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Bletchley Test Centre

Bletchley test centre is located off Wilson Drive and is mere minutes from the town centre. Nearby landmarks include the Blue Lagoon Local Nature Reserve, Bletchley train station and Brunel Shopping Centre. If you’re one of the many learners heading to this particular test centre, you’ll want to make sure you don’t encounter any unexpected surprises on your big day. You can do this by getting to know Bletchley test centre better with our ultimate guide below.

Address

Block 4, Government Buildings
Wilton Hostel, Wilton Avenue
Bletchley
Buckinghamshire
MK3 6DH

Tests Offered at Bletchley

– Car
– ADI part 2
– ADI part 3

How To Get There

If you’re heading to Bletchley test centre from the town centre, it’s a simple drive down Whaddon Way before turning onto Rickley Lane. If you’re coming in from further afield, head towards the centre of Bletchley using local A roads like the A421, A56 or A4146, and you’ll be able to get there just fine. Of course, if you’re still uncertain, we’d advise you to follow these directions using a sat nav.

A Bit More About Bletchley

Though you wouldn’t think it at first glance, Bletchley test centre and the nearby area contains a variety of tricky road types and features. During your practical, you’ll have to test your mettle against one-way systems and tricky narrow streets in the local residential areas. As you move further away from the centre, you’ll move down A roads like the A4146 and A5. If roundabouts aren’t your thing, you’ll want to give them some practice—the Redmoor Roundabout on the A5 can be pretty tricky!

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.