Borehamwood (London)

Learner drivers in Borehamwood aiming to get hold of a full driving licence will start their driving test at Borehamwood test centre. Based at Stirling Court in a small industrial estate, Borehamwood isn’t far from the Barnet By-Pass. Every test centre in the UK comes with its own set of tricks and turns, so, to make sure you don’t get caught unawares on the day of your test, we’d advise you familiarise yourself with Borehamwood. Our guide below will help you take to Borehamwood test centre like a duck to water! From directions to pass rates to test routes, we’ve got it all!


Address

Unit 1 Stirling Court Stirling Way Borehamwood Hertfordshire WD6 2BT

Tests Offered at Borehamwood (London)

  • Car
  • ADI part 3

Parking

Car park is located opposite test centre and is barrier controlled. Park only in the designated bays no earlier than 10 minutes before the start time of the test. PLEASE NOTE: no practice is allowed on site.

Toilets

Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

N/A

Phone Number

0203 2101056

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Borehamwood test centre is right near the town centre and practically next-door to Barnet. It also happens to be located next to multiple local A roads and motorways. This means that Borehamwood is an ideal option for those living in the local area, as well as those further afield in other parts of Hertfordshire. If you’ve decided to take your chances at this test centre, but haven’t yet had the chance to visit, simply use these directions. Please note that the test centre has asked candidates to only park in designated bays, and to arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before the test is due to begin. Additionally, practice is not allowed on site.

A Bit More About Borehamwood

If you thought that the DVSA chose the locations of test centres on a whim, then you’d be very wrong. The whole point of a driving test is to make sure that learners are completely ready to drive unsupervised. Test centres, therefore, are carefully placed to ensure examiners can really put a learner’s newfound skills to the test. Borehamwood comes with tricky roundabouts, A roads like the A1 and an assortment of other challenging road conditions. Whilst you might practice driving on the nearby M1, you don’t have to worry about this cropping up on your test—motorway driving does not feature on driving tests.

If you’re on the lookout for more general information about Borehamwood, simply check out these resources:

Borehamwood Test Route

Been trawling the internet for your test route? No matter how hard you look, you won’t find an up-to-date one—the DVSA doesn’t publish them anymore. It’s not a big deal, however, as there are plenty of resources you can make use of to get ahead. You could watch videos of Borehamwood test routes on YouTube or download our sample Borehamwood driving test routes to figure out what might show up on your test. Additionally, your instructor will help you build up your muscle memory and driving experience on the local roads. By the time your practical rolls on by, you’ll be familiar with every nook and cranny of the town!

Borehamwood Test Pass Rates

Learner drivers aren’t just interested in finding out what might show up on their test, they’re also fascinated by pass rates and knowing how others fare. That’s why we’ve gone to the trouble of compiling the most interesting stats on both our site and blog—from pass rates by area to the best and worst test centres in the UK, we’ve got it all. Of course, if you’ve not got the time to delve into stats, we’ll keep things nice and simple. On a whole, those in the UK have a 45.8% chance of passing their test. As for those at Borehamwood test centre, you can get figures from the last five years below.

2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
49.3% 47.7% 45.9% 47.9% 49.3%

With pass rates mostly above the national average, there’s not much to complain about Borehamwood test centre. Of course, you shouldn’t put too much stock into driving test pass rates. After all, even if your chosen centre had a 99% pass rate, the outcome of the test is dependent on your performance on the day. As such, you should be concentrating on perfecting your skills and ironing out those bad habits.

What If I Can’t Go To Borehamwood?

If Borehamwood is no longer an option for you, or you’re trying to increase your chances of getting a better test date with a back-up test centre, your closest options are Watford and St Albans.

What To Expect On The Day

It’ll feel like barely any time has passed since you started your first lessons—struggling with getting to grips with clutch control and figuring out gears—but before you know it, your test date will be upon you. If your nerves are getting the best of you, just remember that your instructor wouldn’t let you take the test if they didn’t believe you were ready. Once you know how the test works, you’ll be more than prepared.

For starters, you need to get to Borehamwood test centre 10 minutes before your practical is due to start. Whatever you do, don’t forget your provisional—you can’t take the test without it. The test will then 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 practical test will conclude once you’ve parked back up at Borehamwood test centre. The examiner might need a few minutes to finish the feedback sheet. Then, they’ll tell you whether you’ve passed or failed. Regardless of your result, it’s important that you listen—every driver on the road can stand to improve some aspect of their driving. If you’re lucky in your endeavour, you’ll be handed the perfect pass photo accessory: a test pass certificate.

But What If I Fail?

When you fail your driving test, you’ll be handed a feedback sheet which will detail which areas you picked up driving test faults in. Though it might not seem like a good thing at the time, this will be highly beneficial when you prepare for your next test. You and your instructor can look at this sheet and work specifically on your weakest areas. If you do have a few bad habits that need ironing out, we’d recommend a refresher course.

On the lookout for your next test? DVSA waiting times are often months long! Fortunately, PassMeFast can get you a test date weeks or even months earlier by fast-tracking your test. Interested? Give us a bell on 0333 123 4949 or contact us online to get started.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

If you’ve spent months learning how to drive but haven’t got any closer to getting your hands on a full driving licence, you might want to reconsider your approach. Instead of traditional hourly lessons, you might instead benefit from an intensive or semi-intensive course. By spending 2 to 5 hours in a car at a time, you can build up your skills and experience in no time at all. Not sure you have the time? Our instructors will work lessons around your availability. So, no matter how busy you are or what hours you work, your lessons fit around you.

We’ve got nine course packages available—found on our course prices page—aimed at learners with any level of experience. Not entirely sure which one to go for? That’s what our handy course recommender is for! Once you’re ready, call us on 0333 123 4949 or book a course online.