When it all started...
It all started back in 1969 when the owner became a qualified ADI (Approved Driving Instructor) and after several years the business name is now 'Passfast® UK'. Passfast is now an official registered trade mark and the original owner still plays an active role in the running of the business.
The ADI badge has changed from the Ministry of Transport complete with coat of arms to the modern green badge you will see in the lower right corner of the top photo (only visible in mobile landscape view). You should see this badge on the windscreen of your instructors car.
Many things in the industry have changed over the years, people used to be quite happy plodding along taking forever to learn to drive but there have been many changes since then, teaching methods and the road and traffic conditions have altered considerably and the need to learn to drive quickly and safely became the new 'normal'. Intensive driving courses were introduced and are now the favoured learning system.
Previously, lessons were on a 'pay as you go' basis and that still applies but is not so popular as it takes too long to learn and too much is forgotton between lessons and this works out more expensive in the long run.
Intensive driving courses on the other hand are over and done with in a matter of days and the only drawback is finding a lump sum to pay for the lessons all at once!
A beginner is likely to require a much longer course than someone with previous experience and one way to help spread the cost is to split your course and only pay for what you book. A 10 hour block is a great starting point and is less stressful as it is unlikely you will have a test booked at this stage. This should help to improve your confidence and increase your rate of progress. More than one block can be taken and this will leave a much shorter course to finish.
The satisfaction of passing your driving test makes the effort all worth while and although it may seem expensive at the outset it is money well spent as you will be learning a skill for life you will only have to do it once. It is an investment for your future and will help to increase your job opportunities.
One thing will never change and that is the feeling of accomplishment when another one of our customers passes their driving test. They can now move on to other things in their life while we go back to square one and start all over again. You might think we are gluttons for punishment but we wouldn't have it any other way! Good luck and take care.