Theory & practical

Theory test

I will prepare you for the theory test which every learner needs to pass before you can even book your practical. Once you have become a happydriver you will have free access to theory test pro online. With this tool i can assess your progress and pinpoint where you may need help or indeed if you're ready to book your test. Help from start to pass

The theory test is divided into two parts:

  • A multiple-choice test comprising 50 multiple-choice questions covering aspects of the Highway Code. You will be asked one question before you drive away from the test center and one while you are driving.
  • The pass mark is 43.
  • A hazard perception test consisting of 14 video clips of potential road hazards that need to be identified and clicked for. One of them will develop into an actual hazard and that's where you score. The earlier you click the more you score but be careful as one of the clips has two actual hazards so don't lose concentration and keep scanning the picture ahead!
  • The pass mark is 44

Practical test

The Driving Standards Agency recommends that most learners take at least 45 hours of professional tuition lessons and at least 20 hours with friends and family.

The average number of lessons is currently 30-40 hours. As all learners are different, some will pass more quickly than others.


Your driving test will start with an eyesight check and the first of two questions from the 'show me tell me' set of questions. The second question will be on the move. The driving part of your test will last about 40 minutes. Throughout the test your examiner will be looking for an overall safe standard of driving, including when you are carrying out the set exercises. You can make up to 15 driving faults and still pass the test (16 or more results in failure). However, if you commit one serious or dangerous fault you will fail the test.


Your test will include one manoeuvre and and possibily an emergency stop. You may also be asked for about 20 minutes to drive using a sat. nav.




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