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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 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:

“Had my first test with Kevin and passed ! Honestly it’s been nice having him as an instructor! I recommend him!”

Chrystal Bonnick

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“I’ve had a great experience with my driving instructor found via your service. I’ve previously had lessons with 4 instructors and attempted multiple tests with 2 of them. My first attempt with Michael H as my instructor I passed!! I could not be happier, would definitely recommend.”

Natalia Osbourne

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“Dan is the best! He was a great instructor that truly helped me understand any mistakes that were made and always taught in a respectful and warming manner. Highly recommend choosing Dan as your instructor!”

Emily Beazley

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“I had Kev as my instructor and couldn't have wished for a better person. Not only is Kev a great instructor but also a great bloke. He'll make you feel at ease on your lessons and has loads of experience to help you get through your test. He's open and honest and won't mess you around. If you're looking for an instructor then I can't recommend Kev highly enough!!”

Dominic Clark

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