Cheetham Hill

Learner drivers in the Salford area have only a small selection of test centres nearby to choose from—of which the primary one happens to be Cheetham Hill test centre. Filled with an assortment of particularly challenging road features, candidates will have a lot on their plate with Cheetham Hill test centre. To help you along your way, PassMeFast have compiled all the information you could possibly need to know about the centre—from contact information to what you can expect to happen in your practical to Cheetham Hill’s pass rates.


Alderglen Road Cheetham Manchester Greater Manchester M8 0AL

Tests Offered at Cheetham Hill

  • Car


There are 18 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

0161 7927171

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

We recommend—as we do with all test centres—that candidates taking their test at Cheetham Hill take the time to drive around the centre beforehand. You can find directions here. Typically, this will be something your instructor will keep in mind. If they take you around Cheetham Hill prior to your test, you’ll be less likely to be surprised by anything that comes your way. Cheetham Hill test centre offers parking, toilet facilities and is accessible by wheelchair.

A Bit More About Cheetham Hill

Cheetham Hill test centre is located near the Salford area—so it’s perfect for learners who live in Eccles, Swinton, Walkden and Irlam. As we’ve said, Cheetham Hill has a lot of challenging road features—just ask your driving instructor! With A routes like the A6010 and different types of pedestrian crossings, you’ve got a lot to take in. Looking to get a bus or train near Cheetham Hill? Wondering what the weather might be like on your test? Take a look at the links below...

Cheetham Hill Test Route

Been searching for Cheetham Hill test route? You might have noticed that you can’t find one. That’s not a fluke—you won’t be able to find an exact route for any of the test centres in Greater Manchester. This is a measure by the DVSA that’s intended to prevent learners from memorising routes—you won’t be able to predict every route you come across on a day-to-day basis, so your practical test shouldn’t be any different. You don’t have to worry too much—your instructor’s job is preparing you for this, so as long as you listen to them, you should be fine. If you’d like a better idea of what to expect, take advantage of resources like YouTube. There you can find examples of independent driving in Cheetham Hill.

Still worried? Take a look at how to avoid test day nerves.

Cheetham Hill Test Pass Rates

There’s a wide variety of driving test pass rates available out there if you’re interested. We’ve got driving test pass rates by area and we’ve even compiled Cheetham Hill’s pass rates for the last five years:

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
43% 35.4% 32.2% 32.2% 33.1%

While the pass rate for Cheetham Hill is a lot lower than the national average of 47%, you should bear in mind that it’s located in a challenging area. Arguably, it gives learners vital experience in dealing with difficult road features.Not had the chance to take your theory test yet? Take a look at how to pass your theory test.

What If I Can't Go To Cheetham Hill?

Learners in Greater Manchester have a wide variety of practical test centres to go to. Ordinarily, if you couldn’t go to Cheetham Hill test centre, you would head to Salford test centre. At this moment however, Salford test centre is temporarily closed. As such, your nearest alternate test centre is Chadderton.

What To Expect On The Day

Congratulations—you’ve finished all your driving lessons and now’s the time to see if it’s paid off. Relax—don’t let those test day nerves get to you. Beyond the practical test, you’ve not got much else to worry about. All you have to do on the day of your test is:

  • Get there 10 minutes early
  • Bring you provisional licence

The practical test lasts around 40 minutes. Before going to the car, the examiner will ask you to complete an eyesight test. You’ll then be asked questions from the “show me, tell me” section, e.g., “How would you check that the headlights and tail lights are working?”. One question will be asked before you get into the car and the other will be asked while you’re driving. The independent driving section lasts 20 minutes, and you’ll have to follow a route using a sat nav. Bear in mind that 1 in 5 candidates will instead be asked to follow traffic signs. The examiner may ask you to demonstrate the following manoeuvres:

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

When you get back to Cheetham Hill test centre, the examiner will tell you your results. Upon passing, you’ll get your test pass certificate and you’ll be given the option to send for your new licence. Upon failing, the examiner will tell you and your instructor where you went wrong.

Not sure your test was conducted fairly? Check out how to appeal a driving test.

But What If I Fail?

You wouldn’t think it, but it’s perfectly normal to fail your test—so don’t beat yourself up over it. You can use the feedback the examiner gave you to help you the next time you take your test.

PassMeFast can get you booked in for another test as soon as two weeks later—after the 10 working day limit. We can even give you extra tuition with an exclusive 10% discount to ensure you’re completely test-ready. Looking for some extra help? Check out our list of resources. If you’d like to get booked in, give us a quick call on 0333 123 4949 or contact us on our website. 

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

PassMeFast is different to other driving schools. Instead of spreading out your lessons over months, PassMeFast offers intensive courses where you can learn to drive in a matter of days. Not sure how they work? Check out our crash courses guide. If you’re looking to get passed fast, our fast-track practical tests put you ahead of the queue of learner drivers. And with our experienced grade A and B instructors, you’ll learn all the skills you need to become a safe and confident driver.

The road to driving doesn’t have to be long with PassMeFast. Take a look at our course prices and get in touch today to find out more—by ringing 0333 123 4949—or book a course online yourself to take one step closer to getting on the road.