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
“After having a bad experience with my previous instructor I changed to this school and Stuart Nelson taught me. I couldn’t have asked for a better instructor, he made me feel at so much ease after previously being a very anxious driver. I am now confident that I’ll be able to handle any challenges by myself on the roads. Thank you so much Stuart! You are a legend.”
“Chris Budd was an amazing instructor, always had faith in me and always had a good chat with me. He’s friendly and calm and helped me pass my test 2nd time which I had no faith in myself to pass, but he did he always had faith.”
“First thing which I think is most important is that the instructor made me feel calm and comfortable but at the same time alert from day one. I also liked how they go into detail on errors and how they can be corrected. I would definitely recommend a friend, which I already did. Thanks a lot 1st Driving School.”