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.
We provide NHS and student discount on all our lessons
We only have fully qualified driving instructors who are patient & friendly
“I changed driving school and went with 1st Driving School and can honestly not be more thankful, I wish I was with 1st since day one as my driving instructor, Dan Evans, was an excellent teacher and really ironed out all my mistakes and ended up passing first time. Highly recommend!”
“10/10, couldn’t have asked for a better teacher.”
“I have just passed my driving test first time with Andre Ogiste. He is punctual, reliable and professional in his thorough approach to teaching. Would certainly recommend.”
“Great experience! Rif was a fantastic instructor. Very patient and always made me feel at ease. Always punctual and great at explaining things! Passed with two minors! Thank you so much.”