Getting Started

Before you begin driving practice you’ll need to obtain a provisional license. You must be aged 17 years to start practising. However, you can get a provisional licence to drive a car at the age of 16.

The provisional licence allows you to drive supervised by an instructor or anyone who is 21 or over and has had at least three years experience as a qualified driver. Provisional licenses are issued by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). You need to bring your Provisional licence with you to your driving lesson so that it can be checked by your driving instructor.

You can either apply online via the DVLA website or by completing a D1 paper application form, which can be ordered from the DVLA Form Ordering Service, or picked up from a Post Office.
Currently to apply for a provisional licence costs £50.