Macclesfield Test Centre

Macclesfield test centre is tucked away on Green Street, right next to a few other local businesses. A stone’s throw away from The Silk Road A523, this test centre is easy to access for learners travelling from near and far.


Unit 4 Bailey Court
Green Street
SK10 1JQ

Tests Offered at Macclesfield

– Car
– Motorcycle module 2
– ADI part 3

How To Get There

The test centre is practically next door to the centre of Macclesfield itself. Whether you’re heading to the centre by car, train or on foot, you won’t have any difficulty getting there. Of course, if you’re still uncertain, we’d advise you to use a sat nav to find your way. Please note that the centre does not provide parking spaces, so you’ll have to park up on one of the nearby residential roads.

A Bit More About Macclesfield

Test routes are designed to incorporate a nice variety of road conditions and features in order to put candidates through their paces before they become fully qualified drivers. The area around Macclesfield test centre suits these requirements just fine—with busy features like the roundabout off Cumberland Street and the A537, mixed with quieter residential roads around the centre itself. Needless to say, there are plenty of challenges.

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.