Booking Your Practical Driving Tets

The practical driving test is being re-arranged all the time plus there are people booking in the test as quickly as they can which is understandable it is important to ensure you have enough time to practice prior to your driving test this is advice from the DVSA to ensure pupils are at a standard of which they should pass 1st time this is important because taking your test too soon or without the correct amount of practice with result in not passing and booking another one which will be a long way away to to the backlog.

It is also very important if you would like to take your test with my car please check at all times with me before booking your practical driving test that I am free to take you, lessons I can rearrange but I may already be booked out on another person driving test and it is not normally possible for me to do two test in one day due to the time it takes to do the test and due to distance of where the pupils live.

Please ensure you keep all booking correspondence with you and bring it to the test center if there are any booking errors this will ensure you get rebooked quickly if it is the fault of the DVSA if it is your fault you would re-book as normal i,e massive delay.

Please also ensure that after checking and confirming practical test dates with me that you must have confirmation from me, please  not all messages arrive 

Update on theory test certificates

I have copied everything from thee DVSA which i received so that it is as clear as possible for anyone in this situation.

The government has further considered the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the validity period of theory test certificates.

After careful consideration and in response to a recent petition the government has decided not to extend theory test certificates for road safety reasons.  

We understand this will be disappointing for some of your pupils, but it’s essential that they have the most up-to-date road safety knowledge and hazard perception skills at the critical point that they drive on their own for the first time. 

The way we are managing test bookings is affected by COVID-19 restrictions

If your pupil’s practical driving test has been postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will reschedule it for the next available test appointment at their chosen test centre.

If no test appointments are available at their chosen test centre before their theory test certificate expires, their practical test booking will be put on hold.

Pupils with tests booked whose theory test certificate has expired

If your pupil’s driving test is suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions, and their theory test certificate has expired or expires, we will cancel and refund the cost of their practical test.

Your pupil will then need to rebook and pass their theory test before they can sit a practical test.

Your pupil must have a valid theory test certificate before they can book their practical test, and on the day they take it.

If you have booked any tests on behalf of your pupils who have been affected by this you need to let them know what will happen next.

If your pupil’s theory test expires before the next available practical test date

If your pupil’s theory test certificate has been put on hold because it is due to expire, they can either:

  • cancel their booking and get a full refund
  • look on the booking system for a cancellation at their original test centre or book an available test appointment at a different test centre on a date before their theory test expires – in line with any current travel restrictions

If you or your pupil book a test at an alternative site you will need to check the relevant travel restrictions leading up to the appointment date to make sure they are able to travel in to the area.

If your pupil does not rebook or cancel their practical test before their theory test certificate expires, their practical test booking with be cancelled and refunded.

Your pupils can book a new theory test up to 6 months before their current theory test certificate expires, or at any time after it has expired.

If you have booked any tests on behalf of your pupils who have been affected by this you need to let them know and discuss their options with them.

If your pupil wants to request a refund

You pupils can request a refund for the cost of their practical test through the online cancellation service at