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Theory Test (Module 1)
Once you receive your licence back from DVLA you can arrange your theory and hazard perception test.
You can book your theory in a number of ways.
You will need your driver number (found on your licence) and a credit or debit card card.
DVSA will advise you of the theory test centre that is closest to you.
The theory and hazard perception are two separate examinations.
To pass the theory test (Module 1A) you are required to answer 100 multiple choice questions.
You must get at least 85 correct to be awarded a pass. The theory test exam lasts 1 hour and 45 minutes.
“The official LGV Theory Test Book” is highly recommended as an ideal learning tool as well as familiarisation with the Highway Code.
You can also practice mock theory tests via the DVSA website.
The hazard perception test (Module 1B) consists of 20 hazard clips, you are required to identify potential hazards as and when they appear on the screen.
It is highly recommended you acquire The Official Hazard Perception CD ROM.
The required pass-mark is 67 out of 100.
If you fail the hazard perception test but have passed the theory test, then you only resit the hazard perception test, and vice versa.
The DVSA fee* is £26.00 for the Multiple theory test and £11.00 for the hazard perception test.
Case Study Theory Test (CPC Module 2) – For commercial drivers only
This test must be sat at DVSA approved theory test centre.
If you wish to drive commercially you must pass the CPC module 2.
You will be asked a variety of questions with multiple choice answers.
The exam will use diagrams, video clips, text and audio to help illustrate the questions.
Each test will consist of 7 case studies.
In turn you will be asked 6-8 questions per case study.
The DVSA fee* is £23.
*DVSA prices correct as of August 2017 via https://www.gov.uk/driving-test-cost
The DVSA Practical Tests
MODULE 3 (Practical Driving Test)
On the final day of your driving course, you will attend a DVSA driving test centre in order to take a Module 3 (Practical Driving Test).
The test is taken with a DVSA approved examiner.
You must be able to demonstrate competence and safety throughout your drive.
It is anticipated the test will last approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
MODULE 4 (CPC Demonstration Test)
Module 4 is a separate practical test that lasts for approximately 30 minutes.
It will normally be conducted after your practical driving test (module 3), however you can take either module first.
It is anticipated approximately 4 of hours training is required to prepare adequately for this test.
The DVSA examiner will ask questions on areas such as the vehicle and load safety and security.
You must demonstrate your answers using a vehicle and various restraining devices.
For example, part of the module 4 test may be to carry out a pre-use vehicle check or demonstrate how you would secure a load using various restraining devices.
Training is essential to ensure success.
You must achieve 80% minimum to pass.
However you must also achieve at least 75% in each subject area (5 areas).
- DVSA Module 3 test fee £115 (VAT exempt) NB: Traindrive training/vehicle use fees apply
- Module 4 training ( including instructor and vehicle hire for the test): £265 + VAT
- DVSA Module 4 test fee £55 (VAT exempt)