Blackpool

If you live anywhere near the popular seaside resort of Blackpool, you’re in luck—you’ve got a practical test centre right on your doorstep. Blackpool test centre will put your driving skills to the test, taking you through the most challenging of road types. Don’t worry—you won’t have to look far for directions, pass rates or test routes for Blackpool test centre. We’ve compiled all the essential information into the guide below.


Address

Warbreck Hill Road Blackpool Lancashire FY2 0XE

Tests Offered at Blackpool

  • Car
  • Motorcycle module 2

Parking

Parking is available at this test centre

Toilets

Male, female and disabled toilets are available

Disabled Access

Disabled access is available at this test centre

Phone Number

0125 3355890

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

If you’re getting ready to head on down to Blackpool test centre for the first time, just follow these directions. Don’t worry if you’re not too familiar with the roads around Blackpool test centre just yet—you’ll get there eventually. Blackpool test centre has parking spaces and disabled access. You can also find male, female and disabled toilets.

A Bit More About Blackpool

To best prepare you for your practical test, your driving instructor will have you learning vital driving skills like clutch control and speed perception on the local roads surrounding Blackpool test centre and the Blackpool area, such as the A587. This lessens the chance of you being surprised by anything that comes up on the your practical test route. It also provides you with a practical knowledge of the area you’ll be driving around when you eventually pass your test. To get to know the broader area better, check out these resources:

Blackpool Test Route

Unfortunately—no matter how hard you look—you won’t be able to find an exact test route for Blackpool test centre. The DVSA no longer publishes routes as a preventative measure to candidates memorizing routes for their tests. If you’re learning with a local or experienced instructor however, this shouldn’t be much of an issue. They’ll take you on the most challenging road types Blackpool has to offer, so that if they come up on your test route, you’ll be more than prepared.

Haven’t gone over emergency vehicles protocol yet? Check out our guide to dealing with emergency vehicles safely.

Blackpool Test Pass Rates

Want to know how other learner drivers perform in their practical tests? We’ve got a wide variety of interesting driving test pass rates you can check out. We’ll sum up the most general stats: the average pass rate in the UK is 47%, rising to 47.2% for learners in the North West. If you’d rather look at Blackpool test centre, look no further than the following table...

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
50.2% 49.6% 48.3% 47.1% 45.9%

There’s not really much to complain about with Blackpool’s pass rates in recent years. They skirt above and below the national average—considering the centre’s proximity to such a busy, urban area, this is pretty impressive nonetheless.

What If I Can’t Go To Blackpool?

Lancashire has a range of test centres for learners to take their practicals at. If you can’t head to Blackpool, your closest alternatives are Preston and Heysham.

What To Expect On The Day

Congratulations—you’re finally ready to take your practical test. You’re only a small step away from getting that all-important licence! There’s not much preparation needed now—all you’ve got to do on the day is:

  • Get there 10 minutes early
  • Bring your provisional licence

The practical test lasts approximately 40 minutes and will begin with an eyesight test. The examiner will then test you on two “show me, tell me” questions, e.g., “Identify where you’d check the engine oil level”. Bear in mind that one of these questions will be asked before you start driving and the other while you’re driving. The independent driving section—lasting 20 minutes—will have you following directions from a sat nav. 1 in 5 candidates will be asked to follow traffic signs instead, however. Not sure which manoeuvres you’ll be tested on? You’ve only got three to worry about:

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

Hate waiting for results? You’re in luck—you find out whether you’ve passed or failed as soon as you get back to Blackpool test centre. If you do pass, you get a test pass certificate and you can hand in your provisional licence to send off for your new licence. If you fail, the examiner gives you a feedback sheet so you know where you went wrong and how you can improve next time you take your practical.

But What If I Fail?

Failing your driving test is far more common than you’d think. That’s why you shouldn’t give up. Think of failing as a learning experience and use your feedback sheet to improve your driving. If you’re serious about retaking your test, PassMeFast can book you in as soon as two weeks later—after the 10 working day limit. And with our refresher courses you can iron out all of those mistakes.

Interested? Give us a call on 0333 123 4949 or contact us via our website.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

Traditional hourly driving lessons are a thing of the past nowadays. Instead, intensive and semi-intensive courses are in. With PassMeFast, you can learn all your essential driving skills and get on the road fast. Driving test waiting times are practically obsolete with our fast-track practical tests—which we offer to learners across the UK.

Simply take a look at our course prices to see our 9 tailored crash courses. Once you’ve got a rough idea of what you want, call 0333 123 4949 to speak to one of our sales team members. Alternatively, book a course online and take one step closer to getting on the road.