Welcome to Rabs Driving, for driving lessons in Ilkeston, Eastwood, Long Eaton and surrounding areas
Welcome to Rabs Driving, for driving lessons in Ilkeston, Eastwood, Long Eaton and surrounding areas

Theory & Practical Tests

Theory Test

Rabs Driving will help to prepare you for the theory test which every learner needs to pass. You will  receive valuable tips and information, and we will include aspects of the theory test in our driving lessons, which really helps with your understanding of the theory test.


The Theory Test is divided into 2 parts;

  1. A multiple-choice test comprising 50 multiple-choice questions covering aspects of the Highway Code. The pass mark is 43.
  2. A hazard perception test consisting of a series of video clips of actual road hazards that need to be identified. The pass mark is 44.

After you have completed the test, you will be given your result just a few minutes after you have finished.


The 2 local test centres to Rabs Driving area are;


East Wing, 100 Mansfield Road,

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Suite 1C,

First Floor,

The Hub,

40 Friar Lane,

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Website: https://www.gov.uk/book-theory-test

Email: customercare@pearson.com

Phone: 0300 200 1122

Phone line available Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm.



There are several websites that offer to book your theory test, but generally these charge very high fees to book it for you, and in some instances, they are complete 'scam' websites that will just take your money without even booking you a test. Always use the official site to book, on the governments own "gov.uk" website, or by following the link above.

The current fee for a UK theory Test is £23.00, and you will need your provisional driving licence number, an email address to get your booking confirmation (you can’t book online if you don’t have one), and of course a debit or credit card to pay with.


Practical test

At Rabs Driving, we take the hassle out of booking your test, as we book it for you! We are DVSA registered to book tests; this way you don't have to worry about instructor/car availability.


The current DVSA fee for the practical test is £62.00 (£75.00 on Saturday or Bank Holiday where available), and Rabs Driving do not charge anything for booking the test for you, it's just all part of the service!


You will take your test in the car that you have been taking your driving lessons in, so you will be comfortable and prepared, and totally familiar with the car.

The actual driving test will start with an eyesight check and some vehicle safety questions. The driving part of your test will last about 40 minutes, including approximately 10 minutes of 'Independant Driving' where you will have to follow a diagram, or more usually road signs. You will also have to perform one of the pre-defined manouvres, and possibly a 'Controlled Stop'.

Throughout the test your examiner will be looking for an overall safe standard of driving; don't worry about being nervous, which is only natural, as the DVSA Driving Examiner will be able to tell the difference between a nervous driver, and one who is not ready. 


Rabs Driving will make sure that you are ready for your test, and that YOU know that you are ready, and that you are happy to take your test. We will have 'mock' tests to recreate the 'on the day' experience, so you know what to expect, all as part of the attention to detail we provide.

Rabs Driving currently use a number of different test centres, depending on where the pupil lives, studies or works, however, it is really important not to just try and follow test routes, but to be able to drive anywhere, so when we are teaching, we will use different road layouts and situations from all around the area.

The current local DVSA Test Centres are;


Nottingham (Chilwell)

Unit 24, Eldon Business Park
Eldon Road

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Driving Test Centre Watnall LGV
Main Road
NG16 1JF

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Derby (Alvaston)

Off Belmore Way
DE21 7AY

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07866 434626

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