If you’re a learner driver in Leeds, you have two test centres to choose from. One of these is the Horsforth practical test centre, which can be found to the north of Leeds city centre. As with any other test centre, there’s a lot to consider, from its location to its most challenging road features. PassMeFast is always looking for ways to make things easier for learner drivers, which is why we’ve compiled everything you need to know about Horsforth below.
Parking spaces are available at this centre
Male, female and disabled toilets are available
You can get into the test centre in a wheelchair
You can find directions to Horsforth test centre here. If you’ve not yet started your lessons and haven’t been around the test centre yet, don’t worry—your instructor will take you around the area to get you used to things before your test. Horsforth test centre comes with male, female and disabled toilets. It’s also wheelchair friendly and provides parking.
While taking your driving lessons around Horsforth test centre and the Leeds area, you should try to take note of any challenging road features you come across. If there’s a particularly tricky roundabout that you keep tripping up on, why not ask your instructor to test you on it? This will undoubtedly help you improve your weakest driving skills so that you pass your test with flying colours! By the end of your course, you’ll have undoubtedly driven on nearby A roads like the A610 and A660. Want to know more about Horsforth? Try out the following resources:
You won’t be able to find the exact test route for Horsforth because the DVSA stopped publishing them. This was put in place to prevent candidates from practicing routes before their tests. Fortunately, this won’t be much of an issue as most test routes incorporate the same types of difficult areas that examiners like to test students on anyway. For example, they’ll expect you to handle high-speed roads, one-way systems and crossroads. The route will also incorporate a mix of dual carriageways and narrow residential roads which will test your ability to navigate around parked vehicles whilst facing oncoming traffic.
Wondering how to react when you see emergency vehicles? Take a look at our ultimate guide so you can deal with emergency vehicles safely.
Did you know that the national average pass rate in the UK currently stands at 47%? If you’re a learner in Yorkshire and the Humber, this increases minutely by 0.1%. If you’re more interested in Horsforth, check out the pass rates from the last five years below...
The pass rates for Horsforth have been slightly lower than the national average in recent years—only slightly though, so it’s not too worrying. If you’re not convinced, however, just remember that statistics have no impact on your performance. It’s how you act on the day of your test that affects the outcome. As long as you’re well-prepared, you’ll have every chance in the world of getting your licence.
If you can’t head to Horsforth test centre, you don’t have to worry—there’s a great selection of test centres in West Yorkshire that you can head to. The closest alternatives to Horsforth are Leeds and Thornbury.
Once you’ve completed your driving lessons or course, you’ll move on to take your practical test. There’s not much to worry about—and there are plenty of tips if you’re an anxious driver—so all you have to do on the day is:
The practical begins before you even get in the car. The examiner will begin with an eyesight test which involves reading a number plate from 20 or 20.5 metres away. You’ll then be asked two questions involving the maintenance of your car in the “show me, tell me” section, e.g., “Identify where you would check the engine oil level”. One of these questions will be asked before you start driving and the other will be during your test route. The independent driving section tests your ability to follow routes using a sat nav—though 1 in 5 learners will be asked to follow traffic signs instead. The examiner will also test you on the following manoeuvres:
At the end of your test, your examiner will let you know if you’ve passed or failed. If you have passed, you’ll receive a test pass certificate. If you need them to send you your new licence, you’ll have to hand over your provisional. If you were unlucky enough to have failed your test, the examiner will take you and your instructor through your mistakes. The test should take approximately 40 minutes.
If you fail your practical test, you can quite easily book another one. You shouldn’t feel embarrassed about failing—it’s more common than you’d think. The most important thing you can do is pay attention to the examiner’s feedback so you can improve your driving before you take your next practical.
If you’re looking to book another practical test, PassMeFast can get you booked in as soon as two weeks later—after the 10 working day limit stipulated by the DVSA. If you’re not sure we’re the right fit, why not take a look at our customer reviews? To get booked in now, contact us via our website or give us a call on 0333 123 4949.
PassMeFast isn’t like other driving schools. Instead of going through lessons an hour at a time over the space of a few months, PassMeFast offers intensive and semi-intensive courses where you can learn in mere days or weeks, instead of hourly lessons, which are typically spread out over a number of months. By choosing an intensive course, you can build up your knowledge quickly and efficiently so that you’re fully prepared for your test. PassMeFast is also experienced in finding fast-track practical tests so that you can take your tests months ahead of long driving test waiting times.
The road to driving doesn’t have to be long with PassMeFast. Take a look at our course prices to see what we have to offer, and give us a call on 0333 123 4949 to get started! Or, book a course online yourself to take one step closer to getting on the road.