Halifax Test Centre

Situated on Cross Street West, Halifax test centre is moderate in size and can be found next to Mount Pellon Post Office and Highgate Methodist Church. A go-to option for learner drivers located in and around Calderdale, Halifax oversees its fair share of driving tests each year. If you’re looking to get your hands on that shiny new licence at Halifax, get to know the centre better. Read on for more information!


11 Cross Street West
West Yorkshire

Tests Offered at Halifax

– Car
– Motorcycle module 2
– ADI part 3

How To Get There

Around 10 minutes from the centre of Halifax, right near Albert Reservoir, Halifax test centre rests close to the A58 and A629—making it a great option for learners in Calderdale. Of course, if you’re still uncertain, we’d advise you to use a sat nav to find your way.

A Bit More About Halifax

The Halifax area comes with its fair share of local challenges and routes, ensuring that any learner driver taking their practical at Halifax test centre will be put through their paces. Indeed, there are enough varied road conditions to give examiners more than enough opportunity to put the newfound driving skills of candidates to the test.

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.