The route to a full driving licence is very similar for all drivers regardless of whether you are a first time driver or are a driver with a foreign licence who now needs to exchange it for a UK licence.
You will need to:
- Apply for a UK Provisional Licence
- Apply for a Theory Test
- Take lessons - this is a mixture of lessons with a qualified Driving Instructor such as DriveAbility or with friends or family subject to legal restrictions
- Apply for a Practical Test
Holders of foreign licences may be able to drive in the UK on their existing licences. In some case they are only valid for a limited period or when combined with an International Driving Licence. Full rules for foreign licence holders can be checked here.