Barnstaple Theory Test Centre

Barnstaple Theory Test Centre Address

Units 1 and 4
Riverside Court Offices
Castle Street
EX31 1DR
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EX31 1DR

Barnstaple Car Theory Test Center

All applicants wishing to conduct a test in the Barnstaple area will need to report to this test centre for their driving theory tests. This facility is the only one in the Barnstaple area, and is compliant with DVLA standards to ensure that official testing can be conducted.


Pearson Professional Centre
Units 1 and 4, Riverside Court Offices
Castle Street

EX31 1DR

Contact Information

Unfortunately, there is no direct communication line to the test centre, and one will not be given upon enquiry. Instead, candidates will need to contact the DVLA directly, on the following number.

0300 200 1122


Those applicants looking to travel to the test centre by a car will need to go to either Cattle Market or Commercial Road. These facilities are both within a 5 minute walk of the centre and charge £2.20 for parking.

If you are looking to get to the test centre via bus, then you can do so by getting to Barnstaple’s Silver Street, which is the stop. This is located 0.3 miles from the test centre, taking approximately 4 to 6 minutes to walk to. Alternatively, Barnstaple train station is located 0.6 miles from the test centre, at a 12 minute walk.

Booking Your Driving Theory Test

We provide services for you in booking the driving theory test when you need it. We actively strive to provide you with the best possible services to make sure that you have everything you could need. We will communicate with the DVLA on your behalf and get a test booked in for you. We also offer a free rebooking in case you encounter issues during the test.

About the Driving Theory Test

Your driving test theory will consist of two parts. First of all, you will be participating in a multiple choice quiz to make sure that you understand the theoretical aspects of driving. Second of all, you will undertake a simulation of life on the road to make sure that you can correctly identify hazards. The purpose of the test is to assess your ability to study the theoretical and practical aspects of driving to be a safe and sensible participant of the roads.

Taking the Test

When you arrive at the test centre, you will be asked to surrender all of your personal belongings to a secure locker. You are not permitted to take anything into the testing facility. To do so would be considered cheating.

Please note that it is important to arrive 15 minutes early to your appointment to avoid being penalised for your lateness.

After the Test

Once the test has been completed, you will be issued with a results slip. There is no waiting period for this slip. It will give you all the information that you need for whether you have passed or failed.

Please note that your individual scores will be broken down and analysed for you on the slip of paper. This will give you more information as to how well you perform during each section of the test.The easiest way to take a theory test at Barnstaple is to book your theory test online through us. Booking online is a hassle free experience and the whole process won't take you more than a few minutes at the most. All you need is a debit or credit card, plus access to a printer so you can print off the confirmation email when it arrives. Just remember to take the email confirmation with you when you go to take your test.

The theory test centre in Barnstaple is at Riverside Court on Castle Street, which is near the River Taw. If you choose to catch a train to Barnstaple, the station is only 0.5 miles from the test centre, on the opposite side of the river. From the station, follow signs to the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon, and then turn left into The Strand. The test centre is on the left. For those who plan on driving to Barnstaple test centre, car parking is available close by on Commercial Road.

The pass rate at Barnstaple theory test centre was better than average in 2013. Of the 2,599 people who took their theory test at Barnstaple, 53.8% of them passed. 

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When booking your DSA theory test in Barnstaple you'll need:

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  • A valid UK/NI driving license number.

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