There's a couple of misconceptions that crop up quite regularly.
Q: Do I need to pass my theory test before I start to learn?
A: No! In fact, learning to drive helps you to learn your theory. All those
questions, facts and figures will suddenly make sense when you're
dealing with real situations behind the wheel.
Q: Do I need to be 17 before I get my provisional licence?
A: No! You can apply for a provisional driving licence when you’re 15 years
and 9 months old. You can start driving a car when you’re 17.