Bradford (Manningham) Test Centre

Situated in the local sports and community centre, Manningham test centre has been set up temporarily to accommodate the high volume of learners taking their driving test in Bradford. You can find the centre on Scotchman Road, a couple of miles out from the city centre. If you’ve decided to put your driving skills to the test here, we’d recommend taking the time to get to know Manningham a bit better. Read on for more information!


Manningham Mills Sports & Community Association
Scotchman Road
West Yorkshire

Tests Offered at Bradford (Manningham)

– Car

How To Get There

Manningham test centre shouldn’t be too difficult to reach. If you’re coming in from the centre of Bradford, simply get onto the B6144. Next, move onto Church Street and then Heaton Road. You can then follow local road signs to find the test centre. It won’t matter too much if you’re not so centrally located—the vicinity of A roads like the A650 and A658 make it a piece of cake to reach Manningham test centre. Of course, if you’re still uncertain, we’d advise you to use a sat nav to find your way.

A Bit More About Bradford (Manningham)

As with every other test centre in the UK, the location of Manningham test centre was carefully chosen to provide examiners with a varied range of road and traffic conditions for the practical test. If you’re taking the plunge here, you’ll have to get used to navigating around narrow residential streets—carefully manoeuvring around parked vehicles—and busy A roads like the A6177. With the close proximity of various local schools and nurseries around Manningham test centre, you’ll also need to keep your eyes peeled for pedestrians and changes in speed limit.

What To Expect On The Day

After hours of driving lessons, your test date is finally upon you. Talk about nerve-wracking. If your confidence isn’t quite where you hoped it would be, we’d advise you to read up on our top six ways to relax before your driving test.

Before you jet out of the front door on your big day, there’s one important question you need to ask yourself: do you have your provisional licence? If the answer’s no, you can wave goodbye to taking your test. You need to have your provisional licence with you to take the driving test, otherwise you will be turned around, so double-check you’ve got it before you leave. Additionally, you’ll want to get to the test centre 10 minutes before your test is due to start.

Your driving test will consist of:

– 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

Once you get back to the test centre and park your car, the test will officially end. The examiner will then walk you through the feedback sheet and list any driving test faults, whether they are minors or majors, that you may have accumulated. If you fail, keep hold of this sheet as it can be used to help you figure out which areas you need to improve on for your next test attempt. If you pass, you’ll also be handed a test pass certificate.

But What If I Fail?

Like any other test you take in life, if all doesn’t go according to plan with your driving test and you end up failing, it’s as simple as trying again. Of course, we don’t recommend just heading back in without any preparation. Instead, take some time to improve on the areas in which you picked up the most faults in. The best way to do this is by taking a refresher course with an instructor. They’ll be able to give you pointers to ensure you don’t trip up on them again.