Newport (Isle Of Wight)

Learners in the Isle of Wight don’t have to worry about having to travel to the mainland to take their practical test. You can earn your pink licence at Newport Isle of Wight test centre! To ensure your big day goes smoothly, you should prepare for what’s expected of you in the test. You can do this by reading our handy guide below!


Innovation Centre St Cross Business Park, Newport Newport Isle of Wight PO30 5WB

Tests Offered at Newport (Isle Of Wight)

  • Car
  • Motorcycle module 2
  • ADI part 3


There are parking spaces at this centre


Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

This test centre has no wheelchair access

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Eager to take a look around the Isle of Wight’s only practical test centre? If you’re heading here without the help of your instructor (with a supervisor instead, of course), you should follow these directions with a sat nav.

A Bit More About Newport Isle Of Wight

To make sure you’re ready to become a fully qualified driver, the examiner will make use of as many varied road types and traffic conditions as possible in your test route. You’ll take to bustling roads like the A3054 and eventually make your way around to a quiet residential area, like Wootton Bridge, to demonstrate one of the driving test manoeuvres. As you progress through different speed systems, you’ll want to keep a close eye on your speedometer to ensure you’re sticking to the speed limit.

Feeling a bit overwhelmed? If you’re learning with a local ADI, they’ll make sure you’re more than familiar with the roads that will crop up on your test route. By the time you take your test, you’ll likely recognise most of your route!

Looking for more general information about the Isle of Wight? Check out these resources:

Newport Isle Of Wight Test Pass Rates

If you’re at all like our other learners, you’re probably on the lookout for driving test pass rates so that you can get a rough idea of how you might do on your test.

On a general scale, those in the UK have a 45.9% chance of passing their test. This number will vary, however, depending on your choice of transmission, how old you are and the county you’re in!

Looking for something more specific? Check out Newport Isle of Wight’s pass rates from the last five years...

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
57.0% 56.2% 52.6% 52.1% 53.1%

What If I Can't Go To Newport Isle Of Wight? 

If you’re willing to head to the mainland for your practical instead of Newport Isle of Wight, your closest options include:

What To Expect On The Day

No idea what happens on the day of your driving test? Not to worry—we’ve got you covered!

Your instructor will pick you up (unless you’re taking your own car) and make sure you get to the test centre with 10 minutes to spare. This will give you both enough time to park the car and head to the reception area. Here, you’ll greet the examiner, show them your provisional and then sign a declaration form.

Once that’s out of the way, you’ll be able to proceed with the fun part—the driving test! It will follow this basic 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:
  • Twenty minutes of independent driving, during which you’ll either follow sat nav directions or sign posts to reach a set destination

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We know what you’re thinking—this means you’ll have to take a week off work to fit your course in, right? Wrong! PassMeFast understands that learners have different types of schedules and availability, which is why our intensive and semi-intensive courses are completely flexible. You get to work with your instructor to fit your lessons in whenever you want. We’ll even fast-track your test so that you have a date to work towards!

Ready to achieve your dream of becoming a fully qualified driver? Get a closer look at our crash courses on our course prices page. Alternatively, if you’ve already got experience under your belt, try our course recommender tool to find out how many hours you’ll need to become test-ready.

You can then book in over the phone on 0333 123 4949, or book online!

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