If you’re an Irvine local, you’re in luck—you’ve got your own test centre right on your doorstep! As with many test centres in Britain, Irvine test centre is situated right in the middle of a local business park, which means you can expect heavy traffic during rush hour. Around five minutes from the town centre, Irvine test centre is easily accessible for both locals and visitors.

If you haven’t got the foggiest idea what happens in the driving test, or your knowledge of Irvine test centre is at 0%, we’ve got the perfect thing for you: our essential test centre guide! Keep reading to get all the information you need!


Century Court, 11 Riverside Way Riverside Business Park Irvine North Ayrshire KA11 5DJ

Tests Offered at Irvine

  • Car


car parking spaces are available


Male, female and disabled toilets are available

Disabled Access

Phone Number

0129 4279527

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

If you’re taking lessons with a local ADI, it’s best to wait until they decide you’re ready to take to the roads around Irvine test centre. If you simply can’t wait (we love your enthusiasm), or want to take a quick peek beforehand, avoid unnecessary detours by following these directions.

A Bit More About Irvine

You’d better have been paying attention during your lessons in the Irvine area, as your knowledge of the local roads will come in handy during your test. The examiner will use as many road types and challenging traffic conditions as they can during your big day. With the vicinity of A roads like the A71 and A78, it’s practically guaranteed that they’ll show up on your route. If you’re shaky with roundabouts, you’ll want to practise them beforehand—Irvine is surrounded by them, so there’s no way you’ll get away with not having to tackle at least a few during your test.

It won’t all be fast and furious, however. The examiner will want to see how you respond in built up areas, so they might very well guide you towards Kilmarnock so that you can flex your skills with stop-start traffic. You can also expect to be nudged towards a quieter area, like Castlepark, to demonstrate one of the manoeuvres.

Want to know more about Irvine in general? Check out these resources:

Irvine Test Pass Rates

As a leading driving school in Britain, we’re pretty interested in driving-related stats. In fact, we keep a close eye out for the DVSA’s latest updates, so we can start to analyse their data for new trends and patterns.

Did you know, for example, that factors like age, county and transmission can affect your chances of passing the driving test? Pretty cool, huh? If you’ve not got the time to delve into our interesting findings, we’ll keep things short and sweet. If you’re a learner in the UK, you’ve got a 45.9% chance of passing. If you’re trying your luck at Irvine test centre, you can see pass rates from the last five years below...

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 Irvine? 

If Irvine test centre isn’t a done deal yet, and you’re still mulling over your options, there are plenty of other alternatives in North Ayrshire and beyond. Your closest options include:

What To Expect On The Day

After toiling under the watchful eye of your instructor for what seems like a century, you’re finally ready to take the driving test. Take a deep breath—you’ve got this! The practical is only forty minutes long. That’s less than a standard driving lesson! All you’ve got to do is show off your skills and prove you’re ready to take to the roads unsupervised. Piece of cake!

You don’t want to be late for your test, so make sure you arrive at Irvine ten minutes early. You’ll meet your examiner at the reception, show them your provisional licence and then sign a form.

Your practical will then 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

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The road to driving doesn’t have to be long. Simply pick out one of our crash course packages and give us a call on 0333 123 4949, or book online, and we’ll help you to get things moving!

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