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
“Kev has been an excellent teacher from start to finish. He instructs in a very calm manner and will never patronise you for making mistakes. I felt completely comfortable, safe and confident in his car. Kev also prioritises his pupils and I appreciate that he fit me when he was very busy. I was able to pass first time even with long driving breaks due to Covid - Thank you so much Kev. The positive reviews on his page speak for themselves.”
“Usman was a brilliant instructor, very patient and friendly. I would recommend.”
“Adiel was a great instructor who put me at such ease on our lessons and explained everything really well! He gave me the confidence I needed to pass first time and I would definitely recommend him to anyone wanting to learn to drive.”
“I passed my test using this driving school, I had my lessons with Usman Baig and I highly recommend him. He is very knowledgeable, professional, supportive and understanding. I am very happy and recommend him to anyone. Thank you Usman Baig and 1st Driving School.”