Record your pupils’ progress learning to drive (driver’s record)

If you’re a driving instructor, use this form to assess and record your pupils’ progress learning the skills they need to drive a car safely.

Applies to England, Scotland and Wales



You can use this form to record the progress your pupils make through their driving lessons. It’s sometimes called the ‘driver’s record’.

If you’re a learner driver, you can ask your driving instructor to record your progress on this form.

You can either keep this form or give it to your pupil and ask them to bring it to each lesson.

You must not use digital versions of the forms on a tablet or mobile device. It’s illegal to use a tablet or mobile device when you’re supervising a provisional licence holder.

There are 2 versions of the form:

  • lesson-by-lesson progress
  • progress summary

Use the version that works best for you and your pupils.

There’s a separate form for your pupil to record the private practice they do without you.

Lesson-by-lesson progress

The lesson-by-lesson progress version of the form includes spaces to record:

  • the date of each individual lesson
  • what level your pupil achieved on each of the 27 skills during that lesson

Progress summary

The progress summary version of the form shows the 5 progress levels against each of the 27 skills. You can add the date or tick when your pupil consistently shows that level of progress. It’s important that your pupil understands they can move both up and down the levels of progress.

Published 11 February 2020
Last updated 7 February 2023 + show all updates
  1. Updated the form to reflect the 27 skills in 'The Official DVSA Guide to Learning to Drive'. Added a new progress summary version of the form which can be used instead of the lesson-by-lesson version. Updated the guidance on how to record your pupils' progress learning to drive to reflect the 27 skills in 'The Official DVSA Guide to Learning to Drive'.

  2. Added a description of each of the 5 levels on the record to the instruction page.

  3. Added OpenDoc version of 'Record your pupil's progress learning to drive'

  4. First published.