Driving Theory Test Centres in Stockport

Right next to the lush greenery of Heaton Norris Park, you’ll find Stockport theory test centre. It’s a useful option for those living in and around the Greater Manchester area. Read on for detailed information on transport links, pass rates, local amenities and much more!


Kingsgate Wellington Road North, Stockport Greater Manchester SK4 1LW

Phone Number

0333 2001122 Please note: no direct phone number is available for this theory test centre.

Waiting Times

6 weeks Waiting times as recorded at the time of writing. Exact waiting times may vary.


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Arriving at Stockport Theory Test Centre

By public transport

The Stockport theory test centre is conveniently located a 20-minute walk away from Stockport train station. Be advised that certain routes may include private roads, so be sure to check a map before you set off. Those of you coming from the north may find that Heaton Chapel train station is a better option. From here, it will be a 25-minute walk to your theory test.

If you prefer the bus to walking—good news! You’ll find that the Kingsgate and Wellesley House stops are only a minute or two away from the centre. You can catch buses to these stops from both train stations and towns located further afield. If you’d like more information on local transport, Stockport Council is likely to hold the answers.

By car

Arriving at Stockport theory test centre by car is also a viable option. Simply enter SK4 1LW into your sat nav and follow the directions given. The centre itself is actually located just off the M60 (Manchester Outer Ring Rd). Turn off at Wellington Road and the test centre should be just ahead of you.


When it comes to finding a spot for your car, you have quite a few options nearby. Your best bet is to head over to Heaton Lane car park, which is a mere 6-minute walk from the theory test centre. Two hours of parking here will set you back just £1.80. There’s also the option of free parking on Athol Street, but keep in mind that there are only 15 spaces here, so you’ll be lucky to nab one. Finally, if you want to be sure of a space, make your way to the NCP car park at Merseyway. Their prices are still reasonable, at £1.80 for 2 hours, but it will be a 13-minute walk to the test centre.

Pass Rates by Year

Stockport’s current pass rate sits just over the national average, though overall it has been steadily declining over the last decade. This shouldn’t cause you any panic, though. The place you sit the test has very little to do with your likelihood of passing. Every centre provides exactly the same test—how it goes is up to you!

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
50.2% 48.9% 48.7% 48.3% 48.4%

Guides and Tips

The best way to prepare to take the theory test is to learn all of the relevant information and revise, revise, revise! If you’re not sure exactly how to go about studying, take advantage of the many resources that are out there. We’ve listed some of our favourites below. Try some of them out and you’ll be ready to ace that test before you know it!

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Nearby Theory Test Centres

Cropped Google Map with pin over Manchester theory test centre

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

4.5 miles away

By rail: Manchester Piccadilly

2017/18 pass rate: 48.6%

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Unit 1A
Sovereign Point
31 The Quays
Salford Quays
M50 3AH

6.6 miles away

By rail: Salford Crescent

2017/18 pass rate: 50.0%

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Feeling fresh and alert on the day of your test will largely depend on whether you managed to have a good sleep the night before. If you’re not from the Stockport area, it’s a good idea to book yourself into a nearby hotel the day before your test. This ensures you can be clear-headed and confident when you take your theory. Plus, if you pick a hotel near the centre, you can avoid a lot of traffic. It’s win-win! Here are some places we recommend:

Holiday Inn Express Stockport★★★☆☆

Just down the road from the test centre (and right by Stockport train station) you’ll find this comfortable and convenient hotel. With everything you’d expect from a Holiday Inn, it’s just what you need if you’re paying a flying visit. Load up on their free breakfast buffet first thing, and you’ll be ready to take on anything!

Red Bull★★★☆☆

If you fancy something with more of a traditional pub vibe, this boutique hotel will do just the job. That’s because it’s actually attached to a pub! Enjoy a pint and watch the footie downstairs, or retire to your stylish room and relax with a hot drink. You can even enjoy a complimentary breakfast in bed! They only have 4 rooms available, so snatch one up quick!

Travelodge Stockport★★☆☆☆

For those who prefer something bargainous and basic, you can’t go wrong with a Travelodge. 5-star it may not be, but you still get free WiFi, plush bedding and great service, all for a very reasonable price. Not too shabby, eh? Even better—it’s only a 5-minute walk to the test centre. Savour breakfast and skip the traffic!

Places to Celebrate

You’re out of the test centre and clutching a pass certificate—so, where to next? Well, if it were us, we’d be up for a bit of celebrating. In Stockport you’ll find plenty of great venues to raise a glass to your own achievements. Take your pick from the list below.

The Magnet Freehouse

This award winning family pub is full to the brim with cask and keg beers for you to sample. The modern, cosy decor creates the perfect ambiance for you to savour the flavours and relax after a somewhat stressful day. Be sure to try one of their delicious stone-baked pizzas while you’re there, too. They will not disappoint!

Berretto Lounge

If you’re more into cocktails than cask ales, look no further than Berretto Lounge. This quirky local hangout is popular with both families and younger clientele. The comfy and colourful surroundings are a great place to while away the hours whilst sipping on a cheeky cocktail. They also offer a very diverse menu. Vegan, non-gluten, kids—there are dishes to suit absolutely everyone!

The Elizabethan

With a mix of old architecture and fresh new tastes, The Elizabethan is one of the most exciting  drinking holes in Stockport. Closer to the Heaton Moor end of town, this building dates all the way back to 1894. Now a stylish pub boasting a wide range of ales, wines and delectable dishes, it’s a must see in the area. If you’re lucky enough to visit on a sunny day, be sure to make the most of their delightful outdoor terrace—it’s what they’re famous for.

What Happens Next?

The Stockport theory test centre is one of the most convenient options for anyone situated in the south-east of Greater Manchester. With handy transport links and great local amenities, you could be in and out in a few hours, or make a day of it by sampling the local delights.

If you do manage to pass the theory test, you may be wondering what’s up next on your road to getting that licence. It’s time to turn to the practical side of things. Use your theory pass certificate number to book yourself a driving test. Local to the Stockport area? The closest practical test centres are Cheadle and Bredbury. Best of luck!

Maybe you weren’t so lucky and didn’t manage to pass this time. If that’s the case, it’s really easy to book yourself in for another test—you’re just required to leave a gap of 3 working days from the last theory test. Now you know what to expect, the revision process should be much more straightforward, so that’s a plus!

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