Driving Theory Test Centres in Tarbert (Argyll & Bute)

Live in the Tarbert area and thinking about taking your theory test soon? You’ve landed on the right page! PassMeFast has put together a thorough guide to this test centre that is a great resource for learner drivers in the area. You’ll find out how you can reach the centre, what the pass rate has been like over the past few years, and we even throw in some tips to help you study for the test.

Keep reading to learn more!


Templar Arts & Leisure Centre Harbour Street Tarbert Argyll and Bute PA29 6UD

Phone Number

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


Arriving at Tarbert Theory Test Centre

Nearest train station: N/A

Nearest bus stop: Hotel (1-minute walk)

Nearest car park: Campbeltown Road (10-minute walk)

Pass Rates by Year

Aside from a slight dip in the 2017/18 period, the pass rate at the Tarbert theory test centre consistently sits a good few points above the national average. While this is definitely a good sign, it’s not something that should be a major factor in your decision to take your test here. 

Pass rates have very little impact on individual learners. After all, the theory test is going to be pretty much the same wherever you take it!

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
50.0% 51.9% 45.6% 50.0% 50.9%  66.7% 91.7% 

Guides and Tips

The boy scouts were right about at least one thing—you should always be prepared! This is particularly true when it comes to the theory test. By the time you head to your test, you should have a clear understanding of how the test is structured and be able to answer any questions they throw at you. Don’t forget about the hazard perception test, either! This is a big component of the theory test and you must pass it, along with the multiple-choice section, in order to earn that all-important certificate.

Wondering where to get started with studying for the theory test? Get a little help from these handy guides and mock tests:

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Nearby Theory Test Centres

If you live in Tarbert, this theory test centre is definitely the most convenient option for you. That being said, convenience isn’t everything. Some people like to know what else is out there and maybe use the theory test as an opportunity to go on a day trip somewhere new. If this is the case, add some nearby test theory centres to your list. The closest ones to Tarbert can be found in Oban and the Isle of Arran.

What Happens Next?

The theory test is one of two tests you need to pass in order to become a qualified driver. As soon as you have your theory test pass certificate, you can book your practical test! Of course, you want to make sure you leave enough time to fit your lessons in. It’s important to note, though, that wait times for practical tests can be very long. Don’t wait until the last minute to book one! 

At PassMeFast we believe the best way to prepare for the practical test is to take an intensive driving course. Instead of the traditional approach of one hour-long lesson per week, our instructors offer lessons that last 2-5 hours. Depending on your schedule, you could fit more than one of these longer lessons into a week and be ready to ace the test in no time! On top of that, we can book you a fast-tracked test at your preferred test centre. This means wait times can be shortened by weeks and even months! 

To join the thousands of drivers who have already earned their licence with PassMeFast, pick up the phone and call 0333 123 4949. Our team can talk you through all of your options and help you decide how many hours of tuition you require. Alternatively, you can browse our courses here and make the choice yourself. 

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