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Driving Lessons Maidstone, Kent
Topclass driving school have been offering a range of high quality and competitively priced driving lessons in Maidstone 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 Maidstone area and we are proud to now be one of the most recommended driving schools in Maidstone.
Learning to drive in Maidstone 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 Maidstone 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 Maidstone 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 Maidstone, 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 Maidstone 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 Maidstone, Kent
Maidstone’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 Maidstone 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 Maidstone and surrounding areas.
Driving Instructors Maidstone, Kent
Expert Male and Female Driving Instructors, Providing Professional and Affordable
Driving Lessons in the Maidstone Area.
We currently have seven local driving instructors teaching in the Maidstone 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 Maidstone 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 Maidstone 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 Maidstone, independent driving instructors, or private driving instructors in Maidstone, 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.
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Manual Driving Lessons Maidstone, 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 Maidstone 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 Maidstone 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 Maidstone 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 Maidstone.
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 Maidstone visit our dedicated page here Intensive driving courses Maidstone.
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 Maidstone, 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 Maidstone famously known as the garden of England, you will undoubtedly pass by the River Medway which runs through the main town centre and links the town with Rochester and the Thames Estuary. You may even get to see the fabulous River festival held every year to celebrate Maidstone's river heritage along the banks of the River Medway, between Teston & Allington. Another well known landmark you could see whilst on your lessons is the iconic Leeds castle which is built on islands in a lake formed by the River Len in the village of Leeds. The castle was the favourite place of residence for King Edward 1 and in the 16th century Henry VIII used it as a home for his first wife, Catherine of Aragon.
If you’re taking driving lessons more on the fringes of Maidstone out towards Boxley and Bearsted, you will probably pass by the infamous Penenden Heath, suspected witches are thought to have been tried and hanged on the heath between the 12th and 17th centuries and executions continued to take place at the heath from the Anglo Saxon period right through to the 19th century. Executions eventually moved to outside Maidstone Prison in County Road.
With so many parts of Maidstone being more rural, your driving lessons will be a good mix of roads with varying speeds ranging from 20 mph right through to national speed limits of 60 to 70 mph. Depending on what part of Maidstone you live in, you may pass though one of the many smaller villages like Aylsford, Lenham, Yalding, Harrietsham and Loose, Leeds, Sutton-Valence and Detling where you may pass by the Kent event centre on the A249 where the Kent county show is annually held.
Whatever part of Maidstone you live in, as a new driver you will take your first driving lessons on quiet roads and every lesson will be on a one to one basis. You can be sure you will be safe at all times as your instructor will be able to take control of the vehicle at any time as all our vehicles have dual controls. Each pupil will learn at a different pace and your instructor will agree with you at the end of each lesson the way forward. Your first driving lesson will consist of a routine known as the cockpit drill and a controls lesson, moving on to moving off and stopping. If you already have some driving experience your driving instructor will ask you several questions to determine your experience and start you off from the most appropriate point.
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 Maidstone town centre and tackling the one way system and dual carriageways such as the A299 and A20. 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 Maidstone 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 Maidstone: ME14, ME15, ME16, ME17, ME18, ME19, ME20 If you’d like to book driving lessons in Maidstone please call: 01634 962062
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 Maidstine 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 Maidstone is in Chatham Kent
Pearson Professional Centre: 14-16 High St, Chatham ME4 4EP.
The theory test centre is around 16 miles away from Maidstone depending on which route you take. For information on your theory/hazard perception test or for the locations of other theory test centres near Maidstone please see our theory test page. You can check theory test availability and book your theory test here.
Maidstone Driving Test Centre
The nearest driving test centre used for your driving lessons Maidstone is situated in Maidstone Kent.
Maidstone Driving Test Centre Unit 1 North Court South Park Business Village Armstrong Road Maidstone ME15 6JZ
This gives you an added bonus of being able to take your driving lessons in the area you will be taking your practical driving test. For the locations of other driving test centres near Maidstone 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 Maidstone, 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 Maidstone, 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 Maidstone 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 Maidstone 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 don’t have enough words to thank my instructor Lynne for the AMAZING work she has done, always polite, friendly and very professional with the best intentions at heart, truly thank you so much for such a great INSTRUCTOR, for me have been absolute pleasure and fun too. I highly recommend her.
Thank you so much to Lynne for all of her help in my driving lessons, I really couldn't have done it without her. I've gained so much more confidence and feel a lot safer on the roads. I am ready to go out and drive to school without having to rely on public transport or mum anymore!
Thank you so much Lynne
Andy was a pleasure to learn from and always offered constructive criticism where needed. Overall the lessons were well constructed and always useful. Would definitely recommend it.
I started with another company but that wasn't working out so I swapped to Andy from Topclass and I am so glad I did. He was very calm and patient with me and made the driving lessons fun and with a light atmosphere, which took away the worry and the stress of the driving lesson. He is a fantastic instructor and I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for an instructor.
Want to say a huge thank you to my driving instructor Lynne for the best driving learning experience. During my time with Lynne, she was very calm, patience and good motivating teacher. She started with good explanations of the road rules and helped get better day by day. She always made sure I understood everything that was prepared for the lesson before moving on to the next. Whenever I was frustrated doing some difficult manoeuvre she was very calm and encouraging which made me feel more confident. This led me to pass my driving test on the first try. I would definitely recommend to anyone who is looking for an excellent instructor.
I would like to thank my driving instructor Andy from Topclass driving school for always being patient and such a good laugh during my driving lessons. It makes it so much easier to learn if you can relax whilst doing it. Good job Andy, thank you.
I want to say a massive thanks to my driving instructor Andy from TopClass driving school I can now actually drive on my own. I would highly recommend Andy to friends who want to learn to drive.My cars ready to go and just in time for uni.
Thank you so much Sarah, You’re an amazing instructor 🙂
Thanks Andy for helping me pass my test I would definitely recommend you as an instructor to anyone looking to learn to drive.
Would like to say a big thanks to Andy from Topclass driving school for sticking with me, we got there in the end. All the breaks etc made it a long haul but thanks to Andy for being so patient, It was a laugh. Ill definitely recommend you to all my friends.