If you’re taking driving lessons in Newcastle under Lyme then you’re probably wondering where you’ll need to go for your theory test and practical test. Well don’t worry, below is a comprehensive guide as to where you’ll need to go for your tests along with how to book them.
Where do I take my theory test?
At present the nearest theory test centre to Newcastle is the Stoke on Trent test centre in Hanley. The
Stoke Theory test centre address
Stoke on Trent,
There is no direct phone number for the theory test centre and you cannot book the test by going to the centre. To book a theory test you need to either call 0300 200 1122 (which is only available Mon to Fri, 8am-12pm) so you’re best booking online at www.gov.uk/booktheorytest
The theory test centre is all on the ground floor so is accessible for the disabled and it also has toilet facilities. When you go for your theory test you’ll need to take your provisional licence, both the photo card and the paper counterpart. If you have an old style paper licence then you’ll also need to take your passport. You should arrive at the test centre 15 minutes before your test. Failure to take the correct documents or if you arrive late will mean that your test will be cancelled and you will lose your fee.
Where will I take my practical test
If you live in, and are taking your driving lessons in Newcastle Under Lyme, then it most likely you will take your driving test at the Newcastle driving test centre in Trent Vale.
Newcastle Under Lyme Test Centre
Again there is no direct phone number to the test centre. To book your driving test you can either call 0300 200 1122 (Mon to Fri, 8am-12pm) or book online at www.gov.uk/bookdrivingtest
The driving test centre is all on the ground floor, with a ramp available from the car park onto the kerb to enter the test centre, so is accessible for the disabled. There are toilets at the test centre. There is a car park with adequate parking for all tests.
You should arrive about 15 minutes before your test start time. You will need to bring your driving licence, both the photo card and paper counterpart, along with your theory certificate. If you’re taking your driving test with a driving instructor they will make sure their car is ready for the test.
If you’re not taking your driving test with a driving instructor then you must do all of the following:
- Ensure your car is roadworthy – the examiner will check the condition of the tyres and may check the lights work properly.
- The car must be insured for your use for the purpose of a test – not all insurance policies cover this.
- The car must have L plates clearly displayed front and back
- You should have an additional mirror on the passenger side for the examiner. These are available from most car accessory shops.
Failure to supply any of the required documents or if any of the vehicle requirements are not met may mean that your test will not go ahead and you will lose you driving test fee.