Questions? Feedback? powered by Olark live chat software

Call or book online.

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.

View Our Prices

Book a lesson

Postcode must have space, like 'NG10 1HH'

Call me back

What our Students say

Students Testimonials

View all our Video testimonials on YouTube

1st Driving School, Car Driving School

Callum Guthrie

1st Driving School, Car Driving School

Maria Taivan

1st Driving School, Car Driving School

Rosie Wolleey


1st Driving School Special Offers

1st Driving School, Car Driving School

Introductory offer from


2 hour driving lesson
(beginners only)

Buy now
1st Driving School, Car Driving School

10 Hours from


Start learning with 1st Driving School and take advantage of our discounted offer

Buy now

Frequently ask Questions

How can we help you?

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.

1st Driving School, Car Driving School


5 star reviews on and many other review sites

1st Driving School, Car Driving School


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

1st Driving School, Car Driving School


To register for the free “Theory Test Pro” app opens new window

What our students say about us:

“Highly recommend Usman. Usman is an experienced, reliable, and trustworthy instructor. He explained concepts clearly. He gave feedback to me timely, and patiently, when I made any mistakes. Under his endurance, I picked up my on-the-road experience quickly and was able to rectify my bad habits promptly. I was able to understand the importance and rationale of various rules. I was able to be trained as a safety driver on the road. Largely owing to the effort and guidance of Usman, I was able to clear my test in my first attempt. Definitely recommend him.”

Flora Wong

View more reviews


Martin Kellett

View more reviews

“Passed first time using Roger. Great driving instructor who’s always friendly and welcoming for every driving lesson. From not knowing anything about driving at the start of my lessons he was always very helpful with any questions I had and taught me everything I needed to know ready for my test, thank you for everything.”

Eve Giles

View more reviews

“I have just passed my driving test a few days ago with Rif as my instructor. He’s a really patient and positive instructor, always cheer me up when I made mistake and accurately point out the correct way to deal with every situation. He always gives me confidence to be a better driver and keep on improving. If anyone want to get a driving instructor, Rif is always the better option.”

Cheuk Hang Ng

View more reviews