1st PDS are the South’s most successful driving school, offering driving lessons in Portsmouth, Southampton, and the surrounding areas. Our unique commitment to your training is taking the Driving Instruction world by storm as we help more and more people pass first time!
By taking the Pass Plus scheme you will show that you want to develop the attitudes and skills that are essential for “safe driving for life”. Pass Plus is a training scheme for new drivers. Its aim is to improve your driving skills and make you a safer driver. It can also lead to insurance discounts!
We organise the complete course from start to finish, including the booking of your theory test & practical driving test. We will also arrange for a suitable intensive DSA approved driving instructor to organise your intensive course over a period of time (to suit your requirements) to help you get on the road in as short a time as possible!
We constantly monitor the rates of other driving schools in the area to ensure that we remain the best value! Our aim is to provide the best tuition possible at the best price.
My driving experience with PDS has been fantastic. My instructor was carefully chosen to match my learning style which has been invaluable as I was extremely nervous at first. They put me at ease immediately and they give me really good constructive feedback as we go. I'm amazed at how much I've managed to accomplish so far with their guidance and am ecstatic with their value for money.I look forward to continuing to learn with them until I pass.
- Danielle Robinson
Whether you’re a brand new driving student, or an experienced driver looking to improve or refresh your driving skills, 1st PDS has the right training programme for you.
We offer driving lessons in Portsmouth, Southampton, Gosport, Chichester, Bognor Regis, Fareham, and the surrounding areas.
1st PDS are an established family run business operating since 1992.We cover the South Coast from East Hampshire to West Sussex. Over the years we have developed a cutting edge tuition system which we believe makes us unique in the market place. Our results speak for themselves. Just read some of the testimonials throughout the website.
I had a really good learning experience with 1st PDS. My instructor Richard, taught me at a pace that i was comfortable with and quickly picked up my weaknesses. Learning with 1st PDS feels unique, as you are taught by one instructor, but you feel part of the 1st PDS family. I went on to complete Pass Plus with Richard and have now been driving for 18 months incident free! I have recommended 1st PDS to all my friends and already have 3 friends who also passed with 1st PDS!! Results speak for themselves don't you think...
- Matt Davey
My experience with PDS was very easy going considering how nervous I was and how stressful teaching someone like me was! To be able to put somebody behind the wheel with no experience at all yet making them feel comfortable is an excellent skill that this driving school has. I learnt to drive with them (Richard) almost 6 yrs ago, and having never sat behind a wheel to passing my test within 5 months is something the company should be proud to achieve. I highly recommend their patience and dedication to their pupils. Wish them every luck with future business.
- Anna Green