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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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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 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 through our website or if you prefer you can pay your instructor direct by cash or bank transfer.

Why choose us

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

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

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What our students say about us:

“Had a great instructor! Passed first time & would recommend anyone to learn here!”

Reuban Singh

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“After having 4 driving instructors I finally find the best one, Steve Sanghera. I couldn’t thank you enough for everything you’ve done and helped me achieve, he’s such a kind and calm person and I’ve always enjoyed the lessons with him, he makes you feel so comfortable within your lessons and confident. I always recommend him to everyone I know. Thank you Steve.”

Kelly Barks

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“Would highly recommend Jack to anyone and everyone! Absolutely fantastic instructor, puts you right at ease and is very patient with you. He definitely goes above and beyond to ensure you come out with a pass, from planning goals for your next lesson, booking a visit to the test centre to help settle nerves to being as flexible as possible to get you booked in for lessons. I really couldn’t have passed without Jack! Really going to miss our lessons, thank you for helping me find my confidence in driving again”

Rae Ledgister

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“I had driving lessons with Eric Machin. I fully recommend him as his experience and patience helped me quickly build my confidence behind the wheel. He helped me a lot, which allowed me to pass the driving test. Thank you Eric!”

Arkadiusz Kuc

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