Howdy, learner drivers of Tongue! Kicking off your driving journey is nice and easy in this village, as there’s a theory test centre located right on your doorstep. To be more precise, there’s a mobile testing vehicle parked in the grounds of the Tongue Hostel and Holiday Park.
Before running off to book your test here, be sure to give our guide a thorough read, or at the very least a quick browse. It’s full of handy facts and tips that will help you to have a very successful test day. Let’s get into it!
0333 200 1122 Please note: no direct phone number is available for this theory test centre.
Nearest train station: Forsinard (1-hour drive)
Nearest bus stop: Hotel (4-minute walk)
Nearest car park: N/A
The pass rates at the Tongue theory test centre over the last couple of years may fill you with confidence, but it’s important to remember that this is based on a small pool of data. For example, in the 2018-19 period only 47 tests were conducted here.
As a matter of fact, we often tell learners not to give pass rates much weight in general. They have very little bearing on how well you personally are likely to do on test day. The only thing you can really rely on to improve your chances of passing the theory test is doing plenty of revision!
It may surprise you to learn that more than half the people who sit the theory test fail on their first attempt. A big reason for this is that learners assume the test involves simply answering a few basic driving questions. This is not the case!
On test day you will have to complete both a multiple choice section and a hazard perception test. The former is made up of 50 questions and you must answer at least 43 correctly to pass. There are 75 points available on the hazard perception test, and you must score at least 44 (by correctly spotting developing hazards) to pass. Failing either section will result in an overall fail on the theory test.
To make sure you know your stuff on the big day, you need to study The Highway Code, traffic signs, essential driving skills and the art of hazard perception. Have a look at the list of resources below to find a revision approach that suits you.
Tongue theory test won’t be for everyone, and even if you live in the area, you might want to use the theory test as an excuse to get out of town for a day. Indeed, there are plenty of other theory test centres dotted around Highland and the rest of Scotland. Start by taking a look at the centres in Helmsdale and Ullapool, as these are situated nearby.
By the time you pass the theory test, you’re probably sick of learning about driving and itching to actually get on with doing it. Thankfully, that’s exactly what is required of you next!
Preparing for the practical test involves racking up around 40-50 hours behind the wheel. In order to get test-ready, you need to master everything from basic skills like steering all the way up to the advanced manoeuvres. The most effective way to do this is by enlisting the help of a DVSA-approved instructor. They’ll be able to teach you everything you need to know to earn a pass.
If you really want to give yourself the best chance of earning a licence as soon as possible, you should get in touch with PassMeFast. Not only will we hook you up with an experienced instructor who covers your local area, but we’ll also organise your tests and provide help and encouragement throughout your learning journey.
To secure the best driving course for your specific set of requirements, give us a call on 0333 123 4949 and let us know your preferences. We offer courses for all experience levels and can set you up with a manual or automatic car. If you already have a course in mind, you can save even more time by simply hitting the button below to get the ball rolling!