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Have you just turned 17 and want to drive?

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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Callum Guthrie

(Nottingham)
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Maria Taivan

(Derby)
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Rosie Wolleey

(Nottingham)

1st Driving School Special Offers

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1st hour free, from

£27

First hour free when booking a 2 hour lesson
(beginners only)

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10 Hours from

£268

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1st Driving School Pricing

Affordable Driving Prices

20 Lesson Pack from

£532

  • 20 hour package
  • Excellent pass rates
  • Fully qualified instructors only
  • Free theory training

30 Lesson Pack from

£792

  • 30 hour package
  • Excellent pass rates
  • Fully qualified instructors only
  • Free theory training

40 Lesson Pack from

£1,048

  • 40 hour package
  • Excellent pass rates
  • Fully qualified instructors only
  • Free theory training

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
https://www.gov.uk/apply-first-provisional-driving-licence opens new window (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.

Why choose us

1st Driving School is one of the Midlands leading and most professional driving schools.

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NHS and student discount

We provide all NHS and student discount on all our lessons

1st Driving School, Car Driving School

Fully qualified driving instructors only

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

1st Driving School, Car Driving School

Free theory & hazard perception training

To register for the free “Theory Test Pro” app – free to all our pupils
http://1stdrivingschool.theorytestpro.co.uk opens new window

What our students say about us:

“Truly first class driving! 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.”

Wunmi Ajose

(Date Passed: 27 Feb 20)
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“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. ”

Michael Allen

(Date Passed: 26 Feb 20)
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“ Andre- best driving instructor around! Reliable, on time and very professional, first driving school made it an absolute breeze and the lessons informative Andre was my instructor and can’t recommend him enough, he was friendly, punctual and importantly made things so simple to understand! I’ll always remember to “keep it stupidly simple!” Thank you again!”

Jack Adams

(Date Passed: 14 Feb 20)
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“I can’t recommend 1st driving school & my instructor Andy enough. Everything has been running smoothly all throughout, no issues with booking lessons and whatnot. Andy has always been on time when picking me up for my lessons. When I first started my lessons I was quite anxious on the road, he always put me at ease and made me feel confident with my driving and believed in me throughout. He’s always been very friendly and patient, also really informative and supportive. Thanks to him, I passed my driving test this morning!! Woo!! ”

Lucy Neale

(Date Passed: 14 Feb 20)
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