2. Theory test revision and practice
You can use books and software to revise for the theory test and take practice tests.
The multiple-choice questions in the theory test are based on 3 books:
Study these to learn the rules and skills you’ll be tested on.
You can buy them from most high street and online book shops.
Take a practice test
Take a practice theory test to check how much you’ve learnt.
The practice test only includes the multiple-choice questions - it doesn’t include the hazard perception part.
The questions aren’t used in the real test, but they are based on the same topics as the test.
Hazard perception test
To prepare for this test you can use the official guide to hazard perception.
You can buy the guide in these formats:
You can also buy it as an interactive DVD from most high street and online book shops.
Translations into foreign languages
Some official books and software are translated into other languages by approved organisations.
However, you can only take the test in English, Welsh or British Sign Language.
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.