Cheadle (Fire Station)

If you’re a learner driver living in Stockport or south Manchester, you’re in luck—there’s a wide variety of practical test centres to choose from. If you decide to head to Cheadle test centre, you’ve got a lot to tackle before you take your test, from busy A routes to town driving. If you’ve not had the chance to familiarise yourself with the area or centre, find out everything you need to know in our guide—from contact details to what happens on the day of your test to pass rates, we’ve got it all.


C/o Fire Station Turves Road Cheadle Hulme Manchester Greater Manchester SK8 6AY

Tests Offered at Cheadle

  • Car


Car parking spaces are avaliable


Customer WCs are not avaliable

Disabled Access


Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Not had the chance to look around Cheadle test centre yet? Follow these directions and ask your instructor to take you around the area. Driving around Cheadle test centre will prepare you for the types of road features that could be on your test route. The more familiar you are with the area, the less likely you are to suffer from test day nerves. Cheadle test centre doesn’t offer toilet facilities, however learner drivers can make use of car parking spaces.

A Bit More About Cheadle

Located in the Stockport area, Cheadle test centre is the ideal choice for learners who live near Cheadle, Cheadle Hulme, Marple, Bredbury, Reddish, Woodley and Romiley. During your driving lessons, you’ll be taken around the most challenging road features in Cheadle—a variety which most likely includes A routes like the A34. Not sure what else there is you need to know about Cheadle beyond road features? Check out the links below for everything ranging from buses to weather to the local council:

Cheadle Test Route

PassMeFast has helped a lot of learner drivers pass their test, and one of the main topics of interest is always test routes. Understandably, learner drivers want to be able to memorize their test route so that they’re perfect on the day of their test. It might upset you to find, then, that the DVSA no longer publishes test routes. This means you won’t be able to find the exact Cheadle test route. You don’t have to panic—as long as you drive around the area and get to grips with its most challenging road types, you should be more than prepared for whatever comes your way on the day of your test. For a better idea of what to expect, take a look at driving around Cheadle and example test routes.

Not had the chance to take your theory test yet? Find out how to pass your theory—or take a look at our predictions for the theory test in 20 years

Cheadle Test Pass Rates

Another topic of interest for learner drivers is driving test pass rates. To help you along your way, we’ve compiled the pass rates for Cheadle test centre from the last five years below:

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
52% 53.1% 53.1% 56.1% 56.9%

Regardless of whether you’re impressed or disappointed by Cheadle test centre’s pass rates, bear in mind that it’s how you act on the day of your test that affects the outcome. Put in the time and the effort, and you have every chance in the world of getting your licence. Wondering if having your instructor with you will change the outcome of your test? Check out the pros and cons of taking your instructor on your test.

What If I Can't Go To Cheadle?

Can’t make it to Cheadle test centre? That’s fine, there are plenty of Greater Manchester test centres. Your closest alternate test centres are West Didsbury and Bredbury.

What To Expect On The Day

So you’ve finished your driving lessons or course. That’s great! Now, all that stands in the way of you and your licence is the practical test. Just remember what you’ve been taught, and you should be more than ready. All that’s left for you to do on the day of your practical is:

  • Get there 10 minutes early
  • Bring your provisional licence

You’ll be at Cheadle test centre for around 40 minutes overall. Before you get in the car, the examiner will ask you to complete an eyesight test. Once that’s done, you’ll be asked one “show me, tell me” question before you start driving and the other while you’re driving, e.g., “Identify where you’d check the engine coolant level”. The independent driving section will then follow—lasting 20 minutes and consisting of you following sat nav directions. Please be aware that 1 in 5 learners are asked instead to follow traffic signs. Not sure what manoeuvres you’ll be expected to demonstrate? Here they are:

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

Upon arriving back at Cheadle test centre, you’ll be given your results immediately. If you pass, you get your test pass certificate and you’ll send off for your new licence. If you fail, the examiner will give you a feedback sheet highlighting your mistakes.

Worried that the new test changes will affect the odds of you passing? Take a look at will the pass rate go up or down for the new driving test?

But What If I Fail?

If you failed your practical test, you don’t have to worry. It’s a bit more common than you’d think, especially for first-time drivers. Instead of dwelling on it, learn from your mistakes so that next time you can pass with flying colours!

Looking to get passed fast? 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. If you failed your test just by the skin of your teeth, you could always take a refresher course to rebuild your confidence. Not sure we’re the driving school for you? Take a look at our customer reviews.  Give us a ring on 0333 123 4949 to chat with a member of the PassMeFast team, alternatively contact us via our website.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

Unlike other driving schools, PassMeFast offers intensive courses over hourly lessons. This means you can learn to drive in a matter of days by building up your knowledge in a speedy yet efficient manner. Sick of long driving test waiting times? That’s fine—our fast-track practical tests take care of that problem! With a PassMeFast instructor, you can learn all the skills you need to pass your test.

If you choose PassMeFast, you could be on the road in no time at all. Check out our course prices and give us a ring on 0333 123 4949 or book your course online.