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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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Frequently ask Questions

How can we help you?

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
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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.

Why choose us

1st Driving School is the Midlands leading and most professional driving school.

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EXCELLENT REPUTATION AND REVIEWS

5 star reviews on Yell.com and many other review sites

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FULLY QUALIFIED DRIVING INSTRUCTORS ONLY

We only have fully qualified driving instructors who are patient & friendly

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FREE THEORY & HAZARD PERCEPTION TRAINING

To register for the free “Theory Test Pro” app
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What our students say about us:

“I started my lessons with Andy Blain in March 2022, Andy has the patience of a Saint! Made me feel at ease when my anxiety wasn't good, I passed 1st time, cannot thank this man enough! Super star! Thank-you again Andy, highly recommended. ”

Leanne Barnes

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“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.”

Megan Lloyd

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“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.”

Annalisa Giles

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“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.”

Toheeb Ibrahim

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