Situated in the midst of a number of car showrooms, the area surrounding Guildford test centre will certainly put you in the right frame of mind to hit the road! Before you can pick out the latest model, however, you have the small matter of passing the practical test. If you’re biting the bullet and heading to Guildford for your practical, you should do some background reading. To make things easy for you, we’ve compiled our very own guide, complete with directions, pass rates, test routes and much more.
Limited parking is available at this centre
Male and female toilets are available
You can get into the test centre in a wheelchair
Around 10 minutes from the centre of Guildford itself, right next to the River Wey and busy A3, Guildford test centre is an ideal option for many learners in the South East. To get to the centre with little to no fuss, all you’ve got to do is follow these directions. Please be aware that whilst parking is available, it is limited, so make sure you get there early.
Guildford test centre is ideally located for driving tests. The industrial estate it’s situated in provides a constant stream of traffic and congestion—not great in normal driving, but it does allow an examiner to see how you perform under pressure! Local roads like the A25 and busier routes around the town centre also allow for enough variety in road conditions to put candidates through their paces on the test. Looking for more general information about Guildford itself? Check out the links below.
Before you start searching for Guildford test routes, you should know that the DVSA doesn’t publish test routes anymore. By doing so, they can make sure that the driving test reflects real-world conditions and a learner’s driving ability (as opposed to their memorisation skills). If you’re taking lessons with an ADI, however, you’ll no doubt be familiar with most of the test route by the time you head in for your practical. After all, your instructor will know the area like the back of their hand—and they’ll take the time to show you around. Still feeling unsure? Take a look at videos of Guildford test routes on YouTube to get a better idea of what might come up.
If you’re anything like our other learners, you’re probably curious about how others fare on their driving tests. On a general note, the national average in the UK is 47.0%. If you’re wondering how age, location and gender impact pass rates, head on over to our guide to driving test pass rates. As for those at Guildford test centre, check out the stats from the last five years below.
As with other test centres in Surrey, those heading to Guildford test centre don’t have much to complain about—pass rates have been above the national average in the last couple of years. Of course, sometimes it takes a few attempts to pass the driving test. So, don’t concentrate on the stats too much!
Panicking about your driving test? It doesn’t matter where in the UK you’re taking your test; it will follow the exact same structure. In terms of preparation, you need to arrive at Guildford 10 minutes early with your provisional. Your test will then consist of:
The test route will eventually lead you all the way back to Guildford test centre. Once you’ve parked the car, you’ll be told the results of your test. Regardless of the outcome, you’ll be given a feedback sheet that will list any faults you made. If you’re successful in your endeavour, you’ll also be handed a test pass certificate—perfect for showing off to your friends.
As with any other test, failing isn’t uncommon with driving tests. If you’re unlucky enough to have failed your test, you should take a close look at your feedback sheet—you can concentrate on the areas you accumulated faults in. If you’re eager to get back behind the wheel, PassMeFast can speed up the process by fast-tracking your test. We can even offer refresher courses. To get started, ring us on 0333 123 4949 or contact us online.
Not interested in wasting months learning to drive in hourly instalments once a week? PassMeFast has designed its crash course packages to be taken at an intensive or semi-intensive pace. Working with one of our DVSA-approved instructors, you’ll slot your lessons around your schedule and overall availability. So, if you’re looking to become a qualified driver in the Guildford area ASAP, check out our course prices. Then, give us a call on 0333 123 4949, or book a course online.