1. You must be of legal age to drive and produce a valid UK/Northern Ireland provisional Category B driving licence. If a photo card licence is held, then this must be produced at the first lesson together with the once only pass code provided by the DVLA at the following address. https://www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence If an older paper licence is held, then you must also produce a valid passport as photographic identification. The pupil will have to provide their N.I. And provisional license number. Permission will need to be given to the instructor to use this information to make the necessary checks with the DVLA.
For Motorway, Pass Plus or Refresher lessons a full valid licence must be produced with identification as above.
You must meet the minimum eye test requirements, which means you must be able to read a standard UK approved number plate at a minimum distance of 20.5 metres (67 feet). If you need to wear glasses or contact lenses in order to meet this requirement then you must wear them whenever you drive.
2. You must notify your instructor of any change of your ability or entitlement to have driving tuition, for example if your provisional licence has been revoked or for medical reasons such as epilepsy or by points or ban on the license
3. If you wish to cancel a lesson, a minimum of 48 hours’ notice must be given. Failure to give 48 hours’ notice may result in the lesson(s) having to be paid for in full. Lessons can be cancelled by telephone, email or text message but must be acknowledged by your instructor. Payment for training MUST be made in ADVANCE or on the of commencement of the lesson. Prepayments are not refundable, and any previous block bookings or late cancellation will be charged at the full hourly rate per hour. Any Learning Material Withheld or Returned Used will be Charged at the full Recommended Retail Price(RRP). Lessons not started or stopped due to tiredness, alcohol or drug misuse will be charged for at the full rate.
4. If your instructor turns up on time at the pre-arranged pick up point and you do not show your instructor will wait 15 minutes if there is no contact made between you. After 15 minutes, they will leave and you will have to pay for the lesson in full.
5. Your instructor will endeavour to arrive on time however, due to unforeseen circumstances such as breakdown, accidents, traffic hold ups, illness, lesson times may need to change or even be cancelled. If cancelled by your Instructor, no fee will be charged.
6. Lessons must be paid for in advance or at the time of the lesson by cash, cheque or internet payment. Your instructor will advise you to whom the cheque should be made payable.
If you take advantage of any special offer that is available, this is offered as part of a block booking of a further 10+.
7. You MUST NOT be under the influence of drugs/alcohol during the training. There are now prescribed medical drugs which may affect your ability to drive. In the event of there being any signs of drugs/alcohol misuse, your instructor will withhold the use of the training vehicle for use of tuition or driving test until you are in a legal and fit state to drive. Tiredness may also affect your ability to drive. Any prescribed medication that may affect your driving should be declared to the instructor and to the DVLA medical board. Please tell your instructor if you have any learning disabilities which may affect your driving.
8. Should you fail to reach a satisfactory standard of driving and are likely to be a danger to other road users, or are in an unfit condition through substance or alcohol abuse as described above, the ADI has a responsibility to the DSVA examiners not to allow the use of the training vehicle for the purpose of the driving test. This is in the interest of the pupil, the examiner and other road users and is a precautionary safety measure. Driving Vehicle Standards Agency guidelines do not allow for a pupil to take a practical test just for the experience.
9. No responsibility can be taken for tests cancelled by the DVSA for whatever reason. Lessons will have to be paid for but can be claimed back from the DVSA. The instructor cannot be responsible if you fail because of the eyesight test. Your instructor will be responsible if the test is cancelled due to the condition of the tuition vehicle.
10. PERSONAL PROPERTY: Naturally every endeavour is made to safeguard the personal property of any trainee, but we point out that the school accepts no liability whatsoever for jewellery, cash, clothing, mobile phones or any other property left in the training vehicle or on their premises, unless the loss is caused by our own negligence.
11. Fees include trainees cover for insurance liability claims whilst driving the school’s vehicle, providing the trainee is duly licensed to drive and is accompanied by or under instruction of the instructor
12. Please note that all driving lessons are captured on CCTV without audio for the safety of both pupil and instructor. The cameras face forwards and backwards and video footage can be used in the unlikely event of an accident. The video is overwritten approximately every 14 hours and any footage where an accident occurred will be downloaded and stored for later use. CCTV will be active during a test.
13. It is the pupils, parents or guardian’s responsibility to ensure that lessons are booked in advance. The instructor cannot be held responsible for continuity of lessons if the person/s responsible do not book in advance.
We are a very busy driving school and therefore lessons get booked well in advance.
14. Credit is not allowed. Instructors will not accept payment in arrears.