Our most recent reviews

AMAZING After passing my test today with 1st Driving School I just want to say a massive thank you to Andre. I must have put him through a lot of stress but I got there in the end with passing first time! I would recommend him to anyone!
Leiarnah Richards
Throughout my time of learning with Roger, it has been very enjoyable and I would highly recommend him to a friend or family member that is wanting to pass. The lessons are definitely worth it and he will always give you feedback so you can keep on improving!
Daniel Lee
I just want to say a MASSIVE Thank You to Brian! I passed first time today and I honestly couldn’t have done it without him! He was always so patient and kind and taught me in a way that I would learn the best! And to say I had a deadline and only one opportunity to pass made it all the more nerve racking! Honestly would recommend him to anyone and everyone! Brian is just an all round brilliant person and instructor! I can’t stop smiling! Thankyou thankyou thankyou!!!
Danielle Horcicka,Derby
My instructor was John Cooke. He is an amazing instructor, definitely recommend to everyone, if you're a new driver or had lessons before! He's so patient and relaxed, he doesn't make you nervous at all. No matter how many times you have to try things out he's always willing to sit down and go through it with you. #positivepossom. Thank you John, I'll be sending everyone you're way.
Kimberley Porter,Derby
Highly recommended, big thanks to Roger Fleming who was my instructor, he was very patient and encouraging and an absolute joy to be around always! My lessons were always different and beneficial but fun! Glad I decided to go with him! No matter how difficult something was, he would know how to help you deal with it, excellent and very experienced tutor. 10/10 Top Boy.
Stuart Mckenna ,Derby
Passed first time with great help from my instructor Dean. He allowed me to learn at my own pace and was always supportive in lessons . He was easily able to identify and worked on my weaknesses in the beginning and advised me thoroughly prior to the test so the test itself didn’t seem new. I was fully prepared for the test and passed with only 2 minors. I would definitely recommend 1st driving and in particular Dean.
Kendal Slater,Wollaton/Nottm
Definitely recommend 1st Driving School, Roger was an excellent, experienced instructor and I can’t thank him enough for all of his help and patience! Really helped increase my confidence as well as general driving- before moving to 1st driving school I found driving very nerve racking but this rapidly improved with Roger’s help. Lessons were a genuine joy and that is down to him being a fantastic instructor. Thank you!
Keira Lowe,Oakwood/Derby
I just wanted to say thank you so much to Roger for all the time and dedication he spent helping me learn to drive, after having several other instructors he helped me to be confident and happy when I drive. He is a fountain of knowledge and finds ways to suit you on helping you learn how to drive and the different methods or rhymes when completing manoeuvres were definitely helpful. I would definitely recommend Roger to anyone who learns through rhymes and images. Thanks again Roger and see you out on the road.
Stephanie Adams,Derby
Roger has been the best. Right from the start he put my mind at ease, he always made my lessons interesting; which allowed me to become more comfortable behind the wheel. We worked well together, he wasn't just a tutor, but also a good friend, he always told me stories about what he used to do before he became a driving instructor and I always appreciated hearing them. On my first lesson I gave him a tough target for when I needed to pass and he did his very best to hit the target. He always pushed me to drive in harder situations and to ensure I achieved my very best in each lesson. I've learned so much from him, I now have the confidence to drive independently and I'd highly recommend him for other people who would like to start learning to drive.
Benjamin Winchester,Derby
I started my lessons with another company however I didn't get on with them then I came to 1st driving and did all my lessons with Monica, she was fantastic! Passed second time with very few minors, gave me lots of confidence. I have recommended her to friends and family who are now starting their lessons. Many thanks
Emily Baxter,Derby
Absolutely brilliant could not have had a better driving instructor Rob was a star.
Emily Knight,Nottingham
Christine was an amazing driving instructor who suited me perfectly. She gave me the confidence to learn and helped me to pass both my theory and practical tests first time. I will miss the amusing reprimands and anecdotes she regaled me with during my lessons!
Esther Halford,Long Eaton / Nottm
I did all my lessons with Brian, he was very patient with me and his way of teaching is very effective. I couldn’t have passed first time without him. Fantastic instructor and company!
Ellie Brierley,Derby
Can’t thank Eric enough for his time and patience. Have started and quit lessons so many times with other companies but with Eric only ever boosted my confidence and motivation. And thanks to him passed first time! He’s taught me and my wife and got us both to and through our tests. A credit to the company and Hucknall area.
Joseph Garrett,Nottingham
Michael Harmer is absolutely the most patient, calm and experienced driving instructor I have ever met. He deserves a five star!
Jiawei Zhang,Nottingham
Went from no experience to first time pass in ~25 hours. Dean Pigeon is an absolutely sensational instructor. Never once did I feel that I was testing his patience. From the first to last time sitting in the driving seat, he made me feel comfortable throughout. Would 100% recommend him as an instructor. He has a lot of respect for his clients and his calming pre-test drive put me in the perfect mindset to tackle the test! Thank you very much Dean, you absolute legend.
Tom Linford-Wood,Nottingham
I had a 5 star experience with Andrew Blain. He was a fantastic instructor and I passed first time and that is down to him and how he taught me to drive. I had been with a few different instructors before Andy from various companies and never felt ready to even take my theory test but in the last 6 months I passed my theory and my driving test both first time. I can't thank you enough for getting me through. Fantastic instructor.
Shona Mcguinness,Nottingham
I had Matt Clarke. I highly recommend as he is an excellent instructor, very friendly, informative, helps build your confidence and enabled me to pass first time.
Chloe Ashley,Ilkeston/Derby
A big thank you to Andre Ogiste, always thriving to get the best out of people. I don't think I would've been able to pass my test with anyone else. As a result, I would recommend Andre to anyone aiming to pass their driving test! And once again thanks for everything Andre.
Immanuel Akomeah,Nottingham
I recently passed my driving test. Many thanks to Roger Fleming who was my instructor. I would have no doubts about recommending him to anyone. He was very patient and encouraging and always boosted my confidence when I found something difficult. A first class service.
Harry Johnson,littleover
Had the best driving instructor, he understood what I needed and then we practised all my week points. In the end it all came down to me. Being confident!
Dequan Hunter,Nottingham
Can't fault anything about my instructor Brian very helpful patient and friendly I passed first time so did my older brother who also had Brian I will miss my lessons but I'm very grateful for everything thanks Brian!
Tyler Baker,Derby
Fantastic experience learning to drive with Eric Machin would recommend to anyone wanting to learn to drive, to use this company and this instructor from the Hucknall and surrounding areas. I can't thank Eric enough for getting me through my test!
Stevie Franklin,Nottingham
Had a great and patient instructor (Geoff Crowe) and overall good driving experience :) Went through thoroughly everything I did not feel confident enough doing, so very happy!
Erika Williams,Lenton/Nottm
Robert was a great driving instructor, always telling jokes and very helpful and will get you though your test.
Courtney Fordham,Nottingham
I passed on my first driving test with flying colours, I can not thank my driving instructor Eric enough for his dedication, patience and how thorough he was in all of the lessons. I would recommend 1st Driving School for those starting out and for those who just need to brush up. I felt comfortable and reassured all the way through the process and am over the moon with my level of driving. Thank you again!
Ashton Hearn ,Bulwell/Nottm