Residential intensive driving courses

Want to learn to drive but the thought of taking lessons in a City Centre just fills you with dread. Why not come to the sleepy town of Pontefract in West Yorkshire and take one of our residential courses at our state-of-the-art training centre. The roads are quiet, the test centre is just down the road and the cost of learning to drive is less expensive than in most major cities. Alternative locations around the UK are also available but at differing prices.

Three standard residential courses are provided by the local LDC driving school instructors in Pontefract. Each of the courses include:

  • Accommodation at the 5-Star Tower Guest House or appropriate discount (i.e. £35 per night) if you choose to find your own accommodation

  • the appropriate number of hours of tuition namely 30, 20 or 15 of which 2 are reserved for the test itself

  • access to the LDC online students learning hub

  • the LDC driving skills DVD video set and Workbook

  • the provision of a driving test at the end of the course.

One week residential course

The One Week Residential 30 hour course at £1,061 is designed to take you from beginner to test standard over 6 days. To find out more please give us a call on free phone 0800 400 777 or request a free information pack to be sent by email or post. Alternatively, book now and we will get back to you to make final arrangements to start the course. If a suitable start date can not be arranged when you book online you will be entitled to a full refund.

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Midway residential course

The Midway Residential 20 hour course at £756 is designed to take learners who have already mastered the key control skills to test standard over 5 days. To find out more please give us a call on free phone 0800 400 777 or request a free information pack to be sent by email or post. Alternatively, book now and we will get back to you to make final arrangements to start the course. If a suitable start date can not be arranged when you book online you will be entitled to a full refund.

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Test booster residential course

The Test Booster Residential 15 hour course at £601 is designed to take learners who are near test standard to test standard in 4 days. To find out more please give us a call on free phone 0800 400 777 or request a free information pack to be sent by email or post. Alternatively, book now and we will get back to you to make final arrangements to start the course. If a suitable start date can not be arranged when you book online you will be entitled to a full refund.

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The only prerequisite to booking a residential course is a valid UK provisional driving licence and Theory Test certificate number.  If you have not yet passed your theory we can book this for you and provide you with access to the LDC learners online Theory hub. However, we can not book a Driving Test until you have passed a Theory Test.

The residential driving courses include either 4, 5 or 6 nights stay in the 5 star Tower House Bed and Breakfast with free pick up and drop off from any of our 3 local train stations including the direct train from Kings Cross, London to Monkhill, Pontefract (i.e. about 2 hours journey time).  Local rail links to other city stations include Wakefield, Leeds and Doncaster. If you prefer you can make your own accomondation arrangements but please make sure you will have access to a DVD player or can watch them online over the internet. The 5 star Tower House Guest House (see video) is an ideal place to stay while taking your driving course and it is this accommodation that is included in the prices above. Please note we reserve the right to find accomondation of the equivalent quality or discount/part refund the course as necessary if for any reason the Tower House Guest House is not available for the dates you need.

5-star Tower Guest House

Not only is Pontefract an ideal place to take a driving test/lessons it also has many things to offer visitors when they are not preparing for or taking their lessons. The rich history of Pontefract dates back to William the Conqueror. The ruins of Pontefract Castle are open to visitors most days.

For horse racing enthusiasts, the Pontefract Race Course is just 5 minute walk from the Learner Driving Centre and is set in the beautiful surroundings of Pontefract Park.

Xscape, is a large indoor entertainment centre,(restaurants, indoor skiing, movies, rock climbing, shopping and bowling) and is next door to the Junction 32 shopping centre which is only a short bus ride away (i.e. about 2 miles from the town centre). Bus stop right outside of the Learner Driving Centre or take a 2 mile stroll through Pontefract park to the Xscape.

In addition the medieval city of York is only 30 miles north and can easily be reached by train.  Leeds is 15 miles away, Wakefield is 8 miles and Doncaster is 12 miles. Good rail and bus links are available to each of these cities.

Not only is Pontefract an ideal place to take a driving test/lessons it also has many things to offer visitors when they are not preparing for or taking their lessons. The rich history of Pontefract dates back to William the Conqueror. The ruins of Pontefract Castle are open to visitors most days.

For horse racing enthusiasts, the Pontefract Race Course is just 5 minute walk from the Learner Driving Centre and is set in the beautiful surroundings of Pontefract Park.

Xscape, is a large indoor entertainment centre,(restaurants, indoor skiing, movies, rock climbing, shopping and bowling) and is next door to the Junction 32 shopping centre which is only a short bus ride away (i.e. about 2 miles from the town centre). Bus stop right outside of the Learner Driving Centre or take a 2 mile stroll through Pontefract park to the Xscape.

In addition the medieval city of York is only 30 miles north and can easily be reached by train.  Leeds is 15 miles away, Wakefield is 8 miles and Doncaster is 12 miles. Good rail and bus links are available to each of these cities.