Before you can start driving on the road, you’ll need a provisional licence, which currently costs £34.
The quickest way to apply for your provisional licence is online at GOV.UK. You’ll need a debit or credit card, proof of your identity (such as your passport) and your address details for the last 3 years.
You can also apply using a D1 form, which you can get from any post office. Find out more about applying by post at GOV.UK.
You can apply up to 3 months before your 17th birthday (or when you’re 16 if you receive the higher rate of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance).
A provisional driving licence has some limitations and restrictions you need to be aware of. Check GOV.UK to see what these are.