If you’re looking to become a fully qualified driver in Hexham, you’ll be pleased to hear that you can take your practical in your local area! Located in St Andrews House on Haugh lane, Hexham test centre is centrally located and easily accessible for both locals and visitors. If you’re looking to pass first time, we’re more than happy to help!

Join us as we explore everything you need to know about Hexham test centre. From directions and pass rates, to a look at what happens in the test and how you can improve your chances, we cover it all!


St Andrews House Haugh Lane Hexham Northumberland NE46 3EW

Tests Offered at Hexham

  • Car


Car parking spaces are available


Male, female and disabled toilets are available

Disabled Access

You can get into the test centre in a wheelchair

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Heading to Hexham test centre for the first time? Avoid any unnecessary detours and delays by using a sat nav to follow these handy directions. Once you’ve made the trip a few times, you can then try your hand at getting to Hexham without any assistance.

A Bit More About Hexham

Though you might not think it at a glance, Hexham test centre is surrounded by a wide range of road and traffic conditions. In fact, it’s pretty ideal for examiners, as it gives them plenty of variety to throw at you during the driving test.

For starters, the roads around the test centre itself are bound to get busy during rush hour, so your examiner will have plenty of opportunities to monitor your clutch control and ability to navigate around parked vehicles. There are a number of local car parks and residential roads nearby as well, so it’s likely that you’ll have to demonstrate one of the manoeuvres close to the town centre. It won’t all be slow, though, as the vicinity of local A roads like the A68 and A69 means that they’ll most likely feature on your test.

Rather learn more about Hexham’s local history and the like? Check out these resources:

Hexham Test Pass Rates

Driving test pass rates are always a popular area of interest for learner drivers, which is why we include this section on all of our test centre guides!

The most general statistic we have to share is the current national average which stands at 45.9%. This figure then fluctuates, depending on which county the learner is in, how old they are and even which transmission they’re learning in! If you’re more interested in how taking your practical at Hexham can affect your chances of passing, check out the table below!

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
- 62.0% 60.6% 58.3% 61.2%

What If I Can't Go To Hexham? 

Looking to expand your practical test centre options beyond just Hexham? You can find plenty of alternatives in Northumberland and its surrounding counties, including:

What To Expect On The Day

After working hard under the watchful eye of your driving instructor, you’ve finally mastered all of the driving skills needed to pass the driving test. Go you! You’ve only got one hurdle to overcome before you can hold that pink licence: the driving test!

Before you leave your home or workplace on the day of your test, you’ll need to check that you have your provisional. The examiner will ask to see this to confirm your identity, so you won’t be able to proceed without it. You and your instructor will then get to Hexham test centre around 10 minutes before your test starts.

Once you’ve signed a declaration form, the examiner will begin your test. It will 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

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

If you’re looking to earn your pink licence in Hexham, PassMeFast can help you achieve your dream! Our intensive and semi-intensive driving courses are available across Northumberland, which means you could be a fully qualified driver in mere weeks!

PassMeFast knows that all learners are different in terms of their availability and preferences, which is why we put you in charge. Instead of taking lessons when we tell you to, you get to collaborate with your instructor to fit your course in around your schedule. Together, you’ll take to the roads around Hexham for two to five hours at a time, carefully developing your skills in time for your fast-tracked practical test.

To take the first step on your learning journey, check out PassMeFast’s full range of crash course packages on our course prices page. You can then speak to one of our friendly, sales team members on 0333 123 4949, or book online!

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