How to book a practical driving test in
Cardiff on the DVSA website?

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Driving test centres in Cardiff

Thornbury House, Unit 11 Lambourne Crescent, Cardiff Business Park,
CF14 5GF
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1. Step One

Before you start

  • Check if you have these necessary documents:
  • UK driving licence number;
  • Credit or debit card;
  • Driving instructor’s personal reference number, if you want to check they’re available;
  • Also you must have lived in England, Wales or Scotland for at least 185 days in the last 12 months before the day you take your test.

2. Step Two

Start now

After checking you can press “Start now”

Remember that driving test bookings are available up to 24 weeks in the future.

DVSA service is available from 6 am to 11:40 pm.

Book Driving Test on DVSA website

3. Step Three

Choose type of test

Begin your booking by choosing your test type and then clicking “Continue”.

Choose your Driving Test type

4. Step Four

Licence details

Fill out the licence details and click “Continue”.

Note: You cannot proceed if your theoretical test has expired.

Fill in necessary info about your license for Driving Test

5. Step Five

Enter preferred date

Even if no test dates are available, choose the one that suits you, and then click “Continue”.

Enter preferred Driving Test date

6. Step Six

Find and choose a centre

Search the nearest centre by your home postcode or by test centre name.

You need to select the driving test centre you want to schedule appointments at.

Choose a Driving Test Centre

7. Step Seven

Choose test time

You will be shown a calendar with available and unavailable dates.

Click on a day that works for you, and the timings for that day will appear below.

Click "Continue" after selecting the appropriate time.

Choose available Driving Test Date

8. Step Eight

Enter your details

Fill out the personal information: first and last name, address and town.

Then press “Continue”

Fill out the personal information about the person that will be attending the Driving Test

9. Step Nine

Proceed with the payment

Last part is a payment for the driving test.

After that, in a couple of minutes, DVSA will send an email confirmation.

Proceed with the payment for the Driving Test

Congratulations! You have scheduled a practical driving test!

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More about Cardiff driving test centres

Overall information about passing the driving test in Cardiff:

Passing the driving test anywhere can be challenging, and Cardiff is no exception. The driving test assesses your ability to drive safely and confidently in various road and traffic conditions. It typically includes elements such as:

  • Practical driving skills: Your ability to control the vehicle, observe the road, use mirrors effectively, and follow road markings and signs.
  • Independent driving: This segment may involve following directions from road signs to test your ability to make decisions without constant instructions.
  • Manoeuvres: You'll be asked to perform one or more manoeuvres, such as parallel parking, bay parking, or pulling up on the right side of the road.
  • Emergency stop: A controlled stop to test your ability to respond quickly to a hazardous situation.
  • The complexity of passing the driving test depends on your preparation, understanding of the rules of the road, and practical driving skills.

What to expect on the day:

Your test will then proceed with:

  • An eyesight test, where you'll need to read a number plate from 20 metres.
  • Two "show me, tell me" questions covering vehicle safety and maintenance.
  • Twenty minutes of general driving, where you'll be guided by the examiner and will also need to perform one of the following manoeuvres:
  • Parallel parking;
  • Bay parking;
  • Pulling up on the right.
  • In twenty minutes of independent driving, you'll follow sat nav directions or signposts to reach a set destination.
  • You'll get your results as soon as you've parked back up at the test centre. No matter the outcome, you'll get a feedback sheet detailing any faults you made (if any) during your test. If you do pass, you'll get a test pass certificate and the chance to send off for your new licence.

On the day of your driving test in Cardiff, you should:

Passing the driving test anywhere can be challenging, and Cardiff is no exception. The driving test assesses your ability to drive safely and confidently in various road and traffic conditions. It typically includes elements such as:

  • Arrive on time and well-prepared. Make sure you have your provisional driving licence and any other required documents.
  • Be ready for the practical driving test.
  • The practical test usually takes around 40 minutes, during which you'll be assessed on various aspects of your driving ability.
  • Listen carefully to the examiner's instructions and follow them confidently.
  • Be aware that nerves are normal, but stay calm and focused.

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