Heading to Hyde test centre for your practical test? Located in Tameside, Hyde holds many challenges for learner drivers. From busy urban areas to quieter residential areas, there’s plenty to take note of in Hyde. To help you, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide covering all the information you might need to know—from contact details to how to get to Hyde test centre to what you can expect on the day of your practical.


23 Perrin Street Hyde Manchester Greater Manchester SK14 1JE

Tests Offered at Hyde

  • 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

0161 3686632

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

It couldn’t be any easier to get to Hyde test centre. Simply use these directions and off you go. In most cases, you’ll have driven around the test centre prior to taking your practical test. This gives you the chance to familiarise yourself with the Hyde area—minimising the risk of being surprised by road features. Hyde test centre doesn’t have a car park, however there is disabled access and male, female and disabled toilets.

A Bit More About Hyde

If you’re looking to take your test at Hyde test centre, you’re obviously going to have to get yourself used to driving around the area. Located in the Tameside area, Hyde has had a good history of top driving test pass rates. When driving around the area, make sure you try your skills on fast-paced A routes like the A627 and A560—they’ll probably show up on your test. Don’t know what else you might need to know about Hyde? Take a look at the resources below...

Hyde Test Route

You’ll no longer be able to find Hyde test routes because the DVSA stopped publishing test routes. Don’t worry—all examiners want is for you to demonstrate that you’re a safe and confident driver. Keep in mind skills like clutch control and hazard awareness whilst driving. If you’re weak in particular areas—like meeting vehicles and passing parked cars—ask your instructor to go over them with you again. Want a better idea of what to expect in your practical? There’s plenty of YouTube videos featuring Hyde test routes and driving around Hyde.

Hyde Test Pass Rates

If you’re anything like other learner drivers, you’re probably dying to know what the pass rates are like. We’ve compiled driving test pass rates by area and from Hyde test centre from the last five years...

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
56.9% 54.5% 59.8% 57.9% 59%

As you can see, Hyde test centre has performed well in the past five years—well above the national average of 47%. Not too impressed? Bear in mind that it’s all down to your own personal effort. Keep working hard in your driving lessons and you’ll have every chance in the world of getting your licence.

What If I Can't Go To Hyde?

Hyde test centre isn’t the only practical test centre in Greater Manchester. So if you can’t head to Hyde, you can always head on over to Bredbury test centre.

What To Expect On The Day

By the time your practical test date rolls on by, you should be more than prepared for whatever comes your way. All that’s left for you to do on the day is:

  • Get there 10 minutes early
  • Bring your provisional licence

You’ll be at Hyde test centre for approximately 40 minutes. You’ll begin with a quick eyesight test, before moving onto two questions from the “Show me, tell me” section, e.g., “Identify where you would check the engine oil level.” One of these questions will be asked prior to getting in the car, the other will be asked while you’re driving. The independent driving section is 20 minutes long. In most cases, you’ll be asked to follow directions using a sat nav, but bear in mind that 1 in 5 candidates will be asked to follow traffic signs instead. The turn in the road and reverse around a corner manoeuvres have been scrapped in favour of:

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

You’ll get the results for your test as soon as you get back to Hyde test centre. If you pass, you get your test pass certificate and you’ll hand over your provisional in order to send off for your new licence. If you fail, you’ll get a feedback sheet detailing your mistakes. While disheartening, it will help you improve in time for your next test.

Wondering what to watch out for on your test? Check out the top 5 reasons people failed their driving test in 2016/17.

But What If I Fail?

Many students fail their practical test, so you shouldn’t beat yourself up over it. You can use this as a way to improve your driving skills—examiners give vital feedback when you fail, so make sure you use it in time for your next test.

PassMeFast can book you in for another practical test as soon as two weeks later—after the 10 working day limit. Not got much availability? Find out everything you need to know about weekend driving tests. To get booked in, simply contact us via our website or call us on 0333 123 4949.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

PassMeFast is different to other driving schools. Instead of spreading your lessons out over months, PassMeFast offers intensive courses where you can learn to drive in a matter of days. This means you can constantly build up your knowledge, so you’re fully prepared for your test. We’ve even got fast-track practical tests so you don’t have to wait too long. And with our experienced instructors, you’ll learn all the important skills you need to pass your practical.

Take a look at our course prices and give us a call on 0333 123 4949 to get booked in. Or book a course online yourself if you know exactly what you want. Not sure what you need? That’s fine—you might want to take a course assessment instead.