Learning to drive Guide
Learning to drive can be a life changer! This Guide can help you through the process to passing the theory and driving tests
Before the tests
Taking the tests
After you pass
Learn to drive topics
Provisional driving licence – Before starting to drive you need an official DVLA Prov licence..
Quickest way to pass the driving test Do you want to learn to drive as soon as possible? We show you the fastest way to get your full license.
Intensive driving lessons – A quicker route to taking your test but is intensive lessons right for you?
Cost of learning to drive Driving lessons are not the only expense when you learn to drive. Before starting to drive check out the YCD real cost of getting legal on the road.
Learning to drive with family and friends – Most drivers who pass the test first time do so with additional practice with a family member or friend.
Learner driver insurance – Your driving lessons will include driver insurance. However, you need to get insurance if you are practicing in somebody else’s car.
Booking the theory test– How to book your theory test!
On the day: theory test – Did you know that most people fail their theory test at the first sitting! Revision is critical if you are going to pass.
Book the practical driving test – You can book the practical test online but not before you have passed your theory test.
On the day: practical test – The Big Day! Be confident your ADI believes you should pass your driving test and so should you!
Driving test tips – Theory and practical driving test tips to help you be ready.
Driving test nerves – Being nervous about your driving test is normal so find out how to control your nerves and still pass the test.
P Pates – P Plates can be useful when you have just passed your test, but young drivers won’t wear them on their car.
Pass Plus – The Pass Plus helps you to gain additional driving experience with lessons from an ADI instructor. You can practice thing not included in the driving test driving test, such as motorways and night driving. Insurance companies tend to give lower insurance premiums for new drivers who have completed Pass Plus course.
Graduated driver licensing – GDL will change how young adults are taught to drive. Graduated driver licensing is not currently the law, but there are proposals to introduce it in the future.