Want to take your practical at Halifax test centre? Located in Calderdale, West Yorkshire, Halifax might be a challenge to learners unfamiliar with its nearby roads. If you’re looking to get passed without a fuss, you’ll want to familiarise yourself with Halifax’s surrounding area. To help you get to know your test centre, we’ve created a full fact file—from contact details to what to expect on the day to pass rates, we’ve got it all!


11 Cross Street West Pellon Halifax West Yorkshire HX2 0HA

Tests Offered at Halifax

  • Car
  • Motorcycle module 2


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

0142 2363029

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

You can find directions to Halifax test centre here. We always advise learners with any level of experience to drive around the areas surrounding their chosen test centre. You don’t want to trip up on something like a one-way system just because you cut corners. Even if you’re a local, we’d still advise doing the same. Halifax test centre has male, female and disabled toilets available. The centre also has disabled access and parking spaces.

A Bit More About Halifax

As we’ve said, if you’re taking your test at Halifax test centre you’re going to have to drive around the nearby area to get yourself used to it. Test centres all come with different challenges and routes, so you need to tailor your learning experience to the one you’re taking your practical at. Located in the Halifax area, you can expect the roads near the centre to get quite busy in rush hour. Contributing to some of the traffic and congestion are A roads like the A58. Not sure what else you might need to know about Halifax? See the resources we’ve compiled:

Halifax Test Route

The DVSA stopped publishing test routes to prevent candidates from practicing them before their practical tests, so you won’t be able to find one for Halifax. Don’t worry—the same kinds of challenging areas and road types tend to form part of all test routes. Examiners from Halifax test centre will expect students to face a variety of different road and traffic systems including roundabouts, junctions and one-way systems. You won’t just be tested on busy urban roads—examiners will also take you around residential areas to test your hazard awareness and clutch control.

Not taken your theory test yet? Prepare for success with our theory test guide.

Halifax Test Pass Rates

Interested in driving test pass rates? The national average currently stands at 47%—increasing to 47.1% for learners in Yorkshire and the Humber. Not specific enough for you? We thought you might say that, which is why we’ve compiled pass rates for Halifax from the last five years...

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
47% 46.8% 43% 42.3% 39%

As you can see, the pass rates for Halifax have been below the national average for the past few years now. If these statistics have lowered your confidence or caused you a bit of worry, remember that it’s how you act on the day of your test that affects the outcome. As long as you’re well-prepared, you have every chance in the world of getting your licence.

What If I Can't Go To Halifax?

Halifax is just one of many West Yorkshire test centres that you can head to. If you’re unable to go to Halifax, you can go instead to Heaton or Huddersfield.

What To Expect On The Day

Once you’ve completed your course or lessons, you’ll be set to take your practical test. Relax—there’s nothing to worry about. In fact, you only have two main things to do:

  • Get there 10 minutes early
  • Bring your provisional licence

Before you start the driving part of your test, the examiner will ask you to take an eyesight test. You’ll then move on to the “show me, tell me” section, in which you’ll be asked two questions regarding the maintenance of your car, e.g., “How would you know if there was a problem with your anti-lock braking system?”. While you might think it distracting, one of these questions will in fact be asked whilst you’re driving. The independent driving section involves you following a route using a sat nav, lasting 20 minutes. To keep things slightly unpredictable, 1 in 5 candidates will be asked to follow traffic signs instead. Manoeuvres, like the following, will also play a part in your practical: 

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

Afterwards, you’ll be told by the examiner whether you’ve passed or failed. If you’ve passed, you’ll get your test pass certificate. If you need them to send you your new licence, you will have to hand over your provisional. If you failed your test, the examiner will let you know where you tripped up. The practical test should take around 40 minutes or so, and you’ll typically be driven back home by your instructor.

But What If I Fail?

If you failed your test, don’t worry about it! It’s natural to be disappointed, but don’t let yourself be discouraged. The most important thing you can do is learn from your mistakes by using the feedback given to you by your examiner.

PassMeFast can book you in for another practical test as soon as two weeks later—after the DVSA’s 10 working day limit. And if you know you need to brush up on a few key areas, you could always opt for further tuition. Not much availability? Check out everything you need to know about weekend driving tests. To get things started right away, contact us via our website or call us on 0333 123 4949.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

PassMeFast specialises in intensive—and semi-intensive—courses that take place over a matter of days or weeks, as opposed to months. One of the key problems with single lessons over intensive courses is that you’re constantly having to refresh your knowledge each time you get into the car. With a PassMeFast course, you’ll learn intensively and flexibly in a shorter amount of time—you don’t even need to wait long for your test with our fast-track practical tests. We also have a range of talented ADIs who are trained to help you become a safe and confident driver.

With PassMeFast, you can get on the road in absolutely no time at all. Don’t wait around—check out our course prices and give us a ring on 0333 123 4949 to get booked in. Alternatively, book a course online yourself and take one step closer to getting on the road.