Driving Lessons in Birmingham 

As one of the UK's largest cities, Birmingham has great public transport links. But if you're sick of getting drenched in the rain while you wait for the bus, you're probably thinking it's about time you start learning to drive.

Not sure where to start with driving lessons in Birmingham? PassMeFast has done the hard work for you. We've gathered everything you need to know in one place — from transmission to prices and everything in between.

 Why choose PassMeFast?

  • Automatic and manual driving courses to suit all drivers
  • Flexible intensive and semi-intensive driving lessons to fit any schedule
  • Learn with experienced instructors
  • Home and workplace pickups
  • Pass in as little as one week

 Our Birmingham driving Instructors

All of our courses in Birmingham include one-on-one tuition from a DVSA-approved driving instructor, with fast-track practical tests available, too. So, say goodbye to old-style lessons and discover a new way to drive: PassMeFast. Call us on 0333 123 4949 to chat to the team, or click the button below to start booking your course.

We have a network of over 5,000 friendly and reliable independent driving instructors, they’re hand-picked to ensure that they meet the very highest standards. We offer both automatic and manual intensive driving courses across a range of different vehicle types. Whether you’re a first time learner or a day away from passing, we have a course for you.

Interested in automatic intensive driving lessons in Birmingham?

We get it - driving in a city like Birmingham can be stressful. Traffic jams in the city centre and tailbacks on the M6 are, often, a sad fact of life. Driving in these conditions can make things worse: all those gear changes! If you’d rather skip the hassle (and the clutch control), then an automatic car is a sound choice.

All of our lessons are taught on a 1:1 basis. Your instructor will give you honest and constructive feedback, so any areas for improvement can be worked on before your driving test. You can also track your progress after each lesson by using the PassMeFast Student Portal App.

Areas we serve in Birmingham


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  • The town's name means 'village of a man called Ecgbald'
  • Home to Warwickshire County Cricket Club, host to the England cricket team during test matches
  • Boasts the oldest lawn tennis club in the world still in use today: the Lawn Tennis Society
  • J.R.R. Tolkien lived here in his teenage years, and is said to have found much inspiration here for his The Lord of the Rings novel

Hall Green

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  • Local place of interest is the Shire Country Park which lies near Sarehole Mill, the River Cole and Small Heath
  • Home to the Church of the Ascension, completed in 1704, which received Grade II* listed status in 1952
  • J.R.R. Tolkien lived here as a child and gained inspiration for 'The Shire' from Sarehole Mill
  • Sarehole Mill is one of only two working water mills in Birmingham, and been designated a Grade II listing


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  • There's evidence to suggest that the town was occupied in the Stone Age, judging from the discovery of a Chert neolithic scraper
  • The River Rea flows through Northfield on its way to the North Sea
  • Runs an annual carnival, Northfield Carnival, every year on the first Saturday of July
  • The local parish church, St. Laurence's Church, is a Grade I listed building dating back to the 12th century

Sutton Coldfield



  • The name appears to be from 'south town' and 'coal field'
  • Past archaelogical studies have found Bronze Age burnt mounds, an Iron Age settlement and flints dating back to the New Stone Age
  • Home to Sutton Park, one of the biggest urban parks in England, which is used in the course for the Great Midlands Fun Run
  • Sutton Park is a national nature reserve and a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)

Driving around Birmingham

Birmingham is a huge, sprawling city—and, as such, your exact learning experience will vary dramatically depending on where you live. You are certain, however, to find a real diversity of conditions, from the relative quiet of Birmingham’s more suburban areas through to the fast pace of the M6 motorway which runs through the city—yep, learners can now take motorway lessons with their instructor!

Map showing Birmingham within West Midlands

While all learners’ journeys are unique, the end result is the same: a new pink UK driving licence in your purse or wallet. At PassMeFast, we’ve already helped thousands of learners to achieve exactly that.


Test centres in Birmingham

Practical Driving Test Centres in Birmingham

When it comes to taking the practical test, Birmingham’s learners are spoiled for choice, with no fewer than six test centres in the city itself: Cocks Moors Woods, Garretts Green, Kings Heath, Kingstanding, South Yardley and Sutton Coldfield. There’s even a seventh Birmingham test centre—Shirley, which is just over the border in Solihull, and which is convenient for those in the Hall Green area. For useful advice, visit the practical test section of our blog.

Theory Test Centres in Birmingham

As well as the city’s many practical test centres, there are also two theory test centres to choose from here. The first is the Birmingham theory test centre, which you can find on Dale End in the city centre itself, a short walk from the Bullring and the city’s three major train stations. Alternatively, you could opt for the Sutton Coldfield test centre, which is close to the Four Oaks train station.


Driving lesson FAQs

Why take driving lessons in Birmingham?

Looking to conquer the roads of Birmingham? Look no further than PassMeFast! Our tailored driving lessons ensure you're ready for any challenge. With Birmingham's diverse roads and bustling streets, learning here prepares you for driving anywhere. Plus, our flexible scheduling and expert instructors make the process a breeze. Don't miss out—start your driving journey with us today! PassMeFast provides a fast-track approach to getting your driver's license. You can build your driving skills and confidence quickly through focused and concentrated training over a short period. 

Is the first driving lesson really scary in Birmingham?

If your friends are teasing you by telling you how scary your first driving lesson will be, ignore them! It's not as bad as you might think.

In fact, your first driving lesson doesn't actually involve much driving. Instead, you'll be introduced to your instructor, go over some important pre-checks, and gain a good understanding of the controls in the car.

Driving instructors have lots of experience with nerves, and it's completely normal to feel that way. Before long, your nerves will start to disappear as you become more comfortable and confident with the things you're learning.

Is 20 hours of driving lessons enough?

If you've not been behind the wheel before, 20 hours of lessons is unlikely to be sufficient to get you test ready. The DVSA state that on average a candidate who passes their test has taken 48 hours of professional lessons, as well as completed 20 hours of private practice. So a 20 hour course is only suitable for a learner who has already had at least 20 - 30 hours behind the wheel. Try our course recommender to understand what the best course is for you.

How many driving instructors do PassMeFast work with?

We have a team of over 5,000 friendly driving instructors who will fill your brain with the driving skills you need to pass your test fast. Whether you want to learn to drive in a manual or automatic car, you’re in the best hands possible.

Do you help with theory test revision?

Yes! Jump on a PassMeTheory online revision session to get theory test prepped and ready to pass. Just pick a date and time that works for you and we’ll teach you the trickiest parts of the test to make sure you’re ready to go.

Why take driving lessons with PassMeFast?

We offer a wide range of intensive driving lessons designed to prepare you for any driving challenge you may face. Our DVSA-registered instructors are experts at navigating the various streets of the UK and will provide you with personalised lessons tailored to your individual needs. With our flexible scheduling, you can learn close to home and feel confident in your abilities. Our driving lessons are fast and flexible, allowing you to achieve your driving goals quickly.