Learner drivers in the Oldham area have seen a bit of upheaval in the past few years, with the closure of test centres like Failsworth and Middleton. Fortunately, there’s no need to despair—Chadderton test centre is available. Not sure where it’s located? Need to know if it has parking? We’ve compiled all the necessary information in our guide below.


Broadway Business Park Broadgate Chadderton Oldham Greater Manchester OL9 9XA

Tests Offered at Chadderton

  • Car


No car park is available at this centre


Male, female and disabled toilets are available

Disabled Access

You can get into the test centre in a wheelchair

Phone Number

0792 0711962

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

If you’ve never been to Chadderton test centre before, just follow these directions and take a look around the area before your test. Most of your driving lessons will consist of driving around the Chadderton area so that you’re prepared for what might come your way on the day of your practical. Chadderton test centre offers disabled access but no parking. You’ll also find male, female and disabled toilets.

A Bit More About Chadderton

Chadderton test centre is located in the Oldham area. If you live in Failsworth, Lees, Royton, Shaw and Crompton or Saddleworth, you’ll probably end up at Chadderton test centre. Once you’ve completed your lessons, you should be familiar with Chadderton road features like the A663 and A62. Not sure where you can get a train or bus in Chadderton? Want to prepare for the weather? Check out some top resources below:

Chadderton Test Route

Every learner driver is always curious about test routes. Despite this high demand, you won’t be able to find Chadderton test routes anywhere. This stops candidates from memorizing routes—you won’t be able to prepare for every route you take in the future, so why should your practical be any different? All the examiner wants is for you to confidently handle the road types that come your way. Pay attention to aspects like meeting oncoming vehicles and changes in speed limit. Looking for more tips to get yourself ready? Head on over to our resources page!

Chadderton Test Pass Rates

It’s one of the first questions learner drivers ask—what’s the pass rate? If this is the question on your mind too, you might want to head on over to our driving test pass rates. If you’d rather have a look at Chadderton test centre, you can see the pass rate for the last two years below—we don’t have anything further back because Chadderton only opened back up in 2016.

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
- - - 35.5% 32.1%

While you might be concerned about the pass rates for Chadderton test centre, bear in mind that the 2017/18 rate isn’t yet complete. Also, it’s all down to personal effort and how much you pay attention to your instructor. Want to avoid failing your test? Check out the top 5 reasons people failed their driving test in 2016/17.

What If I Can't Go To Chadderton?

While the Oldham area is lacking in alternate test centres, there’s plenty on offer in Greater Manchester. If you can’t head to Chadderton test centre, your nearest available alternative is Cheetham Hill.

What To Expect On The Day

By the time your practical test date rolls on by, you should be completely test-ready. That’s not to say you won’t be nervous—if that’s the case, you can check out how to avoid test day nerves—but you should be more than prepared for whatever comes your way. All you have to do on the day of your test is:

  • Get there 10 minutes early
  • Bring your provisional licence

Expect to be at Chadderton test centre for approximately 40 minutes. You’ll start things off with a simple eyesight test before moving onto the “show me, tell me” section. Here, you’ll get asked maintenance questions like, “Tell me how tyre pressures should be checked”—one will be asked before you start driving and the other will be asked during the driving section. The independent driving section lasts 20 minutes and consists of you following directions using a sat nav—1 in 5 drivers will be asked to follow traffic signs instead. Examiners will expect you to demonstrate the following manoeuvres:

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

Once you get back to Chadderton test centre, the examiner will tell you if you’ve passed or failed. If you pass, you’ll get your very own test pass certificate and have your new licence sent off for. If you fail, you’ll get a feedback sheet so you know exactly where you went wrong—useful for when you retake your practical.

Worried about what happens if you make a mistake during the test? Take a look at: what if I know I’ve failed during my test.

But What If I Fail?

Failing your practical test isn’t the end of the world, fortunately. The important thing is to learn from your mistakes and move on—it’s just a small bump in the road!

If you’re looking to get passed fast, why not get PassMeFast to book your test for you? After the 10 working day limit, we can get you another test as soon as two weeks later! We’ve got a range of refresher courses if you need to build your confidence back up. Not sure we’re the company for you? Check out our About Us page to see why we’re the perfect fit. If you’d rather get things started, contact us via our website or give us a quick ring on 0333 123 4949.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

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The road to driving no longer has to be long. Simply look at our course prices to pick a package suited to you. Once you’re happy with your selection, book your course online or give us a ring on 0333 123 4949 to speak to a member of the PassMeFast team.