Beginner driving lessons

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Beginner Driving Lessons

Lessons for new drivers

Have you just received your provisional driving licence? Then it’s time to start driving lessons! It’s daunting yet exciting beginning to learn to drive. But with dedication and plenty of practice, you’ll soon be a confident, competent and safe driver.

Begin your driving journey with BSM

We offer step-by-step driving lessons for beginners. Our instructors know exactly how it feels to sit behind the steering wheel for the first time. Not only are they skilled tutors, but know how to make new drivers feel at ease - regardless of how nervous you may feel. You can rest assured that by booking your driving lessons with BSM, you’re already well on the road to getting your licence.

Beginner driving lessons near me

Wherever you are in the UK, you shouldn’t be too far from our network of expert instructors. Popular locations include Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Nottingham and Sheffield.


BSM has been teaching the nation to drive for over 100 years. In that time, we’ve learnt a few things ourselves - not least that learners are all different. We’re very happy to cater to all of our learners’ needs, and tailor lessons to exactly what you need. By finding an instructor with BSM, you know you’ll be in safe hands.

What do beginners learn in driving lessons?

Beginner drivers are taught over the course of their driving lessons how to take and pass the driving test. What this means is becoming a safe and competent enough driver to be able to do so.

You’ll learn how to drive skillfully in a range of different situations. Once you’re ready, you’ll be confident to drive in all kinds of weather, on both urban and countryside roads, and even on motorways. Plus you’ll have mastered the skills and manoeuvres required to pass the test and get your licence.

Where can I get beginner driving lessons near me?

Driving lessons have restarted in most regions of the UK. However, you may need to be patient, as there might be a backlog due to high demand for lessons.

To find lessons near you, simply get a quick quote. After a few basic questions, you’ll be given a list of instructors operating near you. You can also search for instructors for either manual or automatic cars.

We will ask that you observe the latest government guidance on Covid-19 in your lessons. And you can rest assured that the instructors will do the same.

What happens on my first driving lesson?

As a beginner, try not to worry about your first lesson. Your driving instructor will do everything they can to make you feel at ease behind the wheel. You’ll be taught the absolute basics, and won’t go faster than you feel comfortable with.

Find out everything you need to know about your first driving lesson here .

What are the rules for beginner drivers?

There are a few rules to observe while learning to drive. First, you need a valid provisional driving licence before you can sit behind the wheel. Second, you need to display ‘L’ plates - or ‘D’ plates in Wales, if you prefer.

Third, you need to be supervised while driving at all times. This might be your instructor. Or it could be a friend or family member, provided they’re over 21, have been driving for more than three years, and have a valid licence for the vehicle you’re using.

In England, Wales and Scotland, you stick to the same speed limit as other drivers. You can learn on the motorway, as long as you’re in a car with dual controls, supervised by an approved driving instructor.

In Northern Ireland, you’re restricted to 45mph. In addition, you’re not allowed to learn on the motorway in Northern Ireland – or at least not yet.