Intensive Courses

Locke School of Motoring offers an Intensive Training Course of three, five or ten days in duration. Designed for those that want to learn quickly and in a ‘concentrated’ fashion these residential courses are run in Torquay with accommodation being provided by the Southbank Hotel for those who are not local to the area. Courses are run throughout the year and will cover various driving scenarios and areas such as City, Town and Village driving as well as a selection of road types such as dual carriageway and lanes.


What you get

You will receive a selection of driving and theory lessons throughout the day on a one-to-one basis, Monday to Friday which will, at the end of the course, enable you to take your driving test. We will do our best to arrange your intensive course to coincide with the test date you have been given, however, this may not always be practical. You will be encouraged to drive in various conditions of traffic and also at various times of day. A totally natural driving scenario is what the course is all about and it will allow you to condition yourself to ‘everyday’ driving.

On each day you will be collected by your instructor and you will undertake a day of practical driving. At the end of each session you will dropped back to your accommodation or residence.

What you need to know & have

This type of learning is not suitable for everyone as it requires a great deal of concentration. If you are over 30 years old or of a nervous nature then we highly recommend that the ten day course is more suitable.

You will need to present a valid provisional driving licence to your instructor, on your first day, before any lessons can be undertaken. Booking your test is quite straight forward and can be undertaken via the Direct Gov web site. You will find ALL the links you need below.

Book your theory test
Book your practical driving test
Costs and fees of driving tests
Theory test explained

The driving test requires you to have good vision whether assisted or unassisted by spectacles. You must be able to read a number plate and verbally repeat the number and letter combination from a distance of 20.5m (67ft).

We also suggest that you read and learn as much of the highway code as possible as this is essential for your driving test. Other material that would be advantage is:

Essential Driving  – The Official Driving Standards Agency Manual
Highway Code  –  Current Edition
Driving Test  –  Driving Standards Agency
The Complete Theory Test for Cars  –  Driving Standards Agency

What it costs

The cost of the intensive courses are as follows and includes the car, fuel and instructor for the booking period purchased. The price DOES NOT include the cost of accommodation which can be arranged separately from here.

3 Days (12 Hours) £346

5 Days (20 Hours)  £575

5 Days (30 Hours)  £866.50

10 Days (40 Hours)  £1150 (Practical Test included)


How to book the intensive course

Booking is simple, select your option below and pay online. Please ensure you have called us before you book and pay online to ensure we have availability. You must book your theory and practical tests yourself. Use the link above to do this.