Find Your Assessment Centre


1st Floor, 15-17 Pearl Assurance House, Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4DJ




From the railway station, walk straight ahead from Railway Drive and Pipers Row, along Lichfield Street, past the Grand Theatre on your left and continue across the traffic lights, past Wolverhampton Art Gallery on your right into Queen Square. Continue straight ahead going past House of Fraser/Beattie’s department store on your left as you enter into Darlington Street and turn second right into Waterloo Road at the traffic lights



There are several main routes into the city centre by road, the routes link to the city’s ring road and include A460 Cannock, A449 Stafford, A4123 Birmingham and Dudley, A41 Bilston, A4124 Wednesfield/Bloxwich and A454 Willenhall/Walsall. Join the ring road A4150 and follow until the exit signposted Waterloo Road Junction. The Assessment Centre is located on Waterloo Road between the Ring Road and Darlington Street inside Pearl Assurance House opposite Learn Direct, 20 Waterloo Road.


The nearest car park to the assessment centre is Fold Street located off School Street or Beattie’s/House of Fraser car park in Skinner Street. Several of the major car parks in the city are marked on signposts on entrances to the city centre ring road. There are metered parking bays outside the entrance to the Assessment Centre on Waterloo Road, and in Clarence Street off Waterloo Road. You may use a blue badge in the parking bays outside the entrance and in the parking bays in Clarence Street. The parking bays are operated by Wolverhampton City Council and are warden controlled.



The central bus station in Wolverhampton is now fully operational and has an information centre for checking services that stop in Waterloo Road. Bus numbers may have changed.

Notes from this Centre

Please note that the old Assessment Centre located above Netto on Temple Street has closed.


The current Assessment Centre is located inside Pearl Assurance House opposite Learn Direct, 20 Waterloo Road, approx. 100 yards along Waterloo Road on the left from Darlington Street.


Waterloo Road is split into two halves by the city ring road; we are located closest to the city centre and not Molineux football ground and Travelodge.


The Assessment Centre is located on both the ground floor and the first floor, but please note that if an emergency evacuation of the building is required such as a fire alarm, it may be necessary to evacuate the building by stairs. If you think that you would have difficulty going down the stairs unaided in the event of an emergency, please ring the Appointments Help Desk number on the accompanying letter at least two days before your appointment date so that we can make alternative arrangements for you.