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Learn to drive at 16Learn to Drive at 16

If you are 16 years old, driving tuition can be arranged at a unique purpose built practice area where no driving licence is required. As well as being an enjoyable experience this will also be good preparation for driving on public roads. This track is also used for drivers unsure or nervous...

Weekly lessons

In this course your lessons will be arranged over a period of weeks where you will be taught all aspects of driving. When you have reached a good standard, you will be advised to apply for your driving test. Once you have passed your driving test, you will be offered the chance to receive further...

 

Intensive driving coursesIntensive Driving Lessons

Before booking an intensive course please consider the following:

An assessment drive will decide the amount of lessons the instructor recommends for your intensive driving course. The course can be completed in the space of one week, however we recommend you space out the lessons over a longer...

One day driving course (NEW)

Learn in one day the basics - essential skills day

Would you like to be taught all the basics in one day? No other driving school offers this type of course, be the first to boast to your friends "I learnt to drive in one day". Available in Torbay and Newton Abbot only.

Pass plus

The Pass Plus scheme is aimed at new drivers to help them become better drivers. To join Pass Plus you need to find an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) to train you. Your ADI will help you complete the six training modules to pass the training course.

Patient & friendly driving tuition throughout Devon

» Intensive or Hourly Courses

» Pass Plus Lessons

» Male & Female Instructors

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What Pupils Are Saying

I had Tim as my instructor and I passed first time . He’s calm and very patient.

-Sophie Moss

When I first started looking into driving lessons, I walked straight to NA DVLA test center 'cause it was only round then corner and asked about intensive courses. Dan, from first gear happened to be there, approached me and talked me through everything I needed to do.

Although lessons did not continue with Dan due to complications, I don't think I could have asked for a better instructor starting out as a learner. Great character and definitely knows what he's doing.

-Daniel Harwood

When i first called 1st Gear School of Motoring they were very helpful and put me at ease straight away. My lessons were with an instructor called Graham Woodcock and i would recommend him to anyone for driving lessons.

I passed 2nd time but that was my fault. A great driving school Graham was always on time and never cancelled any of my lessons. Cheers Graham. See you on the road mate.

-Jame Williams

Brilliant! A large family means more than one driving lesson trauma for the brood so what a relief when we finally chose the right tuition and chose a driving School that demonstrated a friendly professionalism that surpassed all previous experiences. Well done First Gear... will definitely be sending the grand children your way soon!

-Robert Jack

I was recommended 1st Gear by a friend and I would recommend them too. The lessons went very well and I learnt to drive quickly. The instructor was a good laugh and good at his job. I live in Torquay but I know they have instructors all over Torbay and Exeter.

-Mark McCann

Areas we cover

  • Torquay
  • Paignton
  • Teignmouth
  • Newton Abbot
  • Totnes
  • Milber
  • Brixham
  • Buckland
  • Kingsteignton
  • Abbotskerswell
  • Dawlish
  • Chudleigh
  • Bovey Tracey
  • Ashburton
  • Buckfastleigh
  • Heathfield
  • South Brent
  • Dartington
  • Ipplepen
  • Harberton (Ford)
  • Dartmouth (meet in Kingswear)
  • Kingswear
  • Exeter
  • Exton
  • Clyst St Mary
  • St Thomas
  • Exwick
  • Whipton
  • Broadclyst
  • Exminster
  • Topsham
  • Ebford
  • Alphington
  • Ide
  • Pennsylvania
  • Pinoe
  • Kennford
  • Woodburry
  • Clyst St George
  • Lower Wear
  • Wheetley
  • Heavitree
  • Poltimore
  • Souton

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