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1st Class Driver Training

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Monday-Saturday 7am-8pm

01273 232688

07860 547454


Prices

1st hour charged at £5 (beginners only), thereafter only £27 per hour

10 hours (11th hour free) £270

20 hours (A saving of £49) £491


Useful Links

Applying online for your Provisional Licence
Provisional Driving Licence

Book your Theory Test
Book your Theory Test

Book your Practical Test
Book-practical Driving Test

Welcome to 1st Class Driver Training

1st Class Driver Training has been established for more than 25 years and with almost 30 years experience, we deliver driver training in the Brighton and Hove region and surrounding areas.

Whether you are a complete beginner, a qualified driver in need of a refresher course, wanting intensive driving lessons or looking to qualify as an Approved Driving Instructor or working towards obtaining the Private Hire Taxi Licence, our friendly and patient instructors are ready to help you gain the skills required for a lifetime of safe driving.

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Our Training Vehicles

Our training vehicles include a selection of new Vauxhall Corsas with 1.4 petrol engines. Each vehicle is fitted with “He-Man” dual controls for safety and equipped with power steering and ABS brakes to assist stopping and are all air conditioned.

Vauxhall Corsa training vehicles

Areas Covered

We currently offer training in the following areas: Brighton and Hove and the surrounding areas up to Saltdean/Telscombe Cliffs to the east, Lancing and Worthing to the west, as well as the Lewes and Burgess Hill regions.

Due to the changes in the requirements in motorcycle and other vehicular testing, The Driving Standards Agency has been rolling out new Multi-Purpose Test Centres (MPTCs) across the country in the last few years.

This resulted in the closure, in January 2009, of the established in-town/city test centres in Brighton and Hove to accommodate the new Burgess Hill MPTC. Consequently, 1st Class Driver Training cover the areas encompassing the new Burgess Hill test routes in addition to the existing Brighton and Hove region. We also include the more popular routes around the Lancing test centre which appeal to pupils due to the easier driving conditions.

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Testimonials

“After failing 7 tests in London, I thought I would try once more after my move to Brighton. I can’t believe I have just passes. Thank you for all your advice on keeping focused and relaxed with the examiner. Sorry if I was hard work!”
– Hilda

“I took 5 hours tuition with 1st Class Driver Training in preparation for my Private Hire License test and passed. The training was very helpful and I would recommend them to anyone.”
– Morshed, Hove

“We got there in the end, after 2 years of stopping and starting with me going back to university. I am so pleased. Thank you for all your patience and help.”
– Natasha, Trainee teacher

“Thanks for everything, really enjoyed learning to drive and all the laughs we had on the way, which I will miss.”
– Mike, Roofer

Foreign Students

Whether you are visiting, a student or a new resident in the U.K., 1st Class Driver Training is here to help you. We have taught many students from language schools in the Brighton and Hove area. Our instructors offer one-to-one tuition and are experienced in assisting those pupils for whom English is a second language. 1st Class have successfully helped pupils from a number of countries including Albania, Latin America, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Pakistan, Poland, Russia, Spain, Turkey, Cameroon and Nigeria.We can help advise on licence requirements. We can also provide help with studying for your theory test in your own language if required.

Max from Zimbabwe and his son

“Learning to drive for me, was very important since moving to live in Brighton and even more so when my youngest child was born 3 months early weighing only 1lb and we were dependent on others getting us to visit him. I thank God that he is fine now. I was amazed with the thoroughness of the teaching compared to the previous school I had been learning with. 1st Class Driver Training used a professional, yet personal approach to the syllabus. I particularly enjoyed learning the road positioning, reversing and overtaking exercises. Having a young family requires a car to help us get around for shopping and school drop offs etc. Also I am an electrician so getting to work is much easier with my tools, thanks to 1st Class Driver Training.”

– Max, Brighton (originally from Zimbabwe)

Call Us

Monday-Saturday 7am-8pm

01273 232688

07860 547454


Prices

1st hour charged at £5 (beginners only), thereafter only £27 per hour

10 hours (11th hour free) £270

20 hours (A saving of £49) £491


Useful Links

Applying online for your Provisional Licence
Provisional Driving Licence

Book your Theory Test
Book your Theory Test

Book your Practical Test
Book-practical Driving Test

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