Practical Test

Once your instructor considers you have reached a sufficiently high standard you will be entered for your practical driving test.

The practical test, which will be conducted by a Driving Standards Agency appointed examiner, lasts for approximately 45 minutes and consists of a check of your driving documents, an eyesight check, a period of driving under full instruction and a 10 minute section of independent driving, during which the candidate will follow road signs and/or maps.

To successfully complete the practical test a candidate must commit fewer than 16 driving faults and must obviously commit no serious or dangerous faults.

At the end of the practical test the examiner will inform you immediately of the result. Pass or fail, it’s a good idea to have your instructor present at the briefing to listen to any advice the examiner may have with regards to your driving.

To book a practical test the candidate must be in possession of a current UK provisional licence, a valid theory/hazard perception test pass certificate and a suitable method of payment (debit or credit card). The test fee is currently £62.00.

Bookings can be made by visiting the DSA’s secure website.

Sheffield currently has two DSA driving test centres, one located at Middlewood and the other near Handsworth (see the maps below)

View Larger Map of Middlewood Road site