Before you are allowed to book your practical driving test, you must have passed the theory test, however
it is not essential to pass your theory test before you start your driving lessons.
When you start taking driving lessons I will explain where to get all the theory test information you need to pass the theory test. From there you can take some time to practice your theory and I will then advise you on when it would be appropriate to take your theory test.
Once passed, your theory certificate is valid for 2 years, within this 2 year period you must pass the practical test or you will have to resit the theory test.
Official Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency theory test information.