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The practical driving test is designed to see if you:

  • can drive safely in different road and traffic conditions
  • know the Highway Code and can show this through your driving ability

As long as you show the standard required, you will pass your driving test.

You cannot take a foreign language interpreter with you on your driving test. You have to take the test in English, Welsh or British Sign Language.

You can take your test as soon as you think you are ready. There is no minimum number of lessons you must have or hours you must practice driving before you take your test. There are no pass or fail quotas. However, you must have already passed your Theory Test. You can find further helpful information published by the DVSA here.

You can book your practical test online (24 hours) or by telephoning the DVSA on 0300 200 11 22 (Mon-Fri 8am to midday).

Please note that there are many websites which offer to help you obtain a practical driving test, some of which are deliberately designed to look like the official DVSA website - however they will all charge a fee. Avoid this by only using the official DVSA website that can be accessed via the www.gov.uk website

When attending your test, you must take both parts of your driving licence (the plastic card and the paper counterpart) with you.

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