Aberystwyth Practical Test Centre

The driving test centre is located off Park Avenue. It is very easy travelling to the test centre.

There are plenty of transport options to get to the test centre. Your instructor will take you to your practical test centre.

If you’re travelling by car with a family member, kindly follow our advice below!

Aberystwyth practical test centre situated in Park Avenue at the Football Club. If you are coming from A487 Road, you will need to turn north to arrive at Park Avenue then aim for the practical test centre there.

When you arrive at Park Avenue, the first establishment you will encounter will be Aberystwyth Police Station, then you will need to go straight to the west until you reach the Football Club. Then you will see the test centre.

Address:

Aberystwyth Football Club, Park Avenue,
Aberystwyth,
SY23 1PG

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Tests Offered:

Car

ADI part 3

Other Local Practical Test Centres

If Aberystwyth¬†isn’t your local test centre, you can find the next nearest locations below:

  • Pwllheli
  • Carmarthen
  • Cardigan

Booking A Test

If you need to book a driving test, visit: https://www.gov.uk/book-driving-test

If you need to change your driving test, visit: https://www.gov.uk/change-driving-test

If you don’t have the ability to use a computer, or device to manage your test, you can phone the DVSA on 0300 200 1122

Be Prepared For Your Test

Make sure you are prepared for your driving test in Aberystwyth. Here are a few things to remember:

Driving Licence

Make sure you don’t forget to bring your provisional driving licence with you to test. It is important so you would not be refused to take your test! If your licence is old styled, make sure you bring a passport alongside it!

Car

Please be reminded of bringing your car to the driving test centre. You can use your own car or your driving instructor’s car. If possible, you can also borrow someone else’s car too.

Most importantly, kindly ensure that the car you bring is insured, in roadworthy condition and an accompanying driver who is over 21 years old and has had their licence for a minimum of 3 years.

Theory certificate

Bringing your theory certificate number is also important. It ensures you can prove to your examiner that you passed the theory test. Altough sometimes, it is not necessary.

Pass Rates: Aberystwyth Practical Test Centre

Here are the pass rates of Aberystwyth practical test centre since April of 2010. All data is from April till March of the next year

2010/2011: 53.8%

2011/2012: 56.0%

2012/2013: 56.1%

2013/2014: 56.5%

2014/2015: 57.7%

2015/2016: 57.7%

2016/2017: 50.6%

2017/2018: 52.7%

2018/2019: 49.7%

2019/2020: 51.3%

2020/2021: 60.7% (Covid affected)

What Happens On The Day Of The Test

The driving test is very straightforward, here is the procedure to look for:

In an eyesight test, your allocated examiner will require you to look at the number plate from a distance of 20 metres. 

Then, you will be required to answer questions in the “show me tell me” section. Those are usually to demonstrate certain operations relating to the safety of the car and car maintenance.

In the first section of the test, (20 mins long) you will be instructed by the examiner on where to go. And during this drive, you will need to complete one of the 3 manoeuvres:

  1. Parallel parking
  2. Bay parking
  3. Pulling up on the right

You will then need to finish the test with the independent driving section which lasts for 20 minutes. 80% of driving tests follow a sat nav and 20% of tests use traditional road signs.

Note: If you require an extended driving test, then your driving test will be longer, which is usually an hour long. If you accrue more than 15 minors, your test is a fail. If you accrue 1 or more serious / dangerous faults, the test is an instant fail.

If the examiner had to take physical action during the test, that is a sign of a failed test.

Useful Links & Resources

– If you have not passed your theory, please find a local theory test centre here: https://www.learnerpod.co.uk/theory-test-centres/

– Training videos to help you pass your driving test on Youtube: Click here

– Learner driver podcast show. Click here