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when do you think is the best time to start driving for someone who’d like to start driving relatively quickly but also balance a levels?

i know you have to get the provision thing a couple months before you’re 17 so when would be the best time after gcse’s (beginning of a levels)?
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when do you think is the best time to start driving for someone who’d like to start driving relatively quickly but also balance a levels?

i know you have to get the provision thing a couple months before you’re 17 so when would be the best time after gcse’s (beginning of a levels)?
You can apply for a provisional licence once you've reached the age of 15 years 9 months.

You can start learning in a car once you turn 17.

My experience is that learning new skills is easier when you're younger. Obviously you'll need to fit this around school/college and a part-time job if you have one. And of course you'll need to be able to afford the lessons.
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You can apply for a provisional licence once you've reached the age of 15 years 9 months.

You can start learning in a car once you turn 17.

My experience is that learning new skills is easier when you're younger. Obviously you'll need to fit this around school/college and a part-time job if you have one. And of course you'll need to be able to afford the lessons.
I thought you could start leaning in a car at 15 years and 9 months. 17 is when you can hold a full license and drive on your own accord.
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I thought you could start leaning in a car at 15 years and 9 months. 17 is when you can hold a full license and drive on your own accord.
That's not correct. See https://www.gov.uk/learn-to-drive-a-car

I assume that the 15 years 9 months is to give time for the licence to be issued by the time you turn 16.

You can ride a moped on a provisional licence from age 16.

You can start learning to drive a car on the roads from age 17 (or 16 if you get the mobility component of PIP).
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when do you think is the best time to start driving for someone who’d like to start driving relatively quickly but also balance a levels?

i know you have to get the provision thing a couple months before you’re 17 so when would be the best time after gcse’s (beginning of a levels)?
Hi!
I started learning as soon as I turned 17 in November and did private practice over lockdown whilst balancing 3 a levels, 2 part time jobs and sports. I have my driving test next week and I'm fairly prepared, if COVID hadn't stopped me I probably would have passed by christmas and with enough practice with family (if you can) you shouldnt need too many lessons. I have had about 10 driving lessons with an instructor just for reference but my dad has basically taught me how to drive!

Hope that helps
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