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
“Roger is an amazing driving instructor and a great person. He helped me pass my first test with less than 20 lessons at a good level. He’s a very easy guy to get along with making the lessons enjoyable and different every time. I’m very thankful for his work and I would recommend him to anyone who wants to pass their test first time.”
“I recently passed my driving test at the second attempt and was trained by the amazing Roger Fleming. I can’t thank him enough and I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to drive. He was always very patient and was good at boosting my confidence if ever I found something challenging and he will make sure that your trained to be a very good driver.”
“GO WITH 1ST DRIVING SCHOOL. I would strongly recommend 1st Driving School. The service is amazing and it is really easy to book and pay for the lessons online. I would like to thank Daniel Evans. He is an excellent person and an amazing driving instructor that helped me pass my driving test at 1st Driving School. ”
“It was a long run, with all the lockdowns and my long, personal break away from driving, but finally I passed, and that's just because of Libby. I'm not sure I'd make it otherwise.”