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
“Top driving school and instructors! I had Tony as an instructor and haven’t got a single bad word to say about him. He’s to the point and tells you how it is, takes his time to make sure you know how it should be done to a high standard. I passed first time all thanks to him, highly recommended for anyone wanting to pass with ease!”
“I started having lessons with Andrew after more then 10 years away from driving and found him to be very professional and calming throughout my lessons Andrew was very knowledgeable and put me at ease, to be honest I couldn't have wished for a better instructor. Massive 5 star review. Thank you so much!”
“Tony was a great instructor - takes the time to show you everything and thinks about the learner individually, not just 'ticking off' what you'll be tested on. Great bloke, he's to thank for only getting one minor on my test and passing first time!”
“A big thank you to Kev for helping me pass my driving test. Loved every driving lesson with Kev, he’s got so much patient and is always there to help with my worries about driving. He made me feel comfortable from the first day I had my driving lesson. Always reliable, 100% recommend Kev. I’ll miss my driving lessons and the laugh and chats we had, Kev your the best.”