Learner drivers in the county of Devon have plenty of options when it comes to practical test centres. If you’ve opted to take your practical at Barnstaple, get ahead of the curve by getting to know your chosen test centre. The more familiar you are, the more at ease you’ll be on your big day. To do this, simply read through our comprehensive test centre guide below!


Unit 1a, Benning Court (off Riverside Road) Pottington Industrial Estate Barnstaple Devon EX31 1AB

Tests Offered at Barnstaple

  • Car
  • Motorcycle module 2


There are parking spaces available


Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

You can get into the test centre in a wheelchair

Phone Number

0127 1323919

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

If you’ve not been taken to Barnstaple test centre by your instructor just yet, or you’re just eager to get a lay of the land as soon as possible, follow these simple directions with a sat nav and you’ll get there just fine.

A Bit More About Barnstaple

Want to know more about Barnstaple than just its road types and features? We’re way ahead of you! You can get to know more about the general area of Barnstaple with these resources:

Barnstaple Test Pass Rates

Though there’s no way of knowing for sure how well you’ll do in your driving test, one way of getting a rough idea is by looking at driving test pass rates. Below, you’ll find pass rates from Barnstaple test centre from the last five years.

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
52.6% 46.5% 46.6% 53.9% 54.3%

What If I Can't Go To Barnstaple? 

If you’re no longer taking your practical at Barnstaple test centre, or you’re just keen on getting your hands on a specific test date, your closest alternative options are:

What To Expect On The Day

On the day of your test, you need to triple-check that you have your provisional before you leave. The examiner will ask to see it, so if you don’t have it, you won’t be able to take the test. You’ll need to get to Barnstaple test centre 10 minutes before your test starts. Your test will then follow this basic 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

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

Learning to drive shouldn’t take months or years. That’s why PassMeFast offers intensive and semi-intensive courses. They allow learners to quickly and efficiently build up their experience and confidence on their local roads. Working side-by-side with your assigned instructor, you can fit your lessons in around your schedule, at a pace that suits your preferences. We’ll even book you a fast-track practical test so that you’re not waiting around.

Want to get things started? Head over to our course prices page to get a closer look at what our courses entail and which one is most suitable for you. Once you’re ready, you can give us a call on 0333 123 4949, or book online!

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