Nottingham (Colwick)

Based near Netherfield, to the east of Nottingham, Colwick test centre can be found right near the River Trent. Other local businesses include TeamSport Go Karting Nottingham, Parcelforce Worldwide and Park Logistics. Though one of three test centres on offer in Nottingham, Colwick test centre sees its fair share of visitors each month. If you're heading here, get to know more about it below. Read on for directionspass ratestest routes and much more about Colwick.


Private Road No.5 Colwick Industrial Estate Nottingham Nottinghamshire NG4 2JU

Tests Offered at Nottingham (Colwick)

  • Car
  • Motorcycle module 1
  • Motorcycle module 2


Parking is available at this test centre


Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

Disabled access is available at this test centre

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How To Get There

Colwick test centre is mere minutes away from the town of Colwick, around 15 minutes from the centre of Nottingham. Learners across Colwick and Netherfield can find the centre easy enough, especially with the vicinity of the A612 Colwick Loop Road. For those of you who don't have a clue where the centre is, simply follow these directions and you’ll get there just fine.

A Bit More About Colwick

Driving tests are designed to check how well-rounded a candidate's set of driving skills is. As such, the locations of test centres are carefully chosen to ensure they provide an even mix of road conditions to test candidaes. Colwick is one of the more rural ares on offer in the Nottingham area, with tricky bends and narrow roads. You'll no doubt encounter busier areas further from Colwick and roads like the A612. Looking for more general information about Colwick? Check out the resources below. 

Colwick Test Route

Preparation is key, which is why a lot of learner drivers try to find official test routes to prepare for their driving tests. Whilst you won't be able to find up-to-date routes, you can get an idea of what to expect by checking out videos of Colwick test routes on YouTube or downloading our sample Colwick driving test routes. If you're working with a local ADI, they'll also introduce you to the roads likely to feature on your test. 

Colwick Test Pass Rates

A particular area of interest for most of our learner drivers—and instructors—is driving test pass rates. The DVSA frequently publishes pass rates that are broken down by location, test centre and even gender. On a national level, we’re looking at a 45.9% average pass rate. For those in the East Midlands, however, the odds are much better—with a 50.1% pass rate. Wondering how this holds up at Colwick test centre? Find out...

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
47.3% 48.5% 46.5% 47.3% 44.6%

If you look at the stats, you’ll see that Colwick test centre has rested comfortably above the national average in most years. It’s certainly not something to turn your nose up at! Of course, it’s not pass rates that get you through your test—it’s your own work ethic and effort.

Wondering how many tries it takes learner drivers to get it right? Check out the average number of attempts it takes to pass the driving test.

What If I Can’t Go To Colwick?

Fortunately, Colwick is one of many test centres available in Nottinghamshire. Alternatives in the local area are Chilwell and Watnall.

What To Expect On The Day

It doesn’t matter what test centre you’re heading to in the UK—they all use the exact same format for the driving test. If you’re prone to a bit of worry, you can find some helpful tips on how to avoid test day nerves. On the day of your practical, get to Colwick test centre 10 minutes early and bring your provisional. Your test will proceed as follows: 

  • 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 arrive back at Colwick test centre—parking your car in one of the available spaces and turning off the ignition—the examiner will let you know whether you passed or failed. They’ll take you through the feedback sheet which details any minors or majors you might have accumulated. If you pass, you get your test pass certificate and you can send off for your licence then and there. 

But What If I Fail?

As with any other test in life, failure is always a possibility. That certainly doesn’t mean you should let it stop you from reaching your goal of passing your driving test, though! Failing is just a small hurdle that you have to get past—one thing’s for sure, getting that pink licence is worth all of the heartache. 

If you've failed recently, PassMeFast can speed up the booking process by fast-tracking your test. If your confidence is a little shaken, we offer an ideal refresher course of 10 hours. To get started today, call us on 0333 123 4949 or contact us online now.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

If you’ve tried a variety of driving courses or instructors and come up short, you might want to try one of the more popular methods of learning: intensive courses. PassMeFast offers a range of intensive courses for practical test centres across the UK. With one of our instructors, you’ll work on your skills quickly and efficiently—making it a convenient option for those looking to pass fast. 

If you want to speed towards that finish line and say those magic words: “I’ve passed!”, get booked in today. Check out our course prices page for more information—and once you’ve decided on your course, call us on 0333 123 4949, or book a course online yourself.