Step 1

Check you’re allowed to drive

In the UK you can learn to drive from the age of 17
You need to know the requirements for driving legally
Check out the eyesight rules

Step 2

Get a provisional driving licence

Apply online here for your provisional licence with the DVLA. The cost is currently £34 to £43
Reading a number plate from 20 metres away is a must.

Step 3

Driving lessons and practice

Pick Up a Highway Code and begin to read
Contact A Pass 4 U and book those driving lessons
Get to know the vehicle safety questions
Use books and software to prepare for your theory test.
Know your highway code and the essential skills. These make up the multiple test questions
Practice the hazard perception test (Download DVSA Test Theory Kit. £4.99)

Step 4

Book and manage your theory test

Be guided by your Driving Instructor. He will let you know when he thinks you are ready.
Book your theory test. The cost is currently £23
Make sure you are prepared fully.
‘Fail to prepare. Prepare to fail’

Step 5

Book and manage your driving test

Book Your Driving Test. The cost is currently £62 to £75

Step 6

When you pass

Freedom! You can start driving independently as soon as you pass your driving test!
Make sure you are fully insured.
The insurance must be for you to drive unsupervised.
Get out there and get driving!