Derby Driving Lessons | What you need to know

Everything you need to know about Learning to Drive

Learning to drive can be both exciting but daunting task for anyone. However, the lease of life and freedom that being able to drive can give to an individual is immeasurable. Many of our driving students let us know how they are getting on after they’ve passed and we are never surprised how many times we hear that it’s changed their life and they couldn’t imagine not driving. At Driving Excellence Derby, we are a driving school that helps you pass your driving test so you can enjoy the freedom and privilege of being able to drive gives you.

I want to learn to drive but where do I Start? 

Step 1: Provisional Driving Licence.

Before booking your first driving lesson with us, you will need to have sorted your Provisional Driving Licence.

You can apply online at: 

Whilst applying for your Provisional Driving Licence there are a few requirements that you must meet first. There is also a fee involved.

Step 2: Book your First Driving Lesson

To book your first driving lesson with Driving Excellence Derby, please call us or use our online booking system. We also have a whole page which details everything you need to know about our driving lessons, please click here to visit our dedicated page for Driving Lessons.
CALL: 0333 920 2126

Step 3: Booking your Driving Theory Test

From the minute you book your first lesson with Driving Excellence Derby you will be in safe hands. Generally after the first few lessons Students look to apply to do their Driving Theory Test which can be booked online at the GOV.UK website.

Theory test centre Derby

East Wing

100 Mansfield Road



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Phone: 0300 200 1122 (Phone line available Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm.)

The Driving Theory Test comprises of a Multiple Choice Question/Answer Test and a Hazard Perception Test and you must pass both tests in order to successfully pass your Driving Theory Test.

Step 4: Booking your practical driving test (only when you have spoken to your driving instructor)

The Driving Examiner will be looking for a high standard of driving on all types of roads whether that is roundabouts, both mini and multi lane, junctions and crossroads from small unmarked to large multi-lane light controlled systems.

When learning to drive with Driving Excellence Derby you will build experience on all types of roads and road systems and it is our job to ensure you build confidence on the road and know how to handle tricky spots and be prepared to handle a range of situations.

Derby Alvaston

Off Belmore Way



DE21 7AY

Test waiting times

Car 5 weeks

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Parking: There are parking spaces available
Toilets: Male and female toilets are available
Disabled access: You can get into the test centre in a wheelchair

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