Your Theory Test pass certificate will remain valid for 2 years during which time you’ll need to pass your practical test. If you fail to pass your practical test within the 2 year period, you’ll have to re-sit the theory test.
Every learner driver has a different ability so this can vary from pupil to pupil. The DSA recommend 45 hours of tuition with an instructor plus 25 hours private practice.
You can begin taking driving lessons once you have a provisional driving licence. However, you must pass your theory test before you take your practical driving test.
The Theory Test was introduced for car drivers and motorcyclists in 1996 by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA). The aim of the theory test is to improve safety for newly qualified drivers.
Make sure you bring both parts of your driving licence when going for your theory test.
It comprises of 50 multiple choice questions and you must get 43 and 44 out of 75 for the hazard perception clips. You must pass both parts to pass the driving theory test. Visit the DSA website for more information
The first time you meet your driving instructor, you’ll be asked to produce both parts of your driving licence; the paper portion (green) and the part containing your photograph. It is illegal to drive on the roads in the UK without a valid driving licence.
To apply for a provisional driving licence, you’ll need to complete a form which is obtainable from Post Offices, or you can apply on-line from the Government Website
The minimum age you can start to learn to drive is 17, and you must have a Provisional Driving Licence. If you are disabled and receiving mobility allowance, the minimum age is 16