Part of Learn to drive a car: step by step

Vehicles you can drive

You normally need to be 17 to learn to drive a car

You can apply for a provisional licence. You can learn to drive a car and take a test at 17.

If you already have a provisional licence to ride a moped, you don’t need to reapply.

If you’re getting Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

You can learn to drive a car and take a test when you’re 16 if you’re getting, or have applied for, the mobility part of PIP.

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1. What kind of vehicle do you want to drive?
Car (category B)
2. How old are you?
16
  1. Step 1 Check you're allowed to drive

  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.

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