Burgess Hill Test Centre

If you’re a local to the Burgess Hill area, you might have found yourself going past the test centre without even knowing it. In fact, it’s situated just off Charles Avenue, right next to the A273. This test centre has been a challenging final hurdle for hundreds of learner drivers each year. If you’re taking the plunge here, give yourself an edge by preparing properly. Read on for more information!


Off Charles Avenue
Victoria Industrial Estate
Burgess Hill
West Sussex
RH15 9AG

Tests Offered at Burgess Hill

– Car
– Motorcycle module 1
– Motorcycle module 2
– ADI part 3

How To Get There

If you’re heading to the test centre from Burgess Hill, start off by getting onto Station Road. Next, turn onto the B2036, then the A273. Carry on driving until you make a turn onto Charles Avenue. Meanwhile, Burgess Hill test centre is easily accessible for all learners in West Sussex thanks to nearby A roads like the A23 and A273. Of course, if you’re still uncertain, we’d advise you to use a sat nav to find your way.

A Bit More About Burgess Hill

Learner drivers heading to Burgess Hill test centre for their practical had better tread lightly—the area’s got a range of tricks up its sleeve. We hope you’re not too scared of roundabouts if you’re biting the bullet here, as there’s a series of them scattered along the nearby A273. The test centre happens to be close to a few local schools, so you’ll need to keep an eye out for pedestrian crossings and changes in speed limits. Your route will also lead you towards a quieter residential estate or car park in order for you 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.