Starting your driving lessons


Before you begin driving practice you’ll need to obtain a provisional license. You must be aged 17 years to start practising. However, you can get a provisional licence to drive a car at the age of 16.

The provisional licence allows you to drive supervised by an instructor or anyone who is 21 or over and has had at least three years experience as a qualified driver. Provisional licenses are issued by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). You need to bring your Provisional licence with you on your driving lessons.

You can either apply online via the DVLA website or by completing a D1 paper application form, which can be ordered from the DVLA Form Ordering Service, or picked up from a Post Office.
Currently to apply for a provisional licence costs £50.

You will be asked to produce your provisional driving licence when you attend for your first driving lesson. If you are also intending to get supplementary practice in your own car you should ensure that you have both applied for and received your provisional licence first. It is not sufficient to have merely applied for a licence, you must have received it through the post. The driving licence no longer consist of two parts. older licences have a photocard and a paper counterpart. The paper counterpart licence is no longer required.

Contact Beeps Driving School for driving lessons in Wakefield.