Blackburn With Darwen

Located in Lancashire, North West England, Blackburn with Darwen is a great choice for learners in Blackburn, Darwen and the surrounding area. As a learner, it’s essential you know the area around the centre you’re taking your practical at. Not familiar with Blackburn with Darwen? That’s fine—simply check out our handy guide below to find out everything you need to know about your chosen test centre.


Blackburn Interchange Commercial Road, Off Junction 4 M65 Blackburn With Darwen Lancashire BB3 0DB

Tests Offered at Blackburn With Darwen

  • Car
  • Motorcycle module 1
  • Motorcycle module 2


Parking is available at this test centre


Male, female and disabled toilets are available

Disabled Access

Disabled access is available at this test centre

Phone Number

0125 4705432

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Not had the chance to look around Blackburn with Darwen test centre yet? Not to worry—just follow these directions and you’ll get there just fine! Your lessons will include driving around the local area, so you don’t have to panic if you’re not too familiar with the surrounding area just yet. The test centre has parking and disabled access. You can also find male, female and disabled toilets.

A Bit More About Blackburn with Darwen

When learning to drive, you’ll pick up a variety of important skills, like clutch control, hazard perception and general manoeuvres. However, you’ll also work on your familiarity with the Blackburn area and the areas surrounding the test centre. Once you get to the day of your practical, you should be more than accustomed to local road types like one-way systems, crossroads and A roads like the A666. If you’re looking for more general information about Blackburn with Darwen, take advantage of our compiled resources...

Blackburn with Darwen Test Route

Looking for the test route for Blackburn with Darwen? The DVSA no longer publishes routes, so you won’t be able to find one. Never fear! All your examiner is looking for is for you to display confidence with the driving skills you’ve been learning in your driving course. For example, you’ll be expected to move between busy, urban areas to quieter, residential areas—all the while keeping an eye on your speed. They’ll try to take you on a variety of road types including roundabouts, one-way systems and dual carriageways.

Not sure what smart motorways are? Check out our essential guide on smart motorways.

Blackburn with Darwen Test Pass Rates

If you’re anything like our students, you’re probably wondering how other learner drivers perform on their tests. The driving test pass rate for the entire UK stands at 47%, rising to 47.2% for those in the North West. And what of Blackburn with Darwen? See the table below...

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
45.1% 44.1% 40.3% 41.8% 42.7%

While the pass rates in recent years have been lower than the national average, you shouldn’t worry about it too much. Simply remember what you’ve been taught by your instructor, and if there’s anything you’re worrying about, ask your instructor to go over it with you.

What If I Can’t Go To Blackburn with Darwen?

Blackburn with Darwen is one of the many test centres available in Lancashire. If you want to head to a different centre, the closest alternatives are Preston and Chorley.

What To Expect On The Day

Gotten to the end of your driving course? Congratulations—you’re so close to getting that shiny new licence! All that’s left to do is take your practical test and pass. If you’re feeling a bit worried, check out our handy guide to getting rid of test day nerves. On the day of your test, all you have to do is:

  • Get there 10 minutes early
  • Bring your provisional licence

Your practical actually begins before you get into the car—with a quick eyesight test. Then, you’ll answer questions from the “show me, tell me” section. One of these questions will be asked before you start driving and the other whilst you’re driving. During the independent driving section of the practical, 4 in 5 candidates will be asked to follow a route using directions from a sat nav. The other 1 in 5 will be asked to use traffic signs instead. The examiner will also test your skills on:

  • Parallel parking
  • Bay parking
  • Pulling up on the right

Fortunately, for those eager to get results ASAP, your test results are given to you as soon as you get back to Blackburn with Darwen test centre. If you pass, you get a test pass certificate and you can send off for that shiny new licence you’ve been dying to get your hands on! If you fail, you’ll receive feedback from the examiner, which will be vital in helping you improve when you retake your practical. The process should take 40 minutes overall.

But What If I Fail?

Giving up is not an option! If you fail your practical test, you can simply get booked in for another and use the feedback you were given to make sure you don’t make the same mistake twice! PassMeFast can get you booked in as soon as two weeks later—after the 10 working day limit—so you don’t have to worry.

Still feeling a bit shaky? You can take one of our refresher courses to get that extra confidence boost before you go in for another test. If you’d like to get booked in now, simply contact us on our website or give us a ring on 0333 123 4949.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

If you’ve not had any success with traditional hourly lessons, you might be better suited to an intensive driving course instead. PassMeFast covers a wide range of practical test centres and areas across the UK. Our intensive courses are tailored to suit learners with any level of experience, helping you build up the skills you need to pass your practical. Don’t want to wait around? Our fast-track practical tests ensure you get passed fast.

Want to get started? Head on over to our course prices to see our range of courses on offer. Then, give us a ring on 0333 123 4949 to find out more or book a course yourself online.