Lichfield Test Centre

Learner drivers heading to Lichfield test centre for their practical shouldn’t have too much difficulty locating it. Situated on Lower Sandford Street, right next to the bustling Western Bypass, Lichfield test centre is in close proximity to Festival Gardens and Staffordshire University. If you’re taking the plunge here, why not get to know Lichfield test centre a bit better? Read on for more information!


Lower Sanford Street
WS13 6RB

Tests Offered at Lichfield

– Car

How To Get There

Conveniently located in the centre of Lichfield, learners can reach the test centre easily enough by taking A roads like the A38 and A51 until road signs take you to Lower Sandford Street. Of course, if you’re still uncertain, we’d advise you to use a sat nav to find your way.

A Bit More About Lichfield

If you’re looking to become a fully qualified driver at Lichfield test centre, prepare to face a range of road features and types. The examiner will take you through narrow streets with tricky junctions—so make sure your observations are on point—and onto busier roads like the A38 and A51. If you’re not a fan of roundabouts, you’re out of luck. The examiner will likely take you on the roundabout off Friary Road. With a local university nearby, you might also want to be wary of heavy foot traffic during the week.

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.