Learn to drive a car: step by step

Check what you need to do to learn to drive.

  1. Step 1 Check you're allowed to drive

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

  2. Step 2 Get a provisional driving 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.