Booking Your Test
Where you decide to take your Driving Test is a decision that you can take after taking advice from your Driving Instructor.
During your lessons you will practice in the areas that you might take your test around and you will become familar with the roads and surrounding area.
It makes sense to take your test at a test centre that is close to where you have been concentrating your practice around.
It is important to remember to that just driving around test routes will not prepare you for a life time of safe driving, so you will learn to drive on a wide variety of roads and conditions.
The following test centres are available locally.
After taking advice from your instructor about when you will be a ready to take you or your instructor can checkr test availabilty at your chosen test centre, and an option is for your instructor to book the test on your behalf.
There is usually a waiting list for test availability, this can be a number of weeks so waiting times need to be judged when nearing test standeard.
Booking the Driving Test can be done online at the official DVSA website.
Be careful when booking your Driving Test as a number of websites will try to charge you a booking fee, only use the DVSA website to avoid being over charged.
The fee payable to the DVSA for the Driving Test is £62 during the week, and is £75 for a test on Saturday if they are made available by the DVSA.
If you are being asked to pay more you may not be using the official website and using a booking agent.
Alternatively, you can telephone the DVSA (0300 200 1122) if you need to book additional services such as you need the test translated into another language other than English, you are deaf or have problems reading.