Lancing Test Centre

If you’ve decided to take the plunge at Lancing test centre, you’ll be able to find it just off Chartwell Road, next to several local businesses. Only a fifteen-minute drive from the centre of Worthing, and mere minutes from the seaside, Lancing has plenty of tricks up its sleeve—even if it doesn’t look like much at first glance. If you’d like to dispel some of the mystery revolving around practical tests and centres, our comprehensive guide is just what you need! Read on for more information!


49 Chartwell Road
Lancing Business Park
West Sussex
BN15 8TU

Tests Offered at Lancing

– Car
– Lorries, large vehicles and buses
– ADI part 3

How To Get There

If you’re located in or around Worthing, get onto the A259 and turn onto Western Road. Next, turn onto Winston Road, then Marlborough Road, finishing with Chartwell Road. Learners coming in from further away in West Sussex simply have to take advantage of A roads like the A27, A24 and A283 to reach Lancing test centre. Of course, if you’re still uncertain, we’d advise you to use a sat nav to find your way.

A Bit More About Lancing

Though the area around Lancing test centre is mostly residential, don’t let that trick you into thinking that your driving test will be nice and easy. Whilst the nearby narrow streets are ideal for manoeuvres and pulling over, the driving examiner will nudge you to move closer to the centre of Worthing. This means you’ll have to deal with busier roads and frequent changes in speed limits. You’ll want to keep your eyes peeled in the town centre, as there’s bound to be heavy foot and road traffic. The test route will also include A roads like the A24 and A27.

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.