Salford Theory Test Centre

Detailed below provide the Salford Pearson Professional Theory Test Centre contact address details, services offered and advice for booking and taking your theory test.

Driving Theory Test Centre Address
Unit 1A, Sovereign Point
31 The Quays
Salford Quays

M50 3AH

Toilets: Yes
Disabled access:
Translator Booth: No
Welsh Online: No
Tests Available: Car, motorcycle, lorries, buses and coaches


Train stations and bus stations are often a short walk from most theory test centres.

Bus stops close to the test centre
There is a bus that stops on The Quays a short distance from the theory test centre. Bus service via Arriva.

Station telephone number: 0344 800 44 11. From the bus stop, Salford Theory Test Centre is 0.1 miles, or a 3 minute walk.
Arriving by car: A multi-story car park is available on The Quays just around the corner from the theory test centre.


All you will need to make a theory test booking is your provisional driving licence, all you’ll need a few details from this. You can book the theory test via one of the two methods detailed below. The Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) are responsible for managing all theory test bookings and Pearson Professional conduct the theory tests. Whilst making a booking, be sure to mention if you have any reading or hearing difficulties as help is available during the test.

Book a theory test by telephone
Booking a theory test can be made via the automated telephone line. You do not need to speak to anyone although there is an option to speak to a DVSA member of staff should you have any concerns or questions. Theory test bookings can be made in Salford by visiting the book a driving theory test section.

Book a theory test online
Due to vacant theory test slots being displayed online, internet theory test bookings are a popular option. To book your theory test in Salford, see the book a driving theory test section for all DVSA theory test booking information.


Three working days notice are required if you wish to reschedule the theory test for another time and date, or if you wish to cancel the test to receive a full refund. Saturdays are included as a working day.

Salford Theory Test Centre
Salford Theory Test Centre


The DVSA now send e-mails not letters to confirm your theory test booking. Check you provide the correct e-mail address so that you receive confirmation on the date, time, address and reference number of your theory test. If you have not received an e-mail, check your junk folder. Although not essential to take to the theory test centre, it’s advisable to print this e-mail to show to the centre staff if any problems arise.


Your photocard provisional driving licence must be taken to your theory test appointment. The paper counterpart is no longer required. If you hold the older style paper licence, a valid passport must be provided along with your paper licence at Salford Theory Test Centre. If you do not hold a passport, you will need to apply for a new driving licence which has the plastic card.

Failure to provide these forms of identification will result in you being unable to take the theory test and also lose your test booking fee. If you have misplaced your licence, contact the DVLA who will send you a replacement. See the learning to drive section for information on obtaining a new licence. Arrive at Salford Theory Test Centre in good time as theory test centres have strict test slot times. Late arrivals that miss their allotted time slot will forfeit the theory test and lost the test booking fee.


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 by Craig weller

The staff a very helpful and if you are early they may put you in early if there is room. They were discrete with the results I failed my first go at it cause lack of studying on my part passed my second try . And enjoyed the try of future test I did after I finished my test .

 by Bernadette

My daughter after revising for her A levels and then the driving theory test - successfully passed on Tuesday 10.07.2017 however - at the test centre at Salford quays she produced her provisional liscence and was asked for this as we thought it was being checked for validation by the centre .. for her name address etc by the member of staff only to be issued with an invalid pass certificate stating her gender as Mr ... the member of staff then said Oh , this may be invalid ???? Surely this would have been picked up when checking my daughters details on several occasions . The member of staff then let my daughter walk out after passing without any further information on how to rectify this ! What a come down for my daughter !!! Takes the pleasure of passing away ... I then had to go in ; as I was picking her up ... to be issued with a phone number - to be told they cannot print a new one despite their mistake - this means when she Cannot now sit her practical ! After being on hold for a long while my daughter finally got through on the phone number we were given to be told a letter would be sent out to say she is actually a miss not a mr and that should suffice when the examiner checks her theory test stating she is a male ! The test centre should have phoned to get this rectified once realising their mistake .. instead of asking for the fourth time for my daughters provisional liscene incase she had typed it in wrong when applying what ! haven't you already checked this 3 times which clearly shows her correct gender age address .... if anyone is due to take their exam please ensure they check your details properly first & confirm them with you !!!!!