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Taking driving lessons is one of the most important steps you'll take in your life. The freedom that driving gives you can literally change your life forever.

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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 opens new window (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.

Why choose us

1st Driving School is the Midlands leading and most professional driving school.

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We only have fully qualified driving instructors who are patient & friendly

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What our students say about us:

“Tim was a great instructor. I was able to learn manoeuvres like parallel park easily.”

Zachariah Kozlowski

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“Had Libby as my driving instructor, from day one she was lovely, always happy and talkative when on lessons and loved a good chat. She was supportive and informative and always made sure things were understood! Overall lessons with Libby were a great experience! Highly recommend her to anyone looking for driving lessons.”

Ben Kime

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“I was very anxious to start driving but Rif was always so accommodating through my lessons. He taught me everything I needed to know to pass my driving test first time, and to be a safe confident driver. Highly recommend Rif and 1st Driving School.”

Eden Wood

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“Kev was absolutely fantastic! He was very patient with me when I needed it, extremely knowledgeable and didn't overload me with information straight away, always kept to the bookings we arranged and was a genuine down to earth person. I couldn't recommend a better driving instructor - he helped me pass first time. Thank you Kev! ”

Meg Bradley

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