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 through our website.
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
“When I enquired about lessons with 1st Driving School I was put in touch with a local driving instructor the same day, and had my first lesson the following week. I had previously failed a driving test, but hadn’t driven for around 3 years when I was put in touch with my driving instructor, Roger Fleming. Roger is an outstanding instructor who trains drivers to the highest standard, and is very easy to get along with. He gave me clear and concise instructions on all aspects of driving and road safety, and the quality of lessons with him felt far superior to previous lessons I’d had. I am moving away to start a new job, and had a test booked less than 2 months ahead of my first lesson; Roger was fantastic at accommodating this urgency, and he has the skills as an instructor to ensure I was test-ready in this short space of time. I passed my driving test with only 2 minor faults (my own mistakes!). If you learn to drive with Roger, you can expect a comfortable, high-quality experience. ”
“I absolutely enjoyed all driving sessions with Stuart. He is very friendly, supportive and he has always encouraged me to be a safe driver. Without the continuous support and motivation from my driving instructor, it would have been very difficult for me to pass the test.”
“Amazing Driving School! My driving instructor was very calming and informative, and made the learning experience a smooth and enabling one - I am now much more confident in my driving ability and having passed on my first try through this school I am sure anyone else can too.”
“I had Michael Harmer as my driving instructor. He explained things very clearly and always answered any questions I had during my lessons. I was extremely pleased to have passed my test with only 1 minor. I would definitely recommend.”