Wakefield

Located in West Yorkshire on the River Calder, Wakefield test centre is moderate in size and can be found in the vicinity of ALS Environmental, Gordons Tyres and Silkwood Farm Dining& Carvery. The centre receives its fair share of learners each year. If you're heading here for the final step in your driving journey, we'd recommend getting to know it better. Read on for directionspass ratestest routes and much more about Wakefield.


Address

Mothers Way Silkwood Park Wakefield Ossett West Yorkshire WF5 9TR

Tests Offered at Wakefield

  • Car
  • Motorcycle module 1
  • Motorcycle module 2

Parking

Parking spaces are available at this centre

Toilets

Male, female and disabled toilets are available

Disabled Access

You can get into the test centre in a wheelchair

Phone Number

0192 4274718

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Situated to the west of Wakefield, and to the east of Dewsbury, Wakefield test centre is ideally located near the A638—making it easily accessible for all learners located in the Wakefield area. Never been to the test centre before? Want to have a look around before your lessons start? Follow the directions here

A Bit More About Wakefield

Taking your test in the Wakefield area—as with any other test centre area—means you'll have to face all the local roads in your test. Wakefield comes with a fair share of both residential and urban roads—you'll have to tackle quieter areas around Low Laithes Golf Club and busier areas near the bustling A638. For more general information about Wakefield, check out the links below. 

Wakefield Test Route

Looking for the Wakefield test route? Hold your horses! The DVSA no longer publishes routes, so you won’t be able to find anything. While you might not think it, this actually works in your favour. By making the test route unpredictable, you’re able to experience things as you would in real life. That being said, you're not going in entirely blind—your instructor will have had you practicing on the roads they think are most likely to show up on your route anyway. And if you'd like a bette idea of what to expect, just check out videos of Wakefield test routes on YouTube. 

Wakefield Test Pass Rates

Curious as to how other drivers perform on the day of their tests? If you look hard enough, you’ll find all sorts of statistics. For example, did you know that the national average is currently 47%? If you’d like to see more interesting stats, take a look at these driving test pass rates. Alternatively, check out below to see how learners at Wakefield have performed in the last five years...

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
41.5% 42.9% 46.4% 46.6% 48.7%


Wakefield has performed relatively well in the past few years—skirting above and below the national average. While it’s tempting to rely completely on statistics, you should bear in mind that it’s your own individual ability that determines the outcome of your practical. Be honest with yourself and try to pinpoint those weak areas so you can improve on them before your test.

What If I Can't Go To Wakefield?

Fortunately, there’s an abundance of test centres in West Yorkshire to take advantage of. If—for whatever reason—you can’t head to Wakefield, Pontefract and Heckmondwike are also an option.

What To Expect On The Day

Once you’ve completed your driving lessons or course, you should finally be ready for your practical test. Just relax and take it easy—you should be more than prepared. All you’ve got to do is get to Wakefield 10 minutes early and bring your provisional licence. 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:
    • Parallel parking
    • Bay parking
    • Pulling up on the right
  • Twenty minutes of independent driving, during which you’ll either follow sat nav directions or sign posts to reach a set destination

Once your test is over, the examiner will tell you whether you’ve passed or failed. No matter what the outcome is, you'll be given a feedback sheet detailing any faults you made during the test. You'll also be given additional verbal feedback. If you are successful, you'll receive a test pass certificate and have the opportunity to send off for your new licence. 

But What If I Fail?

Don’t worry if you failed your test—it’s more common than you’d think. Instead of dwelling on your mistakes, take the feedback given to you by your examiner to improve your driving before you go in for another test. If you want to retake your test, get PassMeFast to fast-track it for you. To get everything sorted today, give us a call on 0333 123 4949, or contact us via our website to get started.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

Traditional driving schools tend to offer lessons that span across months. This can be disadvantageous, as you end up having to refresh your knowledge with each lesson because they’re so far apart. PassMeFast offers a different approach—with intensive and semi-intensive courses, you can build up your knowledge quickly and consistently. Our fast-track practical tests allow you to take your tests weeks or even months ahead of standard DVSA waiting times. 

Don’t waste time—pick a course package from our course prices and give us a ring on 0333 123 4949 to get started. Or, if you’d prefer, you can book a course online right now!