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Learn to drive with the UK’s highest rated driving school

Our experienced instructors and dedicated, unique resources increase your chance of passing by 14%.

2 free hours when you book 12 – OFFER ENDS SOON

If there are no instructors covering your area, please call our contact centre or alternatively purchase REDs Gift Voucher for driving lessons at the earliest opportunity. Find out more about RED’s Driving Lesson Gift Voucher scheme.

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Over 1700 DVSA certified instructors nationwide
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We’ve got a special offer this spring to get new customers in the driving seat:

  • Two free hours when you buy 12*

For more details and to buy, visit our offers page here.

  • And ongoing discounts of up to 10% on our other driving lesson packages

Find out more here.

Our Driving Lesson Gift Vouchers make the perfect gift for someone who wants to get on the road quickly. Purchasing a RED Gift Voucher is simple and secure. Simply click this link and follow the steps to purchase a voucher from as little as £10.

*One of your free hours must be used on the day of your test. The 14 for 12 offer is not available to existing RED Driving School students and only one ‘14 for 12’ offer per learner.

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How it works

5 Steps to get a licence

Before you can start learning to drive, you must apply for a provisional licence.

You can apply for your provisional licence either online or in person at your local post office.

To apply online for your provisional driving licence go to GOV.UK. Alternatively, you can apply for your provisional licence by completing the D1 application form, available at your local Post Office.

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Booking a driving lesson with RED Driving School couldn’t be easier.

Either book online or call us to book your first lessons.

New to RED? Don’t forget to take advantage of our great introductory offers.

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The Learn to Drive with RED App puts learning to drive in the palm of your hand.

Learn to Drive with RED app

In order to pass your theory test, you must complete a hazard perception test and a multiple choice test.

You theory test must be completed before you can take your practical test

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The final stage…your practical test.

During your test, you’ll complete five separate sections. These are:

  1. An eyesight check
  2. ‘show me, tell me’ vehicle safety questions
  3. General driving ability
  4. Reversing your vehicle
  5. Independent driving
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Tired of flipping through dull textbooks and struggling with complicated rules? Say hello to stress-free learning with our cutting-edge Driving Theory App! Designed to make learning fun, effective, and convenient. Get the knowledge you need to pass first-time!

  • Complete set of DVSA questions, hazard perception clips and video case studies
  • Personalised daily training plan
  • Timed mock tests
  • Road signs game
  • Exclusive videos
RED Complete Driving Theory Mobile


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Our courses

Driving lessons

Whether you are starting out fresh or picking up lessons after taking a break, we can support you with your lessons.

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Our lessons are designed to ensure you become a safe and confident driver.

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Failed Driving Test

We’ll help you figure out what went wrong first time around

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At RED, our refresher courses cover a wide range of driving situations.

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Pass Plus

A Pass Plus course will enable to gain confidence and can reduce some costs such as insurance.

Learning to drive is now in the palm of your hand

The Learn to Drive with RED App

The cornerstone of learning to drive efficiently is being able to monitor and track your progress to test success and our new app, Learn to Drive with RED, puts learning to drive in the palm of your hand.

As a new RED Learner you will be able to download our app which will give you the following benefits:

  • See your progress at the end of each lesson
  • Prepare and pass your theory test
  • Celebrate your successes and milestones with our “medals” and “trophies”
  • Share your progress with others
  • Book lessons and add credit to your account
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Before you can start learning to drive, you must apply for a provisional licence.
Read more about Applying For A Licence here.

The average person requires around 45 hours of tuition and a further 22 hours of practise before they are test-ready (according to the DVSA). However, every person is different and some may need fewer hours, while others may require more.

We strive to ensure that every person who learns to drive with RED, does so in the most comfortable environment possible. If you need to change your instructor – for example, you are moving to a new location – please let us know and we can organise a replacement.

We offer a no quibble refund policy, so you’re always safe in the knowledge that if you have to stop your lessons for any reason, your money is not lost.

What you get


Our booking system is safe and secure and our no quibble refund policy means that you'll never be left out of pocket.

MON-FRI 8.30 AM to 7PM



Learner driver insurance is temporary car insurance for learner drivers, irrespective of whether you are learning with RED, which allows you to get some practice sessions in your own car, or in a friend’s or relative’s car. It covers you as a provisional driving licence holder to drive in the short term whilst being properly supervised.

The DVSA states that, on average, it takes 45 hours of professional instruction and 22 hours of private practice to learn to drive. RED’s Learner insurance is a great way to gain those extra recommended hours.

  • Policies start from 1 day up to 5 months
  • It’s your policy, it doesn’t impact the car owner’s no claim’s bonus
  • Pay-as-you-go with no cancellation fee
  • Perfect for nailing parallel parking!

* At the current time we can unfortunately only quote for Learner Drivers who are aged 17-35


Meet our instructors

Dave Dunsford

Dave Dunsford

I’ve been a driving instructor for over 20 years. I started out as a new driver instructor and now also train people to become driving instructors, so I’ve seen it all!

The test and driving regulations has changed over the years and at RED we really focus on ensuring that our learners are 100% confident and competent with independent driving.

As a parent myself I understand that patience is key through the instruction process, everyone has different strengths and weaknesses. It’s all about encouraging progression in a way that benefits the student and manages expectations. There’s nothing like the feeling when a student passes or achieves their goals – it’s a process you go through together.

I’ve taught thousands of people over the years and whether your aim is passing your driving test or refreshing certain skills, I’d say go for it! The freedom and confidence that safe driving gives you is simply incredible.

Dawn Guerrero

Dawn Guerrero

I absolutely love the job, the best thing about it is the reward you receive from seeing people progress with their driving and watching their confidence grow. It’s also really fun and I really enjoy meeting and getting to know different people each day

John Nicholson

John Nicholson

After looking at the options available to him, John made the decision to retrain as a driving instructor. He embarked on a course with RED Driving School and passed his final exams in September 2016.

Dave Dunsford

Dave Dunsford

Dawn Guerrero

Dawn Guerrero

John Nicholson

John Nicholson

Our services

What else can we offer

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Learn to Drive with RED App

Our app, Learn to Drive with RED, puts learning to drive in the palm of your hand

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Block booking discount

Our block booking discounts let you learn for less. Find out more here.

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Driving lesson voucher

Are you looking to help someone learn to drive? Our driving lesson vouchers make the perfect gift for the driver to be.

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Female Instructors

If you have a preference on your instructor, give us a ring and we can pick someone suitable for you!

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Automatic Lessons

Prefer to learn in an automatic? We offer automatic driving lessons too.

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Intensive Lessons

We aim to cater for all our learners needs. Get in touch today to see how we can help you get on the road faster.

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Theory Test Training Aids

Our Theory Test App will equip you with all the knowledge needed to pass your test first time.


  • You’ll have passed the test, probably without ever having driven on a motorway. (You’re certain to use a motorway at some stage.) Driving on motorways is statistically very safe, but it can be very daunting and dangerous to the untrained.
  • We recommend motorway driving lessons to all of our learners-generally once they have passed their practical driving test. Motorway driving does require additional skills and with the introduction of “Smart Motorways” there’s plenty to learn.
  • We will create a bespoke session for our course depending upon your needs and location. Call our contact centre.
  • You don’t have to have passed your test with RED to benefit from this course. You’ll learn in safety and your instructor will cover everything that you need including high-speed entry and exits, lane use and changing lanes, high-speed observations and how to best maintain a safe space for your vehicle.


  • Complete your training.
  • Get the confidence to use our brilliant motorway network safely.

Looking to improve your driving?

Try our skid pan driving course.

Our skid pan driving course is the ideal way to perfect your skills when driving in bad weather conditions.

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Where can you find us

Always an instructor near you

Our experienced instructors operate nationwide. So whether you’re learning in Newcastle or Norwich or Plymouth or Preston, we’ll find the perfect instructor to help you on your journey to passing.

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