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Intensive Driving Courses In Galashiels

One to Two Week Driving Courses With LPOD Academy

Taking crash course Galashiels is what you need if you are running out of time and need to learn driving skills in no time. LPOD Academy takes pride in offering a driving course that saves your time like no other.


Instead of waiting for months and months to attain your license, with LPOD Academy, it’s a matter of only a few weeks. Book through our courses and choose what suits you best.








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    Choosing The Right Course For You in Galashiels...

    Not sure which course is best for you? We have plenty of course packages that range from beginner to experienced levels. Below, is a brief description of which level you may be at. These descriptions will give you an idea of which course is best for you. If you’re still unsure, kindly reach out to one of our friendly team members on 0800 112 3515 or you may try to look at our course recommender quiz here.


    BeginnerIf you’re starting from the very start with driving then, our Gold / Platinum courses will be best for you! Our beginner courses will cover every aspect of the driving test sheet to help you become a safe driver. These courses can also include the theory & practical tests too, so you can prepare for your theory before you start your intensive course. We can secure you an ideal test date for the end of your course. Book early as it will give you more access to better start dates and timings.


    IntermediateHave done some driving lessons years ago or have you been partly trained? Then you may look at Silver courses. These courses will help you close the gap from where you left off and help you become test standard. Get on the road soon! Book a silver intensive course today to pass your test real quick.


    ExperiencedIf you have failed a driving test and need a quick refresher course, then our Bronze course is right for you. If you have driving experience before or you need lots of training and not had much test training either, these courses are good to overview your driving. It will help go over any bad habits and areas of weakness prior to your driving test.

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    Areas Around Galashiels

    Galashiels is based on the TD1 postcode and all of the other surrounding villages. Around Galashiels are other places/settlements such as Melrose, Selkirk, Earlston, Stow, Newtown Saint Boswells, Saint Boswells, Lauder, Walkerburn, Innerleithen & Denholm. If you’re based in these areas too, home pick up could be possible, enquire to know more about your area!


    Not From Galashiels?

    We do intensive driving courses in other areas too! We provide intensive driving courses in Carlisle. If you’re based slightly nearer, we also do crash driving courses in BerwickUpon-Tweed & slightly further out in Harwick too.

    More Information About Galashiels...

    Galashiels is a town in the Scottish Borders. It lies south of Edinburgh and north of Carlisle and has a population of 13,000 residents in the town. Historically, Galashiels is a well known commercial centre for the Borders region with an extensive history in the textile industry. It is home to Heriot-Watt University’s School of Textiles and Design.

    Galashiels Factfile

    A quick overview of Galashiels:

    County: Roxburghshire

    Recognised For: A well known commercial centre for the Borders region with an extensive history in the textile industry. It is home to Heriot-Watt University’s School of Textiles and Design.

    Local Council: Scottish Borders

    Important Roads:

    1. A697 (Heading towards Addinston)
    2. A6091 (Heading towards Melrose)
    3. A707 (Heading west towards the A72)

    Transport website: Galashiels train website

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    Practical Test Centres Near Galashiels

    Passing your driving test will solely be down to how you do on your test. No course is guaranteed, but you will gradually become better and better throughout your course.


    Galashiels has a local test centre itself. This means that taking your test be easy as it will not require you to travel to other nearby test centres. You are still welcome to visit other test centres near the town that would be situated in Edinburgh & Carlisle. Your driving instructor will take you there prior to taking a test.


    The goal with every intensive course is to make sure you’re test standard and are familiar with the area prior to taking your test! If you need more information on different test centres, visit our practical test centres index page.

    Theory Test Centres Near Galashiels

    Galashiels has its own theory test centre. This will your advantage as you will not be needing to travel to another test centre in order to take your test. You may still visit the nearby test centre situated in Edinburgh. Taking a theory test is very important as you cannot book a practical until you’ve passed the theory test.


    With all our courses, we don’t mind if you have not passed your theory yet. We like to take on learners who have not got their theory as we believe it’s just as important as the practical test.


    If you don’t pass the first time, all driving courses above 20 hours will feature a free retest.

    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 book your test!

    Frequently Asked Questions...

    Should I book early?

    It's better to book your course early to choose better dates that suit your availability. It also helps us find you the ideal test date.

    Do you allow breaks in the training?

    Your driving instructor will keep an eye on your progress at all times. Fortunately, breaks are part of the training too!

    I’m dyslexic, I need help with the theory?

    No worries! To help you pass your theory test, we provide an online theory course. We use video & audio training to make it easier for you to understand.

    Does my driving instructor take me to the test?

    Yes. Our driving instructor will take your driving test. You are more than welcome if you wish to take your own car to test.

    What happens if I fail my driving test?

    The first thing we will do is to rebook you a test when you failed your test. We will book another test asap depending on your booking. Your driving instructor will assess how many extra lessons you will need prior to taking your next test.

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