First you have to complete the knowledge test to get your L. They tell you some basic rules like you can't drive between 12 am to 5 am, and then send you on your way.
You have to drive with some one who is over 25 and has a vaild licence 1-5. They have to sit in the passanger seat beside you. You are only allowed to have one other passanger in the veicle when you drive. You can't have any electronic devices.
Once you have your L for one year, have to take a class 7 road test to get your N. Once you have your N you are allowed to drive with 1 passenger and someone over 25 with a class 1-5 license .
Even though you have fewer restrictions with an N you still have some. For example no alcohol or drugs or electronic devices. But everyone should know that because that's unsafe driving.
Once you have had 2 years you can go for your class 5 road test to get your N off. This means if you pass you can drive where ever, whenever and with whoever you want, but drive safe.
Driving is a gift but with it also comes responsblilty. Driving should be taken very seriously because you are putting your life at risk as well as other on the road. You may think all these tests and rules are annoying but really they are just trying to keep everyone safe.