Learner drivers in the Macclesfield area don’t have to look far for a practical test centre: Macclesfield test centre is practically on your doorstep! You can expect the test centre to put all of your driving skills to the test, pitting you against the most challenging of local roads—which is why you’ll need to get to know Macclesfield like a pro! To help you out, we’ve put together a full guide that includes everything you could possibly need to know.


10 Bridge Street Macclesfield Cheshire SK11 6EG

Tests Offered at Macclesfield

  • Car
  • Motorcycle module 2


Parking isn’t available at this test centre


Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

Special arrangements will be made for wheelchair users

Phone Number

0162 5423040

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Not had the chance to visit Macclesfield test centre yet? Follow these directions and you’ll get there just fine. Take note of the roads nearby—A routes like the A537 and A536 might feature on your test route, for example. Be aware that refunds aren’t available for learners who forget or show up late to their practicals. With that in mind, give yourself time to spare on the day. Parking isn’t available at the centre, so you’ll have to look elsewhere. Male and female toilets are available, however special arrangements will have to be made for wheelchair users. The closest train station is Macclesfield.

A Bit More About Macclesfield

Want to know how to increase your chances of passing your test? Simply get to know the Macclesfield area as best as you can. Concentrate as your instructor takes you around the area. If you notice yourself slipping up on any particular route or road type, ask your instructor to go over it with you. You’ll need to be comfortable with routes like the A537 and A536, for example, as they’ll be included in your practical. Want to know more about Macclesfield? Click on the links below...

Macclesfield Test Route

Before you start looking around for the Macclesfield test route, you should know that the DVSA no longer publishes routes. We can, however, make some educated guesses. Everything you’ve covered in your lessons—from roundabouts to crossroads to blind junctions—will crop up on your test. Examiners need to make sure you’re ready to ditch the L plates, which is why they’ll want to use every challenging road type at their disposal near the test centre.

As the saying goes, however, practice makes perfect. Listen to your instructor and you’ll be more than prepared for anything that comes your way. Not had the chance to take your theory test yet? Find out how to pass your theory test!

Crewe Test Pass Rates

The current driving test pass rate in the UK is 47%. This doesn’t change much for learners in the North West wo have a 47.3% chance of passing. But what about learners at Macclesfield test centre? Take a look at the table below...

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
55.1% 54.5% 49.9% 54.2% 49.4%

Fortunately for learners at Macclesfield, the test centre has had decent pass rates in recent years. With them being higher than the national average, you should be pretty impressed—we certainly are!

What If I Can't Go To Macclesfield?

Macclesfield isn’t the only Cheshire test centre you can head to. If it’s no longer an option, the closest alternatives are Northwich and Crewe.

What To Expect On The Day

Assuming you’ve completed your driving course or lesson plan, you should be more than ready to face your practical test. All that’s left to do on the day is:

  • Get there 10 minutes early
  • Bring your provisional licence

Your practical test begins before you even step foot in the car. Relax—it starts off easy enough with an eyesight test. The next part is the “show me, tell me” section. Here, you’ll be asked two questions regarding the maintenance of your car—one before you start driving and the other whilst you’re driving—such as, “Identify where you’d check the engine coolant level”. You’ll follow a test route using a sat nav during the independent driving section. Be aware that 1 in 5 candidates will instead be asked to use traffic signs. You’ll also be expected to demonstrate:

  • Parallel parking
  • Bay parking
  • Pulling up on the right

Fortunately for all you worriers out there, you don’t have to wait long to get your results. Once you get back to the centre, the examiner will let you know whether you’ve passed or failed. If you’re successful, you’ll get your test pass certificate and you’ll be able to send off for that brand new licence. If you’re unsuccessful, you’ll be given a feedback sheet which will help you understand where you went wrong. The entire process should take 40 minutes overall, and you’ll be driven back home by your instructor.

But What If I Fail?

Concerned about failing? Put your worries to the back of your mind—they’ll only distract you on the day of your test. Even if you do fail, it’s easy enough to get booked in for another practical. In fact, PassMeFast can get you booked in as soon as two weeks later (after the 10 working day limit). Using your feedback sheet, you can find out which areas you need to work on and improve them with further tuition.

If you’ve got questions about PassMeFast, you might find the answers in our FAQ section. If you’d rather get in touch directly, simply contact us via our website or give us a call on 0333 123 4949.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

Had a bad experience with traditional driving lessons? Sick of taking lessons weeks apart? With PassMeFast, these problems are a thing of the past. We’ve thrown out the old ways of doing things in favour of intensive and semi-intensive courses. Why? With our experienced grade A and B instructors, students can learn everything they need to know in a quick and efficient manner. And with our fast-track practical tests, you no longer have to bother with long waiting times.

Get on the road in a matter of weeks. Take a look at our course prices to decide what’s right or you, then get in touch on 0333 123 4949 or book a course yourself to get the ball rolling.