Around 10 minutes out from Burton-on-Trent, and in close proximity to Wellington Road A5121, Burton-on-Trent is easy enough to reach for learners located in and around Staffordshire. If you’re not too familiar with Burton-on-Trent test centre yet, we’ve got just the thing for you: our essential test centre guide! Below, we’ve compiled all the information you might want to know about your test centre before going in for your practical. From directions to pass rates to test routes, we've got it all!


Wellington Park Burton On Trent Burton Staffordshire DE14 2TG

Tests Offered at Burton-on-Trent

  • Car
  • Motorcycle module 1
  • Motorcycle module 2
  • ADI part 2
  • ADI part 3


There are parking spaces available at the test centre


Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

You can get into the test centre in a wheelchair

Phone Number

0128 3543438

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Approximately 10 minutes from Burton-on-Trent, learners heading out from the town centre can simply follow the A5121 to get to the test centre. If you’re located a bit further afield, the centre is easily accessible from nearby major A roads including the A38, A511 and A444. If you want to get a better look at Burton-on-Trent test centre before your lessons or practical, follow these directions.

A Bit More About Burton-on-Trent

Once your big day finally arrives, the driving examiner will pit you against the most challenging features around Burton-on-Trent test centre. For starters, you’ll have to face a small roundabout just as you come out of the test centre off Wellington Park and Maple Way. If that wasn’t enough, once you head onto the bustling A5121, you’ll have to face an even bigger one!

The examiner will also move you from the busier areas to the quieter residential areas so that you can demonstrate one of the driving test manoeuvres.

If you’re more interested in general information about the area, read up on the resources below.

Burton-on-Trent Test Route

Searching for your test route? You wouldn’t be the first learner driver to try. Unfortunately, the DVSA decided some time ago to stop publishing its routes. This measure was put in place to stop learners from simply memorising routes. After all, is it really a challenge if you know which exact roads you’re going to be taken on? Whilst we can’t offer you an exact route, you can still get a vague idea of what to expect by watching videos of Burton-on-Trent test routes on YouTube or by downloading our sample Burton-on-Trent driving test routes. You’ll likely be more than familiar with most of your test route once you’ve finished your driving lessons.

Burton-on-Trent Test Pass Rates

If you’re anything like our other learner drivers, you’re probably wondering how likely it is that you’ll pass your driving test. We get it—who doesn’t want to have a rough idea of how they’ll perform in a test? Well, on a general scale, the pass rate for the UK as a whole is 45.9%. And what of learners at Burton-on-Trent? See the table below...

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
48.4% 50.9% 55.9% 51.4% 52.1%

Pass rates at Burton-on-Trent test centre have been pretty decent in the last five years—they’re well above the national average. Of course, whilst pass rates are interesting, you shouldn’t really take them to heart. After all, even if your centre has great pass rates, if you don’t put in the proper work with your instructor, you won’t end up passing.

What If I Can’t Go To Burton-on-Trent?

Fortunately for learner drivers, Burton-on-Trent isn’t the only test centre available in Staffordshire. If you’re looking to head elsewhere, or you want to increase your chances of getting that perfect test date, your nearest alternative is Lichfield.

What To Expect On The Day

So your big day is finally here. Pretty exciting, right? If you’re groaning in despair right now, don’t worry too much. Plenty of learner drivers dread their practical test, only to come out with a test pass certificate! Have faith that you’ll do well and you’ll be sure to pass with flying colours. On the day of your practical, get to Burton-on-Trent test centre around 10 minutes before your test is due to start. Make sure you remember your provisional, or your test won’t go ahead.

Your driving test will then follow this very simple format:

  • 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

The test will officially end once you’ve parked back up at Burton-on-Trent test centre. All that’s left is for your examiner to quickly fill in their driving test mark sheet. Then, they’ll give you your result. Dun, dun, dun! If you’re successful, they’ll send off for your full driving licence and give you a certificate. If things don’t go to plan, you’ll want to keep a hold of the mark sheet for future reference.

But What If I Fail?

If you are unlucky enough to have failed your driving test, you don’t have to worry about ending up back at square one. You’ve got the driving skills needed to pass the practical, you just need to iron out your bad habits and make sure you don’t make the same mistakes again. The best way to do this is to look at your feedback sheet and concentrate on the areas you picked up the most faults in.

Once you feel like you’re ready to try the test again, you can get PassMeFast to fast-track your test and get you back on the road. Just give us a ring on 0333 123 4949 or contact us online and we’ll get you booked in.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

Raring to get your licence in Burton-on-Trent? PassMeFast can help with that! Our courses are flexible and designed to be taken at an intensive or semi-intensive pace. Your lessons can take between 2 to 5 hours, depending on how intensively you’d like to learn and how much free time you’ve got on your hands. Don’t worry if you’re busy with work, or you’ve got an intense social life: we can fit things around you! And with our fast-track practical tests, waiting times are a thing of the past!

To get a look at what’s on offer, check out our course prices page or read up on how you can design your own PassMeFast driving course. If you’ve already got some experience under your belt, our course recommender will tell you what your ideal PassMeFast course is. Once you’re ready to book in, give us a ring on 0333 123 4949 or book online.