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Stirling

Learning to drive in the city of Stirling? You’re in luck! You don’t have to head further afield to take your driving test—you’ve got your own local one right in the city centre! Stirling test centre is situated in the same building as the local jobcentre, just off St Ninians Road. It’s centrally located, which makes it easily accessible for locals and visitors alike.

If you’re not familiar with Stirling test centre just yet, or the driving test is a complete mystery to you, our handy guide below will help you out. We’ll walk you through key information ranging from contact details to the layout of the driving test. Enjoy!


Address

Government Buildings 2 St Ninians Road Stirling Stirling FK8 2HF

Tests Offered at Stirling

  • Car
  • Motorcycle module 2

Parking

Car parking spaces are available

Toilets

Male, female and disabled toilets are available

Disabled Access

You can get into the test centre in a wheelchair

Phone Number

0178 6472499

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

If you’re heading to Stirling test centre without your driving instructor for the first time, make sure you use these directions with a sat nav. The city is big and the road signs can be confusing if you’re not used to them, so it’s better to be safe than sorry.

A Bit More About Stirling

Wondering what will happen on your Stirling test route? Though we can’t give you an exact route, we can make a few educated guesses to give you a rough idea of what to expect. For starters, heavy traffic is likely. Stirling is a busy city, chock full of local businesses and tourist attractions like Stirling Castle. This means that stop-start traffic is likely, along with errant pedestrians and cyclists.

The examiner is spoilt for choice, really, when it comes to driving test routes. They might guide you around the inner city area before proceeding further afield, or they might take you around nearby areas like Bridge of Allen, Raploch or Craigforth. (One of these areas might even be the centre stage for your driving test manoeuvre demonstration.)

The M9 is close to the city centre, but as you’re probably aware, motorways won’t feature on your driving test, so you don’t have to worry about it. You will, however, be guided onto one of the local A roads. The examiner might nudge you onto the A91, towards Tillicoultry, the A84 to Doune, or the A9 towards Dunblane.

If you’d rather learn about Stirling’s rich local history or public transport, these links should do the trick:

Stirling Test Pass Rates

Did you know that the national average pass rate stands at 45.9%? As you’ll see in the table below, Stirling test centre’s pass rates have rested just above and below this rate over the last five years.

Not impressed? Though these pass rates are interesting to look at, they’re not meant to be taken with anything more than a pinch of salt. They could be at 90% and it still wouldn’t mean that you will definitely pass your test. It’s your hard work, dedication and performance on the day that will increase your chances of success.

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
47.2% 43.4% 43.2% 42.6% 45.4%

What If I Can't Go To Stirling? 

Though Stirling is the most convenient test centre option for you if you’re a local learner, you can choose to take your test anywhere. If you’re staying close to the county of Stirling, your nearest alternatives are:

What To Expect On The Day

Way to go! You’re only one step away from the finish line now! The only thing standing in the way of you posing for your pass photo (which you’ll undoubtedly show off to everyone you know) is a forty minute driving test. Pfft! Piece of cake. Your driving instructor has probably given you harder mock tests than what you’ll have to face in your driving test!

On the morning/afternoon of your test, you’ll need to get to Stirling test centre ten minutes early with your provisional in hand. The examiner will check your licence to confirm your identity, get you to sign a form and then guide you out of the test centre so that you can officially begin the test.

It 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

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We’ve got a whole range of beginner, intermediate and advanced courses available. So, whether you’ve never sat behind the wheel before or you’ve taken the test multiple times, we’ve got you covered. We’ll start things off by fast-tracking your test at Stirling, giving you a date to work towards, before assigning you a local ADI. You’ll then take to the roads around Stirling (in two to five hour blocks) and tackle everything from roundabouts to parallel parking.

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