Based in a moderate-sized building on Weston street, Bolton test centre can be found next to a First Bus Depot and the Makkah Mosque & Community Centre. Thousands of learners head to this test centre each year to take the final step in their driving journey. If you're planning on doing the same, we'd advise you take the time to get to know Bolton test centre a bit better. Check out our guide below for directionspass ratestest routes and much more about Bolton.


Weston Street Great Lever Bolton Greater Manchester BL3 2AW

Tests Offered at Bolton

  • Car
  • ADI part 2
  • ADI part 3


There are 11 parking spaces at this centre


Male, female and disabled toilets are available

Disabled Access

You can get into the test centre in a wheelchair

Phone Number

0120 4385057

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Bolton test centre is around 5 minutes from the centre of Bolton itself, in the close vicinity of the A666. Learner drivers certainly won't have face any difficulty with finding the test centre. Don't worry if you've never been there before; we’ve got directions here. Please note that Bolton test centre has 11 parking spaces only, so don't get there too early—you don't want to get in the way of candidates coming in and out for their practical tests. 

A Bit More About Bolton

The Bolton area comes with a variety of challenging road features—ranging from A routes like the A666 and A676 to the busy roads around the centre of Bolton itself. Depending on the time of day, candidates will have to test their skills against heavy and traffic—particulary around local schools and Bolton College. Needless to say, learners will have their wits and driving skills put to the test. Wondering what else there is to know about Bolton? We’ve compiled a few top resources below:

Bolton Test Route

You won’t be able to find an exact test route for Bolton. Why? The DVSA stopped publishing test routes to stop students from memorising them. Fortunately, you can simply check out videos of Bolton test routes on YouTube or download our sample Bolton driving test routes. In order to get you test-ready, your instructor will have you honing your skills—ranging from hazard perception to clutch control to speed awareness—on the local roads that are likely to show up on your test. What this means, is that you're likely to be familiar with most of your test route. 

Bolton Test Pass Rates

If you’re a fan of driving test statistics, you might find it interesting to know that the national average currently stands at 45.9%. Take a look below, however, to see pass rates for Bolton test centre from the past five years.

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
51.4% 52.3% 49.7% 50.7% 51.6%

If you’re not someone who’s ever won over by statistics, bear in mind that it’s how you act on the day that affects the outcome. As long as you remember everything your instructor tells you and prepare as well as you can, you’ve got every chance in the world of getting your licence.

What If I Can't Go To Bolton?

There’s a wide variety of practical test centres to go to in Greater Manchester. If you’re not able to go to Bolton test centre, the nearest alternate centres are Atherton and Bury.

What To Expect On The Day

Whether you’re ready to take your test or you’re just reading ahead, there’s nothing to worry about. By the time your practical rolls around, you’ll be more than familiar with Bolton test centre and the nearby area. All you need to do on the day is get there 10 minutes early. Don't forget to bring your provisional licence. The test will then proceed with: 

  • 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

Your test route will end once you're back at Bolton test centre. The examiner will tell you their verdict and give you a feedback sheet. This will tell you of any driving test faults you might have made during the practical. If you are successful and you pass, you'll be given a test pass certificate. You'll also be given the option to hand in your provisional licence so you can send off for your new licence. 

But What If I Fail?

Driving tests are always difficult—especially for first timers. The important thing to do is continue trying. Take the examiner’s feedback and use it to improve your driving in time for your next practical test. Ready to go again? PassMeFast can speed up the process for you with a fast-track practical test—and a refresher course, if necessary. Simply contact us via our website or give us a ring on 0333 123 4949.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

Unlike other driving schools, PassMeFast offers intensive courses where you can learn to drive in a matter of days—as opposed to months. We cover a variety of practical test centres and offer fast-track practical tests so that you can take your test weeks or even months ahead of standard DVSA-waiting times. Plus, we’ve got a range of DVSA-approved instructors available so you can learn all the skills you need to pass your test. 

With PassMeFast, the road to driving doesn’t have to be long. Check out our course prices today, give us a ring on 0333 123 494 or book a course online yourself to take one step closer to getting on the road.