Driving lessons are back in England and Driving Tests will restart Wednesday 22 July 2020
Check out our Learner Driver Guidelines for safely returning to Driving Lessons(opens new window) now lessons and Driving tests are back after lockdown restrictions lifted during Coronavirus (Covid-19).
Driving lessons, theory tests and driving tests are still suspended in Scotland and Wales, in line with guidance from the devolved administrations.
How to book the Practical Test
It's best NOT to apply for your practical test until your Instructor tells you when you are ready.
You can not apply for the practical test unless you have taken and passed thetheory test
There is usually a waiting time for tests. The waiting times varies from place to place but can range from a few weeks to 12 weeks.
Examiners are now conducting tests from 08:00 and during lunchtimes (12:00hrs to 13:00hrs).
Although not every test centre has introduced these, there are many who have.
Saturday and weekday evening tests are available at some driving test centres. The fee for these are higher than for a driving test during normal working hours on weekdays. Evening tests are available during the summer months only.
If you prepare well you have an excellent chance of passing.
You can book your practical test in a number of ways:-
Practical Test OFFICIAL Online Booking Service
Don’t pay any extra for your theory and practical test bookings - make sure you always use the official Gov UK website.
Booking with Gov UK guarantees a service that you can trust, and it will always be cheaper than a third party booking service.
2pass and DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) recommends all car and motorcycle test bookings are made via the official Gov UK website.
The Gov UK website has an on-line booking system. Click here to take you there!
To book a practical test you will need a:-
Valid UK driving licence number.
Theory test Pass Certificate number.
Valid debit/credit card for payment.
Can't find your Theory test Pass Certificate number?
Don't worry, Gov UK website that lets you find your lost number on-line.
It takes around 2 minutes to use the new service, which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Use your name, driving licence number and date of birth to find your number.
The Video below give you step by step details on how to book the Practical test on-line