If you’re a learner driver in the county of Herefordshire, the most convenient location to take your practical at will be Hereford test centre. Situated on Faraday Road, just off Grandstand Road, Hereford might not look very intimidating at a glance. If you’re not prepared, however, your chances of success will be slim. So, make your way through our comprehensive guide below before your big day!


Herefordshire Council Plough Lane Hereford Herefordshire HR4 0LE

Tests Offered at Hereford

  • Car
  • ADI part 3


Please park in the bays dedicated for driving test candidates then wait in Reception. Please note that visits to site to practice are not allowed.


Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

This test centre has ramped access if required

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Not had the chance to look around Hereford test centre during your lessons yet? If you’re taking a peek at Hereford with a supervisor, be sure to follow these directions with a sat nav. This will help you avoid any unnecessary detours and mishaps along the way.

A Bit More About Hereford

To make sure that you’re ready to take to the roads unsupervised, the examiner will incorporate Hereford’s most challenging road types into your test route. They’ll take you around high-speed roads like the A49 and A438, and potentially push you towards the centre of Hereford itself. So, be prepared to deal with heavy traffic and congestion. At some point during the test, they’ll move you on towards quieter areas like Belmont so that you can demonstrate one of the driving test manoeuvres.

If you want to know more about Hereford’s public transport, local council or history, check out these resources:

Hereford Test Pass Rates

Having second thoughts about heading to Hereford test centre? We’ve got something that might just change your mind: driving test pass rates!

Learners in the UK currently have a 45.9% chance of passing the driving test. If you’re taking the test at Hereford, however, your chances are much higher, as you can see in the table below!

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
57.9% 55.2% 55.5% 56.4% 54.7%

What If I Can't Go To Hereford? 

Fortunately, if you’re no longer interested in taking your practical at Hereford, or simply looking for a backup option, there are plenty of other options available. If you’re staying close to Herefordshire, your nearest alternatives are:

What To Expect On The Day

Whether you feel like it or not, it’s finally time for you to flex your newfound skills and impress the driving examiner in your practical test. If your nerves are bothering you, we’d recommend checking out our top relaxation tips and advice on how to avoid test day nerves!

On the day of your test, you’ll need to get to your test centre 10 minutes before your appointment starts. After parking the car, you’ll have to meet the examiner in the reception area of Hereford. Here, you’ll quickly show the examiner your provisional and sign a form. Once that’s out of the way, your driving test will 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

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

At PassMeFast, we’ve got a driving course to suit learners with any level of experience. Whether you’re a complete beginner or someone looking for a quick refresh, we’ve got your back!

When you book onto one of our courses, we’ll sort you out with a local ADI and fast-track your practical at Hereford test centre so that you’ve got a date to work towards. You and your instructor will then collaborate to fit your lessons in around your schedule. Depending on your availability, and whether you’ve opted for an intensive or semi-intensive approach, you’ll take lessons in 2 to 5 hour blocks. Meaning, you could be a qualified driver in mere days!

Interested? Get a better understanding of what our courses entail and how many hours you’ll need on our course prices page. You can then get the ball rolling by giving us a call on 0333 123 4949, or by booking online!

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