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Useful links

You may find some of the following links useful when learning to drive and preparing for your test

- Highway Code

- UK Traffic signs

 - DSA Videos

- Safe driving for life

- Think! Road Safety

Practical Test

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.

Book your practical test here.

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.

Driving a car

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:

  • car control and knowing its limitations
  • consideration about your car and other road users
  • independent driving and forward planning
  • your responsibilities as a driver and complying with laws and regulations
  • how the environment may impact your driving and how your driving impacts the environment
  • planning, fuel saving and basic vehicle maintenance.

Theory Test

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.

Book your theory test here.

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.

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