Located in the village of Upton in the northern part of the Wirral Peninsula, Upton test centre is the perfect choice for learner drivers in the Wirral area. If you’ve not had the chance to look around the centre yet—or you’re searching for test routes and pass rates—look no further! We’ve put everything you need to know about Upton test centre into one single guide!


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

It couldn’t be easier to find Upton test centre—you just have to follow the directions here. You’ll get to know the area more as you progress through your driving lessons, so don’t worry too much! The centre itself offers male, female and disabled toilets to candidates. They also have parking and disabled access.

A Bit More About Upton

The main aim of your driving lessons—beyond teaching you the obvious driving skills—is getting you comfortable with driving around your local roads. In this case, you’ll get to grips with driving around the Wirral area—by the end of your course, you should know the ins and outs of local junctions, roundabouts and A routes like the A5207. Not sure what else you might need to know about Upton? Check out these resources...

Upton Test Route

While preparing for your practical at Upton test centre, you should be ready to face all types of road features nearby. The DVSA doesn’t publish test routes anymore, so you’ll have to practice as much as you can around Upton. Undoubtedly, rural roads will feature heavily—testing your ability to steer smoothly around sharp bends and meet oncoming traffic safely. Don’t forget to practice around nearby dual carriageways and any one-way systems—these are particularly difficult for learner drivers.

Not taken your theory test yet? Ace your test with our guide to passing your theory test!

Upton Test Pass Rates

Were you aware that the national average pass rate in the UK is 47%? For learners in the North West, your chances are ever so slightly higher at 47.3%. But what about learners at Upton test centre?

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
46.7% 48.6% 49.2% 51% 49.2%

You’re in luck—learners at Upton test centre have a 51% chance of passing their test. As a driving school that’s seen pass rates for test centres across the UK, trust us when we say this is a good pass rate. If you’re not completely won over, however, you might want to check out some of our top driving tips.

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. To set you further at ease, however, we’ve laid out everything you can expect on the day. All you have to do is:

  • Get there 10 minutes early
  • Bring your provisional licence

Your test will begin with an eyesight test. This will then be followed by “show me, tell me” questions, e.g., “How would you know if there was a problem with your anti-lock braking system?”. You’ll be asked one before you start driving and the other whilst you’re driving. During the independent driving section, you’ll follow a route using a sat nav—please note that 1 in 5 will be asked to use traffic signs instead. Additionally, you’ll be tested on:

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

As with your theory test, you’ll get your results once you’re done. If you pass, you’ll get your test pass certificate. 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. If you fail, the examiner will give you a feedback sheet detailing your mistakes. You’ll be at Upton test centre for 40 minutes or so, and you’ll be taken back home by your instructor.

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 get you booked in for another practical test as soon as two weeks later—after the 10 working day limit.

Have more questions? You might find answers in our FAQs. If you’d prefer to get in touch directly, you can contact us on our website or give us a quick call on 0333 123 4949.

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.