Barnsley test centre can be found in a relatively quiet residential area, not too far from the busy A628 Dodworth Road. Nearby businesses on Pogmoor Road include GHT Hairdressing, Crows Garage and The Tom Treddlehoyle Inn. If you're one of the many learners looking to take your test here, we'd advise you get to know Barnsley test centre a bit better. Read on for directionspass ratestest routes and much more about Barnsley.


West Rd Barnsley South Yorkshire S75 2DH

Tests Offered at Barnsley

  • Car
  • ADI part 2
  • ADI part 3


Parking spaces are available at this centre


Male, female and disabled toilets available

Disabled Access

You can get into the test centre in a wheelchair

Phone Number

0122 6282226

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Barnsley test centre is centrally located—mere minutes from the centre of Barnsley—and is in the vicinity of both the A628 and A635. Not sure how to get to the test centre? It couldn’t be any easier—just follow the directions here

A Bit More About Barnsley

Barnsley test centre is ideally located to provide examiners with a wide variety of road conditions—from busy A roads like the A628 and A6133, to tricky one-way systems and complex junctions. Indeed, the Barnsley area will throw many challenges at candidates taking their test here, so you'd best be on your toes! Looking for more general information about the Barnsley area? Follow the useful links below. 

Barnsley Test Route

Wondering what your test route will involve? We can’t give you an up-to-date route as the DVSA no longer publishes them. We can, however, point you towards videos of Barnsley test routes on Youtube and our sample Barnsley driving test routes. And, if you're learning with a local ADI, you won't be going into your test blind. In fact, as your instructor will have sat in on many tests previously, they'll be able to give you a rough idea of which roads are likely to crop up on your test. Throughout your lessons, they'll introduce you to these roads until you're at ease with driving on them. 

Barnsley Test Pass Rates

For those of you who are fond of statistics, you might be interested in driving test pass rates. Did you know that the current national average pass rate is 45.8%? Looking more closely at learners in Yorkshire and the Humber, this statistic changes only minutely at 47.1%. But how do factors like gender and age play into it? Check out PassMeFast’s driving test pass rates compared. And if you’d prefer to see how Barnsley learners have performed, you can see pass rates from the last five years below...

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
43.6% 50.9% 50.5% 49.5% 48.5%

Things bode well for learners at Barnsley, with pass rates higher than the national average in the last couple of years. If you’re feeling a bit underwhelmed, just bear in mind that it’s your actions that determine whether you pass or not—not the pass rate!

What If I Can't Go To Barnsley?

Can’t make it to Barnsley test centre? You don’t have to worry, there’s plenty of test centres in South Yorkshire to choose from—the closest of which are Rotherham and Sheffield Middlewood Road.

What To Expect On The Day

Finally gotten to the end of your driving lessons? You should be completely test-ready! If you’re panicking about your practical, don’t worry—we’re going to go through everything you need to know. On the day of your test, get to Barnsley 10 minutes early and don't forget your provisional. 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

You’ll find out the results of your test immediately after it ends. If you pass, your examiner will give you your test pass certificate. If you fail, you’ll be told exactly where you went wrong in your test—using a feedback sheet—so that you can improve your driving before you rebook. You’ll be at Barnsley test centre for approximately 40 minutes.

But What If I Fail?

Not only is failing a common occurrence for many learner drivers, it’s also easy enough to remedy. If you do fail, you can get PassMeFast to fast-track your test so that you're back behind the wheel in no time at all. To get the ball rolling straight away, simply contact us via our website, or give us a ring on 0333 123 4949.

Improve Your Chances With PassmeFast

PassMeFast offers intensive or semi-intensive courses which allow students to learn how to drive in a matter of days or weeks. With our fast-track practical tests, you don’t have to worry about waiting around—our DVSA-approved instructors will have you driving on the road safely in no time at all!

Don’t waste your time—take a look at our course prices to find out which course is the right fit for you. Once you know what you’re looking for, get in touch on 0333 123 4949 or book a course online to get started.