Driving lessons

Want to pass your driving test in the North West? We can help you with that! We offer driving lessons across the North West. Block booking discounts available.

Driving lessons

Great, you want to learn to drive so you’re looking for driving lessons. Where do you start, how does it work?

Thankfully we know a thing or two about driving lessons and we’re here to help. This page is dedicated to giving you all the information you need to know, if you know the process and just want to book some driving lessons, fill out the contact form on this page or scroll down and click your area below.

How do I start driving lessons?

The first thing you need to do is apply for your provisional driving licence. You can do this from the .gov.uk website. There are 2 requirements, you have to be at-least 15 years and 9 months old and be able to read a car registration plate from 20 meters away. We will check this in the car so if you need to get your eyes tested now is a great time to do it. A provisional license currently costs £34 – only use the .gov.uk service, there are companies out there which charge you more for absolutely no reason at all!

What happens when I have my provisional driving licence

That’s where we come in! When you have your provisional you can get in touch (phone us, request a callback or even send us a message on social media) and we will arrange for a local driving instructor in your area to give you a call and arrange your first driving lesson. You can meet most of our driving instructors online with their own profile pages.

What tests do I need to pass?

There are 2 tests you must pass in order to gain your full driving licence. Your Hazard Perception & Theory test are taken together and you must pass them together. Once you have passed them you book your practical driving test, your driving instructor will tell you when to apply for it.

Should I learn weekly or do a course?

The choice is yours, but from experience we know that people learn better doing it slowly rather than cramming driving lessons in as quickly as possible. You can have a look at our intensive and semi-intensive driving courses if you wish, but if you’re not in a rush, the best & safest way to learn is through weekly lessons.

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North West Driving Lesson Reviews

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

Passed my test today, Huge thanks to my instructor Mike for his patience and hard work, he is hands down an amazing instructor! Thank you for having confidence and patience in me! If anyone asks I will always recommend!!!


Passed today With Liam, had him for most of this year now with things getting delayed with COVID twice but he was always great with me had a laugh but also made sure he was teaching me the right things and In ways that I would understand and catered to my learning style couldn’t recommend Liam and the Driving Academy enough. Thanks Again Liam mate👍🏼


Would highly recommend, especially instructor Mike. He helped me since June with weekly lessons addressing any issues I was having until I was fully confident enough for my test, which I passed yesterday. If you want a calm, experienced and encouraging instructor he’s the man for you. Cheers Mike 🚗


North West 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 North West

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 North West

If you're looking for lessons in North West then you've come to the right place. Our local North West 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:

  • Southport
  • St Helens
  • Widnes
  • Warrington
  • Wigan
  • Chester
  • Ellesmere Port
  • Liverpool
  • Ormskirk
  • Preston

Train to become a driving instructor in North West

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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