If you’re learning to drive in or around Hawick, you don’t have to worry about driving further afield to take your driving test. You’re lucky enough to have your own local test centre! Hawick test centre can be found at Burnfoot Community Hub on Burnfoot Road, right in the town centre. If you’d like to learn more about it, you’ve come to the right place!

In our comprehensive test centre guide below, you’ll find everything you need to know about Hawick test centre, including, contact details, pass rates and more!


Burnfoot Community Hub 89 Brunfoot Road Hawick Scottish Borders TD9 8EJ

Tests Offered at Hawick

  • Car
  • ADI part 3


Customers are asked to park in the DVSA designated bay and meet the examiner in the reception area of the leisure centre


Only male toilets are available

Disabled Access

Special arrangements will be made at this test centre if you have a disability

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Planning to snoop around Hawick test centre and its surrounding roads before you start your driving lessons? If you’re shaky on road signs, we’d recommend using these directions to make sure you end up in the right place.

A Bit More About Hawick

To make sure that you’re truly prepared for taking to the roads unsupervised, the driving examiner will attempt to include a variety of road types, traffic conditions and speed systems into your test route.

The town of Hawick is rather compact, which means that when it hits rush hour, you might be dealing with a lot of stop-start traffic during your test. Though you might be eager to show off your more advanced driving skills, try to stay patient—this is the perfect opportunity for you to highlight your excellent clutch control. It also means that your route might end up slightly shorter, which could work in your favour.

Given the number of residential roads on offer around Hawick, it’s highly likely that your driving test manoeuvre demonstration will take place in town. The examiner might choose a local car park, or one of the roads near Wilton Dean or Stirches.

The route will eventually lead you further afield, once the examiner guides you onto one of the local A roads. You might end up on the A7 towards an area like Selkirk, or on the A698 towards Denholm or Jedburgh.

If you’re looking for more general information about Hawick, try these links instead:

Hawick Test Pass Rates

Before we get into the nitty gritty of driving test pass rates, we’ve first got to tell you not to take them too seriously. No matter how high a test centre’s pass rates might be, they provide no guarantees that you’ll pass. It’s your hard work and determination that will ensure your success.

On a general scale, learners in the UK have a 45.9% chance of passing their driving test. Learners at Hawick, however, have performed well above this average over the last five years, as you can see below...

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
57.5% 60.4% 61.6% 61.5% 60.5%

What If I Can't Go To Hawick? 

If you’re no longer keen on taking your practical at Hawick test centre, or you’re trying to avoid long test waiting times, there are plenty of other test centres to head to. If you’re staying close to the Hawick area, here are your options:

What To Expect On The Day

After completing approximately forty to fifty hours of driving lessons with a DVSA-approved instructor, you should finally be test-ready. If your nerves are acting up (completely normal, don’t worry!), try out our top tips to help you relax before the driving test. Trust us, they’ll work a treat!

In terms of preparation, all you have to do is get to Hawick test centre ten minutes early with your provisional in hand. Once the examiner has checked your provisional and gotten you to sign a form, you’ll be ready to proceed. Dun, dun, dun!

Your driving 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

What is it that you’re looking for in a driving school? Is it quality tuition with a DVSA-approved instructor? Tailored courses that suit different levels of experience? Flexibility with lesson plans? If your answers to these questions were yes, PassMeFast is the school for you.

We know that all learners are different when it comes to how much driving experience they’ve had and what their schedules look like. That’s why we have a range of beginner, intermediate and advanced course packages that can be taken in blocks of two to five hours. We’ll assign you a local instructor who will work with you to fit these lessons into your schedule, helping you get to grips with driving fundamentals and the area around Hawick. We’ll even fast-track your test so that you’re not waiting around!

To get the ball rolling today, pick out how many hours you’ll need over on our course prices page, or give our course recommender tool a try. Next, give us a bell on 0333 123 4949, or book online!

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