Before you apply for your first provisional driving licence, you must be at least 15 years and 9 months old and be able to read a number plate from 20 metres away. It costs £34 to apply online. You will need to provide an identity document unless you have a valid UK biometric passport. Also, an address where you have lived over the last 3 years and your national insurance number if you know it.
The theory test is made up of two parts. A multiple-choice section, where you need to gain a pass mark of 43 points out of a possible 50, and a hazard perception section, where you will need to score 44 points out of a possible 75. You will need to pass both parts before you can book your practical driving test.
There are 5 parts to the practical driving test. An eyesight check, show me, tell me questions, general driving ability, reversing your vehicle and an independent driving section. This will all be explained during your driving lessons.