Applying For A Licence / Provisional
The minimum age for driving motor cars on a public road within the UK is currently 17 years.
Therefore, in order to take driving lessons in a car, you must have a provisional licence and be at least 17 years of age. (The only exception to this is if you currently receive Disability Living Allowance at the higher rate, which may entitle you to drive from 16 years of age).
The earliest you can apply for your provisional licence is no more than three months before your 17th birthday (or your 16th, if you receive DLA at the higher rate).
Provisional driving licences are issued by the DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency), and you must first complete an application form, pay the DVLA a fee of £45.00, provide a passport style photograph and submit original documentation proving your identity