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How to book a practical driving test


Booking a practical driving test is something that all learner drivers need to do to obtain their licence. What though, does the process involve? Here at Nayland Driving School, we will answer all of your questions, from how to book a driving test to what you can expect to pay. It’s a simple enough process, but it never hurts to be prepared!

Booking your test

If you’ve been googling ‘how to book a driving test practical’ or similar, you have come to the right place. When it comes to how to book a driving test, UK learner drivers need to head to the official government website. Make sure that you use this site to book, as doing so elsewhere could mean that you lose money on a booking that doesn’t actually exist.
When you book your driving test, you will need to have the following to hand:
• UK driving licence number
• credit or debit card
• driving instructor’s personal reference number, so you can check their availability
Once you have booked your test, you will be able to come back and check if tests on any earlier dates have become available. You can also change the date of your test if you need to.

How much is it?

How much is it to book a practical driving test? For a standard test in a car, the charge is £62 for a test that takes place during the week. If you wish to take your test at the weekend, in the evening, or during a bank holiday, you will have to pay £75. Not all test centres offer tests at these times, and all available evening and weekend appointments will be shown when you try to book.

We’re here to help

If you are confused about booking your driving test, your instructor is here to help. They have guided so many learner drivers to this point, and will be able to answer any questions that you have about the process. They’ll also give their honest opinion on if you are ready to take your test, and what skills you should brush up on beforehand.


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I was taught by Geoff for about 2 months and I went to my test and passed the first time with this company and I would highly recommend Geoff and the company ad he teaches really well, he ensures that you end up being a driver and not a learner and i felt that is a really respectable quality when it comes to a teacher. I could not say any bad experience and was extremely happy

Alen Thomas

For any one wanting to learn to drive but not sure who to go with I definitely recommend Nayland, with his great help I passed first time and in just over three months, the lessons were great I always looked forward to them as Michael is a lovely guy and very down to earth, and up for a laugh 🙂 but he is also very patient for any one who is nervous about driving. 🙂

Harriet Osborn Davies

Thanks a lot to Dave, very calm and professional instructor. Passed after 20h, would definitely recommend.

Mikolaj Witkowski

I passed my test first time, I didn’t need to use any other instructor as Michael gave me all the advice I needed, down to earth, practical and easy to understand. While learning to drive can be stressful, Micheal made it so easy for me. I enjoyed learning and looked forward to the lessons as they were really enjoyable, if you want to learn to drive with someone that will make it enjoyable and practical Micheal is the guy! guy.

Peter Callaghan

Before having Michael as a driving instructor I was with someone else! I was given his number through a recommendation, and his lessons gave me the confidence to pass my test! Michael has great prices and deals, to suit anyone! I have now been driving a year, and I have recommended many people to go with him and they have gone on to pass very fast! 🙂

Amy Cowlin

Massive thanks to Suzanne! Amazing instructor! Helped to boost my confidence and pass my test quickly! Highly recommend!

Tom Clarke