Ayr Test Centre

Learner drivers taking the practical in Ayr don’t have to worry about sorting through test centre options—their town has only one practical test centre available. You can find Ayr test centre on Boundary Road, right in the middle of Heathfield Industrial Estate. If you don’t know much about the test centre yet, or you’re completely in the dark about what happens in the driving test, you might want to have a look at our guide below.


40 Boundary Road
Heathfield Industrial Estate
South Ayrshire

Tests Offered at Ayr

– Car
– Motorcycle module 1
– Motorcycle module 2
– ADI part 2
– ADI part 3

A Bit More About Ayr

Your test route will likely begin with the examiner guiding you around the town of Ayr. You’ll be expected to confidently meet oncoming traffic, manoeuvre around parked vehicles and show good clutch control during stop-start traffic. Eventually, you’ll be guided away from the town centre and onto one of the nearby A roads, like the A70 and A77—make sure you’re confident with roundabouts, as there are quite a few scattered along these roads.

Depending on the manoeuvre you’ll be asked to demonstrate, you’ll either be directed towards a car park in Ayr, or a quieter, residential area like Belmont.

What To Expect On The Day

After hours of driving lessons, your test date is finally upon you. Talk about nerve-wracking. If your confidence isn’t quite where you hoped it would be, we’d advise you to read up on our top six ways to relax before your driving test.

Before you jet out of the front door on your big day, there’s one important question you need to ask yourself: do you have your provisional licence? If the answer’s no, you can wave goodbye to taking your test. You need to have your provisional licence with you to take the driving test, otherwise you will be turned around, so double-check you’ve got it before you leave. Additionally, you’ll want to get to the test centre 10 minutes before your test is due to start.

Your driving test will consist of:

– An eyesight test, where you’ll need to read a number plate from a distance of 20 metres
– Two “show me, tell me” questions covering vehicle safety and maintenance
– Twenty minutes of general driving, where you’ll be guided by the examiner, and will also need to perform one of the following manoeuvres:
– Parallel parking
– Bay parking
– Pulling up on the right
– Twenty minutes of independent driving, during which you’ll either follow sat nav directions or sign posts to reach a set destination

Once you get back to the test centre and park your car, the test will officially end. The examiner will then walk you through the feedback sheet and list any driving test faults, whether they are minors or majors, that you may have accumulated. If you fail, keep hold of this sheet as it can be used to help you figure out which areas you need to improve on for your next test attempt. If you pass, you’ll also be handed a test pass certificate.

But What If I Fail?

Like any other test you take in life, if all doesn’t go according to plan with your driving test and you end up failing, it’s as simple as trying again. Of course, we don’t recommend just heading back in without any preparation. Instead, take some time to improve on the areas in which you picked up the most faults in. The best way to do this is by taking a refresher course with an instructor. They’ll be able to give you pointers to ensure you don’t trip up on them again.