Getting Started

Driving instructor BedfordBefore you can have your first driving lesson, you must obtain a provisional Driving License. You can apply for this (3 months prior to your 17th birthday) from a Post Office using the form D1 – ‘Application for a Driving License’.

You will need to provide two colour passport size photos to submit with your application as well as the appropriate fee and two forms of ID. Details of this can be found on the DirectGov website.

Once you have received the license and have turned 17, you can begin your driving lessons.

You do not need to pass your theory test prior to starting your driving lessons but you do need to pass your theory before you can apply for your practical test.