Your Practical Test

Ready to go?

Once you’ve passed your theory test, your instructor will tell you how ready you are for your practical driving test. Naturally, we want you to pass first time. So here are a few ways we can give you that extra edge. Your “Track Record” log book keeps tabs on your progress – showing you where your strengths are and what skills you’ll need to brush up on.

When your BSM instructor feels you’re ready, we can book your test for you and handle all the details. Your instructor will let you know which one of our UK driving test centres is best for you. When booking check with your instructor that they’re available on the day and give yourself three hours for a warm-up lesson, the test itself and the journey home. Call 0330 100 7501. 

When you book your test you'll need

  • Your provisional driving licence
  • Your theory test certificate number
  • A debit or credit card for payment
  • Your preferred dates and times for the test
  • Details of any special requirements such as an interpreter

The practical test for car drivers costs £62.00 during weekdays before 4:30 p.m. or £75.00 for weekdays after 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday’s. After about two weeks, you’ll get your test appointment letter.

Top reasons why learners fail their practical test

To maximise your chances of passing first time, here are some of the big things to look out for when sitting your practical driving test :

  • Look carefully to judge when best to come out of side roads
  • Use the controls correctly and demonstrate good observation when reverse parking
  • Use the mirrors effectively long before you change direction or slow down
  • Use the controls correctly and demonstrate good observation when reversing round a corner
  • Use signals correctly, including how to cancel them and not give misleading ones
  • Move away correctly from stationary positions, including good observation
  • Use the correct road position, particularly on bends, and show good lane discipline on roundabouts
  • Have good steering control, when making left or right turns for example
  • Get in the correct position when turning right
  • Don’t hesitate or cause delay. Always pull out promptly at junctions.

Why BSM?

  • Our cars - Learn in style with a modern Peugeot 208 or 308
  • Our experience - BSM helped created the driving test over 100 years ago
  • Our reputation – We’re proud to get 9/10 satisfaction score from our pupils*
  • Our instructors – Professional, reliable, expert, local driving instructors

97% of our passers would recommend us*

BSM est.1910

Passing 1000's of pupils every year

Get in touch

New pupils: 0330 100 7500

Existing pupils: 0330 100 7493

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*Satisfaction and recommendation score gathered from BSM passers survey 2015 – 2018