Like many practical test centres in the UK, Wick test centre is situated right in the middle of a local industrial estate. It’s mere minutes away from the town centre and right next to the local Wick John O’Groats Airport, meaning it’s easy to get to for locals and visitors alike.

If you’re looking to get prepared for your big test day, you’ve come to the right place. We’re about to walk you through all of the vital information you need to know, including, contact details, pass rates and more!


Airport Industrial Estate Wick Highland KW1 4QS

Tests Offered at Wick

  • Car
  • Motorcycle module 1
  • Motorcycle module 2



Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Once you start learning to drive with a local ADI, they’ll take you up to Wick test centre and have you build up your familiarity with its surrounding area in preparation for your test. If you’re having a peek at the test centre before this happens, use these directions with a sat nav.

A Bit More About Wick

Your driving test will begin with the examiner guiding you out of Airport Industrial Estate. Depending on the time of day, you might end up encountering heavy traffic, so be prepared to show off your excellent clutch control. The examiner will direct you through Wick, watching the way that you encounter other road users. Keep your eyes peeled for any changes to the speed limit, as there are a few local schools in the vicinity.

As you’re probably aware, you’ll have to demonstrate one of the driving test manoeuvres (and potentially an emergency stop) during your route. The battleground for this manoeuvre might end up being a local car park, or one of the residential roads in Wick.

There are a couple of local A roads in close proximity to the town of Wick, so you’ll end up on at least one of them during your test. The examiner might guide you onto the A99, directing you towards an area like Whaligoe, or have you drive along the A882 towards an area like Watten.

Want to learn about Wick’s local history or public transport? Check out these resources:

Wick Test Pass Rates

As a leading driving school, we keep our eyes peeled for the DVSA’s latest batch of driving test pass rates, just so we can share them with you! Did you know, for example, that learner drivers in the UK have a 45.9% chance of passing their driving test? If you’re not too impressed by this, you might be pleased to know that those heading to Wick seem to fare much better...

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
43.2% 42.3% 39.0% 38.2% 37.7%

What If I Can't Go To Wick? 

If you’re no longer keen on taking your practical at Wick driving test, you don’t have to start worrying. There are other options available to you. If you’re sticking close to your local area, your nearest option is:

What To Expect On The Day

Finally ready to take the driving test? If your answer is no, try to think about how far you’ve come since you first started on your learning journey. If that doesn’t do the trick, you should make your way through our guide to avoiding test day nerves, and our top tips to help you relax before the driving test.

In terms of preparation, you will need to get to Wick test centre ten minutes early. The driving examiner will ask to see your provisional to confirm your identity, and will then get you to sign a form.

Once that’s sorted, your 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

Sick of taking lessons that are weeks apart? Fed up of driving schools offering ‘guaranteed passes’ and forcing you to take time off work to fit lessons in? PassMeFast might be the answer you’re looking for! We’re a no-nonsense driving school that keeps things as simple as possible for our learners.

With PassMeFast, you’re the key decision maker. You’ll pick out your course and then decide:

  • If you’re learning in a manual or an automatic car
  • Where you’d like to get picked up/dropped off
  • How intensively you’d like to learn (between 2 and 5 hours)
  • When you’d like to take your test by

Once we’ve got these answers from you, we’ll fast-track your test at Wick and match you up with a local ADI who will help you tackle everything from roundabouts to one-way systems. By the time your test date arrives, you’ll be more than ready for what comes your way!

Want to get started today? Brill! Figure out how many hours you’ll need by looking at our course prices page, or by trying out our course recommender tool. Next, give us a bell on 0333 123 4949, or book online!

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