Applying for your provisional licence
Before you can learn to drive a car, moped or motorcycle you must apply for a provisional driving licence You may not drive on public roads until you are 17 and have received provisional licence. You can apply for a provisional licence up two months before your 17th birthday if you:
You can get your first provisional driving licence for a car, moped or motorcycle online. Apply using your Government Gateway ID. If you don’t have one or need to re-register, you’ll get an ID as part of your application.
Apply by post
You can apply for your first provisional driving licence for a car using form D1. This is available from any post office or by telephoning DVLA on 0870 240 0009