You need to pass your driving theory test before you can make an application for a practical test.

The Theory Test is a major step towards improving road safety in the UK and is compulsory for those wishing to obtain a full driving licence. It consists of 50 multiple choice questions covering the Highway Code and general road safety, also the Hazard Perception Test, consisting of 14 clips, one of which has two hazards. You need to take and pass your theory test before you can apply for your practical test.

You can make a telephone booking with a credit card / debit card on 0300 200 1122, or you can book for the test online.

There are many books available to help you prepare for your theory test. You will need to have a knowledge of The Highway Code and understand the principles of road safety.
Chevron’s instructors will provide you with free advice and help in preparing for the theory test alongside your driving lessons, so you can learn to drive while you study, putting theory into practice. The most common reason for failing the theory test is not being prepared. So don’t rush, only apply when you are ready.

Once you have taken the test you will receive your results immediately when you have finished. If you have failed don’t give up. Go back to your books and try again. If you’ve passed . Now, once your driving reaches the required standard you can apply for your practical test. Remember, don’t apply until you are ready. This way you should only need one test, and this will save you money.