Erith (London)

Found in the middle of an industrial estate, Erith test centre is a stone's throw away from the banks of the Thames. As we advise most learner drivers, however, it's good idea to find out more about your chosen test centre. So, read on for directionspass ratestest routes and much more about Erith.


Address

Crabtree Manor Way North Bexley Erith Greater London DA17 6LJ

Tests Offered at Erith (London)

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

Parking

Parking spaces are available

Toilets

Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

N/A

Phone Number

0208 311 0523

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Erith test centre isn't far from Belvedere, making it a good alternative option for learners who can't get a test at Belvedere test centre. Not had the chance to visit Erith yet? Use these directions and you’ll be able to find it just fine. Please note that whilst the centre provides parking spaces, you need to ensure you don't block candidates taking their test. 

A Bit More About Erith 

Erith test centre is located in a diverse enough area—in the middle of an industrial estate, surrounded by A routes like the A2016 and A2041. These diverse road conditions ensure that candidates will have to face fluctuating traffic and congestion, allowing examiners to get a better understanding of how capable a candidate is in facing real-life conditions. Want to know more general information about Erith itself? Read up on the links below. 

Erith Test Route

Searching for the test route for Erith? The DVSA stopped publishing routes after realising that candidates were just memorising them for their tests. If you're learning with a local ADI, however, you'll be introduced to most of the roads that will feature on your test route—allowing you to meet any challenges thrown your way on your practical. If you'd like a better idea of what to look out for, check out videos of Erith test routes on YouTube

Erith Test Pass Rates

For those of you who are partial to statistics, you’ll love this section. Did you know that those in the UK have a 47% chance of passing their test? If you’re located in London, however, your chances stand a bit lower at 40.8%. How does this compare to learners at Erith test centre? Take a look for yourself...

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
38.5% 35.9% 34.6% 31.8% 30.6%


Yikes. We certainly can’t say Erith’s pass rates are inspiring for its learners! Of course, we’d like to remind you that at the end of the day, the examiner is testing your ability to drive—not looking at pass rates.

What If I Can't Go To Erith? 

Can't head to Erith test centre for whatever reason? That's fine. Your closest alternatives are Belvedere and Sidcup

What To Expect On The Day

Finished your lessons? Raring to take your test and become a qualified driver? Good for you! On the day itself, make sure you get there 10 minutes early and bring your provisional licence. Your practical test will then proceed with: 

  • 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:
    • Parallel parking
    • Bay parking
    • Pulling up on the right
  • Twenty minutes of independent driving, during which you’ll either follow sat nav directions or sign posts to reach a set destination

Your test will end once you're back at Erith test centre. Fortunately, you won't need to wait for your results—the examiner will tell you straight away. It doesn't matter if you pass or fail, you'll be handed a feedback sheet detailing any faults you made and additional verbal feedback. If you are successful, you'll be given a test pass certificate. 

But What If I Fail?

Plenty of learners need a few attempts to get it just right—Cheryl passed after 24 years! It’s simply a case of learning from your mistakes with a trusty instructor and trying again. If you want to get back in the car ASAP, get PassMeFast to fast-track a test for you. It’s as simple as calling us on 0333 123 4949 or contacting us online. 

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

PassMeFast knows that most learners want to get passed fast—how else do you think we got the name? That’s why we offer a range of crash courses that can be completed in an intensive or semi-intensive manner. So if you're looking to learn to drive in the Bexley area, check out our course prices and book in online or over the phone on 0333 123 4949