Stafford Test Centre

Learners looking to get their full driving licence at Stafford test centre will start their driving test at Greyfriars Business Park, found just next to the busy Grey Friars A34. Of course, as any learner knows, the driving test involves more than just the location of your test centre. If you’re looking to fully prepare yourself for your practical, you’ll want to know more about Stafford test centre. Read on for more information!


Unit 7, Greyfriars Business Park
Frank Foley Way
ST16 2RF

Tests Offered at Stafford

– Car
– ADI part 3

How To Get There

If you’re heading to Greyfriars Business Park from the centre of Stafford, all you’ve got to do is get on the A34 and follow the road signs. It couldn’t be easier! Don’t worry if you’re not so conveniently located. The centre is in close proximity to major roads like the A518 and M6, making it easily accessible for learners coming in from all over Staffordshire. Of course, if you’re still uncertain, we’d advise you to use a sat nav to find your way.

A Bit More About Stafford

Stafford test centre certainly gives driving examiners a mixed bag of road types and traffic conditions to put the skills of candidates to the test. The close proximity of the A34 means you’ll undoubtedly face a lot of traffic, not to mention quieter residential roads that will test your hazard perception and ability to manoeuvre around parked cars. If roundabouts are your kryptonite, we’d suggest giving them some more practice. With nearby ones on the A34 and on Grey Friars, it’s unlikely you’ll make it through your whole route without facing at least one.

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.