West Didsbury

Based in a small building, West Didsbury test centre can be found near a Premier Inn and Christies Field Beefeater. As the go-to option for learners located in and around West Didsbury, the test centre oversees countless tests each month. If you're heading to this test centre in particular, we'd recommend you get to know it better. You can do this by reading our guide below. We've included directionspass ratestest routes and much more about West Didsbury.


Unit 11 Christie Park West Didsbury Manchester Greater Manchester M21 7QY

Tests Offered at West Didsbury

  • Car
  • ADI part 3




Male, female and disabled toilets are available

Disabled Access


Phone Number

0161 4349456

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

West Didsbury test centre is located between Barlow Moor and West Didsbury. Sitting next to Princess Road A5103, the test centre is easy to find and even easier to get to. Not had the chance to look around it yet? Use these directions and you'll get there hassle-free. 

A Bit More About West Didsbury

As with other driving test centre, West Didsbury is ideally placed to offer a variety of road conditions and features so that candidates can show off their newfound driving skills fully. With the nearby A5103, residential estates and other local challenges in the Greater Manchester area, candidates looking to get their hands on a full licence will certainly be put to the test. Want to know more about West Didsbury in general?

West Didsbury Test Route

You won’t be able to find an exact test route for West Didsbury—the DVSA stopped publishing test routes to prevent candidates from practicing them before exams. If you'd like a rough idea of what to expect, you can look at videos of West Didsbury test routes on YouTube or download our sample West Didsbury driving test routes. If you're learning with a local ADI, they'll know which routes examiners favour. As such, they'll have you perfecting your driving skills on the roads that will likely show up on your test route. This familiarity will certainly work in your favour on the day of your test. 

West Didsbury Test Pass Rates

Interested in driving test pass rates? The national average pass rate in the UK currently stands at 45.9%. Want to find out how learners in your area performed? Check out our guide to driving test pass rates by area. If that’s still not specific enough for you, take a look below to see how learners at West Didsbury in the past five years have done...

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
42.3% 43.3% 45.0% 44.6% 43.8%

Arguably, West Didsbury’s pass rate isn’t too poor—it’s not too much lower than the national average. Additionally, it’s all ultimately down to your personal ability. If you listen to your instructor and work on your weakest areas, it should pay off in the long run.

What If I Can't Go To West Didsbury?

If you can’t—for whatever reason—take your practical at West Didsbury, there are still many practical test centres in Greater Manchester to head to. The closest test centres are Sale and Cheadle.

What To Expect On The Day

By this point, you should be more than ready to take your test. You should also be very familiar with West Didsbury test centre and its nearby road features. Now all you need to do on the day of your test is get there 10 minutes early, with your provisional. The layout of your 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 get back to West Didsbury test centre, the examiner will tell you how you’ve done. They'll break down your progress by showing you a feedback sheet, detailing any driving test faults you might have picked up. If you pass, you’ll get your test pass certificate and have your new licence sent off for. 

But What If I Fail?

If you’ve failed your practical test, don’t worry—it’s more common than you’d think. Instead of dwelling on it, you should take the feedback your examiner gave you to improve your driving skills before retaking your test. If you'd like to retake your test, PassMeFast can speed up the entire process by fast-tracking your test. In addition, we can offer further tuition to make sure you’re completely confident and test-ready the second time around. If you’re interested, you can give us a call on 0333 123 4949 or contact us via our website to get booked in today.

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—allowing you to constantly build up your knowledge, so you’re fully prepared for your test. 

Interested? Just take a look at our course prices to find out which course is best for you. Once you know what you’re looking for—or if you need some help choosing—give us a ring on 0333 123 4949 to get started or book a course online to take one step closer to getting on the road.