Clacton-on-Sea Test Centre

Candidates won’t struggle much with trying to find Clacton-on-Sea test centre, with its closeness to both the town centre and the bustling A133. If this centre is your last stop on your journey towards becoming a fully qualified driver, we’d advise you get to know it better. You can do this by checking out our guide below.


103-105 Carnarvon Road
CO15 6PR

Tests Offered at Clacton-on-Sea

– Car
– ADI part 3

How To Get There

If you’re looking for an accessible test centre, Clacton-on-Sea is the closest you’ll get! Ideally located next to the ever-bustling A133 and the local train station, Clacton-on-Sea test centre can be reached by local learners and those further afield in county of Essex. Of course, if you’re still uncertain, we’d advise you to use a sat nav to find your way.

A Bit More About Clacton-on-Sea

Clacton-on-Sea test centre certainly provides examiners with a mixed bag of road conditions to pit candidates against. The close proximity of the A133 and its tricky roundabouts are almost certain to feature on your practical, not to mention the often congested residential streets—putting your ability to navigate around parked vehicles whilst meeting oncoming traffic to the test!

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.