You can start learning to drive when on the road when you have reached your 17th Birthday. Some driving schools may be able to offer off road lessons before this. You can apply for your provisional licence before your reach 17 and must have your licence before starting on-road lessons. On average people take around 45 hours of driving tuition to pass their test.
The practical test lasts for approxiamtely 37 minutes and includes one reversing manoeuvre, possibly an emergency stop and a section of independent driving.
When you've passed your driving test you can get great car insurance discounts by doing the Pass Plus Course.
Some people find that an Intensive Course is an ideal way to learn to drive. Many driving schools offer intensive courses with a free re-test if you fail first time. Some include theory tuition, others do not.
Driving Instructors - Get Listed at our new Driving School Directory
Unfortunately, due to spam submissions, we've had to close our old directory to new submissions. The good news though is that if you're already listed, your listing is still live.
We've also added a brand new directory in a new format. To cut out the spammers, we've introduced a nominal charge of just £1 for basic entries.
For a featured listing with entries into a maximum of three different driving school categories, the cost is just £10. This is ideal for national driving schools and driving schools who offer intensive courses and driving instructor training.