The Driving Tests

We offer in car help with your theory test and mock driving tests prior to your actual driving test.

  • Cost of the theory test is £31.00.
  • Cost of the practical driving test is £62.00.

The Theory Test

You must pass your theory test before you can book in for your practical driving test. We recommend that you visit Theory Test Online to practice your theory.

To book your test you can ring 0300 200 11 22, or you can book online via www.gov.uk.

There are 14 sub sections to the theory test these will include the following

  • Alertness
  • Attitude
  • Safety and your vehicle
  • Safety margins
  • Hazard awareness
  • Vunerable road users
  • Other types of vehicles
  • Vehicle handling
  • Motorway rules
  • Rules of the road
  • Road & traffic signs
  • Documents
  • Accidents
  • Vehicle loading

To pass this part you must answer 43 out of 50 questions correctly. The second part is the hazard perception test. The pass mark for this part of the test is 44 out of 75.

Be aware that from 19th July 2010 some of the multiple choice questions will be set in the form of a case study. The case study will focus on real life examples and experiences that you might encounter when driving.

You do not have to pass your theory test to learn how to drive. We recommend that you start to have practical driving lessons before you take your theory test because you are more likely to perform better if you have some driving experience. The learner driver who has plenty of practice and who receives professional instruction perform well on the day of the test.

The Practical Driving Test

Practical driving tests are generally available at all permanent test centres. Saturday and weekday evening tests (May to September only), subject to resources being available, are offered at a premium rate.

From the 4th of October 2010 the driving test is changing. Within the 40 minutes of driving there will be a 10 minute independent drive. The pupil will be expected either to follow a simple road map or follow road signs for a particular location. If you would like more information on the new driving test then please visit You tube

Documents to bring to the test
Theory test pass certificate (or confirmation) and both parts of your driving licence - the photocard and the paper counterpart.

You must take your signed driving licence and a valid passport if you have an old-style paper licence.

Driving test result
You will pass your test if you commit less than 15 minor faults, 0 serious faults and 0 dangerous faults. You can ask your instructor to listen in on the debrief so that they can listen into what has happened. Visit Our Blog Page to see the top 10 reasons for failing your driving test.

If you pass
The examiner will give you a pass certificate. They will also ask you if you want your full licence to be sent you automatically

If you dont pass
You have to wait 10 working days before taking another test, working days do not include Saturdays or Sundays

Why don't you watch some of our videos of some our happy customers who have passed their driving test with A&M recently