When Should I Book My Practical Driving Test?

Discuss this with your Ultimate Driving Instructor. You should only take a Practical Driving Test if you are getting it right all of the time on your own during your driving lessons!

If you are still being talked through or prompted on any aspect of your driving it probably means you are not ready for the Practical Driving Test.

Look at your Online Driving Lesson Notes that your Ultimate Driving Instructor will have provided with on your driving lessons. Check your Ultimate Driving Appointment And Progress Card on the inside pages to see what stage you are at. You will see how much Local Knowledge you have covered which can come up on the Practical Driving Test in Newbury. Covering all of the difficult parts of Newbury on your driving lessons will not only help you pass the driving test but also make you a more confident driver in and around Newbury!

You will have to take a Mock Test with another Ultimate Driving Instructor. This will really tell you if you are ready or not. Most pupils underestimate how much help they are getting form their Driving Instructor on their driving lessons. It is only when this help is taken away that you realise that you may need more driving lessons than originally thought! On the other hand you may perform better when left fully responsible for Ultimate Driving Instructor’s car! Your Ultimate Driving Instructor will warn you several weeks before your Practical Driving Test date if they do not think you have made enough progress on your driving lessons to date.

You may change or cancel your driving test up to 3 Working Days before your test date. However leaving it this late to change you will mean having to rejoin the back of the queue.

How Do I Book My Practical Driving Test?

You may book your Practical Driving Test using the Direct Gov website here after you have passed your Driving Theory Test:

DVSA PRACTICAL DRIVING TEST BOOKING HERE: www.gov.uk/book-driving-test.

Your Ultimate Driving Instructor would give you their ADI number to add to your Practical Driving Test Appointment to prevent double booking and to avoid any time booked off eg for holidays.

Check with your Ultimate Driving Instructor when the best time to book your Practical Driving Test is during the day as they may already be taking someone to the Driving Test Centre at this time.

Once you have received confirmation from DVSA send a text or Whats App message to your Ultimate Driving Instructor confirming the time and date. You will be allocated a 2 hour slot in your Ultimate Driving Instructor’s diary. You will have a 1 hour driving lesson to warm up before your Practical Driving Test test and then have the the use of your Ultimate Driving Instructor’s car during your test. So remember you will need to pay your Ultimate Driving Instructor for 2 Hours on the day of your Practical Driving Test.

Ultimate Driving School are therefore well aware that taking a Practical Driving Test will cost the pupil upwards of £140. For this reason we like to ensure that you are FULLY ready to take the test. If you feel that you drive the car you practice it at home better than your Ultimate Driving Instructor’s car or want to do a time that your instructor is not available you could always take the Practical Driving Test in your own car.

This would be much cheaper as you would not have to pay your Ultimate Driving Instructor for 2 hours on the day. Your Ultimate Driving Instructor would offer some advice on what to do and where to go on the day of your test.

Do You Have Any Advice For My Practical Driving Test?

DO NOT tell the whole world that you have your Practical Driving Test booked! Keep it to yourself if possible. You do not need to hear everyone else’s stories about their Practical Driving Test just before you take your own!. By keeping it to yourself there is less pressure and if you are not successful on the first attempt then you do not have to phone all your friends and family to tell them the bad news…

LISTEN to your Ultimate Driving Instructor on your driving lessons! They have years of experience and knowledge and know exactly what to expect on a Practical Driving Test in Newbury!

WATCH all of the driving lesson videos on our Ultimate TV page and SUBSCRIBE to our You Tube Channel which will reinforce all pf the knowledge you have picked up with your Ultimate Driving Instructor on your driving lessons in Newbury. We also have a Facebook Page which also has several videos uploaded that may not appear on our You Tube Channel.

Official DVSA Practical Driving Test Video: