You must be at least 17 years of age. If you are registered disabled you must be 16 years old and in receipt of Mobility Allowance. You must hold a current full or provisional licence.
If you have a photo card you have to have the counterpart. If you do not have a current full or provisional license you can obtain one from ww.dvla.gov.uk or by completing the D1 form from your local post office. You must be able to read a car number plate from 20.5 metres (67 feet – about 5 car lengths); if you need glasses or contact lenses to read the number plate that is fine but you must wear them at all times when driving. Comfortable clothes and sensible footwear are required (Sorry no working coveralls, no work boots or stiletto heels).