accelerate Practical Test Pass rates
Sept 2009 - 2016 2017
31st Dec 2015
Total candidates 398 103 58
Overall Pass Rate 74.06% 84.43% 75.00%
(National 47.1%; Farnborough Test Centre 54.3%;
Basingstoke 43.1%; Chertsey 51.0%; Reading 46.1%)*
First Time Passes 73.56% 85.44% 74.14%
(National 47.1%, Farnborough Test Centre 54.6%;
Basingstoke 44.1%; Chertsey 50.5%; Reading 46.1%)*
1st or 2nd time Passes 91.59% 96.12% 94.83%
(National - estimated 73.57%)*
1st attempt candidates
who have passed with 11.44% 15.66% 18.60%
(National Rate 1.07%; Farnborough Test Centre 4.75%;
Basingstoke 0.53%; Chertsey 2.31%; Reading 1.14%)*
Candidates who have
passed with no faults 12.32% 14.77% 21.05%
(National Rate - unpublished)
Average driving faults
on passed tests 3.72 3.19 3.04
(Allowed driving faults 15)
National & other Test Centre Rates are DVSA produced figures for period 1/4/16-31/3/17
How do we calculate our Pass Rates?
Pass rates are calculated on the basis of candidates who took their 1st test in the year for which the statistics are shown.
Customers may have had tests with other instructors prior to working with accelerate. In that case it is only the tests that have been taken with accelerate that are included in our pass rate statistics.
The overall pass rate is calculated as the number of tests passed compared to the number of tests taken over a specified period.
The first time pass rate is calculated as the number of accelerate customers who pass first time compared to all accelerate customers who have taken a test.
The first or second time pass rate is calculated as the number of accelerate customers who passed first or second time compared to all accelerate customers who have taken a test.