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Intensive Driving Courses In Northampton

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Northampton is famous for its shoemaking history and historical importance in England throughout the centuries, we are here to help you get your driving licence quickly and get you on the road as soon as possible.


With Northampton being a large town, it can be daunting for a new learner to grasp all of the roads which include the A45 and junctions such as the Moulton park roundabout & the Sixfields roundabout.


Continue reading and start the process of getting your licence!

Our Core Principles

When it comes to choosing an intensive provider, we understand that you may have some reservations. We want to ensure you we run on a few key principles on how we operate and manage our courses:

  • We are 100% transparent
  • We don’t make false claims or expectations
  • We believe in absolute 100% customer satisfaction
  • We are here to focus on you, not the instructor…
  • To provide you with a service that matches your expectations as close as possible.

How It All Works…

The first stage in the booking process is working out which course you need. Firstly, if you need advice or help on deciding which course is best for you, you can go to our courses page, call us on 0800 112 3515 (to speak to a team member) or you can use our unique course recommender quiz to decide which course is best for you based upon the answers you put in!


Once you have chosen the best course for you, then the rest is easy. If you need a theory included within your course that is also possible. And the practical test is also added by default too. If you have a test already booked, we can also exclude this too. You can place your booking online here or you can book over the phone with a team member on 0800 112 3515.








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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!

    What is it like to drive around Northampton?

    Northampton is a large town with a population of 225,000 residents. It’s one of the largest towns in  England and has many historical influences and facts during its presence.


    As Northampton is such a large place, there are many parts you will practice with and come across. With many districts and suburbs, the driving test centre in Northampton is located near the Kingsheath estate which is situated in the west side of Northampton


    The challenging parts of Northampton are the 2 roundabouts which are the Moulton park roundabout which connects Northampton to Kettering to the north and the Sixfields roundabout which is close to the M1 motorway and the A43 dual-carriageway connecting it to Towcester.


    With other nearby towns, Northampton is the main town in Northamptonshire and acts as the centre for all retail, commercial and political for the county. Sometimes, you may have to go outside of Northampton because of the test centre waiting times in places like Kettering or Wellingborough.


    If you’re not from Northampton but live outside and would like to do an intensive course, please consider visiting our other pages: Towcester, Corby & Wellingborough to see some more information on driving in these towns.


    Driving around in the local villages is also key to getting a good learning experience in rural settings.

    You’ll visit places such as Lower Harlestone, Chapel Brampton, Brixworth, Boughton, Moulton, Overstone, Sywell, Mears Ashby, Ecton, Little Houghton, Hardingstone, Great Houghton, Preston Deanery, Quinton, Roade, Milton Malsor, Blisworth, Gayton, Rothersthorpe, Bugbrooke, Nether Heyford, Kislingbury and Harpole.


    Once you approach the final stages of your course, you’ll start learning the local routes around Northampton test centre.

    Driving Courses In Northampton With LPOD Academy

    Our intensive driving courses Northampton are becoming more and more popular as more learner drivers are opting for ‘crash driving courses’ or ‘one-week driving courses’ to get their driver’s licence. With the ever-increasing amount of driving instructors also, learning to drive in one or two weeks is becoming favoured against pay-and-go driving lessons.


    With busy jobs, college commitments and family time, the driver training industry are changing! You can book one of our courses to fit around your school holidays, Christmas and Easter break or learn over the summer months whilst you are home from University.

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    Taking A Driving Test In Northampton

    You will prepare for your driving test in Northampton in no way like before. Unlike other driving schools, we reserve the last portion of your course for preparation for your practical test. These last few hours are vital to understanding which topics you need to pay particular attention to, to give you the best overall chance of passing on your first attempt. There are many routes in Northampton, you can visit our Northampton driving test routes on our youtube channel here. Some of the key areas to train are:

    1. Kings Heath roundabout
    2. Moulton Park
    3. Sixfields roundabouts (especially the right turns)
    4. Bedford Road (slip road towards town centre)
    5. Kingsthorpe (heading out towards Chapel Brampton)
    6. Harpole slip road (coming out of the village)
    7. Queen Eleanor roundabout
    8. Bus lanes St James/town centre
    9. Harborough road heading towards University Northampton (park campus)
    10. Crossroads at Cock hotel (turning right)


    Your test will be booked in Northampton, Gladstone industrial estate. You’ll learn the local test routes in and around Northampton. With tests now focusing more and more on the use of sat-nav technology, your driving instructor will include a sat nav within their car as well! Join thousands of other people who have trusted LPOD Academy with their intensive driving course in Northampton, and all over the UK!

    Nearest Driving Test Centre:

    Driving Standards Agency

    Gladstone Business Centre
    Gladstone Road
    NN5 7QA

    Toilet Facilities: Yes

    Tests Provided: Car, Approved Driving Instructor Part 2 & Approved Driving Instructor Part 3

    Candidate Parking: Yes

    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!

    Frequently Asked Questions...

    How much do your courses cost?

    Our courses vary in cost. Please visit our booking page for an instant quote. Price depends on many factors. This includes location, course chosen, tests included, the transmission of course.

    Are intensive driving courses really worth it?

    We believe so! Of course, we are biased - but, intensive driving courses are becoming more and more demanding than ever before. The Millenials want to get passed quick. Life demands quick passing - that is why our company exists. There really is no need to drag learning out over months and months

    I can't pass my theory test can you help me?

    Yes of course we can. Unlike other companies we have developed our own in-house online theory training course, and we have helped over 8000 people pass their theory test the first time. Our online course has a 91% pass rate. This course comes free as part of your intensive driving course booking.

    How many hours a day will I be training?

    Most courses have done 3-6 hours of training a day. However, courses are flexible please call 0800 112 3515 if you need assistance with any special requirements.

    Can I choose where I have my test?

    Yes. We always aim to match you with your preferred test centre. However, there are other things to consider. Test centre waiting times, where your driving instructor covers, etc. We will advise you if we don't believe we can do your driving test at your preferred test centre.

    Do you offer automatic courses?

    Yes. We do. Automatic tuition is growing faster in the UK. More and more driving instructors are swapping their manual for EV. Please call 0800 112 3515 to see if we cover automatic in your area.

    When can I start my course?

    We usually advise a minimum of 3 weeks. Our bronze courses are easier to arrange than our silver or gold packages. For longer courses, we do recommend ideally 5-6 weeks ahead. However, we do get earlier slots so please call 0800 112 3515 to see if we can start your course sooner.

    I want to book my course in advance, is this possible?

    Of course. We accept bookings for up to 12 months ahead. The more time we have to arrange your course the better.

    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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