- To begin driving you must be a minimum age of 17 and be in possession of a signed provisional driving licence - this can be obtained up to 3 months before your 17th birthday by completing a D1 form which is available from the Post Office or by applying online at the Directgov website
- You must be able to read an old-style vehicle number plate from 20.5 metres away or 20 metres away for a new style vehicle number plate
- Whilst learning to drive you will keep a Driver's Record - this will evidence that you have picked up key skills to enable you to drive consistently
- Once proficient you can apply to take the Theory test - this consists of a multi-choice question section and a Hazard Perception section - both sections must be passed to obtain a Pass Certificate
- When you have obtained your Pass certificate you can apply to take the Practical Test - both tests can be booked on line at the Directgov website:
Follow this link for Theory and this link for Practical
- When you pass, you might want to consider going on to Pass Plus a course which will build on the skills you have learned with no test at the end!