A bit different over here. You just apply for a Provisional Licence, and you can start practising, either with a Professional instructor, or a friend/relative, but the friend/relative must be at least 21 years old, and have held a full licence for at least 3 years.
You do have to take a multiple-choice Theory Test (much like Sheldon had to do), and a computerised Hazard Perception Test, but it is taken after the Provisional Licence is issued, and before the Practical Road Test.
You must also display L-Plates, front and rear of the vehicle.
Then there was the "reversing round a corner" and the "hill start". 😁
Was complimented on my reversing.
Also, did the same again, 6 years later, on a motorcycle. 😊