Support for children aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Learning to Drive

When can I apply for a driving licence and start driving lessons?

You can apply for a provisional driving licence when you are 15 years and 9 months old. You can start learning to drive when you are 17 years old.

Support available to help learn to drive

You can learn with a driving instructor or ask another adult to help you learn to drive. If you want them to take you out in a car, they must be over 21 with at least 3 years driving experience.

If you need help practicing for your theory test, you could ask a parent, carer, friend or support worker. Your driving instructor will also be able to give you advice on how to practice for your test. You can take a practice theory test on GOV.UK.

Visit GOV for information on learning to drive.

Driving Mobility have useful information for drivers learning to drive.

You can also search for a specialist driving instructor near you.