Coventry Test Centre

Located on Bayton Road, Coventry test centre is relatively large in size and can be found next to Arrowsmith Engineering, ADV Manufacturing and Coventry Building Workshop. A go-to option for countless learner drivers in the Coventry area, this test centre gets its fair share of visitors each month. If you’re taking your practical here, we’d recommend getting to know more about it. Read on for more information!


Bayton Road Industrial Estate
42, Bayton Road
West Midlands

Tests Offered at Coventry

– Car
– ADI part 2
– ADI part 3

How To Get There

Based around 20 minutes from the centre of Coventry, next to the busy M6 and A444, Coventry test centre is easy to get to for all learners located in the nearby vicinity. Of course, if you’re still uncertain, we’d advise you to use a sat nav to find your way.

A Bit More About Coventry

Learners taking their test at Coventry test centre will notice the variety when it comes to nearby road types and conditions in the Coventry area. Indeed, the centre itself is based near a quiet residential estate, yet not too far from the bustling M6—this variety is perfect for driving tests.

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.