Nottingham (Chilwell)

Situated in Eldon Business Park off Eldon Road, Chilwell test centre can be found next to EvoEnergy, Sheetfabs and NK Motors. One of three test centres available in Nottingham, it's the popular choice for learners located in and around the Chilwell area. If you're heading here to take your driving test, we'd recommend you get to know it better. You can do this by reading on for directionspass ratestest routes and much more about Chilwell.


Unit 24, Eldon Business Park Eldon Road Beeston Nottinghamshire NG9 6DZ

Tests Offered at Nottingham (Chilwell)

  • Car
  • ADI part 2
  • ADI part 3





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How To Get There

Around 5 minutes from the centre of Chilwell, and 20 minutes from the centre of Nottingham, Chilwell test centre is easy to get to for all learners in the Chilwell area—especially due to the vicinity of the A6005. Not had the chance to check out Chilwell test centre yet? All you’ve got to do is use these directions and you’ll get there hassle-free.

A Bit More About Chilwell

The Nottingham area and Chilwell come with a wide variety of road types and conditions—enabling examiners to test candidates on every skill area possible. Whilst primarily based near urban roads like the A6005, Chilwell also has a few tricky residential areas up its sleeve—enough to challenge even the most confident of learners. Want to know more general information about Chilwell? Check out the links below. 

Chilwell Test Route

Whilst the DVSA used to publish routes, they've since stopped. If you want an idea of what might show up on your route, however, you can check out videos of Chilwell test routes on YouTube. If you've taken a driving course with a local ADI, they'll have you building up your confidence on the roads likely to show up on your test. As such, it's likely that you'll find most of the Chilwell test route familiar. 

Chilwell Test Pass Rates

Everyone loves a good statistic—PassMeFast is no different. That’s why we’ve put together our own driving test pass rates, looking at the effect of location, age and gender. Did you know, for example, that the national average is 45.9%? For those in the East Midlands, you’re looking at 50.1%. You can see how learners performed at Chilwell test centre in the last three years below...

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
41.9% 40.7% 43.1% 52.1%

While Chilwell’s pass rates are below the national average, it’s important to bear in mind how vital personal effort is to your eventual result. If you work hard and dedicate some time to learning some top driving tips, you’re bound to get the outcome you want!

What If I Can’t Go To Chilwell?

Is Chilwell test centre not an option for you? Alternative test centres in Nottinghamshire include Colwick and Watnall.

What To Expect On The Day

Your big day is finally here—after all your hard work, you’re now ready to take your driving test. All that’s left to do is to decide whether you’re taking your instructor on your test. On the day itself, you only need to get to Colwick 10 minutes early and bring your provisional licence. The test 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 Chilwell test centre—approximately 40 minutes later—you’ll be asked to park the car and turn off the ignition. The examiner will then let you know whether you’ve passed or failed. In either case, they’ll take you through a feedback sheet which details any minors or majors you may have accumulated. If you pass, you’ll get a test pass certificate and will be given the option to send off for your new licence. 

But What If I Fail?

Each learner driver is different, which is why it takes some learners longer than others to pass their driving test. While the average attempts to pass the driving test can vary, one thing’s clear—giving up isn’t an option. There’s plenty to learn from your mistakes, so look at your feedback sheet and work on your weakest areas so you don’t make the same mistake twice.

If you'd like to get back on the road ASAP, PassMeFast can fast-track your test. And if you’re looking to brush up on any weak areas, you can take our 10 hour course as a quick refresher. To get started, simply call 0333 123 4949 or contact us via our website.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

Here at PassMeFast, we feel that the “one size fits all” approach has been made redundant in recent years. We believe that the best approach to driving is in intensive and semi-intensive courses. With one of our DVSA-approved instructors, you can build up your driving knowledge and experience quickly and efficiently. PassMeFast covers a wide range of areas across the UK and offers a fast-track practical test with each course—ensuring you can pass as quickly as possible.

To look at what’s on offer, head on over to our course prices page. Alternatively, we have a driving courses rundown if you’d like to take a closer look. To get started on your PassMeFast journey, simply call us on 0333 123 4949, or book your course online.