To obtain a valid UK driving licence you need to pass BOTH a THEORY and a PRACTICAL test…
 
Before you can learn to drive a car, moped or motorcycle you must apply for a PROVISIONAL driving licence:
 
  • You must be at least 17 years old to drive, or 16 if receiving disability living allowance.
 
  • You must also have a provisional driving licence, for which you can apply up to 3 months before your 17th birthday.
 
  • Application forms D1 and D750 are available from the Post Office.
 
   
LESSONS & PRACTICE
Regular, structured lessons are by far the best way to learn to drive.

Once your confidence improves, backing up your lessons with regular practice is an excellent way to continue learning.

There are some legal requirements to bear in mind:
  • The vehicle you are using must have a current road fund licence certificate.
  • It must carry a current MOT certificate and be roadworthy.
  • You must be insured to drive that vehicle.
  • The supervising driver must be at least 21 years of age and have held a full driving licence for at least 3 years for the vehicle being used.
  • The supervising driver must also be insured to drive the vehicle being used.
 
  • The vehicle must display legally-sized “L” plates on the front and rear and they must be clearly visible.
 
  • When the vehicle is been driven by a full licence holder then the “L” plates must be removed, or covered up.