If you’ve decided to take your practical at Worcester test centre, you can find it on Stanier Road, just off Brindley Road, not far from the local MOT centre. It’s a 15 minute drive from the city centre, so local learners don’t have to travel too far. Now, one of the first pieces of advice we give to learners is to get to know their chosen test centre properly. The more prepared you are, the better off you’ll be in the long run. That’s why we’ve compiled our very own test centre guides. Read on for more information!
Tests Offered at Worcester
– Motorcycle module 2
– ADI part 2
– ADI part 3
How To Get There
Trying to reach Worcester test centre from the city centre? You’ll want to start things off on Lowesmoor before reaching Tolladine Road. Next, you’ll want to drive onto Middle Hollow Drive, Woodgreen Drive, Brindley Road and, finally, Stanier Road. Trust us, it’s a lot easier (and faster) than it sounds. If you’re travelling to Worcester test centre from further away, there are plenty of nearby A roads to make use of—from the A449 to the A4440 to the A38. Of course, if you’re still uncertain, we’d advise you to use a sat nav to find your way.
A Bit More About Worcester
If you’re taking the practical at Worcester test centre, you’d best prepare yourself for a challenge. Your examiner has a range of tricky road features and types at their disposal for the test route. They’ll undoubtedly take you around the city centre during the practical. So, make sure you’re prepared to switch between different speed and traffic systems. Depending on the time of day, you might also end up facing a lot of stop-start traffic. You’d best be comfortable with high speed A roads, as you’ll likely be guided onto at least one during your practical.
Worcester has plenty of local residential areas which are ideal for when the examiner asks you to pull over and demonstrate one of the reversing manoeuvres. It’s also a great way to test your skills with manoeuvring around parked vehicles whilst dealing with oncoming traffic. You might have spotted the M5 nearby, but don’t worry: it won’t 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.