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You want to learn with a patient instructor who builds your confidence. That’s why we work with the very best instructors based on learner ratings.

And that’s not all! Your Midrive instructor will help you learn the easy way, with support from the learner app. You’ll enjoy:

  • Easy lesson booking
  • Tips, lesson route maps and progress tracking
  • Handy lesson alerts

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Are your instructors fully qualified?

All our instructors are fully qualified driving instructors. While many schools work with Potential Driving Instructors (instructors who are still in training), we only work with Approved Driving Instructors. These are experienced teachers who will help you pick up driving in no time.

How do I find a driving instructor near me?

Wherever you are, it's likely that one of our instructors will be right around the corner. Simply enter your postcode, pay a £25 deposit and we'll do the rest!

You'll get matched with a highly-rated instructor within 24 hours, and you'll be on the road enjoying your first lesson within 7 days.

Where do your driving instructors operate?

We have over 2,000 instructors in locations across the UK, so pretty much wherever you are in the country we’ll have a top-rated driving instructor for you!

Our popular locations include Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds, London, Manchester, and Sheffield.

When it comes to local knowledge, our instructors will know your area like the back of their hand. They’ll be able to guide you to the best practice spots for new learners as well as the test routes you'll need to learn before the big day! So, whatever stage you're at in your learning and wherever you are, they'll have you covered.

Do you have automatic driving instructors?

We get that everyone’s different, so we offer automatic driving instructors as well as manual. Bear in mind that there are fewer automatic instructors across the UK, so the demand for them is often higher. We’ll still aim to get you on the road within seven days - just make sure that you enter some weekday daytime options as our instructors tend to be busier on weekends and evenings.

It’s also worth noting that if you learn to drive in an automatic car, you’ll only be able to drive automatics once you get your licence. With a manual licence, though, you’re qualified to drive both types of cars. Driving lessons with automatic instructors also tend to be more expensive.

Don’t let that put you off! There are certainly perks when it comes to driving an automatic car. There’s less to get your head around, so many learners find that they end up learning faster and passing quicker as a result. Plus, it’s said that automatics are the cars of the future. Sounds tempting, doesn’t it?

Do you have manual driving instructors?

While we offer both manual and automatic driving lessons, choosing manual has many benefits! For starters, there are more manual instructors in the profession. This means matching you to an excellent Midrive instructor is easy. On top of that, manual lessons tend to be cheaper.

With a manual licence, you’ll be able to drive both manual and automatic cars - lucky you! The slight downfall is there’ll be more to remember which could make studying for your test a bit more difficult.

Do your instructors teach on weekends?

We have instructors available on both weekends and weekdays. Plus, unlike many other driving schools, we won’t charge you more on weekends or evenings!

There are pros and cons to having your driving lessons at the weekend. One perk is that roads tend to be less busy compared to weekdays. On the other hand, you may have to wait slightly longer to be matched with an instructor if you’re only available at weekends. The shortest wait times would be during the day mid-week as that’s when the most instructors are available.

We will do our best to work around your schedule! Just keep in mind that the more flexible you are with availability the easier it will be to get you matched.

Can I learn with a female driving instructor?

We realise that some people would prefer to have a female instructor. If you have a gender preference just pop a note to our Customer Happiness team on live chat before you make your booking.

While we’ll be sure to take note of your preference there are fewer female instructors around, so they tend to be in greater demand. If you’re really keen on learning with a female instructor we’ll try our best to make that happen, but it could take us a bit longer to get you matched.

That said, we believe genders are irrelevant when it comes to finding an excellent instructor! All our instructors are highly qualified and DBS checked to ensure you a safe (and totally awesome!) learning experience.

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How it works

1. Book

Choose a package, select your availability and pay a £25 deposit.

2. Match

Get matched with an instructor within 24 hours.

3. Learn

Start your lessons. The remaining payment is taken when your first lesson is confirmed.

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