Bradford (Heaton)

If you’re located in Bradford, you have a variety of test centres to choose from. If your choice is Heaton test centre, you’ll be pleased to know that we’ve taken the time to compile everything you could possibly need to know about the centre below. This means you don’t have to dig around for directions, test routes or pass rates—we’ve got it all here!


15 Farfield Street Heaton Bradford West Yorkshire BD9 5AS

Tests Offered at Bradford (Heaton)

  • Car


Parking spaces are available at this centre


Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

Arrangements will be made for wheelchair users

Phone Number

0127 4494455

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

You can find directions to Heaton test centre here. Ensure that you take the time to familiarise yourself with the area. That way, you’ll be less likely to trip up on any challenging routes the examiner takes you on. It’s beneficial if your instructor familiar with the area—they’ll be more knowledgeable of the roads. There are female and male toilets available, and arrangements will be made for wheelchair users on the day. The centre also provides parking spaces, so make sure you’re early enough to grab a space.

A Bit More About Heaton

Located in the Bradford area, Heaton has an even mix of urban and rural areas—as long as your instructor takes you around the area enough, you should be alright with what comes your way on the day of your test. Don’t forget to practice on A routes like the A6177. Want to make sure you don’t trip up on anything silly? Check out the top 5 reasons people failed their driving test 2016/17. Whether you’re looking to catch a bus, check out the weather or look at the history of Bradford, we’ve got you covered below:

Heaton Test Route

There’s no exact test route for Heaton available. Fortunately, it is possible to predict some elements of the route. Your instructor, for example, will undoubtedly be aware of particularly challenging road features that have cropped up on the tests of their previous students. You might find it worthwhile asking them to do a mock test whilst directing you through these challenges. The examiner will be monitoring aspects like your clutch control, speed perception and hazard awareness—so be aware.

Wondering what car you should take your test with? Read everything you need to know about taking the practical test in your own car.

Heaton Test Pass Rates

Want to know how other learner drivers perform in their practical tests? The national average stands at 47%—moving up slightly to 47.1% for learners in Yorkshire and the Humber. We know you’re dying to look at the pass rates for Heaton, so feast your eyes on the stats from recent years below...

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
38.7% 39.5% 38.9% 39.9% 41.7%

As you can see, the pass rates for Heaton have been lower than the national average. While you might find this worrying, you should be aware that it’s not test centre statistics that affect the outcome—it’s how you act on the day. As long as you put in the time and effort, you should have ever chance in the world of passing and getting your licence.

What If I Can't Go To Heaton?

Learners in West Yorkshire can head to a range of practical test centres. If you can’t go to Heaton, you can always head on over to Thornbury or Horsforth.

What To Expect On The Day

Once you’ve completed your course, you’ll be set to take your practical test. The only thing left for you to do is:

  • Get there 10 minutes early
  • Bring your provisional licence

Your practical begins before you even get in the car with an eyesight test. This will then be followed by two questions in the “show me, tell me” section. These questions involve the maintenance of your car, e.g., “Identify where you would check the engine coolant level”. Bear in mind that one will be asked prior to driving and the other during. The next part is the independent driving section lasting 20 minutes. You’ll be asked to follow a route using a sat nav—1 in 5 candidates, however, will be asked to follow traffic signs instead. Your route will also incorporate the following manoeuvres:

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

Once you’ve completed your test, the examiner will let you know if you’ve passed or failed. If you’ve passed, you’ll receive your test pass certificate. If you want them to send off for your new licence, you’ll have to give them your provisional. If you were unfortunate enough to have failed your test, the examiner will walk you through your mistakes. The test should only take 40 minutes or so.

But What If I Fail?

It’s quite common for people to fail their driving tests, so you really don’t have to worry about it. All you have to do is use the feedback given to you by your examiner so that you can learn from your mistakes and pass with flying colours next time!

If you’re looking to rebook your practical, PassMeFast can get you one as soon as two weeks later after the 10 working day limit stipulated by the DVSA. And we can even offer you further tuition. If you’ve still got questions, you can always look at our FAQs page or learn more about PassMeFast on our About Us page. To get started, call us on 0333 123 4949 or contact us via our website.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

With PassMeFast, you can complete one of many intensive or semi-intensive courses—see more in our course prices—where you can learn to drive in a matter of days or weeks, as opposed to months with traditional courses. This enables you to build up your knowledge quickly, so that you’re fully prepared for your test. We offer fast-track practical tests so that you don’t have to put up with the DVSA’s lengthy waiting times. And with our grade A and B instructors, you can rest assured that you’ll learn all the skills you need to know to pass your test.

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