Leeds

Lucky learner drivers in the Leeds area have two nearby test centres to choose from. Those closest to the city centre will opt for Leeds test centre. Based in the same building as the Office of the Traffic Commissioner and DVSA, the centre can be found on Harehills Lane. If you're heading here for your big day, get to know more about it below. Read on for directionspass ratestest routes and much more about Leeds.


Address

Hillcrest House 386 Harehills Lane Harehills Leeds West Yorkshire LS9 6NF

Tests Offered at Leeds

  • Car
  • ADI part 2 
  • ADI part 3

Parking

There is no parking available at this centre. You can park your vehicle on the opposite side of Harehills Lane down Kimberley Road.

Toilets

Male, female and disabled toilets are available

Disabled Access

You can get into the test centre in a wheelchair

Phone Number

0113 2409607

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Located to the east of Leeds city centre, not too far from the bustling York Road, Leeds test centre can be found next to Brown Hare, Asda and Angel Hand Car Wash. Not had the chance to look around the test centre yet? That's fine. Just use the directions here. Please note that the centre does not have parking facilities. You can, however, park your vehicle on the opposite side of Harehills Lane down Kimberley Road.

A Bit More About Leeds

The Leeds area is filled with a wide variety of challenging road types and areas—from the busy A58 and A64 to the quieter, narrow roads around Harehills Cemetery. This even mix of residential and urban roads is exactly what's needed in a driving test—guaranteed to test even the most confident of learners. If you'd like to know more general information about the Leeds are, check out some of the top resources below...

Leeds Test Route

You won’t be able to find a test route for Leeds test centre, as the DVSA stopped publishing them to prevent students from practicing them before their tests. This isn’t much of an issue—test routes tend to incorporate the same types of challenging areas that examiners like to test candidates on, e.g. tricky roundabouts, busy urban roads and quieter residential streets. Additionally, your instructor will be able to give you an idea as to which roads are likely to feature on your route. To get a better idea of what to expect, have a look at videos of Leeds test routes on YouTube. 

Leeds Test Pass Rates

If you’re anything like other learner drivers, you’re probably curious as to how other learners perform in their practicals. In the UK, the national average pass rate stands at 47%. If you’d like to look at the effects of factors like age and gender on the likelihood of passing, check out our driving test pass rates. If you’d like to look specifically at Leeds test centre, feast your eyes on the pass rates below...

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
36.3% 35.1% 34.8% 33.9% 35.1%

Pass rates at Leeds test centre have been much lower than the national average in the past five years. While this might be worrisome for some, you should bear in mind that centres closer to busy, urban areas are always slightly more difficult for some learners. That being said, if you pay attention to your instructor, you should be fine.

What If I Can't Go To Leeds?

Leeds isn’t the only test centre available in West Yorkshire. You can also head on over to Horsforth or Thornbury.

What To Expect On The Day

At the end of your driving course, you’ll be expected to take your practical at Leeds test centre. All that’s left for you to do is get there 10 minutes early with your provisional. Your test 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:
    • Parallel parking
    • Bay parking
    • Pulling up on the right
  • Twenty minutes of independent driving, during which you’ll either follow sat nav directions or sign posts to reach a set destination

Your test route will end as soon as you're back at Leeds test centre, at which point you'll be given your result. Regardless of the outcome, you'll be given a feedback sheet and verbal feedback involving any faults you made. If you do pass, you'll get a test pass certificate—perfect for posing with—and you'll be able to send off for your new licence!

But What If I Fail?

If you failed your practical test, you don’t need to worry—it’s more common than you’d think. You can quite easily take another test and pass by using the feedback given to you by your examiner. PassMeFast can even speed up the process by fast-tracking your test. All you've got to do to book in is contact us via our website, or call us on 0333 123 4949.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

PassMeFast offers learners a range of intensive and semi-intensive courses that take place over a matter of days or weeks, as opposed to months. These types of courses allow you to build up your knowledge intensively to ensure you’re fully prepared for your test. Our fast-track practical tests allow you to take your tests months ahead of DVSA waiting times. 

Get on the road as soon as possible with PassMeFast! Check out our course prices, pick a suitable course and book a course online. Alternatively, speak to one of our sales team members on 0333 123 4949 to get a recommendation.

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