Cat B - Car Learners

HSM Driver Training Ltd offer manual and automatic lessons and a range of learner, refresher or advanced courses. Our highly experienced driving instructors will put you at ease and guide you through the entire process.

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01582 715111

Great instructors, had Matt for the duration who was excellent throughout, despite failing first time he didnt lose interest and saw me through passing second time. can't recommend them enough!

Great school. I have taken the three day c1 d1 training course and passed the d1 yesturday with two minors and c1 today with one minor. The instructors i had, Matt and Dan were great, friendly and got me through both tests. If u need these on your licence i would definately recommend HSM. You do lots of driving and practice all the test route areas and go to the tests feeling confident. Thank you both again.

Excellent service from Matt passed my c1 test first time highly recommend.

Fantastic gents here! Highly accommodating, extremely professional and very skilled. I think the service for the price is great value! Couldn’t be happier with my experience and highly recommend them. Well done ?

Passed both c1 and d1 first time due to the excellent instructors. Both Matt and Dan made me feel very relaxed throughout the course. As it's a family run company they actually care about you and want you to succeed. Highly recommend using them.

Fab experience.Did my C1 in 2 days.Great people and great help.Thanks guys x

Brilliant couple of days training with Matt. He broke everything down, making it really straightforward and relaxed, and made sure I was ready to pass my b+e first time. Would recommend to anyone, great process from start to finish. Thank you!

Matt was a fantastic instructor, he made me feel much more relaxed and confident, helping me to pass first time.

Matt and Roy were both fantastic instructors, they both turned what has the potential to be a very stressful experience into a fun and relaxed experience whilst remaining highly professional and instructive at the same time. Thanks guys! I would recommend them to anybody.

I trained with HSM driver training. What a great bunch of guys! Dan, Roy and Matt were superb. From the first contact I had with them, asking questions about price and conditions, to the condition of the vehicles and the super quality of the training they provided me with, meant I passed both my C1 and D1 cats first time with no problems at all. All thanks to their knowledge, experience and patience in explaining it all. The whole experience was easy and pleasant, from start to finish. I’d definitely recommend them to anyone wishing to pass first time! From a very happy customer!


Course details

Est 1986 – Harpenden School of Motoring, a family run businesses has transformed into HSM Driver Training Ltd.

With more than 30 years of experience, whether you are a new driver, or want to improve your skills with an advanced driving course, our tuition is focused and tailored exactly to your requirements. Our Satisfaction Guarantee ensures if you are not satisfied with any one of our lessons we will not charge you.

Our lessons are available in:
St Albans

Cost of training

Driving Lesson Prices:
1 hour lesson – £33
1.5 hour lesson – £49.50
2 hour lesson – £66
10 hour block lesson – £300
Motorway (2 hour) – £75
Motorway (2 hour) own car – £65
DVSA  Test (2 hours) – £66

How to obtain your license

1. Apply for your provisional drivers licence.

(Cost for this is £34, you can apply for this aged 15 and nine months. Your provisional licence usually arrives within a week or two.)

 2.  Start studying for the theory and hazard perception tests.

For HSM customers we offer a free revision/practice website, please contact us

 3.  Start your practical driving lessons

The fun part! All of our instructors are fully qualified DVSA instructors, friendly and know the best techniques are areas to start your driving career.

 4.  Book your theory and hazard perception tests.

There can be a 3-4 week wait for this, local DVSA test centres are found in Luton, Watford and Stevenage. Book online at

 5.  Book your Practical driving test.

Once you have passed you theory and hazard perception test and your instructor agree’s you are ready to start thinking about booking you driving test.  to book

Please note – in the interest of safety, HSM driver training Ltd will not allow anyone to sit a driving test if we feel they are not ready or are unsafe to do so.

 6.  YOU’VE PASSED! Well done!

Congratulations, you have passed. Before you go zipping of around the country in your new wheels, it might be worth considering one of our advanced driving courses or a few motorway lessons.

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