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Provisional License

Three months before your 17th birthday, you can apply for your provisional licence.  It’s okay to start practising on private land, as long as the site is gated and far away from public highways.

But remember, supermarket car parks are classed as public roads, so don’t use these.

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 Direct Gov 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

Pass Your Theory Test

Once you have received your provisional licence, you can start taking lessons but you also need to think about taking the theory test. The theory test is is made up of two sections : a multiple choice and a hazard perception. Both of these need to be passed in order for you to get your theory test pass certificate. Once passed, you are then able to apply for a practical driving test but you obviously need to be able to drive well enough too !
You can get information on the theory test from the Direct Gov site. You can also book the theory test online from the booking section on the same site

DVSA Practical Test

Now you have your theory test out of the way, when your driving has reached a suitable level, you can look to get your practical test booked. How far in advance you’ll need to book varies depending on the number of other learners applying at the same time. You should not just go ahead and book the test without speaking with your Oakworth instructor to check that a car will be available and you are ready to sit your practical test.  New Independent Driving section October 2010 sees a new ‘independent driving’ section being introduced as part of the practical test. During this part of the test, you will be required to follow signs to a particular location to see how well you deal without direction from your examiner.
More information regarding Independent Driving can be found here.
Visit the official site for more information regarding the practical driving test or to book the test online.

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Our pass rates are so consistently high, that we are able to offer the Oakworth Pass Promise. We promise that you will pass the DVSA practical test first time with Oakworth School of motoring, in the unlikely event that you don’t pass first time, you will receive FREE use of the tuition car on your next DVSA practical test. (Terms and conditions apply)

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Think Oakworth SoM for first class customer focused driving tuition and gain safe driving for life.  Oakworth school of motoring is an independent driving school established in 2008, located in Oakworth, Keighley, West Yorkshire delivering driving tuition in the following areas Keighley, Haworth, Skipton, Bingley and all surrounding areas.  Oakworth delivers quality driving tuition at fantastic prices with the focus been upon quality. Our key word is commitment from our instructors and students, with the combination of commitment and our bespoke lessons utilising DVSA approved literature we are able to produce high pass rates for our students.

New laws for learner drivers on motorways from 4 June 2018

Motorway lessons are available upon request to Oakworth School of Motoring students where the learner is accompanied by an DVSA approved ADI driving instructor in a dual-controlled car.  More and varied practice helps drivers to be safer on the roads and encouraging more people to learn how to use motorways properly will benefit all drivers


Learner drivers can take motorway lessons with an ADI (approved driving instructor from 2018)

Learner drivers will need to be:

  • Accompanied by a Oakworth School of Motoring ADI (approved driving instructor)
  • Driving the Oakworth SoM car fitted with dual controls for your safety.
  • Please note: Any motorways lessons will be voluntary and will not be part of your practical test. It will be up to the Oakworth School of Motoring driving instructor to decide when the learner driver is competent enough for them.

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