Driving Theory Test Centres in Oban

Learner drivers in western Scotland have the option to head to Oban theory test centre to complete the first step in earning a licence. And why wouldn’t they? The town is well-connected to surrounding areas by various transport links and boasts above average pass rates. 

Eager to find out more? We’re going to delve into everything you should know about Oban theory test centre and what is expected of you on test day. With this knowledge to hand, you’ll have no problem passing your theory test first time!


The Oak Room, The Rockfield Centre Rockfield Brae Oban Argyll and Bute PA34 5DQ

Phone Number

0333 200 1122 Please note: no direct phone number is available for this theory test centre.


Arriving at Oban Theory Test Centre

Nearest train station: Oban (6-minute walk)

Nearest bus stop: High Street (4-minute walk)

Nearest car park: The Rockfield Centre Garage (3-minute walk)

Pass Rates by Year

As you can see, the pass rates at Oban theory test centre have been steadily declining over the past few years. Thankfully, though, they still sit above the national average. What’s more, these kinds of statistics have no real impact on learners. The theory test is the same format wherever you take it, so location doesn’t affect your chances of passing.

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
52.2% 52.9% 51.3% 48.0% 47.5%  62.8%  71.4%

Guides and Tips

What does affect your chances of passing the theory test is the work you put in beforehand. Please don’t stroll up to your theory test appointment having done no revision—it will not end in a pass. Putting off studying for the test will only cost you in time and money in the future, because you will very likely have to retake the test again. 

Now we’ve drilled into you the importance of revision, let’s talk about what you’re going to actually be studying. The theory test assesses your knowledge of the following topics:

  • The Highway Code
  • Traffic signs
  • Essential driving skills
  • Hazard perception

You can find all of the information you need in books and on the internet. There are even some free mock theory tests available, which provide a great way to track your progress in learning the material. 

To get started with your studying, have a look at the following resources:

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Nearby Theory Test Centres

We may be bigging up the Oban theory test centre, but it’s not the only location that learners in this area should consider. Before landing on a final decision, it could be worth taking a look at the theory test centres in nearby locations like Fort William and Tarbert.

What Happens Next?

Theory test certificate in the bag? Well done you! This is a really important stage in learning to drive, so you deserve to feel fairly smug about checking it off your list. The next (and final) thing on the agenda is the practical test. 

During the driving test you will be required to tackle a range of different roads and driving scenarios to prove your skills in front of a DVSA examiner. It can be fairly nerve racking, but with the right preparation it’s pretty straightforward. To be in with the best chance of passing, you should ideally take lessons with a professional driving instructor. 

Another top tip of ours is to get your practical test booked fairly early. When you start searching for appointments at your local centre, you’ll discover that wait times for these tests can be weeks or even months long! Speaking of local centres, if you live in Oban, your nearest practical test centre is located on Albany Street in town.

Learning to drive can be a lot of work, but it doesn’t have to be a headache. If you opt for a PassMeFast course, we take care of the admin side of things and set you up with an experienced, local instructor. You can even choose between manual and automatic and add on any tests you require! With all of that taken care of, all you have to do is focus on driving!

Take a look at our courses to see which one suits you best. If you can’t make up your mind or you’d like to discuss your options, you can speak to the team on 0333 123 4949. For those ready to get started today, it’s as simple as clicking the button below!

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