Manchester Theory Test Centre

Manchester Theory Test Centre Address

Suite 2
Ground Floor
Block 5
Universal Square
Devonshire Street North
M12 6JH
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M12 6JH

Greater Manchester Theory Test Centres

Bolton is a town located in Lancashire, England. It is known as the birthplace of football legend George Best. It is also the hometown of former Prime Minister David Cameron.

Parking spaces are available near the theory centre.

Don't let the fact that the Pass Rate at Bolton Theory Test Centre sits just below average. Bolton Theory Test Centre is a great place to study for your theory test. We've got everything you need to get ready for your exam. Check out our guide to passing your theory test.

Arriving at Manchester Theory Test Centre

Public transport is very important in Manchester. There are buses, trams, trains, and even ferries. The city center is only a few minutes away by foot or by bus. From Piccadilly Station it takes about 20 minutes to get to the test center.

You should take the bus if you want to get to the test center. There are three buses that go near the test center.

Parking near the test centre is expensive. You'll pay about £3 per hour. There are two nearby car parks that are cheaper but they're not covered.

Pass Rates by Year

The pass rate for this test centre is slightly lower than the national average. However, the centre does serve a large population. So, even though the pass rate isn't as high as the national average, it still means that there are many more people taking the test than there were last year.

In May 2017, the Manchester University moved to Universal Square. Previously, the Manchester University had been located at Piccadilly. Pass rates are based on the previous year's results.

Guides and Tips

There are many ways to study for your theory test. You should use these tips to help you prepare for your driving test.


Train stations are usually close to theory test centres. Manchester's Ardwick Station (sparse train service) is a short walk from the Manchester Theory Test Centre. There is on-street car parking available nearby. By car, the Manchester Theory Test Centre is a 5-minute drive away.


Booking a theory test at an authorised test centre in the UK is easy. You'll be asked to provide details about your provisional licence (including your name, address, date of birth, and National Insurance number) . 

The driving and vehicle standards agency deals with the management of all theory test bookings. Pearson professional operates and conducts the theory tests. Contact information of both organisations can be found below. Book a test by telephone Telephone theory test bookings are booked via an automated service. A DVSA member of staff is available should you have any questions to book a test in manchester.

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A person who fails a theory test must reschedule within three working days or cancel the test and receive a full refund. Saturdays are included as working days.


You must use the correct email address when booking a theory test. If you do not receive an email confirming your booking, please contact us. We may be able to help.


Candidates should arrive early to avoid being turned away. Photocards are still required.

You need a valid UK passport to get a learner driver's licence. If you lose your licence, contact the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) who will send you a new one.

What happens during the test

Multiple choice questions are used to assess your driving ability. Video clips show you how to drive safely.

The hazard perception test

There are 14 videos in this test. Each video contains at least one developing hazard. But one of them features 2 developing hazards.

Hazard Perception Test - Driver Category 1: You must be able to identify hazards on roads before they become dangerous. Your score depends on your ability to judge road conditions correctly. This means you should be able to spot potential dangers such as potholes or poorly maintained bridges. You may also notice signs indicating when there is an accident ahead.

Hazard Perception Test - Driver Category 2: You must be able predict how hazardous a situation will turn out to be. This means you should know if a car coming towards you is going to slow down or speed up. You may also notice traffic lights changing colour or flashing. You should be able to anticipate any changes in the road ahead and react accordingly.

Drivers must score 50 or more out of 75 points to pass the theory test. Taxi drivers who fail the theory test may take the practical test again. Refunds are not given if you fail the theory test.

What is the theory test pass mark?

The pass mark for the car test is 86% (43/50). To pass the test you must get at least 43 correct answers. You must also pass the hazard perception test. You must score 44 out of 75 points to pass the test.

What is the waiting time for a theory test?

The waiting time varies between theory tests centres. See the waiting times for your DVSA theory test.


The bus depot is located on Hyde Road and is approximately 0,3 miles from the test center, taking 7 minutes to get there.


Ardwick Station is approximately 3 min walk to the test centre. Being 0.2 miles away, it is also close to the city center. Candidates must go to the Blue Zone of Universal square to take the test.


Stockport Station is approximately 0,8 miles from the test center, a 16 minutes walk away. The train station address is: StockportTrainStationGrandCentralWayStockportGreaterManchesterSK3 9HZThe test center is situated on the groundfloor of Kingsgate House,a large building just off WellingtonRoadNorth.

By Car

From the M6 motorway, exit at junction 10 onto the A56 towards Manchester. Continue along the A56 until the end of the dual carriageway where you join the A635. Turn left at the roundabout



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