So you want to learn to drive?
You've come to the right place
Before you start...
You need to be 17 and have a valid provisional licence. Complete a D1 form from the Post Office and send it to the DVLA with your passport or birth certificate and a passport-sized photo as ID. If you live in Scotland, England or Wales you can also apply for your provisional licence online. When applying online you may still be required to send additional documentation.
Apply for it up to three months before your 17th birthday and you could book your first lesson for the big day!
How many lessons will you need?
Driving Standards Agency research shows that the current average is 45 hours of tuition, with an additional 22 hours private practise to pass. Your instructor will give you an idea of how long you are likely to need after your first lesson. You can help keep this low by taking two-hour lessons and following our easy tips for practise with parents or relatives.
BOOK BOTH THE THEORY AND PRACTICAL TESTS ON-LINE
You can book both the Theory Test and Practical Test on-line. No more keying all those numbers on the phone only to get "I'm sorry nobody is available to take your call at the moment.... Please try later!" The booking service enables you to book the tests online - in a secure environment.
Ways to book the Theory Test www.dsa.gov.uk
Ways to book the Practical Test www.dsa.gov.uk