It’s illegal for someone to charge for driving lessons if they aren’t 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:
- approved driving instructors - they must display a green badge in their windscreen
- trainee driving instructors with a licence - they must display a pink badge in their windscreen
To report someone who you think is an illegal driving instructor, email or phone DVSA.
Check you're allowed to drive
Most people can start learning to drive when they’re 17.
Get a provisional driving licence
Driving lessons and practice
You need a provisional driving licence to take lessons or practice.
Prepare for your theory test
Book and manage your theory test
You need a provisional driving licence to book your theory test.
Book and manage your driving test
You must pass your theory test before you can book your driving test.
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.