Birmingham (Sutton Coldfield)

Those learning to drive in Birmingham certainly don't have to look far for a local driving test centre. Located on Boldmere Road, 7 miles northeast of the city centre in Sutton, Sutton Coldfield oversees a wide number of driving tests each month. If you've decided to bite the bullet and take your test here, why not get to know Sutton Coldfield better? Read on for directionspass ratestest routes and much more.


110 - 116 Boldmere Road Sutton Coldfield West Midlands B73 5UB

Tests Offered at Birmingham (Sutton Coldfield)

  • Car


Parking is available at this test centre


Toilets are not available

Disabled Access

Arrangements will be made for wheelchair users

Phone Number

0121 3552772

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How To Get There

Located on the bustling Boldmere Road—next to a Tesco Express, UBU Hair and Los Banditos—Sutton Coldfield is easy enough to get to, particularly with the close vicinity of Chester Road A452. Not gotten around to visiting Sutton Coldfield test centre yet? Use these directions, and you'll get there hassle-free. 

A Bit More About Sutton Coldfield

The Sutton area comes with its fair share of urban and quietr residential areas. This even mix is ideal for test centres like Sutton Coldfield—giving candidates plenty of opportunities to show off their range of newfound driving skills. If you'd like more general information about Sutton Coldfield, simply check out the links below.

Sutton Coldfield Test Route

As with any test centre you look at, you won’t be able to get your hands on an exact route for Sutton Coldfield. What you can do to prepare yourself, however, is look at videos of Sutton Coldfield test routes on YouTube or download our sample Sutton Coldfield driving test routes. If you're taking a driving course with an experienced instructor, you'll get an even better idea as to what might crop up on your practical. Armed with experience of sitting on other driving tests, they'll be able to predict which roads are most likely to feature on your test route—enabling you to practice on them before your practical. 

Sutton Coldfield Test Pass Rates

Stats are always a subject of interest for many of our learners and we’re sure you’re no different. Let’s take a look then, shall we? The pass rate for learners in the West Midlands currently rests at 45.1%. What about learners at Sutton Coldfield? Take a look below...

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
41.7% 37.9% 40.3% 37.6% 35.3%

As pass rates go, Sutton Coldfield’s aren’t the worst we’ve ever seen. Whilst they are lower than the national average, they’re not too worrying.

What If I Can’t Go To Sutton Coldfield?

If you’re unable to head to Sutton Coldfield, you don’t need to panic. You’ve got two other options: The Pavilion and Kingstanding.

What To Expect On The Day

No matter how worried you are about your test, remember, your instructor wouldn’t let you take a test if they weren’t absolutely sure of your ability. On the day of your test, the examiner will ask you if you’d like to take your instructor on your test, so make sure you tell your instructor beforehand. Also, remember to get to the centre 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:
  • Twenty minutes of independent driving, during which you’ll either follow sat nav directions or sign posts to reach a set destination

Hate waiting? You’re in luck—you’ll get your results as soon as you get back to Sutton Coldfield test centre. The examiner will tell you if you’ve passed or failed before handing you your feedback sheet. If you do pass, you’ll also get a test pass certificate. The examiner will also ask you if you’d like them to take your provisional and send off for your new licence. 

But What If I Fail?

Almost all learners have failure at the back of their minds—whether it’s during lessons or the test. Unfortunately, there’s no such thing as a guaranteed pass. As long as you have the drive, however, you’ll get the result you want eventually.

Had a recent test that didn’t go according to plan? Not to worry. PassMeFast can fast-track you another one ASAP. Get booked back in with PassMeFast on 0333 123 4949 or contact us online. 

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

If you’re looking for a driving school that lets you determine the pace of your learning experience, you can’t go wrong with PassMeFast. Whether you’re a complete beginner in need of our 48 hour course or brushing up on a few key areas, you can choose to learn in an intensive or semi-intensive manner—according to your own schedule. 

Live life in the fast lane and get learning as soon as possible with PassMeFast. Take a peek at our course prices and give us a call on 0333 123 4949 when you’d like to book in. Or, if you’d prefer, book online today.