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
“Amazing driving school, couldn’t fault one bit. I had my lessons with Deb, an amazing driving instructor. I passed first time with only 4 minors. Really makes you feel comfortable and at ease whilst learning to drive. Feels like you're in the car with a pal and makes your learning experience amazing and one to remember. Highly recommend this company, worth every penny!”
“Patient and Understanding Instructor! My instructor, Rif, was fantastic and really made me feel calm and relaxed during all of our lessons! He always gave me feedback and tailored my lessons to suit my confidence and capabilities, which made me enjoy my lessons even more. Thank you”
“Truly first class driving school! I want to say a big big thanks to Kev. I’ve been trying to drive for about a year or so and have gone through my fair share of instructors and I can say he has been the best hands down. I was able to pass my test with only one minor with the help of Kev. He’s calm, relaxed and genuinely a nice person. If you’re like me and make silly driving errors be rest assured that you won’t be judged for your actions simply just taught on how to avoid the mistake occurring again and for that reason I never once felt uncomfortable while in the driving seat. If you’re looking to pass your test stress free Kev’s your man.”
“Great company.. Great instructor. 1st Driving put me in contact with Dan one of their instructors and I began my journey to passing my driving test. Dan was always reliable, a great teacher and gave me all the confidence and skills to pass my practical driving test. I was always kept up to date with the driving app which gave you an updated report on driving skills. Thank you for everything, would 100% recommend to anybody wanting to learn to drive. ”