Driving Schools Near Me

Finding a Driving Instructor

If you've just turned 17, or you're a little more of a late starter, finding the perfect local driving instructor is really important. Yell can help you find the ideal fit for all your driving needs. Whether you want something near your home, near your college, near your university or near work; Yell can help you find the right driving instructor for you with thousands of driving schools listed across the UK.

Click through to some helpful sections below to get help regarding choosing the best driving instructor near you.

Driving Lessons FAQs

It's important to choose the best local driving school for your needs. You should contact all driving instructors that you're interested in and speak to them about how they will teach you.

Don't be afraid to ask the following questions from any of the driving schools you contact:

  1. How much are driving lessons? Hourly rates can be anything from £ 20-30, with an average of £ 24. Top tip, the cheaper rates will be available during the day, as most people want lessons in the evenings and weekends. Also remember that the cheapest isn't always the best choice!
  2. Do you offer driving lesson block discounts? Lots of driving schools offer block discounts if you can afford to pay for them in advance. This can reduce the overall cost.
  3. How long have you been a driving instructor? Ask questions about how many people they have taught, and even what their pass rate is. All driving instructors should be able to show you their professional qualifications.
  4. Will I have the same car for every lesson? It's important that you have consistency when you're learning a new skill, so getting used to the nuances of a specific car can help you pass your test quicker.
  5. How long will it take me to pass? According to an article by the RAC (published Sept 2019), the average learner needs around 45 hours of tuition. At around £ 24 per hour, that means passing your test could cost around £ 1000.
  6. Should my friends & family teach me how to drive? Most instructors will tell you that supplementing your lessons with additional time behind the wheel is a great idea. Once you get to a level where you feel confident you can handle the basics, get Mum or Dad to stick the 'L Plates' on the prized family car. You will need to be accompanied by a qualified driver over the age of 21 who has held a licence for the type of vehicle you will be driving for a minimum of three years. You may also need to be insured, so remember to check with the appropriate insurer first.

Driving Instructor Finder

Create a shortlist of the best driving instructors in your local town or city and compare them using our handy tools. You may be able to message them direct from our website or app and get an instant reply any time of the day (this service is not available on all businesses).

How to choose the best driving school for me

The best way to start is by asking around your friend network. Have any of your friends used someone recently that they can recommend? If you need some further inspiration, head over to our search results page and filter by reviews or ratings. Make sure you pick someone you trust, as learning to drive can be expensive. It's an amazing investment in your future though, and will give you some fantastic independence.

Intensive driving courses

Another option is an intensive driving course, which can be conducted over a shorter amount of time than usual, often 1 or 2 weeks. This works really well for some people as the learning curve is shorter. They can often include entrance into the theory and / or practical driving test. There are also some semi-intensive courses which can be split over a longer time frame should you need to pause for any reason.

How to choose the perfect driving school near you

The best way to start is by asking around your friend network. Have any of your friends used someone recently that they can recommend? If you need some further inspiration, head over to our search results page and filter by reviews or ratings. Make sure you pick someone you trust, as learning to drive can be expensive. It's an amazing investment in your future though, and will give you some fantastic independence.

Intensive driving courses

Another option is an intensive driving course, which can be conducted over a shorter amount of time than usual, often 1 or 2 weeks. This works really well for some people as the learning curve is shorter. They can often include entrance into the theory and / or practical driving test. There are also some semi-intensive courses which can be split over a longer time frame should you need to pause for any reason.

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Last Updated: 20 Nov 2019