Leicester (Wigston)

Wigston test centre is an ideal option for any learners from central or south Leicester looking to take their test. A few miles out from Leicester city centre, Wigston test centre is located near Saffron Hall Cemetery and South Wigston train station. If you’re biting the bullet and taking your practical at Wigston, we’d like to make a suggestion: get to know your centre before you head in. Trust us, having some background info in your back pocket will help. We’ve compiled directionspass ratestest routes and much more below!


Tigers Road, Off Saffron Road South Wigston Leicester Leicestershire LE18 4WS

Tests Offered at Leicester (Wigston)

  • Car
  • Motorcycle module 1
  • Motorcycle module 2
  • ADI part 2
  • ADI part 3


There are parking spaces available at this centre


Male, female and disabled toilets are available

Disabled Access

You can get into the test centre in a wheelchair

Phone Number

0116 2780793

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

A few miles out from the centre of Leicester, learners heading out from the city should get on the A5460 and follow road signs to reach Saffron House. Don’t worry if you’re not living so centrally: Wigston test centre is in close proximity to major roads like the A6 and M1, so you won’t have any trouble with getting there. If you’re going to Wigston test centre to scope things out for the first time, simply use these directions with your sat nav.

A Bit More About Wigston

When you go in for your practical test, the driving examiner will use all the road features and types at their disposal around Wigston test centre in order to make sure you’re truly ready to ditch the L plates. With the close proximity of a local Tesco Superstore, you might be faced with congestion or heavy traffic, particularly during rush hour. The centre is also close to many local schools, so you’ll want to keep an eye out for pedestrian crossings. As you progress through the quieter areas to busier A roads like the A563, be sure to pay attention to your speed—you don’t want to get caught out.

If you’re on the lookout for more information on the area of Wigston, feast your eyes on the links below.

Wigston Test Route

Looking for Wigston test routes so you can practise for your driving test? Well, you’ll be disappointed to hear that the DVSA doesn’t actually publish its routes anymore. This is to ensure the practical is as unpredictable as possible for the candidate. You can still get a rough idea of what to expect on the day by watching videos of Wigston test routes on YouTube or by downloading our sample Wigston driving test routes. If you’re taking lessons with a local ADI, they’ll no doubt take you on the very same roads that will feature on your test route. By the time you take your test, you’ll be more than prepared!

Wigston Test Pass Rates

Want to get a rough idea of what the chances are of you passing your driving test? Well, if we look at the UK as a whole, the current national average stands at 45.9%. If you want something a bit more specific, however, we’ve got just the thing for you! We’ve compiled pass rates from Wigston test centre from the last five years below...

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
45.6% 44.9% 43.4% 42.6% 41.9%

Want to get a rough idea of what the chances are of you passing your driving test? Well, if we look at the UK as a whole, the current national average stands at 45.8%. If you want something a bit more specific, however, we’ve got just the thing for you! We’ve compiled pass rates from Wigston test centre from the last five years below...

What If I Can’t Go To Wigston?

Learner drivers located in and around the Leicestershire area are certainly spoilt for choice when it comes to test centres. If you’re no longer interested in Wigston test centre, the nearest alternatives are Leicester (Cannock Street) and Hinckley.

What To Expect On The Day

So you’ve made it to the end of your driving course. Congratulations are in order! All that’s left is to take your driving test and you might be driving unsupervised by the end of the day! On your big day, make sure you bring your provisional. Lost it? Read up on what to do if you’ve misplaced your provisional. If you’re lucky enough, you might be able to sort it out in time for your test. Try to get to Wigston test centre 10 minutes before your appointment.

Your practical will consist of:

  • 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

The practical test will last around 40 minutes and will finish once you’re back at Wigston test centre. You’ll get the result of your practical within minutes. Regardless of the outcome, the examiner will give you written and verbal feedback—pay attention so that you don’t make the same mistake(s) again. If you’re a qualified driver now, you’ll send off for your new licence then and there, and also get your hands on a test pass certificate.

But What If I Fail?

Sometimes, no matter how hard a learner tries, they don’t get things just right on their driving test. It’s vital that you know that this doesn’t have to mean the end of your driving journey. Instead of crying over spilt milk, you should work with your driving instructor to get rid of your bad driving habits in time for your next attempt.

If you’re looking to get booked in hassle-free, PassMeFast can fast-track your test and get you back on the road ASAP. Simply give us a bell on 0333 123 4949 or contact us online to get started.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

Whether you’re a complete beginner to the world of driving or someone who’s already been in for a few tests, PassMeFast has something for everyone. Rather than offering one lesson a week, PassMeFast offers learners courses that can be taken at an intensive or semi-intensive pace, depending on how quickly they’d like to get on the road. Once you book in, we’ll match you with an ADI who will help you build up your experience around the Wigston area—working towards the date of your fast-track practical test.

Have we piqued your interest? Great! Head on over to our course prices to look at our 9 tailored crash course packages. Once one has caught your eye, you can book in over the phone on 0333 123 4949 or book online. Stuck between courses? Find out which one is best for you with our course recommender tool.