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Cambridge Test Centre

Situated in Brookmount Court, Cambridge test centre can be found on Kirkwood Road, just off Kings Hedges Road. With it being so close to a range of other local businesses, don’t be too surprised if you encounter a bit of traffic during peak business hours. The centre itself is conveniently located for local learners, as it’s only a 10 minute drive from the city centre.

Address

Units A & B Brookmount Court
Kirkwood Road
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB4 2QH

Tests Offered at Cambridge

– Car
– ADI part 2
– ADI part 3

How To Get There

If you’re heading to Cambridge test centre from the city centre, you’ll want to get onto Maids Causeway. Then, continue on down Newmarket Road, Elizabeth Way A1134, then turn onto High Street. Next, turn onto Green End Road and follow Kings Hedges Road. This will lead you directly to Cambridge test centre. Don’t panic if you’re not so centrally located. You can reach Cambridge using nearby A roads like the A14 and A10, not to mention motorways like the M11. Of course, if you’re still uncertain, we’d advise you to use a sat nav to find your way.

A Bit More About Cambridge

When it comes to your driving test, the examiner will use everything at their disposal in the Cambridge area in order to make sure that you’re truly prepared to take to the roads unsupervised. With the test centre’s close proximity to local businesses and the city centre, you’ll likely face heavy traffic in your test—especially if it’s during rush hour. The examiner will guide you through the city centre, which means you’ll need to be prepared for a lot of stop-start traffic. Things will start to speed up as they move you towards the A14, so be sure to watch your speed. At some point, the test route will eventually lead you towards quieter residential roads, potentially near King’s Hedges, which are perfect for testing a learner’s patience and skill with manoeuvring around parked vehicles and oncoming traffic.

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.