Learner drivers situated in and around Plymouth will be pleased to hear that they have their very own local test centre to head to for their practical: Plymouth test centre! If you’re biting the bullet here, take some time to familiarise yourself with the test centre beforehand. Our essential guide below will help you do this—from directions to pass rates, we’ve got it all!


Ernesettle Lane Plymouth Devon PL5 2EY

Tests Offered at Plymouth

  • Car
  • Motorcycle module 1
  • Motorcycle module 2
  • ADI part 2
  • ADI part 3


There are parking spaces at this centre


Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

Phone Number

0175 2368954

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

If you’re heading over to Plymouth test centre without your instructor for the first time, and you’re a bit shaky with using road signs, you’d be better off following these directions with a trusty sat nav.

A Bit More About Plymouth

As you progress through your driving lessons, you’ll build up a knowledge base of the roads around Plymouth. If you’d like to level this out with more general knowledge about the local area, you can read up on these resources:

Plymouth Test Pass Rates

Wondering if you’ll pass your driving test first time? As much as we’d love to predict the future for you, we really can’t. What we can do, however, is give you a glimpse into the past—by looking at driving test pass rates, you can get a rough idea of what your chances might be. Below, we’ve put together Plymouth’s pass rates from the last five years.

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
41.5% 43.5% 40.5% 37.4% 38.6%

What If I Can't Go To Plymouth? 

If you’ve decided that Plymouth test centre is no longer a good fit for you, or you’re trying to nab an earlier test date, your closest alternative test centres are:

What To Expect On The Day

No matter where you take your test in the UK, the overall format will remain the same. You’ll be expected to arrive at your test centre 10 minutes before your test starts. Your examiner will ask to see your provisional, so you should double-check you have it before you leave. Then, your practical will 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

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