Learn to Drive with David is the trading name of David Browne.

Terms used throughout this document
The instructor, the person that is delivering the lessons
The pupil, the person that is taking the lesson

Driving Licence
The instructor will check the licence on or before the first lesson. Then it is the pupil’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid licence to drive the tuition vehicle. If during the time that they are receiving driving tuition. The pupil must inform the instructor if you receive any endorsements on your licence or have been disqualified from driving whilst receiving driving tuition.

Your entitlement to drive. You must have a UK Provisional/Full Driving Licence with you on your first lesson, your Share Driver Information code. The instructor will check your eyesight (You must read a car registration plate at a minimum of 20.5 meters old-style number plate or 20 metres for the new style). Suppose your vision is not at the standard for driving, or your driving licence is invalid. Then you will be charged for the lesson at the current hourly rate and the lesson stopped, or the lesson will continue as a theory-based lesson.

Full Driving Licence. Pupils with a Full driving licence will be charged £39.00 per hour. No offers or promotions will apply.

Provisional UK Driving Licence (Learner Drivers). The price is £31.00 per hour. Special offers and promotions are available to new and existing pupils. Special offers or promotions will not apply if the pupil has a practical driving test booked at the time of contact.

New Learner pupil offers: – offers and promotions may be withdrawn at any time and are conditional on not having a driving test booked at the time of the first contact and upon having regular lessons of no more than two short notice cancellations or lessons being no more than two weeks apart unless previously agreed with the instructor.

  • £56.00 for 2 hr lesson/s
    This is for a One 2-hr lesson. This offer cannot be used with any other offer or promotion and may be removed without notice.
  • 10 hrs for £280.00 
    The offer is for Five Driving Lessons of Two Hours in duration.

All offers and promotions are conditional and at the instructor’s discretion, and no other offer or promotion will apply. Also, depending on having regular driving lessons not more than two weeks apart (unless agreed otherwise) or more than two short notice cancellations; otherwise, the instructor will end the offer.

Driving Tests Pupils may book their practical driving test with the consent of the instructor, should a pupil book a practical driving test without the permission of the instructor. The instructor reserves the right to end tuition.
If the pupil asks the instructor to book practical or theory tests, the pupil must pay full payment to the instructor before booking. Current DVSA fees apply.
If you wish to use the instructor’s vehicle for the practical driving test, you must pay in advance of the practical test date for the hire of the car at the current rate of a minimum of 2.5 times the Standard Hourly Rate.
The instructor also reserves the right to withhold using the tuition vehicle for use on the test if the instructor believes that the pupil is not ready for the practical driving test and may be a danger to themselves or others. The instructor will give a reasonable amount of time so that the pupil loses no monies due to withholding the car or for cancellation of their driving test. Any practical driving/theory tests that are cancelled by the DVSA the Instructor cannot be held responsible for but will advise accordingly. Also, I will collect you in a reasonable time to travel to the test centre but cannot be held accountable for lateness to the test centre due to traffic or weather conditions.

Intensive courses will be charged at the standard hourly rate and are subject to availability. Courses are one week or two weeks. The instructor will also add the cost of Theory and Practical tests to the price of the course.

Recommended Hours
Beginner-: No previous experience 40+hrs
Novice: – Had a few lessons 30+hr 
Competent: -Covered all the syllabus 20+hrs
Test standard: -Failed a test or considered as test-ready 6+hrs (The number of hours needed depends on how quickly you learn and is intended as a guide only).

Intensive courses
Will need a 30% deposit and all test fees paid in advance of acceptance to the course, with the total amount payable on the commencement of the course—a 14-day cancellation policy on intensive courses. If you cancel the course within 14 days of the start of the course, then your deposit is lost. Outside of the 14 days, the instructor will give a full refund, minus any test fees paid.

Outsourced Pupils If another driving school has outsourced a pupil to Learn to Drive with David, then the outsourcing company’s terms and conditions and pricing will apply, and the privacy policy will have shared responsibilities. A copy of the outsourcing driving school’s terms and conditions will be available on the outsourcing driving school’s website or supplied to you in the first lesson.

Cancellations and Termination, A pupil may cancel a lesson or change the date of the driving lesson by giving a minimum of 24hrs notice at no charge. Otherwise, the driving lesson will be charged £20.00 on the second occasion and £20.00 for all cancellations of lessons thereafter. When the instructor cancels for the second occasion with less than 24hrs on the notice, the instructor will rearrange the lesson to suit both instructor and the pupil and give a £20.00 reduction on the cost of the next lesson.
When the cancellation by the instructor is for mechanical breakdown of the vehicle, Theft of vehicle, Accident in-vehicle, extreme bad weather or force majeure, in that case, the instructor will rearrange the lesson at no cost to the instructor.
The instructor will cancel a lesson at short notice when the instructor suspects that the pupil may be unfit to drive due to the effects of alcohol, drugs (prescribed or otherwise), or any medical condition that would cause his/her driving to be illegal. Then the pupil will be charged for the lesson at the current hourly rate.

External Links and Pages Links to any external website, I have no control of the content and take no responsibility for their content or website suitability. However, Admin will check websites at regular intervals for appropriateness, and their content is suitable for learner drivers (16+). Any found inappropriate or reported to me will be removed from my website ASAP (24hrs). 

Theory Test Pro and Total Drive
Both total drive and theory test pro are external sites that i have no control over. Access to Theory Test Pro may suspended or withdrawn without notice or warning.

Driver Active
Driver active is an external site that I have no affiliation to or control their content, I will supply you with a voucher code that will grant you 90 days access to the website.

Refunds and if a Pupil does not contact the instructor. When a pupil does not contact the instructor for 28 days after the last lesson (Unless previously agreed with the instructor), then the pupil will be seen to have ceased driving tuition. Also, when the pupil wishes to end tuition at the pupil’s request. The instructor will refund any monies owed to the pupil via the original method of payment.
Where an offer is in place, then the standard hourly rate of £31.00 per hour will be charged for hours already taken under the special offer. The instructor will also charge an admin fee of 10% of the original transaction.

Late cancellation policy due to effects of Covid-19 Your Instructor will contact you to inform you of your lesson via text message on the morning of your driving lesson/Driving Test. The text message must be replied to by the pupil at least 30 minutes before the driving lesson start time. When the pupil does not answer the text message, then the instructor will cancel the lesson. In addition, the pupil must confirm that they or anyone in their household has signs of Flu/cold or COVID-19 symptoms and have not been told to or should be self-isolating.

If so, please inform your instructor, your instructor will reschedule your lesson to a later date at no cost. The following driving lesson cannot be for a minimum of 14 days from that date. If your instructor has been notified to self-isolate or has symptoms of COVID-19, the instructor will inform you as soon as possible and rebook you at no charge. The instructor may cancel at any time as this is a public health issue.

PPE and Vehicle PPE Face masks will be used by both the instructor and the pupil whilst inside the car, disposable gloves are optional. Clothing should cover as much skin area as practical. This advice will constantly change as policies will keep changing. Your instructor will inform you of the best practices to have a safe lesson.
The instructor will conduct at regular cleaning and sanitization of the inside of the vehicle and vehicle touchpoints.
You must check for the latest advice from the GOV.UK website and information from your instructor about driving lessons.
Should you catch COVID-19 while taking tuition, the instructor cannot be held responsible for catching COVID-19. Similarly, the instructor cannot hold the pupil accountable for catching COVID-19.

Your rights as a consumer these Terms and Conditions are to avoid misunderstanding and do not affect your statutory rights as a consumer and are based on the ADI code of practice.

last updated 22/05/2022 (Version 3.19)