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.
5 star reviews on Yell.com and many other review sites
We only have fully qualified driving instructors who are patient & friendly
“I took two driving tests in a different area of the country several years ago - Adiel has really helped me get my confidence back with driving and I passed on my first attempt with him! Thanks so much.”
“Usman helped me so much! Highly recommend.”
“Stuart helped me so much as I wasn’t feeling as confident after having a not so great start with a previous driving instructor. Stuart was/is patient, friendly, professional, supportive and amazing throughout my whole driving journey which was even longer due to covid. I would highly recommend Stuart to anyone looking to start learning to drive as he is a great instructor and I appreciate all the help and advice he has given me. I passed my test first time and couldn’t be happier. Thank you Stuart and 1st Driving School.”
“Kev has been so patient and fantastic throughout my whole learning experience. I never felt lectured, yet I continued to learn something new every lesson and he taught me all the way up to a first-test pass. The school picked me up and booked me in almost immediately after contacting them and I am so grateful for the school and Kev for accepting me and teaching me how to drive so quickly yet carefully! I always felt like my accomplishments were shared and have enjoyed every lesson. I would absolutely recommend Kev and 1st Driving School, very patient, attentive and supportive.”