You need to be at least 17 or 16 if you get the enhanced rate of mobility component of personal independence payment (PIP)
You will need a provisional driving licence which can be applied for at the post office or online
https://www.gov.uk/apply-first-provisional-driving-licence (opens in new window)
The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) recommend 44 hours of professional lessons to pass a driving test, everyone learns at their own pace so this is only an average figure.
Your lessons can be one, one and a half or two hours long depending on your availability and your driving instructors.
Automatic vehicles are easier to learn in and if you have a disability or limited mobility they will probably be the best choice for you. However if you pass your driving test in an automatic vehicle your licence will only allow you to drive an automatic, if you pass your driving test in a manual vehicle you are legally allowed to drive manual and automatic.
No you can start your driving lessons before passing your theory test, all of our pupils have free access to the app "Theory Test Pro" to help you practice for the theory exam.
You can pay cash on the day with your driving instructor or pre-pay on our website 24 hours before your lesson and save money.
1st Driving School is the Midlands leading and most professional driving school.
5 star reviews on Yell.com and many other review sites
We only have fully qualified driving instructors who are patient & friendly
“Amazing driving instructor and I passed first time. Highly recommend to any one looking to start driving. Perfect experience.”
“Excellent Instructor. Very reliable and motivational. Michael was very good indeed. Would recommend him to anyone learning to drive. He really got me ready for the practical exam by doing mock tests and giving me confidence.”
“Exceptional instructor. After 2 unsuccessful driving instructors I finally passed with 1st Driving School. Roger Fleming was an exceptional instructor who helped to build my confidence on the road. I am so happy to have finally passed my test and couldn’t have done it without Roger.”
“After having a bad experience with an instructor I switched to 1st Driving School and got a helpful and kind instructor who tried to help me in anyway to ensure that I passed.”