Leicester (Cannock Street)

Cannock Street test centre can be found tucked away off Barkbythorpe Road, just mere minutes from the bustling A563 Troon Way. Nearby landmarks include Melton Brook and the sizeable Humberstone Heights Golf Course. Whilst the number of visitors heading to Cannock Street probably doesn’t compare to those visiting Humberstone Heights to improve their golf game, this centre still oversees a hefty number of driving tests each year. If you’re following suit, you’ll want to get to know your chosen test centre a bit better. Keep reading for directionspass ratestest routes and much more. 


40 Cannock Street Barkbythorpe Road, Troon Industrial Estate Leicester Leicestershire LE4 9HT

Tests Offered at Leicester (Cannock Street)

  • Car
  • Lorries, large vehicles and buses
  • ADI part 3


There is limited parking available at this centre


Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

This test centre has stepped access

Phone Number

0116 2765364

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

If you’re situated in or around Leicester’s city centre, we’d recommend following the A607 to get to Cannock Street test centre. Don’t worry if you’re heading in from further away. The proximity of major A roads like the A47 and A6 mean you shouldn’t have a problem reaching the test centre easily enough. If you’re heading to Cannock Street test centre for the first time, we’d suggest setting up your sat nav and following these directions.

A Bit More About Cannock Street

Cannock Street is a bit of a mixed bag when it comes to road types and features. Being located in a small industrial estate, you can expect a relatively constant stream of traffic coming in and out—plus, with its vicinity to the busy Thurmaston Lane, you can expect this to increase during rush hour. Slightly further afield, you’ll find quieter roads which the examiner will no doubt make use of for your driving test manoeuvre. The centre is also minutes from Troon Way roundabout, so it’s highly likely to feature on your test. As such, we’d suggest you brush up on the different types of roundabouts.

Looking for more general information about Leicester? Check out the handy resources below. 

Cannock Street Test Route

The whole point of the practical test is to figure out whether a learner is ready to take to the roads unsupervised. As such, the DVSA no longer publishes its test routes—preventing learners from simply memorising them. Before you start weeping in despair, we’ve got your back! You can get an idea of which roads will feature on your practical by watching videos of Cannock Street test routes or by downloading our sample Cannock Street driving test routes. If you’re taking lessons in the local area, your instructor will likely get you accustomed to the roads just in time for your big day.

Cannock Street Test Pass Rates

Almost all learner drivers that come to PassMeFast are interested in pass rates. It’s pretty understandable. If you have an idea of how other learners perform, you can get a vague idea of how your own test day might go. Learner drivers in the UK have a 45.9% chance of passing their test. As for those taking the plunge at Cannock Street, we’ve compiled pass rates from the last five years below...

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
43.0% 45.1% 36.5% 35.0% 40.8%

Though pass rates have fluctuated at Cannock Street over the last few years, we wouldn’t recommend you switching test centres. For starters, you should be taking your test in your own local area—it’s where you’ll be driving once you’ve passed, after all! Secondly, low pass rates don’t mean you won’t pass. Put in the work and it will pay off.

Looking for more interesting stats? Take a look at the latest DVSA data revealing rising pass rates and fewer tests.

What If I Can’t Go To Cannock Street?

Leicestershire has a range of test centres for learner drivers to choose from. If you don’t like the look of Cannock Street, or you’re looking for a backup option to increase your chances of getting that perfect test date, your closest options are Leicester (Wigston) and Loughborough.

What To Expect On The Day

Before you know it, your practical test date will have arrived. Worried? If you’re looking to ace your test, read up on the top ways to impress your driving examiner. Before you head out for the test, check your pockets, purse or wallet and make sure your provisional licence is there. Without it, you won’t get to take the test.

You’ll want to get to Cannock Street test centre around 10 minutes before your appointment is due to start. Once you walk out of the reception with your driving examiner, the driving test will 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:
  • Twenty minutes of independent driving, during which you’ll either follow sat nav directions or sign posts to reach a set destination

Though 40 minutes seems like a long time, it will be over before you know it. Once you’re back at the test centre, the examiner will finish filling out their paperwork. Then, they’ll let you know whether you’ve passed or failed. It doesn’t matter if you’re successful or not, they’ll still walk you through their feedback sheet. All drivers have room for improvement, after all! If your hard work has paid off, you’ll also be handed a test pass certificate—perfect to pose with for your pass photo!

But What If I Fail?

Whilst no learner driver wants to fail their driving test, sometimes it just happens. Whether it’s test day nerves or a silly mistake, anything can happen on the day of your practical. Rather than take a long break, we’d suggest you look closely at your feedback sheet with your instructor. Try and figure out which areas are your weakest and work on them before you go in for another attempt.

Speaking of another attempt, don’t want to wait months for another test? That’s fine. Get PassMeFast to fast-track your test. To get things moving today, give us a ring on 0333 123 4949 or contact us online.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

If time is of the essence with your learning journey, then why not opt for an intensive or semi-intensive course? With PassMeFast you could shave months or even years off your learning journey. Working with one of our ADIs, you’ll fit your lessons around your work and social schedule. You’ll build up your driving skills and knowledge around the area of Leicester, in time for your fast-track practical test. You’ll be heading off on your first road trip in no time!

Looking to start your journey with PassMeFast? You can have a look at what courses we’ve got on our course prices page. Alternatively, our driving courses rundown will give you a more in-depth look at what to expect. Once you’re ready, you can book in over the phone on 0333 123 4949, or book online.

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