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East Kilbride

Situated on Bosfield Place right next to The Royal British Legion, East Kilbride is centrally located and easy to get to for locals and those coming in from further afield. If you’ve decided to head here for your practical, dispel some of the mystery by reading our comprehensive guide below—from a look at what happens in the test to how you can go about increasing your chances of passing, we’ve got it all!


Address

Bosfield Place, Legion Scotland East Mains East Kilbride South Lanarkshire G74 4DY

Tests Offered at East Kilbride

  • Car

Parking

Car parking spaces are available.

Toilets

There are no toilets available at this centre

Disabled Access

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Planning to take a look around East Kilbride test centre before your instructor takes you there on a driving lesson? To avoid ending up in the wrong place, or taking a long detour, use these directions with a sat nav. Once you’re more confident, you can forgo the sat nav completely and put your memory to the test!

A Bit More About East Kilbride

During your test, the examiner will make use of a variety of challenging road features in the East Kilbride area to truly test whether or not you’re ready to take to the roads unsupervised—from the bustling A725 to the Whirlies roundabout, the examiner will leave no stone unturned.

If you’re looking beyond East Kilbride’s roads, you can find more general information here:

East Kilbride Test Pass Rates

If there’s one thing that we love almost as much as helping learners get their full licence, it’s driving test pass rates. Nothing quite compares to a deep dive into the DVSA’s latest statistics to track new trends. From the average number of attempts it takes to pass to how age can affect a learner’s chances of passing, we’ve looked at it all.

If you’re more interested in how you’ll fare at East Kilbride in particular, you can look at its pass rates from the last five years in the table below.

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
42.3% 46.6% 44.2% 41.8% 47.1%

What If I Can't Go To East Kilbride? 

With test waiting times sometimes lasting months at a time, we often urge learners to consider a backup test centre option to increase their chances of getting an earlier test date. If you’re sticking close to East Kilbride, your nearest options include:

What To Expect On The Day

Finished your driving lessons? It’s finally time to see if your hard work and your instructor’s constant hounding have paid off!

Unless you fancy having to cancel your test and fork out for yet another one, check you’ve got your provisional before you leave your home or workplace. The examiner is legally required to check it before the test starts. Be sure to arrive at East Kilbride ten minutes prior to your appointment so that you can park up and meet your examiner without it eating into your test time.

Your practical will then proceed as follows:

  • 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

Not getting anywhere with traditional, hourly driving lessons? Why not try an intensive or semi-intensive course instead? Instead of spending your lesson trying to refresh the skills you covered the week before, you’ll be able to properly develop your muscle memory in 2 to 5 hour blocks at a time. And the best part? You get to work with your instructor to fit these lessons around your schedule—meaning you don’t have to take any time off work if you don’t want to!

We’ll even fast-track your test at Hamilton test centre ahead of your lessons, so that there won’t be a large gap between your last lesson and your practical.

Take the first step on your PassMeFast journey today! Find out which course is best suited for you by looking at our course prices page. You can then book in over the phone on 0333 123 4949, or online!

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