Want to take your practical at Wallasey test centre? Regardless of whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced learner driver, there’s still plenty you need to know about Wallasey and its surrounding area on the Wirral. To help you along the way, we’ve put together all the essential information you might be interested in—from directions to test routes to alternative test centres, we’ve got it all!


17c King Street Wallasey Merseyside CH44 8AT

Tests Offered at Wallasey

  • Car


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 6384732

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

If you want to take a quick look around Wallasey test centre before you start your driving lessons, you can find directions here. When you do get a chance to check out the centre, you’ll notice that parking is available along with disabled access. Wallasey test centre also has male, female and disabled toilets.

A Bit More About Wallasey

When learning to drive, it’s not just general driving skills—like clutch control and hazard awareness—that you need to work on. You also need to work on getting to grips with driving around the centre and the Wirral area. If you go into your practical test knowing all of the tricky nearby routes—like one-way systems and A roads like the A5139—you’ll be far more confident with whatever the examiner throws your way. If you want to know more about Wallasey, simply check out these resources:

Wallasey Test Route

So, what exactly can you expect on the Wallasey test route? The DVSA doesn’t publish test routes, so we can’t give you the entire playbook. Fortunately, we can make a few educated guesses. The A5139, for example, leads onto challenging multi-lane roundabouts which can be a bit much for learner drivers to handle. The examiner will want to move between heavily-populated roads and residential areas—this gives you the chance to show off your ability to use correct gears, follow at a safe distance and meet oncoming traffic in confined areas.

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Wallasey Test Pass Rates

Curious about your chances of passing your driving test? Feast your eyes upon these driving test pass rates! The current national pass rate for the UK is 47%, increasing to 47.3% for learners in the North West.

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
46.3% 44.1% 44% 41.1% 43.9%

Whilst Wallasey’s pass rates have been below the UK’s average pass rate, they’re not too disappointing. It’s important not to get too held up in statistics, as it all comes down to your own individual ability and how you act on the day of your test. If you’re an anxious driver, you might find some helpful advice in our guide to learning to drive with anxiety.

What If I Can't Go To Wallasey?

If you can’t head to Wallasey, there are other test centres in Merseyside that you can go to. The nearest centres to Wallasey are Upton and Norris Green.

What To Expect On The Day

By the time you’ve gotten to the end of your driving course, you should be completely test-ready. Fortunately, there’s not much you need to do on the day of your test—aside from show up to the right centre! In fact, all you’ve got to do is:

  • Get there 10 minutes early
  • Bring your provisional licence

For obvious safety reasons, you have to pass an eyesight test before you take your practical test. You’ll then answer one “show me, tell me” question before you start driving and the other whilst you’re driving. An example of these questions is, “Show me how you’d check the handbrake for excessive wear”. The independent driving section will see you following the Wallasey test route using a sat nav—or, if you’re one of the 1 in 5 candidates asked to do so, you’ll follow traffic signs. You’ll also be tested on these manoeuvres:

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

You don’t have to wait long to get your test results. On passing your test, you’ll get a test pass certificate and the option to send off for your new licence. On failing your test, you’ll be given a feedback sheet detailing the areas in which you went wrong. Overall, you’ll be at the centre for 40 minutes or so and you’ll be driven back home by your instructor.

But What If I Fail?

While some learner drivers pass first time, others need another chance or two to get it right. If this is the case for you, don’t worry about it! With PassMeFast, you can get another practical test booked as soon as two weeks later—after the 10 working day limit—so you don’t need to panic about forgetting everything you’ve learnt. We even offer extra tuition so you can iron out those bad habits before you you try again!

We’re aware that learner drivers always have hundreds of questions on their minds, which is why we’ve compiled the ultimate list of FAQs. And if you’re not too sure we’re the right fit, you can see what our students thought of our courses in our customer reviews. To get booked in, simply contact us via our website or talk to us directly on 0333 123 4949.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

Tired of wasting your time and money on single lessons? Maybe you should take an intensive or semi-intensive course instead. Why? So you have the advantage of fitting your course entirely around your schedule. With our experienced instructors, you can build up your driving knowledge quickly and completely avoid long waiting times with our fast-track practical tests.

Don’t settle for second best. Pick a suitable course from our course prices page and book a course online. Alternatively, if you’d rather get in touch directly—or get advice as to which course is best for you—you can speak to our sales team directly on 0333 123 4949!