Bromsgrove

If you’re a local to the Bromsgrove area, you’ve likely gone past Bromsgrove test centre without even realising it was there! It’s actually situated in the local Halfords, so it can be hard to spot! Mere minutes from the town centre, you can find Bromsgrove test centre on Birmingham Road, near Bromsgrove Sporting FC. If you’ve chosen to take your test here, you’ll want to get ahead of the curve and get to know as much about it as possible. You can do this by looking at our test centre guide below—you’ll find directionspass ratestest routes and much more!


Address

C/o Halfords 114 Birmingham Road Bromsgrove Worcestershire B61 0DF

Tests Offered at Bromsgrove

  • Car

Parking

Parking spaces are available

Toilets

There are no toilets available at this centre

Disabled Access

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

If you’re a learner driving living in the town centre, you’ll be overjoyed to hear that it’s a simple journey to your local test centre. All you’ve got to do is follow Market Street onto Birmingham Road and there it is! Talk about a walk in the park! Though it might not be as fast if you’re living further afield, there are plenty of A roads that will get you to Bromsgrove test centre easily enough, from the A38 to the A448. You’ve also got motorways like the M5 and M42 to make use of. To ensure you don’t get lost on your first trip to Bromsgrove, however, we’d advise you to follow these directions with a trusty sat nav.

A Bit More About Bromsgrove

In order to make sure that you’re actually ready to take to the road unsupervised, your driving examiner will try to make use of the most challenging road features and traffic systems available in the Bromsgrove area. That’s why we always recommend that learners take their test in their local area—the more familiar you are with the area, the more comfortable you’ll be during the test.

You’ll likely be guided towards the town centre, which can get pretty busy during rush hour. The examiner will likely guide you onto the A38, so you’ll want to pay close attention to any changes in speed limit, and also prepare yourself for congestion depending on the time of day. If you’re not comfortable with roundabouts, you might want to brush up on them—there’s a variety of them scattered around Bromsgrove. You’ll eventually be taken around quieter, residential roads in order to demonstrate one of the driving test manoeuvres. Make sure you’re checking your mirrors frequently here, as you might encounter errant pedestrians and cyclists.

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Bromsgrove Test Route

If you’re getting ready to take your driving test, you’ve likely spent some time trying to find your Bromsgrove test route. Preparation is the key to any test, after all! Unfortunately, the DVSA stopped publishing routes all the way back in 2010. This measure was brought in to make the test as unpredictable as possible. Of course, that’s not to say that you have to be completely in the dark before your test. You can see which roads the examiners favour by watching videos of Bromsgrove test routes on YouTube. Plus, if you’re taking lessons with a local ADI, you can have them give you a mock test or two in order to familiarise yourself with the test format and potential test routes!

Bromsgrove Test Pass Rates

Got a fondness for statistics? What a coincidence! Us too! We’ve got such a love for stats, in fact, that we keep our eyes peeled for the latest statistics from the DVSA. Once we get them, we go through them with a fine-tooth comb to find trends and interesting facts. If you head on over to our blog, you can read up on articles exploring why pass rates are higher at some test centreshow pass rates vary by area and how many average attempts it takes to pass the driving test.

Don’t have the time to take a deep dive into driving test stats? Fine. Your loss! Instead, we’ll give you a quick rundown. Learners in the UK currently have a 45.8% chance of passing the driving test. Not specific enough for you? Check out Bromsgrove’s pass rates from the last five years in the table below...

2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
46.3% 48.1% 48.0% - -

Though we’ve only got pass rates for a few years, they’ve still been above the national average, which is pretty decent. Of course, we’d urge you to look at pass rates with a good degree of caution. Even if Bromsgrove had a 90% pass rate, it wouldn’t mean you’d have it in the bag. You’ve got to show the examiner that you’re actually ready to take to the roads unsupervised. The only way you’re going to do that is through hard work and paying attention to your instructor’s feedback.

What If I Can’t Go To Bromsgrove?

If you’re determined to pass your driving test by a certain date, you might be frustrated by the long driving test waiting times you might have to deal with. Some test centres have to cater to hundreds of learners each month. One of the best ways to ensure you get a test date sooner is to pick a backup test centre. The closest test centres to Bromsgrove are Redditch in Worcestershire or Kings Heath in the West Midlands.

What To Expect On The Day

Though you probably thought this day would never actually arrive, here you are. You’ve only got one final hurdle standing in the way of you and your full driving licence. Yep, that’s right. You’ve only got to ace the driving test and then you can be off on your first road trip! Feeling nervous? Remember, any instructor worth their salt would tell you not to take the test if you weren’t ready. So, if your instructor is happy with you taking the test, you know that you’re more than prepared for it!

As eager as you might be to head to your driving test, be sure to check your pockets, wallet or purse for your provisional licence before you leave. The examiner will ask to see it before the test starts. If you don’t have it, they’ll cancel the test and you won’t receive a refund. If traffic’s an issue in your local area, set off early. You need to be at Bromsgrove 10 minutes before your test is due to start.

Your driving test will follow this basic format:

Park in the nearest bay to the store and report to the DVSA waiting area in the store where the examiner will meet you.

  • 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

After spending forty minutes toiling under the watchful eye of your examiner, your test will finally be at an end once you’ve parked back up at Bromsgrove test centre. Woo hoo! You’ve made it to the end! All that’s left is for you to sit there while your examiner tots up any driving test faults you might have made along the way. They’ll give you your result and a breakdown of your faults on a physical feedback sheet or over email via the driving test app.

But What If I Fail?

If looking at driving test pass rates has you panicking about your chances of passing your driving test, relax! Even if you do end up failing, it’s really not the end of the world. Sure, it’s a disheartening experience, but, it’s also a useful experience. Once you know what the test structure’s like, and how it feels to have an examiner watching your every move, it doesn’t seem half as terrifying the next time around. If you don’t succeed once, try again (and again, if need be!).

Of course, if you want to increase your chances of getting it right on your next attempt, you might want to try a refresher course. By working with an experienced instructor, you can work on your weaknesses and get test-ready. We’ll even throw in a fast-track practical test if you’ve not got a test booked yet! To get started, give us a call on 0333 123 4949, or contact us online.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

If you’re a learner driver located in Bromsgrove, or elsewhere in Worcestershire, you’ll be pleased to hear that PassMeFast’s intensive and semi-intensive courses are available in your area! That means you could potentially get your full driving licence in a matter of weeks or even days, rather than months.

Depending on your preferences and availability, your lessons could span between two to five hours long at a time. During this time, your PassMeFast instructor will help you familiarise yourself with the area around Bromsgrove test centre, all the while building up your skills enough to impress the driving examiner. You’ll even have your very own Booking Agent who will find you that perfect test date and be on hand to answer any queries you might have.

Raring to go? Head on over to our course prices page or driving courses rundown for more information about our tailored crash course packages. Once you’ve got one picked out, you can book in over the phone on 0333 123 4949, or online. If you’re stuck between courses, give our course recommender a spin. In a matter of minutes, you’ll be given your ideal PassMeFast course!