Driving Lessons Manchester

14 Manchester driving instructors found in the Manchester area.

Manchester driving instructors are made up of independent instructors and local Manchester driving schools covering Manchester. All driving instructors listed are qualified to provide you with the best driving lessons to help you pass your driving test in the most efficient way.

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Learning to Drive in Manchester

Learning to drive in Manchester offers a dynamic and diverse experience, with a mix of urban streets, motorways, and scenic routes in the surrounding countryside. Whether you’re navigating through the city center’s bustling traffic or exploring rural roads, here’s what you need to know about learning to drive in Manchester:

Choosing a Driving School

The first step in learning to drive in Manchester is selecting a reputable driving school or instructor. Look for instructors who are experienced, patient, and knowledgeable about the local roads and driving regulations. Consider reading reviews and asking for recommendations from friends or family members who have learned to drive in Manchester.

Understanding the Theory

Before getting behind the wheel, you’ll need to pass the theory test, which covers topics such as road signs, traffic regulations, and hazard perception. Study the Highway Code and practice with official DVSA theory test materials to ensure you’re well-prepared for the exam.

Navigating City Streets

Manchester’s city center can be busy, with narrow streets and heavy traffic. Learning to navigate through urban streets, make turns, and negotiate roundabouts is essential. Practice driving in different parts of the city to gain experience in various traffic conditions.

Motorway Driving

Manchester is well-connected to major motorways, including the M60, M62, and M56. Learning to drive on motorways is an important part of driver training. Once you’re confident with basic driving skills, your instructor may take you onto motorways to practice merging, lane changes, and high-speed driving.

Rural Roads and Scenic Drives

Beyond the city limits, Manchester offers scenic routes through the surrounding countryside. Take drives to nearby destinations such as the Peak District National Park or the Cheshire countryside to gain experience on rural roads and enjoy the stunning landscapes.

Building Confidence

Learning to drive can be challenging, but with practice and perseverance, your confidence will grow. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or request extra practice in areas where you feel less confident. Your instructor is there to support you every step of the way.

Practicing Safe Driving Habits

Safety should always be a priority when learning to drive. Practice defensive driving techniques, obey speed limits, and always wear your seatbelt. Remember to stay focused and alert behind the wheel, and never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.


Learning to drive in Manchester is an exciting journey that equips you with the skills and confidence to navigate the roads safely and independently. With the right instruction, practice, and dedication, you’ll soon be cruising through the streets of Manchester with ease, ready to embark on new adventures and explore all that the city and its surroundings have to offer

Practical Driving Test Statistics in Manchester

The national average driving lessons required to pass the practical driving test is 47 hours with a driving instructor and an additional 22 hours of private practice with a family or friend are recommended.

Manchester’s Driving Test pass rate compared to other cities across the UK is similar to the overall pass rate national average of 50.5%.

The test centres in Manchester are Atherton which has a pass rate of 53.4%, Bolton at 60.1%, Bredbury at 59.8%, Bury at 38.7%, Rochdale at 40.9%, and Sale at 49.2%.

The nearest additional driving test centres for Manchester are in Cheetham Hill with 43.2% and West Didsbury which has a higher pass rate of 50.5%.

Manchester Practical Driving Test Centres

  • Atherton, (Manchester), (Wheelchair accessible): Gibfield Park Avenue, Atherton, Manchester, MA0SU
  • Bolton, (Manchester), (Wheelchair accessible): Weston Street, Bolton, BL3 2AW
  • Bredbury, (Manchester), Lingard Lane, Bredbury, Stockport SK6 2QT
  • Bury, (Manchester), Smith Street, Bury, BL9 6HH
  • Cheetham Hill, (Manchester), (Wheelchair accessible): Alderglen Road, Cheetham, Manchester M8 0AL
  • Rochdale, (Manchester), Room G10, Globe House Business, Moss Bridge Road, Rochdale OL16 5EB
  • Sale, (Manchester), Wheelchair accessible): 36 – 38 Poplar Grove, Sale M33 7ER
  • West Didsbury, (Manchester), Unit 11, Christie Park, West Didsbury M21 7QY

Manchester Theory Test Centres

  • Manchester: Suite 2, Ground Floor, Red Block 5, Universal Square Devonshire Street North, Ardwick, Manchester M12 6JH
  • Stockport, Ground Floor, 1 St Peters Square, Stockport SK1 1NZ
  • Bolton, Suite 2A, Second Floor, Knowsley House, 4-6 Knowsley Street, Bolton BL1 2AH

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Manchester – did you know?

  1. Manchester was the location for the first splitting of an atom by Ernest Rutherford in 1917.
  2. Over 200 languages are spoken in Manchester city. Half of the city’s residents are multilingual and 40% of young people speak more than 1 language.
  3. Kellogg’s Breakfast cereal has their largest factory in Manchester. Kellogg’s cereals first came to the UK in 1922 and first began manufacturing them in Manchester in 1938. They are the largest cereal producer in the world today.
  4. Manchester University has 25 Nobel Laureates. Most prizes have been awarded for Physics and Chemistry with just two prizes for economics and two for medicine.
  5. Manchester was the city where the industrial revolution kicked off. In the early 19th century, the skyline was dominated with towering mills, warehouses and smoking chimney stacks.
  6. The world’s first free public library was in Manchester. Located in Chetham, the library has been running for more than 350 years and originally housed the priests of Manchester’s Collegiate Church.
  7. Bedding, towels and other home fabric products are known as ‘Manchester’ in Australia. High street department stores have “Manchester departments” usually located on the same floor as flatware, crockery and other household items.
  8. The Romans first named the location of Manchester “Mamucium” which means “breast shaped hills”. Their fort was built in the Castlefield area of today’s city.
  9. “Cottonopolis” was the nickname for Manchester in the 1800’s thanks to the booming textiles industry that was a prominent feature of the industrial revolution.
  10. The Suffragette movement was founded by Emmeline Pankhurst in Manchester, in 1903. The first meeting was held at Emmeline’s home at 62 Nelson Street and it toady the headquarters for Manchester Women’s Aid.