Rugby test centre is situated on Somers Road and is a 10 minute drive from the town centre, making it an ideal choice for learners living in Rugby. The centre is close to the A4071, Rugby Parkour Park and a range of other local businesses, meaning it can get a bit hectic during rush hour. If you’ve decided to bite the bullet and take your driving test here, we’d like to give you one piece of advice: make sure you’re familiar with Rugby test centre. One of the best ways to do this is by reading our essential test centre guide—it features directions, pass rates, test routes and much more!
There are parking spaces available at this centre
Male and female toilets are available
If you’re attempting to reach Rugby test centre from the town centre, you’ll want to get yourself onto Lawford Road. Keep on driving until you find Addison Road, then follow Somers Road until you reach Aspect House. Don’t worry if you’re coming in from further afield in Warwickshire: there are plenty of nearby A roads like the A4071 and A45 that will get you there in one piece. There’s also the M5. If you’re taking a sneak peek at Rugby test centre before your driving lessons start, we’d suggest following these directions with your sat nav. We know how easy it is to make a wrong turn after all!
The test route chosen by your driving examiner will include most, if not all, of the challenging road features and traffic systems in the Rugby area. This is to ensure you’re truly ready to take to the roads unsupervised. So, you’d best be prepared! Things will start out slightly hectic around the test centre, due to its proximity to local businesses and the bustling A4017. This will undoubtedly continue as you progress closer to the town centre, so make sure you’re on the ball with your clutch control. You’ll also need to keep your eyes peeled for changes in speed limit, as there are many local schools in the nearby area.
It won’t all be fast and furious, however. Your examiner will also take you around some of the quieter, residential roads in Rugby. This will test your confidence and ability with meeting oncoming traffic whilst moving around parked vehicles. It will also likely be the stage for your demonstration of one of the driving test manoeuvres.
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Though in the past you’d have been able to get your hands on your exact Rugby test route, since 2010, test routes are no longer available to the public. The DVSA did this in order to make the test as unpredictable as possible for learners—thus reflecting what real life driving can be like. Of course, that doesn’t mean you have to be unprepared for your test. You can see which roads are likely to feature on your practical by watching videos of Rugby test routes on Youtube, or by downloading our sample Rugby driving test routes. Remember, you’ll also get some first hand experience on the roads in your local area during your driving lessons.
Unsurprisingly, a lot of our learner drivers like to read up on driving test pass rates. They do this either to determine what their chances of passing are, or to figure out how other learners have performed. In any case, we make a point of compiling the latest driving test pass rates on our blog—from why pass rates are higher at some test centres to pass rates by county to manual vs automatic pass rates.
Not got the time to give our blog posts a read? (There’s always time for stats!) That’s fine. We’ll keep things short and sweet just for you. Learners in the UK currently have a 45.8% chance of passing their test. As for those heading to Rugby, check out the test centre’s pass rates from the last five years in the table below...
With pass rates mostly resting just above the national average, we can see why you might be disappointed in Rugby test centre. We’re going to let you in on a little secret though. Pass rates aren’t actually reflective of how well you’ll do on your big day. It’s all ultimately down to how well you demonstrate your driving skills and confidence to the examiner. So, work hard, pay attention to your instructor’s advice and try to keep a cool head!
If you’ve had a bad experience at a test centre more than once, it can make you want to look for an alternative test centre. Or, if you’re itching to get passed fast, you might be on the lookout for a backup test centre in order to get a test date that much faster. Whatever your case is, you’ve got plenty of options. The closest test centres to Rugby are Coventry in the West Midlands and Nuneaton in Warwickshire.
After spending hours working your way through the basics of driving, all the way to the advanced skills, you’re finally ready to take the dreaded driving test. If you don’t feel 100% ready, think about how far you’ve come. No matter how bad your nerves get, remember that you’ve finished the lessons and your instructor believes you’re ready. So, give yourself a pep talk in the mirror and prepare to take that last step across the finish line!
Before you head out for your test, you need to do one thing: check you have your provisional licence. If you don’t bring it, your test will be cancelled and you won’t receive a refund. Make sure you’re not running late either—you need to be at Rugby test centre 10 minutes before your appointment is due to start.
Your driving test will follow this basic format:
After approximately 40 minutes, your test route will eventually guide you back to Rugby test centre. You’ll be told to park the car and turn off the ignition. It’s at this point that you can let out a sigh of relief and let yourself relax. You’ll only have to wait a few minutes, then the examiner will give you your result. It doesn’t matter if you pass or fail, you’ll receive a breakdown of any driving test faults you accumulated on either a physical feedback sheet or by email via the driving test app.
Have a tendency to plan for the worst case scenario? Well, you’re not the only learner driver to do so. Most of our learners end up asking us what might happen if things don’t go according to plan on their test. Well, it’s pretty simple really. If you fail your test, you try again. Odds are, now that you know what the test is actually like firsthand, you’ll fly through your next attempt.
Before go in for your next test, you might find it useful to take a refresher course. By spending a few hours with an experienced instructor, you can work on your bad habits and give your confidence a boost. You can even add on a fast-track practical test so that you’re not waiting around. To get things started, give us a call on 0333 123 4949, or contact us online.
Can’t stand the thought of spending months or years learning to drive? You’re in luck! PassMeFast’s intensive and semi-intensive courses are available for learners across Warwickshire. So, if you’ve got a need for speed, we’re the perfect school for you! Once you book in, we’ll sort you out with a local instructor who will have you perfecting the art of clutch control, advanced manoeuvres and much more on the roads around Rugby. The intensity of your lessons is entirely up to you—lessons can last between 2 to 5 hours at a time! We’ll even give you your own Booking Agent who will sort out the admin work, book you a test and be on hand to help you with any problems you might have.
Decided PassMeFast is the school for you? Perfect! Get a better look at our tailored crash course packages by heading over to our course prices page. If that’s not detailed enough, check out our driving courses rundown. Once you’ve picked out a course, you can get the ball rolling by giving us a call on 0333 123 4949, or you can simply book your course online.
Not sure which course is best for you? Don’t panic! You can get some advice from one of our experienced sales advisors over the phone. They’ll be able to walk you through your options and offer you their professional opinion. Alternatively, you can answer a few questions and our course recommender will give you your ideal course!