St Helens

Looking to take on your practical at St Helens test centre? Located in the large town of St Helens in Merseyside—north of the River Mersey—there’s a lot to take in when it comes to St Helens test centre. Instead of searching endlessly for information about the test centre—from those pesky pass rates to contact details—why not take advantage of our comprehensive guide below?


1 Navigation Road St Helens Merseyside WA9 1NS

Tests Offered at St Helens

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


Parking is available at this test centre


Male, female and disabled toilets are available

Disabled Access

You can get into this test centre in a wheelchair

Phone Number

0174 4730593

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Not had the chance to look around St Helens test centre with your instructor yet? That’s fine—you can get to the centre just fine using these directions. Don’t worry too much about it—you’ll get to know the local roads much more as you progress through your course. Parking is available at St Helens test centre. You can also find ramp access and male, female and disabled toilets.

A Bit More About St Helens

The more you know the St Helens area, the better off you’ll be when you finally get to the day of your test. Whether you’re driving with an experienced ADI or a family member, you’ll undoubtedly be learning on the local roads around the test centre itself. As such, you’ll be familiar with nearby one-way systems, tricky junctions and even high-speed A routes like the A580. If you’re looking for more information on the local area—like where to catch a bus or details about the local council—simply use the resources below:

St Helens Test Route

Each driving test centre is different. And yet, they all tend to favour the same types of road features into their test routes. For example, you can definitely expect the examiner to take you on a route that goes between busy urban roads and quieter residential areas. Why is this? It’s the perfect way to monitor your ability to handle different traffic systems—keeping an eye on speed changes. They’ll want to see you confidently use the correct gears, meet oncoming traffic safely and demonstrate near-perfect steering control. While it might sound like a lot, remember that these are all skills you’ll have built up in your lessons.

Still want the exact St Helens test route? You won’t be able to find it—the DVSA no longer publishes routes. All you can do is pay close attention to your instructor and work on your weaker areas.

If you’ve been learning to drive in your own car, you might want to check out everything you need to know about taking the practical test in your own car.

St Helens Test Pass Rates

Like to look at the finer details? You might be interested in driving test pass rates then. The national pass rate is currently 47%. And if you’re a learner in the North West, this stands near enough the same at 47.3%.

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
52% 48.7% 48.6% 47.1% 47.1%

As you can see, the pass rates for St Helens test centre in the last 5 years have been resting just above the national average. Not too shabby! As a company all too familiar with driving pass rates across the UK, we think that this is a pretty decent average. That being said, we know full well that some learners need something more concrete than a flimsy statistic, which is why we’ve got a full range of driving tips to help you along your way!

What If I Can't Go To St Helens?

If you want to keep to Merseyside test centres, the closest alternative is Norris Green. If you’re willing to branch out towards Cheshire test centres, Warrington and Widnes are also great options.

What To Expect On The Day

On completing your driving course, you should be more than ready to take your practical test. If you’re still a bit nervous, find out how to avoid those test day nerves! All you’ve got to do is:

  • Get there 10 minutes early
  • Bring your provisional licence

Before you even get into the car, you first have to complete an eyesight test with your examiner. Pfft—piece of cake! Things will start to get a little bit harder as you’ll be asked to answer two “show me, tell me” questions, e.g., “How would you switch on the rear fog light?”. One question will be asked prior to getting in the car and the other whilst you’re driving. The independent driving section involves you following a chosen route with a sat nav—or traffic signs if you’re one of the chosen 20%. You might be asked to perform an emergency stop at some point, and you’ll also have to demonstrate:

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

When your test has finally concluded, the examiner will tell you the results of your practical. If you pass, you’ll get your test pass certificate and have your new licence sent off for. If you fail, the examiner will hand you a feedback sheet detailing your mistakes. You should only be at St Helens test centre for 40 minutes; once you’re done, you’ll be driven back home by your instructor.

But What If I Fail?

While you might think that failing your driving test is the end of the world, it really isn’t. If you ask any of your friends or acquaintances, you’ll definitely know someone who had to take their test multiple times. Just learn from your mistakes and move forward—you’ll pass in no time at all.

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