If you’re a learner driver in the Stockport area, it's likely that you’re going to take your test at Bredbury test centre. South-east of central Manchester, there’s a lot to consider with Bredbury test centre, from its surrounding area to test routes to essential contact information. To simplify things for Bredbury learner drivers, we’ve put everything you need to know into a single, comprehensive guide.


Lingard Lane Bredbury Stockport Greater Manchester SK6 2QT

Tests Offered at Bredbury

  • Car
  • Motorcycle module 1
  • Motorcycle module 2
  • Lorries, large vehicles and buses


A car park is available at this centre


Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access


Phone Number

0161 4066148

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

You can get directions to Bredbury test centre here. No matter what type of driving lessons or course you’re taking, you should make sure you drive around the Bredbury area before your practical test. This prevents you from being surprised by challenging road features and the overall area. Bredbury test centre has parking available for candidates along with male and female toilets.

A Bit More About Bredbury

While taking your lessons around Bredbury test centre and the Stockport area, you should keep an eye out for noticeable or particularly difficult road features—they’re always bound to crop up on your practical test. Pay close attention to the busier areas of Bredbury, like the A560 and A577. Not sure where to catch a train in Bredbury? Wondering what the weather will be like on the day of your practical? Check out the links below:

Bredbury Test Route

Looking for the Bredbury test route? You won’t be able to find the exact route because the DVSA no longer publishes them. If you’ve paid attention in your lessons however, this shouldn’t be too concerning. Practice as much as you can before your test—if areas like MSM routines or rural roads are particularly difficult to you, ask your instructor to go over them with you. Bredbury test route will include as many road types as it can, so you can show your adaptability to different driving and traffic systems. For a better idea, take a look at videos following independent driving in Bredbury and example test routes.

Bredbury Test Pass Rates

Wondering how other drivers take to practical tests? There are all kinds of driving test pass rates available—the national average pass rate, for example, is 47%. More concerned with the pass rate for Bredbury test centre? See how learners have performed in the last five years below:

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
47% 46.4% 49.2% 45.9% 41.7%

Not impressed by statistics? Remember that it’s how you act on the day of your test that affects the outcome. If you’re well-prepared, you have every chance in the world of getting your licence.

What If I Can't Go To Bredbury?

If you’re located in or near Greater Manchester, there’s a wide range of test centres to take your practical at. If you can’t head to Bredbury test centre, the closest alternate centres are Hyde and Cheadle

What To Expect On The Day

Finally ready for your big day? Now you’re familiar with Bredbury test centre and its surrounding area, you should be more than prepared for your practical. The only thing you need to do on the day is:

  • Get there 10 minutes early
  • Bring your provisional licence

Your test will last around 40 minutes. You’ll usually be picked up from home and dropped back by your instructor. Before you get into the car, you’ll have to complete an eyesight test and one of the questions from the “show me, tell me” section. The other question will be asked while you’re driving. The independent driving section takes 20 minutes and you’ll be expected to follow directions from a sat nav. 1 in 5 learner drivers will be asked to follow traffic signs instead—so be aware. Expect to be asked to demonstrate the following manoeuvres:

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

Once you get back to Bredbury test centre, you’ll get your results. Passing your test will result in you receiving your test pass certificate. If you need them to send you your new licence, you’ll have to hand over your provisional. If you fail your test, the examiner will give you a feedback sheet so you know exactly where you went wrong.

Got more questions? You might find answers in our crash course guide.

But What If I Fail?

Don’t worry if you failed your practical—it’s more common than you’d think. Instead of dwelling on it, you should move on. Take the feedback your examiner gave you, and use it to improve your driving skills before your next practical test.

If you need to get booked in for another test, PassMeFast can do it as soon as two weeks later—after the 10 working day limit. If you need more tuition, you can get it with a 10% discount. Still got questions? Check out our FAQs. Alternatively, contact us via our website or give us a ring on 0333 123 4949.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

PassMeFast offers a range of intensive courses for a range of practical test centres that take place over a matter of days, as opposed to months. You can build up your knowledge at an intensive and speed rate to ensure you’re fully prepared for your test. Our fast-track practical tests mean that you don’t have to worry about long driving test waiting times. And with our grade A and B instructors, you’ll be ready to face anything at Bredbury test centre.

Interested? Check out our course prices to see what’s on offer. Alternatively, chat to a member of the PassMeFast team on 0333 123 4949 or book a course online to take one step closer to getting on the road.