Birmingham (Garretts Green)

One of the many test centres available in Birmingham, Garretts Green test centre is located around 8 miles from the city centre itself. Based on Granby Avenue, Garretts Green can be found next to Airparks Birmingham, KitchenCraft and Motordepot Birmingham. If you're heading here for your big day, take some time to get to know it a bit better. Read on for directionspass ratestest routes and much more about Garretts Green.


Address

Granby Avenue Garretts Green Birmingham West Midlands B33 0SD

Tests Offered at Birmingham (Garretts Green)

  • Car
  • Motorcycle module 1
  • Motorcycle module 2
  • Lorries, large vehicles and buses

Parking

Parking is available at this test centre

Toilets

Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

N/A

Phone Number

0121 7835302

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Based in Garretts Green, 8 miles from the centre of Birmingham, Garretts Green test centre lies close to Coventry Road and the A452—making it easy to get to for learners located in and around Garretts Green and the wider Birmingham area. Not had the chance to check the test centre out yet? It doesn’t matter how hopeless you are with geography—use these simple directions and you’ll get there just fine. 

A Bit More About Garretts Green

As with other driving test centres, the location of Garretts Green was chosen carefully to ensure examiners would be able to incorporate a broad enough range of road conditions in test routes. Garretts Green can be found near quiet, residential streets and busier urban roads like the A452. For more general information about the town of Garretts Green, follow the links below. 

Garretts Green Test Route

Try as you might, you won't be able to find an up-to-date test route for Garretts Green—the DVSA no longer publishes routes. That being said, you won't have to go into your practical blind. Your instructor will introduce you to the countless rural roads, residential streets and urban areas that are likely to feature on your test. By the time you head out for your practical, then, you should be more than familiar with the wider area around Garretts Green. If you'd like a better idea of what to expect, check out videos of Garretts Green test routes on YouTube. 

Garretts Green Test Pass Rates

Want to measure yourself up against other learner drivers? The pass rate for the entire UK is 47%. Did you know that the area you take your test in can impact your chances? For those in the West Midlands, chances are a little bit lower with a 45.1% pass rate. Even the test centre you take your practical at can impact your chances—as you can see below with Garretts Green’s pass rates from the last five years...

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
39.8% 39.4% 42% 39.5% 40.1%


The pass rates for this particular test centre aren’t exactly the most comforting—they stand lower than both the national and regional average. That being said, we always tell our students to work on their own ability and not to dwell on pass rates. Our ADIs are experienced and know what they’re doing, so pay close attention and you’ll get that shiny new licence!

What If I Can’t Go To Garretts Green?

Garretts Green isn’t the only test centre in the West Midlands. If you’d prefer to try your chances elsewhere, the nearest test centres include South Yardley and Shirley.

What To Expect On The Day

If you’ve not had the chance to look at what the practical test involves yet, don’t worry—we’ll lay it out for you. Your instructor will pick you up from your home on the day of your test, usually with enough time for you to practise for a bit before heading to Garretts Green test centre. All you need to do is get there 10 minutes early with your provisional. Your test will then proceed with: 

  • 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:
    • Parallel parking
    • Bay parking
    • Pulling up on the right
  • Twenty minutes of independent driving, during which you’ll either follow sat nav directions or sign posts to reach a set destination

You’ll get your results as soon as you’ve parked back up at Garretts Green test centre. Yep, it’s that fast! No matter the outcome, you'll get a feedback sheet which will detail any faults you made (if any) during your test. If you do pass, you'll get a test pass certificate and the chance to send off for your new licene. 

But What If I Fail?

Here at PassMeFast, we’ve seen a wide variety of learner drivers pass and fail. Some simply need multiple tries to get it just right. It’s important not to let it get the better of you. Get yourself amped up and ready to pass with one of our favourite success stories—our own pupil Cheryl who passed after 24 years!

If you’re raring to go after reading that inspirational story, give us a ring on 0333 123 4949 or contact us online. We’ll get you booked ASAP with a fast-track practical test. 

Improve Your Chances with PassMeFast

At PassMeFast, we’ve got something to suit everyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re completely new to driving or you’re just looking for a quick refresh. Simply take a look at our course packages—found on our course prices page—and you’ll find something that suits you. All our courses come with a fast-track practical, so you don’t even need to worry about waiting too long. If you’d like to get the show on the road, you can get in touch on 0333 123 4949 or book online.

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