Record your private practice when you're learning to drive

Keep a record of the driving practice you do with family or friends when you're learning to drive a car so you can show your driving instructor.

Applies to England, Scotland and Wales


Record your private driving practice


Use this form to record any private driving practice you do with family or friends.

It includes practising driving:

  • in the dark
  • on different types of road, like country roads or dual carriageways
  • in different weather conditions

You also need to practice how to plan and navigate a route.

This supports the progress you make during your driving lessons.

Check the rules about who you can practise with.

You must not drive on a motorway when you’re being supervised by someone who is not a fully-qualified approved driving instructor.

For advice about accompanying a learner driver, buy the Official DVSA Guide to Learning to Drive book.

Published 11 February 2020
  1. Step 1 Check you're allowed to drive

    Most people can start learning to drive when they’re 17.

    1. Check what age you can drive
    2. Requirements for driving legally
    3. Driving eyesight rules
  2. Step 2 Get a provisional licence

  3. Step 3 Driving lessons and practice

  4. and Prepare for your theory test

  5. Step 4 Book and manage your theory test

  6. Step 5 Book and manage your driving test

  7. Step 6 When you pass

    You can start driving as soon as you pass your driving test.

    You must have an insurance policy that allows you to drive without supervision.

    1. Find out about Pass Plus training courses