Learner drivers heading to Yeovil test centre for their practical can find it sharing space with other businesses in Abbey Manor Business Centre. Situated off Preston Road, the test centre is a 10-minute drive from Yeovil’s town centre. Though it’s a pretty small test centre, it shouldn’t be underestimated! Plenty of learners heading here have had to take more than one test to get their full licence! If you want to give yourself the best chance possible, take some time to get to know Yeovil test centre properly. Read our essential test centre guide below for directionspass ratestest routes and much more!


Suite 2, Abbey Manor Business Centre Preston Road Yeovil Somerset BA20 2EN

Tests Offered at Yeovil

  • Car
  • ADI part 3


No parking is available at this test centre


Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

Phone Number

0193 5428474

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

If you’re located in the town centre, you’ve got a simple trip ahead of you to get to Yeovil test centre. Just get onto Clarence Street, turn onto Kingston and then Preston Road. Then, all that’s left for you to do is follow the road until you reach Abbey Manor Business Centre. Piece of cake! Of course, it’s still relatively easy to get to Yeovil even if you’re not centrally located. All you’ve got to do is make use of nearby A roads like the A37 and A359. Until you’ve made the trip a few times, however, we’d recommend following these directions with a sat nav.

A Bit More About Yeovil

To make sure that you’re truly ready to get your full driving licence, your test route will consist of some of the most challenging areas and road types around the Yeovil area. (Don’t worry, if you’ve taken lessons in the area, you’ll likely recognise most of the route!) With Yeovil test centre’s proximity to the local Asda Superstore, you can expect heavy traffic during rush hour. If you’re stuck in traffic, the examiner will keep a close eye on your clutch control. Nearby A roads like the A30 and A37 are also likely to crop up on your route. With the high number of roundabouts featuring on these roads, you’ll want to make sure that you’re comfortable approaching and emerging from them before you go in for your test. Your route will be rounded off with a journey around quiet residential roads, like those around Thorne and Hollands, so that you can demonstrate one of the driving test manoeuvres.

If you want to know more about Yeovil’s public transport, local council or history, you can find everything you need in the list of resources below...

Yeovil Test Route

If your test date is fast approaching, you might be on the lookout for your Yeovil test route so that you can prepare. Unfortunately, the DVSA hasn’t published any of its routes since 2010. What this means is that you won’t be able to get your hands on an up-to-date route. The test doesn’t have to be a complete mystery, however. You can get an idea of which roads are likely to show up by watching videos of Yeovil test routes on Youtube, or by downloading our sample Yeovil driving test routes. Bear in mind as well that if you’re learning with a local ADI, they’ll make sure you’re familiar with the roads around Yeovil test centre and its surrounding area. By the time your test rolls on by, you’ll probably recognise most of the route!

Yeovil Test Pass Rates

Wondering how challenging the driving test really is? You might gain a bit of insight by looking at driving test pass rates. For starters, learner drivers in the UK have a 45.9% chance of passing their driving test. This will then vary depending on your age, the area you live in and whether you’re driving in a manual or automatic car. (You can find even more interesting trends over on the PassMeFast blog!)

If you’ve not got the time to truly delve into our fun stats, however, you can instead check out how learners have fared at Yeovil test centre within the last five years in the table below...

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
57.8% 58.7% 61.3% 61.9% 59.9%

Yeovil’s pass rates certainly aren’t anything to turn your nose up at! They’ve been way over the national average within the last few years. As exciting as this might be for you (especially if you’re suffering from test day nerves), try not to get too ahead of yourself. The examiner will be assessing your driving performance, not the test centre’s pass rates. As such, you shouldn’t take these stats to heart. Instead, place all of your focus on your lessons and practising with friends or family.

What If I Can’t Go To Yeovil?

If you’re looking for a change in scenery, or trying to get your hands on an earlier test date, there’s certainly no shortage of test centres in your area. If you’re looking to stick relatively close to Yeovil, your nearest test centre options are Dorchester or Taunton.

What To Expect On The Day

After spending what probably seems like a lifetime under the watchful gaze of your instructor, it’s finally time for you to take the final hurdle in your learning journey: the driving test! All of your hard work has led to this moment, so make sure you’re ready—get a good night’s sleep and make your way through our tips on how to avoid test day nerves.

If you don’t fancy having your test cancelled and losing the test fee, you’ll want to double check that you’ve actually got your provisional licence. (If you’ve got the memory of a goldfish, ask your instructor to remind you before you set off!) Timing wise, you’ll need to get to Yeovil test centre 10 minutes before your appointment starts in order to give yourself enough time to park and meet the examiner.

Your practical will then follow this basic structure:

  • 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

In the blink of an eye (or what feels like a century) the test route will take you back to Yeovil test centre. The examiner will ask you to park the car and you’ll be given a few minutes to decompress. Once they’re ready, they’ll let you know whether you’ve passed or failed. You’ll be able to look at a full breakdown of any faults you picked up on either a physical feedback sheet or by email via the driving test app.

But What If I Fail?

Sometimes, things don’t go according to plan. The driving test is unpredictable and can throw even the most confident of learners into a complete tailspin. If this happens to you, know that you’re not alone. Sometimes you need more than one attempt to get things right. If your confidence has been dashed, or you feel like you need to iron out a bad habit, you might want to take a refresher course.

If you’re ready to take your next test, avoid dealing with long waiting times by getting PassMeFast to fast-track it for you! To get things started today, give us a call on 0333 123 4949, or contact us online!

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

If you want to live life in the fast lane, PassMeFast is the driving school for you. Our intensive and semi-intensive courses are available across Yeovil, which means you can learn how to drive on your local roads—not far from Yeovil test centre. From the moment you book on, you’ll be assigned your own CX Adviser who will deal with booking your tests, matching you up with an instructor and other admin, so you can put all of your focus into preparing for your driving test. Even better, you get to choose the pace of your lessons. With lessons in 2 to 5 hour blocks, it doesn’t matter if your schedule is chock full or completely empty, you’ll be able to finish your course in weeks, or even days!

Take one step closer to getting your full driving licence today. Head on over to our course prices page to see what’s on offer. If you’re looking for more information, we’ve got descriptions and videos over on our driving courses rundown. If you’ve already set your eyes on a course, book it online today, or over the phone on 0333 123 4949!

If you can’t quite decide how many hours you need to get test-ready, why not ask the experts? Give us a ring and one of our sales advisors will walk you through your options. Alternatively, answer a few easy questions and our course recommender tool will do the rest!