The latest driving test fees can be seen on the Gov UK website here.
Payment may be made by cash or by cheque.
Please note that cheque payments can take up to 5 working days to clear and this must be allowed before any lessons can be booked.
You must hold a full driving licence, a provisional or international driving licence in order to drive on public roads in the United Kingdom.
Your driving licence should be shown to your driving instructor in advance or at the start of your first driving lesson.
You should be fit to drive in terms of any medical and legal requirements.
Your driving lesson fees are usually paid for in advance for block booking discounts and for standard driving lessons, fees are usually paid at the
start of the lesson. You may be able to make alternative arrangements between you and your driving instructor for an amicable payment plan.
Payment can be made in either cash or by cheque made payable to your driving instructor.
If you need to cancel a driving lesson, a minimum of 48 hours notice is required.
Longer lessons or intensive courses require a minimum of 4 days notice. Failure to provide notice will require the lesson to be paid for, in full.
If however your driving instructor is able to replace your lesson with another, payment may be avoided.
Under normal circumstances your driving instructor will start and finish the lesson on time although due to particular circumstances such as bad weather or traffic delays your instructor may be delayed or need to postpone the driving lesson.
If your driving lesson is late, a reduced fee for the lesson may be applicable if acceptable to both yourself and your instructor, or if possible the lesson can run over it's allotted time.
If your driving instructor cannot attend the lesson, then a suitable time for both yourself and the instructor can be made to reschedule. If you do not wish to reschedule and the lesson has been pre-paid, then a full refund will be given.
Your driving instructor reserves the right to cancel the lesson if he or she suspects the learner maybe unfit to drive due to alcohol or drugs. In these circumstances, the full lesson fee is payable.
Driving lessons will commence at a pre-arranged location and will finish at a location that is amicable with yourself and your instructor.
This can be different than that of the location that the lesson commenced.
Different locations can be discussed with your instructor although if you are unable to drive to this location due to inexperience of the road conditions, the instructor will drive. The instructor driving you to this location may form part of the driving lesson which has been paid for.
Your Driver training vehicles provided by 1st Gear Learner Driving School Coventry are fully insured for the purpose of driver training, taxed
and fitted with dual controls.
We may allow driving lessons to be conducted in the learners own car as required although the learner must be of a particular level of driving experience, the car must be fully insured, taxed and if appropriate have a valid MOT. These documents may be required to be shown to the driving instructor before the lesson commences.
Your driving instructor reserves the right to refuse the use of the tuition vehicle for the driving test if he or she believes that you represent
and danger to public safety.
A minimum of 2 hours is booked for the driving test to ensure you get 'up to speed' with your driving and to arrive at the test centre at least 10 minutes early.
Your driving instructor will ensure the test vehicle is fully road worthy and to follow all legal requirements for taking driving tests. However, the instructor cannot be held responsible for vehicle failures that may occur during the test and is not liable for consequential loss.
Your driving instructor will not be held responsible for DSA driving test cancellations due to examiner sickness, bad weather or staff shortages. These events are beyond the control of your driving instructor and the typical fee will be charged.
Your driving instructor will however advise you of compensation that can be claimed from the DSA.
Your instructor agrees to abide by the conditions of the Professional Code of Conduct. A copy of this will be provided on request. In the unlikely event of complaint or dispute the guidelines of the Code of Conduct will be adhered to.
These conditions do not affect any protection a pupil has under consumer legislation. We reserve the right to change or alter any of the terms and conditions without notice, but will endeavour to inform pupils of any changes as soon as possible.