Leicester (Cannock Street) Test Centre

Cannock Street test centre can be found tucked away off Barkbythorpe Road, just mere minutes from the bustling A563 Troon Way. Nearby landmarks include Melton Brook and the sizeable Humberstone Heights Golf Course. Whilst the number of visitors heading to Cannock Street probably doesn’t compare to those visiting Humberstone Heights to improve their golf game, this centre still oversees a hefty number of driving tests each year. If you’re following suit, you’ll want to get to know your chosen test centre a bit better. Read on for more information!


40 Cannock Street
Barkbythorpe Road, Troon Industrial Estate

Tests Offered at Leicester (Cannock Street)

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

How To Get There

If you’re situated in or around Leicester’s city centre, we’d recommend following the A607 to get to Cannock Street test centre. Don’t worry if you’re heading in from further away. The proximity of major A roads like the A47 and A6 mean you shouldn’t have a problem reaching the test centre easily enough. Of course, if you’re still uncertain, we’d advise you to use a sat nav to find your way.

A Bit More About Leicester (Cannock Street)

Cannock Street is a bit of a mixed bag when it comes to road types and features. Being located in a small industrial estate, you can expect a relatively constant stream of traffic coming in and out—plus, with its vicinity to the busy Thurmaston Lane, you can expect this to increase during rush hour. Slightly further afield, you’ll find quieter roads which the examiner will no doubt make use of for your driving test manoeuvre. The centre is also minutes from Troon Way roundabout, so it’s highly likely to feature on your test. As such, we’d suggest you brush up on the different types of roundabouts.

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.