Learner drivers in the Rochdale area don’t have to go far to find their closest practical test centre. Rochdale test centre is located in and around busy urban areas and residential streets. If you’re not sure where the centre’s located or what might be expected of you on the day of your test, keep on reading—we’ve got all the information you need to know in our guide below.


Moss Bridge Road Rochdale Greater Manchester OL16 5EB

Tests Offered at Rochdale

  • Car




Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access


Phone Number

0170 6630093

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Not had the chance to look around Rochdale test centre yet? That’s fine—we’ve got directions here. As you progress through your driving lessons with your instructor, you should be venturing out closer to Rochdale test centre. Why? To give you a better idea of what to expect on the day of your practical. If you’ve already tackled difficult road features, you won’t freeze up in your actual practical. Parking isn’t available at the centre, and arrangements will have to be made for wheelchair users. The centre does offer male and female toilets.

A Bit More About Rochdale

If you’re taking your test at Rochdale test centre, you should definitely try to get to know the Rochdale area. Practical tests are always unpredictable—you never know what the traffic will be like or what route the examiner will take you on. As such, the more familiar you are with the area surround the centre, the less surprised you’ll be on the day. Particularly noteworthy features are the A664 and A6193. Want to know more about Rochdale test centre? 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 a test route. This is because the DVSA stopped publishing them. Never fear—your instructor should have prepared you enough so that you’re comfortable with whatever the examiner throws your way. The test route will consist of as many road types and features as possible—so make sure you brush up on your MSM routines and steering control. If you want a better look at what to expect, check out Rochdale test routes and example routes on YouTube.

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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 47%. 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...

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
40.5% 42.3% 39.5% 39.6% 38.9%


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
  • Bring your provisional licence

Practical tests usually take around 40 minutes. You’ll typically be picked up and dropped back at home by your instructor. Things will start off easy with a quick eyesight test. It will gradually get more challenging with the “show me, tell me” section in which you’ll be asked to answer two maintenance questions e,g., “Show me how you would clean the windscreen using the windscreen washer and wipers”. The first question will be asked before you get into the car and the other whilst you’re driving. The independent driving section will follow, lasting around 20 minutes. Most learners will be expected to drive using directions from a sat nav, however 1 in 5 will have to follow traffic signs instead. The following manoeuvres may crop up in your test:

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

You don’t have to wait long to get your results—you’ll find out once you get back to Rochdale test centre. Passing means you’ll get your test pass certificate and have your brand new licence sent off for. Failing results in you getting a feedback sheet detailing your mistakes—useful for when you get round to taking your practical again.

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’ll have you booked in as soon as two weeks later (after the 10 working day limit). 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.

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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.

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