Trowbridge

If you’re taking your driving test in Trowbridge, you’ll be able to find your local test centre in Longfield Community Hall. Situated on Weavers Drive, Trowbridge test centre is right on the doorstep of the town centre, making it convenient to reach for any local learners. If you’re looking to give yourself the best chance of passing your test, you’ll want to take some time to familiarise yourself with Trowbridge test centre. Trust us—the more prepared you are, the better your chances are. So, read our guide below for directionspass ratestest routes and much more!


Address

Longfield Community Centre Weavers Drive Trowbridge Wiltshire BA14 7DZ

Tests Offered at Trowbridge

  • Car

Parking

There are parking spaces available

Toilets

Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Heading to Trowbridge test centre for the first time? Not to worry! We’ve got you covered. If you’re coming from the town centre, just get onto Castle Street, continue onto Brown Street and then, finally, you’ll reach Weavers Drive. If you’re coming in from further away, you can make use of local A roads like the A350 and A361. Unless you’ve got a great memory, we’d recommend using these directions with your sat nav. You don’t want to end up in the wrong place after all!

A Bit More About Trowbridge

If you’re taking your practical at Trowbridge test centre, you’ll want to familiarise yourself with the local area. After all, your test route will take you around some of the most challenging roads that Trowbridge has to offer. With the test centre being so close to the town centre, you can expect to be guided around it at the start of your practical. It’s likely that you’ll encounter a steady stream of traffic, and, potentially, a high number of pedestrians and cyclists. The route will likely take you onto County Way A361, which features a range of tricky roundabouts. There are also lots of nearby residential roads—some are quite compact, so you’ll have to take great care when moving around parked vehicles and pulling away.

At some point during the route, you’ll be asked to demonstrate one of the driving test manoeuvres. You might also be expected to carry out an emergency stop.

Want to get to know more about the Trowbridge area? We’ve got you covered! Have a look at the resources below…

Trowbridge Test Route

If you’ve been scouring the internet for your Trowbridge test route, you’re probably wondering why you’ve come up short. It’s because the DVSA stopped publishing its routes all the way back in 2010. After realising that most learners were simply memorising their routes, the DVSA realised the only way to make the test as realistic as possible was to ban routes. If you’ve taken lessons in your local area, however, you shouldn’t need to worry—your instructor will have prepared you well enough. You can also get a vague idea of what to expect by watching videos of Trowbridge test routes on YouTube, or by downloading our sample Trowbridge driving test routes.

Trowbridge Test Pass Rates

As one of the leading driving schools in the UK, PassMeFast makes it a priority to keep up-to-date with the latest statistics released by the DVSA. After all, there are plenty of interesting trends that can be found. From how your age can affect your chances of passing to manual vs automatic pass rates to the average number of attempts it takes to pass, we’ve explored it all on our blog!

Of course, if you’re not the biggest fan of statistics, you might want us to keep things simple. Learners in the UK have a 45.8% chance of passing their test. This will then vary depending on your test centre choice. If you’re taking your test at Trowbridge test centre, check out pass rates from the last five years in the table below...

2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
59.1% 55.5% 48.8% 49.9% 50.1%

Learners certainly don’t have much to complain about when it comes to Trowbridge test centre’s pass rates. They’ve been above the national average consistently within the last few years. As exciting as this might be, however, we’d urge you to keep a cool head. High pass rates won’t get you through the driving test. So, listen closely to your instructor’s advice and try to prepare for your test as best you can!

What If I Can’t Go To Trowbridge?

If you’ve got your heart set on passing your test by a certain date, it can be disheartening to have to deal with long test waiting times at your chosen test centre. Instead of giving up, however, you can increase your chances of getting an ideal test date by casting your net wider and picking a backup test centre. If you’re sticking close to the Trowbridge area, then your best bet is to head to Westbury test centre or Chippenham test centre.

What To Expect On The Day

The moment you’ve been waiting for is finally here. Your test date has arrived and it’s officially time for you to show off your driving skills and impress the driving examiner. What you do in these forty minutes will determine whether or not you’re ready to hold a full driving licence. No pressure! Though your driving lessons will have prepared you well enough, you might also want to read up on our preparation tips for the driving test just to bolster your confidence.

As eager as you might be to get going, double check that you have your provisional licence with you before you leave for Trowbridge test centre. You will not be able to take the test without it! To give yourself enough time to park up and meet the examiner, you’ll need to get to the test centre 10 minutes before your test starts. (Don’t get there any earlier, otherwise you’ll get in the way of other participants!)

Your driving test will then follow this basic structure:

  • 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

Your test will finally be at an end once the route has guided you back to Trowbridge test centre. You can take a quick breather after parking the car whilst the examiner finishes their paperwork. Whether you’ve passed or failed, you’ll be given a full breakdown of any faults you accumulated with either a physical feedback sheet, or by email via the driving test app.

But What If I Fail?

If you’re worried about the prospect of failing, you’re in the exact same boat as most of our learners. It’s completely understandable. We all tend to think about the worst case scenario just so we can prepare ourselves. So, what happens if you are unsuccessful? It’s simple: you try again! If you want to avoid failing for the same reasons, however, we’d recommend taking a refresher course to iron out any bad habits you might have.

Once you’re ready to take the test again, get PassMeFast to fast-track your test so that you’re not waiting around. To get the ball rolling, give us a ring on 0333 123 4949, or contact us online.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

If you’re looking to get on the road, and don’t fancy waiting months or years to do so, PassMeFast might be the answer for you! Our courses can be taken at a pace suited to you. Depending on whether you’re opting for an intensive or semi-intensive approach, lessons can be taken in 2 to 5 hour blocks at a time. This means you could complete your crash course in weeks, or even days. If that wasn’t enough to grab your attention, you’ll also be assigned your own Booking Agent who will take care of matching you up with a local instructor, booking your test(s) and answering any questions you might have along the way!

If you’re eager to get started, you can take a closer look at our crash course packages over on our course prices page. Need more information? You can read even more detailed descriptions and watch course videos over on our driving courses rundown. Once you’ve picked a course out, you can either book over the phone on 0333 123 4949, or book online.

Learners who have already had experience might struggle with deciding how many more hours they need to become test-ready. Fortunately, we’re here to help! You can either speak with one of our sales advisors over the phone, or use our handy course recommender tool!