20+

Years
with Yell

1st Gear Driving School

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18 Grenadine Close, Torquay, TQ2 7GN Directions

   Now closed Open today 09:00 - 21:00

Why Choose Us?

Fully Qualified
Online Booking
7 Days a Week

Business overview

We pride ourselves in providing an excellent service to pupils learning to drive by using instructors hand picked for their reliability, patience and good time keeping.

Your first 2 hours are £10.00 ( £5.00 per hour) We provide intensive courses, weekly lessons, assessment drives and pass plus courses.

Established since 1998 we are a South Devon based driving school providing driving lessons weekly and intensively, courses available throughout the South Devon area. We have driving instructors in the following areas; Torquay, Paignton, Brixham, Totnes, Newton Abbot and Teignmouth We take pride in providing the best in tuition for all learners seeking to pass their test. Our helpful & friendly instructors are just a phone call away so why not let them guide you all the way to the day of your test and beyond. Learn to drive with confidence and have fun along the way. All our cars are fitted with He-Man Dual controls.

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Prices

Introductory rates and standard hourly rates available
From £5 - 38 per hour

Products & Services

Male & Female driving instructors

No car sharing

Motorway lessons

Pass plus

Driving Instructor Training

Grade 6 and Grade A instructors

1 Day intensive courses

Mock driving tests

Off Road Lessons - West Point ( 16 years old )

He Man dual controls

Intensive driving courses

Refresher driving lessons

Nervous driver lessons

Free theory test training

intensive driving lessons

Credentials

Associations

  • Institute of Advanced Motorists
  • Driving Instructors Association

Reviews

Thank you Sean

5
Sean started to teach me how to drive in January and I passed my test first time last week. His step by step approach made it easy to build up my skills and progress every lesson. In my last few lessons Sean was very clear on what I needed to do to refine my skills. Whilst I felt very nervous on test day I was confident that I was well prepared. Thank you Sean for all your help and support.
13 May 2024
Well done William, thank you for the great review.
13 May 2024
Well done William, thank you for the great review.
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Thank you :),Thank you for he

5
Passed first time with First Gear. Thanks to Adrian, he taught me very well. Focused and constructive, but light hearted, making me feel comfortable and safe whilst learning to drive. I would highly recommend using their services.,Passed first time with First Gear. Thanks to Adrian, he taught me very well. Focused and constructive, but light hearted, making me feel comfortable and safe whilst learning to drive. I would highly reccomend using their services.
25 Apr 2024
Well done Stefan Great result for you today.
25 Apr 2024
Well done Stefan Great result for you today.
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Great instructors who help you learn to pass

5
Nice, friendly instructors. Helped me improve and get ready for my test week by week.
11 Apr 2024
Well done Dawid, glad you enjoyed your lessons.
11 Apr 2024
Well done Dawid, glad you enjoyed your lessons.
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Very good

5
Really could company great instructors especially Steve. He helped me pass and couldn’t ask for a better instructor
05 Apr 2024
Well done Connor and thank you for the review. Stay safe
05 Apr 2024
Well done Connor and thank you for the review. Stay safe
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Highly recommend! Great driving company!

5
This driving company has been wonderful! My driving instructor Adrian was very lovely and kind. He has helped me to be a more confident driver and is very patient. Amazing level of service and quality of work! Thank you very much 1st Gear! Highly recommend.
02 Apr 2024
Wow, thank you for the great review, enjoy your freedom. Graham 1st Gear
02 Apr 2024
Wow, thank you for the great review, enjoy your freedom. Graham 1st Gear
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