Please click on the link to the right to book your practical driving test.
What age must I be to start learning to drive?To drive on a public road, you must be at least 17 years of age. Certain driving schools do offer driving lessons conducted on private land. In this situation, you can start learning to drive at a younger age than 17.
I'm 17, what do I need to start learning to drive?You will need to apply for your provisional driving licence. The current fee for a provisional driving licence is £50 and can be applied for in two ways; 1. The easiest way is to apply online. By visiting the official direct.gov.uk website, you can apply for your licence providing you are:
2. Obtainable from most Post Offices, application form D1 and a photo card application form D750 should be completed and sent up to 3 months before your 17th birthday to: DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1AD. Once you have received your provisional driving licence, you are able to start learning to drive. Getting off to a good start is essential, so read our tips on finding a good driving instructor.
The theory testWhen can I take the theory test?Your theory test can be booked and taken once you receive your provisional driving licence and are 17 years of age.
Book a theory testTo book a theory test, you will need your
Book theory test by phoneTelephone the DSA on 0300 200 1122, welsh language 0300 200 1133 or textphone 0300 200 1166. You can use the telephone service from Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm.
Book theory test onlineThe easiest way to book a theory test is online
Book theory test onlineCheck or change or cancel theory test booking
If you did not receive a theory test confirmation e-mail or have forgotten the time and date of your theory test, you can check online when your date is. You can also use this to change or cancel your theory test. If you intend to cancel a theory test, allow at least 3 working days' notice to inform the DSA. Cancellations made within 3 working days (including Saturdays) will not be refunded. The same policy applies to changing a theory test date. A change of date is not possible unless 3 working days' notice is provided.
You will need your provisional driving licence number at hand to make any changes.
Check, cancel or change theory test onlineIf you are struggling to study or pass the theory test, let your driving instructor know as learning to drive in itself combined with theory related questions and answers from your instructor will help.
Note; if you were unsuccessful in passing your theory test, you will need to wait 3 working days before you become eligible to re book the theory test. For help with passing the theory test, please see our tutorial on tips for passing the theory test.
The practical driving test When can I book my driving test?To book your driving test, you will need to have received your provisional driving licence and to have passed your theory test. Once you have chosen your driving test centre, you can book your practical driving test.
Book a driving testTo successfully book your driving test, you will need:
You can use the telephone service from Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm.
Book a driving test onlineYou can select your preferred driving test centre and book your driving test online. This process takes around 15 minutes.
Book a driving test online
RD2SUCCESS provides free online Theory lessons. We offer:
Our aim is to help you learn to drive - to pass your theory and practical driving tests as quickly, and as cheaply, as possible. Our online driving lessons are designed to work alongside professional tuition that is given by a qualified driving instructor. Below you will find a detailed assessment on the UK practical driving test - its purpose, how to book and how to pass the practical test, why people fail and more.
Learning to drive contact informationAll theory test and driving tests are managed and conducted by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA). The theory test and driving test booking telephone numbers below are automated services although a DSA member of staff can be contacted by listening to the available options.
Driving Standards Agency
The Axis Building
112 Upper Parliament Street
NG1 6LP 0300 200 1188 - Customer enquiries 0115 936 6666 0300 200 1122 + option 1 for booking theory test0300 200 1122 + option 2 for booking driving firstname.lastname@example.org When you e-mail the DSA, 2 of the 3 pieces of information below must be included: