Getting ready to learn to drive

with Learner Driving Centres (LDC)

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Getting Started

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You can start preparing for your theory test straight away by downloading our free trial theory test software or installing our free theory test app for mobile phones and tablets or purchasing LDC's Theory Test Express download product or indeed any one of our Theory Test products. However, you cannot start your driving lessons until you have a provisional driving licence.

You can obtain a provisional driving licence application form from LDC by clicking request provisional application form or calling our free phone 0800 400 777 or by visiting your local post office. Alternatively, if you want to apply direct click on DVLA online provisional licence application.

You can apply for your provisional car driving licence up to three months before your seventeenth birthday (however, it would not become valid until you were seventeen). Although you can start your driving lessons as soon as your provisional driving licence becomes valid, you cannot book the driving test until you have passed the theory test.

You should be able to book your theory test with a few days notice and receive your test results on the day of the test. You can book your theory test to take place on or shortly after your seventeenth birthday provided you have a provisional driving licence. The waiting time for a driving test is typically 6 -10 weeks. Sooner dates are usually available through test appointment cancellations.

We can book your theory test for a small administration fee or you can book direct on the Governments online theory test booking service.

Provided you have a valid provisional driving licence you can start your driving lessons before you take your theory test. Thus, combining your theory study with the early part of your driving course. This gives you the added advantage of being able to consult your instructor on various matters relating to the theory test and your theory study. Once you had passed your theory test your instructor could book your driving test and schedule the remaining part of your driving lessons.

We can book your driving test for a small administration fee (free if you buy a course with us) or you can book direct on the Governments online driving test booking service.

From the above you can see that learning to drive can be achieved quickly. However, it is important to book your course in advance to ensure you get the desired lessons and test dates. Our staff can advise and assist you in choosing the right training course.