Like most test centres in Britain, Dumbarton test centre is smack bang in the middle of a local industrial estate. As it’s the only test centre in West Dunbartonshire, Dumbarton gets more than its fair share of local learners looking to ace their practical. If you’re looking to do the same, give yourself an edge by reading the handy tips, advice and information that we’ve compiled below!


Strathleven House Suite A4 Vale Of Leven Industrial Estate Dumbarton West Dunbartonshire G82 3PD

Tests Offered at Dumbarton

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male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

If you can’t quite figure out how to reach Livingston test centre, don’t start flapping—we’re here to help! We’ve sorted you out with these handy directions which can be used with a sat nav to ensure you get to the test centre without a hitch.

A Bit More About Dumbarton

Though it certainly won’t feel like it when you’re in the middle of your lessons, there is much more to Dumbarton than its busy A roads and tricky junctions. If you’re looking to round out your road knowledge with some more general information, have a look at these resources:

Dumbarton Test Pass Rates

If you’re having second thoughts about heading to Dumbarton test centre for your practical, you might want to reconsider. Not only is it a convenient option for West Dunbartonshire locals, it also boasts a range of pretty decent pass rates. As you can see in the table below, Dumbarton’s pass rates have been well above the national average of 45.9% in the last few years...

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
43.9% 48.4% 51.0% 50.3% 48.3%

What If I Can't Go To Dumbarton? 

Just because Dumbarton is the only test centre available in the county of West Dunbartonshire, doesn’t mean that it’s your only choice. You’ve got other options in nearby counties which include:

What To Expect On The Day

So, the student is finally ready to become the master. Congratulations! You’ve only got one hurdle to overcome before you can take to the roads unsupervised! As scary as the driving test might seem, you’ve just got to treat it like a driving lesson. All you have to do is show off the skills that you’ve been carefully honing over the past few weeks.

On your big day, be sure to arrive at Dumbarton ten minutes early. You’ll need this time to park the car and meet the examiner. As they’ll need to check your provisional, you’ll want to make sure you remember it before you leave for the test centre.

Once that’s out of the way, your test will 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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To get the ball rolling, get a closer look at our crash course packages on our course prices page. If you’ve already had some experience, and you’re struggling to figure out how many lessons you’ll need, our course recommender is the tool for you!

Once you’re happy to get booked in, you can speak to our friendly sales team on 0333 123 4949, or book online!

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