Chichester

If you live in West Sussex, you might decide to take your practical at Chichester test centre. A ten minute drive from the city centre, you’ll be able to find Chichester test centre on City Fields Way, just off Meadow Way. It also happens to be mere minutes from the A27, meaning that it’s convenient for learners across West Sussex. It’s always a good idea to familiarise yourself with your chosen test centre and its local area, which is why we compile our very own essential test centre guides. Read below for directionspass ratestest routes and more!


Address

Wyman House Shopwhyke Road Chichester West Sussex PO20 2AA

Tests Offered at Chichester

  • Car
  • ADI part 3

Parking

Limited parking is available at this centre

Toilets

Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

This centre has no wheelchair access

Phone Number

0124 3783906

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Learner drivers living in or around the city will be pleased to hear that it couldn’t be easier to get to Chichester test centre. All you’ve got to do is get onto the A27 and follow it until you turn onto Meadow Way. Don’t panic if you’re coming in from further away. Nearby A roads like the A27, A24 and A259 make it a piece of cake to get to the test centre. If your instructor hasn’t had the chance to take you around Chichester yet, and you’re looking to sneak a peek, just follow these directions with your sat nav.

A Bit More About Chichester

In order to make sure you’re actually ready to take to the roads unsupervised, your driving test route will take you on an even mix of quiet residential areas and high-speed A roads, not to mention any local, challenging features. It’s likely that you’ll have to deal with the roundabout on the A27, as it happens to be just near the test centre, before heading towards the centre of Chichester. In rush hour, this means you might have to deal with congestion and a lot of stop-start traffic. Your test route will eventually start to slow down as the examiner takes you around a residential area—not just to test you on the manoeuvres, but also to see how well you adjust to meeting oncoming vehicles whilst moving around parked vehicles.

More interested in the general area of Chichester? These resources might be just what you’re looking for:

Chichester Test Route

The purpose of the driving test is to ensure that you’re actually ready to take to the roads without the supervision of your driving instructor. The DVSA realised it was therefore counterproductive to give learners access to their potential test routes. So, no matter how hard you look, you won’t be able to find any up-to-date Chichester test routes. Of course, that doesn’t mean your test route has to be a complete mystery. You can still get a vague idea of what to expect by watching videos of Chichester test routes on YouTube, or by downloading our sample Chichester driving test routes.

Chichester Test Pass Rates

If it’s not test routes that learners are after, then it’s almost definitely driving test pass rates. Whether they’re trying to work out their chances of passing or simply measuring themselves up against others, they simply can’t get enough of them! And they’re not the only ones—we love all things stats-related! If you want to do a deep dive into test stats, head on over to the PassMeFast blog. From the average number of attempts to pass the test to whether you can be too old to pass the test, we’ve got plenty to keep you occupied!

Of course, if you’d like to keep things short and sweet, we’ve got your back! UK learners currently have a 45.8% chance of passing the driving test. You can see how learners at Chichester have fared in the last five years in the table below…

2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
53.5% 53.4% 52.9% 54.2% 52.0%

Well, well, well! Just look at these above-average achievers here at Chichester test centre! With pass rates well above the national average in recent years, we wouldn’t blame you for being pretty impressed with Chichester. That being said, you shouldn’t let this push you towards over-confidence. It doesn’t matter how high a centre’s average pass rate is: if you don’t put in the effort, you won’t be posing for your pass photo anytime soon!

What If I Can’t Go To Chichester?

If you’re intent on getting your licence by a certain date, you’ll possibly need to consider branching out further in regards to test centres. If you keep your options open by picking a backup test centre, you’re more likely to get your hands on that perfect test date. Your closest options are Lancing in West Sussex or Portsmouth in Hampshire.

What To Expect On The Day

So the student is almost ready to become the master! Congrats! Your driving lessons are finally at an end and you’ve got one last hurdle to overcome: the dreaded driving test. Though it might be hard to believe, the test will end up being a lot easier than you’re expecting. In fact, in most cases, instructors go out of their way to make their lessons as tricky as possible so that, by the time your test rolls on by, it will seem like an absolute breeze. That’s right—your instructor’s tough love approach has a purpose!

If you want to actually get the chance to sit your test, you’ll need to make sure you’ve got your provisional. The examiner will ask to see it before the test begins, so you won’t be able to weasel your way out of it! You’ll also want to get to Chichester 10 minutes before your test is due to start.

Your practical will then follow this format:

  • 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

As soon as you’ve parked back up at Chichester test centre, you can finally let out a big sigh of relief. The hard part is behind you. All you’ve got to do now is wait for the examiner to finish their paperwork. Relax, eager beaver—it won’t take long. Once you get your result, you’ll also be given a breakdown of any faults you accumulated. You’ll get either a physical copy, or one sent to you by email via the driving test app.

But What If I Fail?

Whilst we understand the need to plan ahead for the worst case scenario, it’s something you really shouldn’t worry about too much. Although it’s certainly an upsetting experience, it doesn’t have to mark the end of your driving journey. There’s always a lesson to be learned from our mistakes. If you failed due to test day nerves, then you at least have first-hand knowledge of the test format now. If you were unsuccessful because of a certain bad driving habit, then you can take a quick refresher course and work on it before you head in for another attempt.

Once you’re ready to give the test another go, you might want to give us a shout. Instead of being stuck with long waiting times, we’ll get you a test date that meets your availability and preferences. Just give us a call on 0333 123 4949, or contact us online to get started.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

If you’re a learner driver situated in Chichester, or further afield in West Sussex, you’ll be pleased to hear that PassMeFast’s intensive and semi-intensive courses are available in your area! What does this mean, for you, you ask? Rather than spacing out lessons over the course of weeks, or months, our courses are slightly more intensive.

With lessons that span between 2 and 5 hours long, learners are in the car for longer, building up their muscle memory, driving skills and confidence. Even better, your lessons revolve around your availability and schedule. It doesn’t matter if you’re a social butterfly, or have bags of time on your hands, your PassMeFast instructor will make sure you fit your lessons in on the approach to your test date.

Ready to get started? Head over to our course prices page to see our crash course packages. Read the descriptions, watch the videos and, once you’ve made your choice, book in online. Alternatively, give us a bell on 0333 123 4949. Stuck between courses? Answer a few questions and our course recommender will do the rest!