Situated in Brookmount Court, Cambridge test centre can be found on Kirkwood Road, just off Kings Hedges Road. With it being so close to a range of other local businesses, don’t be too surprised if you encounter a bit of traffic during peak business hours. The centre itself is conveniently located for local learners, as it’s only a 10 minute drive from the city centre. If you’re not entirely familiar with Cambridge test centre just yet, read our guide below—from directions to pass rates to test routes, we’ve got it all!
There are parking spaces available at this centre
No toilets are available
Arrangements will be made at this test centre if you have a disability
If you’re heading to Cambridge test centre from the city centre, you’ll want to get onto Maids Causeway. Then, continue on down Newmarket Road, Elizabeth Way A1134, then turn onto High Street. Next, turn onto Green End Road and follow Kings Hedges Road. This will lead you directly to Cambridge test centre. Don’t panic if you’re not so centrally located. You can reach Cambridge using nearby A roads like the A14 and A10, not to mention motorways like the M11. If you’re checking out Cambridge test centre for the first time, use these directions with your sat nav to make sure you don’t get lost!
When it comes to your driving test, the examiner will use everything at their disposal in the Cambridge area in order to make sure that you’re truly prepared to take to the roads unsupervised. With the test centre’s close proximity to local businesses and the city centre, you’ll likely face heavy traffic in your test—especially if it’s during rush hour. The examiner will guide you through the city centre, which means you’ll need to be prepared for a lot of stop-start traffic. Things will start to speed up as they move you towards the A14, so be sure to watch your speed. At some point, the test route will eventually lead you towards quieter residential roads, potentially near King’s Hedges, which are perfect for testing a learner’s patience and skill with manoeuvring around parked vehicles and oncoming traffic.
Don’t worry too much if this seems a bit overwhelming. It will seem much simpler once you’ve taken some lessons with a local instructor!
If you’d like more information about Cambridge in general, these resources should help you get started:
If you’re wondering why your search for your Cambridge test route has come up short, it’s because the DVSA no longer publishes its routes. Though it might be hard to believe, this is actually good for you. It stops you from wasting your time memorising routes and instead pushes you to adapt your newfound skills to the road in front of you. This is far more realistic and reflective of what driving is like. We can see why you might be a bit nervous about the lack of routes, though—so, if you’re looking for some idea of what to expect, you can watch videos of Cambridge test routes on YouTube. You should also bear in mind that if you’re taking lessons with a local instructor, they’ll help you familiarise yourself with the roads most likely to feature on your route.
When it comes to the driving test, most learners are in the same boat. They’re struggling with nerves and they’re trying to figure out what their chances of passing are. It’s for this reason that we try to stay up-to-date with the DVSA’s latest driving test pass rates. If you’re looking for an idea of how other learners perform in the test, PassMeFast is the place to go!
For starters, those in the UK have a 45.8% chance of passing their test. This rate will then vary depending on the area you’re in, your transmission choice and even the test centre you pick. As Brookmount Court is still a relatively new test centre, we’ve only got pass rates from 2018/19...
So far, Cambridge test centre is resting above the national average, which will surely ease your nerves. Though we don’t want to burst your bubble, we want to remind you that pass rates aren’t necessarily a guarantee that you will do well. The outcome of your test relies entirely on your performance on the day. So don’t go slacking off just because you think the pass rates are decent in your area!
Decided that Cambridge test centre is no longer a good enough option for you? Or are you looking to increase your chances of getting that perfect test date? No matter what the reason is, there are plenty of alternative test centres to head to in your area. Your closest options are Letchworth test centre and Bishops Stortford test centre.
After spending forty hours or so in the car with a DVSA-approved instructor, you’re finally ready to take your driving test. For some learners, this time will have flown by. For others, the road to mastering clutch control will have lasted a lifetime. In any case, your test date is finally upon you. Meaning, it’s your time to shine and prove to the examiner (and yourself) that you’re ready to take to the roads unsupervised.
Before you take a leap out of your door, you need to triple check that you have your provisional licence. If you don’t have it with you, you won’t be able to go ahead with the test. You’ll also need to get to Cambridge test centre 10 minutes before your test is due to start. This will give you enough time to park the car and meet your examiner in the reception area.
Your driving test will then follow this basic format:
After approximately forty minutes, your test route will lead you back to Cambridge test centre. The examiner will ask you to park the car and turn off the ignition. You’ll then get a few minutes to relax and deflate whilst the examiner finishes totting up any driving test faults you might have accumulated. They will then tell you whether you’ve passed or failed. You’ll be able to see a full breakdown of this on either a physical feedback sheet, or it will be emailed to you via the driving test app.
No-one ever wants to fail a test. Unfortunately, however, it does happen—especially with driving tests, as shown by pass rates. If you do end up failing, it doesn’t have to mark the end of your driving journey. If anything, it should be used as motivation to improve your skills and try harder. One of the best ways to do this is by looking through your feedback sheet in order to see which areas you need to improve in. You can then work on these areas in a refresher course with a DVSA-approved instructor.
Looking to get on the road in Cambridge? You’re in luck! PassMeFast’s intensive and semi-intensive courses are available in your area! Instead of taking one lesson a week, you can complete your lessons in 2 to 5 hour blocks at a time. This means that you could be test-ready in weeks, or even days. When you book onto one of our courses, you’ll be matched up with a local instructor who will help you build up your skills on the roads around Cambridge. They’ll work side-by-side with you to fit lessons in around your schedule and have you raring to go for your test in no time at all!
If we’ve caught your attention, you can get a better look at our tailored crash course packages over on our course prices page. If you’d like even more information, our driving courses rundown should do the trick. Once you’ve picked out a course, you can book in over the phone on 0333 123 4949, or book online.
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