Mitcham (London)

Based in a bustling industrial estate, Mitcham test centre can be found next to G & G Timber & Builders Merchants. Whilst it might seem like the centre's hidden away, it still oversees countless driving tests each month. If you're looking to get your full licence, we advise you getting to know Mitcham better. You can do so by reading up on directionspass ratestest routes and much more below. 


Address

Driving Test Centre Mitcham Redhouse Road Merton Mitcham Greater London CR0 3AQ

Tests Offered at Mitcham (London)

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

Parking

Limited availability

Toilets

Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

N/A

Phone Number

0208 6849364

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Around 10 minutes from the centre of Mitcham itself, the test centre rests in the busy industrial estate nex to Crodyon road. Not sure where it is? You can get directions to Mitcham test centre here. Please note that whilst the centre has its own car park, it does not allow candidates to use it unless there for a practical test. 

A Bit More About Mitcham 

The aim of the practical test is to see how well learners react to a range of road and traffic conditions. The area of Mitcham caters well to this, providing a range of road types including A routes like the A236, quiet residential estates and busier roundabouts closer to the city centre. Needless to say, there's plenty to challenge even the most confident of learners. For more general information about Mitcham, check out these links:

Mitcham Test Route

As with any other test you’ll take in life, you can’t get the cheat sheet for Mitcham test centre. The DVSA has officially stopped publishing test routes in order to ensure the test is unpredictable for candidates—just as real-life driving is. Fortunately, if you're learning with a local instructor, you'll have been introduced to most of the roads that will feature on the practical test. So, you won't be at too much of a disadvantage on the day of your test. You can get a good idea of what might crop up on your practical by looking at videos of Mitcham test routes on YouTube

Mitcham Test Pass Rates

Pass rates are easily one of the most popular queries from our learners, unsurprisingly. To help ease this curiosity, we delved into the statistics released by the DVSA to give you an answer. The current national average pass rate in the UK stands at 47%—decreasing to 40.8% if you’re located in London. Want something more specific? How about pass rates for Mitcham test centre from the last five years?

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
45.4% 43.9% 41.1% 42.1% 41.2%


With pass rates higher than the average for London, there’s not much to complain about with Mitcham test centre. Just remember, it’s definitely not a good idea to rely purely on pass rates. Even if your test centre had a 90% pass rate, there’d still be a 10% chance you might fail. Keep calm, concentrate and you’ll do just fine.

What If I Can't Go To Mitcham? 

If you can’t head to Mitcham test centre or you need a backup option, the closest Greater London test centres are Croydon and Morden.

What To Expect On The Day

Well done! You’ve gotten to the end of your driving course and you’re finally ready to take your practical test—even if you don’t feel 100% confident just yet. On the day of your test, you’ve got to do two key things first: get there 10 minutes early and bring your provisional. The test itself will follow this structure: 

  • 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’ve parked back up at Mitcham test centre. The examiner will take a few minutes to finish filling out the feedback sheet which details any driving test faults you might have picked up. They will then give you their verdict along with any verbal feedback they might have. If you pass, you’ll also get a test pass certificate and the chance to send off for your new licence then and there.

But What If I Fail?

Not everyone passes their driving test the first time. Every learner driver is different, after all. If you are unsuccessful, work on the areas you're lacking in—using your feedback sheet as a template. Once you're ready to get back on the road, get PassMeFast to fast-track your practical for you. To get things booked in ASAP, contact us online or on 0333 123 4949

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

Forget hourly lessons that leave you forgetting everything you learnt in the previous lesson and instead open your eyes to the more effective solution: intensive driving courses. Depending on your availability, you can take lessons in an intensive or semi-intensive manner that can help you to pass in weeks or even days in the area of Merton

If we’ve piqued your interest, head on over to our course prices page to see what's on offer. Then, you can book in online or over the phone on 0333 123 4949.