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Getting Started

The first thing you need to do is apply for your provisional licence. You can do this when you are 15 years 9 months old. You must meet the following criteria:

  • be a UK resident

  • meet the eyesight requirement (read a number plate from a distance of 20 metres)

  • have a valid UK passport or other form of photo ID

  • have your National Insurance number (if known)

  • provide addresses where you have lived over the past 3 years

For more information on applying for your provisional licence, please read our FAQs page.

You cannot start driving until you are 17 years old. If you cannot wait until then, check out our pre 17 courses, which you can book when you are 16 years old as they are on an off road course.

 

The Journey

Once you have got your provisional licence you can then start driving. If you have got your licence before you are 17 years old, then book our pre 17 off road course. If you are already 17 years old, then you can legally start driving on the road.
Although it is not a legal requirement, you should always book lessons with an approved driving instructor (ADI) to teach you to drive. Anyone you pay to teach you to drive must be an approved driving instructor (ADI) or trainee driving instructor. All qualified instructors are regulated by the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). A fully qualified instructor will display a green badge on the windscreen, and a trainee instructor will display a pink badge.
Once you have decided on your instructor, its time to book your first lesson. We recommend our 2 hour starter lesson to enable our instructor to assess your driving abilities and advise on how many lessons you will require.
Your instructor will be able to advise you when to take your theory test. To find out what the test involves, please visit our theory test page which contains all the information you will need including where to get training materials. Booking the test is easy and can be done online. For information on how to do this and the costs involved, please visit our FAQs page.
Once you have passed your theory test, you can then start working towards your practical driving test. To find out what the test involves, please visit our practical driving test page. Booking the test is easy and can be done online. For more information on how to do this and the costs involved, please visit our FAQs page.
Now you have passed your driving test, you can legally drive on the roads. We highly recommend taking our Pass Plus course to build up your confidence and driving ability on advanced roads including motorways. Please visit our Pass Plus page for more information and prices.