South Yardley Driving Test Centre

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Practical Driving Test Centre Address
Clay Lane
South Yardley
West Midlands
B26 1EA

Test Centre Details:  Ramp access to South Yardley Driving Test Centre for wheelchair users. Male and female toilets available. Car parking facilities available along with dedicated disabled parking bay.
Test Centre Provides Tests For: Car, Approved driving instructor – part two, Approved driving instructor – part three


South Yardley Driving Test Centre has challenging and complex test routes. A high level of practice will be needed on busy multi-lane traffic systems of all types including roundabouts, junctions and crossroads. Test candidates often are taken on high speed dual carriageway sections such as the A45.

The test may also take you out-of-town into more rural areas and villages which also feature as part of the test routes – see the country road driving tutorial for help on these road types.

These areas and also quieter residential areas are often used for test manoeuvres and other situation for testing such as meeting oncoming traffic with parked cars one or both sides of the road and the emergency stop, having a 1-in-3 possibility of being requested.

The test routes are compiled by the examiners who conduct the tests at each specific test centre. Test routes are compiled to utilise as many varied road types and traffic systems as possible so to ensure the test candidate is proficient in all aspects of driving.

Test routes often include difficult parts and by gaining knowledge of the routes offers valuable insight into what to expect on the test. Driving test routes may be available to view or a downloadable app for your mobile device in your area, including South Yardley Driving Test Centre.


Driving tests are conducted throughout the week from Monday to Friday at most test centres. Those in busy locations may also include Saturday tests, though the booking fee is increased on these days.

South Yardley Driving Test Centre
South Yardley Driving Test Centre

Book a driving test by phone
Practical driving tests can be booked over the telephone via an automated service. To book a test at South Yardley Driving Test Centre, see the book a driving test section for booking contact telephone numbers. Although this is an automated service, a Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) assistant can be reached by following the prompts.

Book your driving test online
The majority of test candidates book their driving test over the internet as the available free test slots are made visible to be taken. To make a test booking at South Yardley Driving Test Centre, see the book a driving test section.

Rescheduling or cancelling the driving test
Driving Tests can be rescheduled or cancelled. Changing your driving test date can be done providing three working days’ notice is given. To cancel your test and receive a full refund from DVSA bookings, three working days’ notice must also be provided. Saturdays are also classed as a working day.


Practical driving test pass rates vary from centre to centre. This can often be due to the location, often busier areas having a slightly lower pass rate. Driving tests can be taken at any UK test centre. Choosing an area that you feel more confident in may benefit. The driving test pass rates section may show driving test pass rate statistics for your practical test centre.


For driving test booking and test amendments such as rescheduling or cancelling, please only contact the DVSA as above. Test centre staff may be contacted directly if you have a question that directly relates to your test – examples may include an issue with your test vehicle (see cars for the driving test), or if a test is still going ahead due to bad weather (see driving tests in bad weather for further information). Your test centre contact telephone details (including South Yardley Driving Test Centre) may be located driving test centre contact numbers section.


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 31 reviews
 by sana

Pathetic services of this center
they just earning money and waste student time and depressed them by failing them

 by santing

Passed my test today 5th time lucky! I had Richard for the first 3 tests he was very to the point but gave you a chance to be comfortable, the only thing i did find very strange every time I failed he would always give me 2 majors- its like it was to cover himself from any backlash! I then had Imran, very lovely made me feel so relaxed and feedback was very constructive. Final test I had this lovely lady ( iranian i think) ( of course she was lovely she passed me!) but from the moment I got in the car she made me feel at ease very good with instructions and just a lovely manner! I told her I loved her when she delivered the good news! South Yardley is not a bad test centre I have to say my nerves weren't the best at the first 2 tests but im so glad I have passed keep going!

 by Ash

After reading the comments posted I was doubtful of booking a test at South Yardley. However, I passed on the first attempt at this test centre. My examiner was Ryan. He was professional and polite. He tried his best to ensure I didn't feel the pressure of being examined. These are the type of examiners we need. Unfortunately not all examiners are as considerate.

 by I Ahmed

I'm not saying this test centre is bad in any way. At the end of the day, they are just a normal driving test centre. However, due to their statistics (and taking 2 tests there, failing both times), I would not advise anyone to book here, even if you have practised the routes. The reputation of a place usually precedes them for good reason, South Yardley is in the top 10 for worst pass rates. So you go at your own risk!

 by anon

Really do not like this test centre. Failed 2 tests there and felt like absolute crap even though I got a couple of minors so obviously am not a terrible driver and they just failed me for stupid reasons. Then come home and do some research to find out they have a terrible pass rate. I'm actually thinking about formally complaining because what they are doing here is not okay and people are having to spend so much money on taking multiple driving tests.

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