THE TEORY TEST
The theory test can be taken at any time, even before you start taking your practical driving lessons. However, this test must be passed before you can book your practical driving test.
The theory test has two sections. Section 1 consists of multiple choice questions. Section 2 is a video clip based 'hazard perception' test.
Click 'HERE' to access more information from the Direct gov site.
The Practical Test
Having reached the required standard, you'll need to book your practical driving test. This test changed a little in October 2010 when 'independent' driving was introduced.
I have taught independent driving to my clients for many years so this should not cause any concerns.
You can find out much more by clicking 'HERE'.