Driving Lessons in Exeter

Looking for driving lessons in Exeter? Look no further than 1st 4 Driving!

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Long established in the South of England, 1st 4 Driving has a long and decorated history of helping people pass their driving test. Our great driving lessons in Exeter, paired with our friendly and patient instructors, means that we’re the only place to look for driving lessons in Exeter.

  • Great first-time pass rate
    • Our coaching methods and great lesson plans mean we have a great first time pass rate.
  • FREE theory training for all
    • All 1st 4 Driving pupils get FULL, FREE theory training when they book lessons with us.
  • Tailor-made driving lessons
    • Our driving lessons in Exeter are tailor-made to suit your learning style and needs.
  • Professional driving instructors
    • All 1st 4 Driving instructors are trained using the most up-to-date coaching methods approved by the DVSA.
  • Great reviews
  • Passes galore

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🖱️💻 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!

FULL, FREE theory training

All 1st 4 Driving pupils in Exeter are entitled to full, free access to our online theory training app.

Our app, Total Drive’s Theory Test Suite is proven to make you twice as likely to pass your theory test, meaning it’s a really helpful application for all learners. After your first lesson, you’ll receive a login and you’ll have access to an unlimited amount of mock-tests. This includes practice on the multiple-choice section, as well as the hazard perception test.

You’ll be able to brush up on the theory on the sofa using your laptop, or download the app onto your phone to get some crucial practice on the bus or on your lunch break!

It won’t be long before you’re acing your theory test in Exeter at the test centre on New North Road.

Passes galore!

We’re experts at helping people pass their driving tests. Once you’ve got your theory test out the way, we can really start thinking about booking your practical test. Your driving instructor will have a good idea about how many lessons you’re likely to need working towards your test. Your driving lessons in Exeter will be personalised and tailored to suit both your learning style and your progression.

With our expert tuition, you’ll soon be on your way to the driving independence you’ve always wanted. From those summer road trips to the beach, to the winter shopping trips, you’ll be able to get yourself about with your shiny new driver’s licence in no time when you book your driving lessons in Exeter with 1st 4 Driving.

Check out our Wall of Passes for 2022 by clicking here. Could you be next?

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The best qualified driving school in Exeter

There’s nobody out there you should trust with your driving lessons more than us. Long established with a great track record of passes, 1st 4 Driving offers driving lessons across Devon, from Plymouth to Exeter.

Headed up by Dave Foster MA, Dip.DI (AKA Driving School Dave), 1st 4 Driving are your best qualified local driving school. Dave’s experience and knowledge from his Master’s Degree in the subject (the only one of its kind), as well as a whole host of other driving and teaching qualifications and two decades as an industry leader have been passed down through instructor training and into your driving lessons.

From humble beginnings, 1st 4 Driving are quickly becoming one of the UK’s most reputable driving schools, and our excellent driving lessons in Exeter are a great example of that. Our coaching and training techniques are optimised to help you pass your test in a way that suits YOU!

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Friendly, reliable instructors

Had a bad experience with a driving instructor? Heard some horror stories from your friends? Think that all driving instructors ‘shout’?

Not all driving schools were created equal.

Our driving instructors in Exeter are friendly, always on time and they will never ‘shout’ at you. We hear so many horror stories about instructors from other driving schools being rude, abrupt, and even raising their voice. This does not encourage learning and doesn’t make learning to drive fun in any way.

When you book driving lessons in Exeter with us, each lesson will be fun, productive and you’ll learn new skills that will help you for life. Not just for the test day.

Learning with another school, but not sure whether your instructor is any good? Click here for our 6-step guide to getting it right.

Here at 1st 4 Driving, we truly believe that our calm, patient and friendly instructors are the best in Exeter.

Don’t just take our word for it…

We pride ourselves on our great reviews from pupils.

Would highly recommend Damon. He is an amazing instructor and the first time I got in his car it felt like I knew him for years. Managed to pass with only 1 minor first time thanks to him. He’s calm, clear and puts you at ease straight away. Would recommend to anyone.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Ethan, Exeter



I had lessons with Damon September to December and passed my test first time with only two minors, which felt pretty awesome 😁 Damon was the best instructor I could have and I recommend him to all my friends. He was very flexible with lesson times for me and dropping me off at places. He was very knowledgeable and helpful as well as being calm in stressful situations. Plus he was really fun to have lessons with and part of me is sad I’m no longer having lessons with him 😅.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ William, Exeter



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Learning to drive in Exeter made fun

Unlike most driving schools, we’ve been helping people in Exeter pass their driving test for years. We literally know Exeter like the backs of our hands.

From the main test routes to those tricky back roads and the busy city centre, your driving instructor will make sure that you’re fully prepared for your driving test and a life of driving beyond that. Exeter is also really well connected to other parts of the country, meaning it’s a great place to learn to drive. The A30 and A38 dual carriageways running through Devon and Cornwall are a great practice ground for the faster roads, and you’ll eventually be ready to tackle the M5 motorway heading north.

Did you know – we also cover Crediton.

Our instructors in the area are Exonians through and through (unlike the big national schools) and will be able to help you with any local transport knowledge. You’ll master all the tricky roundabouts, junctions and the area around the test centre on Thorverton Road in Marsh Barton.

🧭 Your nearest driving test centre is…

Thorverton Road
Marsh Barton

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Your pupil pack

When you book driving lessons with us in Exeter, as well as getting access to our theory training app, you’ll also be sent a pupil pack in the post.

This will include a progress report card, information on the theory and practical tests, helpful information like stopping distances and a whole load of other helpful stuff written by Driving School Dave.

Your pupil pack will be at the centre of your learning with us as you track your progress towards passing your driving test and getting the independence you’ve been looking for. Your driving instructor will show you all the key elements of the pack, and you’ll be able to brush up on your theory between lessons.

We really value each one of our pupils in Exeter, and we really want to help you pass your driving test in as few lessons as possible. With our great tuition, theory test app, revolutionary two-hour driving lessons and your pupil pack, we know that you’re in a great position to fly through your practical test with 1st 4 Driving.

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Guaranteed satisfaction

We know it’s tough finding a driving instructor, especially in Exeter. With so much choice, how do you know who you can trust? Our reviews and test passes speak for themselves. Book your driving lessons in Exeter now online.

With 1st 4 Driving, you can book with confidence, safe in the knowledge that you booked with the best driving school in Exeter.

Don’t delay, book now!

There’s literally never been a better time to book driving lessons in Exeter. You’ll love our friendly driving instructors and we’re excited to get you started.

And the best bit? All you need is your provisional driving licence.

You can book your driving lessons in Exeter by:

Calling the office on: 0330 22 33 123

Book online by clicking here

Email us at info@1st4driving.co.uk

Chat with us by clicking on that annoying little pop up at the bottom of the screen where a real person will book your driving lessons for you or answer any questions.

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