Letchworth

If you’re located in the vicinity of Letchworth Garden City, you’re in luck, you’ve got your own practical test centre. Letchworth test centre can be found on Jackmans Place in a sizeable business estate. If this centre is your last stop on your journey towards becoming a fully qualified driver, then we’d advise you get ahead of the competition. How, you ask? It’s simple: just read our fully comprehensive guide below. With directionspass ratestest routes and much more, you’ll know Letchworth like the back of your hand in no time!


Address

Jackmans Place Letchworth Garden City Letchworth Hertfordshire SG6 1RF

Tests Offered at Letchworth

  • Car
  • Motorcycle module 2

Parking

A car park is available at the test centre

Toilets

Male and female toilets are available at this centre

Disabled Access

Arrangements will be made at this test centre if you have a disability

Phone Number

0146 2682400

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Mere minutes from the town centre of Letchworth Garden City, not to mention the A1 and A1(M), Letchworth test centre is ideally located for local learners—as well as those based further afield in Hertfordshire. Getting to the test centre doesn’t have to be rocket science. All you’ve got to do is use these directions with your trusty sat nav and you’ll be there in no time!

A Bit More About Letchworth

If you’re on the fence about taking your test at Letchworth, we can see why. At first glance, it seems like a challenge for even the most assured learner drivers. Not only is the centre right near the middle of town, it’s also right next to the A1 and A505—almost guaranteeing heavy traffic and congestion if you’re taking your test during rush hour. Of course, that’s pretty much why the test centre is located where it is. Examiners need to put your skills to the test with everything at their disposal. If you’ve practiced on the local roads, however, it should be a cakewalk!

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Letchworth Test Route

If we had a penny every time a learner asked about test routes, we’d be millionaires! Now, whilst the DVSA doesn’t publish its routes anymore, we can still help you get ahead. You can figure out which roads might show up on your practical by watching videos of Letchworth test routes on YouTube or by downloading our sample Letchworth driving test routes. During your driving lessons, you’ll also build up experience with driving on these local roads, so your test route won’t be too much of a surprise. Looking practice with friends or family too? Make sure they’re allowed to sit with a learner first.

Letchworth Test Pass Rates

Nothing quite captures the attention of learner drivers like driving test pass rates. Whether it’s a love for numbers or simply an interest in how others fare, learners just can’t get enough of driving test stats. If you’re looking to immerse yourself in the best stats out there, you can’t go wrong with our handy guides—from the average number of attempts to pass the test to manual vs automatic pass rates, we’ve got it all.

If you’d like to keep things short and sweet, the national average pass rate currently stands at 45.8%. As for those at Letchworth, you can see how learners fared over the last five years in the table below.

2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
46.5% 48.7% 48.4% 46.8% 46.6%

Things haven’t been too bad at Letchworth test centre in the past few years, with pass rates currently standing just a smidgen ahead of the UK average. Besides, we don’t put much stock into pass rates. The likelihood of you getting your test pass certificate depends entirely on your performance on the day of your test—and nothing else. Just remember what your instructor taught you and approach everything in a safe and confident manner.

What If I Can’t Go To Letchworth?

Letchworth test centre isn’t your only option in the Hertfordshire area. If you’re looking to increase your chances of getting that perfect test date, or you’re just not feeling Letchworth test centre anymore, Stevenage is the closest centre.

What To Expect On The Day

Your driving lessons will have been slowly readying you for the final hurdle in your driving journey: the driving test. It’s here that you will show off your newfound skills and prove to the examiner that you’re ready to drive unsupervised. Not entirely confident? We’ve summarised the day of the driving test below to help your nerves and debunk any driving test myths you might be worried about.

On the day of your test, be sure to get to Letchworth 10 minutes early with your provisional licence. The test itself will consist of:

  • 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

As soon as you’re back at Letchworth test centre you can sit back and relax. You’ll get your results as soon as the examiner has finished with their feedback sheet. Those fortunate to have passed will be able to pose with a test pass certificate. If you’re not quite so lucky, you should put your feedback sheet somewhere safe—it will be vital for your next test attempt.

But What If I Fail?

Nobody likes to fail at something. Unfortunately, it’s always a possibility with tests. Instead of spending too long dwelling on it—or avoiding the subject completely—you should seek to learn from your mistakes and dive back in. You can do this by taking a refresher course and working with your instructor to improve on the areas you picked up driving test faults in.

Once you’re almost ready to get back behind the wheel and wow your examiner, get PassMeFast to book you a fast-track practical test so that you’re not waiting around. To do this, give us a ring on 0333 123 4949 or contact us online.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

We don’t believe that learning to drive should be a long process—that’s why we offer intensive and semi-intensive courses. Instead of taking hourly lessons that are weeks apart, you can take your lessons in 2 to 5 hour blocks at a pace suited to you and your availability. Our instructors will pick you up from your home or workplace and help you build up your experience around Letchworth in no time at all.

Sound ideal? See what we have to offer on our course prices page. If you’re stuck between courses, answer a few questions and our course recommender will give you your ideal PassMeFast course. And when you’re ready, you can book in over the phone on 0333 123 4949, or online.