Driving Lesson Prices

Fees

These fees should be read in conjunction with Conditions and Guarantee.

Differential Pricing

In comparison with other one-to-one educational and personal development services, driving tuition fees are among the lowest whilst a driving tuition service is no less expensive to deliver, and this is reflected in the standard hourly rate which I charge. Nevertheless, I use differential pricing and payment options to help you with your budgeting, and to encourage in you a commitment to developing your responsibility for safe sharing of the road environment. See the discounts and payment terms.

Single Appointment of 1 hour

  • £41.50 – this is the full hourly rate, also known as the standard hourly rate. Discount packages below are calculated from this rate.

Try-it-and-See

A one–off trial appointment of 60, 90 or 120 minutes for beginners or those who are partly-trained.

  • 60 minutes: £20.75 – saving £20.75! (Full price would be £41.50) For experienced learners who don’t need me to drive there and back.
  • 90 minutes: £31.12 – saving £31.13! (Full price would be £62.25) For experienced learners who don’t need me to drive there and back.
  • 120 minutes: £41.50 – saving £41.50! (Equates to £20.75/hr. Full price would be £83.00) For new learners taking their first lesson.

Payment terms: one-off payment.

Beginner’s 5-Pack Starter

After your trial appointment, if you are a beginner, you can take these five hours of beginner’s tuition covering primary control skills including moving off changing gears turning stopping and hill-starts, etc

  • 5 hours: £139.40 - saving £68.10! (Equates to £27.88/hr. Full price would be £207.50) For beginners only.

Payment terms: a one-off payment of £139.40 or, a minimum payment of £83.00 if taking 1 hour or £124.50 if taking 2 hours, to be paid at or before your first appt., followed by a final payment at or before your second appt.

Course Blocks

Our learning rate can be influenced by several factors, including frequency of practice – see other information on my website and which helps you to assess how many hours you might take to learn. A general recommendation is that you plan at least one appointment per week. A bulk purchase is more economical and gives you flexibility with your appointments plan – and you can pay by instalments – see below.

  • First 10 hours: £350.00 - saving £65.00! (Equates to £35.00/hr. Full price would be £415.00)
  • Second 10 hours: £335.00 - saving £80.00! (Equates to £33.50/hr. Full price would be £415.00)
  • Third 10 hours: £320.00 - saving £95.00! (Equates to £32.00/hr. Full price would be £415.00)
  • Fourth 10 hours: £305.00 - saving £110.00! (Equates to £30.50/hr. Full price would be £415.00)
  • Fifth 10 hours: £290.00 - saving £125.00! (Equates to £29.00/hr. Full price would be £415.00)

Payment terms: a one-off payment for each bundle of 10 hours or, instalments per appointment and which must include 1 appt in advance. Instalments will be by minimum payments: First minimum payment: 1 hour appt £83.00, 1.5 hours appt £124.50, 2 hours appt £166.00. Succeeding minimum payments will be: 1 hour appt £41.50, 1.5 hours appt £62.25, 2 hours appt £83.00. See T&C.

Quick-Six

This option provides 6 hours for an experienced learner who was not one of my regular clients and who comes to me for a few extra practices and/or mock-tests prior to their driving test.

  • £227.00 - saving £22.00! (Equates to £37.83/hr. Full price would be £249.00)

Payment terms: a one-off payment or, instalments per appointment, as described above at Course Blocks

Payment of fees

Payment should be made on-line in advance to:
MR A D PONTET sort code: 07-01-16 account number: 27739842 and give your name as your payment reference.

I do not normally accept cash payments; if, however, you cannot pay online, alternatively, you may pay in cash – in which case and since I am not a cashier, please bring the correct amount. If you are rounding up to the nearest note you can overpay - any overpayment shall be carried over to your next appointment. Underpayment is not acceptable – see Conditions and Guarantee.

I do not accept payment by cheque or card.

I do not issue paper or printed receipts – receipts shall be sent by way of text messages.

Intensive Courses

Taking more than 2 appointments per week can be regarded as intensive. Driving is a stressful activity, and learning to drive is even more so. When planning your driving tuition course, take into consideration your perceived learning style and learning rate and your propensity to anxiety in a stressful environment or activity. If you decide to commit to an intensive course, I recommend that you take not more than one appointment per day, due to the likelihood of mental fatigue and consequential erosion in value for your money.

Fees and the Practical Driving Test

On the day of your practical test your appointment with me shall be of 2 hours, and shall include, before the test, a short practice plus travel time to and from the test centre. The fee which you pay to the DVSA for a driving test appointment does not include the fee which you pay to me for your appointment with me (and which includes the use of my car during your driving test).

Testimonial

Agnieszka Malinowska

“Excellent teacher! I would like to say a huge thank you to my instructor Alan for helping me pass my driving test! Alan was always punctual, reliable, supportive and patient. His instructions were always clear and right to the point. The lessons were good fun too which helped me to relax and become a confident driver. I would definitely recommend learning with Alan! Thank you.”

Aga Malinowska

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