Your Driving Licence
To apply for or make any changes to your driving licence click here.
Booking Your Theory or Practical Test
Always discuss with your driving instructor first before booking a test.
To book a theory test click here.
To book a practical test click here.
Know The Highway Code
The Practical Test
The practical driving test has been designed to see if you
can drive safely in different road and traffic conditions and that you know the highway code and can show this through your ability to drive. If you make a mistake, don't worry about it as it might be a less serious driving fault and might not affect your result. However, if at any time your examiner considers your driving to be a danger to other road users they will stop your test.
The test can be broken down into the following parts:
The Eyesight Test - The examiner will ask you to read the number plate on a parked vehicle to test your eyesight.
Show Me Tell Me Questions - The examiner will ask you one 'show me' question, where you'll have to show them how you would carry out a vehicle safety check and one 'tell me' question, where you'll have to explain to the examiner how you would carry out the check.
To view these questions on our website click here.
Driving Ability - The driving part of your test will last about 40 minutes.
Throughout the test your examiner will be looking for an overall safe standard of driving. Your examiner will give you instructions which you must follow. You may be asked to perform an emergency stop.
Manouvers - Your examiner will ask you to perform a manouver to show you can reverse the vehicle safely this will be one of the following:
- Reverse around a corner
- Turn in the road
- Reverse parking either into a parking bay or a parallel park at the side of the road.
Independent Driving - This is designed to assess your ability to drive safely while making decisions independently and will last for around 10 minutes.
Test Result - At the end of the test your examiner will let you know if
you have passed or failed and give you feedback on how you did. Any faults you have made during the test will be marked. You can incur up to 15 minor faults during the course of the test but must not make any serious or dangerous faults.
- a dangerous fault - involves actual danger to you, the examiner, the public or property.
- a serious fault - could potentially be dangerous.
- a minor driving fault - not potentially dangerous, but if you make the same fault throughout your test it could become a serious fault.
The Theory Test
The theory test is made up of two parts, multiple choice and hazard perception you will need to pass both parts to pass the theory test.
Multiple Choice Part
A question and several possible answers will appear on a computer screen and you have to select the correct answer. Some questions may need more than one answer.
You will be given 57 minutes to complete this part of the test and will need to score at least 43 out of 50 to pass.
Hazard Perception Part
You will be shown a series of video clips on a computer screen which feature everyday road scenes and contain at least one developing hazard and you will need to identify these.
A developing hazard is something that may result in you having to take some action, such as changing speed or direction.
The earlier you notice a developing hazard and make a response by clicking on it, the higher you will score. The most you can score for each developing hazard is five points.
However if you click continuously or in a pattern during a clip a message will appear at the end. It will tell you that you have scored zero for that
You will be shown 14 video clips in total which include 15 developing hazards and you will need to score at least 44 out of 75 to pass.