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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 6 – offer ends soon. Call us now

Call us in office hours or book online 24/7
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1500 DVSA registered instructors nationwide
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Free access to our award winning Road Brain Trainer
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National Driving School of the Year 2018
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No quibble refund policy



We’ve got two RED-hot special offers to get new customers in the driving seat:

  • Two hours for the price of one
  • Six hours for the price of four

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

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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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Our new RED app is coming soon, so keep an eye out for our launch! You will be able to track your progress every step of the way using our app so you know exactly where you are in your learning journey.

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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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17 Hours

Less time needed to pass than the national average


Off your first lesson for new customers

Our courses

Learner lessons

Whether you are starting out fresh or picking up lessons after taking a break, we can support you with your lessons. Simply give us a call and let us know what kind of lessons you are looking for and we’ll get you booked in with a suitable instructor for your needs.

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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.

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


Not sure which option to choose? Our call centre is always ready to help you! Give us a call, answer a few questions and we will suggest the best course that fits your needs just in 10 minutes.

MON-FRI 8.30 AM to 7PM | SAT 9.00AM to 5PM

Our offers

Get discounted rates on car insurance and more with our trusted partners.
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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

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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.

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Dave Dunsford

Dawn Guerrero

Dawn Guerrero

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John Nicholson

Our services

What else can we offer

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Progress Log App - Coming Soon

Increase your chances of passing with our Theory Test App Bundle which will be launching soon.

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Red's road brain training

Train your brain to boost your chance of passing the practical test by 14%!*

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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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Theory Test Training Aids

We offer a full range of trainings aids to help you pass your theory faster – from mock tests to an online version of the Highway Code.

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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