This practical driving test centre is now permanently closed. The nearest alternatives are Shrewsbury or Crewe.

Learning to drive in Whitchurch? You’ll be heading to the family run Dodington Lodge to take your practical then! Before heading in, you might want to have a gander at our handy guide below—we’ve got directions, pass rates and even a step-by-step guide that covers what happens on the day of your test!


31 The Lodge Paul Moss, Whitchurch Shropshire SY13 1EN

Tests Offered at Whitchurch

  • Car


Parking spaces are available


No toilets are available at this centre

Disabled Access

This centre has no wheelchair access

Phone Number

0194 8662636

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

If you’re planning to drive around Whitchurch test centre outside of your driving lessons, or just fancy a quick peek, just follow these directions with a sat nav and you’ll get there with little to no fuss!

A Bit More About Whitchurch

During your lessons, your driving instructor will help you build up your knowledge of Telford’s road types and features. What they probably won’t delve into, however, are things like local history and public transport. If these are things you’d like to know more about, check out these links:

Whitchurch Test Pass Rates

If there’s one thing that we love almost as much as helping learner drivers pass their practical, it’s driving test pass rates. That’s why we stay updated with the DVSA’s latest statistics and include a pass rates section in our essential guides. Below, you can look at how other learners have managed at Whitchurch test centre within the last five years.

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
51.8% 47.3% 49.2% 47.7% 45.8%

What If I Can't Go To Whitchurch? 

Looking for a backup test centre option to Whitchurch? Or are you replacing it with another test centre entirely? Whatever the reason is, there are plenty of other options in Shropshire. If you’re sticking close to the Whitchurch area, your nearest alternatives are:

What To Expect On The Day

After spending what probably feels like months figuring out the fundamentals of driving, you’re finally ready to put your mettle to the test. You’re almost a fully qualified driver! Give yourself a pat on the back! All that’s left is to get the driving test out of the way. If you’re not familiar with the format, we’ll give you a quick rundown.

First, you’ll need to give yourself enough time to park up at Whitchurch and meet your examiner. This means you’ll need to arrive ten minutes before your appointment. Second, you’ll need to triple check that you’ve brought your provisional, as the examiner is required to check it before your test starts.

Once that’s out of the way, your test 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 get on the roads in Whitchurch ASAP, you can’t go wrong with a crash course. Rather than taking lessons on an hourly and weekly basis, you can spend longer behind the wheel to ensure that you can properly master the skills needed to pass the driving test. With PassMeFast’s intensive and semi-intensive courses, you can decide the pace and intensity of your lessons—in 2 to 5 hour blocks at a time—working with your instructor to fit them around your schedule.

To get the ball rolling, head on over to our course prices page. There, you’ll find descriptions that will help you figure out how many course hours you need to become test-ready. You can then book in over the phone on 0333 123 4949, or online!

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