Which licence do I need to start learning?
Before you can take to the road, you must have received from the DVLA a valid licence. You can apply for your first licence online or by completing the UK driving licence application form (D1), which you can order online here. The D1 form can also be found at some Post Office branches. The DVLA only issue photo card licences, so whether you are applying for you first licence, renewing or exchanging your old one, you will need to send a passport size picture with your application.
How long will it take to get my licence?
You should receive your licence within 3 weeks. If you ordered online you can track your application here by signing into the DVLA site.
Can I drive if I wear glasses?
As long as you can read a number plate (with or without glasses or corrective lenses) from 67 feet /20.5 meters, you are quite within your rights of driving a car.
Can I start driving before taking my theory test?
You can start to learn to drive before passing your Theory Test but you cannot apply for your Practical Test until you have a valid Theory Test certificate.
Can I be on the road at 16 years old?
Yes you can start to drive a car at 16, but only if you are in receipt of the higher rate of disability living allowance. If not, then it is 17 years of age. Of course you can still be on the road at 16 if you want to ride a moped.
How many lessons will I need?
The number of lessons is completely dependant on each individual; no two people are alike and everyone learns at different rates. This can be discussed further during your lessons, to make sure you are confident in your driving ability.