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Driving Lessons in St Albans with Andy1st Driving School.

Our driving instructors supply the best driving lessons at cheap prices in St Albans. We use dual control cars that are easy to drive and are replaced every 6 months. To help you in your busy lives our instructors will pick you up from home, work or college.

Choose Andy1st driving school for driving lessons in St Albans, Welwyn Garden City, Hertford, Hatfield.

  • Beginners special offer, (see prices page)
  • Intensive driving courses
  • Automatic driving lessons
  • Female driving instructors
  • Free Theory Test practice
  • Information on the Driving Test
  • Discounts for students

You can Book over the phone by calling 077 077 27 900, or if you prefer you can complete our call back form and we will give you a call.

All our driving instructors are fully qualified in St Albans and are registered with the Driving Standards Agency. Driving Instruction that lets you spend less, as our driving lessons are tailored to your needs!

Need more information about our instructors in the St Albans area Contact

Andy1st Driving

Hi my name is Val,
- I am  a happy and friendly person 
- Im patient with a very calming nature ideal for students who are nervous
- I cover a wide area Welwyn Hertford St. Albans Hatfield and surrounding areas. 
- I will pick up and drop off from home school work college 

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  • Dominic (Saturday, July 16 16 12:04 pm BST)

    Passed first time with only 2 minors, fantastic teacher and would not have been able to pass without her. Thank you Val. Could not have asked for s better instructor.

  • Lauren (Saturday, June 11 16 08:12 pm BST)

    Moving to Hatfield for University I was extremely keen to gain my driving experience and with no recommendations or knowledge I noticed on this page some wonderful reviews about Val. I rang Val and
    arranged my first few lessons. Val was extremely friendly and supportive from the start and I was able to progress quickly under her tuition. Her style of teaching is extremely suitable and relaxed
    for new or experienced drivers and lessons were always fun and engaging, and any fears were quickly overcome. I am pleased to say I passed first time this week, and am already missing lessons and
    would recommend Val to anyone.

  • Jordon Green (Monday, May 30 16 06:22 pm BST)

    I couldn't have asked for a better instructor. Val was recommended to me by a relative and I can safely say that it was the best recommendation I had ever recieved. Val is extremely friendly and a
    lesson was never dull. I passed last Saturday, first time, with 0 minors. After the 11 lessons we had together, we built a bond that was perfect for driving schooling. Not only did she teach me to an
    extremely high standard, but she laughed at me too! (This is not a bad thing as we were able to relax with eachother). She is very flexible in bookings and still manages to fit you in even with her
    busy schedule. If you are worried about the same things I was when I first started; a shouty intructor and awkward lessons - Val is NOT that instructor and I really can't recommend her enough. She
    helped me get the first time perfect pass! Cheers Val, wish you the best.

  • Chelsey sivell (Monday, May 02 16 09:46 pm BST)

    I had Val as my driving instructor and she helped me so much, she was always friendly and fitted me into her schedule every week, she made me feel at ease every lesson as well as having a laugh , I
    past first time and I couldn't of done it without Vals support and guidance :) defiantly recommend her to my friends and family, the best driving instructor ever!

  • Andesr Gray (Thursday, April 21 16 03:37 pm BST)

    I had a number of driving instructors that just didn't work for me but then I started learning with Val and I can honestly say my confidence grew very quickly and I passed my test first time! I would
    recommend val to everyone, she is calm and a relaxed person which really helped me when I was learning!Thanks for all your help Val!

  • Tahira (Thursday, February 25 16 09:22 am GMT)

    It's been a year today since I passed my driving test and I can honestly say Val was the best driving instructor ever! Such a sweet and genuine person aswell as a brilliant instructor! Definitely
    recommend Val to anyone! Thank you Val!

  • Niamh B (Tuesday, February 23 16 03:39 pm GMT)

    I passed today with only 3 minors all thanks to Val! Val is one of the loveliest people I have ever met, and I'm so glad that she was the one who taught me how to drive. She is patient, kind,
    professional, understanding, friendly, honest, quite a laugh and overall everything you'd want in a driving instructor. I've had an amazing expierence alongside Val when learning to drive and I'm sad
    that it's come to an end. Val will always try her best to fit you in whenever it suits you and always makes sure to work on whatever you may struggle with when it comes to driving. I honestly
    couldn't recommend anyone better. Val is able to work with any type of driving character also, ranging from nervous to confident and I'm just so happy that I learnt to drive with her. Thank you for
    everything Val, I will miss our lessons! (LEARN WITH VAL)xxx

  • Anthony (Sunday, January 24 16 01:31 pm GMT)

    Amazing insructor, would recommend to anyone!

  • Luke (Tuesday, December 15 15 11:55 am GMT)

    After failing my driving test 4 times with previous driving instructors, due to test day nerves. I decided to give andy1stdrivingschool a go. Learning to drive with Val was amazing and I will be
    recommending her to anyone who needs driving lessons. Thanks to Val my journey of learning to drive and passing my test is finally over, without her help I would still be on a provisional license.

  • Ashley.T (Friday, June 26 15 01:59 pm BST)

    Val is a very tolerant and patient instructor. she is a pleasure to drive with and maintains a comfortable environment to drive in. She is an excellent teacher who ensures every detail is covered and
    gives clear explanations for good understanding which helped me pass first time. I Highly recommend!

  • Annabel Smith (Saturday, March 07 15 10:01 am GMT)

    It was such a key thing for me to have a women instructor as I am quite a anxious person, so when I found Val I was over the moon. Val is such a patient lady who gives constant feedback which I felt
    helped me grow in confidence behind the wheel and improved my driving as a whole. I really couldn't have asked for a better lady to help me pass my test first time with only 2 minors. Without a
    question of a doubt I would recommend Val to anyone!

  • Will Rayment (Wednesday, March 04 15 03:02 pm GMT)

    A very patient and helpful instructor who helped me pass with ease. Providing useful advice and points to improve, I would highly recommend Val to anyone looking to learn.

  • Kyle Dixon (Tuesday, February 03 15 11:43 am GMT)

    Passed First Time - what more do you need. Val was a great driving instructor, so patient, able to give feedback on everything allowing me to improve my driving quickly. Val even had a lesson with me
    as late as half 8 one night as I was worried about my pending driving test. In a word she's brilliant. Would highly recommend her as a driving instructor.

  • Ricky (Saturday, January 24 15 08:18 pm GMT)

    Passed today with 6 minors! Would recommend Val to all. Great instruction, relaxed and at my pace. Ta very much, Val.

  • Gerry armitt (Tuesday, December 16 14 03:50 pm GMT)

    Superb instructor!!
    Passed first time highly recommend!

  • Hannah (Wednesday, December 03 14 10:40 pm GMT)

    Would definitely recommend val as an instructor, I passed first time with her! Very patient and makes sure you feel confident about everything before your test. Also lessons are good value compared
    to other instructors in st Albans which is always a good thing!:) thanks val!!

  • Angelica (Monday, October 27 14 07:49 pm GMT)

    Val is such an amazing instructor! I had lost a lot of driving confidence because of some things a previous instructor had said to me, the day before my first test (which i failed). But after
    starting lessons with Val, straight away my confidence on the road started to come up from zero. She is patient and always calm and really knows how to cope with a nervous driver. She has been
    nothing but supportive and gave the best advice on conquering my nerves. Our lessons where always so fun and I looked forward to them so much! Where as before, I was dreading lessons with my previous
    instructor. I passed my test with Val and I will actually miss learning to drive with her a lot! She is the loveliest person and I doubt I would have passed my second test if it wasnt for her! Thank
    you so much for everything val!!!

  • Georgia (Friday, September 12 14 07:55 am BST)

    Amazing teacher, couldn't ask for a better instructor :) very patient and a lovely lady. Thanks Val!

  • Sam Marshall (Tuesday, August 19 14 06:06 pm BST)

    Cannot recommend Val more highly!! Lovely person and has some great, helpful tips. Nice car too ;-)
    Best choice for the St. Albans area I found.

  • Tulsi (Friday, August 15 14 11:05 pm BST)

    I started learning with Val after taking a long break from driving lessons. She was great and got me straight back into driving and I felt confident again in no time. She is extremely patient and
    understanding and makes you feel comfortable during difficult situations on the road. She helped me to gain the skills and confidence to take my test which I passed. She was brilliant the whole way
    through and I would thoroughly recommend her to anyone! Thanks for everything Val!! :)

  • Ankita Mistry (Thursday, June 26 14 01:58 pm BST)

    Completely agree with all the reviews below! Previously I had an instructor who provided me with lessons for a year and within that time I sat four tests. After failing one after the other I began to
    lose confidence and thought I would never pass. After going with Val and 5 lessons later I passed my test with 6 minors! The problem was never really my ability to drive, it was my previous
    instructor. Although very nice, he was always irritated if you did something wrong and lost his patience very easily. Val on the other hand made me feel comfortable, didn't raise her voice once and
    was very patient and raised my confidence back up in time for my test. Thank you Val and all the best in the future.

  • Liana (Wednesday, April 30 14 01:02 pm BST)

    I would highly recommend Val. She is very patient and easy to get along with. She has helped me with my theory as well as practical test. I was a very nervous driver, and she boost my confidence. A
    number of my friends have changed instructors several times, but i never did when having Val. Thank you Val for everything!(We will be contacting her again in a few years for my younger brother)

  • Chloe wickes (Tuesday, April 29 14 10:00 am BST)

    Val is an amazing instructor!! I was with her from the start of my driving until I passed, she is calm and patient with each step of the way! Overall she's a lovely person, and I would recommened her

  • Dele (Tuesday, April 15 14 05:57 pm BST)

    Val is a GREAT driving instructor!!! Before Val, I'd had 4 instructors in 4 years. Despite this, driving made no sense to me. So, it's not surprising that I didn't pass my driving tests back then. 13
    years later, I had my first driving lesson with Val. Straight away driving finally started to make sense. Val is knowledgeable, friendly, supportive and has a calming influence ... these qualities
    are important for a nervous driver like myself. I really enjoyed my driving lessons. Because of Val, I finally have a driving licence. Thank you so much Val!!!

  • Josh Cleevely (Saturday, October 05 13 09:18 am BST)

    From the start val was really polite and answered any and all questions I had. Coming up to test day she was sure I would pass. Test day came and I passed, she is a good instructor and I would
    recommend her to anyone

  • Sam Booker (Friday, October 04 13 02:19 pm BST)

    Val is a very patient and calm instructor who is easy to get a long with and an overall lovely person. Val always explains different aspects of driving such as the manoeuvres in great detail and will
    answer any question you have about driving. She is a highly skilled driving instructor and I would recommend her to anyway who is about to start taking driving lessons

  • Holly Collins (Monday, September 16 13 07:22 pm BST)

    Val is such a lovely driving instructor! When I first started learning to drive she was very calm with me when I was getting panicky while driving. She's very friendly and is easy to talk to about
    anything. She goes into great detail when explaining how to do manoeuvres and things like that. I'd definitely recommend her to anyone who's starting to learn how to drive :)

  • Megan (Thursday, September 05 13 04:11 pm BST)

    I've been driving with Val for about 6 months now and she's an amazing instructor! Very patient and friendly and easy to get along with. She's ideal for both nervous an confident drivers, makes me
    feel at ease every time I'm driving with her. Would recommend her as an instructor to anyone!

  • marianne luck-chalk (Sunday, August 18 13 09:12 pm BST)

    val is a brilliant instructor so friendly, when I first started my lessons with val i was so nervous and now I can take on south mimms at rush hour calm as anything and I got over everything I was
    nervous about...shes brilliant :).

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Head Office address:

Andy1st driving school


4 Olton Road,



West Midlands,

B90 3NE

Other address:

Andy1st driving school


1a Highfield Road  


West Midlands

B28 0EL

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Tel: 0121 778 4777
Mobile: 077 077 27 900



Office hours

Mon 10 till 5
Tue 10 till 5
Wed 10 till 5
Thurs 10 till 5
Fri 10 till 5
Sat 10 till 2

Sun Closed


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You can book 10 hours of lessons with us and we'll give you a discount!

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