Learner drivers looking to take their test at Loughborough test centre will undoubtedly have to tackle heavy traffic during rush hour, on account of the centre sitting right on Meadow Lane A6094. If that wasn’t enough to guarantee a steady stream of traffic, the centre’s close vicinity to the town centre surely will. Don’t let that put you off taking your driving test here though! Plenty of learners come out successful at Loughborough—especially when they’ve taken the time to familiarise themselves with the centre itself. If you want to follow suit, get all the essential information you need below. From directions to pass rates to test routes, we've got it all!


Ark Business Centre Gordon Road Loughborough Leicestershire LE11 1JP

Tests Offered at Loughborough

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0150 9211136

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How To Get There

With the test centre being on the doorstep of the town centre itself, learners in Loughborough are looking at a 5 minute journey down the B589 onto A6004. If you aren’t so ideally located, however, the nearby A6 or A60 will have you on the right path soon enough. Of course, if you’re heading there for the first time, and your instructor isn’t driving you, just use these directions.

A Bit More About Loughborough

The reason we often recommend learners take the test in the area they live in is because examiners will pit candidates against the most difficult road and traffic conditions within the vicinity of the test centre. If you’re familiar with the roads, you’ll be more comfortable with your test route. Loughborough is conveniently placed to offer an even mix of residential areas, tricky roundabouts like Bishop Meadow on Derby Road A6, and an assortment of major A roads like the A6094 and A6. If you really want to familiarise yourself with the area, you might want to consider practising driving outside of lessons with family or friends.

Want to know more about the area of Loughborough. Read up on the resources below.

Loughborough Test Route

If you’ve been scouring the web for Loughborough test routes, you’re probably wondering why you’re coming up short. The reason for this is because the DVSA no longer publishes its test routes. They want to make sure that candidates aren’t fully aware of every road that will come up in their test—it needs to reflect the unpredictability of every day driving, after all. You can still predict which roads are likely to crop up by watching videos of Loughborough test routes on YouTube or by downloading our sample Loughborough driving test routes. You’ll also get some hands-on experience on these roads during your lessons, so pay close attention.

Loughborough Test Pass Rates

If there’s one thing that PassMeFast knows about learner drivers, it’s that they love driving test pass rates. That’s why we make sure to include them in all of our essential test centre guides! On a broad scale, learner drivers in the UK have a 45.9% chance of passing their practical test. As for those biting the bullet at Loughborough test centre, you can get pass rates from the last five years below...

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
52.1% 55.7% 50.8% 49.2% 49.7%

With pass rates well above the national average in the last five years, learners at Loughborough test centre certainly don’t have anything to complain about. Of course, you shouldn’t depend on these pass rates to get you through your practical. It’s your driving ability, after all, that will determine the outcome of the test.

What If I Can’t Go To Loughborough?

Don’t worry too much if Loughborough test centre is no longer an option for you, or if you’ve been urged to put another test centre down as a backup option. There are plenty of test centres in Leicestershire to choose from. If you’re looking for something close by, you can head to Leicester (Cannock Street) or Melton Mowbray.

What To Expect On The Day

Though it’s easy enough to get worked up over the driving test, it’s important that you try to keep your cool. Just think of the driving test like it’s any other driving lesson or mock test you’ve taken with your instructor. Before you head out for your test, you’ll want to check you’ve got your provisional. You won’t be able to take your test without it. Also, try to get to Loughborough test centre 10 minutes early.

The practical test will then follow this straightforward 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

After around 40 minutes, you’ll end up back at Loughborough test centre. Woohoo! You've only got to wait a few more minutes for the examiner to finish filling out their feedback sheet. They’ll then explain any of the driving test faults you might have accumulated and offer any additional advice. If you pass, you’ll get to send off for your full licence and also get your very own test pass certificate!

But What If I Fail?

Though it certainly won’t feel like it at the time, it’s really not the end of the world if you fail your driving test. Plenty of learners do, trust us. Instead of dwelling on it, you should get back behind the wheel and iron out your bad habits with your instructor in time for your next attempt.

Ready to get back on the road? Don’t bother with long waiting times. Instead, book a fast-track practical test with PassMeFast! To get started, give us a bell on 0333 123 4949 or contact us online.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

If you’re intent on becoming a fully qualified driver as soon as possible, PassMeFast is the driving school for you! Rather than drag out your lessons over the space of months or even years, we can get you passed in weeks or even days. Our intensive and semi-intensive courses are flexible and can be worked around your schedule at a pace suited to you. You’ll work with one of our DVSA-approved instructors to ensure you’re up to test standard in time for your perfect test date.

To have a look at what PassMeFast offers, head on over to our course prices. Alternatively, if you’ve already got some experience under your belt, our course recommender tool can give your ideal PassMeFast course. Once you’re ready, book in over the phone on 0333 123 4949 or book online.