Based near Shaw Lane Industrial Estate, on Shaw Wood Way, Doncaster test centre can be found across from Sandall Park. Practically on the doorstep of the bustling A18, Doncaster test centre receives its fair share of visitors each month. If you're looking to put your driving skills to the test here, you might fare better by getting to know more about Doncaster. Read on for directionspass ratestest routes and much more. 


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

Around 10 minutes from the town of Doncaster, and right next to the busy roundabout off Thorne Road and the A18, Doncaster test centre is easily accessible for all learners heading here. If you're interested in taking a look around the centre before your lessons or practical, you can find directions here

A Bit More About Doncaster

Doncaster test centre certainly has enough variety when it comes to road types. Based in the centre of the Doncaster area, this centre will have candidates facing busy A roads like the A18 and A630, narrow residential streets and much more. One thing's for sure, even the most confident of learners will be put through their paces. Want to know more about Doncaster in general? 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 memorising them. You can, however, get a rough idea of what to expect by checking out videos of Doncaster test routes on YouTube and downloading our sample Doncaster driving test routes. 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. Additionally, if you're learning with a local ADI, they'll introduce you to the features likely to show up on your practical.

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 45.9%. For learners in Yorkshire and the Humber, the average stands 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…

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
47.9% 45.7% 44.3% 43.7% 44.0%

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 to Doncaster 10 minutes early—don't forget your provisional. The test 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

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 speed up the process by fast-tracking your test. We can even offer refresher courses if you need some more feedback and advice from an experienced instructor. To get started, simply contact us online, or give us a ring on 0333 123 4949.

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Don’t miss out—browse our course prices and give us a call on 0333 123 4949 to get started. Alternatively, book a course online to take one step closer to getting on the road.