Based in a small building next door to YMCA Training and National Tyres and Autocare, Northallerton test centre is almost easy to miss—if you've not got your eyes peeled for the DSA sign, that is. Though one of the smallest test centres in North Yorkshire, Northallerton oversees countless tests each month. If you're a learner driver heading here, we'd suggest getting to know it better. Keep on reading for directionspass ratestest routes and much more about Northallerton.


Elder House East Road North Yorkshire Northallerton North Yorkshire DL6 1NU

Tests Offered at Northallerton

  • Car


Parking is available at this test centre


Only male toilets are available at this test centre

Disabled Access

You can get into the test centre in a wheelchair

Phone Number

0160 9774019

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Northallerton test centre is situated in the town centre and is mere minutes from the busy roundabouts on Friarage Street and Bullamoor Road. An ideal option for learners located in or around Harrogate, there shouldn't be much difficulty getting to Northallerton test centre. If you've not headed there yet, use these directions and you'll be fine. 

A Bit More About Northallerton

Located near the Harrogate area,  Northallerton boasts of an even mix of rural road features, town roads and busy A roads like the A167 and A168. This variety will be taken advantage of fully by examiners on practical tests—with the aim of putting candidates through their paces. For more information on the area of Northallerton itself, check out the links below. 

Northallerton Test Route

The DVSA doesn’t publish test routes anymore, but that doesn’t mean you have to worry! You can still watch videos of Northallerton test routes on YouTube or download our sample Northallerton driving test routes. Most routes tend to incorporate the same types of road features—narrow rural roads, busy town roads and challenging roundabouts. Additionally, if you're learning with a local ADI, they'll be more than familiar with which roads Northallerton examiners favour—taking you on them so that you're fully prepared for what comes your way on the day of your test. 

Northallerton Test Pass Rates

Curious as to how learner drivers do in their first test? The national average pass rate is currently 45.9%. On a more magnified level, learners in Yorkshire and the Humber have a 47.1% chance of passing. What about Northallerton? See below to see how learners have done there in the past five years...

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
59.5% 57.1% 58.5% 61.8% 57.6%

Northallerton’s pass rate is pretty darn impressive if you ask us. Not won over? Instead of relying on statistics and numbers, why not rely on your own ability? Practice makes perfect—strengthen your weaknesses and you’ll be just fine.

What If I Can't Go To Northallerton?

Northallerton is one of many test centres in North Yorkshire. If you can’t head there, the nearest alternate centres are Middlesbrough and Knaresborough.

What To Expect On The Day

By the time you’ve finished your course, you should be more than familiar with Northallerton test centre and the nearby vicinity. Now all you need to do on the day of your practical is get there 10 minutes early with your provisional licence. The test will 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’ll get the results for your practical immediately. Using a feedback sheet, the examiner will walk you through the driving faults you made (unless you're a new member of the Zero Minors club). If you do pass, you'll get your hands on a test pass certificate. You'll also be given the option to send off for your new licence. 

But What If I Fail?

Despite what you might think, failing your practical test isn’t the end of the world. While it might be heartbreaking—especially if it’s your first time—you need to keep moving. Try to learn from the mistakes of your failed practical so that you’re ready for what comes your way in your next practical. PassMeFast can get you booked back in ASAP with a fast-track practical test. To get things moving, contact us via our website, or give us a call on 0333 123 4949.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

Tired of traditional driving lessons? Looking to pass your practical as soon as possible? PassMeFast is the solution. We have a range of intensive and semi-intensive courses on offer—take a better look with our course prices page. With our experienced ADIs and fast-track practical tests, you’ll be on the road in no time at all. 

The road to driving doesn’t have to be long with PassMeFast. Get in touch today on 0333 123 4949 to find out more or book a course online to take one step closer to getting on the road.