About the Driving Test
Before Learning to Drive you will need a Provisional Driving Licence, if you don’t already have one, then you can follow the links below to apply for one. The process to getting your Driving Licence comes with two tests, a Driving Theory Test and a Practical Driving Test. What is required of you to pass these tests can be found on this page. If you have any more questions about these tests, try our FAQs or Contact Us.
How to get your Provisional Licence
Before you get started you need to gain a provisional licence. The form needed is the “D1” this is available from your local post office. You will need to fill this out correctly and send it to DVLA along with two suitable passport photos.
- You can apply for a provisional licence online at the DirectGov web site here.
You can start driving when you’re:
17 if you want to drive a car
16 if you want to ride a moped or light quad bike.
About your Theory Test
You will have your own private booth with a computer.
The test consists of two parts; you will need to pass both parts in order to be successful.
Section 1: Multiple choice questions and answers
Section 2: Hazard perception, this is based on 14 video clips. Each clip is a minute long. Your job is simply to click the mouse when you see a hazard. Depending on how soon you spot it you could score anything from 5 to 0 points. This test must be passed before you can apply for your practical test.
Once you have passed the theory test it is valid for 2 years, if your practical test has not been passed within this time you will need to repeat it.
About your Practical Driving