What To Expect

1. Your Provisional License

To start your driving lessons, you need to first obtain a provisional licence.

To do this, the D1 form is required and available at your local post office.

Once it’s filled out correctly and sent off to the DVLA with two passport photos, you can apply for one online here on DirectGov web site when you are:

  • 17+ if you want to drive a car

2. Your Theory Test

The theory test will take place in a local centre, and when you arrive on the day to take the test, you will be checked in and then given access to your own private booth with a computer.

The first part is multiple choice questions that must be answered correctly. The second section contains 14 clips of video which last one minute long; your job is simply to click the mouse whenever there’s something happening (depending on how soon this happens). You can get between 0-5 points for these depending on how quickly you spot it!

This has to be done before being able to apply for a practical driver’s license – once done, it’s valid for 2 years.

If after two years without passing a practical driving exam during that time period from taking this theory exam, then they need do so again.

3. Your Practical Lessons

You’ve made it! You passed your theory test and you are now ready to take that last step in order to gain your full driving license.