Decided to take your practical at Girvan test centre? You’ll find it on Henrietta Street, just next to the bustling A77—making it easy to reach for locals and visitors alike. Though it comes with a lovely view of Girvan Beach, you won’t get much time to relax and enjoy the scenery during your learning journey. Instead, you’ll have to focus your attention on developing your skills and familiarising yourself with your test centre.

Fortunately, we can help alleviate some of the stress you’re probably feeling. Below, you’ll find vital information, ranging from pass rates to a guide to the driving test. Keep reading to get the full lowdown!


The Carrick Buildings Learning Centre Henrietta Street Girvan South Ayrshire KA26 9AL

Tests Offered at Girvan

  • Car
  • ADI part 3



Male toilets only at this centre

Disabled Access

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Planning to snoop around Girvan test centre before you start your driving lessons? We love your enthusiasm! If you’re not familiar with the local area, we’d recommend using these directions with a sat nav to avoid getting lost.

A Bit More About Girvan

If you’re heading to Girvan test centre for your practical, you’d best be prepared to show off! Examiners have an assortment of tricky road types and traffic conditions up their sleeves. For starters, the close proximity of the A77 means that it will almost definitely crop up on your test route—that comes with a range of tricky roundabouts too, so make sure you’ve practised them beforehand!

You’ll spend some time around Girvan itself, showing off your clutch control and hazard perception skills. For the driving test manoeuvre, you’ll either head to a local car park, or the examiner might take you further afield to an area like Maybole.

If you’d like to learn more about Girvan in general, you can check out these handy resources:

Girvan Test Pass Rates

Wondering if you should switch to another test centre in South Ayrshire? We might just change your mind! Though the national average stands at 45.9%, learners tend to do much better at Girvan test centre. You can see this in the table below which shows pass rates from the last five years...

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
56.4% 64.4% 63.1% 58.7% 65.1%

What If I Can't Go To Girvan? 

If you’re still mulling over which test centre to head to, and Girvan isn’t set in stone just yet, you’ve got plenty of alternatives in and around South Ayrshire. Those closest to Girvan include:

What To Expect On The Day

Congrats! You’re only one step away from becoming a fully qualified driver and posing for your pass photo! If you’re suffering from a bad case of the butterflies, or having second thoughts about your chances, give our top 10 relaxation tips a read.

On the day of your driving test, get to Girvan test centre with ten minutes to spare. You’ll need this time to park the car and meet the examiner. They will then ask you to show them your provisional (so make sure you’ve got it) and get you to sign a form.

Your driving test will then begin 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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Our intensive and semi-intensive courses are designed to take you from beginner to complete expert in less time than traditional hourly lessons. By extending your lesson time to two to five hours (depending on your preferences and availability), you’ve got more than enough time to develop skills like clutch control, speed awareness and manoeuvres. Working with your instructor, you’ll fit these lessons in around your work and personal life. By the time your test date rolls on by, you’ll be fully equipped for whatever might come your way!

The road to driving doesn’t have to be long. Get started today by looking at our range of crash course packages on our course prices page. You can then book in over the phone on 0333 123 4949, or book online!

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