Frequently Asked Questions
How old do I have to be to start driving a car?
You must be 17 years old to start learning to drive.
How many lessons must I have before I can sit my practical test?
There is no set number of driving lessons you must have before sitting your practical test. However, according to Government statistics, on average, about 45 hours of professional training, combined with 22 hours of private practice. Candidates who combine professional instruction with private practice are also more successful on the test.
What happens if I have driven in another country?
No problem. I'll soon get you up to speed with the UK roads! As long as you have a reasonable grasp of English!!
Who is allowed to teach or supervise me?
Anyone who is at least 21 years old and have held a full EC motor car license for at least 3 years can supervise your private practice. It is illegal for anyone else other than a registered driving instructor to charge money for teaching you to drive.
Can I start driving lessons before I have passed my theory test?
Yes. In fact we would encourage you to take some lessons before applying for your theory test as practical driving experience will help you make sense of driving theory and we can also assist you in preparing for the theory test.
How do I apply for a provisional license?
Complete driving license application form D1 and photo card application form D750 (available from most post offices).