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It’s illegal for someone to charge for driving lessons if they are not qualified and registered - you can report them to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).
The only people who can charge a fee to give driving lessons are:
To report someone who you think is an illegal driving instructor, email or phone DVSA.
DVSA intelligence unit
Telephone: 0800 030 4103
Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 6pm
Find out about call charges
Most people can start learning to drive when they’re 17.
You need a provisional driving licence to take lessons or practice.
You need a provisional driving licence to book your theory test.
You must pass your theory test before you can book your driving test.
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.
Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details.
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