If you’re situated in Warwickshire, you might have decided to take your practical at Warwick test centre. A 10 minute drive from the town centre, Warwick test centre is located on Rothwell Road, just off Wedgnock Lane. The centre is in close proximity to Warwick Bypass and a range of other local businesses, so be prepared for heavy traffic if you’re travelling here during rush hour. Before you head in for your test, might we suggest that you get to know Warwick properly? Don’t worry, we’ve done all the heavy lifting for you here! Just read our essential test centre guide below and you’ll be set—we’ve included directions, pass rates, test routes and much more!
Please do not arrive in the Car park more than 7 minutes prior to your test.
Male and female toilets are available
If you’re trying to get to Warwick test centre from the city centre, simply get onto the A425, then Wedgnock Lane and finally, turn onto Rothwell Road. Easy peasy! If you’re having to travel a bit further, don’t worry. The test centre is close to plenty of A roads like the A46 and A429, not to mention motorways like the M40—meaning, you won’t struggle finding a quick route there! If you’re dying to take a look around the test centre before you start your lessons, you’ll want to follow these directions with your sat nav.
If you’re determined to get your hands on a full driving licence, you’d best prepare yourself for the challenge that is the driving test. Though it won’t be impossible to pass, examiners will make sure it’s difficult enough to weed out the learners who aren’t fully ready to take to the roads unsupervised. The test route used by your examiner will include all of the tricky roads and features that Warwick has to offer.
You’ll undoubtedly be guided towards the centre of town, which, as you can imagine, can get pretty hectic during rush hour. As such, you’ll want to ensure your clutch control is up to snuff for the stop-start traffic you’ll likely encounter along your way. Your hazard perception skills will need to be on point here too—with a range of schools in the local area, not to mention tourist spots, you may come across a few stray pedestrians during your practical. You’ll gradually be moved away from the town centre towards some of Warwick’s more residential roads so that you can demonstrate one of the driving test manoeuvres.
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Been scouring the internet for your Warwick test route? We hate to break it to you, but the DVSA stopped publishing its test routes all the way back in 2010. They realised that many learners were depending entirely on their memorisation skills to pass, instead of refining their driving skills and practising. Don’t fret, though! You can still get an idea of which areas are likely to feature on your test by watching videos of Warwick test routes on Youtube. Alternatively, you can download our sample Warwick driving test routes. (Please be aware that these routes begin from Warwick’s previous location on Budbrooke Road. With it only being a few minutes away from the current location, however, there will be plenty of overlap.)
There are two things that PassMeFast loves. The first is helping learner drivers pass their driving test and pose for pass photos. The second is driving test statistics. It’s for that reason that we keep our eyes peeled for the latest statistics from the DVSA. We then take a deep dive through them to create fun posts like manual vs automatic pass rates, pass rates by area and how many average attempts it takes to pass the driving test.
If you’re not the biggest fan of stats, or you simply don’t have the time to read through our posts, we’ll give you a quick rundown. Those in the UK currently stand a 45.9% chance of passing the driving test. As for those biting the bullet at Warwick, check out the test centre’s pass rates from the last five years in the table below...
As you can see, Warwick’s pass rates have rested above the national average in the last five years. Not too shabby! Before you decide to take a break from your lessons, we’d like to remind you that just because the centre’s pass rates are decent, it doesn’t mean you’ll definitely pass. You’ve actually got to put in the effort to pass. So, stay focused and pay attention to everything your instructor tells you.
When learner drivers come to us, they’re usually looking to get passed by a certain date. One of the best ways to get your hands on a particular test date is to open yourself up to more than one test centre. Having a backup means you might get a test date sooner than you would if you were to stick to one. If you’re looking to stick to Warwickshire, Rugby is your closest option. Alternatively, there’s Birmingham (Shirley) and Coventry in the West Midlands.
So the student is finally ready to become the master...congratulations! A few weeks ago, you were probably struggling to get to grips with the clutch pedal and seconds away from a breakdown. Now, you’re able to complete a reversing manoeuvre without even breaking a sweat! All that’s left for you to do is pass the driving test, then you can start posing with your pass certificate!
Don’t let your excitement get the better of you as you leave for your test. You need to triple check that you have your provisional licence with you. If you forget it, your test will be cancelled and you won’t receive a refund. Make sure your timing is on point here as well—you need to get to Warwick 10 minutes before your test is due to start.
Your driving test will follow this basic format:
(Want to know more about what happens on your big day? Check out our guide to what happens before and after the driving test!)
You can finally take a sigh of relief once you’ve parked back up at Warwick test centre. As soon as you turn off the ignition, you’ll be out of the hot seat and can relax knowing that the examiner’s beady eye is no longer watching your every move. Instead, they’ll be focusing on finishing their paperwork. Once they’re done, they’ll give you a full breakdown of any driving test faults you accumulated on either a physical feedback sheet or over email using the driving test app.
As much as you might not want to think about the prospect of failing, it’s something that many learners end up experiencing (in case the pass rates didn’t clue you in). Sometimes it’s a bad case of the test day nerves, and other times it’s the accumulation of tiny mistakes. It doesn’t really matter why you failed, it’s what you do after that matters. Instead of swearing off driving forever, you should get back behind the wheel and try again.
If you’re feeling shaky in a few areas, or your confidence is in the dumps, try one of our refresher courses. You’ll be raring to go in no time! We can even throw in a fast-track practical test! To get things started, give us a bell on 0333 123 4949, or contact us online.
Looking to get your full driving licence in Warwickshire? PassMeFast might just be the answer to your prayers! Our intensive and semi-intensive courses are designed to cut down the time it takes to go from learner to qualified driver. Meaning, you can build up your muscle memory, driving skills and experience quickly and efficiently. It doesn’t matter if you have a clear schedule or you’re only free at weekends, your instructor will work with you to slot lessons around your availability. You can even choose the intensity of your lessons—from between two to five hours at a time! If that wasn’t enough, we’ll even find you a test date that matches your preferences!
Want to get started today? Check out our course prices page to get a better look at our crash course packages. You can also head on over to our driving courses rundown for videos and further information. Once you’ve got a course picked out, simply book in over the phone on 0333 123 4949, or book online.
If you’re stuck between courses, you don’t have to fret too much—we’re here to help! You can discuss your options with one of our experienced sales advisors. Alternatively, if time is of the essence, try out our course recommender. All you’ve got to do is answer a few questions and you’ll find out your ideal course!