Driving Lessons in Hastings

1st 4 Driving is Your Best Choice for Driving Lessons in Hastings.

We offer results based driving lessons in Hastings you’ll love, GUARANTEED. Keep scrolling to find out how our school works and why we are the school for you.

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Top 5 Reasons Why We’re the Best Driving School in Town:

  1. High first-time pass rate.
  2. Free Theory Training
  3. Glowing reviews about our driving instructors Read them here
  4. Access your bookings on our Total Drive diary which also sends reminder notifications
  5. 1st 4 Driving Learner Hub, where you’ll find all our pupil resources and where you can make payments for lessons online.

Finally, as a bonus reason: friendly and helpful office staff, always happy to help with bookings.

What we do for YOU

From start to finish, our aim is to make your experience with 1st 4 Driving as smooth as possible. Learning to drive can come with so much stress and pressure, but we’re here to help. Upon booking in your first lesson, you will be added to our Total Drive diary where you can view your bookings and also be alerted of any lesson gaps your instructor has added to their which you can then book using the app. We also provide theory test training on the total drive app so you can get practicing as well as keeping organised. Additionally, we have the learner hub, where you can access resources and even buy lessons in 2 hour, 10 hour, 20 hour or 30 hour blocks as well as being able to pay for test fees on there too.

Beginner deal – first 2 hours for £40. Click here

Why you should choose 1st 4 Driving Hastings

At 1st 4 Driving Hastings, we are dedicated to providing top-quality driving lessons to pupils in and around Hastings. Our team of experienced and certified instructors is committed to helping you reach your driving goals and gain the skills and confidence you need to become a safe and responsible driver. Our office staff are equally as committed to help find the best instructor for you. Moreover, the office will do everything they can to make the booking process as smooth and easy as possible for you.

We understand that learning to drive can be a challenging and intimidating experience, which is why we are here to help; offering a supportive and personalised approach to each of our pupils. Our lessons plans are structured around the DVSA syllabus but can also be adapted to meet your individual needs. Whether you’re a complete beginner or have previous driving experience, we can help you achieve your goals.

Not only do we offer manual and automatic driving lessons, we also provide a range of useful resources and downloadable tools on our 1st 4 Driving Learner Hub where you will find:

  • Pupil Progress Report card
  • Private Practice log
  • Driving Test Mark Sheet (DL25)
  • Theory Test information form
  • Stopping distances sheet
  • Independent Driving information sheet
  • Show me, Tell me questions
  • YouTube videos made by School Owner, Dave Foster
  • Lesson Planner – Learn from Home Edition

🖱️💻 Book lessons now and get access to the Learner Hub!

Our revolutionary new online driving Learner Hub will accompany your in-car learning with loads of great features designed to help you pass your test faster.

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  • Videos covering every single part of the Learn to Drive syllabus
  • Noticeboard for news and updates from us and the DVSA
  • Loads of downloadable resources and helpful links
  • Revision for things like stopping distances and ‘show me tell me’ questions
  • Discussion forum designed for asking questions – or general chat
  • Discounted learner insurance
  • Buy more blocks of lessons straight from the Hub
  • Quizzes and courses (coming soon)

And the best part is that you get all this for free alongside access to Theory Test Pro when you book in with us!

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55% of Learners Fail the Driving Test. Book Lessons Now To Find Out Why 98% Pass With Us!

If would like to read about us in more detail, then here is the information on why YOU need to choose 1st 4 Driving as your driving school for driving lessons.

You need a driving school in your area that you can trust, and one that is backed by strong foundations and correct and proper teaching, which is not often found in most other driving schools. You need to know that the driving school you choose will get you through your driving test at a pace to suit you and not waste your valuable money and time. Driving lesson price can not necessarily guarantee all this.

While it’s true that the most expensive is not necessarily the best, it’s probably true that the cheapest won’t be. Buying driving lessons in Portsmouth is a life skill and something that shouldn’t be chosen by picking the cheapest driving lessons around. Your driving instructor needs to be honest and needs get you to where you want to be in a time frame that suits you. Therefore, what you want is the independence of driving on your own as soon as possible and as cheaply as possible. That’s where we come in.

  • 1st 4 Driving was established in 2000 and incorporated in 2005, so you know we’re here to stay for you.
  • We get you on the road to independence quicker with our proven systems.
  • While not the cheapest initially, we will save you £££s in the long run by reducing the overall amount of lessons you take.
  • Our high first-time pass rate ensures you don’t waste money on extra driving tests and driving lessons in Hastings.
  • Nobody really wants driving lessons or driving tests, you want to be driving your own car independently. That’s what we can do for YOU!


I had 10 hours of lessons with driving instructor Mark. I had some previous driving experience in the past. I managed to pass first time which was amazing (Portsmouth). Mark was extremely kind and patient, when it came to the teaching side of things, but in general he is such a lovely guy. Having an instructor who makes u feel comfortable in the car with all with the added pressures of the road, is definitely a great addition. His teaching skills, be it he was a new instructor, was brilliant. I couldn’t have personally asked for any better. The company is great too, whenever I needed to cancel or change my lessons I was quickly messaged back to confirm these changes. Their automated system of sending a reminding message of my time slot and date of was also very helpful. Would definitely recommend this company


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Driving Lesson Prices and Offers

We often run offers on our driving lessons in Hastings. We keep our prices competitive to be fair to both pupils and driving instructors. Discounts can be given for block bookings too.
We recommend having 2 hour driving lessons, as this will help you save money in the long run and help you to pass your driving test quicker. They also prepare you better for your driving test, as on the day you will be driving for 2 hours (an hour before and then the driving test). A very good article was written on this subject by Driving School Dave. Follow this link to read it. How many driving lessons will you need?

We also offer some all-inclusive packages. These packages can save a lot of money and make fantastic gifts. We can send presentation vouchers for these, and if they are a surprise, you can tell us at the time of booking and we will be very discreet.
More information on our offers can be found by visiting our prices page.

  • 2 hours for just £40.
  • Discounts for block bookings.
  • All-inclusive deals available.
  • Prices can include driving tests.
  • FREE theory training with ALL driving lessons.

Beginner deal – first 2 hours for £40. Click here

Types of Driving Lessons in Hastings

There are various different types of driving lessons that you can take in Hastings.

Beginner Driving Lessons – These driving lessons are designed for people who have never driven before. They typically cover the basics of driving such as car control, road safety and traffic rules.

Refresher Driving Lessons – Refresher Driving Lessons are for individuals who have driven before or may even already have their full driving licence. Taking refresher driving lessons can allow experienced drivers to improve on their skills or regain confidence behind the wheel.

Intensive Driving Lessons – Driving Lessons can be taken intensively for people who want to pass their driving test as soon as possible. Intensive driving lessons are usually fast paced and cover all the essential skills needed to pass the test.

Pass Plus Driving Lessons – Pass Plus is a government-backed scheme that provides extra training for new drivers. It covers topics such as motorway driving, night driving, and driving in adverse weather conditions. More information can be found on the government website.

Manual and Automatic Driving Lessons – Driving lessons can be taken in either manual or automatic transition vehicles. It can be difficult to know whether manual or automatic driving lessons and it is important to make sure you take the right lessons for you. Consequently, we offer both manual and automatic driving lessons to cater to all pupils needs.

Hastings Driving Lessons – Local Information

Hastings is a beautiful coastal town in East Sussex, UK. Known for its rich history and scenic views. Whether you are a resident of Hastings or just visiting, learning to drive in Hastings is a great opportunity to explore the area and gain independence on the road.

🧭 Your nearest driving test centre is…

Brookway Business Park, Ivyhouse Lane, Hastings TN35 4NN

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What to expect on your Driving Test in Hastings

The practical driving test is the final stage of obtaining your full driving licence. The test asses your ability to drive safely and independently on the road. It usually takes around 40 minutes and consists of a series of tasks, including driving on different roads, following road signs and instructions, parking and manoeuvring and demonstrating road safety and awareness. During the test, the examiner may also ask the candidate to perform an emergency stop. To successfully pass the test, you must show that you have a good understanding of the Highway Code, exhibit control the vehicle safely, and have a responsible attitude towards other road users. You are permitted up to 15 driver faults on the driving test however, if you incur any serious or dangerous driver faults, you will be unsuccessful in passing the driving test.


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Q – ‘What will happen on the day of my driving test?’
A – We will help you through your test in a number of ways:

  • We will book the driving test for you.
  • We will ensure that the car and driving instructor are ready for your driving test.
  • Your driving instructor will give you the option of coming with you on your driving test.
  • You will get a driving test to suit your time frame and commitments.
  • The examiner is a very nice person, honest!

Q – ‘So, what car will I use in my driving test?’
A – You will use the car you use for your driving lessons.

Q – What car will I use for my driving lessons in Hastings?’
A – All our cars are chosen for their popularity and ease of driving for your driving lessons. They will be clean and modern. Each of our driving instructors have their own preference, so if you have a car you are particularly interested in, ask at the time of booking your driving lessons in Hastings. Typical driving school cars are the Ford Fiesta, Vauxhall Corsa, Citroen C3 and the BMW Mini. Cars will have air con for those hot days and heating for those cold days. They are up to date and equipped with all the latest safety equipment. All our driving school cars are fitted with dual controls in the unlikely event that they’re needed, so you know you’ll be safe with your driving instructor in Hastings.

  • Modern, clean, efficient cars to learn to drive in.
  • Dual controls fitted for your safety.
  • Air con for your comfort.
  • Fully insured for driving lessons and driving tests.
  • Well serviced and maintained.

So, How Can I Book Driving Lessons in Hastings?

We believe in making life simple and easy for you. We know everybody has their own preference, therefore, we have many channels for you to book your driving lessons in Hastings listed below.

  • Call us on 0330 22 33 123.
    • One of our experienced members of staff will answer and help you with your booking. They can help with any questions you might have, too. If you don’t get an answer, leave a message on how best to contact you and we’ll do that as soon as possible.
  • Online chat.
    • An extremely popular way to book driving lessons is to use the little chat widget in the bottom left corner of the screen.
  • Facebook Messenger.
    • Click here to start a Facebook conversation with us, where we can book you a driving lesson in Hastings.
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