Tarbert Theory Test Centre

Tarbert Theory Test Centre Address

Second Floor
Tarbert Templar Arts & Leisure Centre
Harbour Street
Argyll & Bute
PA29 6UD
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Driving Theory Test in Tarbert

If you are planning to take your driving theory test in Tarbert, you might want to know more about the test centre and how to prepare for it. In this article, we will provide you with some useful information and tips to help you pass your theory test with confidence.

What is the Driving Theory Test in Tarbert?

The Driving Theory Test in Tarbert is one of the many test centres across the UK where you can take your theory test for car, motorcycle and HGV/LGV candidates. The theory test is a computer-based test that assesses your knowledge of the Highway Code, road signs, traffic rules, hazards and safe driving practices. You need to pass the theory test before you can book your practical driving test.

The Driving Theory Test in Tarbert is located at:

Pearson Professional Centre Templar Arts and Leisure Centre Harbour Street Tarbert PA29 6UD

The test centre is situated between the coast guard station and the church. It is easily accessible by public transport or by car.

How to get to the Driving Theory Test in Tarbert?

Depending on how you are travelling to the test centre, there are different options available.

By car: If you are driving to the test centre, free parking is available all day at Campbeltown Road. It is approximately 0.4 miles away from the test centre, taking 7 minutes to walk.
By bus: The bus terminal is approximately 5 minutes walk to the test centre, which is 0.3 miles away. Tarbert is not served by a train service. There are frequent bus services from various locations in and around Tarbert.
By ferry: If you are travelling from Portavadie, you can take the ferry across Loch Fyne to Tarbert. Once you have landed at Tarbert, either drive down Pier Road, carrying on as it turns into Harbour Street and then turning right onto School Road; alternatively take the 448 bus towards Tarbert and get off at the post office2.
To find the Driving Theory Test in Tarbert, you can use your postcode to get a map and directions on the GOV.UK website3. You can also check any special instructions for using the centre on the same website.

How to book and prepare for the Driving Theory Test in Tarbert?

To book your theory test, you need to visit the official GOV.UK website3 and enter your postcode to find your nearest test centre. You will need your provisional driving licence number and a debit or credit card to pay the fee of £23. You can choose a date and time that suits you from the available slots.

To prepare for your theory test, you should study the official Highway Code, which contains all the rules and regulations that you need to know as a driver. You can also use online resources such as mock tests, practice questions, videos and apps to familiarise yourself with the format and content of the test. You should aim to revise regularly and cover all the topics that will be tested.

What to expect on the day of your Driving Theory Test in Tarbert?

On the day of your theory test, you should arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled time. You will need to bring your provisional driving licence (photocard or paper counterpart) as proof of identity. If you don’t have it, you won’t be allowed to take the test and you will lose your fee.

You will be given instructions on how to use the computer and headphones before you start the test. The test consists of two parts: multiple-choice questions and hazard perception.

Multiple-choice questions: You will have 50 questions to answer in 57 minutes. You need to score at least 43 out of 50 to pass this part. The questions will cover various topics such as road signs, vehicle handling, road users, environmental issues and documents.
Hazard perception: You will have 14 video clips to watch, each showing a different driving scenario with potential hazards. You need to click the mouse whenever you see a developing hazard that could affect your driving. You need to score at least 44 out of 75 to pass this part.
You will get your result immediately after you finish the test. If you pass, you will receive a pass certificate with a number that you need to keep safe. You will need this number when you book your practical driving test. If you fail, you will receive feedback on your performance and advice on how to improve. You can retake the theory test after 3 working days.

How to contact the Driving Theory Test in Tarbert?

If you need to contact the theory test centre, you must get in touch with the DVSA who manage theory test bookings. The telephone number is 0300 200 1122. The opening hours are Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm.

We hope this article has given you some helpful information about the Driving Theory Test in Tarbert and how to prepare for it. We wish you good luck with your theory test and hope you enjoy driving safely on the roads. 

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