Below are more links to book or change your theory or practical tests online.
The Theory TestHOME
The theory test must be taken and passed before you can book a Practical Driving Test. It is a multiple choice computer based test.
You will be given 50 questions of which you must answer 43 correctly to pass.
The Hazard Perception Test
This is a series of video clips showing various driving situations, you are required to recognise and react to hazards as they develop.
There are 14 clips with 15 hazards i.e. one clip has 2 hazards.
There are a number of good training aids available in the form of DVD or CD.
Both parts of your driving licence must be taken to the theory test.
The Practical Driving Test
The Driving Test will begin with an eyesight check and then vehicle safety questions. After this you will begin your Drive which will include Manoeuvres. You will pass your Driving Test if you can show the examiner the following skills:
- drive safely
- complete the set exercises
- know the Highway Code and can demonstrate this through your driving
You can make up to 15 driving faults and still pass the driving test. However, if you commit one serious or dangerous fault you will fail the driving test.
Both parts of your driving licence must be taken to the practical test.
The extended practical driving test
As a disqualified driver or rider, a court can order that you return to being a learner driver and take an extended practical driving test. The test is longer and more demanding and is aimed at checking your ability to drive.
How the court decides
Courts can order that you take an extended driving test if you’re convicted of dangerous driving offences or other offences involving necessary disqualification.
What will happen
At the end of your disqualification, you’ll need to
The practical test lasts for about 70 minutes and covers a wide variety of roads, usually including dual carriageways. You are advised to prepare by taking suitable instruction from an approved driving instructor (ADI).
There are higher fees for extended tests, so you must make it clear when you apply for a test which type of test you want.
Driving Test Centre Location from Diamond Drive Intensive
Driving Test Centres in Essex.
Barking Test Centre
84 Tanner Street, Barking, Essex IG11 8QF (Click here for a map)
Barking test centre is located near Tanner Road. .
Basildon Test Centre
Paycocke Road, Basildon SS14 3JS (Click here for a map)
Basildon Test Centre based on an industrial Estate. .
Brentwood Test Centre
89 Warley Hill, Brentwood, Essex CM14 5JN (Click here for a map)
Brentwood test centre is located near to the train station. .
Chelmsford Test Centre
Synergy Centre, 4 Hoffmans Way, Chelmsford CM1 1GU (Click here for a map)
Chelmsford test centre is located on an industrial estate just outside of the town centre. .
Chingford Test Centre
Doric House, 127 Station Road, Chingford E4 6AD (Click here for a map)
Chingford test centre is located just off Station Road. .
Colchester Test Centre
Grange Way, Colchester, Essex CO2 8HF (Click here for a map)
Colchester test centre is located on an industrial estate.
Goodmayes Test Centre
98 Goodmayes Road, Ilford, London IG3 9UZ (Click here for a map)
Goodmayes test centre is located just off the busy High Street..
Grays/Tilbury Test Centre
Montana House, Russell Road, Tilbury RM18 7AE (Click here for a map)
Grays/Tilbury test centre is located near to Tilbury train station and docks and close to Tilbury high street. .
Hornchurch Test Centre
75 Station Lane, Hornchurch, London RM12 6JX (Click here for a map)
Hornchurch test centre is located just off Hornchurch high street. .
Loughton Test Centre
Crown Buildings, 283 High Road, Loughton IG10 1RB (Click here for a map)
Loughton test centre is located just off Loughton High Street. .
Wanstead Test Centre
2 Devon House, Hermon Hill, Wanstead, London E11 2AW (Click here for a map)