Based in the Globe House building on Moss Bridge Road, Rochdale test centre doesn't fit the usual mould for driving test centres. Found next to Constel Engineers and Commercial Vehicle Roofs, this test centre oversees driving tests for countless learners in the Rochdale area. If you're one of the many learners heading here, read up on directionspass ratestest routes and much more about Rochdale below.


Moss Bridge Road Rochdale Greater Manchester OL16 5EB

Tests Offered at Rochdale

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Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access


Phone Number

0170 6630093

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How To Get There

Approximately 5-10 minutes away from the centre of Rochdale, Globe House can be found just off the A664—meaning it's very easy to get to and find. If you've not had the chance to look around Rochdale test centre yet, we’ve got directions here. Please be aware that Rochdale test centre does not have a car park, so you'll have to park up on a nearby residential street. 

A Bit More About Rochdale

As with other driving test centres, the location of Rochdale test centre was carefully chosen to ensure it had enough road conditions and variety to truly test the skills of learner drivers looking to get their hands on a full driving licence. The Rochdale area certainly offers this variety—with A routes like the A664 and A6193, contrasted with narrow, unpredictable residential streets. Want to know more about Rochdale in general? We’ve got a variety of resources below...

Rochdale Test Route

It doesn’t matter which test centre you take your practical at, you won’t be able to find an exact test route. This is because the DVSA stopped publishing them. Never fear—you can still predict some of your route by looking at videos of Rochdale test routes on YouTube or by downloading our sample Rochdale driving test routes. Additionally, your instructor should have prepared you enough so that you’re comfortable with whatever the examiner throws your way. In fact, they'll have had you building up your skills on the local roads that will undoubtedly feature on your test route.

Rochdale Test Pass Rates

If you’re a fan of statistics, you might find it interesting to know that the national average pass rate currently stands at 45.9%. If you want to narrow it down, you can take a look at driving test pass rates by area. Alternatively, we’ve broken down pass rates at Rochdale test centre from the past five years just below...

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
39.5% 39.6% 38.1% 34.2% 30.8%

While the pass rates are lower than the national average, you should still bear in mind that it’s how you act on the day of your practical test that affects the outcome. Put in the maximum effort and it will pay off.

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What If I Can't Go To Rochdale?

If you don’t fancy going to Rochdale test centre, there’s still a few other Greater Manchester practical test centres to try out. The closest ones are Bury and Chadderton.

What To Expect On The Day

It doesn’t matter if you’re about to take your practical in a few days or if you’re just reading ahead, you’ve got absolutely nothing to worry about. Once you’ve finished your lesson plan or course, you should be more than prepared for whatever comes your way. Now all you have to do on the day of your test is get there 10 minutes early. Don't forget to bring your provisional!

The test will then proceed with: 

  • 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

You don’t have to wait long to get your results—you’ll find out once you get back to Rochdale test centre. The examiner will also walk you through any driving test faults you might have accumulated with the feedback sheet. If you do pass, you'll get a test pass certificate and send off for your brand new licence then and there. 

But What If I Fail?

While it can be disheartening to fail your practical, it’s not the end of the world. Many students pass the next time around—you just need to take on board the examiner’s feedback, and try to improve your driving as much as you can before your next test. If you’re in need of another practical, let PassMeFast take care of it—we can fast-track it for you. We even offer refresher courses for students who need a confidence boost. Interested? Give us a 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. This means that you’re constantly building up your knowledge with our experienced instructors to ensure you’re fully prepared for your test. And with our fast-track practical tests, long driving test waiting times are a thing of the past!

Don’t miss out. Take a look at our course prices and give us a ring on 0333 123 4949 to get started. Alternatively, book a course online and take one step closer to getting on the road.