So you want to learn to drive? OK, the first thing you will need to do is to obtain a Provisional Licence. You can apply for the provisional licence when you are 16, but you are not allowed to drive a car on public roads until you are 17. For further details visit www.direct.gov.uk
'How long will it take me to pass my test?'
On average, those who pass their test have had 47 hours of professional instruction and 20 hours of private practice. However, this is just an average figure, so the number of hours YOU require could differ greatly to the national average based on your aptitude, attitude and natural ability.
Private practice with a parent, partner, sibling or friend can be invaluable and is recommended where possible.