Learning to drive

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Learning to drive

Before you start

  • You must have a full provisional licence for Great Britain or Northern Ireland. 
  • Have a roadworthy car which is fully taxed and insured to you!
  • Must have L Plates displayed on the front and rear of the vehicle
  • Eyesight is of course a major issue when driving so your instructor will ask you before you drive anywhere to read an old style number plate from 20.5 metres away, 67 feet, or a new style number plate from 20 metres away, 66 feet.


Practice is a major thing to do when learning to drive.  Your instructor will be able to tell you where to practice, on what types of road and what aspects you specifically need to work on. 

Practice on all types of road, in wet, dry, dual carriageway etc.  You will be tested on any situation so be ready for it, but change where you learn as it could get annoying for locals and you must be able to do undertake tasks in different places, not just where it is convenient for you!

Your supervisor must be over 21 and have held a full UK driving licence for 3 years.

A handy tip

Download a data sheet here so you can record how many miles of practice you have done and on what type of roads. It will help you identify your weak and strong areas.