Based in a relatively small building on Carleton Road, Skipton test centre can be found near the Eller Beck. Nearby buildings also include Carleton Court Residential Home, Brooklands Community Special School and SHC Hire Centre. If you've decided to take the plunge and head to Skipton test centre for your driving test, we'd recommend getting to know it a bit better. You can do this by reading on for directionspass ratestest routes and much more about Skipton.


Foundry House Carleton Road Skipton North Yorkshire BD23 2BE

Tests Offered at Skipton

  • Car
  • ADI part 3


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

Located around 10 minutes from the centre of Skipton itself, not far from the A629, Skipton test centre certainly isn't difficult to get to—making it ideal for learners across Skipton and further afield. Want to look around the centre before your lessons or driving test? You can find directions here

A Bit More About Skipton

Skipton test centre is ideally located to offer examiners a wide variety of road conditions and features to test students on. From the residential estate the centre is based in to the busy A roads further afield—including the bustling roundabouts of the A59 and A65—candidates will be expected to face the roads around the Skipton area safely and confidently. Want to know more general information about Skipton? Take a look at the links below...

Skipton Test Route

The DVSA doesn’t publish test routes anymore as an attempt to prevent candidates from practicing before their practicals. Fortunately, you can watch videos of Skipton test routes on YouTube or download our sample Skipton driving test routes. Additionally, if you're working with a local ADI, you won't be going in blind—they'll introduce you to all of the roads they think will crop up on your test. 

Skipton Test Pass Rates

The current driving test pass rate in the entire UK stands at 45.9%. 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…….

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
53.2% 53.3% 50.9% 49.7% 51.3%

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 to Skipton 10 minutes early—with your provisional, or you won't be able to take the test. Your practical 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’ll know the results of your practical test as soon as you reach the end. The examiner will walk you through any faults you made by using a feedback sheet. If you're successful, the examiner will also hand you a test pass certificate. If you'd like to send off for your new licence then and there, you'll have to hand over your provisional licence. 

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. PassMeFast can get you back behind the wheel quickly by fast-tracking your test and offering additional tuition. To get started, simply 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.