St Helens

Based in a moderately-sized building, St Helens test centre can be found on Navigation Road next to Ayrshire Metals Limited and Aspects of Glass. As the starting point of countless practical tests for learners located across Merseyside, there's plenty to know about St Helens test centre. Get to know more about by reading on for directionspass ratestest routes and much more about St Helens.


Address

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

Parking is available at this test centre

Toilets

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

Only 5 minutes from the centre of St Helens, near the A58 and Park Road, St Helens test centre is accessible and easy to get to. Don't believe us? Have a look around the centre by using these directions

A Bit More About St Helens

St Helens test centre was carefully chosen to ensure it would be able to incorporate the most challenging and varied road conditions available in the St Helens area—from the residential area around Merton Park to the ever-bustling A580. Indeed, candidates will be put through their paces on their final step towards becoming a fully qualified driver. If you're looking for more information on the St Helens area, simply use the resources below. 

St Helens Test Route

If you weren't already aware, the DVSA no longer publishes test routes. Before you start panicking, relax—you won't be going into your practical blind. If you're working with a local ADI, they'll introduce you to the road features and conditions that examiners tend to favour on St Helens test routes. This means that by the time your test rolls on by, you'll be familiar with most—if not all—of the test route. To get a better idea of what to expect, you can also check out videos of St Helens test routes on YouTube. 

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%. But how does St Helens compare? Get the full details for pass rates in the last five years below. 

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 on your big day is get to St Helens test centre 10 minutes early. Don't forget to bring your provisional licence—you won't be able to take your test otherwise. The test will proceed with: 

  • 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:
    • Parallel parking
    • Bay parking
    • Pulling up on the right
  • Twenty minutes of independent driving, during which you’ll either follow sat nav directions or sign posts to reach a set destination

Your test will conclude once you're back at St Helens test centre, at which point you'll be told your result. The examiner will give you a feedback sheet and run through it with you—looking at any driving test faults you made, and offering additional verbal feedback. If you're successful, you'll get a test pass certificate and have your new licence sent of for. 

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. If you'd like to speed through the booking process and get back behind the wheel ASAP, give PassMeFast a call on 0333 123 4949, or contact us online.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

Forget spending months learning how to drive. With PassMeFast, you can ditch the L plates in mere weeks! Fit an intensive or semi-intensive course around your busy schedule and enjoy ultimate flexibility with one of our experienced grade A and B instructors. We cover a variety of practical test centres, and with our fast-track practical tests, you don’t have to worry at all about long waiting times!

Why waste time? Take a look at our course prices to see which of our tailored packages suits you best. Once you’ve made a decision, simply give us a call on 0333 123 4949 or book a course online to take one step closer to getting on the road.