I took a crash course in Blackpool. It was 7 days long with shared tuition. Basically, me and another learner would have 2, two hour sessions each day. When one wasn't driving he was in the back watching.
It was the worst 7 fucking days of my life. Staying in a shithole B&B combined with driving around Blackpool for 8 hours. Man it was the worst week of my life.
Reading munkis posts i can definitely relate. Learning to drive aint no fun at all.
I passed though and man am i glad i did and its out the fucking way.
The feeling of relief when i passed will stay with me for a long time. I was pretty garbage during the week and i had 100% consigned myself to fail the test no doubt. But i wanted to do the test anyways as i knew it would be valuable experience for the next time i took it.
But come test day i somehow pulled it out of the bag and passed. With consigning myself to failure i think it took the pressure off me a bit as i wasn't nervous at all. In fact i had a damn good chinwag with my assessor as i done my test and it genuinely felt like a 10 minute drive. It flew by.
So yeahh, learning to drive is a nightmare but once you pass. That's it. You dont have to go through it ever again. Keep that in mind brother.
Stay with it mate is my advice. The test is only gonna get harder and harder as the years go by so the earlier you get back on the horse the better i think.