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Driving lessons in
Leicester

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Where we provide lessons in Leicester

Wherever you’re local to, we’ve got an instructor who’s local too. Our top areas in Leicester include:

Aylestone, Beaumont Leys, Belgrave, Birstall, Braunstone Town, Clarendon Park, Evington, Knighton, Loughborough and Uppingham.

Enter your postcode above to check lesson pricing in your local area of Leicester.

 

Learning to drive in Leicester

Leicester is a busy city with some tricky junctions to get the hang of. But don’t fear - learning here will give you valuable experience on a variety of roads, which is sure to come in handy once you’ve passed your test!

Glen Parva is a great little area to begin in. There are plenty of simple straight roads, like Cork Lane, where you can practise moving off and stopping. There might be the odd parked car around which you can practise parallel parking, once you’ve gained some experience. The only thing to look out for is the school rush, with Glen Hills Primary School nearby.

The small village of Scraptoft, on the edge of Leicester, is a good place to practise manoeuvres like your three-point-turn, or emergency stop. And as a bonus, it leads out onto winding country roads. There you can get used to narrow lanes and sudden turns, whilst also looking out for hazards like horses, wildlife, and other road users.

If you’re looking for a greater challenge, get onto the A563. There are plenty of roundabouts along it, including one with six exits near Tudor Grange Samworth Academy. If you keep following the A563 east you’ll get to where the M1 meets the M69. You’re able to take to the motorway if you’re with your instructor, or if you’ve already passed your test. But of course, you don’t have to if you’re not feeling ready!

 

Manual and automatic driving lessons

Manual lessons aren’t what everyone’s looking for, so we also offer automatic lessons in Leicester.

Everyone’s different when it comes to driving, so make sure that you think carefully about which type of lessons you’d like to take. There’s less to get your head around with automatic lessons, but this type of licence will only allow you to drive an automatic car. On the other hand, a manual licence qualifies you to drive both types of vehicle and the lessons tend to be cheaper too.

If you’re going to be stuck in a lot of traffic around Leicester you might prefer an automatic, as you won’t have to be constantly changing gears. Like automatic lessons though, automatic cars are more expensive than manual ones, so you’ll have to bear that in mind. The decision is ultimately yours!

 

Driving test centre locations

Our instructors will help you pick the right test centre in Leicester for you. They’ll make sure you’re learning all the right routes too, in the lead up to your test. Check out DVSA's website to find your nearest test centre. There are a couple of test centres in Leicester to choose from:

Leicester, Cannock Street: 40 Cannock Street, Barkbythorpe Road, Troon Industrial Estate, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 9HT.

Wigston: Tigers Road (off Saffron Road), South Wigston, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE18 4WS.

Loughborough: Ark Business Centre, Gordon Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 1JP

Hinkley: 33 Brookside, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 2TG

Melton Mowbray: Melton Mowbray Driving Test Centre, Phoenix House Nottingham Road, Melton Mowbray, LE13 0UL

 

Discover the best driving instructor near you

This brief guide will show you how to:

  1. Find a driving instructor you can trust
  2. Pass in 17 fewer hours
  3. Save hundreds of pounds

In short, if you want to pass first time without breaking the bank, you'll love this guide.

 

How to find an instructor you can trust

You deserve an instructor who:

  • Builds your confidence
  • Makes learning enjoyable
  • Won't cost the earth

That’s why our instructor checks include the following:

  1. Every instructor is fully qualified (no trainees)
  2. All instructors have been rated at least 4 out of 5 by learners like you
  3. You'll be in safe hands with a DBS security checked instructor
  4. You ought to be able to book lessons with confidence that you’re making the right choice.

Just enter your postcode above to find an instructor you can trust.

 

What if you could pass in 17 fewer hours, while saving £425?

That's how much our learners typically save. What's more, they enjoy these great benefits:

Get matched with a top-rated instructor in 24 hours

  • Be on the road within 7 days
  • Enjoy a discounted first lesson to get you started
  • Instructor rematch at any time

Enter your postcode above to get started with a discounted lesson.

 

How many lessons do you really need?

We know the feeling: the DVSA says the average learner takes 45 hours of lessons before passing the driving test. But that seems like a lot. Do you really need that many?

Here’s the secret to passing faster:

  1. Choose an instructor with a track record for helping learners to pass fast
  2. Use tools like the Get Driving app to keep learning between lessons
  3. Put in some practice between lessons with a friend or family member

Get Driving learners pass in 17 fewer hours than the UK average, so you’ll probably only need around 30 hours. But whichever package you choose, you can top up by the hour if you need a bit longer, or get a refund on any unused hours if you pass faster.

 

How to make a saving on the cost of driving lessons

If you take the average number of lessons (47) and multiply it by the cost of the average lesson (£24), you’ll see that the total cost of lessons is around £1,128.

Who knows what you could buy with that amount of money. A TV? A better bed? You don’t want to spend that much on learning to drive, and we don’t want you to either.

Get Driving learners save 35% compared to learning with a traditional driving school, simply by passing faster.

And that’s not all. You can also enjoy:

  1. discounted first lesson
  2. Competitively priced lessons across the UK
  3. Manual vs automatic: making an educated choice

Choosing between manual and automatic lessons is a must. There are a few factors to weigh up.

Manual

  • Cheaper lessons and cars
  • Qualifies you to drive both manuals and automatics
  • Gives you that little bit more control

Automatic

  • Easier and faster to learn
  • No risk of stalling
  • More pleasant in heavy traffic