As with many test centres in Britain, Peterhead test centre rests in a local business centre. Situated on Burnside Road, Burnside Business Centre is easy enough to reach for locals and visitors alike, due to the close proximity of the A90.

If you’re looking to earn your pink licence here, make your learning journey a bit easier by reading our comprehensive test centre guide below. We’ll walk you through the ins and outs of the driving test, offer advice on how you can increase your chances of success and much more!


Suite 21, Burnside Business Centre Burnside Road Peterhead Aberdeenshire AB42 3AW

Tests Offered at Peterhead

  • Car
  • Motorcycle module 2


No parking available at this centre


Male only toilets available

Disabled Access

You can get into the test centre in a wheelchair

Phone Number

0177 9480836

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

During your driving lessons, your instructor will guide you towards Peterhead test centre and have you build up a familiarity with the area. If you’re keen on taking a look around beforehand, just use these directions with a sat nav.

A Bit More About Peterhead

Wondering what to expect from your Peterhead test route? Well, you’ll likely start off by being led towards the centre of Peterhead, which is only five minutes away from the test centre. These roads can get a bit hectic during rush hour, so make sure that your clutch control is on point and be prepared to stop for any errant pedestrians or cyclists. The area also comes with an assortment of roundabouts, so if you’re a bit shaky on them, get your instructor to take you around them for extra practise beforehand.

Be prepared to encounter different speed and traffic conditions throughout your test. The examiner will expect you to confidently move from busy A roads like the A90 and A950, to quieter residential roads, where you might be asked to demonstrate one of the manoeuvres.

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Peterhead Test Pass Rates

Trying to figure out how challenging the driving test really is? Though it’s mostly down to personal opinion, you can get a vague idea by looking at driving test pass rates. The current average pass rate in the UK stands at 45.9%. This tells us that though the driving test isn’t a piece of cake, it isn’t impossible.

If you’re heading to Peterhead, you’ll be pleased to know that its pass rates have been well above this average over the last five years, as you can see in the table below.

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
62.3% 64.0% 61.0% 62.6% 62.5%

What If I Can't Go To Peterhead? 

Just because Peterhead is the most convenient option for you doesn’t mean that you have to take your practical here. You could head to any test centre in Britain, if you wanted. We’d recommend sticking close to your local area, though. In that case, your closest alternatives are:

What To Expect On The Day

So you made it to the end of your driving course in one piece. Congratulations! There’s only one thing stopping you from becoming a fully qualified driver: the driving test. Contrary to popular driving test myths, the test isn’t impossible. As long as you keep a cool head and remember what you’ve covered in your lessons, you should be able to impress the examiner and pass with flying colours!

There’s not much to do in terms of preparation for your big day. All you need to do really is get to Peterhead ten minutes early with your provisional. After exchanging quick pleasantries with the examiner, your test will proceed with:

  • An eyesight test, where you’ll need to read a number plate from a distance of 20 metres
  • Two “show me, tell me” questions covering vehicle safety and maintenance
  • Twenty minutes of general driving, where you’ll be guided by the examiner, and will also need to perform one of the following manoeuvres:
  • Twenty minutes of independent driving, during which you’ll either follow sat nav directions or sign posts to reach a set destination

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

Sick of having to dance to someone else’s tune when it comes to learning to drive? Countless driving schools and instructors force learners to take time off work to fit in lessons, or lump them with a rigid lesson structure. What you need to look for instead is a driving school that puts you in the front seat of your learning journey!

With PassMeFast, you’re the one in control. You tell us when you’d like to get your licence by, how intensively you’d like to learn and what your overall availability is like. Then, we’ll then match you up with an ADI in Peterhead who will help you create a lesson plan that fits around your schedule. We’ll even fast-track your test so that you have a test date to work towards. Not bad, huh?

If you’re ready to pass, we’re ready to help! Simply head on over to our course prices page and pick out your ideal course. You can then take the first step on your PassMeFast journey by giving us a call on 0333 123 4949, or by booking online!

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