Located on Arrowe Park Road, Upton test centre is relatively small and rests next to Upton Royal Mail and Upton Community Fire Station. As one of the go-to options for learner drivers located in and around Upton, Upton test centre oversees countless driving tests each year. If you're heading here on your final step towards becoming a fully qualified driver, there's plenty you should know about it. Read on directionspass ratestest routes and much more about Upton.


Arrowe Park Rd Upton Merseyside CH49 0UF

Tests Offered at Upton

  • Car
  • 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 the test centre in a wheelchair

Phone Number

0151 6775190

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How to Get There

Based near the centre of Upton itself, just off the Upton By-Pass and Arrowe Park Road roundabouts, it couldn't be any easier getting to Upton test centre. Not had the chance to look around the test centre yet? Just follow the directions here and you'll get there hassle-free. 

A Bit More About Upton

To ensure examiners are able to test candidates to the best of their ability, the location of Upton test centre was carefully chosen to make certain it included a wide variety of road types and challenges in the Wirral area—from A roads like the A5207 to multi-lane roundabouts. Looking for more general information about Upton? Check out these resources...

Upton Test Route

Whilst the DVSA no longer publishes test routes, you certainly won't be going into your practical test blind. You can figure out which roads might crop up by watching videos of Upton test routes on YouTube or by downloading our sample Upton driving test routes. Your instructor will also take care to introduce you to the road types and features that consistently crop up on practical tests—from the Upton By-Pass roundabout to the A5207. As long as you pay attention in your lessons, you should be more than prepared for what's to come. 

Upton Test Pass Rates

Were you aware that the national average pass rate in the UK is 45.9%? For learners in the North West, your chances are ever so slightly higher at 47.3%. But what about learners at Upton test centre?

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
49.2% 51.0% 49.0% 47.0% 45.7%

Upton's pass rates certainly aren't disappointing—they've been consistently higher than the national average. Don't worry if you're not won over—the outcome of your test rests solely on your shoulders, not stats. 

What If I Can't Go To Upton?

Upton isn’t the only test centre available in Merseyside. If you can’t head over there, the closest alternative is Wallasey.

What To Expect On The Day

If you’re suffering from test day nerves just remember that your driving course should have prepared you for everything that could come your way on the day of your practical. All you've got to do in terms of preparation is get there 10 minutes early with your provisional. Your practical test will then 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

As with your theory test, you’ll get your results as soon as you've finished the practical. Your examiner will hand you a feedback sheet which will detail any faults you made—they may offer additional verbal feedback, if they feel it is pertinent to you improving your driving. If you pass, you'll get a test pass certificate—perfect photo op. You’ll also be asked if you need to send off for your new licence, in which case you’ll have to hand over your provisional licence. 

But What If I Fail?

It’s one of the most common questions asked by learner drivers—what if I fail my test? To put it in the simplest of terms, if you fail your practical then the only way to go is forward. Learn from your mistakes and iron out your bad habits—you can do this with a refresher course with PassMeFast. We can also speed up the process by fast-tracking your test. Interested? Give us a call on 0333 123 4949 or contact us on our website.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

Forget the old way of learning to drive and embrace the new age delight of crash courses. With PassMeFast’s intensive or semi-intensive courses, you can get on the road in weeks or even days. How’s this possible? Our instructors teach you everything you need to know—as flexibly as you need—just in time for your fast-track practical test. Not sure we’re the right fit for you? Check out our crash course guide.

The road to driving doesn’t have to be long with PassMeFast. Take a look at our tailored course packages on our course prices page and give us a call today on 0333 123 4949. Alternatively, book a course online to get things started.