APW Driver Training

Before driving on a public road, you will need a valid Provisional Driving Licence. The Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) application form (Form D1) can be obtained from your local Post Office but you can also apply online from the 'Direct Gov' site

You can apply for your first British provisional driving licence online if you:

* Are a resident of Great Britain
* Can meet the minimum age requirement
* Can meet the minimum eyesight requirement
* Are currently not prevented from driving for any reason
* Can pay by Mastercard, Visa, Maestro, Electron, Delta or Solo debit or credit card
* Have a valid UK passport or another form of identity
* Can provide addresses of where you have lived over the last three years

Theory test

The next step is to take the theory test. This is made up of two parts : multiple choice and hazard perception. Both need to be passed for you to get your theory test pass certificate. Only once you have passed this can you apply for a practical driving test.

You can get information on the theory test from the the Direct Gov site

You can also book the theory test online from the booking section on the same site

Your Practical Test - The Big Day!

The final step to obtaining your full driving licence is the practical test. Once your driving skills have reached a suitable level, and providing you have passed your theory test in the last 2 years, you can then look to get your practical test booked. How far in advance this needs to be done will vary depending on the number of others applying a the same time but this will be discussed with you when appropriate.

A new 'independent driving' section of the practical test was introduced in October 2010. During this section of the test, you will be asked to follow signs to a particular location to see how well you deal with driving without direction from the examiner.

For more information regarding the practical test please go to the official site.

You can book your practical test here.