Watnall Test Centre

Situated off of Main Road, across from Watnall Green, Watnall test centre is relatively small for a driving test centre. It can be found next to SOLOS Consultants, an observation station and The Royal Oak. A popular option for learners living in and around Watnall, this test centre has its fair share of visitors each year. If you’ve decided to take the plunge and head to Watnall test centre for your practical, we’d recomend getting to know it better. Read on for more information!


Driving Test Centre Watnall Lgv
Main Road
NG16 1JF

Tests Offered at Watnall

– Car
– Lorries, large vehicles and buses

How To Get There

The test centre is practically on the doorstep of Watnall itself, not too far from the busy M1 and B600. Learners won’t have much difficulty in getting to Watnall test centre—it’s as simple as following the Main Road. Of course, if you’re still uncertain, we’d advise you to use a sat nav to find your way.

A Bit More About Watnall

As with other test centres, Watnall was carefully chosen to ensure it was close to a wide variety of road conditions and types. For starters, the centre is located near a selection of rural roads and residential areas. Further from the centre itself, you’ll come across dual carriageways like the A610 and roundabouts like the one off B6010 near Giltbrook. Candidates will certainly be put through their paces!

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.