The provisional driving licence is required in order for new drivers to take learn to drive, the theory test &
the practical driving test.
You can apply for the provisional licence when you are 15 years and 9 months old, but it can't be used for a car until you are 17.
The provisional driving licence is made up of 2 parts:
- The provisional licence photo ID card
- The provisional licence paper counterpart
It's essential that you keep both parts of the provisional driving licence in a
safe place because you must use them as ID on the theory test and practical driving test.
The DSA don't accept any other form of identification and unfortunately, many test candidates have had their test cancelled because of a
lost provisional licence counterpart.