Candidates won’t struggle much with trying to find Clacton-on-Sea test centre, with its closeness to both the town centre and the bustling A133. If this centre is your last stop on your journey towards becoming a fully qualified driver, we’d advise you get to know it better. You can do this by reading our essential guide below, offering information on directionspass ratestest routes and much more!


103-105 Carnarvon Road Clacton-on-sea Essex Essex CO15 6PR

Tests Offered at Clacton-on-Sea

  • Car
  • ADI part 3


Parking spaces are available at this centre


Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access


Phone Number

0125 5425283

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How To Get There

If you’re looking for an accessible test centre, Clacton-on-Sea is the closest you’ll get! Ideally located next to the ever-bustling A133 and the local train station, Clacton-on-Sea test centre can be reached by local learners and those further afield in county of Essex. If you’re not entirely sure how to get to the test centre, just follow these directions and you’ll get there just fine.

A Bit More About Clacton-on-Sea

Clacton-on-Sea test centre certainly provides examiners with a mixed bag of road conditions to pit candidates against. The close proximity of the A133 and its tricky roundabouts are almost certain to feature on your practical, not to mention the often congested residential streets—putting your ability to navigate around parked vehicles whilst meeting oncoming traffic to the test! If you’d like to know more about the area of Clacton-on-Sea itself, just check out the resources below.

Clacton-on-Sea Test Route

Looking to practice your Clacton-on-Sea test route? Unfortunately, you won’t be able to get your hands on an up-to-date route—the DVSA no longer publishes them. That doesn’t mean you have to go in for your test blind, however. Get a rough idea of what roads might feature on your test with videos of Clacton-on-Sea test routes on YouTube or by downloading our sample Clacton-on-Sea driving test routes. If you’re learning with a local ADI, it’s likely that they’ll have introduced you to these very same roads during your lessons—so you’ll be more than prepared by the time your test rolls on by!

Clacton-on-Sea Test Pass Rates

Did you know that the DVSA frequently publishes driving test pass rates? We like to keep an eye out for them so that we can share them with our learners. At this moment in time, the national average pass rate in the UK is 45.9%. Learners in the East of England, by comparison, have a 46.3% chance of passing. As for Clacton-on-Sea test centre, you can see how learners fare in the last five years in the table below…

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
46.3% 45.2% 50.5% 49.1% 53.1%

The pass rates for Clacton-on-Sea fluctuate mostly above the average pass rate for those in the East of England, which isn’t too bad, all things considered. Don’t rely on these stats too much, though. After all, they won’t be able to get you that all-important pass—only you can do that! Listen to your instructor’s advice and keep a level head during your practical test, you’ll be just fine.

What If I Can’t Go To Clacton-on-Sea?

If Clacton-on-Sea test centre is no longer an option for you, or you’re looking to increase your chances of getting an ideal test date, Essex has plenty of test centres to offer learners. If you’re keeping it local, Colchester is your closest option.

What To Expect On The Day

Learner drivers always seem to make a mountain out of a molehill when it comes to the practical test. Whilst test day nerves are completely understandable, there’s absolutely no reason to work yourself up over the test. If you’ve taken driving lessons with an ADI, you’ll be more than prepared. Despite what driving test myths will have you believe, the practical test is really quite straightforward!

On your big day, you’ll need to arrive at Clacton-on-Sea approximately 10 minutes before your test is due to start. Don’t forget your provisional licence—you can’t take your test otherwise. The practical 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

You won’t have to wait long for your test results. As soon as you’ve parked back up at Colchester test centre, the examiner will tot up any driving test faults you made and give you a feedback sheet. Pay attention to any additional verbal feedback you get—even zero-minor drivers have areas in which they can improve. If you do pass, you’ll also be handed a test pass certificate—perfect for bragging with to your friends and family!

But What If I Fail?

If you are unlucky enough to fail your practical test, it’s not like you have to go back to the drawing board and start all over again. The feedback sheet you’re given by the examiner will help you hone in on the areas in which you need to improve on. If it’s not just a case of bad test day nerves and you have a few bad habits you need to get rid of, why not take a quick refresher course?

Once you’re ready to get back in the saddle, PassMeFast can fast-track a test for you so you’re not stuck in the DVSA’s long driving test waiting times. To get booked in, just give us a call on 0333 123 4949 or contact us online.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

If the thought of spending months learning to drive makes you shudder, why not pick a driving school that can get you passed in weeks or even days? PassMeFast’s range of courses are not only tailored to suit learners with various levels of experience, they’re also designed to be taken at a pace suited to the learner. If you don’t mind long hours, you can take your course intensively. If, on the other hand, you’ve got a busy social calendar or work schedule, you can opt for a semi-intensive pace. Before you know it, you’ll be driving around the Clacton-on-Sea area like you’ve been doing it for years!

To see what’s on offer, check out our course prices page. If you’re stuck between courses, you can use our course recommender tool to get your ideal course. To get booked in today, give us a ring on 0333 123 4949 or book in online.