Driving Lessons Derby
2 Derby driving instructors found in the Derby area.
Derby driving instructors are made up of independent instructors and local Derby driving schools covering Derby. 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.
Learning to Drive in Derby
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.
Derby’s Driving Test pass rate compared to other cities across the UK is similar to the national average sitting at 49.7%.
The test centres in Derby are Alvaston which has a pass rate of 47.9%, Chilwell at 41.9%, Burton on Trent at 53.4% and Watnall at 57.6%.
The nearest additional driving test centres for Derby are in Loughborough with 41.8%, Colwick with 48.1% and Ashfield which has a higher pass rate of 57.8%.
Derby’s Practical Driving Test Centres
- Alvaston, (Derby), Off Belmore Way, Alvaston, Derby DE21 7AY
- Ashfield, (Derby), (wheelchair accessible), Ground Floor, Sherwood House, Off Coxmoor Road, Sutton-in-Ashfield NG17 5LA
- Burton on Trent, (Derby), Wellington Park, Burton on Trent, Burton DE14 2TG
- Chilwell, (Derby), Unit 24, Eldon Business Park, Eldron Road, Beeston NG9 6DZ
- Colwick, (Derby), (wheelchair accessible) Private Road No 5, Colwick Industrial Estate, Nottingham NG4 2JU
- Loughborough, (Derby), Ark Business Centre, Gordon Road, Loughborough LE11 1JP
- Watnall, (Derby), Driving Test Centre Watnall LGV, Main Road, Watnall NG16 1JF
Derby’s Theory Test Centres
- Derby, (Derby), Unit 22, Ground Floor, Pullman Business Park, 3 Mallard Way, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8GX
- Nottingham, (Derby), Suite 1C, First Floor, The Hub, 40 Friar Lane, Nottingham NG1 6DQ
- Chesterfield, (Derby), Room 3, Ground Floor, The HQ Building, Boytorpe Road, Chesterfield S49 1HQ
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Derby– did you know?
- Florence Nightingale, a crusader for cleanliness in hospitals and nursing pioneer who saved hundreds of men’s lives in the Crimean War, spent her early years on a large estate in Derby.
- A new Museum of Making has been built on the same site as the world’s first factory, which was in Derby. The factory was the first successful silk throwing mill and stood on an island in the Derwent River.
- Lara Croft, archaeological tomb raider was invented in Derby by the now famous comic book artists, Liam Sharp. Liam missed out on having a street named after him, but his well-loved character, Lara has a road named after her in Derby.
- Derby Cathedral is home to the oldest set of ten bells in the world. The oldest was cast in 1520 during the reign of Henry the VIII and is still in use today!
- The famous 18th century painter, Joseph Wright came from Derby. His works are displayed in galleries right around the world but the largest collection of his work is found in Derby.
- It’s hard to believe, but the American fast food, the hot dog, was invented by Henry M Stevens in the 1800’s who came from Derby. He’s also credited with inventing the baseball scorecard and paper straws for drinking fizzy pop.
- Derby was first home to the Romans who built their fort on the high ground near Belper Road in Derby. From here, they were able to view across the River Derwent toward a line of forts built to protect the area from the native Saxons.
- The First English Astronomer Royal came from Derby. Born in 1646, John Flamsteed catalogued over 3,000 stars in English skies and was appointed as the King’s Astronomical Observer in 1675.
- Derby’s Arboretum inspired New York’s famous Central Park. Frederick Law Olmstead visited the 19-acre listed gardens in 1859 before incorporating some of Derby’s designs into his plans for central park.
- Prestigious car maker, Rolls Royce have over 200 different engines on display at their heritage centre in Derby.