Learning

Theory and Hazard Perception Test
The Theory and Hazard Perception Test must be passed before a Practical Driving Test can be arranged.

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) frequently updates the Theory Test in an attempt to improve road safety, the latest details can be found on their website. If you’d like to practice you can take a mock theory test on our website.

The Practical Test
Passing today’s practical driving test is relatively easy if you have had correct training. There should only be two reasons why anyone should fail their test, bad luck and nerves!

At the driving test centre

You must bring the following items with you. If you do not, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) may refuse to carry out the test and you may lose your fee.

  • An appropriately insured and licensed vehicle, displaying L- Plates (except for taxi and Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) part 2 tests), that is suitable for the purpose of the test
  • The appropriate theory test pass certificate (or confirmation), if you are not exempt
  • Your appointment letter
  • Both parts of your photo card licence. If you do not take both parts of your licence your test will not take place and you will lose your fee
  • If you have an old-style paper licence, you must take your signed Driving Licence and a valid passport – from 1 November 2005 no other form of photographic identification will be accepted
  • For a motorcycle test please remember to take your CBT certificate as well
  • If you misplace your licence, you must apply for a replacement from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), which could take up to 15 days. If this happens, you may have to rearrange your test.