Intensive driving courses Derbyshire and Notthinghamshire


Couldn’t have asked for a better instructor than Stu, explained everything thoroughly and patiently, and really built up my confidence. Passed first time without any struggles. Would always recommend for anyone trying to learn quickly without compromising on the knowledge. Thanks… Read more “Mac”

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Would highly recommend this course and especially my instructor Jon! Haven’t got a bad word to say about the course or my instructor, Jon was amazing throughout and took the time to ensure everything had been covered and I was 100% prepared and test ready. Could not have done it without him and he really is the best at his job.… Read more “GREAT COURSE AND WAY TO LEARN HOW TO DRIVE QUICKLY WHILST COVERING EVERYTHING-ParisV-4”


I thought I was going to struggle to get passed (as I’m a nervous driver) but Jon was amazing, very clear and patient. He was very considerate and kind with me when I had morning sickness. Passed first time, highly recommend. All round amazing… Read more “BRILLIANT-Beth-226”


Thank you Andy. Great at explaining manoeuvres with diagrams. Excellent… Read more “BOSS MAN ANDY-TomS-1334”


Tony’s encouraging and empowering approach has truly made a significant impact on my driving skills and overall confidence. Through his guidance, I learned to trust myself and make better, quicker decisions on the road. I highly recommend Tony to anyone in search of a remarkable driving instructor who goes above to inspire and empower their… Read more “ENCOURAGING DRIVING INSTRUCTOR AND INCREDIBLE LEARNING EXPERIENCE-KittyL-13”


This is by far the best experience I have ever had! I had a 10 hour course with Jon he is friendly, very professional and amazing at what he does and I passed first time with 0 faults! A massive thank… Read more “AMAZING EXPERIENCE-KirstyH-367”


20 years after I should have done this, I finally have my license. Stu was amazing, so patient and encouraging and today I managed to pass my test first time. I don’t know why I held off solong but if you are in the same boat, don’t hesitate to give Stu a call. Thank you again Stu, I’ll be recommending you to anyone who wants to get started on their driving… Read more “I HAVE A LICENSE!-KatieW-636”

AMAZING !!-CarreraC

Great Business and everything was organised very quickly. I passed first time and had a lovely instructor. So glad I went with… Read more “AMAZING !!-CarreraC”

Great Instructor-ReeceS-90

Worked with zed to get my driving licence, he was really friendly and easy to get on with as well as being a great… Read more “Great Instructor-ReeceS-90”


Iv just been through my intensive course and I am so happy with my instructor Stu he made everything possible he understood me as a person and challenged me on everything that I need to deliver on constantly reassuring me getting the job done and he fully understands and knows how to get his job done as well he made everything become real and got me through my course and with a big pass on the day so now I… Read more “INTENSIVE DRIVING COURSE (PASS)-LewisD-196”


Excellent teaching throughout. Our daughter passed first time, with one minor, and that was for being too… Read more “EXCELLENT INSTRUCTION_HelenC-1204”


Can’t give enough praise for jon and the course as a whole a top quality instructor and the course itself was perfect in every… Read more “ID GIVE 6 STARS IF I COULD-DanielB-1496”


Had 15 hours of driving with Jon Shaw. Passed on first attempt with 0 faults!! Great constructive teaching and very patient and calm. Definitely recommend to anyone wanting to… Read more “PASSED FIRST TIME 0 FAULTS-DaisyD-72”


I had 10 hours course over 3days, i passed first time with only 3 minors in ashfield on the 15th February, I’m over the moon, I couldn’t have done it without stu, what an amazing instructor,made me feel comfortable and very relaxed from the very start i met him, felt like i known him years, absolutely brilliant, very highly recommended, thank u so much stu… Read more “AMAZING STU HIGHLY RECOMMENDED-KerryL-223”


Highly recommended great instruction and an intensive course. My daughter passed first time with no faults whatsoever. Great clear concise instruction with a very friendly and personable instructor. I would recommend to… Read more “HIGHLY RECOMMENDED-Darby5gD”


I passed my practical test 13th January 2023 and it was my first attempt. I got the company number from goggle and speak to a very nice lady who linked me with an amazing instructor nameZed. He is very patient and gentle with a clear vision. I would recommend him to anyone who wants good driving instructor. Zed is a super star 🌟 instructor. Thank you very… Read more “AMAZING INSTRUCTOR ZED-DadorC”


I would like to give a massive thank you to Jon for giving me excellent lessons to help me pass my driving test 1st time. He has so much patience and is so calm and friendly. I did a 35 hour intensive course with the test at the end and passed!!Thank you soooo much. I would recommend Jon to anyone thinking of doing this course.… Read more “AMAZING-SophiaS-100”


I worked with Zubair for my intensive course which I highly recommend. Knowledge of the roads and was able to explain everything clear and concisely! Not just that but being a very welcomingand great person allowed me to feel comfortable in the car and increased my skills to… Read more “AMAZING INSTRUCTOR!-SamM-1097”


Absolutely amazing! He helped me pass my test first try with him, thank you soo much you are an amazing instructor… Read more “CRASH COURSE, I PASSED-JamesA-1210”


Big thanks to Drive Intensive, firstly Lisa for sorting it all out and then Stu the instructor who sailed my first boy through his test on an intensive course with a first time pass Would highly recommend 5 ⭐️ all the way… Read more “WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND-LouiseB-1144”


Recently took an intesive course with Stu as my instructor. I could not recommend him enough. I was incredibly anxious about learning but he was great at putting me at ease and filling me with confidence to take steps that I would have been too nervous to take… Read more “STU IS GREAT!-DanL-333”


I was very desperate to get my test through and needed it to be quick as possible I tried a few company’s and found this one to be the more professional , Lisa who was my contact firstly was very good with me and helped me through the process , within a day Lisa found me a instructor (zed ) Zed was very polite and made me feel comfortable from the first day I met him very professional in the… Read more “AMAZING-GrahamB-882”


fantastic instructor and I passed first time, couldn’t be… Read more “PASSED FIRST TIME, STRESS FREE-MatthewR-503”


Zed was the best instructor I have had as he is very understanding and understands how to make you feel comfortable and confident in his car only had a few lessons but very helpful and alsohelp tweak my ability to drive. Would highly recommend zed as a… Read more “VERY UNDERSTANDING AND VERY HELPFUL-AmitS-81”


Stu was brilliant in getting me through my test. Was able to quickly assess the areas that I competent with and the areas that we needed to work on. He gave really clear instructions and made the whole process relaxed and… Read more “STU WAS EXCELLENT-AndrewW-1999”


Stu was an absolutely brilliant instructor. He kept me calm and got me loving driving having never done it before. Cannot recommend drive intensive enough. Brilliant… Read more “WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE-NatalieS-535”


Lisa did her upmost best to fit my daughters lessons around the limited time she could do them in. Very pleased and much appreciated. Everybody we dealt with were friendly and the driving instructor was fabulous. He made my daughter feel very at ease, comfortable and confident. My daughter had a first time pass with no faults so all worked out extremely well. I would recommend this business to other potential costumers. A thumbs up. Thank… Read more “HAPPY CUSTOMER-AnnaM-662”


Stu was a brilliant instructor, Made me feel relaxed and at ease from day 1. Great communication and lots of patience. Perfect balance between praise and constructive feedback keeping youmotivated. Passed first time thanks to his help! Great teacher and lovely guy. Thanks… Read more “WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND. GREAT EXPERIENCE!-DanielK-293”


Matthew has just had an intensive five day course with Jonathan Shaw.Jon was calm relaxed and professional.To spend such a long period of time in a car over five days is intense.Jon made Matthew relax and enjoy each day and made the whole learning experience fun. We owe a huge gratitude of thanks to Lisa and Jon for a fabulous result and would highly recommend the efficient way in which lessons were scheduled and test organised under the very difficult… Read more “EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE-MarkW-2725”


I had a 10 hours intensive booked with Stu and cannot rate him any higher. He really helped me get to a level of confidence where I was ready for my test, and gave me excellent advice and ways of improving my driving throughout. Stu communicated everything so clearly to me and made me feel at ease for my test to which I passed first time! Thanks for everything Stu, I would 100% recommend him Thanks to the agency also for… Read more “GREAT COMMUNICATION AND ADVICE, WOULD 100% RECOMMEND. THANKS-AdamG-622”

100% RECOMMEND STU-HollyB-259

I had Stu as an instructor for my 25 hour crash course, he really helped polish up my driving skills and perfect everything. He got me more than ready for my test and I passed first time with only two faults. I couldn’t fault him in the slightest, I would recommend him to… Read more “100% RECOMMEND STU-HollyB-259”


I have recently undertaken a 30 hour intensive course. My instructor Stuart was absolutely fantastic, he made me feel at ease and the transfer of knowledge was second to non. His expertise and tutoring gave me the confidence I needed to pass my test. I can’t recommend both the school and Stuart enough. Thanks… Read more “GREAT SERVICE-RichG-44”


I’m really pleased I found drive intensive, I didn’t even know how to drive a car a couple of weeks ago until I started the 40 hour intensive driving course which was completed in just overa week at Chilwell test centre. My instructor Jon was really friendly, positive and thorough, he made me feel very comfortable, he was always very clear with the learning. Thank you Jon for helping me pass my test the first time, I would definitely recommend… Read more “DRIVE INTENSIVE-EthanO-9”

5* RATING-CharlotteS-594

Absolutely brilliant from start to finish helped me loads doing this course I would highly recommended Jon. He was patient and made me feel at ease. Thankyou so… Read more “5* RATING-CharlotteS-594”


Just passed my test after doing a 25 hour intensive course. I was a bit nervous at first but my instructor, Stu, was really patient and helped keep me relaxed. By the end I was really confident and passed first time. 10/10 would recommend, thank you very much Drive Intensive and… Read more “25 HOUR INTENSIVE COURSE – PERFECT!-JacobM-128”


Very pleased with the time I had with Drive Intensive. My instructor Jon Shaw was very calm and helpful, meaning I felt confident and safe whilst learning. Would recommend Drive Intensive to anyone looking to… Read more “QUICK AND SAFE LEARNING EXPERIENCE-ZackR-5”


I literally can’t recommend my instructor stu enough he was absolutely brilliant!!! I had a 20 hour intensive course and passed 1st time, I was so nervous but stu was patient with me and made me feel at ease. I’m so glad I went with drive intensive thank you for everything… Read more “MICHELLE- 20HR COURSE-MichelleM-861”

10/10- JackE-193

My driving instructor was Andy in Nottingham and was very good. Had no driving experience and was very nervous. Done a 45 hour intensive course and Andy made me very confident and was fantastic. Passed with 3 minors. Wouldn’t be able to do it without Andy. Definitely… Read more “10/10- JackE-193”


What a fantastic experience with this company. My son passed his driving test today with only 3 faults! Donna Lisa was his driving instructor who is an absolute credit to her profession. Hehad 20 lessons and I couldn’t believe how quickly he started to progress and gain confidence over a short period of time. I would highly recommend Donna Lisa, who communicated with me throughout and kept me fully updated on his progression! She is so lovely to work with… Read more “DRIVE INTENSIVE – FIRST CLASS SERVICE! 10/10 FROM ME! HIGHLY PROFESSIONAL-MelanieF-80”


Fantastic! Booked it earlier in the year and got booked in pretty quick! Especially with everything going off… they gave me a driving instructor that was second to non! Absolutely fantastic! Couldn’t recommend… Read more “THE BEST INTENSIVE COURSE!-BlueWallet-34-4”


I did a 20 hour intensive course with Drive Intensive, and passed my test first time! My instructor Stu was amazing! So confident in me that I would pass, even cut my lessons down and gave me some money back! Stu made me feel confident when driving and helped me pass with just 1 fault, you’d be lucky to get an instructor like Stu. So happy I went with Drive Intensive. Thank you for helping me pass!!! I would highly… Read more “FANTASTIC INSTRUCTOR-JackC-545”


I passed first time after a 25h intensive course with DL with only 4 minors! DL was a fantastic instructor who was very easy to get along with – she was patient with me and explained concepts clearly, as well as giving practical driving tips which will no doubt help me with driving after the test. I had a lot of fun driving with her and would recommend her to anyone in the area without a doubt. Lisa was excellent… Read more “FANTASTIC DRIVING SCHOOL!!-MattE-149”


I can not recommend this driving school highly enough, Donna Lisa instructed my son he did 20hrs intense course unfortunately due to lack of confidence he failed, she helped us through thiswith her positive attitude, patients and knowledge and today he passed, Donna Lisa thank you so much for everything, I knew you’d get him there your… Read more “BRILLIANT DRIVING EXPERIENCE-MelanieA-79”


I had a 2 day intensive course with stu and was brilliant, would definitely recommend. Explained everything very well and clear and was very supporting and reassuring, he got me completely prepared for my practical which played the biggest role in allowing me to pass first try. Honestly don’t have one bad thing to say so… Read more “WOULD 110% RECOMMEND-DylanJ-51”

OliviaK-43 AMAZING!-OliviaK-43

absolutely loved working with chris, is an amazing instructor, i became a much more confident driver after being taught by him, both me and my brother loved having him as an instructor and cant thank him enough for all the effort he put in to make sure i passed… Read more “OliviaK-43 AMAZING!-OliviaK-43”


My driving instructor Chris’ method of teaching works extremely well, he does not interfere but makes sure that mistakes don’t become habits. No time is wasted and the atmosphere with him isalways motivating. He has the ability to make you feel at ease which improves your driving and pushes you toward continual… Read more “DRIVING INTENSIVE-HollyE-47”


I like to start by saying Donna Lisa was fantastic i did a 20 hour course. She covered everything i needed to work on and have a great teaching method that keep you at ease and ready to lean. Would like to say thank you to Drive Intensive and my instructor Donna… Read more “20 HOUR INTENSIVE COURSE!-DwaineN”


Had an intensive driving course with Stu, did 25 hours over a period of 5 days. He was very professional and reliable, would 100% recommend to anyone!!! Thanks again for your… Read more “GREAT EXPERIENCE-ZaraG-26”


My son passed today, he had Glynn for an intense course and passed first time . Would highly recommend this driving school and Instuctor , Thanks Glynn ( from… Read more “PASSED FIRST TIME-SamanthaB-601”


Absolutely brilliant company, would highly recommend, professional, reliable arrived on time every time, keep you well informed, very supportive. Totally value for your money we have alreadyrecommended to others wanting to begin their… Read more “EXCELLENT-JoeA-911”


I had driving intensive course with donnalisa which i must say is a amazing driving instructor, and i would like thank drive intensive. I would definitely recommend them and donnalisa to anybody looking to drive and do their… Read more “AMAZING-TomO-154”


I had a 15 hour intensive course with Stu. I was very anxious and nervous when it came to driving but Stu made me feel very relaxed and brought my confidence out. He is a very calm, patientguy who is amazing at what he does. He also has great teaching sayings/metaphors that will help you with remembering the things you may find difficult. Thanks to him I passed my test 1st time. So if you are looking for a great… Read more “AMAZING DRIVING INSTRUCTOR=AshleyM-296”


I did a 10 hour refresher course with donnalisa passed with 5 faults would highly… Read more “AMAZING-KyleS-149”


Amazing people, had a great time during every lesson , most importantly helped me to gain my driver’s license… Read more “BRILLIANT SUPPORT ALL THE WAY THROUGH-KaineH-3”


Just took a 15 hour crash course with Donnalisa and passed. Donnalisa was an amazing instructor and within them 15 hours she had picked up on what i needed help with and got me through the test with only 5 faults. i couldn’t have done this without her. she was very dedicated from the minute we met and had a lovely caring nature and was willing me to get the result that was needed. Would recommend her to anyone. thanks… Read more “15 HOUR CRASH COURSE DRIVE-MohammedM-64”


Just completed my crash course with Chris and passed first time, chris was a really good instructor and was very patient with me and made me feel confident when driving, couldn’t recommend him… Read more “DRIVING COURSE-HollyW-410”


I did a 1 day course with Jon and passed my test with no driving faults!! I really couldn’t have done it without Jon. Jon was encouraging, clear, calm and very kind. I was super nervous about the test, he gave me loads of time to practice the manoeuvres I was worried about, gave me plenty of handy tips while driving and doing safety checks. We had a great chat on the way around and I felt in good and… Read more “AMAZING RESULTS, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED-GemmaJ-142”

Great tutor!-CharleW-231

Stuart was a great tutor, helped with my confidence and driving. When coming up to my test he got me fully ready for my test and ready for what ever was put in front of me…… thank you so much this experience has changed my… Read more “Great tutor!-CharleW-231”


Needed a quick turnaround and passed within 3 days with an intensive driving course. Donnalisa was my instructor and from the moment I got in the car until the moment I got out, felt 100percent at ease with her. Nothing was too much for her at any time, precise information and instructions throughout, but done in a manor that put you at ease from the word go. Can’t praise this girl enough, and without her I can honestly say that… Read more “3 DAY TURNAROUND!-GaryP-482”


Amazing driving instructor. He was my third driving instructor and allowed me to learn in a calm environment giving me constructive feedback to help me improve on my skills. Passed first… Read more “AMAZING DRIVING INSTRUCTOR-HarrietD-23”


Thank You to Jon for helping Danny pass his driving test first time with only 1 minor! Would highly recommend him as Danny said what a great instructor he was and he made him feel at ease. Thanks to Lisa for managing to book a test in these difficult… Read more “DRIVING CRASH COURSE-HelenS-889”


i couldnt fault stu, he was very chilled out and helped me keep focus through the whole course i had booked with him he was friendly but professional and gave me pointers as and when i needed them. Overall hes a great instructor and im thankful for the help he gave me and for helping me build my confindence to get a pass first time !! would highly reccomend stuart dickson cheers mate your a top bloke .… Read more “STU WAS ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT-AntonH-10”


Passed first time on a two-day intensive! Thank… Read more “FAB!!-LucyT-224”


Fantastic corse, was able to improve my confidence 100 times over and drove me to a pass. Glynn is a fantastic instructor who is able to develop your skills in a calm and fun environment. For a fun, safe and successful driving instructor, i would highly recogmend this… Read more “COULDNT ASK FOR A BETTER SERVICE-ThomasH-463”

STU IS THE MAN!-LaurenB-400

Drove with stu and he was absolutely amazing, treated me like a friend rather than a teacher which instantly put me at ease, after not driving for 10 years I passed my test in two days withthis guys. Absolutely amazing thankyou so so… Read more “STU IS THE MAN!-LaurenB-400”


Had a course booked for 25 hours had Jon as my instructor, he’s the best passed first time amazing instructor!! Definitely get yourself on this course if your wanting your licence… Read more “PASSED FIRST TIME!!!-EsmeD-1”


Very happy with my lessons. They prepared me well for the test and I passed first time. Managed to get me booked in for my test reasonably quickly considering the current climate. Nothing negative to say very… Read more “TOP CLASS COMPANY!-CallumE-29”


My son passed first time with drive intensive after 5 x 5 hour lessons . Highly recommended. Thanks guys… Read more “GREAT SERVICE-SadieW-35”


Hats off to Barry, his professional and friendly manner and no nonsense approach + teachings! After failing my test 3 times previously with normal driving lessons and my constant movement between addresses because of university, I decided it was time to take an intensive course to get my driving license quickly! I passed first time with Barry from Drive intensive with 0 faults after taking a 15 hour intensive driving course. I would highly recommend him to those of you… Read more “FIRST TIME PASS WITH 0 FAULTS WITH DRIVE INTENSIVE – THANKS!-NathanB-287”


They are brilliant, my driving instructor Jo was welcoming and easy to get along with, and knowledgeable, Lisa fitted me in when no one else could, and I passed with 0 minors on my first time. Use this company 🙂 thank… Read more “EXCELLENT COMPANY-AndrewC-1371”

PASSED I-LeanneS-195

Izzy has just passed her driving test after starting her course in March and being on lockdown for months 😀 Jon was fantastic and Lisa kept up to date throughout. We would highly recommend, thank you so… Read more “PASSED I-LeanneS-195”


Fantastic experience getting me through my driving test from start to finish. Jon was encouraging, knowledgeable and helped a nervous driver to pass first time! Lisa kept me updated andinformed about changes during lockdown and made the whole process stress free. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for dedicated, professional and friendly instructors. Thank you… Read more “GREAT EXPERIENCE-PaulB-3885”


A very professional service .right from the very start of the first phone call the team was very friendly and helpful.the driving instructor was brilliant and put my grandson at ease from the start.My grandson passed with flying colours the first time. would recommend them to anyone. This was great value for money. if you work out the price it is no more than you pay for ordinary lessons but you get the most out of the time you spend… Read more “OUTSTANDING-AnnN-77”


Brilliant instructor I would highly recommend him to others. Makes you feel comfortable while on your lessons really nice… Read more “BRILLIANT=ArranC-13”



Started a intense course which I had a total of 12 hours over 2 days both which went very quickly and passed on my third day couldn’t have done it without Jon best instructor I could have asked for so much patience and made me feel relaxed the whole time would recommend to anyone learning to drive big… Read more “BEST DRIVING EXPERIENCE I COULD ASK FOR-JackL-226”


Simply put drive intensive are a Very good company, rang up and explained my situation the lady on the other end of the phone was very helpful. I had some issues with my license and the dvlaand she rectified them for so I was able to do my test on the booked date. My instructor Stu was very helpful, polite and kind he made sure I was at the right standard the examiners expect and I passed with only 2… Read more “VERY GOOD EXPIRIENCE, VERY SATISFIED-SamuelM-93”


All thanks to Drive Intensive! I really enjoyed my days with Jon. He is so down to earth and easy to talk to. This made the whole process so much easier and less nerve wracking! THANK YOU… Read more “THANK YOU! PASSED MY TEST!-BronteS”


I’m so over the moon words can’t even express my feelings Stuart was very patient and explained to me everything I needed to know . Brilliant service thank you Stuart for giving me the confidence and assurance. I will recommend Stuart to anyone he is the best instructor in the whole world. Thanks thanks… Read more “PASS MY DRIVING TEST FIRST TIME-MariaE-51”


I lack words to express my feelings and experience. It was ‘a heaven on earth ‘ experience. My instructor was more than perfect, lovely and a super star. He came with a car that makes driving glorious. This is the best day of my life.Drive Intensive is the… Read more “PASS MY PRACTICAL DRIVING TEST SMOOTHLY-JoyD-46”


Booked a 3day course and passed my test with no minors. Can’t thank stu enough for his help. Such a friendly honest bloke… Read more “FRIENDLY AND RELIABLE MAKE IT SO EASY-JakeA-61”

5 STAR!-NyaP

Stu is a great instructor, explains everything easily and tailors the learning to your style. Passed with ease and built up my confidence! Recommend him to… Read more “5 STAR!-NyaP”


passed my driving test first time with Jon and I cannot thank him enough, he made me feel relaxed and at ease the whole time which really helped me. I would 100% recommend him to anyone who wants to learn to drive. Excellent service recieved and good value for money. 5… Read more “5 STAR SERVICE ALL ROUND!-DanielleH-138”


Today I took my test after doing a 2 day 12 hour intensive course with instructor Stu and passed!!!😁😁 Would highly recommended anyone to do an intensive course and ask for Stu! Throughout the 2 days I spent with him he helped me regain my confidence and whenever I made a mistake he was always there reassuring me and telling me not to worry too much, helping me feel calm. He went through everything I could possibly get tested on,… Read more “EXCELLENCE FROM START TO FINISH THAT GOT ME A PASS!!-SamanthaT-145”


Just home fresh from passing my driving test today after 18 hours with Stu on a course over three days. I couldn’t be happier with Stu, he didn’t fault on the instructions given to me made sure it stuck in my head constantly had me on the go mixing things up and preparing me for my test I could not fault the guy everything a driving instructor should be. Calm, collected and the best way to learn from Stu’s approach.… Read more “STU IS THE MAN. PASSED FIRST TIME!-DanielS-690”

Very good driving instructor-MattT-205

A friendly instructor who helps you identify what you need to work on without knocking your… Read more “Very good driving instructor-MattT-205”

100% RECOMMENDED!-MarkD-2019

Had a great experience with stu, couldn’t recommend him enough! Brilliant instructor getting me through my… Read more “100% RECOMMENDED!-MarkD-2019”


Lots of reviews around here about a man called Jon but not so much about a man called Stu. I was fortunate enough to have Stu be my driving instructor over a 36 hour intensive driving course. Throughout the whole experience Stu made me feel calm and relaxed. I was never felt to be made slow for making mistakes and we went through all of the possible manoeuvres that I could be tested on, with some motorway experience too. I… Read more “JUST AS THE REVIEWS SAID!-JanT-76”


Jon was an excellent instructor, who was calm and reassuring throughout, making it fun and easier to learn. I enjoyed every lesson, and under Jon’s guidance I made speedy (but within the limits) progress and come the test I was confident and prepared despite feeling nervous before the course. After a blip due to illness shortly before my test, the team managed to rearrange, going above and beyond to get me a new test date within my theory deadline. An… Read more “BRILLIANT DRIVER INSTRUCTOR, FANTASTIC ORGANISATION-AndrewH=989”

Great team!-KateE-95

Would highly recommend anyone looking to do an intensive driving course to use Drive Intensive. Very professional, Lisa was great at responding to my emails and queries and organised everything efficiently. Jon my instructor put me at ease immediately and made sure I gained the experience and knowledge needed to pass first… Read more “Great team!-KateE-95”


Went for a 2 day intense driving course with Jon… patient… friendly… reassuring… 1st time pass.. couldn’t recommend them anymore… thank… Read more “PATIENT… FRIENDLY…RELIABLE…REASSURING..-AbiC-42”

Passed after a 2 day Intensive course-RobL-178

 A great service from start to finish , good advice on the course required backed up with good training and advice. Would recommend anyone who needs a good honest service to get you through your driving test , you will struggle to find anyone… Read more “Passed after a 2 day Intensive course-RobL-178”

Driving Instructor review-Jon-MichaelaT-11

I had an intense 12 hour course with Jon, he was very calm and put me at ease straight away but also helping me where I was struggling and made sure I finally cracked it before moving on to my other weaknesses. With his endless patience and encouragement I was able to pass with only 5 minors. I have recommended Jon to many people and would recommend him to anyone unsure or nervous about jumping in the driver seat. Huge… Read more “Driving Instructor review-Jon-MichaelaT-11”


Got me to pass my test first time with 4 driving faults. Taught me well and I enjoyed learning with them. Would highly… Read more “Amazing!-JackS-455”

Outstanding organisation-CallumW-74

Outstanding Organisation. Lisa doing admin is fantastic and very clear and helpful. Donnalisa is excellent at tuition and so is Jon also who helped me get through my test on my 2nd attempt. Great driving company and outstanding instructors as I got passed on my 2nd attempt with only 3 minors.… Read more “Outstanding organisation-CallumW-74”

I passed with Jon-Mansfield-LoisW-19

I’ve had 5 driving instructors and 4 tests. Jon was the one to see me through a pass with two minors!! Jon’s calm nature combined with his clear, simple and effective instructions and guidelines helped me overcome my nerves and boosted my confidence. I will never be able to thank him… Read more “I passed with Jon-Mansfield-LoisW-19”

Would highly recommend-TyroneS_13

I would highly recommend this company to anyone wanting to do an intensive driving course, I passed the first time round and my instructor was very helpful I enjoyed every… Read more “Would highly recommend-TyroneS_13”


Absolutely fantastic experience with Drive Intensive. Had a great support system from start to finish, from Lisa coordinating the lessons and booking the test in for me, to Jon my instructorbringing me home after passing (first time)! I chose the four day intensive course and the service was highly professional throughout. Jon was friendly, patient and explained everything clearly and thoroughly each step of the way. I couldn’t rate Drive Intensive highly enough – thank you so… Read more “BRILLIANT EXPERIENCE WITH DRIVE INTENSIVE – PASSED FIRST TIME!-ElizaR-5”


After a disappointment with a previous instructor, I contacted Drive Intensive having read rave reviews on fb. Lisa was extremely helpful, calm and understanding especially since I needed to pass my test asap. I got booked in at the earliest date and my instructor Debbie was absolutely brilliant. I passed my test that same day. Debbie was reassuring and patiently explained manoeuvres and provided helpful guidelines for the road. I cannot fault the… Read more “GREAT SERVICE-GREAT INSTRUCTORS-AniM-2”


Was recommended to me by an instructor at another instructor in Lincoln as I was too far away to realistically do lessons with him. Booking was a doddle. DonnaLisa is an excellent instructor. Very patient with me, great at explaining how to do everything I needed to know very laid back. I usually get quite stress but wasn’t stressed out at while driving with her. Lessons were always fun and she got me through the test first time. Would absolutely… Read more “Amazing!!-StevenB-470”

Drive Intensive-SherenG-1

Well what a lovely day spent with Lisa, thank you so much for all your support and getting me through today! I Can’t believe I passed 1st time 🙂 I would highly recommend her as I didn’t feel under pressure and she made me feel comfortable and confident. I would definitely recommend Drive… Read more “Drive Intensive-SherenG-1”

Driving Course-LauraH-1409

Highly recommend this company. Jon Shaw my instructor was amazing, I couldn’t of asked for anyone better. He helped me gain the experience I needed and I passed my test first time! So so pleased thank you so… Read more “Driving Course-LauraH-1409”

Really really good!-NathanG69

Really good instructor couldn’t ask for better past first time you know where you stand with… Read more “Really really good!-NathanG69”


Jon and Lisa were professional and amazing through out. Would highly… Read more “Amazing!-Demi_1”

5* experience!-Ellie S86

I passed my test so quickly and I couldn’t recommend drive intensive enough! From the booking side of things to the actual teaching,… Read more “5* experience!-Ellie S86”

Best Intensive Courses!!

This is the driving instructors to go with! I’ve struggled so much with learning to drive and these helped me to pass my test with flying colours !! Thanks John and… Read more “Best Intensive Courses!!”

Barrie R-11

Great service from start to finish, Jo was patient and explained everything thoroughly,and put me at ease at made me feel confident,highly recommend… Read more “Barrie R-11”

Georgia – Eastwood

As the parents of our daughter Georgia, we would like to say a massive thank you to Jon, Georgias instructor who got her through her intensive driving course and she passed first time! We live overseas and Georgia is now studying in the UK. Not only had she never sat behind the wheel of a car before, she wasn’t even used to seeing people drive on the left hand side of the road. Georgia is a student in residence throughout… Read more “Georgia – Eastwood”

Jayne Smith

Stu- Fantastic Instructor

I’d highly recommend Stu. He’s excellent at explaining driving, easy to understand and patient. He radiates positivity and has a relaxed approach that gave me the confidence I needed to pass.… Read more “Stu- Fantastic Instructor”

Tom Harrison


Couldn’t have asked for any more from my instructor Stu! A really nice bloke who made you feel really relaxed. Thanks again Stu for getting me my… Read more “Hannah”

Hannah Ager

Jack c

This intensive course is brilliant the instructor I got (donnalisa) was so calm and relaxed about the whole course. She made me feel really relaxed and didn’t pressure me with anything was a real pleasure to be taught by her. First time tested I passed and I’d recommend this firm to anyone no matter how many lessons you have done they will make you get a… Read more “Jack c”

Jack caston

Alice Rischer

I am so glad I found Drive Intensive. I had never driven before I started my intensive course, and a week later I had passed my test. Jon’s teaching was fantastic: he was incredibly clear when explaining how to manoeuvre the car and how to behave on the road. He was positive, consistent and encouraging, meaning I really gained confidence over the course of the week and developed my skills. Not only was the teaching outstanding, but the organisation was… Read more “Alice Rischer”

Alice Rischer

Managed to pass my test

Managed to pass my test with success. The intensive course was quite difficult because I had to improve on my bad habits. The car is very modern and easy to drive. Highly recommend using this driving school very sound… Read more “Managed to pass my test”

E Ansah

Robert Harrison

When I contacted drive intensive, I wanted to pass my test quickly for work purposes I mentioned this when I phoned them and they had me in for the test the following week, I found Jon to be very friendly, relaxed and down to earth his teaching methods were excellent and very informative after a 12 hour course I passed my test the first time, I am very happy with the outcome and I definitely feel that the course was… Read more “Robert Harrison”

Robert Harrison

Successful result

Contacted Drive Intensive and told them I needed to pass my driving test fairly quickly for my work. After informing them I already had my motorcycle license, they recommended a three day course with the test at the end. I found Jon the instructor very down to earth and friendly whilst extremely professional and courteous. The whole experience was worth every penny. Passed first time with zero faults!!!! If you want a professional friendly highly qualified instructor, Jon is the… Read more “Successful result”

Dave baker

Jack Tomlinson

I found the intense driving course amazing and my instructor Jon was the sickesttt guy thank you so… Read more “Jack Tomlinson”

Mr Jack bud j Tomlinson

After failing my theory test

After failing my theory test 12 times I am over the moon that I have passed my driving test to day with Dave at Drive… Read more “After failing my theory test”

Shane Adams

Chris Reynolds

Just a BIG thank you to jon and lisa for youre help getting me through my tests.Im still buzzing. THANK… Read more “Chris Reynolds”

Joseph Carswell

Having lived in a city since the age of 18, I had never needed a car which then left me at the age of 35 not knowing how to drive and quite frankly being a scared of it. I had had one very bad experience with an aggressive driving instructor and had pretty much been put off driving period. However, I got a job that I needed to be able to drive for and so the time came to do… Read more “Joseph Carswell”

Claire Topps

A massive thank you for getting me through my test. I was able to pick up my children from school for the first time today, which felt brilliant. Such a good experience with Drive Intensive from start to finish. Your customer service, patience & professional attitude are top notch. Jon is a superb instructor who instils confidence with his calm manner. Thanks again & all the very best with the move. Claire… Read more “Claire Topps”

I Aidy

I would just like to thank Jon for his fantastic teaching for my wife. She has just completed a 6 hour uk driving tuition from German to uk roads She is confident and happy to drive in uk I would recommend I drive to… Read more “I Aidy”

Emma Vince

I would just like to say a huge thankyou to Jon, Lisa and of course Rosie ( for picking me as the competition winner 🙂 ) thankyou for giving me the opportunity to pick up my driving again and for giving me the confidence and support to pass my test… Read more “Emma Vince”

Abigail Hadfield

Sorry ive only just found the page!.. Thank you so so much for helping me past my driving test first time when I really didnt think i would!! thank you for all your support, the teaching was brilliant!… Read more “Abigail Hadfield”

Dawn Bradshaw

If the instructor for Drive Intensive could get me to pass my test at 37 he can instruct anybody I would recommend him to anyone which I have done many times best thing I ever… Read more “Dawn Bradshaw”

Aileen Wright, West Hallam

I just wanted to say what an absolutely wonderful team you have there.When I made the initial call I felt at ease immediately and was booked for my intensive course and test within a couple of hours.I had a short time to wait and while I was anxious,the moment I met Jon I relaxed.He put me at complete ease and encouraged me to discuss the things I was anxious about.My course was a six hour intensive day with the test… Read more “Aileen Wright, West Hallam”

Laura Mansey, Derby

I couldn’t have done it without Drive Intensive. THE best driving lessons I’ve ever had. Thank you!… Read more “Laura Mansey, Derby”

Emma Mountain, Buxton

Fantastic experience. put me at ease as I was a very nervous driver. A week later and i have passed.  Brilliant thank… Read more “Emma Mountain, Buxton”

Stuart Ervin

I can highly recommend a Residential Course.  I had been taking lessons in London for over a year and spent most of my time in traffic. One week with Drive Intensive and i have now passed my test. Thanks guys. Stuart Ervin. East… Read more “Stuart Ervin”

Sarah Willows, Derby

Would definitely recommend and i have done on a few occasions now.  Thanks… Read more “Sarah Willows, Derby”

Steven Mathews, Matlock

I found Drive Intensive to be just what i needed. after failing one test i wanted it over and done with the second time round. I started my course on the Monday and by Wednesday afternoon i had passed on the second attempt.  Would highly… Read more “Steven Mathews, Matlock”

Nicola Evans, Kirkby-in-Ashfield

I have recently passed with Drive Intensive.  Having been taking lessons weekly, i decided to go for a crash course.  Drive Intensive took care of it all for me and i found the course suited me.  I passed 3 weeks ago with only 2 minor… Read more “Nicola Evans, Kirkby-in-Ashfield”

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