Please be aware that Middleton Test Centre has now closed. Please click here to see other test centres around Greater Manchester.


Learner drivers in and around the Oldham area have certainly seen a lot of upheaval in recent years. Middleton test centre is no longer available, much like Failsworth test centre. Fortunately, there are still plenty of Greater Manchester practical test centres to head to the closest of which is Chadderton test centre. Keep on reading for directions to alternate test centres, pass ratestest routes and much more about. 


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How To Get There

With the closure of Middleton, you no longer need to know where the test centre is. If you live in the nearby vicinity however, you’ll be pleased to hear that there’s another centre within reach—Chadderton test centre. You can find Chadderton easily enough by using these directions

A Bit More About Middleton

Middleton test centre was located in the Rochdale area. While it’s now closed, learners in Middleton, Heywood, Littleborough, Milnrow and Wardle do have other options. Chadderton test centre, located in the Oldham area, is closest. It has a range of local roads that will put your newfound driving skills to the test—from A routes like the A663 and A560 to tricky junctions and one-way systems. Looking for more information about Middleton? Take a look at the resources below...

Middleton Test Route

With the closure of Middleton test centre, you won’t have much use for a Middleton test route. It doesn't actually matter which test centre you head to, however, as the DVSA no longer publishes test routes. As long as you've completed some form of a course or lesson plan with a professional instructor, however, this shouldn't be an issue. They'll have you honing skills like clutch contol and speed perception on all the local roads that will likely feature on your test route. If you'd like something more specific, you can check out videos of Chadderton test routes

Middleton Test Pass Rates

Learners are always interested in driving test pass rates, and while Middleton test centre is now closed, we’ve included the centre’s pass rates from previous years below...

2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
42.2% 41.2% 40.0% - -

While the above pass rates are no longer relevant, they give you a bit of an idea of what to expect from test centres in your area. That being said, it’s all ultimately down to how you perform on the day of your test. Worried? Find out how to avoid test day nerves.

What If I Can't Go To Middleton?

As we’ve said, the closest alternate test centre to Middleton is Chadderton test centre. Want to go further afield? Check out our essential guide to test centres in Greater Manchester.

What To Expect On The Day

You won’t be taking your test at Middleton test centre, but it’s still worthwhile taking a look at what might happen on the day of your practical. On the day of your test, you have to get to your chosen centre around 10 minutes early. Do not forget to bring your provisional licence. The layout of the test 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

Once you're back at your chosen test centre, the examiner will hand you a feedback sheet and tell you your result. They'll give you additional verbal feedback and recommend any course of action that might be beneficial to you. If you're lucky enough to have passed, you’ll get your test pass certificate and you’ll send off for your brand new lice

But What If I Fail?

If you failed your practical, don’t worry about it! A lot of students fail their test—whether it’s their first time, or their third time. The important thing is to try and improve your driving skills in time for your next test—you can do this by taking note of the feedback your examiner gives you.

Want to avoid the fuss of long driving test waiting times? If you use PassMeFast, we can fast-track your test and get you back behind the wheel ASAP. To get everything booked in simply give us a call on 0333 123 4949 or contact us on our website. 

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

PassMeFast offers a range of intensive courses—which you can look at on our course prices page—that take place over a matter of days, as opposed to months. You can build up your knowledge intensively to ensure you’re fully prepared on the day of your test. Our fast-track practical tests mean that you can take your tests weeks or even months ahead of DVSA-waiting times. We’ve also got a variety of experienced instructors on hand so you can learn everything you need to know to pass your test.

Looking to get started? Give us a ring on 0333 123 4949 or book a course online. The road to driving doesn’t have to be long with PassMeFast.