Bletchley test centre is located off Wilson Drive and is mere minutes from the town centre. Nearby landmarks include the Blue Lagoon Local Nature Reserve, Bletchley train station and Brunel Shopping Centre. If you’re one of the many learners heading to this particular test centre, you’ll want to make sure you don’t encounter any unexpected surprises on your big day. You can do this by getting to know Bletchley test centre better with our ultimate guide below. Keep reading for directions, pass rates, test routes and much more!
There are parking spaces available at this centre
Male and female toilets are available
You can get into the test centre in a wheelchair
If you’re heading to Bletchley test centre from the town centre, it’s a simple drive down Whaddon Way before turning onto Rickley Lane. If you’re coming in from further afield, head towards the centre of Bletchley using local A roads like the A421, A56 or A4146, and you’ll be able to get there just fine. Need some extra help finding the test centre? Follow these directions with your sat nav.
Though you wouldn’t think it at first glance, Bletchley test centre and the nearby area contains a variety of tricky road types and features. During your practical, you’ll have to test your mettle against one-way systems and tricky narrow streets in the local residential areas. As you move further away from the centre, you’ll move down A roads like the A4146 and A5. If roundabouts aren’t your thing, you’ll want to give them some practice—the Redmoor Roundabout on the A5 can be pretty tricky!
If you’d like to read up on some more general information about Bletchley itself, these resources might help:
If you were hoping to memorise the Bletchley test route before your practical, you’ll be very disappointed. The DVSA stopped publishing its test routes in order to make sure the driving test is actually unpredictable for candidates. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered! You can still get a rough idea of what to expect by watching videos of Bletchley test routes on YouTube or by downloading our sample Bletchley driving test routes. You’ll also get some firsthand driving experience on the roads around Bletchley test centre if you’re taking lessons with a local ADI.
Wondering what the chances are of you passing your test are? Well, the national average for the UK stands at 45.8%. This rate, of course, differs by area, so if you want to know how learners in the Buckinghamshire area fare, head over to our driving test pass rates by area. If you’d rather look at the test centre’s rates, feast your eyes on the table below.
Though the pass rates at Bletchley test centre aren’t exactly something to write home about, they’re relatively decent, and are consistently close to the national average. It’s also important to bear in mind that pass rates aren’t the be all and end all. As long as you work hard in your lessons and keep a cool head during the test, you’ll do fine.
Decided Bletchley test centre is no longer a viable option for you? Not to worry! Buckinghamshire has several test centres for learner drivers to head to. If you’re looking for one close to Bletchley, Aylesbury test centre is your best option.
Though it might only feel like yesterday that you were struggling with clutch control, your test date will suddenly be upon you—and you know what that means! You’ve only got one more hurdle to overcome before you become a fully qualified driver.
As eager as you might be to head out for your test, you’ll want to triple-check you’ve got your provisional. The examiner will want to see it before you start, otherwise they’ll have to cancel your test. Be sure to get to Bletchley test centre 10 minutes before your test is due to begin—you don’t want to be late!
Your test will then consist of:
Your test route will finally be at an end once you get back to Bletchley test centre’s car park. You can finally sit back and relax! It will only take the examiner a few minutes to finish filling out the feedback sheet. You’ll then find out whether you were successful or not. If you end up failing your test, be sure to keep a hold of the feedback sheet—or the email sent to you via the driving test app—so you know which areas you need to work on for your next attempt.
If you’re unsuccessful with your driving test, you’re in the same boat that over half of all learners in the UK have been in. It might not be the best experience in the world, but failing your test can be beneficial. It can help highlight the skills you need to work on to become a better—and safer—driver.
If you’re going in for another attempt, it might be worthwhile taking a refresher course so that you can make sure your skills are up to snuff. Additionally, if you’d rather not spend months waiting for another crack at the whip, get a fast-track practical test with PassMeFast. Simply contact us online or give us a bell on 0333 123 4949.
If you’re located in the Bletchley area and can’t wait to head out on your first road trip, you’re in luck—PassMeFast’s intensive and semi-intensive courses are available in your area! Working with a local ADI, you’ll get to know the Bletchley roads like the back of your hand and build up your confidence until you’re raring to go for your practical test. And the best part? You get to decide how intensive your lessons are and fit them around your schedule!
If you’re champing at the bit to get started, head on over to our course prices to see our range of courses. If you’ve already had a few lessons, or taken a long break from driving, our course recommender might be able to narrow down your choice. If you’re ready to book in, give us a call on 0333 123 4949 or sort it out online.