If you live in the Skipton area, you don’t have to look far for a practical test centre—Skipton test centre is right on your doorstep. Situated in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, Skipton test centre has quite a few tricks up its sleeve. If you’re looking for test routes, information on the nearby vicinity and what might be expected of you on the day of your test then you’ve come to the right place!


Foundry House Carleton Road Skipton North Yorkshire BD23 2BE

Tests Offered at Skipton

  • Car


Parking spaces are available at this centre


Male, female and disabled toilets are available

Disabled Access

You can get into the test centre in a wheelchair

Phone Number

0175 6793589

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

You can find directions to Skipton test centre here. It doesn’t matter what type of driving tuition you’re taking—whether it’s single lessons or a crash course—your instructor should be taking you around the area surrounding the test centre to get you prepared for what might come your way in your practical. The more familiar you are with an area, the better off you’ll be. Skipton test centre provides parking and disabled access. You’ll also find male, female and disabled toilets.

A Bit More About Skipton

While driving around the Skipton area and test centre, you should keep your eyes peeled for any major road features—ask your instructor to take you on the most challenging route they can think of. It’s always a good idea to test yourself on high-speed roads, so pay close attention to the A65 and A629. Looking to take a train in Skipton? Or would you like to know what the weather might be like on the day of your test? Take a look at the links below...

Skipton Test Route

While we’d love to give you the exact test route you can expect on your practical, we unfortunately aren’t able to. The DVSA doesn’t publish test routes anymore as an attempt to prevent candidates from practicing before their practicals. The need learners have to get their hands on test routes is understandable; however, it works more in your favour that you’re forced to learn without them. All the examiner wants is for you to prove you’re a safe and confident driver—so, take heed of road signs and positioning whilst keeping an eye out for hazards. And above all, practice as much as possible.

Do you think of yourself as a nervous driver? Read up on our top tips for learning to drive with anxiety.

Skipton Test Pass Rates

The current driving test pass rate in the entire UK stands at 47%. Similarly, the pass rate for learners in Yorkshire and the Humber stands at 47.1%. Want it broken down further? Check out Skipton’s pass rates from the last five years below…….

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
56.3% 54.6% 53.2% 53.3% 50.8%

Considering Skipton’s pass rates are higher than the national average, you should feel pretty comfortable with your chances of passing. Of course, it’s not all down to statistics—it’s also down to your actual ability. As long as you’ve paid close attention to your instructor, however, you should be more than prepared.

What If I Can't Go To Skipton?

If you’re located in North Yorkshire or the nearby vicinity, there’s a wide range of practical test centres to head to. If you can’t go to Skipton for whatever reason, the nearest alternate centre is Knaresborough.

What To Expect On The Day

Finished your course? Well then, you should be completely test-ready. You don’t have to worry about what to expect on the day of your test because it’s pretty simple. In fact, all you need to do on the day is:

  • Get there 10 minutes early
  • Bring your provisional licence

You’ll start things off with a quick eyesight test which will then be followed by “show me, tell me” questions which involve the maintenance of your car, e.g., “Identify where you’d check the engine oil level”. There are two questions overall—one is asked prior to getting in the car and the other is asked during your drive. The independent driving section lasts 20 minutes and will test your ability to follow directions using a sat nav. Please be aware, however, that 1 in 5 candidates will be asked to follow traffic signs instead. The examiner will also expect you to perform manoeuvres, so try to practice the following beforehand:

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

You’ll know the results of your practical test as soon as you reach the end. You’ll be given your test pass certificate if you pass. To send off for your new licence, you’ll have to hand over your provisional licence. If you fail your practical, the examiner will give you important feedback regarding your mistakes.

Want more information? Take a look at the PassMeFast crash course guide.

But What If I Fail?

Worried about failing your practical? While it is a common occurence amongst learner drivers, it’s not like it’s the end of the world. You can quite easily book another practical. All you need to bear in mind is the feedback given to you by your examiner when you fail—it’s vital in helping you learn from your mistakes.

PassMeFast can get you in for another test as soon as two weeks later—after the 10 working day limit. And if you’re looking to smooth out your driving skills, we offer additional tuition with a 10% discount. Want to know more about PassMeFast? Check out our About Us page. If you’d rather get in touch directly, contact us via our website or call us on 0333 123 4949.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

Tired of taking driving lessons weeks apart? That’s a thing of the past with PassMeFast. We’ve ditched traditional lessons in favour of intensive and semi-intensive courses that can be fit entirely around your schedule—as you can see on our course prices page. Instead of refreshing your knowledge with each lesson, you’re building it up quickly and easily to ensure you’re fully test-ready by the end. And with our fast-track practical tests, you can take your practical far ahead of DVSA-waiting times.

With PassMeFast, you can get on the road in no time at all. Get in touch on 0333 123 4949 to find out more or book a course online to get started.