Cheetham Hill

Based in a moderate-sized building on Alderglen Road, Cheetham Hill test centre can be found near Park View Residence and the A6010. Infamous for its frighteningly low pass rate, Cheetham Hill comes with a range of challenges up its sleeve—but for candidates willing to work hard, it is indeed possible to come away triumphant. If you're a learner looking to face Cheetham Hill head on, we'd recommend getting to know it better. You can do so by reading on for directionspass ratestest routes and much more about Cheetham Hill.


Alderglen Road Cheetham Manchester Greater Manchester M8 0AL

Tests Offered at Cheetham Hill

  • Car
  • ADI part 2
  • ADI part 3


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

Less than 5 minutes from the centre of Cheetham Hill itself, the test centre is easily accessible for all learners located in and around Cheetham Hill—particularly with the nearby A6010 and Cheetham Hill Road. If you've not yet looked around Cheetham Hill test centre prior to your lessons, you can find directions here

A Bit More About Cheetham Hill

Cheetham Hill test centre is located near the Salford area and comes with a variety of challenging road conditions and features to put even the most confident of learners to the test. Indeed, with A routes like the A6010 and different types of pedestrian crossings, there's plenty to put candidates through their paces. Want to know more about the Cheetham Hill area in general? Take a look at the links below...

Cheetham Hill Test Route

With the DVSA no longer publishing routes, you won’t be able to find an exact route for any of the test centres in Greater Manchester. Don't worry—you can get an idea of which roads might crop up by looking at videos of Cheetham Hill test routes on YouTube or by downloading our sample Cheetham Hill driving test routes. Additionally, if you're taking lessons with a local insructor, you'll be familiar with most of the local roads that will crop up on your test. 

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:

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
32.2% 32.2% 33.7% 36.9% 37.2%

While the pass rate for Cheetham Hill is a lot lower than the national average of 45.9%, 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, with your provisional licence. The layout of the practical will be as follows: 

  • 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

When you get back to Cheetham Hill test centre, the examiner will tell you your results. They'll also give you a feedback sheet so that you can look at the driving test faults you picked up. If you pass, you'll also get a test pass certificate and you’ll be given the option to send for your new licence.

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 speed up the entire process and fast-track your test. 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.