Statistical data set

New driving test trial: numbers of instructors and learner drivers

Numbers of driving instructors and learner drivers taking part in the driving test trial, and the number of tests booked.

About this data set

This data set comes from data held by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).

It isn’t classed as an ‘official statistic’. This means it’s not subject to scrutiny and assessment by the UK Statistics Authority.

The government is trialling driving test changes in 2015 and 2016 to make it a better test of the driver’s ability to drive safely on their own.

This data shows the numbers of approved driving instructors and learner drivers taking part in the trial, and the number of tests booked.

Data tables

Numbers of driving instructors, learner drivers and driving tests booked

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Published 27 October 2015
Last updated 1 December 2016 + show all updates
  1. Updated the statistics with data to November 2016.
  2. Updated the statistics with data to April 2016.
  3. Update to the new driving test trial statistics
  4. Update to the new driving test trial statistics.
  5. Update to the new driving test trial statistics
  6. First published.