4 Steps To Your Full UK Driving Licence

Driving Licence

I would recommend 4wheelz because they’re a very reliable driving school. I would like to say a big thank you to tahira as I passed first time.

Kylie Mowbray


Applying for a provisional licence


Before you can start to learn how to drive you will need to apply for a provisional driving licence.

You have 2 options when is comes to applying for your Provisional driving license. You can either apply by post or online.

To apply online you will need a valid UK passport that is no more than 5 years old. Applying online is the fastest way, plus it is cheaper than doing via post.

To apply by post you will need to visit your local post office, complete the D1 provisional application form and send it to the DVLA. If you can not get to a post office then you can either download the D1 from and have it sent to you by the DVLA.

It generally takes around 2 weeks for your DVLA licence to arrive in the post.

Book your practical driving lessons


Booking your driving lessons is very easy and straightforward process. Here at 4 Wheelz we cater for everybody, whether you’re looking for manual or automatic driving lessons. We’re friendly and professional instructors male and female based throughout the midlands.

The quality of the service we provide is second to none, you can check out our testimonials. We priced very competitively, some of our packages start from as low as 10 driving lessons for £129. We also offer intensive driving courses as well.

Book Your Theory Test


While taking driving lessons start practicing for the Theory Test, we recommend ‘The Complete Theory Test’ DVD-ROM. Everything you need to pass both parts of the theory test.

This Theory Test DVD allows you to sit unlimited mock theory tests against the clock. Hazard Perception Test allows you to practice hundreds of interactive video clips. When you are achieving a pass regularly on both parts of the theory test you should be ready to take the Theory Test.

Book Your Driving Test


In order for you to be able to book your practical driving test, you must have passed your theory test. Your driving instructor will tell you when they think you are ready to apply for your driving test. You can either book your test by telephone or online.

There is usually a waiting time between 2 weeks and 12 weeks. You can reduce that time by searching for practical test centres which are slightly further afield.

You must take the following:

You must take:

  • Your Provisional driving licence
  • A car – most people use their driving instructor’s, but you can use your own car if it meets the rules

Find Your Local Theory Or Driving Test Centre Plus driving test waiting times. Find Your Local Theory / Driving Test Centre Online

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Very good service. Always on time and instructor was very calming and helpful with excellent advice and techniques for manoeuvres. The free DVD and handouts were useful too. My instructor also listened to me and made sure we covered things I needed more confidence in like hill starts or particularly tricky junctions. Good prices and offers make 4 Wheelz even better. Thanks again to Russell.

Javid Sangra

Sutton Coldfield

I found my instructor with 4Wheelz very reliable, understanding and always on time. He gave me encouragement and reassurance that I could pass my test throughout. Very pleased and would recommend 4Wheelz to anyone whose taking up driving.

Lisa Hamblett