Starting driving lessons
Before you can drive a car, you’ll need:
- To be 17 years old or older. If you are currently getting Disability Living Allowance at the higher rate (mobility component) then you can start at 16 or older.
- A provisional driving licence. You can apply up to three months before your 17th birthday. To get a licence, go to the Post Office, pick up and send off two application forms – a D1 and the new photolicence application form D750.
- To book your lessons. You will need your provisional licence before you can take any lessons, although you can book them at any time. Gift vouchers are available for birthday and Christmas presents.
- Instruction. We recommend professional instruction, but you can also practise in another vehicle if:
- you are accompanied by someone who is at least 21 years of age and has held a full driving licence for at least three years
- you display ‘L’ plates at the back and front of the car
- you have insurance cover which covers you to drive the car.
- Remember, to get a full licence, you need to pass both your Theory & Practical Tests. You will need to pass your theory test before you apply for your practical test, so you should start learning the theory as soon as you start learning to drive. Your instructor will let you know when you're ready to sit your practical test.
- Now you know what you need contact Alice's School of Motoring to see when you can start your lessons. Phone us on: 07505 048982 or see the Contact Alice page.