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Learn when and where you want, with the #1 learner app.

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Get on the road for less by passing faster.

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Build your confidence with a supportive instructor.

Why choose Midrive?

We make it easy to find your independence!

  • Discover the #1 app for learners
  • Learn with the best-rated instructors
  • Get matched within 24 hours

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.

Gain your freedom faster

Save time and money. Midrive learners pass in 17 fewer hours than the UK average!

Midrive 30 hours, UK average 47 hours

Learn with the best

Everyone deserves to build their confidence with a patient and knowledgeable instructor. Our instructors come recommended by other learners like you, so you only learn with the best.

Most importantly, we recognise how important it is to learn with someone who suits your learning style. So if you’re not feeling it, you can switch instructors at any time.

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Driving lessons near you

Wherever you live - from the bustling roads of London to the lively streets of Nottingham, Leicester, or Cardiff - we’ve got your back.

We have over 3,000 instructors across the UK. So whether you live in a large city like Manchester, Liverpool, or Birmingham, or a quiet country village, there’s an instructor in your area to help you build your confidence with manual or automatic lessons.

No matter who you are, or where you call home, you should have the freedom to learn on your schedule, and pass your way.

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Common questions

What are driving lesson prices?

Driving lesson prices start at £20 an hour for manual driving lessons and £26.25 for automatic driving lessons. That means that if you take 47 hours of driving lessons (the national average) you’ll spend a minimum of £752.

Midrive learners save money by passing 17 hours faster than average.

What are practical driving lessons?

Practical driving lessons prepare you to pass the DVSA practical driving test, so that you can qualify to drive a car on public roads. Practical driving lessons should take place with a fully qualified driving instructor in a dual-control car.

How can I find lessons near me?

Easy! Just enter your postcode above to find your local rates. We offer lessons in packages from 5 to 30 hours which can be topped up at any time within our free Learner app.

From there it’s simple. We'll aim to get you matched with a local instructor within 24 hours, then for each lesson you'll be picked up and dropped home again.

How many lessons should I take a week?

At Midrive we encourage regular lessons once or twice a week. That way, you’ll gain experience in different weather and traffic conditions. Plus, it will give you time to absorb what you’ve learned, so that you can make the best use of each session with your instructor.

Can I take lessons before passing the theory test?

Yes! You can take lessons without having passed your theory test. Some people prefer doing this as they find the practical experience of taking lessons can help them understand the Highway Code better.

However, there’s a real bonus in taking your theory as early as possible. Once you’ve passed it, you’ll know the Highway Code inside out - saving you time to focus on the practical challenges.

Do I need lessons to take the driving test?

You don't need lessons to take the practical driving test. All you need is to be at least 17, to have passed your theory test, and to have a car (in which you’re insured) to take your test in.

It’s widely accepted though, that lessons are the best way to make safe, test-ready learners.

If you're new to the UK and driven elsewhere you may only need a few refreshers lesson to be test ready.

Can I take lessons if I'm under 17?

In most circumstances, no. You need to be 17 and hold a provisional driving licence to start taking lessons. You can apply for your provisional licence at fifteen and nine months old, and you can book lessons too, but you can’t take them until you’re 17.

However, if you’ve received or are about to receive the mobility component of the Personal Independent Payment, then you can start lessons and take your test at 16. For everyone else though, it’s 17.

Do I need learner driver insurance?

If you're only learning with a driving instructor, then you won't need to worry about learner insurance. The instructor will cover that, and it’s included in the price of your lesson.

That said, if you're going to be practising outside of lessons with a friend or family member, you'll need insurance. Private practice helps you to hone your skills between lessons and get test-ready faster - so we'd definitely recommend it. In fact, the DVSA recommends 22 hours of private practice before taking the practical test.

Find out more about how learner driver insurance could help you pass your test faster. Or, if you're looking for a longer term insurance option, check out how taking out a hybrid insurance policy while you learn may be able to save you money.

What’s a refresher course?

A refresher course is a short course, often five to ten hours, designed for those with prior experience of driving. Perhaps you’re returning to driving after a break, are new to driving in the UK, or just want to sharpen up.

These courses can be tailored to whatever particular skill someone wants to work on, no matter how general or specific. We recommend our five or ten-hour packages. They’re perfect for getting back up to speed!

What’s Pass Plus?

Pass Plus is a course without a test, aimed at expanding a new driver’s experience and skill set. It takes a minimum of six hours and is suggested for just after you’ve passed. It covers challenges such as night-time driving, town driving, all weather driving, and motorway driving.

Whilst you can drive at night as a learner driver, and access the motorway (so long as you are with a qualified instructor in a dual control car), it’s rare these things are covered in normal lessons.

With Pass Plus the instructor will be able to share a wealth of knowledge that simply wouldn’t come up under the normal driving curriculum.