If you’re learning to drive and you happen to live in the Northwich area, you’re in luck: Northwich test centre is ready and waiting for you! Located in Cheshire, you can expect to encounter a variety of interesting road features in Northwich. To give yourself the best chance possible of passing, you should try to get to know the Northwich area more. PassMeFast wants to help learners as much as possible, which is why we’ve put together essential guide below.


4 Felix Road Winnington Northwich Cheshire CW8 4BU

Tests Offered at Northwich

  • Car
  • ADI part 2


Parking is available at this test centre


Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access


Phone Number

0160 676459

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Haven’t had the opportunity to look around Northwich test centre yet? Use these directions and you’ll be able to find the centre without a hitch. Your driving lessons will involve you driving around the Northwich area so you can familiarise yourself with local road types and features. As you progress, you should become more confident with driving around the test centre. You’ll be able to park at the centre; however, there are only male and female toilets available. Additionally, special arrangements will have to be made if you’re a wheelchair user.

A Bit More About Northwich

There are a wide variety of possible test routes that your examiner might take you on around the Northwich area. As we’ve said, the only way to prepare for this is to drive around the area and practice the most challenging road types you can find. A routes like the A533, for example, will undoubtedly play a role on the day of your practical. If you’d like to get to know Northwich on a more magnified level, simply check out the following resources...

Northwich Test Route

Once you’ve become familiar with the area around Northwich test centre, you won’t have to worry about finding the Northwich test route—which is no longer available from the DVSA anyway. Why is this? Your instructor should have prepared you for all types of road features that will come your way on the day of your practical.

As you’d imagine, the examiner will take you around some of the nearby dual carriageways. If there’s a one-way system in the nearby vicinity, expect it to show up as well. It’s important that you don’t disregard the importance of features like pedestrian crossings, as they will undoubtedly show up on your route—the examiner will pay close attention to your hazard awareness and your speed control. In all, they’ll try to incorporate a mix of road types and traffic systems.

Not sure what the rules are surrounding L and P plates? Check out everything you need to know about L and P plates.

Northwich Test Pass Rates

We’re all a sucker for statistics, which is why we’ve compiled a few interesting ones for learner drivers. Did you know that the national average pass rate for the UK is 47%? If you’re a learner in the North West, however, you’ve got a 47.3% chance of passing your test. What about Northwich test centre? See below to find out...

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
56% 52% 49.2% 55% 52.2%

The pass rate for Northwich test centre in 2017/18 currently stands at 52.2%. Now, we don’t know about you, but we’re pretty darn impressed—it’s significantly better than the national average. Are your worries not put to rest yet? Just ask your instructor to give you a few mock practical tests and see how you perform.

What If I Can't To Northwich

Fortunately, Northwich isn’t the only test centre you can head to. There are plenty of Cheshire test centres—the closest of which are Warrington and Macclesfield.

What To Expect On The Day

Like to prepare for things in advance? That’s good—we do too! Luckily, once you’ve finished your driving lessons, there’s not much you have to worry about (beyond the practical test). All you’ve got to do is:

  • Get there 10 minutes early
  • Bring your provisional licence

All learners—regardless of whether they need glasses or not—have to read a number plate from 20 or 20.5 metres away as part of the eyesight test. You’ll then have to answer two “show me, tell me” questions—one before you start your test route and the other during—e.g., “Show me how you’d check that the horn is working”. The independent driving section is simple enough. All you’ve got to do is demonstrate your driving skills whilst following a test route using a sat nav. Alternatively, 1 in 5 learner drivers will be asked to use traffic signs. You’ll also be asked to demonstrate:

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

Don’t like waiting for test results? You’re in luck—you’ll get them as soon as you finish. If you pass your test, you’ll get your test pass certificate and you’ll get the chance to send off for your new licence. Alternatively, if you fail, you’ll get a feedback sheet so you know exactly where you went wrong. In either case, the practical only lasts 40 minutes or so and you’ll be taken back home by your examiner.

But What If I Fail?

We don’t want to worry learners waiting to take their test, but unfortunately failure is always a possibility. Some learners pass first time (woo hoo!) and others need a few tries to get it just right. Fortunately, it’s simple enough to go in for another practical.

In fact, PassMeFast can get you booked in as soon as two weeks later (after the 10 working day limit). Got a few areas you need to work on? Why not take advantage of our additional tuition? If you’d like to know more about how our process works, simply read up on our crash course guide. If you’d rather get the ball rolling, contact us via our website or give us a ring on 0333 123 4949.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

Looking to get passed fast? Bored of spending half of your lessons refreshing your knowledge? PassMeFast is the ultimate solution to all of your driving problems. Our intensive and semi-intensive courses are ideal for learners who want to get test-ready quickly with an experienced instructor. You don’t even need to worry about long waiting times—we offer fast-track practical tests to speed you along!

Don’t waste your time and money on second-best—take a look at our course prices and get in touch with PassMeFast today on 0333 123 4949 or book a course online.