While these intensive courses allow you to get everything out of the way quickly, experience counts for a lot when learning to drive - and there's only so much of that you can gain in a week.
Research shows that, on average, those who pass have had 47 hours of lessons and 22 hours of private practice. You really need to practice in a variety of conditions, but if you do take the intensive driving course route, make sure you're properly prepared or you'll end up throwing all your money away.
Check you've got your provisional licence.
Ensure you've passed your theory and hazard perception tests.
Don't assume you'll pass your test after a week; you can still fail. The best schools will give you an assessment session before you book, to gauge your ability.
Check the driving school has booked you a test for the end of the course; some just hope there's a cancellation thay can grab.
Expect to pay £800-1200 for the whole course, including the test fee.