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How Do I Know When I’m Ready To Take My UK Driving Theory Test?

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So, you’ve just booked onto your first driving lesson or you’re several lessons in and itching to know how soon you can start taking those all-important tests. In this guide we’ll walk you through when you can expect to take your UK driving theory test.

First things first, if you don’t already know, the theory test MUST be taken before you can book onto your practical test. As the theory test is the key to getting one step closer to passing your test and being ready for the road, many learners feel they can’t take it soon enough.


So, when can I book my theory test?

There are a few boxes you need to tick before you can book onto your theory test.

Firstly, you need to have had your 17th birthday. Then, you also need to make sure you’ve got a provisional driving licence. If you fit both these criteria then you are able to book your theory test.


Can you take a theory test without driving lessons?

It’s usually helpful for you to already have driving practice before attempting the theory test.

This is because the hazard perception element is based on real-world hazards that you are likely to encounter on the road. Also, the more you drive and familiarise yourself with the rules of the road, including what all the signs mean, this should make passing the multiple choice component a lot easier – some answers will become second nature from your practice behind the wheel.

We also wouldn’t recommend taking the test without having done some revision first.


Is there a way I can take my theory test before I turn 17?

In the UK, it is possible to take your driving theory test from your 16th birthday if you have applied for the enhanced rate of the mobility component of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

If you’re looking for driving lessons Peterborough, GoGoGo’s intensive course can get you ready to take your practical driving test in just 5 days. As soon as you start your course with us we will run through the essentials you need to pass your theory test in our classroom-based sessions.

All being well, you should be able to take your test with us in the same week – the perfect choice for learners who don’t want to wait around to pass their theory test and get on the road. To learn more about our course contact us today.

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