Berwick-on-Tweed Test Centre

Learners in Berwick-upon-Tweed are spoilt for choice when it comes to test centres! You’ve got your own theory test centre and your own practical test centre! Berwick-On-Tweed, like many practical test centres in Britain, can be found in a local industrial estate. Read on for more information!


Tweedmouth Ind. Estate
Northumberland Street
TD15 2UY

Tests Offered at Berwick-on-Tweed

– Car
– Motorcycle module 2
– Lorries, large vehicles and buses
– ADI part 3

A Bit More About Berwick-on-Tweed

The main reason we urge learners to take lessons in their local area is because the knowledge you accumulate will help you when you take your driving test. Examiners will make use of the roads around Berwick-On-Tweed test centre to test whether or not you’re actually ready to become a fully qualified driver.

They’ll lead you away from the industrial estate (which can get busy during rush hour) and likely direct you towards the town centre. There, they’ll carefully watch as you navigate through different traffic systems and keep your eyes peeled for any errant pedestrians or cyclists. Things will gradually speed up, as they take you on local A roads like the A1 and A698, before slowing back down when they test your ability to demonstrate one of the driving test manoeuvres.

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.