Farnborough

Learner drivers can find Farnborough test centre in a local business park on Aerospace Boulevard off Devon Road. About fifteen minutes away from the town centre, not far from Farnborough Airport, Farnborough test centre is easy enough to reach for learners situated in and around Hampshire. If you’ve not yet familiarised yourself with the centre, we’ve got the perfect thing for you: our essential test centre guide! Below, you’ll find directionspass ratestest routes and much more!


Address

35 Hercules Way, Aerospace Boulevard Unit C1, Cirrus Farnborough Hampshire GU14 6UU

Tests Offered at Farnborough

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

Parking

Car parking is available

Toilets

Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

Phone Number

0125 2519183

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

If you’re heading to Farnborough test centre from the town centre, you won’t have to travel far. Simply follow the A325 and turn onto Government House Road to find the centre. If you’re located a bit further afield, the test centre is still accessible enough. Just get onto the A331, head towards the town centre and use the above directions. Alternatively, you can let your sat nav do all of the heavy lifting and calculate the best route with these directions.

A Bit More About Farnborough

If you want to get your full licence at Farnborough test centre, you’ll have to jump through a few hoops first. As the M3 is close by, you may have to prepare yourself for heavy congestion depending on the time your test is due to take place. (Don’t worry, though: the motorway itself won’t feature on your test). You’ll want to pay close attention to your speed and observations as you move from busy A roads like the A325 and A331 towards quieter residential areas—you don’t want to get caught out!

If you’re keen to find out more about Farnborough, feast your eyes on the links below.

Farnborough Test Route

Trying to find Farnborough test routes to memorise for your practical test? Well, prepare yourself for a bit of disappointment: the DVSA no longer publishes test routes. As such, you won’t be able to get your hands on an exact one. You don’t have to go into your test blind, though. You can get an idea of what will show up by watching videos of Farnborough test routes on YouTube or by downloading our sample Farnborough driving test routes. You should also remember that if you’re learning with a local ADI, they’ll make sure that you know the roads of Farnborough like the back of your hand before your practical!

Farnborough Test Pass Rates

It’s not just driving test routes that learners obsess over, it’s also driving test pass rates. After all, who wouldn’t want to figure out what their chances of passing are? For learners in the UK, the average pass rate stands at 45.8%. If you’re heading to Farnborough test centre, however, you’ll find that your chances stand a bit higher—as you’ll see in the table below…

2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
54.0% 55.2% 54.3% 58.4% 54.0%

Well, well, well! With pass rates well above the national average, there’s certainly nothing to complain about when it comes to Farnborough test centre. Of course, it’s important to note that even though Farnborough has decent pass rates, your success will hinge entirely on your personal performance on the day of your practical. So make sure you practise plenty beforehand!

What If I Can’t Go To Farnborough?

Learners situated in and around the Hampshire area are in luck—there’s a wide range of test centres to choose from. If Farnborough is no longer a viable option, your nearest options are Basingstoke or Guildford in the Surrey area.

What To Expect On The Day

It doesn’t matter how much you prepare for the driving test, it can often feel like you’re not 100% ready. If you’re feeling particularly nervous, we’ve got just the thing for you: 10 tips to help you relax before the driving test.

Before we get into the nitty gritty of what the driving test actually entails, we’ve got a couple of reminders for you. Firstly, make sure you’ve got your provisional licence before you leave for your test. Secondly, try to get to Farnborough test centre 10 minutes before your test is due to start. 

Your 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

Your practical test will finally be at an end once you’ve parked back up at Farnborough test centre. You’ll have to be patient, though—the examiner will need to finish filling out their feedback on a sheet or in the driving test app. They will then give you your result. Make sure you pay attention here, as there’s always room for improvement when it comes to driving.

But What If I Fail?

As with any other test you’ve taken in the past, failure is always a possibility. Though it might be an upsetting experience at the time, it will certainly help motivate you to try harder on your next attempt. If you picked up quite a few major faults, it might be a good idea to try a refresher course. By doing so, you can rebuild your confidence and iron out those bad habits.

Ready for round two? Get ahead of the queues and book a fast-track practical test with PassMeFast. Simply give us a ring on 0333 123 4949 or book online to get started today.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

Whether you’re a complete beginner or almost at expert level with your driving, if you’re located in Hampshire, PassMeFast has a course to suit you. We’ll match you up with one of our local ADIs who will get you up to test standard and raring to go at Farnborough test centre in no time. If you’re a social butterfly or workaholic, you might be wondering how you’ll be able to fit a crash course around your schedule. Not to worry—you can design your PassMeFast course to suit you.

If you’re ready to get started, head on over to our course prices page or have a gander at our driving courses rundown to see what’s on offer. As soon as you’re ready, you can book online or give us a bell on 0333 123 4949.