Driving Lessons Birmingham

7 Birmingham driving instructors found in the Birmingham area.

Birmingham driving instructors are made up of independent instructors and local Birmingham driving schools covering Birmingham. All driving instructors listed are qualified to provide you with the best driving lessons to help you pass your driving test in the most efficient way.

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Learning to Drive in Birmingham

Learning to drive in Birmingham is an enriching experience that provides you with the skills and confidence to navigate the diverse roads of this vibrant city and beyond. Birmingham, England’s second-largest city, offers a mix of urban streets, motorways, and suburban roads, providing a comprehensive learning environment for new drivers. Here’s what you need to know about learning to drive in Birmingham:

Choosing a Driving Instructor

The first step in learning to drive in Birmingham is finding a qualified and experienced driving instructor or driving school. Look for instructors who are patient, knowledgeable about the local roads, and have a high pass rate. Consider asking for recommendations from friends or family members who have recently learned to drive in Birmingham.

Understanding the Theory

Before you can start practical lessons, you’ll need to pass the theory test. Study the Highway Code, road signs, and traffic regulations to prepare for the theory test. Practice with official DVSA theory test materials or online resources to ensure you’re ready for the exam.

Navigating City Streets

Birmingham’s city centre can be busy, with narrow streets, complex junctions, and heavy traffic. Learning to navigate urban streets, roundabouts, and one-way systems is essential. Practice city driving during your lessons to build confidence and develop your skills in different traffic conditions.

Embracing Motorway Driving

Birmingham is well-connected to major motorways such as the M6, M5, and M42, providing opportunities to practice motorway driving. Your instructor will gradually introduce you to motorway driving techniques, including merging, lane discipline, and safe overtaking. These skills are essential for safe and confident driving beyond Birmingham.

Parking and Maneuvering

Parking can be challenging in Birmingham city centre, with limited on-street parking and crowded car parks. Practice parallel parking, bay parking, and reversing around corners to master essential parking manoeuvres. Your instructor can take you to different locations to practice parking in various situations.

Defensive Driving

Birmingham’s roads can be unpredictable, with heavy traffic, roadworks, and changing weather conditions. Practice defensive driving techniques to anticipate hazards, maintain a safe following distance, and stay aware of your surroundings. Remember to always drive at a speed appropriate for the road and weather conditions.

Building Confidence

Learning to drive can be nerve-wracking, but with practice and perseverance, your confidence will grow. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or request additional practice in areas where you feel less confident. Your instructor is there to support you and help you become a safe and confident driver.


Learning to drive in Birmingham is an exciting journey that equips you with valuable skills for a lifetime of safe and independent driving. With the right instruction, practice, and dedication, you’ll soon be navigating Birmingham’s roads with ease and confidence, ready to explore the city and beyond.

Practical Driving Test Statistics in Birmingham

The national average driving lessons required to pass the practical driving test is 47 hours with a driving instructor and an additional 22 hours of private practice with a family or friend are recommended.

Birmingham’s Driving Test pass rates compared to other cities across the UK are lower than the national average sitting at 40.5% compared to the national average of 48.9%.  Within the Birmingham area, the Driving test Centres with the highest pass rate is Shirley at 49% and Wyndley at 46.5%.

Other driving test centres within the Birmingham area are Garretts Green at 41.3%, Kings Heath at 39.1%, Kingstanding at 35.9%, Sutton Coldfield at 35.1% & South Yardley at 36.7%.

Birmingham Practical Driving Test Centres

  • Garretts Green: Granby Avenue, Garretts Green, Birmingham, B33 0SD
  • South Yardley (Wheelchair Accessible): Clay Lane, South Yardley, B26 1EA
  • Shirley: 401 Stratford Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 4AA
    N.B. DVSA will make arrangements for you at this test centre if you have a disability
  • Sutton Coldfield: 110 – 116 Boldmere Road, Sutton Coldfield, B73 5UB
    N.B. DVSA will make arrangements for you at this test centre if you have a disability
  • Kings Heath: 955 Alcester Road South, Birmingham, B14 5JA
    N.B. DVSA will make arrangements for you at this test centre if you have a disability
  • Kingstanding: 205 Birdbrook Road, Kingstanding, Birmingham, B44 9UL
    N.B. DVSA will make arrangements for you at this test centre if you have a disability
  • Wyndley: 51-57 Clifton Rd, The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield B73 6EN

Birmingham Theory Test Centres

  • Birmingham: First Floor, 155 Great Charles Street, Queensway, Birmingham, B3 3LP
  • Birmingham B: Ground Floor, 155 Great Charles Street, Queensway, Birmingham, B3 3LP
  • Redditch: Second Floor, Grosvenor House, Prospect Hill, Redditch, B97 4DL
  • Sutton Coldfield: Ground Floor, 31-33 Birmingham Road, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1QE

Birmingham – did you know?

  • Huge brands Birds Custard, Cadbury Chocolate, Bournville Drinking Chocolate, HP Sauce and Typhoo Tea all started in Birmingham.
  • Birmingham is the youngest city in Europe with almost 40 per cent of the population being made up of under 25’s
  • Birmingham is the birthplace of the Balti and home to over 100 Balti houses
  • Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter produces 40 per cent of all jewellery in the UK – the highest concentration in Europe
  • You can get to 90 per cent of the UK from Birmingham in under four hours
  • The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings are based on places and people in Moseley, where the Author JRR Tolkien lived
  • The FA cup was made in Birmingham, and the first football league in the world started here