Driving lessons Chester

Ready to pass your driving test in Chester? We can help you with that! We offer driving lessons in Liverpool and the surround areas. Block booking discounts available.

Driving lessons Chester

Everybody is different, thats why we tailor our driving lessons to you! It doesn’t matter if you’re a complete novice or have some driving experience – our aim is to make you a safe and confident driver. Your driving instructor will give you lessons leading up to passing your driving test.

We offer manual and automatic lessons and have great pass rates. If you want to start learning to drive in the Chester area and surround areas then we believe we’re the right choice.

Intensive driving courses

If you want to pass your test quickly, then some intensive lessons may be the way you want to go. You should have passed your theory test before starting an intensive course. If you haven’t passed your theory this could slow your driving tuition down. If you haven’t already passed your hazard perception / theory test then it may be better to block book your lessons.

Why Choose us?

Picking the right driving school in Chester can be tricky, everybody claims to be the best. We like to be a little bit different, we like to stand out (if the lime green stickers didn’t already give that away!)

We prefer to show you how good we are. We don’t make random claims, we just showcase our hundreds of 5* reviews and we update our pass photos every Friday on facebook so you can see exactly how many passes we get!

Where will I take my driving test?

Chester has it’s very own driving test center in Dunkirk Trading Estate, in 2018-2019 the Chester driving test center had an average pass rate of 43.5% – thankfully our pass rate there is a little bit higher! If you want to take your practical driving test somewhere else then please talk to your instructor, they will give you different options and explain the suitability of them.

We also offer

  • Male and Female instructors
  • Manual and Automatic cars
  • FREE theory test pro for our learner drivers
  • Fully insured, modern, dual controlled cars
  • We offer driving lessons Chester and the surrounding areas

I just want cheap driving lessons

How do you work out what cheap driving lessons are? You can pay less per hour but if you have more lessons the total cost of learning to drive could be higher! All of our driving lessons are a full 1 hour long (not 50 minutes like some of our competitors) and we deliver high quality lessons tailored to suit your learning style.

When picking your driving instructor remember you’re learning a life skill and quality matters. You wouldn’t buy the cheapest toilet paper would you?

Train to become a driving instructor in Chester

Looking for a new career? Thought about training to become a driving instructor? We can help you achieve it! We have ORDIT trainers ready to start training you, but we train you to become the best driving instructor you can be, not just to pass your test.

If you want to find out more, head on over to our driving instructor training page.

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Chester Driving Lesson Reviews

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

I would absolutely recommend The Driving Academy! I done my lessons and passed with Kev who was brilliant. Very supportive and a great teacher. I cant thank him enough!!


I passed my test on 8/6/2019 with Kev and he honestly made it such an enjoyable experience by helping me to combat my nerves with the dreaded parallel park and filling me with confidence that I could actually do it! It helped that Kev was always so flexible and would always help fit lessons in where he could and his punctuality made everything easier too! I would definitely recommend Kev and TDA to all looking to learn to drive, you definitely won’t look back! Thank you so much Kev!


Just passed my test first time with Kev, he was very accomodating with my busy schedule and has really helped to increase my confidence on the road. Really nice guy would highly recommend him and The Driving Academy.


Chester 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 Chester

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 Chester

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

  • University of Chester
  • Newton
  • Vicars Cross
  • Lache
  • Hoole
  • Broughton Heath
  • Handbridge
  • Blacon

Train to become a driving instructor in Chester

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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