To be a safe and confident driver you need to not only handle the car well, but to know your road signs, be able to recognise potential dangers before they happen and to understand the road etiquette.
This is what the Theory test is designed to help you achieve.
The theory test is made up of a multiple choice part and a hazard perception part. You need to pass both parts to pass it. Once you have passed the theory test you can then apply to take your practical driving test.
Practical driving test
Once you have passed your theory test you have two years in which to pass your practical driving test, otherwise the theory will need to be retaken and passed.
When you are ready for the practical test it can be booked through www.gov.uk or preferably through your instructor.
Your instructor will practise the 'show me- tell me' questions which will be asked at the beginning of the test and will do a 'mock test' a few lessons before your actual test to show you what it will be like so you feel more comfortable.