Learner drivers who live near the coastal village of Heysham are in luck—you don’t have to look far for a driving test centre to head to, there’s one right in your vicinity. Whether you’ve got your test booked in or you’re looking to get started on your theory test, there’s plenty you need to know about Heysham test centre before taking your driving test. We’ve put together a quick rundown of everything you need to know below...


Lancaster Training Services, 5 Penrod Way Heysham Lancashire LA3 2UZ

Tests Offered at Heysham

  • Car
  • Motorcycle module 2




Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

Disabled access is available at this test centre

Phone Number

0152 4853085

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

If you’re taking driving lessons with an experienced, professional instructor, you’ll be taken around Heysham test centre before your test. You can find directions for the centre here. Heysham test centre doesn’t have parking facilities. It does, however, have male and female toilets, along with disabled access.

A Bit More About Heysham

As we’ve said, you’ll be taken around Heysham test centre before your driving test. It’s not just about learning driving skills—it’s also about getting familiar with the roads you’ll be driving on. As such, your instructor will go out of their way to take you around the Heysham and Lancaster area, making sure you get used to all the local roads (like the A683) and traffic systems. If you’d like to know more about the Heysham area in general, you might be interested in these resources...

Heysham Test Route

We’d all love to know exactly what we’re going to be tested on—regardless of whether it’s for a driving test or a college exam—unfortunately, due to the DVSA no longer publishing routes, this isn’t possible. Before you start weeping into your steering wheel, relax! Your driving lessons are designed to get you fully prepared for what comes your way on the day of your test. As long as you’re comfortable with driving around Heysham, you should be more than fine.

If you’re unsure about a certain area, make sure you practice—don’t forget those pesky pedestrian crossings!

Heysham Test Pass Rates

We all love to compare ourselves to other people—learner drivers are no different. Fortunately, there are a wide variety of interesting driving test pass rates out there, for example, did you know that the national average pass rate is 47%? If you’d like to look more specifically at learners at Heysham, see below...

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
54.2% 54.9% 51.4% 50.7% 51.6%

There’s not much to complain about when it comes to Heysham test centre—learners have a decent chance of passing. Still nervous? We’ve got plenty of tips on the PassMeFast blog, including how to avoid test day nerves!

What If I Can’t Go To Heysham?

If you’re looking to take your practical at a Lancashire test centre—but you can’t head to Heysham—then Blackpool is your closest alternative.

What To Expect On The Day

Well done! You’ve reached the end of your lessons and you’re almost at the finishing line. All that’s left is to complete that much-dreaded driving test. Don’t worry—you’re more than ready for it. On the day, make sure you:

  • Get there 10 minutes early
  • Bring your provisional licence

So, what’s on the schedule? You’ll start by completing an eyesight test—you’ve only got to read out a number plate from 20 or 20.5 metres away. Once you’ve done so, you’ll be asked a “tell me” question from the “show me, tell me” section. You’ll be asked the “show me” question whilst you’re driving, e.g., “Show me how you’d clean the front windscreen”. The independent section—lasting 20 minutes—involves you following a route using a sat nav. Bear in mind that 1 in 5 learners are asked to follow traffic signs instead. You’ll also be tested on: 

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

Upon getting back to Heysham test centre, you’ll find out if you’re successful or not. If you do pass, you’ll get a test pass certificate and you’ll be able to send off for your new licence. If you don’t pass, you’ll be given vital feedback from the examiner—coming in handy when you go to take your test again.

But What If I Fail?

While it is disappointing to fail your driving test, it’s not the end of the world. Plenty of learner drivers have several attempts before they’re successful. If this is the case for you, just keep a hold of that feedback sheet given to you by your examiner—it will give you a good idea of what you need to work on before you try again.

If you don’t want to deal with the hassle of booking your test again, why not let PassMeFast do it for you? We can get you all sorted as soon as two weeks later after the 10 working day limit. And, if you need to work on your driving a bit more, it’s possible to get further tuition with one of our experienced instructors. Want to get going? You can get booked in in one of two ways: ring us on 0333 123 4949 or contact us via our website.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

PassMeFast doesn’t believe in prolonging your journey towards getting your licence—that’s why we’re the perfect option for people looking to pass fast. With our varied selection of courses, you can learn in an intensive or semi-intensive manner, suited to your busy schedule. Not sure our courses are suitable? You might be more convinced by our crash courses guide. If you need more convincing, you’ll be pleased to hear that we offer fast-track practical tests so you can jump ahead of the long queue of learners.

Simply take a look at our course prices page to see our tailored crash course packages. Then, give us a call on 0333 123 4949 to get booked in—or to speak to our sales team to get a recommendation—alternatively, you can book a course online yourself.