1. Booking your test
You don’t need to pass another theory test if you’re upgrading an automatic car licence to a manual licence.
To pass the driving test you must be able to:
- drive safely in different road and traffic conditions
- show that you know The Highway Code by the way you drive
The national standard for driving cars tells you everything you must be able to do to pass the test. Only take your test when you can do everything without instruction.
There’s no minimum number of lessons you must have done before you book and take your test.
Change or check your test details
You can change the date of your test after you’ve booked.
You can check the details if you’ve lost the email confirmation you were sent when you booked your test.
Rebook your test
Rebook your driving test if you failed your test and want to resit it. You have to choose a date at least 10 working days away.
Check you're allowed to drive
Most people can start learning to drive when they’re 17.
Get a provisional driving licence
Driving lessons and practice
You need a provisional driving licence to take lessons or practice.
Prepare for your theory test
Book and manage your theory test
You need a provisional driving licence to book your theory test.
Book and manage your driving test
You must pass your theory test before you can book your driving test.
When you pass
You can start driving as soon as you pass your driving test.
You must have an insurance policy that allows you to drive without supervision.