One of the first essential things you’ll need when starting driving lessons is a valid provisional driving licence. You can apply for this from the age of 15 years & 9 months.
To learn to drive in a car, you’ll need to be at least 17 year of age. If you’re getting, or you have applied for enhanced rate mobility you can learn in a car from aged 16 years.
Applying for the provisional licence
Driving licence are issued by the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). You can apply for you provisional by :
- Obtaining an application from available from the Post Office.
- Online application at : www.gov.uk/apply-first-provisional-driving-licence
The current cost of the provisional licence is £34, if you apply online and £43 for postal applications.