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Glasgow (Shieldhall) Practical Driving Test Centre

Shieldhall is an industrial and residential area located in the southwestern part of Glasgow, Scotland. Known for its significant industrial heritage, Shieldhall has been a key part of Glasgow’s economic landscape for many years. Historically, Shieldhall was home to various manufacturing and industrial facilities, including shipbuilding yards and factories. One of the most notable sites in the area is the Shieldhall Sewage Treatment Works, which is one of the largest wastewater treatment plants in Scotland and plays a critical role in the city’s sanitation infrastructure. Today, Shieldhall is a mix of industrial zones and residential neighborhoods. The area includes commercial facilities, warehouses, and business parks, as well as housing developments that provide accommodation for local workers and residents. Shieldhall is well-connected by road, with the M8 motorway nearby, offering easy access to Glasgow city center and other parts of Scotland. Public transportation options include bus services that link Shieldhall to various parts of Glasgow, facilitating convenient travel for residents and workers. For outdoor activities and green spaces, residents of Shieldhall can visit nearby parks such as Bellahouston Park, which offers extensive recreational facilities, walking paths, and green areas for relaxation. The park is also home to the House for an Art Lover, an arts and cultural center. If you’re preparing for your driving test in Shieldhall, you may encounter a variety of road types, including industrial roads, busy urban streets, and residential areas. It is important to familiarize yourself with the local road layout, traffic patterns, and specific challenges related to industrial traffic and logistics operations in the area. Best of luck on your driving test in Shieldhall, an area with a rich industrial heritage and a vital part of Glasgow’s infrastructure and community!


Bogmoor Road Shieldhall West, Lanarkshire Glasgow G51 4TH


Male, female and disabled toilets are available

Tests Offered At Glasgow (Shieldhall)

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

Disabled Access

You can get into the test centre in a wheelchair


Parking is available at this test centre


020 4570 2804

Check out the – ‘book your driving test’ service for availability.


Downloading Driving Test Routes

You can download test routes for your mobile device or Sat Nav. Our test routes are available in .GPX file format and are compatible with popular navigation apps such as TomTom Go App, available for both iPhone and Android, as well as TomTom, Garmin, Navigon, and CoPilot Live SatNav systems, Download Driving Test Routes. The most cost-effective option is to use the TomTom Go App on your mobile phone with a phone holder. Our guide on how to use the TomTom Go App makes it easy to navigate the test routes and ace your driving test. Check out our guide on how to use TomTom Go App


What to expect on your practical driving test at Glasgow (Shieldhall) Test Centre?

This is the day and finally you are ready to take your practical driving test! Of course you will be  feeling a little nervous? you don’t need to be, the examiner is just going to be observing you driving safely, and the test is very straight forward and shouldn’t be anything new to you.

On the day of the test you just need to be at a Glasgow (Shieldhall) Test Centre 10 mins before your test, making sure you have your Provisional Driving License with you. The test will be as follows. 

  • An eyesight test,  you’ll need to read a number plate from a distance of 20 metres.
  • One “tell me” questions covering vehicle safety and maintenance. (click here)

20 minutes of general driving, where you’ll be following instructions from the driving test examiner, and will also need to perform one of the following manoeuvres


One “show me” questions covering vehicle controls, this will be asked while you are driving along. (click here)

  • 20 minutes of independent driving,  you will either follow sat nav directions or sign posts to reach a set destination
  • You may also be asked to perform an emergency stop.

Once you get back to Glasgow (Shieldhall) driving test centre, you’ll find out if all of your hard work has paid off. The examiner will tell you the result and give you some feedback which will contain any faults you might have accumulated. If you pass, the examiner will also give you a test pass certificate and the opportunity to send off for your new licence then and there. The full test report will be sent to you via the email that you provided when you booked your driving test.

More details can be found  Here

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More about Glasgow (Shieldhall) Test Centre

If you’re to be a qualified driver in the a test area, be prepared to face a variety of difficult traffic conditions and road types. Whilst the driving examiner isn’t looking to fail you, their job is to make sure that you are actually ready to remove the L plates. As such, they’ll take you through a thorough test to see if you can handle safely all of the challenges Glasgow (Shieldhall) has to offer. With a variety of dual carriageways, residential roads, and congested areas, you’ll also need to be at ease with responding to different speed limits, it is worth practising this well as there are a lot of narrow streets. The test centre is based on an industrial estate area but with many test routes that take you out onto the dual carriageways and these are definitely worth practising. Also, it is worth practising some of the larger roundabouts around the test centre.

Want to be more familiar with Glasgow (Shieldhall)? here are some useful links below.

Driving Test Routes

Having local knowledge of the test area will give you a great advantage when it comes to taking your driving test. The DVSA does not make test routes public however, The test routes available on our site are the knowledge gained from local driving instructors who are able to either sit in on lessons or can track their cars whilst they are out on test. They are all current routes that can be used by the DVSA examiners. Downloading the test routes yourself if you have someone else that you can practise driving with will be a huge advantage and potentially save you a considerable amount of money and possibly speed up the time it will take to pass your test.

We are so confident in the quality of our test routes we always offer a free sample of one of the routes for you to take look at and practice before buying the full pack of routes – click HERE for a FREE Glasgow (Shieldhall) Driving Test Route

What If I Fail?

It can be very upsetting to not pass your driving test, but as you can see from the figures above that quite a few people do not pass their driving test immediately, it may take them several attempts. Don’t be disheartened by this and take the time to do further practise and seek professional advice from an instructor if you feel it is nessasary.

 Once you feel ready to take your test you can re-book through the – ‘book your driving test’ service additionally, you can use various websites/apps to find earlier cancellation appointments the one we recommend is below.

If you need a new driving instructor try searching for one at Drive Academy – one of the UK’s leading directories of driving instructors