Intensive Driving Courses Bideford

One Week Driving Courses With LPOD Academy

Intensive driving courses in Bideford are a great way to pass your driving test in the shortest amount of time possible.  It allows you to gain your driver’s licence without having to take weekly lessons which makes the process of getting your licence longer.


You can browse this page further or if you are wanting to speak to a member of staff, you can reach them on calling 0800 112 3515 and they will be happy to help advise on our course packages and how the courses work!








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    We can help guide you through the booking process. We will discuss everything from your driving background to booking your test!

    Driving On The Roads In Bideford

    Driving on the roads in Bideford will present learner drivers with many challenges any typical town will present.  The town has a dual carriageway called the A39 which spans from the West to the east across the River Torridge.


    With a population of around 17000+, Bideford is a relatively small town in North Devon and it won’t have as much traffic as it would in other major cities.  Bideford is also made up of some recognisable Suburbs such as Handy Cross, Grenville ridge and the East-The-Water.


    During your intensive driving course, your driving instructor will take you out of town to experience other places such as villages towns and other cities.  the local places near Bideford are Northam, Westward Ho, Abbotsham, Landcross, Littleham, Yeo Vale and Horwood. If you are not local to Bideford, we also do cover intensive driving courses in Barnstaple, Ilfracombe & Okehampton.


    During the later stages of your intensive driving course, you will get the last few hours of the course nearer the time of your test date. With this in mind, your local test centre is based in Barnstaple and your driving instructor will take you to Barnstaple to learn the roads, the common junctions and all of the pitfalls that learner’s fail upon when they take their driving test.

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    Driving Courses In Bideford With LPOD Academy

    Our crash driving courses in Bideford will set you on the right path with your training. We understand that there is no learner alike and we created courses from 10 – 45 hours to accommodate all learners of all abilities. If you’re 17 and looking to pass as soon as possible, then you can browse our Gold 40 course which will suit you the most!


    All of our other courses are designed to make it convenient around your schedule. Upon the point of booking, you can inform us of your availability and we’ll work our magic to make it happen. If you also need to complete your theory test as part of your course, then this will be booked before your course starts and you will know the date and time of your appointment.


    Your driving instructor in Bideford will help you become a safe and confident driver. When you take your first ever lesson, nerves can be overwhelming and your instructor will be there to reassure along the way. When you make progress in the beginning stages, you will be prompted to attempt more difficult topics to help you progress towards your practical driving test!

    Take The Next Step & Discuss Your Requirements With A Team Member...

    We can help guide you through the booking process. We will discuss everything from your driving background to booking your test!

    Taking A Driving Test In Bideford

    Your intensive lessons in Bideford will go through every driving topic in the driving syllabus. Your instructor in Bideford will make sure you are covering every part, monitoring your progress and assessing whether you should go to a practical test.


    Bideford does not have a practical test centre, but the nearest one is based in Barnstaple which will be the main choice of location for your practical test. As part of your course, you will venture to Barnstaple to get familiar with the routes, junctions and common places where learners may fail their test. You’ll be informed by your instructor of these and confident before you go to test!


    If you don’t manage to pass the first time, we do offer a 5-hour retest course to all preexisting learners who book with us. Our Bronze 5 course is perfect if you need some more practice before your next step. Also, if you originally booked our Silver 20 course, you will be eligible for a retest if you included a practical test within your course!

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    Nearest Driving Test Centre:

    Driving Standards Agency
    Unit 1A, Benning Court (off Riverside Road)
    Pottington Industrial Estate
    EX31 1AB

    Toilet Facilities: Yes

    Tests Provided: Car & Motorcycle Module 2

    Candidate Parking: Yes

    Frequently Asked Questions...

    Is there a practical driving test centre in Bideford?

    Unfortunately, there isn't. You will have to go to Barnstaple to conduct your driving test.

    I live in a remote village, can I still be picked up?

    We try and accommodate learners who are also based within 5 miles of Bideford. If you live further, then please do get in touch to see if we cover your area!

    What courses do you have?

    We offer courses for all learners! No matter what your ability is, we have course packages for new, partly trained & experienced learner drivers.

    Where To Find Us

    LPOD Academy Bideford, Silver St,


    EX39 2DY

    Operating Hours

    Monday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Tuesday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Wednesday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Thursday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Friday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Saturday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Sunday Closed
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