Before you can learn to drive you will need to obtain a provisional driving license. You can apply for this from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). The application form (D1) can be obtained from your local post office. The earliest date your provisional licence can become valid is your 17th birthday, however you can apply for your provisional licence up to three months before your 17th birthday.
The driving theory test must be passed before you can take the practical exam and consists of a multiple choice test and hazard awareness test. To book your driving theory test you can call 0300 200 11 22 or book online at www.gov.uk/book-theory-test
You must usually have passed your driving theory test before booking your practical driving test. We will arrange booking your practical exam when we feel you are ready to take the test.
The nearest driving theory test centre is Unit 7, Telford Court, Loansdean, Morpeth, NE61 2DB.
Pass Plus is a practical training course that requires at least 6 hours additional driving tuition and is for drivers looking to improve their skills and drive more safely. You can take Pass Plus within the first year of passing your practical driving test. The Pass Plus certificate could earn you substantial discount on your car insurance premium.