From June 8th 2015, the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence will no longer be valid...
If you are wanting to start learning to drive you will be asked to provide me with evidence of your driving record (entitlements and/or penalty points), you will be able to do this online for free by accessing the Share Driving Licence service. Click on the link below.
You will be able to request a unique code from GOV.UK which will allow you to share your driving licence details or you can download a summary of your driving licence record.
I will require the code as this will allow me to make any necessary checks. The code will last for up to 72 hours
Alternatively you can also request a code by calling 0300 083 0013.
Please note this also applies if you have a paper licence that was issued before 1998.