Through our Driving Lessons Grant Programme, Motability can provide grants towards the cost of learning to drive for disabled people who have a provisional licence and want a full licence. We can also provide grants to disabled people who already have a licence but need familiarisation lessons; for example, if they need to get used to new driving adaptations.
If you have a provisional driving licence, we can offer up to 40 hours of driving lessons to help you pass your driving test. This also includes a free study pack to support you through the driving theory test. Your first lesson will usually be two hours long, so you can get used to the vehicle and any adaptations or controls it may have. You will need to pay for both the theory and practical driving tests.
If you have received a grant towards a vehicle with adaptations and need familiarisation lessons to help build your confidence, we will work with you to support your needs. The support we offer can include paying for a dual brake to be installed to a Scheme vehicle before the lessons take place, if this is needed. We find that most people only need up to five hours of familiarisation lessons, however we may pay for additional hours if you need them.
We work in partnership with the AA Driving School, who have instructors across the UK, and aim to provide a suitable, local instructor for you.