You need to be 17 to start learning to drive and have a valid provisional licence before you take your first driving lessons. Complete a D1 form from the post office and send it to the DVLA (DVLNI in Northern Ireland) with your passport or birth certificate, and a passport-sized photo. You can also apply online.
Apply for a provisional licence up to three months before your 17th birthday, and you could book your first driving lesson for the big day!
What lessons you’ll need
Your instructor will estimate how long you are likely to need after your first lesson. The current average is 45 hours of tuition (Driving Standards Agency average, 2006), with a similar amount of private practice. One & a half hour or two-hour lessons can help you learn faster.
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