Speke (Liverpool) Test Centre

Test centres in Liverpool have recently undergone an upheaval, with the closing of Garston Liverpool and Garston Speke. Fortunately, Liverpool Speke is now available. Located on Skyhawk Avenue, near Family Martial Arts and Jersey Beauty Company, this test centre is the go-to option for learner drivers in South Liverpool. Read on for more information!


Unit 3 Dakota Business Park
Skyhawk Avenue
L19 2QR

Tests Offered at Speke (Liverpool)

– Car
– ADI part 2
– ADI part 3

How To Get There

Situated between Garston and Speke, Speke Liverpool test centre is right next to the River Mersey and the A561. It’s also not too far from the centre of Liverpool itself, so learners won’t have any difficulty with finding it. Of course, if you’re still uncertain, we’d advise you to use a sat nav to find your way.

A Bit More About Speke (Liverpool)

The Liverpool area comes with a variety of road conditions that are sure to challenge even the most confident of learner drivers. Despite its distance from the city centre, Speke Liverpool struggles with heavy traffic—particularly with the vicinity of Liverpool Airport and the bustling New Mersey Retail Park. Don’t assume that your test will be bumper-to-bumper for the entire duration, though; local residential areas are sure to feature on your route as well.

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.