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You'll have saw us around Blackburn - we're hard to miss! Our local driving instructors will get you through your test to the highest, safest standards.

Driving lessons Blackburn

Driving Lessons in Blackburn Learn to drive with the people who care!

Learning to drive is a huge step, for most people it’s the first true sense of freedom and independence, opening the door to new opportunities. The first step is always the hardest, and when learning to drive the first step is picking the right driving instructor for you. Our instructors are carefully selected for great attitude and ability to adapt their teaching style to suit the learner in a client centered learning approach so you get the most out of every driving lesson you take.

We believe in making your driving lessons fun, whilst offering a comprehensive education helping you become a confident, skilled driver for life.

Why choose The Driving Academy in Blackburn

The idea of driving a car can be great, but it also comes with a great amount of responsibility. As roads become busier and driving laws change it’s crucial for learners to take proper guidance from experienced driving instructors. Our driving instructors know Blackburn like the back of their hands and know the right areas to teach you so you learn everything you need to, so when you pass your driving test you hit the road as a confident driver and don’t get any nasty surprises. We specialize in teaching you essential road safety, defensive driving techniques and confidence behind the wheel. You can even opt to have a lesson on the M65 to experience motorways.

Qualified and Experienced Instructors

Every driving school in Blackburn takes pride in their instructors and every driving school will have their list of reasons for you to choose them, so why should you choose us? You wont find us making any unproveable claims of the highest pass rates or needing less driving lessons, instead we prefer to post up our pass photos every Friday on social media. Week after week you will see the hundreds of passes we have every year being posted up.

Since we launched in 2003 we have had a simple idea. Use the best driving instructors we can find, and let them deliver the best driving lessons they can offer and support them fully, allowing our instructors to truly care about every single lesson they deliver. This approach has allowed us to grow and grow - just have a look at our google reviews.

FREE Theory test pro!

You have 3 tests to pass when learning to drive, your Hazard Perception & Theory test are the first test you will take (at the same time) - when you pass this test it stays valid for 2 years. Every single one of our learners get full, free access to Theory Test Pro, a website and phone app which will allow you to practice and revise for these tests and your instructor can view and monitor your progress.

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If you’re ready to book your Blackburn driving lessons Call us now on 0800 9 70 40 30 or complete the callback form!

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FREE Theory App

All of our learners get free theory test pro to help them pass their hazard perception & theory tests!

All our pupils get free Theory Test Pro
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Blackburn Driving Lesson Reviews

Some of our reviews we have received after people have learnt to drive with us in Blackburn

Absolutely amazing experience. Couldn’t have done it with out Phil as he’s been a pleasure to work with! Taught me all the skills needed to become a safe driver. Got 0 faults on my test today! Super made up! Couldn’t recommend enough! 🙌


Massive thank you to Marie. Marie helped me pass first time with only three minors. Marie reassured me during every lesson making sure i understood everything that happened during the lesson which gave me the confidence to driving happily on the roads. Would highly recommend.


What can I say... my instructor was Stuart (but he prefers stu). Helped me past first time so he's obviously a miracle worker! Couldn't of made learning any easier. So supportive and always made me feel at ease, even when I was being a complete stress head 😂 Thank you so much for all your help, couldn't recommend even folks! Love Kimble's 💚


Blackburn Driving Lesson FAQ's

Have a question? Want a quick answer? The most common driivng lesson FAQ's can be found below!

How do I book my first driving lesson in Blackburn

If you have your provisional driving license then just give us a call or fill your details in on our callback form. A member of our team will answer any questions you have and pass your details over to one of our instructors.

What car will I learn to drive in?

We have a good variety of cars from super-mini’s to large SUV’s. Typically expect your lessons to happen in a Ford Fiesta / Vauxhall Corsa sized car. If you have any special requirements then feel free to ask us!

How many driving lessons will I need?

The UK average is 47 driving lessons and 22 hours of private practice before your driving test, but everyone is different. We’ve saw people pass in as little as 10 hours and others take longer. After your first few driving lessons your driving instructor will be able to give you an idea roughly how many lessons you will need.

What test do I need to take?

There are 3 tests you need to take to gain your full driving license. The first 2 tests are taken together, these are the theory test and the hazard perception test. You have to pass them both together. The final test is your practical driving test and this must be passed within 2 years of passing your first 2 tests.

How long does it take to learn to drive?

This is down to you. We see two types of learners, those committed to learning and taking regular weekly lessons, and those who aren’t too bothered and will cancel a lesson and then re-arrange for 2-3 weeks time. You can pass as quickly as you want, but if you don’t have the dedication or motivation to pass you can spend months trying to get your driving license.

How long are your driving lessons?

Our driving lessons all last 1 hour, but you can take them in 60/90/120/180 minute sessions if you prefer - speak to your driving instructor about your options if you want to do longer lessons. Note - some cheaper driving school only offer 50 minute driving lessons.

What is a provisional license?

You need to apply for a provisional driving license before you can start driving lessons. Without a provisional license you are not insured for driving on the road - we will ask to see your provisional on your first lesson.

Can’t I just learn with my Mum / Dad / Friend / Sister / Uncle??

Yes you can, however the person teaching you must meet certain criteria (Over 21, Have had a full license for over 3 years are the basic requirements) you must then also make sure the car is roadworthy, fully insured for a leaner driver and displaying the legal L plates. The most important thing is the person teaching / supervising you needs to know what is expected for your driving test and teach you correctly. If you want to speak to your driving instructor and ask for some advice.

Areas We Cover in Blackburn

If you're looking for lessons in Blackburn then you've come to the right place. Our local Blackburn driving instructors offer lessons in the following areas - if your area isn't covered don't worry we may still cover it, complete a callback form above:

  • Moorgate
  • Waterloo
  • Whinny Heights
  • Ewood
  • Grimshaw Park
  • Hollin Bank

Train to become a driving instructor in Blackburn

Do you want a new career? Do you want to be your own boss? Have you considered being a driving instructor? We’re always looking for new instructors to train up and become part of our team. WE have two ORDIT trainers (Official register of driving instructor trainers) and they’re dedicated to giving you the best training possible. If you want the best training in the North West, then please give us a call or find out more on our driving instructor training page.

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