Before you can learn to drive you must apply for a provisional driving licence which can be done up to three months before your 17th birthday.
If you are disabled and receiving the higher rate of disability living allowance you can start at age 16 and can apply for your provisional licence three months before your 16th birthday.
You must be in possession of your provisional licence and be 17 years old before you can drive on the public highway, or if you are receiving the higher rate of disability living allowance you must be 16.
Based in Alnwick, Ian Gunby School of Motoring covers all areas within a 20 mile radius of Alnwick. A wide range of driving courses and tuition is available to suit your individual requirement. You will learn to drive in a fully air-conditioned dual controlled new style Ford Fiesta 1.5TDCi.
You can apply for your first provisional driving licence using the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency's (DVLA) secure and easy to use online service.
You can apply for your provisional driving licence by completing the D1 application form that is available from the DVLA form ordering service or Post Office® branches. You will also need to enclose original documentation confirming your identity, a passport style colour photograph and the fee £50.00. Send your completed application and payment to DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1AD or you may be able to use the premium checking service. DVLA aims to deliver your licence to you within three weeks.