Terms and conditions

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. They must inform the instructor if you receive any endorsements on their licence, are 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 terminated, or the lesson will continue as a theory-based lesson.

Full Driving Licence. Pupils with a Full driving licence will be charged £34.00 per hour. No offers or promotions will apply.

Provisional UK Driving Licence (Learner Drivers). The price is £29.00 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New Learner pupil offers (offers and promotions may be withdrawn at any time and are conditional on not having a driving test booked at the time of the first contact).

  • 20% off 2 hr lessons
    This is for a 2 hr lesson and will be charged at the current hourly rate with a 20% reduction on the cost of the lesson. This offer will not expire until the first practical test and is conditional on having a regular lesson with a gap of not more than 2 weeks between lessons unless previously agreed.
  • Offer 1 (One hour free)
    This offer is for taking 5 hours of tuition at the current rate of £29.00 per hour, and the lessons must be of 2hrs in duration, then a free hour will be awarded. The offer is not upgradable and is not transferable to another instructor with Learn to Drive with David. The special offer will remain valid until their first practical driving test or more than three weeks have passed since the last lesson (unless agreed otherwise).
  • Offer 2 (Two hours free)
    This offer is for taking 8 hours of tuition at the current rate of £29.00 per hour, and the lessons must be of 2hrs in duration, then two free hours will be awarded. The offer is not upgradable and is not transferable to another instructor with Learn to Drive with David. The special offer will remain valid until their first practical driving test or more than three weeks have passed since the last lesson (unless agreed otherwise).

    All offers and promotions are conditional and at the instructor’s discretion. It depends 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 terminate 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 terminate 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: -generally 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 require 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 forfeited. 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 after that. 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 not appropriate or reported to me will be removed ASAP (24hrs). In addition, the instructor may terminate access to Theory Test Pro without warning at any time.

Refunds and if a Pupil fails to contact the instructor. When a pupil fails to 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 £29.00 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 advise 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 and disposable gloves) must be used by both the instructor and the pupil. Clothing must cover as much skin area as possible. This advice will constantly change as policies will keep changing. Your instructor will advise you of the best practices to have a safe lesson.
The instructor will carry out 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. The GOV.UK
The website is at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-driving-tests-and-theory-tests.
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 stated to avoid misunderstanding and do not affect your statutory rights as a consumer and Based on the ADI code of practice.

last updated 30/07/2021 (Version 3.14)