If you’ve decided to take your practical at Worcester test centre, you can find it on Stanier Road, just off Brindley Road, not far from the local MOT centre. It’s a 15 minute drive from the city centre, so local learners don’t have to travel too far. Now, one of the first pieces of advice we give to learners is to get to know their chosen test centre properly. The more prepared you are, the better off you’ll be in the long run. That’s why we’ve compiled our very own test centre guides. Below, you’ll find directions, pass rates, test routes and much more!
A car park is available at the test centre
Male and female toilets are available
Arrangements will be made at this test centre if you have a disability
Trying to reach Worcester test centre from the city centre? You’ll want to start things off on Lowesmoor before reaching Tolladine Road. Next, you’ll want to drive onto Middle Hollow Drive, Woodgreen Drive, Brindley Road and, finally, Stanier Road. Trust us, it’s a lot easier (and faster) than it sounds. If you’re travelling to Worcester test centre from further away, there are plenty of nearby A roads to make use of—from the A449 to the A4440 to the A38. To make sure there aren’t any hiccups along the way, we’d recommend that you follow these directions with your sat nav. You don’t want to end up in the wrong place after all!
If you’re taking the practical at Worcester test centre, you’d best prepare yourself for a challenge. Your examiner has a range of tricky road features and types at their disposal for the test route. They’ll undoubtedly take you around the city centre during the practical. So, make sure you’re prepared to switch between different speed and traffic systems. Depending on the time of day, you might also end up facing a lot of stop-start traffic. You’d best be comfortable with high speed A roads, as you’ll likely be guided onto at least one during your practical.
Worcester has plenty of local residential areas which are ideal for when the examiner asks you to pull over and demonstrate one of the reversing manoeuvres. It’s also a great way to test your skills with manoeuvring around parked vehicles whilst dealing with oncoming traffic. You might have spotted the M5 nearby, but don’t worry: it won’t feature on your test. (If you’re learning with a local ADI, they’ll make sure you get some motorway practice in so that you know what to expect once you’ve passed!)
Want to know more about Worcester itself? Check out the list of handy resources we’ve compiled below...
Been trying to find your Worcester test route? Wondering why you’re coming up short? It’s simple, really. The DVSA stopped publishing its routes in 2010, so any routes you find are outdated. They did this in order to make the test unpredictable and more reflective of what real life driving is like. Of course, that doesn’t mean you have to go in blind. If you watch videos of Worcester test routes on YouTube, or download our sample Worcester driving test routes, you can still get a rough idea of what to expect. Additionally, if you’re taking lessons with a local ADI, you’ll gain experience on the very same roads likely to appear on your test route.
As a provider of intensive and semi-intensive driving courses, we have an understandable interest in the latest statistics released by the DVSA. It’s why we create articles dedicated to topics ranging from manual vs automatic pass rates to pass rates by area to why some test centres have better pass rates. If this is an area that interests you too, you might want to head on over to the PassMeFast blog.
If you’re not so inclined, we’ll give you a quick rundown instead. Learner drivers in the UK currently have a 45.8% chance of passing their test. As for those heading to Worcester, check out pass rates from the last five years in the table below...
Learners taking their test at Worcester haven’t got much to complain about in the way of pass rates—they’ve been above the national average. Of course, as interesting as this is, it’s important that you don’t take it too seriously. The examiner won’t pass you simply because Worcester’s pass rates are pretty decent. They’re going to pass you only if they think you’re ready to take to the roads unsupervised. So, don’t spend too long gazing happily at pass rates. Instead, focus on your lessons and give it your all!
If, for whatever reason, you’ve decided that Worcester simply isn’t the test centre for you, or you’ve decided to cast your net wider with a backup option, you can simply pick another one in your local area! Your nearest options in Worcestershire are Bromsgrove and Redditch.
After spending what probably feels like years learning to drive, your driving test date is finally upon you. Before you start panicking, remember how far you’ve come. You’ve got the basics sorted, you aced your way through the advanced skills and your instructor no longer berates you for forgetting to check your mirrors. You have got this! (If you’re still feeling shaky, keep repeating the last sentence to yourself in the mirror. It should do the trick.)
If you’ve got the memory of a goldfish, this point is especially important. Do not, under any circumstances, forget to bring your provisional licence with you. If you do, the examiner won’t let you take the test and you will not get a refund for the test cancellation. Also, to give yourself enough time to park up and head to the reception area, you’ll need to get to Worcester test centre 10 minutes before your test is due to start.
Your driving test will follow this basic format:
Your 40 minutes of torture (or heaven, if you happen to enjoy driving and/or tests) will finally be at an end once the examiner has guided you back to Worcester test centre. So, you can sit back and relax for a few minutes. During this time, the examiner will finish filling out their paperwork. As soon as they’re done, they’ll let you know whether you’ve passed or failed. Regardless of the result, you’ll receive a breakdown of your faults on a physical feedback sheet or by email through the driving test app.
Trying to plan ahead for the worst case scenario? You wouldn’t be the first learner driver to do so! If things don’t go according to plan with your test, then your next step is pretty simple: get back behind the wheel. There’s no point in taking a long break, or putting an end to your learning journey. The best thing to do is try again—trust us, you’ll get there eventually!
If you want to increase your chances of passing on your next attempt, we’d recommend taking a refresher course. This will give you time to brush up on your advanced skills and build up your confidence. We can even add on a fast-track practical test. To get started, give us a bell on 0333 123 4949, or contact us online.
Want to get your driving licence? Tired of dragging your feet? PassMeFast might well be the perfect solution! Our courses are designed to be taken on an intensive or semi-intensive basis, depending on what your availability is like. With us, you’re the one in the charge—you can opt for lessons that last between two to five hours at a time. These lessons will be taken with an experienced, local instructor who will help you get to grips with all the driving skills you’ll need to pass the test with flying colours. They’ll also ensure you’re familiar with the roads around Worcester test centre and Worcestershire in general.
Ready to feature in our pass photo of the week? Have a look at our course prices page to see what our crash course packages are like. If you’re looking for more information, our driving courses rundown should do the trick. Once you’re ready to take the first step on your learning journey, give us a call on 0333 123 4949 to book in, or book online.
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