Let's look into the positives and negatives of taking an intensive driving course opposed to a more traditional approach of lessons on a weekly basis. If you are in two minds about having crash course lessons, hopefully after reading this, you will have more knowledge
on the subject, which will enable you to make the right choice for you as an individual.
I'm assuming you have passed your theory – that is why you are looking into intensive driving courses. If this isn't the case and you haven’t passed your theory yet – I strongly suggest doing this as soon as possible as you cannot book a driving test until you have passed the theory test.
Are you capable to do an intensive course?
The only way to really know is to have an assessment lesson with the instructor before booking the course.
An assessment lesson will firstly allow you to see if you get on with the instructor and easily understand their teaching technique. It will also give you a good idea if an intensive course is suited to you. If during the assessment lesson you feel that you are struggling to a large extent with controlling the car whilst performing all the correct safety checks and observations, an intensive course may not be for you.
Learning to drive is rather expensive. If you are taking an intensive course in a single week for example with the test at the end, what happens if you find it all too much? So if that assessment lesson was a little disastrous and it all went over your head, perhaps consider a semi-intensive crash course. These courses can range from anything to 4 or more hours of driving per week and for some this can let the whole learning to drive process sink in much easier.