Sheffield Driving Test Centre

There are two practical driving test centres in  Sheffield. One test centre conducts tests for cars, the other conducts tests for cars and large vehicles (LGV).

Both Sheffield Driving Test Centres are located on the surrounding edges of Sheffield. As a result of this, rural roads are often included in the driving test routes (see country road driving for advice on these road types). Busy city roads will include various types of roundabouts, crossroads and junctions.

These traffic systems will be testing your ability to understand how they work and regard to other road users. Quieter residential roads are often taken. These roads can be difficult for learner drivers as they are often narrow and can be hazardous due to oncoming vehicles.

Examiners often test your ability for dealing with oncoming vehicles whilst passing parked cars on residential areas. High speed ‘A’ roads including dual carriageway systems are frequently taken. The testing examiner will request one test manoeuvre at any time during the test and the possibility of the emergency stop procedure is 1-in-3.

The independent part of the driving test will require around 10 minutes. The Sheffield driving test routes may be available for Sheffield Driving Test Centre. These test routes will gain an understanding of the various roads that the examiner will require on the day. Study the difficult areas to gain the best chance of passing the driving test first time.

Sheffield Driving Test Centre (Handsworth)

  • Practical Driving Test Centre Address
    Orgreave Way
    South Yorkshire
    S13 9LT
  • Test Centre Details:  Ramp access to Sheffield Handsworth Driving Test Centre for wheelchair users. Male, female and disabled toilets available. Car parking facilities available. There are signs around the building guiding you to designated car park. No practicing for manoeuvres allowed on these premises. See Handsworth Driving Test Centre for further details.
  • Test Centre Provides Tests For: Car, Taxi, Approved driving instructor – part two, Approved driving instructor – part three, Lorries, large vehicles and buses, Car and trailers


  • Practical Driving Test Centre Address
    508 Middlewood Road
    South Yorkshire
    S6 1TQ
  • Test Centre Details:  Ramp access to Sheffield Middlewood Driving Test Centre for wheelchair users. Male, female and disabled toilets available. Car parking facilities available. See Middlewood Driving Test Centre for further details.
  • Test Centre Provides Tests For: Car, Taxi


Practical driving tests can be booked at either of the driving test centres listed above in Sheffield to take place throughout the week. Test centres can also offer Saturday tests during busy periods though this does cost slightly more than weekday bookings.

Book a driving test by phone
Practical driving tests can be booked over the telephone via an automated service. To book a test at either of the Sheffield Driving Test Centres, see the book a driving test section for booking contact telephone numbers. Although this is an automated service, a Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) assistant can be reached by following the prompts.

Book your driving test online
The majority of test candidates book their driving test over the internet as the available free test slots are made visible to be taken. To make a test booking at either of the Sheffield Driving Test Centres, see the book a driving test section.

Rescheduling or cancelling the driving test
Driving Tests can be rescheduled or cancelled. Changing your driving test date can be done providing three working days’ notice is given. To cancel your test and receive a full refund from DVSA bookings, three working days’ notice must also be provided. Saturdays are also classed as a working day.


Throughout the UK practical driving test centres, pass rates vary. Certain centres, often in very busy areas may have a slightly lower pass rate and in this situation, some test candidates decide to take their test at an alternative test centre. The driving test pass rates section may show driving test pass rate statistics for your practical test centre.


Please note that direct contact with driving test centres cannot be made for test booking, cancelling or rescheduling. this can only be made directly with the DVSA (see above). Practical test centres can be contacted directly (including both the Sheffield Driving Test Centres) for reasons such as to inform the test centre manager you may be slightly late, or any issues you have with the test such as if it is still to proceed due to bad weather (see driving tests in bad weather for further information). See the driving test centre contact numbers section for further information.


Tell others about your experience at the Sheffield Driving Test Centre that conducted your test and let us know how your test went, did you pass or fail, how was the test centre, were there toilets or parking facilities? Were the test routes difficult? How were the test examiners? It’s quick and simple – no signup necessary and only your nickname will be displayed. To ensure your review meets our guidelines, please read our Terms and Conditions prior to submission.

Submit your review

Create your own review

Average rating:  
 0 reviews