Located just off the A345, the Kings Heath Test Centre is nestled between an Iceland supermarket and a local butcher’s shop - just a stone’s throw away from the large roundabout near the Sainsbury’s on Maypole Lane.
Due to being so close to the Cocks Moors Woods Test Centre, there might be some overlap with the test routes. It’s advisable that you get lots of practice driving in the surrounding areas of both test centres with your driving instructor before booking your test. The residential areas of Maypole, Solihull Lodge, Highters Heath and Kings Norton will be good places to start.
Kings Heath Test Centre: 955 Alcester Road South, Birmingham, West Midlands, B14 5JA.
01214 305294 (please note that this phone number can’t be used to book driving tests.)
The test centre is located near a row of shops close to an Iceland supermarket so there is no availability for candidate parking. When it’s busy you will struggle to get to the test centre on time, so it’s worth arriving around 10 mins early to guarantee that you don’t miss your test.
There are no toilets available for candidates at this test centre, so bear that in mind on test day!
The test centre isn’t very accessible, as there is one step leading into the test centre. We advise that you call ahead to discuss your needs and they will make further arrangements with you at this test centre.
In the past Birmingham has had some of the worst pass rates for the practical driving test and frequently appeared in the top 10 worst places to pass your driving test. The 2017-2018 driving test pass rates for Kings Heath test centre were 41.9%, a little below the 46.3% national average.
Booking your test
To book a test at Kings Heath Test Centre, you’ll need to contact the DVSA - you can do so by phone on 0300 200 1122 or online. You can also use these details to cancel or reschedule your driving test. As long as you give at least three working days’ notice, you’ll be eligible for a full refund or to reschedule at no extra cost.