Alnwick Test Centre

Learners in Alnwick will be pleased to know that they have their very own local test centre to head to, meaning you don’t have to travel further afield in Northumberland to take your practical! Located in Roxburgh House on Green Batt, Alnwick test centre doesn’t look like much at a glance. But don’t let that fool you! This test centre has broken the hearts of many learners over the years! Read on for more information!


Roxburgh House
Green Batt
NE66 1LA

Tests Offered at Alnwick

– Car

A Bit More About Alnwick

The location of Alnwick test centre is ideal for practical tests, as it is surrounded by a wide range of traffic and road conditions—allowing examiners to truly test whether or not a learner is truly ready to take to the roads unsupervised.

During your test, you’ll likely stick close to the town centre at first so that your examiner can monitor your clutch control and your ability to meet oncoming traffic whilst manoeuvring around parked vehicles. You’ll then proceed onto nearby A roads like the A1 and A1068 so that they can test your speed and hazard perception skills. At some point, you’ll be guided towards a local car park or residential area to complete a driving test manoeuvre.

What To Expect On The Day

After hours of driving lessons, your test date is finally upon you. Talk about nerve-wracking. If your confidence isn’t quite where you hoped it would be, we’d advise you to read up on our top six ways to relax before your driving test.

Before you jet out of the front door on your big day, there’s one important question you need to ask yourself: do you have your provisional licence? If the answer’s no, you can wave goodbye to taking your test. You need to have your provisional licence with you to take the driving test, otherwise you will be turned around, so double-check you’ve got it before you leave. Additionally, you’ll want to get to the test centre 10 minutes before your test is due to start.

Your driving test will 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 you get back to the test centre and park your car, the test will officially end. The examiner will then walk you through the feedback sheet and list any driving test faults, whether they are minors or majors, that you may have accumulated. If you fail, keep hold of this sheet as it can be used to help you figure out which areas you need to improve on for your next test attempt. If you pass, you’ll also be handed a test pass certificate.

But What If I Fail?

Like any other test you take in life, if all doesn’t go according to plan with your driving test and you end up failing, it’s as simple as trying again. Of course, we don’t recommend just heading back in without any preparation. Instead, take some time to improve on the areas in which you picked up the most faults in. The best way to do this is by taking a refresher course with an instructor. They’ll be able to give you pointers to ensure you don’t trip up on them again.