Driving Lessons for Under 17 Year Olds

Under 17's Driving Lessons Cars


The advice is that Driving Instructors can now return to work although we have not yet received any official communication from the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).

We are currently in the process of contacting venues regarding specific requirements on site and hope to confirm new dates for under 17 driver training at the end of July.

As soon as new dates are confirmed, they will be added to the ‘Dates’ page of our website so please click on the following link to check for updates https://www.driveb4uturn17.co.uk/under-17-training-dates

The well-being of our customers and instructors is our priority so once driving lessons resume, there will be enhanced levels of hygiene and cleanliness in our vehicles e.g. wiping the steering wheel, gear-stick, door handles etc. with antibacterial wipes between each lesson and regular use of hand gel. 

Customers will be required to wear a face mask to their lesson and use hand gel before entering the vehicle.

Thank you for your patience and continued support and we look forward to welcoming you back to one of our venues very soon.


If you are aged 10 to 17 and can’t wait to learn to drive, or if you would like to build your confidence before taking to the roads, then our driving school, Drive B4 U Turn 17, has the solution. We can provide legal, young driver training for under 17’s with fully qualified, Driving Standards Agency approved driving instructors using dual-controlled cars.

The under 17s driver training course is designed to give young people a basic knowledge of driving before taking to the roads which will build their confidence and road awareness and make them better equipped to deal with oncoming traffic situations. I believe that by introducing driver education at an earlier age, young people will also become safer as pedestrians/cyclists/motorcyclists.

The driving lessons for under 17s take place on large areas of private road with professional line markings at our sites in Ardingly, Dunsfold Park (nr Guildford) and Thorney Island (nr Emsworth).

If you live in Aldershot, Alton, Ardingly, Arundel, Bordon, Brighton, Chichester, Cranleigh, Crawley, Dunsfold, Eastbourne, Eastleigh, Emsworth, Fareham, Farnborough, Guildford, Hastings, Havant, Haywards Heath, Horsham, Hove, Lewes, Portsmouth, Southampton, Reading, Worthing or surrounding areas, Drive B4 U Turn 17 Driving School provides the perfect preparation for on-road lessons for under 17s. We believe we have some of the best driving tuition locations for under 17 driving lessons in Hampshire, Surrey and now at our new site in West Sussex.

Drive B4 U Turn 17 Training Photograph

Young Driver Requirements:

Drive B4 U Turn 17 can teach young drivers from age 10 provided they are tall enough to fully depress a clutch pedal in a manual vehicle (similar in size to a Ford Fiesta).

Under 17’s do not require a provisional licence to participate in this driver training.

"DRIVE B4 U TURN 17 is a wonderful way of teaching your teenager the basics - and more - of driving. The set up at Barton Stacey, with plenty of space, real roads, junctions and designated areas to practice manoeuvres, is ideal and safe. Jon and his instructors are all keen advocates of this system of giving these youngsters a real feel for how to drive before they have to venture onto the roads with everyone else and it is the perfect way to build up the necessary skills and confidence ahead of the more daunting task of learning in real traffic. My 16 year old daughter, having had only the most rudimentary lesson before going to see Jon, had the biggest smile on her face at the end of the first 2 hour session and could not wait for the next. I could not recommend it more as the best way to start learning to drive."
David Gower (Former England Cricket Captain) - 09-04-2013