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When should I book my Theory Test?

Your Theory test must be taken and passed before you can take your practical test. I recommend you have a few driving lessons before taking the theory so that you can pick my brains a little if there is any thing you don't understand. Also, you will find that a little driving experience and hazard awareness will be invaluable to you on the hazard perception part of the theory test. 

When can I book the Practical Test?

As your instructor I will tell you when you are ready to take your practical test. Do not worry, I do not believe in keeping students hanging on, when you are ready I will tell you. It is my job to ensure you get through your driving test as quickly and as safely as possible and I am committed to this.

Many students believe that once they have mastered control of the vehicle then that's it... time to book the test! I truly understand the excitement (I was there once myself!). Yes, you can drive a car, its a real achievement and something to be proud of.

However... being able to physically drive does not necessarily mean that you are quite ready for the test or to be let loose on the open road. To be able to drive safely and well is also about being able to read and understand road situations and to react appropriately. These skills come through experience and the more driving practice you get the more likely you are to pass the test first time.

Here is what the DVSA (Driving Standards Agency)have to say...

'Those who pass their driving test have had, on average, about 45 hours of professional training combined with 22 hours of private practice. Learners who prepare this way, with a combination of plenty of professional training and plenty of practice, do better in the test.'