 Canterbury 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 2020. So if you’re searching for driving schools Canterbury 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.
Very productive lessons from Dan at Topclass and I feel now that I am a confident driver thank you for your effort and time.
Dan is a brilliant, knowledgeable and eternally patient driving instructor - you can't go wrong with him. I'd never had any lessons previously and was incredibly anxious about learning to drive. Dan worked with me lesson by lesson to build not just my skills, but also my confidence behind the wheel. He remained calm and unflappable at all times, and worked with me to overcome my own trepidations. I couldn't recommend Dan’s lessons highly enough; I'm so glad that I was able to find an instructor like him, and it's down to him that I was able to pass my test - on my first attempt! After my test, I opted to complete the Pass Plus programme, which was also extremely valuable in preparing me for driving on different roads and in different conditions.
Topclass Driving School, I can't appreciate enough. Dan helped me immensely, calmed my nerves, which others failed to do. Great at teaching all aspects of driving safely and passed my test first time. Thank you again!
Dan is a very professional and empathetic teacher. He did help me gain confidence during my lessons and quickly built confidence on my driving skills. He has a lot of patience and makes every lesson something to look forward to. Would recommend thoroughly and rate 10/10.
I've just passed my test with only 7 minors. My driving instructor Andy gave me plenty of help before the test. He was incredibly welcoming and made me feel extremely relaxed during our lessons I would recommend him and Topclass to anyone.
I will now be out looking for a car so no more 6:30 bus trips to Sittingbourne or Canterbury.
Hi my name is Caroline Dabiran from Canterbury Kent, I passed my Practical driving test with your driving instructor Dan at the Canterbury driving test Centre. I would like to say a massive thanks to Toplass driving school for providing me with such a great driving Instructor. Dan is a fantastic instructor he is patient and encouraging and very thorough. His teaching methods are gentle and very easy to understand. It’s been a pleasure to learn to drive with him 10 out of 10 would drive again!
"Dan Goatham is a fantastic instructor who is both accommodating and patient. I came to Dan with an existing, if only slight, knowledge of driving but he was willing to take the pace entirely at my level. Because I wanted to start from scratch, he took me through the basics of operating a car logically and at a pace that we both agreed on; nothing was ever rushed, but Dan was always looking to test me and provide me a challenge. This made ever lesson exciting, unique, and was always entertaining and a pleasant experience thanks to Dan’s extremely friendly and warm personality. Dan’s attention to detail and encyclopedic knowledge of road safety and driving always made you feel incredibly safe, and at ease. You knew that Dan would be able to help with any questions and you knew that he would be able to keep you out of danger as well. There are no complaints to driving with Dan, his lessons are always varied, tailored to the learner thanks to his commitment to goal setting after each lesson, he’s a fantastic guy to talk to, he is very flexible and fair with his time, and his lessons are always a fun challenge that I regularly looked forward to."
"I would like to say thanks to Top Class Driving School and my Driving instructor Dan for helping me pass my driving test first time with only 1 minor error. Dan was very patient and made me feel extremely comfortable whilst learning to drive, making my learning experience much more enjoyable. I would recommend Dan as an instructor for anyone wanting to start learning to drive."
“After failing twice with my previous instructor, I finally did it! and passed my driving test. This wouldn’t have been possible without my current instructor Dan if you would like to pass your test in the first go, then you should go for the same driving instructor and Topclass driving school as I did.”