Theory and Practical Test Information

Driving Licence:

Apply for your provisional driving licence in goodtime to be ready for your 17th birthday.

When you are in receipt of your driving licence you can apply for your theory test.

You will need to pass a two part test; the first part is a multiple choice test and the second is a Hazard Perception test. Both parts are done on a computer by using a touch screen for the questions and a mouse for the hazard perception to test your response on the 14 video clips. Providing you have studied the theory and practiced the hazard perception online you will find the tests are reachable goals…

Your theory knowledge will help towards your new driving skills that you will learn on the intensive driving course.

Even though you are in a room with several other candidates you are screened from one another, and you have the option to wear headphones to drown out any distractions. You must pass both parts to be successful.

What age can I start my driving lessons?

You can begin your driving lessons on your 17th birthday. 

Do I choose manual or automatic transmission?

You can choose either manual or an automatic car to learn to drive in. If you pass in an manual car you can drive either. If you pass your test in an automatic car, you will only be able to drive that type of car. 

When you can drive in a safe and competent manner without guidance from your driving instructor and have successfully completed several mock tests you should be ready to take your practical driving test.

At the start of your driving test, you will be asked to read a number plate.

The examiner will ask you one ‘show me’ question, where you will have to show how you would carry out a vehicle safety check. You will also be asked one ‘tell me’ question, where you have to explain to the examiner how you would carry out the check.

On your practical test you are expected to drive safely in different types of road and traffic conditions, have a good understanding of the Highway Code and prove this through your driving ability. If you show the standard required, you will pass the driving test.

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