Before you can take your driving test, you first have to take and pass your Theory and Hazard Perception test. Your driving lessons do not include fees for either your driving or theory test. You are responsible for paying for these. Please click here to find out the prices for both the Theory and Driving test.
More information about studying and passing for your theory can be found here or for information about yor driving test please click here.
If you are looking to do an intensive course, then it's preferable if you have already passed your theory test first. The reason for this is that the waiting times for driving tests can fluctuate, sometimes it can be 3 weeks, or sometimes it can be 8 weeks. Therefore, it would be more beneficial to you if there is no or little time lapse from finishing your intensive course to then taking your practical driving test.
What you want to try and avoid is completing your intensive course and then waiting for 6 weeks for your driving test to come around or for you to still take and pass your theory test.