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
“I'm so incredibly grateful to say I have finally passed my driving test with Adiel Khan! I had had previous instructors who I felt did not have anywhere near as much patience as Adiel did! When I think back to the first lessons I had with Adiel I was so nervous and scared to be driving. Over time, Adiel made me feel more confident to be behind the wheel. I used to tell him all the time I hate driving but I can genuinely say that I enjoy it now and can't wait to drive to work. When I wanted to give up, he encouraged me to keep going and motivated me so much. I still can't quite believe I've passed as driving was something I struggled with for so long. Thank you so much Adiel for believing in me- I'll never forget it!”
“Adiel has been amazing! I was really anxious when I had my first lesson due to previous bad experiences with driving lessons. However I felt secure and relaxed almost straight away. The objective of each lesson was explained at the beginning with goals being accomplished every time! Adiel was always on time and great every lesson! I passed my test first time with ease.”
“My instructor was Roger Fleming and I could not ask for a more patient, kind and knowledgeable instructor. I went with Roger after being with a another instructor previously and the difference between the two was night and day. I started off as a nervous driver and Roger was extremely patient and spent as many lessons as it took to get my confidence up before we moved onto the next thing. The client led elements of his lessons allowed me to feel entirely in control of what I was learning and when. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 I had to stop and restart lessons in line with the government guidelines, however, the expertise and patience of Roger allowed me to get back to a high standard of driving in no time. I would highly recommend Roger Fleming to anyone looking to learn to drive. I thank him for all the time and effort put into me to get me to pass my driving test with only 2 minors.”
“Really recommend teacher Nadeem. I passed at my second time at this school. Much better than the first school I tried.”