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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:

“From start to finish, the service was Top Notch. I would not have passed my driving test without the help of my amazing instructor - Dan Evans. Despite my shortcomings, he remained extremely professional and polite. He patiently ensured I learnt what I needed to. Dan is a very nice guy. Would 100% recommend to anyone looking to pass their driving test first time. Thank you 1st driving school! Thank you Dan Evans.”

Emmanuel Akinterinwa

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“I can't thank my instructor Eric enough for always being so patient and calm with me, always explaining what I got wrong when I made mistakes and what I needed to work on. He was very punctual and reliable. I had a great experience learning to drive safely. I passed my driving test first time with 1 minor and would definitely recommend him.”

Laura Korpa

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“Best teacher ever!! Passed first time with 2 minors and this was all thanks to kev! He really built my confidence driving, cant recommend enough!”

Ella Sainsbury

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“Kev is a really great instructor! He’s patient, honest and works hard to help you in any areas you struggle. Kev genuinely wants the best for you and is passionate about what he does. He is great fun, reliable and makes learning to drive an enjoyable experience. I will miss having lessons with him! ”

Holly Collier

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