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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:

“Highly recommended professional driving instructor! Julian Barker is an amazing instructor, no wonder why my friends recommended him as a driving instructor. It's my first time driving in UK and I had 0 confidence driving here since it's way too different comparing driving back home where it was right hand traffic. He made points for every lesson that needs to be tackled and provides feedback at the end that would build your confidence and improve your driving skills gradually until you are ready to take the exam. Always on time, and he focuses what needs to be done. Thank you so much Julian for time and patience you've given me, wouldn't accomplish this without you. I will surely remember all the tips and points you taught me.”

Jo Maris Mahusay

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“After previously trying to learn manual I decided to learn automatic as I was an extremely nervous driver with zero confidence. Whilst before I had struggled to sleep at the thought of a lesson, Julian made the lessons as easy as possible. He never pushed me too hard out of my comfort zone and was always building up my confidence. He really went out of his way for me and was always reliable. I will miss our lessons but so grateful to him for helping me pass FIRST TIME.”

Saffron Howell

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“Big thanks to Andy - an absolutely fantastic instructor, knowledgeable & very patient. Helps make the whole process easier, able to adapt approach to your needs & very encouraging & accommodating. Helps you feel at ease. I struggled with reverse bay parking & Andy suggested an adaptation to the manoeuvre which I nailed on test. Easy to get along with & helps build your confidence. I would 100% recommend.”

Garion Wentworth

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“Had a great experience with them as my driving school. Rif was a great instructor; he explained things well and was very knowledgeable about the testing process which helped me build up confidence on the road.”

Charlotte King

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