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Provisional License

Where to start! Before you can start your driving lessons, you must first have obtained your UK Provisional driving license. Without it, you will not be allowed to have any lessons, nor sit your Theory or Practical exam.

The provisional driving license takes approximately 2-4 weeks to arrive from the date of application sent and will cost you £34.00 (if you pay online) or £43.00 (if you apply by post).

In order to apply for a UK provisional licence you must;

  • Be a resident of Great Britain
  • Meet the minimum age requirement (17 years old, unless disabled)
  • Be able to read a number plate of 20.5 meters away with or without glasses
  • You can apply for your licence 3 months before your 17th birthday or if you are getting the higher rate of mobility (DLA) you can learn to drive at 16

You can apply for your licence online by clicking HERE or the traditional method using the postal service. To apply using the postal service you will need to complete the form D1 available from your local post office.

If you have any problems on filling your applications we can do it for you, with a modiste cost of £20 plus and application stand fee, however if you have a questions please dont hesitate to contact us using the links on the contact page.

Once you have received your provisional licence, its time to start your lessons. Depending on the route you take wether its manual, automatic, intensive course, it will depend if you need to have your theory test before hand. 

Intensive courses require you to have your theory before hand so we can then book your DVSA practical test and take it at the end of your practical training.

If you which to take the normal route, doing standard driving lessons, then give us a call book your first lesson and start enjoying your time on the road whilst learning your theory.

Common questions is how long will it take.

The  following chart is a guide only, there is no implication that any individual should achieve the quoted figures. Some people need more hours than others.

  • For an Average 17 year old DVSA Research shows that about 40 hours of professional training plus additional practice provides the best chance of passing.
  • All figures assume the pupil has no previous experience.
  • All figures assumes a reasonable continuity of lessons (at least a 2 hour session per week) and no private practice.

 

   

LEARNING

RATE

   

1. AGE

2. Outstanding

3. Fast

4. Average

5. Below Average

6. Slow

17-19

26-29

30-34

35-40*

41-50

51-76

20

27-30

31-36

37-42

43-52

53-78

22

28-32

33-38

39-45

46-56

57-80

24

29-34

35-41

42-48

49-60

61-81

26

30-35

36-43

45-50

51-64

65-84

28

31-37

38-45

46-54

55-66

67-87

30

32-39

40-49

50-56

57-69

70-92

32

33-40

41-51

52-58

59-72

73-94

34

34-42

43-53

54-62

63-75

76-96

36

35-43

44-55

56-65

66-78

79-100

38

36-45

46-57

58-68

69-84

85-103

40

37-47

48-59

60-70

71-88

89-106

42

38-50

51-63

64-74

75-92

93-113

44

39-52

53-65

66-78

79-95

96-117

46

40-54

55-69

70-82

83-100

101-119

48

41-55

56-71

72-86

86-106

107-126

50

42-57

58-75

76-90

91-101

112-132

52

43-58

59-79

78-93

94-114

115-135

54

44-59

60-79

80-95

96-116

117-137

56

45-60

61-81

82-97

98-118

119-139

58

46-62

63-83

84-102

103-123

124-1

60

47-68

69-87

88-108

109-129

130+

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