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.
We provide NHS and student discount on all our lessons
We only have fully qualified driving instructors who are patient & friendly
“My instructor was Christine Parker and she was absolutely fantastic. She was very patient and calming with a vast knowledge of all things driving and beyond. Really enjoyed my lessons with her and I would highly recommend anyone thinking of taking lessons to choose Christine as their instructor. I passed first time after around 20 hours.”
“Dean was great from start to finish. Couldn't fault his way of teaching and I passed first time, overall money well spent.”
“Dean has been a great instructor! He’s always been patient and positive which really helped my confidence - I really enjoyed my lessons with him and would highly recommend him.”
“Start to finish my experience was great if im honest. Called up discussed free times and was allocated an instructor local to my chosen pickup location. My instructor Ajith was very patient explained the process and provided excellent tuition catering to my previous experience and wish for a quick completion. Thanks to him I passed 1st time would 100% recommend Ajith and the company for your lessons.”