Bradford (Heaton)

Learners in Bradford certainly have enough choice when it comes to test centres. Located on Fairfield Street, Heaton test centre is the ideal option for learners located to the north of Bradford. If you're taking the plunge and heading to Heaton for your driving test, we'd recommend you try to get to know the centre better. Read on for directionspass ratestest routes and much more about Heaton.


15 Farfield Street Heaton Bradford West Yorkshire BD9 5AS

Tests Offered at Bradford (Heaton)

  • Car
  • ADI part 3




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

Heaton test centre can be found 10 minutes from the centre of Bradford, in between Lister Park and Bradford Royal Infirmary. Not far from the A6177, it's a great option for learners in North Bradford. If you've not had the chance to look around Heaton test centre just yet, just use these directions

A Bit More About Heaton

Located in the Bradford area, Heaton has an even mix of urban and rural areas—from the A1677 to the quieter roads around Lister Park—perfect for putting candidates through their paces on their driving tests and ensuring they're ready to take to the roads alone. For more general information about Bradford, check out the links below. 

Heaton Test Route

Wth the DVSA no longer publishing test routes online, there's no way for you to get your hands on an up-to-date Heaton test route. Fortunately, you can still predict some elements of your test by looking at videos of Heaton test routes on YouTube or by downloading our sample Heaton driving test routes. If you're learning with a local instructor, they'll also be aware of any particularly challenging road features that have cropped up on the tests of their previous students—introducing you to them during your lessons. 

Heaton Test Pass Rates

Want to know how other learner drivers perform in their practical tests? The national average stands at 45.9%—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...

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
38.9% 39.9% 41.9% 40.1% 41.8%

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 to Heaton 10 minutes early with your provisional. 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

Once you’ve completed your test, the examiner will let you know if you’ve passed or failed. No matter what the outcome is, you'll be given a feedback sheet that will detail any faults you made during the test. If you do pass, you'll receive a test pass certificate. If you want them to send off for your new licence, you’ll have to give them your provisional.

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 get booked back in, PassMeFast can fast-track your test. 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. 

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.