Based in Sherwood House off Coxmoor Road, Ashfield test centre can be found in a relatively busy industrial estate. Nearby businesses include D & S Storage, AV Injection and Friction Marketing. Though a little out of the way from the centre of Sutton-in-Ashfield, the test centre oversees the tests of countless learners in the wider Ashfield and Mansfield area. If you've decided to head here for your test, get to know the centre a bit better. Read on for directionspass ratestest routes and much more about Ashfield.


Sherwood House Coxmoor Road Sutton-in-ashfield Nottinghamshire NG17 5LA

Tests Offered at Ashfield

  • Car
  • ADI part 2
  • ADI part 3


Car parking spaces are available


Male and female 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

Around 10 minutes from the centre of Sutton-in-Ashfield, right next to the busy Kings Mill A38, Ashfield test centre is easy to get to for learners across Ashfield and Mansfield. If you haven't had a chance to visit the centre yet, that's fine—you can find directions to the centre here

A Bit More About Ashfield

The Ashfield and Mansfield areas come with a realm of challenges for learners taking their test at Ashfield test centre. You can expect a steady mix of residential and urban roads, not to mention tricky road types like roundabouts and different types of junctions. In all, it will be a difficult last step for learner drivers on their way to getting that full licence. Want to know more about Ashfield in general? Check out the links below. 

Ashfield Test Route

Whilst you won’t be able to get your hands on an up-to-date test route, you can get an idea of which specific roads might show up by checking out videos of Ashfield test routes on YouTube or by downloading our sample Ashfield driving test routes. If you’re still worried about your test, remember that your instructor will introduce you to the road types and traffic systems most likely to feature on your test. From mini- and multi-lane roundabouts to crossroads to dual carriageways, you’ll be an expert by the time you take your test.

Ashfield Test Pass Rates

PassMeFast knows just how much learners love driving test pass rates, which is why we’ve compiled our very own driving test pass rates by area. On a broader scale, the UK’s looking at a 45.9% pass rate—moving up to 50.1% for those in the East Midlands. And learners at Ashfield test centre? Look at the table below to find out...

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
60.4% 59.6% 58.0% 58.2% 56.3%

With pass rates well above the national average, learners at Ashfield test centre can rest easy—though, obviously, you’ll still have to pull your weight in the test. As long as you keep a clear head and stay cool, you’ll be fine.

What If I Can’t Go To Ashfield?

There are plenty of practical test centres to head to in Nottinghamshire. The closest alternatives to Ashfield are Watnall and Colwick.

What To Expect On The Day

No matter which test centre you head to, the format of your practical test will remain the same. On the day of your test, get to Ashfield 10 minutes early and make sure you bring your provisional licence. Your practical will then 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:
  • Twenty minutes of independent driving, during which you’ll either follow sat nav directions or sign posts to reach a set destination

Once you get back to Ashfield test centre and parked up properly, that’s it—you’re all done! The examiner will tell you whether you’ve passed or failed, taking you through the feedback sheet which details your minors and majors. If you pass, you’ll get a test pass certificate and you can send off for your new licence. 

But What If I Fail?

Believe it or not, failing your driving test isn’t the worst thing to ever happen to you. Plenty of learners need a few goes before they get it perfect—check out the average attempts to pass the driving test if you don’t believe us!

Don’t let it discourage you—have another go. PassMeFast can speed up the entire process by fast-track your test and offering you one of our refresher courses so you can work on the areas you’re shaky in. To get things underway, all you need to do is call us on 0333 123 4949 or contact us via our website.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

PassMeFast is the ideal solution for anyone looking to get their licence fast. It doesn’t matter how busy you are, we can fit your course in around your schedule. All of our courses can be taken in an intensive or semi-intensive manner, depending on your availability. With our experienced instructors, you’ll become a safe and confident driver in no time at all.

Don’t delay. To get on the road simply give us a call on 0333 123 4949 once you’ve picked out your course from our course prices page. Alternatively, you can book a course online yourself.