Situated in close proximity to the town centre, Brentwood test centre can be found right on the hectic Warley Hill Road. Though it might look pretty unsuspecting, this centre has plenty of tricks up its sleeve. If you’ve decided to head here for your practical, get to know it better before your big day. To make things easier for you, we’ve put compiled a guide covering directions, pass rates, test routes and much more.
No car park is available at the test centre
Male and female toilets are available
You can get into the test centre in a wheelchair
Brentwood test centre is just around the corner from the B186 and just minutes from the busy A1023, making it accessible for candidates located all over town. Plus, with the London Orbital Motorway in its vicinity, Brentwood is easy to get to for learners in the Essex area and even further afield! You can get to the centre with little to no fuss by using these directions. Please note that the centre does not have a car park, so you’ll be directed by your instructor to park elsewhere.
Practical tests are designed to test whether a learner is truly ready to ditch the L plates and become a fully qualified driver. As a result, the location of test centres are carefully chosen to ensure that examiners will be able to incorporate as wide a range of road types as possible. Those taking the plunge at Brentwood test centre, for example, will be pitted against the frequently congested roads around the town centre, the high-speed A1023 and much more. Though you’ll have taken motorway lessons with your instructor, you won’t be taken on motorways during your test—so you don’t have to worry about the M25!
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As a measure to prevent candidates from memorising their entire test route, the DVSA no longer publishes test routes. If you’re dying to know which roads might feature on your practical, however, you can still check out videos of Brentwood test routes on YouTube or download our sample Brentwood driving test routes. You’ll likely get a first-hand experience of these roads during your lessons. Your instructor will have you perfecting your skills on these roads so that you’ll be more than ready to ace your test when the time comes!
With the large volume of learners asking us for driving-related stats, we’ve devoted a lot of our time to compiling the most interesting stats out there—from driving test pass rates by age to those by area. On a more general scale, those in the UK have a 45.8% chance of passing their test. Learners located in the East of England have a 46.3% chance in comparison. Want something more specific? Feast your eyes on Brentwood test centre’s pass rates from the last five years…
It’s safe to say that Brentwood’s pass rates aren’t exactly the most inspiring (except for the latest figures for 2018-2019)—though it certainly isn’t amongst the worst test centres in the UK! Before you start looking for a backup option, we’d like to stress that you shouldn’t take pass rates too seriously. Even if Brentwood had the best pass rates in the UK, it still wouldn’t mean you had a guaranteed pass! Just try your best and see what happens.
Trying to increase your chances of getting that perfect, precise practical test date by looking at another test centre? There are plenty of centres on offer in Essex. The closest ones to Brentwood are Basildon and Tilbury.
Haven’t found the time to look at how the practical test works? You’re in luck: we’ll run through the entire process with you. For starters, you and your instructor will need to get to Brentwood test centre 10 minutes before your test is due to start. Before you leave, make sure you’ve got your provisional licence—you won’t be able to take the test if you don’t have it! Once you leave the test centre’s waiting room with the examiner, the test will follow this format:
Before you know it, you’ll be back at Brentwood test centre ready to hear the examiner’s final verdict. Regardless of the result, the examiner will walk you through any driving test faults that you accumulated with their feedback sheet. They’ll also offer up any additional verbal feedback that they feel you might benefit from, e.g., advising you to take a Pass Plus course. Successful candidates will be able to pose for a cheeky pass photo with a test pass certificate.
Half of the battle when it comes to the practical test is telling yourself that you can do it. Going in with the mentality that you’re going to fail isn’t exactly going to inspire the best performance, is it? If you do end up failing, however, it’s not the end of the world. With the examiner giving you detailed verbal and written feedback, you’ll have the perfect blueprint for improving your driving skills for your next attempt.
If you’re looking to iron out your bad habits before your next test, a refresher course might be the perfect solution. And, if you’re eager to get a retest ASAP, PassMeFast can offer you a fast-track practical test so you’re back on the road in days. To get booked in, give us a quick bell on 0333 123 4949 or contact us online.
If you’ve not had much luck with hourly lessons here and there, why not opt for a crash course that will have you on the road in weeks or even days? Whether you’ve got weeks free or your schedule is filled to the brim, PassMeFast’s courses are flexible enough to fit around you—they can be taken at an intensive or semi-intensive pace, it’s entirely up to you. Working with one of our DVSA-approved instructors, you’ll build up your skills in the Brentwood area and be ready to take your practical in no time.
You can check out our 9 tailored crash course packages on our course prices page. Stuck between a few courses? Find out which course is best for you by answering a few questions from our course recommender tool. Once you’re ready, give us a call on 0333 123 4949 or book a course online.