Isle Of Mull

Worried that you’d have to head to the mainland to earn your pink licence? Relax! You’ve got your very own local test centre to head to! The Isle of Mull test centre is situated in the Aros Post Office, right off the A849, with a lovely view of the Sound of Mull. If you’ve decided to take your practical here, you’ll want to check out our handy test centre guide.

Read below to find out more about what actually happens in the driving test, the ways in which you can increase your chances of earning your pink licence first time and much more!


Post Office Salen Isle Of Mull Argyll and Bute PA72 6JD

Tests Offered at Isle Of Mull

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How To Get There

Heading to the Isle of Mull test centre for the first time doesn’t have to be a headache. Just follow these directions with a sat nav and you’ll get there just fine. Once you’ve made the trip a few times, you can test your memory skills by heading there without assistance!

A Bit More About Isle of Mull

Wondering where your driving test route will take you on your big day? Though we don’t have access to the DVSA’s latest test routes, we can make some educated guesses based on the roads around the area. For starters, the area directly around the Isle of Mull test centre is pretty sparse, so your driving examiner won’t have you dawdling around there for long.

Instead, they’ll guide you out of the area using one of the nearby A roads, like the A848 and A849. They might take you north, up the A848 towards Tobermory, where you might be expected to demonstrate one of the manoeuvres, or they might nudge you eastwards towards Lochdon. In either case, the area is surrounded by rural roads, so you’ll need to make sure that you’re confident with facing winding roads and bends. As long as you’ve taken lessons with an ADI, however, this should be an absolute breeze!

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Isle of Mull Test Pass Rates

If you’re at all like our other learners, you’re probably curious about driving test pass rates. Well, you’re in luck! PassMeFast is somewhat of a pro when it comes to analysing the DVSA’s latest statistics, so we’ve got an abundance of interesting trends and findings to offer you!

Did you know, for example, that the national average stands at 45.9%? This figure then fluctuates depending on how old the learner is, whether they’re learning in a manual or automatic car, and even what county they’re in!

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! Even your choice of test centre can have an impact on your chances of passing, as you can see in the table below.

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
88.2% 64.7% 55.6% 80.8% 88.2%

What If I Can't Go To Isle of Mull? 

Though the Isle of Mull test centre is a convenient choice for local learners, that’s not to say that it’s your only choice. If you’re willing to take a ferry, you could head to other test centres like:

What To Expect On The Day

So your big day has finally arrived. Woo hoo! You’re only one step away from posing for your pass photo and showing off your pass certificate! The only thing standing in your way is a forty minute driving test. When you word it like that, it really doesn’t seem that bad, does it? All you’ve got to do is impress the examiner and voilà!

In terms of preparation, you’ve just got to get to the Isle of Mull test centre ten minutes before your appointment starts. You’ll then meet the examiner, show them your provisional and sign a quick form.

The driving test will then consist of:

  • 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

Learning to drive doesn’t have to be a complex or drawn-out process. In fact, if you pick a driving school like PassMeFast, you could earn your pink licence in Islay in mere weeks. And the best part? You don’t have to deal with any of the admin!

With PassMeFast, our customer experience team sort out the process of booking your driving test and finding a local instructor who suits your requirements. Once you get in touch with your assigned instructor, you’ll be able to fit lessons in around your schedule—whether that means learning on a weekday, in the evening or at the weekend!

Your instructor will pick you up at work or at home, so you can take to the roads around Islay and work on developing the driving fundamentals. We’ll even fast-track your test so that you don’t have to deal with waiting times!

If you’re ready to live life in the fast lane, head on over to our course prices page to see what’s on offer. Then, book in over the phone on 0333 123 4949, or book online! If you’re stuck between courses, give our course recommender tool a whirl!

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