Derby (Alvaston)

Over to the south-west of the city of Derby lies the Alvaston driving test centre. You'll need to head into the depths of an industrial estate to start your test, which will soon progress across the city's roads. If you're looking to get to know your chosen test centre better—as we advise all learners to do—keep on reading below for directionspass ratestest routes and much more about Derby Alvaston.


Quintin Rd Derby Derbyshire DE21 7AY

Tests Offered at Derby (Alvaston)

  • Car
  • ADI part 2
  • ADI part 3


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How To Get There

Derby Alvaston test centre is located between Wilmorton and Alvaston. The centre is just off the A5111 Raynesway, so learners won't have any difficulty in getting to it. Not had the chance to look around Derby Alvaston yet? That's fine. Just use these directions and you'll get there with little-to-no effort at all. 

A Bit More About Derby Alvaston

Derby Alvaston is situated in a perfect location for driving tests. The industrial estate in which it is found hosts a variety of traffic conditions depending on the time of day, and the vicinity of the A5111 means that learners will have to be on their toes for speed awareness and hazard perception during their test—not to mention additional nearby features like residential estates and local schools. Not sure what else you need to know about the Alvaston area? Check out the compiled resources below:

Derby Alvaston Test Route

Been scouring the internet trying to find the Derby Alvaston test route? While we’re sure you’re not the first learner driver to do so, you should know that the DVSA doesn’t publish routes anymore. This means that any routes you do find won’t be up-to-date. This shouldn’t matter too much, however. That’s because your instructor will have you honing your driving skills on the roads that will most likely feature on your practical. Before you know it, you’ll know most of the area like the back of your hand. If you'd like to see examples of roads that might crop up on your test, have a look for videos of Derby Alvaston test routes on YouTube. 

Derby Alvaston Test Pass Rates

As with test routes, driving test pass rates are also a popular topic for most learner drivers. If you’re interested, you might want to take a peek at driving test pass rates by area. On a more general note, the average pass rate in the UK currently stands at 45.9%. As for learners at Derby Alvaston, check out this table:

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
44.5% 45.5% 46.7% 46.3% 48.0%

While the pass rates at Derby Alvaston have been mostly above the national average, you should bear in mind that it’s all down to personal ability at the end of the day. As long as you and your instructor are sure you’re ready for your test, you should be just fine.

Want to distract yourself from your impending test? Have a laugh at these driving test horror stories.

What If I Can’t Go To Derby Alvaston?

If Derby Alvaston isn’t an option for you, there are two alternate test centres in Derbyshire: Buxton and Chesterfield.

What To Expect On The Day

Upon finishing your driving lessons, you should be all ready to go with your practical test. Don’t forget to make a decision as to whether you’re going to take your instructor on your driving test. All that’s left in ways of preparation for your big day is for you to get there 10 minutes early, with your provisional. The test will then follow this format: 

  • 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

Hate waiting for results? You’re in luck—you get your results as soon as you park back up at Derby Alvaston test centre. The examiner will give you a feedback sheet and additional verbal comments regarding your performance. If you pass, the examiner will also hand you your much-deserved test pass certificate. 

But What If I Fail?

Believe it or not, plenty of learners have needed a few attempts to actually pass their driving test. What’s important is what you do to improve yourself in time for your next test. If you're ready to go again, PassMeFast can book you in for a new test ASAP. And if you’re looking for a confidence boost, you can book onto one of our refresher courses. Simply call us on 0333 123 4949 or contact us online to get started today.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

If you’re someone looking to get on the road in Derby in a matter of weeks, you’ve come to the right place. PassMeFast offers a range of courses that can be taken in an intensive or semi-intensive manner—fit entirely around your busy schedules. Our instructors will help you become a safe and confident driver in time for your fast-track practical test.

Head on over to our course prices page to look at our 9 tailored course packages. Once you’ve got an idea of what you want, talk to one of our sales team members on 0333 123 4949 to get booked in. Alternatively, book a course online yourself to take one step closer to getting on the road.