Leicester (Wigston) Test Centre

Wigston test centre is an ideal option for any learners from central or south Leicester looking to take their test. A few miles out from Leicester city centre, Wigston test centre is located near Saffron Hall Cemetery and South Wigston train station. If you’re biting the bullet and taking your practical at Wigston, we’d like to make a suggestion: get to know your centre before you head in. Read on for more information!


Tigers Road, Off Saffron Road
South Wigston
LE18 4WS

Tests Offered at Leicester (Wigston)

– Car
– Motorcycle module 1
– Motorcycle module 2
– ADI part 2
– ADI part 3

How To Get There

A few miles out from the centre of Leicester, learners heading out from the city should get on the A5460 and follow road signs to reach Saffron House. Don’t worry if you’re not living so centrally: Wigston test centre is in close proximity to major roads like the A6 and M1, so you won’t have any trouble with getting there. 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 (Wigston)

When you go in for your practical test, the driving examiner will use all the road features and types at their disposal around Wigston test centre in order to make sure you’re truly ready to ditch the L plates. With the close proximity of a local Tesco Superstore, you might be faced with congestion or heavy traffic, particularly during rush hour. The centre is also close to many local schools, so you’ll want to keep an eye out for pedestrian crossings. As you progress through the quieter areas to busier A roads like the A563, be sure to pay attention to your speed—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.