Nuneaton Test Centre

Learner drivers heading to Nuneaton test centre for their practical can find it on Vernons Lane, just across from Tomkinson Recreation Ground. The test centre itself is a 5-minute drive from the town centre, so those who are centrally located don’t have to travel far. Though it might not look like much at first glance, looks can be deceiving! This small test centre oversees hundreds of driving tests each year. So, if you want to give yourself an edge, you’ll want to familiarise yourself with Nuneaton. You can do this by checking out our essential test centre guide below. Read on for more information!


54 Vernons Lane
CV10 8AA

Tests Offered at Nuneaton

– Car

How To Get There

If you’re heading to Nuneaton test centre from the town centre, you’ll need to get onto the A444. Next, turn onto the B4102, then onto Beaumont Road and finally, onto Vernons Lane. If you’re situated further away in Warwickshire, there are plenty of A roads, like the A5 and A444, that will help you along to your destination. There are also a couple of nearby motorways like the M6 and M69. Of course, if you’re still uncertain, we’d advise you to use a sat nav to find your way.

A Bit More About Nuneaton

It doesn’t really matter where you take your driving test in the UK. Though the area might differ slightly, the driving test will remain largely the same and examiners will be using the same criteria. The test route determined by your examiner will include an even mix of residential roads and high speed A roads in the Nuneaton area. This means that you’ll need to be on the ball—keeping a close eye on your speedometer and the ever-changing speed limit. You’ll also want to keep checking your mirrors for any stray cyclists, pedestrians or other road users.

You’ll likely encounter some of Nuneaton’s most challenging roundabouts, junctions and traffic systems along your way. In order for you to demonstrate one of the reversing manoeuvres safely and without much interruption, the examiner will take you around a residential area or local car park. Though Nuneaton has a few motorways nearby, they will not feature on your test.

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.