Learner drivers in and around the Oldham area have seen a lot of upheaval in the past few 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 take advantage of. We’ve put together a guide detailing information about the Middleton area, alternate test centres and what you can expect on the day of your practical test.
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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.
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 nearby busy A routes like the A663 and A560 which will undoubtedly feature on your test route. Looking for more information about Middleton? Take a look at the resources below...
With the closure of Middleton test centre, you won’t have much use for a Middleton test route. But it doesn’t actually matter which test centre you go to—you won’t be able to find any test routes. It shouldn’t be much of an issue, as long as you’ve completed some form of a course or lesson plan with a professional instructor. Struggle with areas like clutch control or speed perception? Ask your instructor to pay close attention while you’re driving around.
Wondering what the deal is with motorway driving? Take a look at our ultimate guide for motorway driving.
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...
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.
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.
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:
No matter which test centre you end up heading to, you’ll probably be there for around 40 minutes. Practicals always start with an eyesight test before moving onto the “show me, tell me” section, in which you’ll be asked two questions regarding the maintenance of your car, e.g., “Tell me how you’d know if there was a problem with your anti-lock braking system”. One will be asked before you get into the car and the other will be asked while you’re driving. The independent driving section takes 20 minutes and during this time, you’ll follow directions using a sat nav. 1 in 5 candidates however, will be expected to follow traffic signs instead. The examiner will expect you to demonstrate the following manoeuvres:
Results will be given to you upon reaching the test centre. If you’re lucky enough to have passed, you’ll get your test pass certificate and you’ll send off for your brand new licence. If you’re unlucky, the examiner will let you know where you went wrong so that you can learn from our mistakes in time for your next practical.
Want to make sure you don’t make silly mistakes? Take a look at the top 5 reasons people failed their driving test in 2016/17.
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.
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