Stoke-on-Trent (Newcastle-under-Lyme) Test Centre

The second test centre available to learners in the Stoke-on-Trent area, Newcastle-under-Lyme is better suited to those to the west of the city—just a few miles out from Newcastle-under-Lyme. Learners won’t struggle too much with finding the test centre. It’s situated on Newcastle Road A34, across from Royal Stoke University Hospital. Read on for more information!


Clayton Lane, Trent Vale

Tests Offered at Stoke-on-Trent (Newcastle-under-Lyme)

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

How To Get There

If you’re heading to the test centre from Newcastle-under-Lyme, get onto the A34 and it will be smooth sailing from there. If you’re coming in from Stoke-on-Trent, take Queensway and turn onto the A34 to reach the test centre. With the close proximity of the M6, learners coming in from further afield should have no trouble reaching Newcastle-under-Lyme test centre. Of course, if you’re still uncertain, we’d advise you to use a sat nav to find your way.

A Bit More About Stoke-on-Trent (Newcastle-under-Lyme)

Before you can even think about getting your hands on your full driving licence, you first have to take the practical test. Whilst it will be difficult, it’s not impossible. The examiner will, of course, attempt to incorporate as many tricky areas and road types as they can into the test route—but it’s only to make sure you’re ready to drive around unsupervised. Newcastle-under-Lyme certainly has plenty of challenges up its sleeves, from the series of roundabouts down the A34 to the busy roads around Royal Stoke University Hospital. If you’re taking your test here, you’ll certainly have your driving skills put to the 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.