Blackpool

Based in a busy government office off Warbreck Hill Road, Blackpool driving test centre is relatively moderate in size. As with many other driving test centres in Lancashire, Blackpool test centre is the starting point for many learners each year. As such, it's definitely worthwhile getting to know it better. Read on for directionspass ratestest routes and much more about Blackpool.


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

Around 10 minutes from the centre of Blackpool, learners can reach Blackpool test centre easily from the A587 and Bispham Road. If you’re getting ready to head on down to Blackpool test centre for the first time, just follow these directions

A Bit More About Blackpool

Whilst you might not think it, Blackpool test centre's location was carefully chosen to ensure it had enough variation with road types and conditions. Why? To test how confidently and safely learners can tackle everyday road conditions. From the busy A587 to the quieter residential streets near Warbreck, there's certainly enough to challenge candidates. Want to know more about the area of Blackpool? 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. Not only will they take you on the most challenging road types Blackpool has to offer, they'll also introduce you to the roads most likely to crop up on your test. For an idea of what to expect from your test route, check out videos of Blackpool test routes on YouTube. 

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 bring your provisional licence, and get to Blackpool test centre 10 minutes early. Your test will then follow this format: 

  • 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

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. You'll also get your hands on the feedback sheet that will list any of the faults you made. 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. 

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 speed up the process by fast-tracking your practical. 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.