Macclesfield test centre is tucked away on Green Street, right next to a few other local businesses. A stone's throw away from The Silk Road A523, this test centre is easy to access for learners travelling from near and far. To get to know the test centre a bit better, as well as getting additional information about Macclesfield, read on—we've got information on directionspass ratestest routes and much more.


Unit 4 Bailey Court Green Street Macclesfield Cheshire SK10 1JQ

Tests Offered at Macclesfield

  • Car
  • Motorcycle module 2
  • ADI part 3


Parking is available in the first six bays on the right-hand side


Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

This test centre has no wheelchair access

Phone Number

0162 5423040

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

The test centre is practically next door to the centre of Macclesfield itself. Whether you're heading to the centre by car, train or on foot, you won't have any difficulty getting there. Not had the chance to visit it just yet? Follow these directions and you’ll get there just fine. Be aware that the centre does not offer parking, so you'll have to park up on one of the nearby residential roads. 

A Bit More About Macclesfield

Test routes are designed to incorporate a nice variety of road conditions and features in order to put candidates through their paces before they become fully qualified drivers. The area around Macclesfield test centre suits these requirements just fine—with busy features like the roundabout off Cumberland Street and the A537, mixed with quieter residential roads around the centre itself. Needless to say, there are plenty of challenges. Want to know more about Macclesfield itself? 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. Don't panic about it too much, though. You can find out which roads might feature on your test by looking at videos of Macclesfield test routes on YouTube or by downloading our sample Macclesfield driving test routes. Additionally, if you're taking lessons with a local ADI, they'll have you honing your skills on the roads and features most likely to end up on your test route. By the end of your course, you'll be familiar with most of the test route you end up on—you'll be ditching the L plates in no time. 

Macclesfield Test Pass Rates

The current driving test pass rate in the UK is 45.9%. This increases slightly for learners in the North West, who have a 47.3% chance of passing. But what about learners at Macclesfield test centre? Take a look at the table below...

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
49.9% 54.2% 48.8% 50.0% 49.9%

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 practical 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 to get there 10 minutes early with your provisional licence. The test will then follow this format: 

  • An eyesight test, where you’ll need to read a number plate from a distance of 20 metres
  • Two “show me, tell me” questions covering vehicle safety and maintenance
  • Twenty minutes of general driving, where you’ll be guided by the examiner, and will also need to perform one of the following manoeuvres:
  • Twenty minutes of independent driving, during which you’ll either follow sat nav directions or sign posts to reach a set destination

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. In either case, they will give you a feedback sheet and additional verbal comments. If you’re successful, you’ll also get your test pass certificate and you’ll be able to send off for that brand new licence. 

But What If I Fail?

Concerned about failing? Put your concerns 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. PassMeFast can get you booked back in ASAP, with a fast-track test and additional tuition (if necessary). So, if you'd like to get back on the road, give us a ring on 0333 123 4949 or contact us via our website. 

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 so that you can learn everything you need to know in a quick and efficient manner. 

Get on the road in Macclesfield 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.