Learner drivers heading to Lichfield test centre for their practical shouldn’t have too much difficulty locating it. Situated on Lower Sandford Street, right next to the bustling Western Bypass, Lichfield test centre is in close proximity to Festival Gardens and Staffordshire University. If you’re taking the plunge here, why not get to know Lichfield test centre a bit better? Our guide below will take you through directionspass ratestest routes and much more!


Lower Sanford Street Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 6RB

Tests Offered at Lichfield

  • Car


Car parking spaces are available


Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

You can get into the test centre in a wheelchair

Phone Number

0154 3262809

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Conveniently located in the centre of Lichfield, learners can reach the test centre easily enough by taking A roads like the A38 and A51 until road signs take you to Lower Sandford Street. If you’re not entirely sure what way to approach from, why not let your sat nav do the heavy lifting? Simply input these directions and your sat nav will give you the best route. Once you’re used to the area, of course, you’ll be able to head there with your eyes closed!

A Bit More About Lichfield

If you’re looking to become a fully qualified driver at Lichfield test centre, prepare to face a range of road features and types. The examiner will take you through narrow streets with tricky junctions—so make sure your observations are on point—and onto busier roads like the A38 and A51. If you’re not a fan of roundabouts, you’re out of luck. The examiner will likely take you on the roundabout off Friary Road. With a local university nearby, you might also want to be wary of heavy foot traffic during the week. If you’re looking to familiarise yourself with the area outside of lessons, you’ll first want to find out who can sit with a learner driver. You don’t want to break the law, do you?

If you’re on the lookout for more general information on the area of Lichfield itself, check out the links below.

Lichfield Test Route

If you were hoping to get your hands on your exact test day route, you’ll be disappointed to hear that the DVSA doesn’t allow test centres to publish them anymore. Fortunately, however, your test route doesn’t have to be a complete mystery. You can make an educated guess as to what will crop up on your route by watching videos of Lichfield test routes on YouTube or by downloading our sample Lichfield driving test routes. Additionally, you’ll get some hands-on experience on these very same roads with your local ADI.

Lichfield Test Pass Rates

Fascinated by statistics? So are we! That’s why we keep our eyes peeled for the latest statistics from the DVSA. The average pass rate for learners in the UK is currently at 45.9%. If you’re interested in seeing how this is broken down by county, you’ll want to have a look at our handy map showing you driving test pass rates by county. If you’d rather see how learners fare at Lichfield test centre, look no further than our table below...

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
53.0% 53.2% 49.8% 50.3% 48.4%

In all, learners haven’t got much to complain about with Lichfield test centre. Its pass rates have been above the national average, after all. Of course, you should never take pass rates as a serious measure of how well you’ll do on your big day. Instead, you should concentrate on your lessons and pay attention to the advice given to you by your driving instructor.

What If I Can’t Go To Lichfield?

Whether you’re looking for a backup option or an alternative, Staffordshire has plenty of test centres for you to choose from. The closest options near Lichfield are Stafford and Burton-on-Trent.

What To Expect On The Day

In what seems like the blink of an eye, your test date will finally be upon you! Though you might not feel 100% ready, you should remember that your driving instructor wouldn’t let you go in for your test if they didn’t think your driving was up to scratch. It’d be pretty counterproductive! When you go in for your practical, try to get to the centre around 10 minutes early. Do not forget your provisional—otherwise, your test will be cancelled.

The practical test is straightforward enough. It will follow this 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

After 40 minutes or so, you’ll eventually end up back at Lichfield test centre. You’ll be advised to park up and come to a stop. Then, the examiner will walk you through any of driving test faults you might have accumulated during the practical. If you received no more than 15 minor faults, you’ll officially become a fully qualified driver. If you received more, or any major faults, you’ll fail.

But What If I Fail?

Whilst we know it’s always easier said than done, it’s vital that you don’t let it get you down too much. Plenty of learners fail their test—why do you think the national average only stands at 45.8%? The best way to get over failing your test is to get back behind the wheel with your instructor. Trust us, with a refresher course, you’ll be raring to go in no time.

Looking to speed things along and get back on the road ASAP? PassMeFast can do all of the heavy lifting and fast-track your test. Just give us a ring on 0333 123 4949 or contact us online.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

Learning to drive shouldn’t have to take months or years. That’s why PassMeFast allows learners to take any crash course package at an intensive or semi-intensive pace. With us, you could become a fully qualified driver in weeks or even days. Our CX Advisers will take your requirements into consideration as they find you ideal test dates and match you with a local ADI. Your instructor will then work with you to slot your lessons around your schedule. They’ll even pick you up from your home or workplace!

Want to move things along? Have a look at our crash course packages on our course prices page. If you can’t decide on a course, answer a few simple questions and our course recommender will give you your ideal PassMeFast course. Once you’re ready, book a course online or give us a ring on 0333 123 4949.