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Aberystwyth (Park Avenue)

Aberystwyth is home to one of only two practical test centres in the county of Ceredigion, so local learners won’t have to travel far to take their practical test. Situated in the local Football Club, Aberystwyth Park Avenue test centre isn’t far from Aberystywth’s South Beach. Unfortunately, you won’t have much time to enjoy the nice views during your learning journey! Instead, you’ll focus on building up your knowledge of the roads and your chosen test centre.

We can help make this journey a bit easier, with our handy test centre guide below. We’ll walk you through exactly what happens in the driving test, offer tips on how to increase your chances of success and more!


Address

Aberystwyth Football Club Park Avenue Aberystwyth Ceredigion SY23 1PG

Tests Offered at Aberystwyth (Park Avenue)

  • Car
  • ADI part 3

Parking

There is no on-site parking. Please report to the rear entrance lobby area to await the examiner. Do not arrive more than 10 mins prior to your appointment time.

Toilets

Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

During your lessons, your instructor will take you around Aberystwyth Park Avenue test centre and its surrounding areas, meaning, you won’t have to worry about heading there without help. Of course, if you’re jumping the gun a bit and taking a look around before your lessons start, you’ll want to follow these directions with a sat nav to avoid getting lost.

A Bit More About Aberystwyth Park Avenue

So, what can you expect to face during your driving test at Aberystwyth Park Avenue test centre? Well, the test centre itself is surrounded by a nice range of road types and traffic conditions, meaning that your examiner will have more than enough at their disposal to test whether or not you’re capable of taking to the roads unsupervised.

The roads around the test centre are very tricky, especially during rush hour. They’re narrow, there’s usually a line of parked vehicles to contend with and you’ve got to deal with a lot of foot traffic. This means you’ll need to be aware of road positioning, make frequent observations and pay close attention to your speed. So stay on the ball and be ready to come to a stop at any moment.

If that wasn’t enough, there’s also a range of challenging one-way systems and roundabouts in the area. Depending on the time of day, your examiner might take you towards the roads around Southgate so that you can demonstrate your manoeuvre. They’ll also guide you onto one of the nearby A roads, like the A44 or A487, to take you north towards Borth, for example, or south towards an area like Llanddeiniol.

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Aberystwyth Park Avenue Test Pass Rates

Trying to figure out just how challenging the driving test actually is? Though it’s mostly down to individual opinion, you can get a rough idea by looking at driving test pass rates. With the national average standing at 45.9%, we know that, though the test isn’t a doddle, it’s not completely unfeasible.

But what about those heading to Aberystwyth test centre? We’ve compiled the test centre’s pass rates from the last five years below, which shows us that learners have fared much better than the national average...

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
57.7% 50.6% 52.7% 49.7% 51.3%

What If I Can't Go To Aberystwyth Park Avenue? 

If you’ve got your heart set on taking your test as soon as possible, your best bet is to choose a backup test centre option so that you can snatch up an earlier test date. If you’re sticking close to Aberystwyth, your nearest test centre alternative is:

What To Expect On The Day

And so the student is finally ready to become the master. Give yourself a big pat on the back! Getting this close to the finish line is no mean feat, and regardless of the result of your test, you should consider it a great achievement. If nerves are getting the better of you, read our guide to avoiding test day nerves and our tips to help you relax before your test.

In terms of preparation, all you’ve got to do is get to Aberystwyth test centre ten minutes early, with your provisional. You’ll meet your examiner, show them your provisional and then sign a form. Your driving test will then follow this basic structure:

  • An eyesight test, where you’ll need to read a number plate from a distance of 20 metres
  • Two “show me, tell me” questions covering vehicle safety and maintenance
  • Twenty minutes of general driving, where you’ll be guided by the examiner, and will also need to perform one of the following manoeuvres:
  • Twenty minutes of independent driving, during which you’ll either follow sat nav directions or sign posts to reach a set destination

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

Finding a driving school that offers you choice when it comes to your lessons is extremely important. You want to be able to fit lessons in around your schedule, instead of taking them whenever you’re told to. Choice and flexibility is exactly what PassMeFast offers with its intensive and semi-intensive driving courses.

It doesn’t matter if you’re taking our 48-hour course or our 15 hour course, you get to decide when you take your lessons and how long you’d like to spend behind the wheel. Depending on your availability, your lessons will last between two and five hours. You’ll work side-by-side with your Aberystwyth instructor to take to the roads around your test centre and work on becoming a safe and confident driver. We’ll even fast-track your test so you don’t have to deal with long waiting times!

Take the first step on your PassMeFast journey today! Check out our full range of tailored, crash course packages on our course prices page. Then, once you’re ready, give us a bell on 0333 123 4949, or book online!

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