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Verified Instructor
  • £27 an hour
  • 2014 MERCEDES-BENZ A Class
  • both
  • 16+ years
Verified Instructor
  • £27 an hour
  • 2017 HYUNDAI I30
  • manual
  • 9+ years
Verified Instructor
  • £27 an hour
  • manual
  • 8+ years
Verified Instructor
  • £26 an hour
  • 2014 NISSAN Largo
  • manual
  • 4+ years
Verified Instructor
  • £24 an hour
  • 2015 VAUXHALL Corsa
  • manual
  • 16+ years
Verified Instructor
  • £25 an hour
  • 2014 TOYOTA Yaris
  • manual
  • 2+ years

Find your perfect driving lessons with Get Licensed

At Get Licensed, we understand that learning to drive is one of the most important moments in a person's life which is why we want to make it as easy as possible to find the best driving lessons in Bedford.

Search instructors in Bedford and find the best fit for you. Whether you want automatic driving lessons, a female driving instructor or perhaps a shared taste in music.

Finding your perfect driving lessons in Bedford has never been easier.

How to choose the best driving instructor in Bedford?

All driving instructors on Get Licensed are fully qualified to ensure the highest standards of driving lesson tuition is passed on to you.

The driving instructor profile gives you information about the instructor and gives you the option to read reviews from previous learners while passing on their experiences first hand so there are no nasty surprises for you.

Did they pass first time? Was the car clean? Do they support the same football team as you? You get the drift.

How many driving lessons will I need in Bedford?

Research and online statistics show that most learner drivers have between 40 - 50 hours of driving lessons before they are ready to take their driving test. The number of hours it takes varies from person to person but having a local driving instructor who is the perfect fit for you can help.

Should I choose manual or automatic lessons?

Around 90% of driving licences are for manual cars. With a manual driving licence, you are able to drive automatic and manual cars but an automatic licence will only allow you to drive automatic cars. The hours it can take to pass your automatic test can be less but it is worth bearing in mind that insurance and car prices for automatic vehicles tend to be higher.

How much do driving lessons cost in Bedford?

The average cost for driving lessons in Bedford is £24. If it takes you 40 hours to learn to drive this will be at a cost of £960.

What to expect learning to drive in Bedford

No one knows Bedford better than local driving instructors.
Your driving lesson will start off on the back roads of Bedford in order to increase your confidence in a quiet environment.

Focusing on steering and basic car and clutch control to help you get a feel for driving. As your driving skill progresses you will encounter new challenges.

You’re driving instructor will have meticulously planned your lesson route in a purposeful way so that you experience driving through a variety of junctions, roundabouts and pedestrian crossings in a familiar and local setting.

More about Bedford

Bedford, unitary authority, south-central England. It is bounded to the northeast by Cambridgeshire, to the southeast and south by Central Bedfordshire, to the southwest by Milton Keynes, and to the northwest by Northamptonshire. The administrative centre is Bedford town. The borough (district) of Bedford became a unitary authority in 2009 as result of the reorganization of the former administrative county of Bedfordshire. The unitary authority lies almost entirely within the historic county of Bedfordshire, except for a small area northwest of Pertenhall that belongs to the historic county of Huntingdonshire. The unitary authority also includes the town of Kempston and dozens of villages, hamlets, and other rural parishes. It spans a section of the winding, broad valley of the River Ouse. The clay soils of the area are used for growing a variety of agricultural products. Limestoneexposed in the Great Ouse valley northwest of the town of Bedford was formerly used as building stone in the small riverside villages. Brickmaking has a long history in the area and was centred on the town of Stewartby, southwest of Bedford town, utilizing the local heavy Oxford clays. Stewartby was originally known as Wootton Pillinge but was renamed for the Stewart family, who were responsible for its development as a model village in the 1920s. Although Stewartby at one time was home to the largest brickworks in the world, brickmaking operations there ceased in 2008. Area 184 square miles (476 square km). Pop. (2001) 147,913; (2011) 157,479.


It’s really important to learn how to drive safely right from the beginning – bad habits are hard to break after all! Driving instructors are specially trained to teach you what you need to know to be safe on the road and pass your test. They have lots of experience and knowledge about driving, which they’ll use to help you become a confident, safe driver.

Other than yourself of course, You’re driving instructor should have already provided a written record of your progress. That record should list all the topics you need to master to drive safely for life. These include parallel parking, turn in the road (3-point turn), reversing around a corner and emergency stop. It should state precisely what stage you are up to now and it should be clear how much there is left to learn, together with any weaknesses you have which must be addressed.

You can expect such things as: Sound the horn, turn on the parking (side marker) lights, turn on the headlights, press on the brakes so they can see that the brake lights work. Also expect to: Turn on the turn signals, turn on the hazard lights
They will probably also make sure your seat belts work properly before beginning the test.  This is to ensure that your car is equipped properly for driving safely on the roadway.


About 40 – 50 minutes. The practical driving test includes an eyesight check and safety questions before a section of independent driving. 

You cannot fail your practical driving test for getting one or both questions wrong, but you can pick up 1 minor driving fault as a result of one or two incorrect answers, 16 or more minor driving faults, one serious or one dangerous fault will result in a test failure.

If you fail the driving test, you must wait two weeks before taking it again.

Yes! You can start driving straight away when you've passed your test. You don't need to wait for your full licence to arrive.