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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 through our website or if you prefer you can pay your instructor direct by cash or bank transfer.

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:

“Julian Barker is a very friendly instructor. I was nervous about learning to drive and he was calm and encouraging which really helped me to gain confidence. Thanks Julian helping me to pass first time.”

Minnie Chan

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“After having a lot of difficulty with my first instructor I got in touch with 1st Driving School who gave me Andy's number. Since then I've had no problems. Andy is very easy to get along with and I passed second time. I would recommend to anyone no matter how far you are with your driving progress.”

Daniel Walker

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“Highly recommended! Andy Kerr is the best. 2nd time pass, 1st was my error of judgment but managed 2nd with only 2 minor faults. He cares and is very funny. Overall nice bloke to get along with, thank you.”

Christopher Martin

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“Would highly recommend this driving school, especially Dan Evans. Started lessons 5months ago, and passed 1st time today with only 1 Minor Fault. I honestly wouldn’t have been able to do it without having Dan there teaching me. It was an absolute pleasure being taught by him. His character, and personality is just great. The laughs we had whilst on lessons I’ll never forget, but I still learnt ever so much each and every lesson. He has great patience, understanding, and puts you at ease right from the get-go. It’s bitter sweet now I’ve passed because I will miss our banter and the enjoyment each lesson gave me. He believed in me when I didn’t even believe in myself. I genuinely would recommend Dan and this driving school to everyone, I never had any problems, it’s priced really well, and I’m just pleased I got so lucky with finding an amazing driving school and Driving instructor straight away. Thankyou!! :D”

Carla Nolan

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