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
To register for the free “Theory Test Pro” app
“I have just passed my driving test a few days ago with Rif as my instructor. He’s a really patient and positive instructor, always cheer me up when I made mistake and accurately point out the correct way to deal with every situation. He always gives me confidence to be a better driver and keep on improving. If anyone want to get a driving instructor, Rif is always the better option.”
“Steve was a fantastic instructor who helped me pass first time. He was very patient and was encouraging at all times. He gives good constructive criticism when needed and praises you when you do well. All round a great an instructor that I would definitely recommend.”
“I had Julian as my instructor for about 6 months and I passed first time! He made sure that I was fully prepared for the test, teaching me how to deal with difficult circumstances and made me feel comfortable from the first lesson when I was a beginner. I 100% would recommend Julian to anyone, thanks very much.”
“When I decided to do my driving lessons I searched online and saw 1st Driving School and when I called they gave me an instructor called Julian. Julian was really patient and a good instructor. He guided me and supported me throughout it all. I have no complaints as it was always easy to book a lesson and Julian was kind enough to let me pick my dates. I passed the exam on my first attempt, thank you so much. I would really recommend Julian as an instructor.”