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 through our website.
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
“Best teacher ever!! Passed first time with 2 minors and this was all thanks to kev! He really built my confidence driving, cant recommend enough!”
“Kev is a really great instructor! He’s patient, honest and works hard to help you in any areas you struggle. Kev genuinely wants the best for you and is passionate about what he does. He is great fun, reliable and makes learning to drive an enjoyable experience. I will miss having lessons with him! ”
“Had lessons with Adiel - great instructor. Jointly maps objectives for session and supportive during lessons. Friendly and knowledgeable. Would recommend!”
“My driving instructor was called Tim. Great guy great sense of humour. He made me feel comfortable and content during each one of my lessons. Tim helped greatly in boosting my confidence and giving me the encouragement always to believe in my self. I would and will recommend Tim to all friends and family in the future. Top guy, will genuinely miss doing my weekly lessons with him and sharing our life stories! Thank you Tim and thank you 1st Driving school.”