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  • 25 Jan, 2018

Theory Test Centre - Manchester


Blue Building,
Ground Floor Units 3&4,
Universal Square,
Devonshire Street North, 
M12 6JH

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If you are looking to book online driving theory test at Manchester Theory Test Centre, then below are all details you required.

Address of Manchester Theory Test Centre

UK Driving theory tests in Manchester are conducted at Universal Sqaure in Blue Buliding. The complete address is:

Blue Building, Ground Floor Units 3&4, Universal Square, Devonshire Street North, 
M12 6JH

You can contact Manchester test centre by calling Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) customer support at 03002001122 or emailing at Phone lines are open from Monday to Friday between 8am to 4pm.

How to reach Manchester Theory Test Centre

If you going by car, then there is no parking space at Blue Building but nearest parking is available at Ardwick Station which is just 4mins walking distance from the theory test centre. It's not a covered car park. It will cost £3.50 for full day. It also got disabled parking spaces. Quoted as of 05/01/2018 with Parkopedia ( It got disabled parking spaces. It’s a Pay and Display and you can pay on site by cash. Full address of this parking is:

Northern Rail
Ardwick Station
Blind Lane
Greater Manchester
M12 6LY

If you didn’t find any parking space above then another parking option is available in Higher Ardwick which is just 6mins walking distance from DVSA theory test centre. There are 180 parking spaces available. It's also not a covered car park. It charges a flat rate of £3.00. Quoted as of 05/01/2018 with Parkopedia ( It’s also a Pay and Display car park and you can pay on site by cash. Full address of this parking is:

Higher Ardwick
Greater Manchester
M12 6DA

If you travelling by train, then Manchester Ardwick rail station is only 0.2 miles (3mins by walk) away from Manchester theory test centre. Full address of Manchester Ardwick Rail Station is:

Ardwick Station
Blind Lane
Greater Manchester
M12 6LY

Tickets and travel information of Manchester Rail Station

National Rail Enquiries: 03457 48 49 50
0345 60 50 600
Welsh language line: 
0345 60 40 500
General station enquiries: 
03457 11 41 41

Below are the directions from google maps ( to reach to Manchester theory test centre from Manchester Ardwick rail station: 

  1. Walk west on Blind Ln towards Dainton St for about 197ft ↑
  2. Turn left onto Devonshire St N/A665 for 171ft ↰
  3. Turn left for 495ft ↰
  4. Destination will be on the right →

Facilities Available at Manchester Theory Test Centre

Theory test is conducted by Pearson and there is no information available regarding toilet facilities or disabled access at this theory test centre. If you required any of these we suggest to contact DVSA directly.

Disabled access:
Welsh Online: No
Tests Available: Car, motorcycle, Lorries, Buses and Coaches

Statistics of Manchester Theory Test Centre

Data released by DVSA suggests that at Manchester test centre, total 17,481 males’ book online driving theory tests between April2016-March 2017. Out of which only 8,284 managed to pass their online UK driving theory test which is only 47.4% pass rate of theory test.

Females did better in same test centre as total 16,734 females book driving theory test for the same period at Manchester. Out of which 8,580 managed to pass their online UK driving theory test which makes pass rate of 51.3%.

Overall, combining both male and female, total 34,241 book online theory tests for same period. Out of which 16,878 manage to pass their UK driving theory test which is a pass rate of just 49.3%.

Choose Book Driving Theory to Book Online Theory Test at Manchester Theory Test Centre

You can book online driving theory test easily with Book Driving Theory (Visit Book Driving Theory Pricing Plans). We act as an intermediary between you and DVSA and we look after all your online driving theory test booking needs. We offer several plans which give you protection against failure, so in case you fail your UK driving theory test then we will rebook you absolutely free (terms apply)

In addition, with all plans, Book Driving Theory also provides several other free services like the change to theory test centre, date or time along with free test date reminders so you will never miss your test again.

About the UK Driving Theory Test

UK driving theory test is a computer screen based test which comprises of two parts: multiple choice questions and hazard perception. DVSA designed theory test to particularly test learner driver’s knowledge of rules of the road and best driving practice. You can find detail information at:

DSA Driving Theory Test

After You Book Your Theory Test

Once you completed your booking with us, we will email you your confirmation of date and time of your test along with a reference number. In case of any issues just contact us and we will do our best to sort things out for you as soon as possible.

Cancelling and Rescheduling The Theory Test

You can change date and time of your theory test though you must give us minimum of five working days’ notice. If you need to cancel your theory test, we will refund you in full as long as you us a minimum of 5 working days’ notice.

Attending Your Theory Test

Arrive atleast 15 minutes before at Manchester Theory test Centre as you may be refused to enter in case of late arrival and you will lose your test fee. Arriving without appropriate identity documents will also deemed to refuse entry and loss of test fee.

What to Take to Your Theory Test

You are required to take your UK photocard driving licence to your theory test. In case, you have a licence issued from Northern Ireland, then take both photocard and paper counterpart licence.

If you don’t take right documents, your test will be cancelled and you won’t get any money back/refund, so make sure you got all required documents with you.

Lost your Driving Licence

If you lost your driving licence, you need to apply for a replacement. It will take up to 15 days to arrive. Use the following link for same:

Also don’t forget to rearrange your theory test if you don’t get the new driving licence in time.

Got Paper Licence

If you got paper licence then you must take passport with your paper licence. If you don’t have a passport then either apply for a photocard licence or get a passport. Use the following link to exchange a paper licence to a photocard licence:

Personal Belongings

It’s not allowed to take any personal belongings into the test room. This includes:

  • Watches
  • Mobile Phones
  • Earphones
  • Bags
  • Purses
  • Wallets
  • Any kind of papers, notes

In test centre, you will be provided a locker where you need to store all these belongings before heading towards test room. Test centre staff may also check to ensure that you don’t have anything which can be used for cheating. You are allowed to take test, if you don’t permit them to check.

It’s illegal to cheat at the theory test. You can be sent to prison and banned from driving.

After Your Theory Test

Once you have given your theory test, you will be issued a pass/fail certificate. It will show you your core and how well you performed in each module. Don’t forget to collect it and also don’t lose this certificate. We are confident that you will pass with bright colours but in case it was a bad day we will rebook you for free as long as you fulfilled our simple terms and conditions (terms apply).

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