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Driving Lessons Chatham, Medway, Kent
Topclass driving school have been offering a range of high quality and competitively priced driving lessons in Chatham 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 Chatham area and we are proud to now be one of the most recommended driving schools in Chatham.
Learning to drive in Chatham 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 Chatham 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 Chatham 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 Chatham, 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 Chatham 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 Chatham, Medway, Kent
Chatham’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 Chatham 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 £27.00 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 Chatham and surrounding areas.
Driving Instructors Chatham, Medway, Kent
Expert Male and Female Driving Instructors, Providing Professional and Affordable
Driving Lessons in the Chatham Area.
We currently have seven local driving instructors teaching in the Chatham 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 Chatham 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 Chatham 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 Chatham, independent driving instructors, or private driving instructors in Chatham, 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 Chatham, Medway, 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 Chatham 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 Chatham 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 Chatham 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 Chatham.
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 Chatham visit our dedicated page here Intensive driving courses Chatham.
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 Chatham, Medway, 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.
Based in the Medway Towns in Kent and steeped in naval history dating back over 400 years, Chatham is an interesting place to learn to drive. Famous for the Chatham Dockyard, many famous Ships have been launched from here including Nelsons HMS Victory built in the 1760s right through to HM Submarine Ocelot. Launched in 1962, Ocelot was the last Royal Navy warship to be built at Chatham. Not far from Chatham Dockyard the town’s military connections are also apparent and whilst taking lessons you may pass Fort Amherst which was built to defend the Royal Dockyard from land invasion and was used right up to the Second World War.
New drivers will take their first driving lesson in Chatham on a one to one basis (no car sharing) and on nice quiet roads. With Chatham being made up of 2 postcode areas ME4 and ME5 there are plenty of quieter residential areas to choose from so whether you live in the main Chatham area, Walderslade, Lordswood, Luton or St Marys Island your instructor will be able to get you started.
If you’re new to driving your first driving Lesson will consist of a safety routine known as the cockpit drill and a lesson on the vehicle controls. If you already have some driving experience your driving instructor will ask you some questions to find out your experience and start you off from the most suitable point. Rest assured you will be safe at all times as all our driving school cars are fitted with dual controls. This means your driving instructor can take charge of the tuition vehicle if needed at a moment’s notice.
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.
First you will learn to move off and stop and deal with meeting vehicles and approaching basic junctions. As you gain more confidence you will move on to more complex road junctions, crossroads and roundabouts. Eventually driving around Chatham town centre and tackling major roads like the A230 Chatham Maidstone road, A2 Chatham hill and dual carriageways such as the A229 Bluebell hill.
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 Chatham 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 Chatham: ME4, ME5 If you’d like to book driving lessons in Chatham please call: 01634 926316
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 Chatham 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 Chatham is in Chatham Kent.
Pearson Professional Centre: 14-16 High St, Chatham ME4 4EP.
The test centre is around 1 to 3 miles away depending on what part of Chatham 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 Chatham please see our theory test page.
You can check theory test availability and book your theory test here.
Chatham Driving Test Centre
The nearest driving test centre used for your driving lessons in Chatham is situated in Gillingham Kent.
Gillingham driving test centre: Unit 1, Astra Park Courteney Road Gillingham ME8 0RZ.
For the locations of other driving test centres near Chatham 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 Chatham, Medway, 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 Chatham, Medway, 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 Chatham 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 Chatham 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.