Bromsgrove Test Centre

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. Read on for more information!


C/o Halfords
114 Birmingham Road
B61 0DF

Tests Offered at Bromsgrove

– Car

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. Of course, if you’re still uncertain, we’d advise you to use a sat nav to find your way.

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.

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.