About Us

From North Wales to Nationwide

Fastrack Pass is the new name for Benllech Bay UK, whose history spans over 21 years of intensive driver training. A new name but the same high standards of care, reliability and professionalism that have always been the hallmark of our service. Our courses have featured in the national media, but our most valued recommendations come from the many thousands of pupils who’ve become safe, confident drivers with our help.

In 1989 Benllech Bay UK helped to pioneer intensive courses, initially in North Wales only. Since then, due to our enormous success in getting people through their test quickly, our network has expanded to cover virtually the whole of the UK.

We celebrated our 21st birthday in 2010. As part of our birthday celebrations we have refreshed our image and have a new name - Fastrack Pass, retaining the same professional and personal service that has marked us as being different from most other driving schools. At Fastrack Pass you talk to a person - not a call centre.

Testimonials Of Intensive Driving Courses


What can I say .... I needed an intensive set of driving lessons with a test at the end all arranged at the last minute for my son on his 17th birthday. After trawling through the Internet and getting no where fast, I stumbled across Fastrackpass and I am so glad I did. Kate was so helpful and encouraging and organised it all seemingly effortlessly ...the instructor David was great and had the measure of my son in no time at all...and today 21 days after getting in a car for the first time ever he passed his test on the first attempt. Very very happy boy and parents !!!
Could not recommend them highly enough ...don't bother looking elsewhere as these guys are the best !!!! 

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From the moment I found your really helpful web site I was delighted by the quick, efficient and friendly way that tests and lessons were arranged – our daughter passed her test so quickly first time that her (older) brother refused to be outdone and followed successfully on. We have been delighted to ‘pass on’ your details to others who have all enjoyed the same success. Well done on a first class service!

Nigel Warner

I would love to recommend FastrackPass to everyone thinking about learning to drive. I had been struggling for many years to get to grips with driving, and was extremely nervous and anxious. I called FastrackPass after being recommended by a friend. I can honestly say it was one of the best things I have done. I spoke to Kate who put my mind at rest and arranged everything, Kate was a great support by phone throughout the period I was learning to drive. Brian, my instructor, is a legend! He was so patient and encouraging, he actually made driving fun. His teaching methods are fantastic and he was extremely professional. I would like to thank both Kate and Brian so much for their support and encouragement whilst getting me through the test.

Alison (Leamington Spa)

Just wanted to pass on my thanks for as you probably know, Michael passed his driving test last Friday and he is now one ecstatic young man driving to work in his car...    Kate - you were wonderful in bringing this altogether and for keeping a smile on my face whilst trying to sort this for him.

R. McIntyre

We are still on holiday and its be great to know that Phil can travel the 7 miles to work without having to rely on the bus and the bicycle ! Many thanks for arranging the course, your advice was spot on and Andrew, the instructor was excellent. Also special thanks for sorting out the DSA when they cancelled the test at short notice, it was very frustrating if not impossible to talk to them myself and you were my lifeline. I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone, your calm and efficient service is just what is needed.

Diana Hurlston

With your help and the driving tuition from Richard, I am beyond elated - on behalf of myself, my son and so many people around me - to let you know that I passed my test today, and only with 5 minors which were errors on my part, nothing that could be blamed on lack of tuition. I told 2 people at work, one being my son, and within minutes, even the guys based as far as London were congratulating me on passing, that's an indication of the scale of just how important it was for me to get back behind the wheel.

Thank you so much for your efforts in getting me a test within such a short time, I never imagined you could get me one within a week. I really didn't believe I would be prepared for the extended test in such a short time either, and that's where Richard took the reins. You've got a very commendable instructor there, with his manner, methods, conviction and commitment to getting his pupil to their goal. Within the first hour, he knew not only what we should concentrate on, but also how to interact with me on a level that I would take in his instructions, and put them in to practice when needed. I honestly didn't have the confidence in myself on particular manoeuvres. For me personally, I've learnt manoeuvres that I would simply have avoided previously.

Rick Skilton, and Josh

I would just like to thank you and my Instructor, Keith, for my excellent driving lessons. The techniques I was taught in just fourteen hours, both for driving and taking my test, have got me over the years of frustration I have experienced in not being able to drive. My driving licence arrived today and I cannot describe the elation I felt when I opened that envelope! Thanks once again, I would recommend your service to anyone who wishes to pass their test.

Amanda Ashley-Smith (Essex)

Just to let you know that my daughter Lydia has passed her driving test at the second attempt, only 3 weeks and 6 hours of tuition after your excellent intensive driving course. She greatly enjoyed the friendly and effective tuition she received in Abergavenny and I have been consistently impressed with how you are always there at the end of a phone line to advise or make additional bookings—I think you must sleep under your desk!

Jane Morris-Jones (Hereford)

You probably heard that Charles passed his practical test – hooray! Brian was a very good choice as instructor – suited Charles down to the ground. Thanks so much for arranging it all and making it all so easy for us! Not everyone can take an intensive course, but I knew it would suit Charles…he went out last night for a 20 mile trip in Devon and came back in one piece!

Goodman family (Devon)

Friends just keep asking how our kids all passed first time and so quickly – what can I say??

N.W. (Surrey)

Just a short note to say a big thank you, as a family, for the kindness, consideration and help Benllech Bay have given Jon over the past weeks. Your administration skills are second to none, Kate, giving us confidence that all was well organised and you only had Jon’s interests at heart. We would also like to say a huge thank you to Jim, Jon’s instructor, who always had a cheerful smile and time for a short chat. He managed to instill confidence in Jon from the start and he really looked forward to the lessons. We are extremely grateful to your dedication and encouragement – who would have believed that in six weeks Jon is driving and Benllech Bay can take credit for giving him confidence and his independence. We shall miss Jim’s visits and your calls but wish you all the very best and keep up the good work. I shall certainly be recommending your company to friends.

Barbara Pilch (Dorset)

A huge thank you - you will perhaps know that Bill passed on Saturday morning. Talk about it being all last minute, as he goes off to Australia next week! You've been absolutely brilliant and I will recommend you to anybody. It was just fantastic and so was Phil the instructor.

C. Hugill (Yorks)

Of the three driving instructors I have had, Richard was certainly the best and I would certainly recommend him to anyone else. There are two reasons for this. Firstly he was extremely patient and encouraging, even when things went badly wrong, while always giving realistic assessments of the level of my driving and speed of progress. Secondly, he was very good at explaining things in new ways that would help me to understand them if there was a particular problem, or in devising techniques that would make driving (and manoeuvres in particular) easier. In other words, rather than waiting for me to understand the method he would try to make the method easier for me to understand and tailor his teaching to my individual needs. Thanks you, Fastrackpass, for all your hard work in helping me to pass.

E.Stewart (Nottingham)

Fastrack Pass really done the job for me, within days I had my practical test booked and initial assessment from Chris. Kate at Fastrack was completely on the ball and helpful and communicated throughout, organised everything to a tee and I couldn't recommend Chris highly enough as a driving instructor. In such a short space of time (weeks) he has completely overhauled the way I drive from me being a 'think I can drive' type of guy to a 'I can now drive' guy. His methods are amazingly simple and easy to learn, he explains it in such an understandable manner, all the while making sure you are as relaxed as possible, really is a top bloke and if you're going to pick anybody to teach you how to drive then my recommendation is Fastrack Pass and Chris.....you won't be sorry. A**** to all involved.
Thanks a million.

Steve Mills (aged 30) Northants

My son Tom had to pass his driving test before leaving for Australia. Time was tight to have lessons and get a test booked, and there was no time for failure. Kate at Fastrackpass came highly recommended by two of his school friends who had both passed first time. She could not have been more helpful, and calmly and efficiently arranged all that was needed. The instruction was excellent and Tom passed his test 3 days before leaving the country. Kate was a joy to deal with and I am delighted to recommend Fastrackpass.

J.Eyres (S.W.London)

 

 

 

 

I passed my driving the very first time! All the credit to you for finding me an instructor of an extraordinary abilities, whose knowledge and experience made the whole 15 hours fun. He explained every little detail of the real driving test during my 15 hours intensive course with him at Bodmin, Cornwall.
Even the test day he took me to all the possible roads the examiner would use, So I did not feel any anxiety at all. I am really pleased that I chose your company and now enjoying the taste of success. Can you imagine just in three days I have passed my driving test. A big thanks to John and you.

Imran (from Croydon)

 


Sorry for the delay in writing to you, but I have been celebrating for a week! I would just like to thank yourself and Brian (my instructor) for the first rate service you provided to facilitate my passing the driving test. Brian was excellent and Kate (co-ordinator) was motivational and positive. I had 17hrs. tuition and passed first time. I also felt that the fees were very reasonable.

D. Dempsey (Ayrshire)

 

 

 

I wanted to write and thank you for the outstanding Service you and FastrackPass have given me in the pursuit of a UK licence.

Considering the short lead-time I had to obtain the licence, you never failed to secure an immediate date at a reasonably local test centre and, despite my unsuccessful attempts, you persevered and each time managed to work your magic.

Thank you for all your hard work in booking these tests and for scheduling both Andy and Les to take me for practises; your assistance and theirs was invaluable. I cannot describe my euphoria upon hearing those words "you've passed"!!I will definitely be recommending Fastrack's services to anyone who needs help with any part of the driving process. Once again, thank you so very much.

Jeff K (Godalming)

 

 

Twitchy Parent Set At Ease.......
I work abroad and wanted to book Theory test & Intensive driving course for my daughter’s 18th Birthday.
After a bit of online research into standards and quality of driving instructors it was obvious there are allot of cowboys in this game who are not fully qualified especially in the area where my daughter lives. After reviewing various websites and reviews and the DSA website I came to the conclusion that Fastrack Pass offered what I was looking for.
The end result was theory booked and passed, 40 hours of driving lessons as anticipated and a first time pass for my daughter. The instructor was outstanding and went beyond what was required with a typical teenager cancelling lessons last minute he gave her patience and understanding. Quality of instruction was excellent and the staff at the driving centre kept me fully updated and showed a thorough understanding of my daughters needs to pass first time. As I mentioned I work abroad but was kept regularly informed of progress with lots of understanding a great sense of humor and professionalism. I would recommend Fastrack Pass to anyone and thank you for making such a twitchy time for me such a calming and happy occasion. Thank You.
(C.Parsons)

 

I would like to thank my instructor Andy, and Kate at Fastrack Pass, for making my driving experience so straightforward and easy. With help in booking my test to fitting in all the hours I needed in the short space of time I had, I am so happy I chose this intensive course. I passed first time after a week and a half of intensive lessons! Fastrack Pass is a very personal and dedicated service, I would highly recommend to all hopeful-drivers of any level and experience.

Thanks again for all your help Kate,      Catherine

 

 

 

 

 

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