Learner drivers can find Farnborough test centre in a local business park on Aerospace Boulevard off Devon Road. About fifteen minutes away from the town centre, not far from Farnborough Airport, Farnborough test centre is easy enough to reach for learners situated in and around Hampshire. If you’ve not yet familiarised yourself with the centre, we’ve got the perfect thing for you: our essential test centre guide!
35 Hercules Way, Aerospace Boulevard
Unit C1, Cirrus
Tests Offered at Farnborough
– Motorcycle module 1
– Motorcycle module 2
– ADI part 3
How To Get There
If you’re heading to Farnborough test centre from the town centre, you won’t have to travel far. Simply follow the A325 and turn onto Government House Road to find the centre. If you’re located a bit further afield, the test centre is still accessible enough. Just get onto the A331, head towards the town centre and use the above directions. Of course, if you’re still uncertain, we’d advise you to use a sat nav to find your way.
A Bit More About Farnborough
If you want to get your full licence at Farnborough test centre, you’ll have to jump through a few hoops first. As the M3 is close by, you may have to prepare yourself for heavy congestion depending on the time your test is due to take place. (Don’t worry, though: the motorway itself won’t feature on your test). You’ll want to pay close attention to your speed and observations as you move from busy A roads like the A325 and A331 towards quieter residential areas—you don’t want to get caught out!
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.