Shirley Test Centre is located just off a busy main road, round the corner from a box junction and busy roundabout - so pay attention when entering and exiting the centre. You’re likely to come across a number of larger and smaller roundabouts if you choose to take your test at this centre, so make sure that by test time you’re confident with your roundabout game!
Shirley Test Centre: 401 Stratford Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 4AA
01217 448230 (please remember that you can’t book driving tests on this number)
There isn’t any parking available at the test centre itself, but there is a public parking space in the DTC service road which can be accessed from Union Road.
There are male and female toilets available for learners at Shirley Test Centre.
It is possible to make arrangements for accessibility at Shirley Test Centre, but it will be a good idea to avoid any delays by calling them in advance of your test.
Birmingham has had a bad reputation in the past for poor driving test pass rates, and it’s even been nominated as one of the top 10 worst places for passing your test. However, the 2017-2018 driving test pass rates for Shirley Test Centre were 44.9% - not far off the 46.3% national average!
Booking your test
To book a test at Shirley 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.