Until a few seconds ago you were looking for driving lessons in Southampton. Now the search is over because you’ve found 1st 4 Driving!
Who are we and why we’re the best choice for driving lessons
There are loads of reasons why 1st 4 Driving have the best driving lessons in Southampton.
- Great first time pass rate.
- FREE online theory training (full access).
- Free pupil pack.
- We book the driving tests for you.
- Friendly, helpful, reliable driving instructors.
- Full support from our expert office staff.
- Choice of manual or automatic.
- Our pupils in Southampton love us, check out our great reviews.
- Flexible lesson pick up.
- One-to-one lessons.
- Modern coaching methods approved by the DVSA.
- Pay by cash, card or bank transfer (Prices).
- The best qualified driving school owner in the country.
Part of the reason why 1st 4 Driving offer the best driving lessons in town is that we are able to offer driving lessons in both manual and automatic cars. We have experienced driving instructors who can offer not only driving lessons for learners, but refresher, advanced and many other types of driving lessons too.
- Looking to pass a bit quicker? We may be able to offer intensive driving lessons in Southampton. Call us now for more information.
We’ve also got loads of experience helping people who are particularly nervous or anxious about starting to learn to drive. Our calm, patient instructors will make sure that you learn in a way that suits your learning style – and at a speed that suits your progression. Here at 1st 4 Driving, we truly believe that our success is your success, we really love helping people pass their driving test.
Crafted and defined over 20 years, our coaching methods are pupil-centric and will reflect your style of learning. Whether you prefer to watch first then try, or if you’re the type of learner that prefers having a go first, we’ll make sure that your lessons are fun and productive.
FULL, FREE theory training
Here at 1st 4 Driving, we don’t just help you with your practical test.
We also know that the theory test can be tricky, and most other schools just leave you to it and dont care if you fail. That’s where we’re different. All our pupils in Southampton are entitled to full, free theory training.
That’s right, when you book your driving lessons in Southampton with 1st 4 Driving, we’ll give you free access to Theory Test Pro, which is a great online resource aimed at helping you pass your driving test. You are twice as likely to pass your theory test using Theory Test Pro, which is why we know it’s such a great resource for you to use.
As well as getting access to an unlimited amount of mock attempts at the multiple-choice section of the test, you’ll also be able to practice the hazard perception test to your heart’s desire. Here, you’ll be shown video clips of driving situations and you’ll have to identify the developing hazards.
Once the theory test is out the way, we can really start thinking about getting you the independence on the road that you’ve been looking for.
Your pupil pack
As part of our dedication to personalised driving lessons in Southampton, each one of our pupils received their very own pupil pack. This is the perfect companion to learning to drive, with great information about the theory and practical tests, as well as some articles written by our founder and owner Dave Foster MA, Dip.DI himself.
Within the pack, you’ll be able to brush up on your stopping distances, as well as the independent drive section of the practical test. You’ll also get your very own progress report card. This will be at the centre of your learning to drive in Southampton. Your instructor will fill in your progress report card at the end of each lesson, meaning you’ll be able to track your progress towards the end of your test.
The progress report card will also allow your instructor to personalise your driving lessons in Southampton to your needs. That way, you’ll master every part of learning to drive and you’ll be test-ready in no time!
Manual or automatic?
Southampton is one of the areas we can offer automatic driving lessons in. Looking to drive without gears? Visit our automatic Southampton page for more information on the best automatic driving lessons in the area.
Check out our great reviews
Here at 1st 4 Driving, we pride ourselves on our reviews and testimonials from people we have helped to pass their driving test.
All from ordinary people who were once in your position looking for a driving school in Southampton they can trust. Everybody loves our patient, friendly driving instructors – have a look at what they’re saying about us.
Today I passed my test first time. My instructor Tony was a very good instructor and was very knowledgeable and gave me loads of support to enable me to pass my driving test for the first time. I am really happy and I would recommend him to others as an instructor.
I would like to thank him so much for the effort he put in with me.
Each year, we help literally hundreds of people pass their driving test and get the independence on the road to drive themselves to work, school or college on their own. They’re now able to go on those summer road trips to the beach, or shopping trips into the city at Christmas time.
2019 was a great year for us, with so many test passes. Click here to view them. Could you be next?
We’re the best qualified driving school owner in the country
1st 4 Driving is owned and run by Driving School Dave, who is the most qualified driving school owner in the country. If there’s a question about road markings, speed limits or licences that Dave doesn’t know, it’s likely that nobody does.
- Dave holds one of the only Master’s Degrees in Driver Training Education in the country, as well as a diploma in driving instruction and a whole bunch of other qualifications in the driving and education fields.
So how does that affect your learning to drive in Southampton? And why are we telling you this?
The research, knowledge and experience that Dave has compiled over the years is fed down through our driving instructors to make your driving lessons great. Using the latest coaching techniques backed by the DVSA, you can rest assured that your driving instructors are the most professional, friendly and punctual in Southampton.
Learning to drive in Southampton
The Southampton area is a great area to learn to drive in.
The diversity of road types, as well as learning to navigate those tricky roundabouts and junctions make it the perfect place to learn. Picking up these important skills with your driving instructor will make city driving seem like a breeze.
As well as those smaller city streets, Southampton is also very close to the M27 motorway linking it with Portsmouth. Your driving instructor will ensure that you are confident with main roads and dual carriageways before your test day, meaning you’ll be in the best position possible to pass your driving test and for a safe life of driving.
Your local practical test centre will be the Maybush Driving Test Centre. Here at 1st 4 Driving, either your instructor or our office staff will book your driving test for you, making the whole thing a stress-free experience for you. We’ll also make sure that your instructor is free for the day of your test so you can use their car, making passing even easier!
Where else are we?
If you’re not in the city centre, worry not. We can actually cover quite a lot of the area around Southampton and slightly further out in Hampshire.
Looking to picked up from work, college or university? No problem, just speak to our helpful office staff and we’ll arrange for that. Prefer to get picked up from home? Great, let us know! Our driving instructors in Southampton are flexible – you’ll love them. Lots of our pupils come from Solent University and we’re usually able to pick up from that area for driving lessons.
Looking at becoming a driving instructor, or know someone who might? We can also do driving instructor training in Southampton. Find out more here.
What’re you waiting for? Book now!
You’re looking for a driving school in Southampton that you can trust, with great prices, who make your lessons fun – and even give you free stuff!
Look no further, book below!
- Great free theory training for all learners.
- Fun lessons tailored for you.
- Get picked up from anywhere in the Southampton (subject to coverage).
- Be a part of one of the fastest growing schools in the country.
- And most importantly….PASS YOUR DRIVING TEST!
You can book your driving lessons in Southampton by:
Calling the office on: 0330 22 33 123
Book online by clicking here
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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