Driving lessons in Guildford

Learn to drive quickly and easily with our great value driving lessons in Guildford. Scroll down to find out how 1st 4 Driving offers the best driving lessons in Surrey and the surrounding area.

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The best driving lessons in Guildford

driving school portsmouthLearning to drive doesn’t have to be stressful. 1st 4 Driving combines enjoyable lesson plans with the most up-to-date training methods backed by the DVSA. Our high first-time pass rate is proof that we are experts in driving tuition. Book your driving lessons in Guildford with us, and you will be in safe hands.

  • FREE, FULL theory training!
    • Save money on expensive textbooks when you book with us. All pupils in Guildford are entitled to full theory training with Theory Test Pro.
  • Save even more money and pass first time.
    • Our high first-time pass rate is one of the best in the area. Every pupil will receive the free guide ‘How to Pass the Driving Test First Time’ by Driving School Dave.
  • Proven, structured training system.
    • All our instructors use the latest coaching methods to help you pass your driving test in Guildford.
  • Friendly, reliable instructors.
    • Our driving instructors will never ‘shout’ and will always be on time and ready to teach.
  • Email and text reminders.
    • We’ve all got busy lives, but you won’t miss a lesson with our text reminders.
  • A driving school you can trust.
  • The highest qualified driving school owner in the country!
    • 1st 4 Driving is run by Dave Foster MA, Dip.DI, AKA Driving School Dave.


With so many driving instructors to choose from in Guildford, knowing which one to pick can be a complete minefield. That’s why we make it easy for you and provide the best driving lessons in Guildford with friendly, patient and enthusiastic driving instructors ready to help you pass your test.

So don’t delay – book your driving lessons in Guildford now.

🖱️💻 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!

Your pupil pack

All 1st 4 Driving pupils receive a pack in the post that helps them track their progress towards passing their test.

This includes helpful information on the theory test, as well as practical test information like the ‘Show me, tell me’ questions. Learning to drive in Guildford is made fun and simple using your progress report card, which will allow you and your instructor to track your progress on everything in the DVSA syllabus.

Using the progress report card, we’re able to personalise and tailor your lessons to suit your learning style and progress. This means that with 1st 4 Driving, your driving lessons in Guildford will be more productive, more fun and more likely to help you pass.

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Full, free theory training


As well as your progress report card, you’ll also be entitled to full, free theory training when you take driving lessons in Guildford with us.

So as well as being experts at teaching the practical side of driving, we’re also here to help with your theory test. After your first lesson, you will receive a login for Theory Test Suite, which is proven to double your chance of passing. Here, you’ll be able to have unlimited mock tests and practice to your heart’s desire.

You can use Theory Test Suite in front of the TV on a laptop or computer – or even on the bus or at work on your phone using the app. You’ll be able to practice the multiple choice questions, as well as the Hazard Perception Test, where you will be shown video clips of driving situations and you’ll need to identify developing hazards.

We find that this is a really helpful tool for all our learners, helping them progress faster and with ease. We really believe here at 1st 4 Driving that your success is our success – we love helping people pass their driving test.


The most qualified driving school owner in the country!

1st 4 Driving was founded by Driving School Dave in 2000, and since then he has gained almost every relevant qualification there is, from cars to motorbikes to fleet training. Dave is at the forefront of the way the school is run, and this includes driving instructor training. This means that our instructors are in the best position to pass these skills and knowledge on to you, to make you the best driver you can be.

With 1st 4 Driving, have access to one of the highest-qualified support networks in the country. From our Advice page to our friendly office staff, we are in the right best position to help you learn in Guildford.

Passing your driving test in Guildford

Guildford is a great area to learn to drive. You’re never far away from main roads like the busy A3, or smaller roads within the town centre. With your driving instructor, you’ll master junctions, roundabouts and parking, meaning you’ll be test-ready in no time!

Studying in Guildford? No problem. Just ask our office team and you can be picked up straight from the University of Surrey, or any school or college. And when you’re feeling more confident, your instructor will encourage you to drive home in the car!

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We’re so confident you’ll love your driving lessons in Guildford, we’ll guarantee it*

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We’ll give you your money back in the unlikely event you are unsatisfied with your driving lessons. Of course, we will always try to resolve the problem or re-allocate you to another instructor. If you ever have any issues with learning to help, you’re only a phone call or a message away from an expert member of staff who will be more than willing to help you.

🧭 Your nearest driving test centre is…

Slyfield Industrial Estate
off Moorfield Road

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Just like our instructors, our staff have knowledge that has trickled down from Driving School Dave, the most qualified driving school owner in the country. Read more about our guarantee here.

Professional, reliable, friendly driving instructors

Our driving lessons are designed to help you learn, but also to have fun. Remember, these are YOUR driving lessons – and the things you will learn in your lessons will stay with you for life. That’s why it’s doubly important that you do your research before choosing a driving school. A quick Google search will show you that there is a lot of choice for driving schools in Guildford, but we’re hoping you can see that we’re the best. Our specialist two-hour lessons will ensure that you get the most out of your driving lessons in Guildford. This is a proven method to help you pass your driving test quicker.

We take lots of phone calls every day from people who have been let down by other driving schools. Rude or late instructors, refusing to take people on driving tests to name just a few.

Still not sure? Read our reviews

Still unsure? Check out our reviews page to read the testimonials of people who were, like you, looking for driving lessons in Guildford and now have the driving independence they always wanted.

Did my lessons with Graeme (Guildford) and I would definitely recommend to everyone.

He was always very patient during lessons and a very clear teacher. Really happy with my overall experience!



We’re just as proud of our test passes as we are of our excellent reviews, and you can see just how many people we helped to pass their driving test in 2022 by clicking here.

Our great first time pass rate is credit to our excellent tuition and our both our instructors and pupils’ hard work and dedication to passing the driving test.

Got a test booked already? We may be able to help. Call us now to find out what we can do for you.

The best driving lessons in Guildford

So we’re the most trustworthy, most qualified, most friendly and reliable and qualified driving school in town! Our prices are great, we offer discounts for block bookings, we give you FREE, FULL theory training, and we are willing to guarantee that you’ll love your lessons. So, take a leap. Book your driving lessons today and we can get you assigned to an instructor to start learning ASAP.

Don’t delay, book now!

You can book your driving lessons in Guildford by:

Calling the office on: 0330 22 33 123

Book online by clicking here

Email us at info@1st4driving.co.uk

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