If you’re located in the Gloucestershire area, you might decide to take your practical at Gloucester test centre. A 15 minute drive from the city centre, you can find Gloucester test centre in Green Farm Business Park. It also happens to be near the A38, meaning that it’s convenient to reach for learners scattered across Gloucestershire. Before you go in for your test, we’d recommend getting to know more about Gloucester test centre. The more you know, the less likely you will be to panic on your big day. So, read our essential test centre guide below for directions, pass rates, test routes and more!
There are parking facilities at this centre
Male and female toilets are available
If you’re taking lessons with a DVSA-approved instructor, they’ll likely pick you up and take you to Gloucester test centre. Of course, if you want to look around the centre yourself before lessons, you’ll be pleased to hear that it couldn’t be easier to get to. If you’re heading to the test centre from Gloucester, all you need to do is get onto Trier Way, follow Bristol Road and then turn on Falcon Close. If you’re coming in from further afield, you can make use of nearby A roads like the A38 and A40, or motorways like the M5. If it is your first time heading to Gloucester test centre, be sure to follow these directions with your sat nav.
To make sure that you’re actually ready to become a fully qualified driver, your driving examiner will make use of Gloucester’s most challenging road features and systems during your test. As such, you’ll need to be on your toes! The business park in which the test centre is found can get congested, so you’ll need to keep your eyes peeled for pedestrians. The A38 is close by, so you can expect to be guided onto it for some time. Depending on the time of day, you could be dealing with a lot of stop-start traffic, testing your clutch control skills. It will get even busier the closer you get to the centre of Gloucester itself. Things will start to quieten down once the examiner takes you to a quieter, residential area to complete your driving test manoeuvre.
Looking for more information about the local area? Feast your eyes on the links below…
Been scouring the web for your Gloucester test route? Though you might have found some test routes, they won’t be up-to-date. The DVSA stopped publishing its routes all the way back in 2010. (Just imagine how much they’ve changed in that time!) It’s not all doom and gloom, though. You can see which roads and landmarks might show up on your test by watching videos of Gloucester test routes on YouTube, or by downloading our sample Gloucester driving test routes. You should also bear in mind that if you’re learning with a local instructor, they’ll make sure you’re familiar with the roads likely to feature on your test.
There are two things that PassMeFast loves more than anything in the world. The first, is helping learner drivers go from complete beginner to a fully qualified driver—joining the ranks of our ever-growing list of pass stories. The second is driving test statistics. That’s why our blog is filled with interesting articles like driving test pass rates by area, how age affects your chances of success and manual vs automatic pass rates.
Though it’s hard for us to believe, you might not be as fascinated by stats as we are. If that is indeed the case, we’ll keep things short and sweet for you! Learners in the UK have a 45.9% chance of passing the practical. As for those testing their mettle at Gloucester, check out pass rates from the last five years in the table below…
Despite a recent dip, Gloucester’s pass rates have mostly rested above the national average in the last five years. Before you get too carried away by the pass rates, however, remember that the examiner is basing their opinion on your driving ability, not your test centre’s pass rates. So, listen to your instructor, get some practice outside of lessons and try to stay positive!
If you’d prefer to take your test elsewhere, or you’re looking for a backup option in order to get your hands on that perfect test date, you’ll be pleased to hear that there are other test centres available in Gloucestershire. Your nearest options are Cheltenham and Bristol (Kingswood).
Greetings, soon-to-be qualified driver! You’re almost at the finish line now! You’ve crossed off the theory test and you’ve finished your driving lessons with a DVSA-approved instructor. Looks like you’re good to go! If you find yourself having second thoughts, we’d recommend reading up on our guide to avoiding test day nerves. Trust us—it works a treat!
As important as the actual driving test is, the part before it is just as vital. Before you start your test, the examiner will meet you in the reception area. Here, they will ask to see your provisional licence and get you to fill out a form. If you don’t have your provisional, you won’t be able to take the test—so triple check you have it before you leave. You also need to get there at least 10 minutes before your test starts.
Your practical will then follow this basic structure:
In what seems like no time at all, the examiner will guide you back to Gloucester test centre. There, you’ll be asked to park the car and turn off the ignition. The examiner will then take some time to finish filling out their feedback sheet. Once they’ve done this, they’ll let you know whether you passed or failed. You’ll be given a copy of the feedback sheet so that you can see the full breakdown of your faults—it will either be a physical sheet or emailed to you via the driving test app.
When it comes to the driving test, there’s always a chance that you might fail. No matter how much preparation and practice you’ve done, anything could happen on your big day. We’re not saying this to put you off taking the test. Instead, we’re trying to emphasise that, whilst failing is a possibility, it doesn’t have to be a big deal. If it happens, take a quick breather and then get back behind the wheel.
If your driving style needs improvement, or you need a quick confidence boost, you can’t go wrong with a refresher course. And, if you’d rather not deal with long waiting times, you might want to book a fast-track practical test. To get booked in, give us a call on 0333 123 4949, or contact us online.
If you’re a learner driver located in the Gloucestershire area, you’ll be pleased to hear that our intensive and semi-intensive driving courses are available in your area. With PassMeFast, you could be on the road in a matter of weeks, or even days! Once you book in with us, we’ll start things off by securing you a test date that suits your requirements. We’ll then assign you a local instructor who will help you build up your experience and confidence on the roads around Gloucester test centre. Depending on your preferences, your lessons can last between 2 to 5 hours at a time, and will be slotted around your schedule (no matter how busy it is).
Decided PassMeFast is the way to go? Start your journey today by looking at our available crash course packages on our prices page. If you’re looking for a more in-depth look at our courses, head on over to our driving courses rundown. Once you’ve picked one out, all you’ve got to do is book in online, or over the phone on 0333 123 4949.
Not sure which course package is best for you? If you get in touch over the phone, one of our sales advisors can assess where you’re at and advise which course would be most suitable. Alternatively, answer a few simple questions and our course recommender will recommend the best option!