Before You Start Your Driving Lessons

How to share your driving licence information

You will need to provide a licence code to your instructor before you can begin your lessons. To get your code click on the link –

Before you are able to drive on public roads in the UK, you must have a provisional driving licence .

This licence entitles you to drive under the supervision of a full licence holder while you gain enough experience and knowledge to pass the DSA’s theory and practical tests.

The provisional licence is valid from the day you become of legal driving age (this can be 16 or 17 years of age) and is valid for as long as it takes for you to pass your theory and practical tests.

It is important that you keep your provisional licence safe until you pass your test and receive your full licence, because you will need to produce it to take both the theory and practical tests. We would recommend that you make a record of your driver’s licence number, as the DVLA will ask for this should you ever need a replacement licence.

Applying for a provisional driving licence

Provisional driving licence needed to start driving lessonsTo apply for a provisional driving licence, you must be at least 17 years of age or 16 years of age if you are disabled. You may send off your application for a provisional licence three months in advanced of your 17th birthday or 16th birthday if you are disabled. This will allow you to start your first lesson on your birthday if you wish to.

You can apply for your driving license several ways.

1. Complete a D1 that is available from  either the ‘Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) form ordering service’, or from your local Post Office.

2. Apply online by visiting and follow the on-screen instructions, or alternatively click here .

It will take approximately 4 weeks for your application to be processed and for your license to be sent to you.

If you are looking for anymore advice on driving lessons in Mansfield, Sutton in Ashfield, Derbyshire or the surrounding areas please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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