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Inverness (Seafield Road)

If you’re learning to drive in and around the Inverness area, you’ve hit the jackpot when it comes to test centres. You’ve got a local theory test centre and a practical test centre! You can find Inverness Seafield Road test centre smack bang in the middle of Longman Industrial Estate. Though this might be the most convenient option for you, you might want to get to know it a bit better before making up your mind.

And that’s where we come in! Our essential test centre guide below will walk you through all of the vital information that you need to know about Inverness Seafield Road test centre, including contact details, pass rates and more!


Address

Longman Industrial Estate Seafield Road Inverness Highland IV1 1SG

Tests Offered at Inverness (Seafield Road)

  • Car
  • Lorries, large vehicles and buses
  • ADI part 2
  • ADI part 3

Parking

No car park is available

Toilets

Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

This test centre has no wheelchair access

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

As you progress through your driving lessons, your instructor will take you around Inverness Seafield Road test centre and help you build up a familiarity with it. In time, you’ll be able to get there without any instructions whatsoever. Of course, if you’re jumping the gun and taking a peek around the area before your lessons even start, you’ll want to use these directions to avoid taking a wrong turn!

A Bit More About Inverness Seafield Road

To ensure you’re ready to take to the roads unsupervised, your driving examiner will pull out all of the stops on your test route, using a wide range of road types, traffic conditions and speed systems to put your skills to the test.

They’ll start off by taking you around the town centre, guiding you through some of the trickiest roads that Inverness has to offer. Given the number of local businesses, shops and schools nearby, you’re likely to encounter a lot of stop-start traffic during your route. This means that your observations, clutch control and hazard awareness skills will need to be on point.

Depending on the route, the examiner might guide you towards an area like Scorguie or Inshes for your driving test manoeuvre, which offer a wide range of narrow, residential roads. Eventually, the examiner will direct you onto one of the local A roads. You might end up on the A9 towards Maryburgh, or on the A96 towards Nairn.

If you’re tired of learning about the local roads, why not get to know more about Inverness in general? Try out these links:

Inverness Seafield Road Test Pass Rates

Before we give you some interesting driving test pass rates, we’d first like to emphasise that you shouldn’t take them too seriously. Even if your test centre had a pass rate of 90%, it’s not a guarantee that you’ll definitely pass. Your chances of success will depend entirely on your performance on the day.

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, we can proceed! Learners in the UK currently have a 45.9% chance of passing their test. Inverness Seafield Road’s pass rates have fluctuated above and below this average. However, as we’ve discussed, this doesn’t really mean anything when it comes to your chances.

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
49.8% 53.2% 49.8% 42.5% 44.4%

What If I Can't Go To Inverness Seafield Road? 

Not too keen on Inverness Seafield Road anymore? You’re in luck! There are plenty of other practical test centres scattered around your local area! If you’re sticking close to Inverness, your nearest options include:

What To Expect On The Day

So your test date is finally upon you, huh? Bet you thought it’d never arrive! If you’re starting to second guess yourself, you should know that your instructor would never let you go in for the test if they didn’t believe you could do it. If that doesn’t do the trick, make your way through our guide to avoiding test day nerves.

The DVSA advises learners to arrive at their test centre ten minutes early, so that they have enough time to park up. Once you’ve done so, you’ll meet the examiner and show them your provisional. They’ll then ask you to sign a form and quickly go over what will happen during your test.

The test will 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

If you want to give yourself the best chance possible of passing the driving test, you need to pick the right driving school. Take PassMeFast, for example. We offer learners a wide range of courses, quality tuition with a DVSA-approved instructor and test dates that are months ahead of standard waiting times.

So, what’s the catch, you ask? There isn’t one! With PassMeFast, what you see is what you get. Our fast-tracking department will book your test at a time and date that suits you. We’ll then match you up with a local instructor who will help you refine your skills close to home. They’ll show you everything you need to know to breeze through your test, and make sure you’re more than familiar with the roads around Inverness.

Want to learn more about what we do? Get a closer look at our intensive and semi-intensive courses over on our course prices page. If you’d like to discuss your options further, you can speak with our friendly sales team on 0333 123 4949. Alternatively, book online!

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