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All driving lessons can resume as from 4th July

so why choose us

We are the number 1 driving school for Folkestone and all surrounding areas using the Folkestone test centre. We have more passes than any other driving school month after month from the Folkestone test centre.



Your COVID Safe Driving Lesson Guide

If you have any symptoms please contact your instructor direct as soon as possible to cancel your lesson! There will be no cancellation fee during these uncertain times.


Before leaving your house, please wash your hands for a minimum of 20 seconds with soap and water. Please do not enter the car until I’m ready for you as I have to disinfect every touchpoint before you can get in.

I will meet you outside and provide you with hand sanitiser you or can use your own. If we have to swap seats during the lesson the controls will be wiped down again and sanitiser will be re-applied.

To protect all of of us we will be implementing the use of face masks for every lesson. Please provide your own face-covering/masks, without the these the lesson will not go ahead and this will be chargeable.

During the lesson, it may be required to take regular breaks by getting out of the car for some fresh air and to take off your mask for a few moments. We can also use these opportunities to discuss your progress and the way forward in the lesson to reach your learning goals by standing 1 metre apart, Weather permitting.

Were all one big team!

Should anyone in our driving network or family members ( including our instructors ) Then please note that all lessons will be suspended for everyone for a period of 2 weeks to protect all of us!

Hopefully, this will not happen but your cooperation at this time is greatly appreciated to keep everyone safe.


None of us knows how long this will last and the impact on driver training but safety is our the number one concern above all else. For some of you wearing a mask may be an everyday thing, for others it may be a new experience!

If you have any concerns or questions at any time before or during your lesson then please do not hesitate to ask us.

Were in this together.


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Pass 1st school of motoring vehicle
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Over 25 instructors to choose from

Choice of instructors and cars

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More passes than any other driving school in this area

We aim to get you passed quicker

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Established since 2007

Tried and tested teaching techniques

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Relaxed learning environment

No stress approach to teaching

Who are Pass 1st?

We're a Kent based school of motoring formed by two highly experienced Driving Instructors, Kieron Cook and Tom Scotland. We have over 23 driving instructors covering, Ashford, Dover, Deal, Folkestone, Hawkinge, Hythe, New Romney, and surrounding areas.

We offer our students the opportunity to pass their driving tests quickly in a relaxed and safe learning environment, using tried and tested teaching techniques.

Well known for our successful pass rates, particularly with young drivers, we strongly believe that getting driving experience at an early age is paramount to becoming a safer driver so we have introduced our very popular Young Drivers Club. (Driving lessons for 11-17 year olds).


What is your driving need?

Driving lessons from £28

Learning to drive should be relaxed and enjoyable.

At Pass 1st School of Motoring, we tailor lessons to suit your ability, whether you're just beginning or a more advanced driver.

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Young drivers club

We are passionate about road safety and offer a range of young driver courses for 11-16 years old's.

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Join thousands of other teens that have passed with us!


The next stage of a dream realised for Kyla, with a first time UK pass at Canterbury.


Congratulations Linci on passing your driving test in an automatic car. Well done for sticking at it you got your reward in the end.


Lexie made a big splash today. Sink or swim, Lexie decided on swim 🏊‍♀️ Well done on a Pass first time in Folkestone.


Congratulations to Lorraine on passing her test today with Pass 1st, stay safe and see you on the road.

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