We’ll book a DVSA theory test in Hastings on your behalf. Take advantage of our ‘3 free retests’
scheme for added peace of mind, if you’re unsuccessful.
The address is: Philips House, Drury Lane, Ponswood Industrial Estate, St Leonards on Sea, TN38 9BA
The Hastings Theory Test Centre is currently operated by Pearson Professional.
How to find Hastings Theory Test Centre
The driving theory test centre in the historical coastal town of Hastings is situated a little bit out of town, on the Ponswood Industrial Estate St Leonards.
It's about half an hour's walk to the test centre from either Hastings main train station or St Leonards, which is marginally closer. The Industrial Estate is set back further inland from both.
You may be able to find parking on the industrial estate, if you plan to arrive by car.
You could clear your head after the test with a walk along the seafront or perhaps fuel your brain with some fish and chips! Hastings continues to be a successful tourist town, so you won't be short of things to do whilst you're there to take your theory test.
Facilities available at Hastings Theory Test Centre
There is currently no information about facilities available at the Hastings test centre. For advice concerning disabled access, it’s recommended that you speak to DVSA customer support on 0300 200 1122.
Click here for the latest male, female & overall pass rates for Hastings Theory Test Centre.
Cancelling or rescheduling an online theory test booking
If you need to cancel or reschedule your theory test appointment at Hastings Theory Test Centre, let us know and we’ll contact Pearson Professional on your behalf. Please note, you must allow a minimum of 3 working days’ notice to cancel or reschedule your theory test.
You will also need to have your Great Britain or Northern Ireland provisional driving licence number to hand.
Once your theory test is booked
Once we book a DVSA theory test on your behalf, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the details of your theory test booking – including date and time. Keep this safe. It’s recommended that you print it off and take it to the Hastings Theory Test Centre.
Complete our quick and easy, 5-minute Hastings Theory Test Booking Service form and we’ll take care of the rest. Remember, our ‘3 free retests’ scheme saves you money and gives you another chance if you’re unsuccessful.
To book a DVSA theory test for Hastings please have ready:
* A valid UK or NI driving licence number.
* A valid debit or credit card for payment.
The person taking the test must:
arrive 15 minutes before the test start time
bring their driving licence
(Old-style, paper licence-holders should also bring a valid passport)
Your test will be cancelled and you may not get your money back if you do not take the right things with you
Wearing a face covering at your test
You must wear a face covering at your test. If you do not wear one, you must have a good reason, for example:
you have a physical or mental illness, impairment or disability
wearing it would cause you severe distress
Wearing glasses does not count as a good reason.
If you cannot wear a face covering
After you’ve booked your test online, you must email DVSA to say why you cannot wear a face covering. If you do not, and you come to your test without a face covering, your test will be cancelled.
Include ‘face covering exemption’ in the subject line. Add your name, driving licence number and theory test details to the email.
You may not be able to take your test at the test centre of your choice.
DVSA theory test enquiries
Telephone: 0300 200 1122
Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm
When you must not go to your test
You must stay at home (self-isolate) and not go to your test if:
you or someone you live with has coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms
you’ve been told by the NHS Test and Trace service that you’ve been in contact with a person who has coronavirus
you’re self-isolating because you recently entered the UK
Change your theory test appointment for free if you need to self-isolate on the day of your test.
Security at the test centre
All test centres are security monitored.
As you enter the test room, you’ll be checked for items that could be used to cheat. Your test will not go ahead if you do not allow this check.
It is illegal to cheat in a theory test. You can be sent to prison and banned from driving.
When you arrive at the test centre, all personal items must be placed in the secure locker provided. These items include:
food and drink
ear-pieces or headphones
mobile phones and other electronic devices
hats, bags and coats
books and revision notes
If you are found to have any of these items in the test room:
your test may be stopped and voided
you may be asked to leave
the test fee may not be refunded
No waiting facilities
Test centres have no waiting facilities for any adults or children accompanying candidates.
Prepare for the test
Learn more about preparing for a car theory test including free practice tests here: https://www.gov.uk/theory-
*To Qualify For a Free Theory Test Resit in Hastings You Need To Achieve Over 39/50 In Your Exam. Read More.
For our customers to be eligible for our theory test pass protection scheme you require to have booked your theory test using the Site and provide us with a copy of the original failed test certificate showing that you scored no less than 38 out of 50 on the multiple choice component in the actual exam. This pass protection also applies to you not passing the test due to hazard perception failure. All you need to do is satisfy our terms and conditions and provide us with proof of eligibility. Providing you do so we will rebook your test at our cost.