Learners in the Doncaster area don’t have to look far for a practical test centre—Doncaster test centre is right on your doorstep. Whether you’re a complete beginner or nearing the end of your driving course, there’s plenty you need to know about Doncaster test centre and the day of your practical test. To help you along the way, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide detailing everything you could possibly need to know.


Heather Court Shaw Wood Way Doncaster South Yorkshire DN2 5YL

Tests Offered at Doncaster

  • Car


Parking spaces are available at this centre


Male and female toilets available

Disabled Access

You can get into the test centre in a wheelchair

Phone Number

0130 2360174

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

If you’ve got a test booked at Doncaster test centre or you’re just planning ahead, you can find directions here. Whether you’re learning with an ADI or a family member, be prepared to drive around the Doncaster area. This gives you the chance to get to grips with any particularly challenging areas around the test centre—if you find it tricky, odds are the examiner will want to incorporate it into your test route. Doncaster test centre has male and female toilets, and has disabled access. You’ll also find parking spaces available.

A Bit More About Doncaster

The centre is located in the Doncaster area which includes Doncaster, Mexborough, Conisbrough, Hatfield and the nearby area. Practical tests are rather unpredictable—you’ll never know for sure what route the examiner will take you on. As such, the more accustomed you are to the area, the better off you’ll perform in the long run. Noteworthy road features nearby include A routes like the A18 an A630. Want to know more about Doncaster? Feast your eyes on the resources below:

Doncaster Test Route

You won’t be able to practice for your exact test route, as the DVSA stopped publishing routes to prevent candidates from memorizing them. As with every other test centre route, however, the Doncaster test route will incorporate a varied range of road types to keep you on your toes and to ensure that the examiner is able to see your full driving ability. Try to practice as many traffic systems and road types as possible—you’ll want to be fully prepared for your test route.

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Doncaster Test Pass Rates

Pass rates are always an area of interest for learner drivers. Let’s start off with the most general stat—the national average currently stands at 47%. For learners in Yorkshire and the Humber, this stands almost the same at 47.1%. If you’d rather look at specific areas, you can take a look at driving test pass rates by area. Alternatively, if you want to see pass rates from Doncaster test centre from the last five years, look below…

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
49.1% 48.8% 47.9% 45.7% 45.3%

While Doncaster has been skirting above and below the national average in recent years, you should remember that as long as you listen to your instructor and practice, you have every chance in the world of passing.

What If I Can't Go To Doncaster?

If you can’t take your test at Doncaster test centre, there are others in South Yorkshire to head to. The nearest alternate centre is Rotherham.

What To Expect On The Day

So you’ve finished your driving lessons—what’s next? Your practical test, of course! All you’ve got to remember on the day of your test is to:

  • Get there 10 minutes early
  • Bring your provisional licence

Your test—which will last 40 minutes—will begin before you even step foot into your car. You’ll start off with an eyesight test before moving onto the “show me, tell me” section. Here, you’ll be asked two maintenance questions, e.g., “Show me how you would check the handbrake for excessive wear”. One question will be asked before you start driving and the other whilst you’re driving. The independent driving section—lasting 20 minutes—will involve you following a route using a sat nav. Alternatively, 1 in 5 candidates will be asked to use traffic signs. Manoeuvres will also play a part in your practical:

  • Parallel parking
  • Bay parking
  • Pulling up on the right

Once you’ve finished your test, the examiner will let you know the results. They will give you your test pass certificate if you passed, and ask for your provisional so that they can send off for your new licence. If you failed, they will give you written and verbal feedback regarding your mistakes—this is very important if you want to pass your practical the next time you take it.

But What If I Fail?

There it is—the f word. Fortunately, it’s not too much of an issue for learner drivers. For some people, it just takes a second or third try. If that’s the case, you just need to take the feedback your examiner gave you into consideration—it’s all about learning from your mistakes.

If you failed your test recently and you’re looking to rebook, PassMeFast can do it for you as soon as two weeks later—after the 10 working day limit. We can even offer refresher courses if you need some more feedback and advice from an experienced instructor. Take a look at our FAQs if you have questions; alternatively, you can get in touch via our website or 0333 123 4949.

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