Middlesbrough Test Centre

Located in a busy industrial estate, Middlesbrough test centre is relatively small. It can be found next to Wardle Plumbers, Dean Parker Kitchens & Bedrooms, and Teeside Auto Salvage. This unassuming building hosts countless learners every month, each looking to become fully qualified drivers. If you’re one of the many learners heading here, find out more about your chosen test centre. Read on for more information!


Maxwell Road
North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire

Tests Offered at Middlesbrough

– Car
– ADI part 2
– ADI part 3

How To Get There

Middlesbrough test centre can be found 10 minutes from the centre of Middlesbrough and Teesside University. Not far from the River Tees and A66, the centre is an ideal option for many learners located in and around the Teesside area. Of course, if you’re still uncertain, we’d advise you to use a sat nav to find your way.

A Bit More About Middlesbrough

Like every other driving centre in the UK, Middlesbrough test centre is in the vicinity of a wide selection of road conditions and features. From dual carriageways like the A66 to tricky one-way systems to challenging roundabouts—the Middlesbrough area will put candidates through their paces on their practical 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.