If you’re looking to take to the road in Southport, you don’t have to look far for a test centre. You can take your practical at Southport test centre. Not been around the area before? That’s fine—you can get the full lowdown below. From test routes to pass rates to local transport, we’ve put it all together into one compact guide so you don’t have to worry!


Eastbank House, Eastbank Street Southport Merseyside PR8 1HE

Tests Offered at Southport

  • Car
  • Motorcycle module 2


Parking is available at this test centre


Toilets are not available at this test centre

Disabled Access

You can get into the test centre in a wheelchair

Phone Number

0170 4530616

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Looking for Southport test centre? Just follow directions here. If you’re nearing the end of your course, you should be familiar with the area around the test centre by now. Why is this? Your instructor will take you around the Southport area so that you’re familiar with anything that might crop up in your practical. Toilets aren’t available at Southport test centre, so be aware. There is parking, however, and disabled access.

A Bit More About Southport

Driving around this popular seaside town can be a rather pleasant experience—depending, of course, on the time of day and day of the week. The Southport area is filled with a relatively even mix of quiet, residential roads and busier urban roads like the A565. Want to know more about the area? See the links below...

Southport Test Route

It’s impossible to lay out the exact test route for Southport test centre, as the DVSA no longer publishes test routes. You don’t have to worry, however. While test centres are different, examiners tend to use the same types of road features on their routes. Examiners need to make sure that they can assess a student’s full driving ability. As such, they’re going to make sure your route incorporates a wide variety of features like roundabouts, crossroads and busy junctions. The route will weave between urban roads and residential areas in order to monitor your speed and hazard awareness.

Not had the chance to take your theory test yet? Check out our guide to passing the theory test.

Southport Test Pass Rates

We all know how much learner drivers love to check pass rates. That’s why we’ve put together a few just for you. The national pass rate for the UK is currently 47%—rising slightly to 47.3% for learners in the North West. So what about learners at Southport test centre?

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
50.2% 50.1% 48.5% 49% 49.8%

Southport’s been resting comfortably above the national average pass rate in the last 5 years. Not won over? That’s fine. Instead of concentrating on statistics and chance, you should instead concentrate on improving your individual driving ability in time for your practical test.

What If I Can't Go To Southport?

With a nice selection of test centres available in Merseyside, you don’t have to worry—Southport’s not your only option. The closest alternate centres are Norris Green and St Helens.

What To Expect On The Day

Finished your driving course? Great—you’re finally ready for your practical test. All that’s left to do on the day is:

  • Get there 10 minutes early
  • Bring your provisional licence

You’ll start things off nice and simple with a speedy eyesight test. Worried? You don’t have to be—you only have to read out a number plate from 20 or 20.5 metres away.  It’s not rocket science! You’ll then have to answer the two “show me, tell me” questions—one before your start driving and the other whilst you’re driving—for example, “Show me how you’d check that the horn is working”. The independent driving section will involve you following a route using a sat nav. Please note that 1 in 5 are asked to follow traffic signs instead. Don’t forget to practice your manoeuvres—you’ll be asked to demonstrate:

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

Once you’ve made your way back to the centre, you’ll be told your result. You’ll get your test pass certificate if you pass. Your provisional licence won’t be valid anymore, so you’ll have to send off for your new licence. If you fail your practical, you’ll be given a feedback sheet which highlights your mistakes. Overall, the practical will take 40 minutes, and you’ll be given a lift back home by your instructor.

But What If I Fail?

Do you like to prepare for the worst? If the answer is yes, we’ve got you completely covered. Failing your practical doesn’t have to be the end of your learning journey—it’s only a temporary setback.

PassMeFast can get you back on the road with a practical test as soon as two weeks later—after the 10 working day limit. Need to brush up on a few key areas? Take one of our refresher courses. If you’ve got further queries, you might find the answer in our FAQs. Alternatively, contact us on our website or give us a call on 0333 123 4949.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

Looking to get passed in a matter of weeks or even days? PassMeFast can do this. With our range of intensive and semi-intensive courses, you can complete even a beginner course in no time at all. Our experienced instructors take you through everything you need to know quickly and efficiently. You don’t even need to worry about long waiting times because all of our courses come with a fast-track practical test. You’ll join our ranks of favourite pass photos faster than you might think!

Don’t waste your time with single lessons—check out our course prices and contact PassMeFast on 0333 123 4949  today to enjoy the wonders of a crash course. Alternatively, book a course online to get the ball rolling.