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How to book a driving test

Our courses have a practical driving test booked for the end of your course, so if you book with us you would not need to worry about booking a test as we will arrange this for you.

Want to know the next available dates for a course with practical test? Call us today; 07870271206

Want to book the the test yourself? There are really two main ways in which you can book with the DVSA (This is the government organisation that manages tests);You can book online using the government online booking service- https://www.gov.uk/book-driving-test or if you have time to kill (as it can take ages to get through) you can book your car driving test by phone, you can call DVSA’s booking service on 0300 200 1122. In order to book a test you will need your driving licence number.

Driving test availability and waiting times

We get asked this question all the time and it can vary dramatically. It can depend on what area you live in, who you book with (eg a company or instructor), sometimes it can just be a case of luck! The average waiting time for a practical test booked through the DVSA is 6 months, sometimes there are not even any tests available to book. We often have cancellations so it is worth being added to our cancellation list (priority for cancellations is given to pupils that are already booked in with us)

How to get an earlier driving test date

You can search for earlier driving test dates yourself (at no cost) on the DVSA website but you’ll need to be both very persistent, patient as well as lucky. You will undoubtedly have to spend a lot of time checking. The problem is that if you do get an earlier date you may not be able to find an instructor that can take you for a test at short notice and the most important question is are you ready for test? We often have and also hear of many companies and instructors having pupils contacting them saying “I have a test booked for next week can you fit me in?” realistically they cannot.
We regularly check for tests and cancellations so that you don’t have to.
Book with us and we will do our best to get you in as quickly as possible. We will be honest with you and tell you the next available dates that we have but we can also put you on a cancellation list and bring your date forward if you wish. We always ensure that we can book a test for the end of your course.

Changing or rescheduling a driving test

If you are booked in with us and would like to change or cancel your driving test we can do this for you. Notice is required and depending on circumstances we usually charge a fee.


Driving test fees

The cost of a standard practical car driving test is £62. Extended driving tests eg for those who have been banned etc £124. Tests at the weekend or late evenings (very rare to find these tests) £75

Be ready for the driving test!

Our courses have a practical driving test booked for the end of the course, but you need to be ready for it!

Below we list what you need to take for your driving test, you also need to be driving at a safe standard in order to use the instructor’s car for the test. Read our blog Am I Ready for Driving Test to give you an insight into this and other information and tips on taking the test.

We highly recommend that, regardless of who you book with, your choice of course or instructor, you must prioritize taking an adequate number of lessons. This will allow you to enhance your driving skills and attain a safe driving standard, ensuring you are well-prepared for your driving test.

What you need to take to your test
  1. your UK driving licence.
  2. you do not need usually need your theory test certificate for driving test, so do not worry if you do not have it
  3. a car – most people use their driving instructor’s* but you can use your own car if it meets the rules.

*We only allow you to use the driving instructor’s car if you are driving at a safe standard, this is at the discretion of your driving instructor.