Semi-Intensive Driving Lessons

In Ballater and surrounding areas.

  • Fully Qualified DVSA Local Driving Instructor
  • One 2 One Tuition - No Car Sharing

Since 2009, We have helped over 47,000 students pass there tests.

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Ballater – Rural Country Roads

Ballater driving test centre is located in a rural location is therefore surrounded by many country lanes. The country lanes around ballot are not as well-maintained as residential roads. For this reason, you should expect to deal with hazards such as potholes and uneven road surface. Potholes can be dangerous. They can easily puncture a tyre or even cause damage to the wheel itself. If it is safe, you try and avoid the potholes. However, as a driver behind you and you can the pothole, you should slow down to minimize the risk of any damage to the wheel.

 Ballater – Independent Drive

‘A’ roads such as the A93 is also part of the driving test. The driving test from Ballater will last approximately 40 to 45 minutes. During this time the driving examiner will require you to do about 20 minutes of independent driving. This could be following road signs to a set location or following directions from satnav.


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Address for Ballater Practical Driving Test Centre

Ballater DTC,
The Lecture Room
Ballater Fire Station
Anderson Road
AB35 5QW

Unfortunately, there is no waiting room at Ballater Driving Test Centre. Therefore candidates are to be met at their cars. Both male and female toilet facilities are available. The test centre is located within the fire station.

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Nearby driving test centres to Ballater.

Forfar driving test centre – Distance: 28.43 miles
Grantown-on-Spey driving test centre – Distance: 28.89 miles
Huntly driving test centre – Distance: 29.14 miles
Inverurie driving test centre – Distance: 29.96 miles



Pass Rate at Ballater Driving Test Centre

Relatively few driving tests are taken at this test centre, on average around 25 a month. This low number gives the test centre a much higher pass rate of 68%, however, this number is mainly due to the low sample size of data, as not enough driving tests are conducted here to give an accurate measure of the pass rate.

In the year 2016, roughly 270 driving tests were taken here, and 180 people passed their driving test. Which is an extremely high number compared to the number to tests conducted.

Driving tests in Ballater

In order to find a driving test cancellation at the Ballater driving test centre, you must first have booked your driving test on the official government website. Once your test has been booked you should receive an email confirmation containing your booking application reference number.

You can then log into where you will need to enter your driving license number and your booking application reference number. If any cancelled tests are available, you will be able to book it for yourself without paying any extra. However, the chances are extremely slim. In order to get a driving test cancellation free of charge on the government website, you must be prepared to spend at least 2 to 3 hours per day for about a week at the least.

DTC Driving Test Services

Unfortunately, with today’s busy lifestyle many people have the time or the patience to search but driving test cancellations. If you need an earlier driving test at the Ballater test centre, DTC driving services can help you. We can guarantee your driving test within two weeks. We take this with confidence as we search the DVSA website continuously on a daily basis.

All we ask you to do is to text us your driving licence number and your booking application reference number. We will start our search immediately. Our fee of £30 is only to be paid once you accept the book to date. However, it is important and that before you access our services that you consult your driving instructor. It is no point getting a driving test cancellation if you’re not prepared for it. After all, the idea of taking your driving test is to pass it.


When you book your last-minute intensive driving lessons, you will have the choice of learning in an automatic or a manual car. Last year alone, there were over 1.7 million driving tests conducted. Out of these, only about 30% were taken in an automatic car.

Manual or Automatic Intensive Driving Lessons

It’s easier to pass your driving test in a week by taking an automatic car compared to a manual. This is because you don’t have the extra task of changing gears, especially on approach to junctions such as roundabouts. This, in turn, means that you will have more time to focus on the speed and observations on the approach to such junctions. Once you’ve passed your driving test in an automatic, you will be restricted to driving only automatics. However, you are most welcome to upgrade to a manual license by retaking and passing another test.


Fire Station\ Braichlie Road
turn left,
Deebank Road
End of The Road, turn right
Salisbury Road
also, End of Road, turn right
Golf Road
Viewfielf Place
End Road, left
Viewfield Rid/Invercauld Road
End of Road, take right
Braemer Road
second right,
Golf Road
third left
Braichlie Rd
Take 2nd right
Albert Rd
End of the road, left
Braichlie Rd
Victoria Road
Left and left again
Hawthorn Grove
2nd right
Sir patrick Geddies way
End of the road, take right
Tukkich Road,
take left
Pass o Ballater
End, Left
Braemar Road
take second right
Invercauld Road
second left,
Queens Road
End, take left
Invercauld Road
Also, End, take left
Braemar Road
Pass o Ballater
Right, End Right again
Tullich Road
End Right
Bridge Street
third left
Victoria Road
second left
Braichlie Road
Driving Test Centre


About us

DTCUK is a trading mark of Driving Test UK Limited. We are a privately owned family company with Head Offices in Croydon, London. Founded by Shakti Gadday, helping learner drivers get on the road since 1987, registered with the DVSA under ADI number 120120. We’ve been booking driving tests for over 8 years and have helped over 35,000 learners pass their test quicker.

We can either automatic book you an earlier driving test or consult your instructor first, if needed. This will save you £100s in driving lessons.

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