Find Your Assessment Centre


Ridgehouse Drive, Festival Park, Stoke On Trent, ST1 5SJ




On leaving the Stoke on Trent train station you will see a bus stop where buses will take you to Hanley town centre. From there buses are available to the Festival Park.



From the north – from Crewe take the A5020 for about 3 miles east until you see a left hand turn heading towards the A500. When you reach the A500 travel for about 10 miles east until you see a turn for the A53. You will need to travel half a mile north east on the A53 where you will begin to see signs for the Festival Park. Follow the signs until you reach the entrance to the Festival Park. The Assessment Centre is next to McDonalds.


From the south – from Stafford join the M6 north at Junction 14 and exit at Junction 15. Head towards the A500 following signs for the City Centre then turn off onto the A53 and keep following the signs for the Festival Park.


From the east – from Shrewsbury take the A49 for 2 miles heading north. Turn right onto the A53. Keep on the A53 until you reach Shawbury. At Shawbury stay on the A53 and follow the signs for Newcastle under Lyme. When you reach Newcastle head right on the A53 south for about half a mile where you must re-join the A527 (A53) towards Leek. From here you will see signs for the Festival Park.


From the west – from Swadlincote take the A514 for 2 miles west where you must turn right onto the A444 and carry on north for 4 miles. After 4 miles take the A5121 west for half a mile. From here you will be able to join the A50 and follow signs for Stoke on Trent. When you reach Stoke take the A53 and follow the signs for the Festival Park.


The Assessment Centre car park is at the front of the building.



The bus from Hanley and Newcastle is the 4/4A, which stops outside the Moat House Best Western Hotel. The Assessment Centre is approximately 700 yards from the hotel. Walk to the roundabout, following it to the left and onto Ridgehouse Drive. The Assessment Centre is immediately after McDonald’s.

Notes from this Centre

The Assessment Centre is located on the Festival Park between McDonald’s and PC World and close to Morrison’s supermarket.


The Assessment Centre is a single storey building with parking available on site.


There is full wheelchair access and the reception area is located to the right as you enter.