Yeovil Test Centre

Learner drivers heading to Yeovil test centre for their practical can find it sharing space with other businesses in Abbey Manor Business Centre. Situated off Preston Road, the test centre is a 10-minute drive from Yeovil’s town centre. Though it’s a pretty small test centre, it shouldn’t be underestimated! Plenty of learners heading here have had to take more than one test to get their full licence! If you want to give yourself the best chance possible, take some time to get to know Yeovil test centre properly. Read on for more information!


Suite 2, Abbey Manor Business Centre
Preston Road
BA20 2EN

Tests Offered at Yeovil

– Car
– ADI part 3

How To Get There

If you’re located in the town centre, you’ve got a simple trip ahead of you to get to Yeovil test centre. Just get onto Clarence Street, turn onto Kingston and then Preston Road. Then, all that’s left for you to do is follow the road until you reach Abbey Manor Business Centre. Piece of cake! Of course, it’s still relatively easy to get to Yeovil even if you’re not centrally located. All you’ve got to do is make use of nearby A roads like the A37 and A359. Of course, if you’re still uncertain, we’d advise you to use a sat nav to find your way.

A Bit More About Yeovil

To make sure that you’re truly ready to get your full driving licence, your test route will consist of some of the most challenging areas and road types around the Yeovil area. (Don’t worry, if you’ve taken lessons in the area, you’ll likely recognise most of the route!) With Yeovil test centre’s proximity to the local Asda Superstore, you can expect heavy traffic during rush hour. If you’re stuck in traffic, the examiner will keep a close eye on your clutch control. Nearby A roads like the A30 and A37 are also likely to crop up on your route. With the high number of roundabouts featuring on these roads, you’ll want to make sure that you’re comfortable approaching and emerging from them before you go in for your test. Your route will be rounded off with a journey around quiet residential roads, like those around Thorne and Hollands, so that you can demonstrate one of the driving test manoeuvres.

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.