Once you’ve reached a standard where you feel you are ready to take the Theory Tests, it is time to book them! There is usually a wait of at least a week, which will provide additional study time. You must pass the Part 1 Theory Tests before you can take your Category C Driving Test. However, you do not need to pass the Part 2 Driver CPC Case Study theory test before taking the Driving Test.
To book your Theory Test, visit the GOV.UK booking website. The test costs are provided below:
‣ Part 1a (Multiple Choice Questions) – £26
‣ Part 1b (Hazard Perception) – £11
‣ Part 2 (Driver CPC Case Study) – £23
We strongly advise that you do not book through any other website as you may pay more or be subject to more restrictive terms than if you had booked directly.
If you have a disability or health condition you should mention this when booking. You can also ask for an English or Welsh voiceover, or for extra time during the Multiple Choice Questions part of the test if you have difficulty reading. For more information about this, click here.
When you arrive at the Test Centre
You will need to report to reception to let the Test Centre staff know you are there. They will check your driving licence, please note that if you do not have this with you will not be able to take the test.
You can’t take personal items into the test room with you. This includes things like:
‣ mobile phones
You have to store any personal items in a locker. The test centre staff will check if you have anything with you that could be used to cheat. Your test won’t go ahead if you don’t let them check.