Looking to drive in the Warrington area? Luckily for you, there’s a local test centre right on your doorstep: Warrington test centre. Located to the east of Liverpool and west of Manchester, there are plenty of interesting road types to keep learner drivers occupied. If you haven’t had the chance to drive around the test centre yet or you’re looking for more information, you’ll find everything you need to know below.


Warrington Borough Council Orford Day Centre Festival Avenue Cheshire Warrington Cheshire WA2 9EP

Tests Offered at Warrington

  • Car


Parking is available at this test centre


Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access


Phone Number

0192 5573537

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Want to take a look at Warrington test centre before your test? Follow directions here. It’s always difficult to predict exactly what will crop up on your practical test, which is why instructors tend to take students around the centre’s local area beforehand. Warrington test centre has parking available, and male and female toilets. Special arrangements will have to be made for wheelchair users, however.

A Bit More About Warrington

If you’re taking your test at Warrington test centre, you’re obviously going to have to get used to the local roads. You never know which challenging road types will crop up on your test route, which is why a solid knowledge of the local area is the key to success. Take note of A routes like the A49, for example. If you’d like to know more about the Warrington area, simply check out the links below...

Warrington Test Route

Exact test routes are no longer published by the DVSA; however, this won’t be an issue for you. Why is this? For two reasons: your instructor will have taken you around the area and the examiner will take you around the same types of road features that you should be more than familiar with by this point.

Dual carriageways like the A49 are an ideal way of incorporating multi-lane systems into your route. In these kinds of scenarios, you’ll have to demonstrate a confident ability with accelerating smoothly on high-speed roads. Your clutch control and hazard awareness will also be tested on features like roundabouts and one-way systems. Familiar with Warrington? Try to visualise any challenging road features you’ve noticed on your lessons—they’re likely to show up on the day of your test.

Unsure about driving at night? Head on over to our tips and tricks for driving at night!

Warrington Test Pass Rates

As a popular driving school offer courses across the UK, we’re asked a lot of questions by curious learner drivers. A familiar running theme is driving test pass rates. So if you’re interested, this section is for you. The current pass rate average in the UK is 47%. For learners in the North West, this stands almost the same at 47.3%. But what about Warrington test centre? Look below to see...

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
53.3% 52.3% 50.9% 48.3% 51.7%

Learners at Warrington test centre seem to have a relatively good chance of passing. Slightly higher than the national average, Warrington’s pass rate is certainly nothing to be disappointed by. If you’re feeling a little bit underwhelmed, just check your progress with your instructor—there’s always something to be improved upon.

What If I Can't Go To Warrington?

There are plenty of test centres in Cheshire to choose from. If you’re looking for those closest to Warrington, you can head to Widnes or Northwich.

What To Expect On The Day

We all like to make sure we’re prepared—especially for exams. Fortunately, once you’ve completed your driving lessons, you’ve not got to worry about much. In fact, all that’s left to do is:

  • Get there 10 minutes early
  • Bring your provisional licence

As you’d imagine, the examiner has to follow health and safety precautions, which is why they ask candidates to complete a quick eyesight test. Been practicing your “show me, tell me” questions? Great—the examiner will ask you one before you start driving and another whilst you’re driving. The independent driving section is where you’ll put your skills to the test whilst following the test route using a sat nav. Be aware that 1 in 5 are asked to use traffic signs instead. You’ll also have to demonstrate:

  • Parallel parking
  • Bay parking
  • Pulling up on the right

As with your theory test, you’ll get your results as soon as you’ve finished your test. If you pass your test, you’ll be given your test pass certificate and the option to send off for your new licence. If you fail your test, you’ll be given a feedback sheet from the examiner. Keep this safe—it will help you and your instructor when you retake the practical in the future. You’ll be at the centre for around 40 minutes and your instructor will usually drive you back afterwards.

But What If I Fail?

Failure isn’t something we like to think about, but it happens nonetheless. Whether it’s due to a few bad habits or an unexpected situation on the day of your test, it’s not the end of the world. It’s easy enough to retake your practical—especially when you make use of the feedback sheet given to you by your examiner.

PassMeFast can take the weight of booking another practical test off your shoulders. Not only can we do it as soon as two weeks later—after the 10 working day limit. We even offer refresher courses if you need a quick confidence boost. If you’d rather cut through the red tape, it’s easy enough to get started by contacting us via our website or giving us a call on 0333 123 4949.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

Learning to drive isn’t rocket science—you just have to work at it and find out which learning method is best for you. For example, if you find that single lessons are too spread out for you, you might be more suited to PassMeFast’s crash course layout—as we’ve discussed in hourly lessons versus intensive courses. Our selection of intensive and semi-intensive courses is ideal for students who want to learn with experienced instructors and get on the road as soon as possible. And with our fast-track practical tests, you don’t have to wait long!

Get on the road quickly with PassMeFast. Check out our course prices and get in touch directly on 0333 123 4949 to get things moving. Alternatively, book a course online yourself.