Please be aware that Lower Gornal Test Centre has now closed. Please click here to see other test centres around West Midlands.

Lower Gornal

Based in a detatched house on Lake Street, Lower Gornal test centre can be found next to Nemo's Fish & Chips, JPS and Lower Gornal Post Office. A perfect option for learners located near the outskirts of Birmingham city centre, Lower Gornal oversees a hefty sum of tests every year. If you're heading here, get to know it better below. Read on for directionspass ratestest routes and much more about Lower Gornal.


19 - 21 Lake Street Lower Gornal Dudley West Midlands DY3 2AU

Tests Offered at Lower Gornal

  • Car
  • ADI part 3


Parking is not available at this test centre


Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

Disabled access is available at this test centre

Phone Number

01902 670180

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Based in the centre of Lower Gornal, around 35 minutes from Birmingham, Lower Gornal test centre is easy to get to for all local learners—particularly with the close vicinity of the B4175 and A459. If you've not yet had the chance to look around, simply use these directions. Please note that the centre does not provide parking facilities, so you'll have to park on a nearby residential street. 

A Bit More About Lower Gornal

Lower Gornal test centre presents learners with a wide variety of road conditions and challenges in the Dudley area. From the quieter roads around Cotwall End Local Nature Reserve to the buseier roads heading towards the centre of Dudley, candidates will certainly be put through their paces on their practical test. If you'd like more general information about Lower Gornal, check out these resources...

Lower Gornal Test Route

Athough the DVSA no longer publishes test routes you can still get a rough idea as to which roads might crop up on your route by looking at videos of Lower Gornal test routes on YouTube or by downloading our sample Lower Gornal driving test routes. Your test won't be entirely unpredictable, especially if you're learning with a local ADI. They'll know which roads feature heavily on routes, so they'll be able to incorporate them into lessons. 

Lower Gornal Test Pass Rates

If you’re wondering what other learners are like on their test, look no further—we’ve got some fun pass rates to throw your way. Did you know that the national average for the UK is 45.8%? Those in the West Midlands, however, have a lower chance, coming in at 45.1%. If you’re taking your test at Lower Gornal test centre, take a gander at pass rates from the last five years below...

2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
52.8% 50.9% 51.7% 48.9% 46.1%

Well, we’re pretty impressed by Lower Gornal’s pass rates in recent years—coming out higher than the national average. If you’re not entirely convinced, just remember that sometimes people need a few tries to come out on top. Don’t believe us? Check out the average number of attempts it takes to pass the driving test.

What If I Can’t Go To Lower Gornal?

Lower Gornal isn’t the only test centre that you can take your practical at in the West Midlands. The closest test centre in the vicinity of Lower Gornal is Wolverhampton.

What To Expect On The Day

Congrats! You’re finally ready to take your practical test—pretty exciting, huh? You’ve only got one last hurdle to get over, and then you’re a fully qualified driver! No matter what time your test is at, you need to get to Lower Gornal 10 minutes early—don't forget your provisional! Your test will 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

Once you’ve parked back up at Lower Gornal test centre, you’ll find out how you got on in your test. The examiner will show you which areas you accumulated faults in with a feedback sheet. If you're successful, you'll get your hands on a test pass certificate. 

But What If I Fail?

If at first you don’t succeed, try again. If you haven’t driven in a while after failing, you might want to get some more tuition. Not sure how long you’ll need? We can figure it out for you—one of the many reasons to take a PassMeFast course assessment.

If you'd like to get back on the road ASAP, PassMeFast can fast-track your test. To get things moving, call us on 0333 123 4949 or contact us online.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

PassMeFast doesn’t agree with making learners spend more time and money than they need to when learning to drive. That’s why our courses are designed to be taken intensively or semi-intensively, at a pace suited to each individual learner. We’ve got courses in both transmissions, no matter where you stand on the manual vs automatic debate. Our instructors will get you test-ready in no time at all. 

To get booked in today, give us a call on 0333 123 4949 or book online after looking at our course prices. Yes—it’s that easy!