1. Driving Licences and fitness to drive:
Tuition is only available to persons who meet the following criteria:
Aged 17 or over, or aged 16 or over and in receipt of the enhanced rate of the mobility component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP), or in receipt of the higher rate of Disability Living Allowance (mobility component).
Hold a current valid driving licence, full, provisional, or international. This must be produced to your instructor on or before your first practical lesson. Failure to do so will result in the lesson not going ahead.
Legally entitled to drive in the UK.
Fit to drive and any medical conditions thought to possibly affect your ability to drive safely disclosed to the DVSA and your instructor.
2. Payments & special offers:
Lesson payments can be made via BACS, cash, or PayPal via our website www.letsdrivemansfield.co.uk.
Special block booking offers must be paid for in full on or in advance of the first lesson and must be taken with 6 months from the first lesson, except for in extenuating circumstances.
Block booking payments are none refundable and none transferable.
Lesson prices are subject to change at any time in line with inflation.
3. Lesson bookings and cancellations:
If you need to cancel or rearrange your lesson at least 24 hours’ notice is required. Failure to give the required notice will result in the lesson being chargeable in full.
Your instructor reserves the right to cancel or terminate a lesson if it is suspected that the pupil may be unfit to drive due to the effects of alcohol, drugs (prescription or otherwise) or any medical condition affecting your ability to drive safely and legally. In such circumstances the lesson will be payable in full.
The minimum lesson duration is one hour. If for any reason the instructor is going to be late for your lesson they will endeavour to inform you at the earliest opportunity. If the instructor is late for your lesson missed time will be either credited to the end of the lesson where possible or added to the next lesson. If the pupil is late for their lesson the lesson will still finish at the planned time.
4. Training location:
All lessons will start and finish at the same location unless alternative arrangements have been agreed in advance. The instructor will determine a location for practical lessons thought to be in the pupil and the publics best interests, this means that the instructor may need to drive the pupil to and from the lesson location initially, this journey time forms part of the paid lesson.
5. Training vehicles:
Training vehicles provided by the school are taxed and fully insured for driving tuition. The vehicle will be fully roadworthy and fitted with dual controls.
6. Practical driving tests:
Your instructor reserves the right to refuse use of a driving school vehicle for test if he/she considers that provision of a vehicle could cause a risk to public safety.
Where a school car is used for test, the booking period will be based upon the instructor’s normal diary schedule. Depending on the time of the test this will require a minimum two-hour booking.
While your instructor will make every effort to ensure that the vehicle supplied for test will be fully roadworthy and comply with all legal requirements at the start of the test, he/she cannot be held responsible for vehicle failure that occurs during the test and is not liable for consequential loss.
Your instructor cannot be held responsible for test appointments cancelled by the DVSA due to bad weather, sickness, staff shortages or other reasons. Such cancellations are beyond the control of your instructor. Your instructor will advise about claiming compensation from the DVSA.
It is your responsibility as the candidate to ensure that you bring with you to the practical driving test your provisional driving licence (photocard ID). The lesson fee and ‘use of car’ fee for the booked period will be charged if this is not presented for test and the test subsequently doesn’t take place.
7. Collection and use of data:
Any personal data you provide will be held securely and in accordance with the add GDPR bit here.
8. Your rights:
These terms and conditions do not affect any protection you may have under consumer legislation. We reserve the right to change or alter any of the above terms and conditions without notice but we will endeavour to inform pupils of any changes as soon as possible.