Save Save Save! I am so lucky in the fact that my grandparents said they would pay for my lessons until I pass (which they didn't expect it obviously to be this long) but with your tests and lessons and at the end a car and insurance, driving is pricey business. In my opinion it is totally worth saving for a while before you plan to get behind the wheel.
Don't take your theory too early! I made this error, taking my theory months before I was even due to my first test which of course is silly as your theory lasts for two years and you have to retake after two so if you don't pass on your first, second or even third time you could end up needing to do it again which of course is more money and a waste of your time.
Take advice, now this can be in a lot of ways but as most of my friends are drivers they've all given me advice over my time of learning to drive, whether it be easier ways to tackle roundabouts, how to practise than manoeuvres or even getting a black box' which you can get with More Than via their young drivers policy 'smart wheels' my best friend recommended getting one when getting a car as he saved a huge amount on his insurance over the upcoming years and all you have to do is not drive like an idiot. Simple.
Be patient. I honestly cannot stress enough how learning to drive is not a competition, I felt ridiculous compared to my friends who were passing after one set of lessons or on their first attempt and it really made me feel rubbish about myself, but it's just like anything in life people learn at different speeds and it takes time to adapt to certain things for me that just happened to be driving, but I know one day I'll get there and at least I am not as bad as the woman who has failed her driving test 771 times (yet). You'll get there.
*This post was in collaboration with More Than