Once you've passed your theory test, you're on your way to the final step of getting your full driving licence - taking your practical test.
When your driving skills are at a suitable standard and providing you've passed your theory test within the last two years, you can get your practical test booked. Your instructor will discuss this with you as your driving approaches the standard required for your test. As part of the test you will be asked to follow signs to a particular location to see how well you deal with driving without direction from the examiner, this is 'independent driving'. The short video opposite gives you an idea of what to expect.
If you would like your instructor to book your test, let them know. If you are booking the test yourself, please discuss when it will be with your instructor to ensure a vehicle will be available at that time.
You can also get more information on the practical driving test and other aspects involved in learning to drive from the official gov.uk site.
Many learner's main focus is passing their driving test - yes this is important but driving is a skill that will stay with you all your life. We believe that if you are taught in the correct way, passing your test will happen without worry.
We will teach you, how to drive a car and the correct procedures to use to pass your test but on top of that, skills that will help once you've passed:
You may already be having driving lessons however you now need to pass your theory test before you can apply to take your practical driving test.
The theory test is made up of two parts:
1. Multiple choice questions
2. Hazard perception video test
if you are learning with Platinum Driver Training, you can find more information and study material within the secure student area.
Now you've taken the first steps towards holding your full UK driving licence, you need to consider what other things need to be done before you can sit your practical driving test.