Birmingham (Kingstanding)

If you're a learner driver in Birmingham, you're in luck—you've got a great selection of driving test centres to choose from. Located to the north of Birmingham, Kingstanding test centre can be found on Birdbrook Road, right next to the Kingdom Hall of Jehova's Witnesses. If you've decided to take the plunge and take your test at Kingstanding, find out more about it below. Read on for directionspass ratestest routes and much more about Kingstanding.


205 Birdbrook Road Kingstanding Birmingham West Midlands B44 9UL

Tests Offered at Birmingham (Kingstanding)

  • Car


Parking is available at this test centre


Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

Arrangements will be made for wheelchair users

Phone Number

0121 3604504

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Based on Birdbrook Road, around 15 minutes from the centre of Birmingham, Kingstanding test centre is easy enough to get to for learners living in North Birmingham—particularly with the vicinity of thebusy A4041 and M6. If you haven’t yet ventured out to Kingstanding test centre, you can get there by following these directions. Please note that when you're parking at the test centre, there’s a one-way system in operation.

A Bit More About Kingstanding

The practical test is designed to put your newfound driving skills to the test by using nearby roads and features. Kingstanding test centre is surrounded by an even mix of residential and urban roads—not to mention tricky one-way systems, crossroads and dual carriageways. For more general information about Kingstanding, check out the resources below. 

Kingstanding Test Route

The DVSA no longer publishes test routes, so you won't be able to get your hands on an up-to-date Kingstanding test route. Fortunately, you can look at which specific roads might crop up by checking out videos of Kingstanding test routes on YouTube or by downloading our sample Kingstanding driving test routes. Additionally, if you're learning with a local ADI, they'll be able to predict which roads might crop up on your practical. Throughout your lessons, they'll introduce you to these roads and conditions, so that you'll be more than prepared by the time your practical rolls on by. 

Kingstanding Test Pass Rates

For those of you who like stats and figures, we’ve put together a few interesting driving test pass rates. On a general note, the average pass rate for the UK is 45.9%. If we’re narrowing it down further, those of you in the West Midlands have a 45.1% chance of passing. To narrow it down further—and make it more interesting—we’ve compiled pass rates for Kingstanding test centre...

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
34.8% 35.4% 36.9% 37.6% 33.8%

Eeek. The pass rates for Kingstanding aren’t exactly comforting, that’s for sure. Fortunately, you should feel a little bit relieved knowing that it’s all on your shoulders. As long as you listen to your instructor, you should be ready to face anything the examiner throws at you on the day of your practical.

What If I Can’t Go To Kingstanding?

There are plenty of practical test centres in the West Midlands. So, if Kingstanding is off the table, why not head to Sutton Coldfield or The Pavilion?

What To Expect On The Day

To make things nice and simple for you, we’re going to give you a full run-through of what will happen on the long-awaited day of your practical. For starters, you need to get to Kingstanding 10 minutes early with your provisional. Your test will then consist of: 

  • 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

At the end of your test, you’ll park back up at Kingstanding test centre. Not to worry—you’ll get the results of your practical straight away. Regardless of the outcome, you'll be given a feedback sheet which will include any faults you may have accumulated along the way. If you do pass, you'll be able to pose for a great pass photo with your very own test pass certificate. 

But What If I Fail?

It doesn’t matter if it only took your best friend one try to get their licence—no two learner drivers are exactly alike. We all learn at different paces and we all react to tests in different ways. Some people get nervous and need more than one attempt to get something just right. If you’re looking to get back in the car and get that licence, get PassMeFast to book you back in ASAP! All you’ve got to do is call us on 0333 123 4949 or contact us online.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

All learners are different. It’s for this reason that PassMeFast decided to offer a wide range of intensive—and semi-intensive—courses to suit all types of learner drivers for practical test centres across the UK. With a PassMeFast course, you’ll be matched with a local, experienced ADI who will ensure you’re test-ready in no time. And with our fast-track practical tests, you won’t be waiting around. Simply take a look at our course prices and all us on 0333 123 4949 or book it online.

At PassMeFast, people get passed fast (if the name didn’t clue you in!). Not convinced? Take a look under the hood and check out Daniel’s pass story—beginner to driver in 7 days.