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The cost of learning to drive depends on a variety of factors, including the cost of lessons in your area, how much driving experience you already have, and how much private practice you do.

The Driver Vehicle Standards Agency advises that it can take on average 45 hours of professional tuition and 22 hours of private practice to pass a driving test. These average costs should give you an idea:

The average lesson price is £26 and an average learner will need 47* lessons to pass their test. A theory test is currently £21.. The cost of your practical test depends on the time and day. A weekday test is £62; tests held in the evening, weekend or bank holiday will set you back £75

* Driver Vehicle Standards Agency figures, 2012

In order to learn to drive, you need to be 17 years old and have a valid provisional licence. You can complete a D1 form up to three months before your 17th birthday, or you can either pick one up from the post office or apply online from this site. Click Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency link.

Prepare for the new driving test syllabus.

Show me tell me questions at the beginning and while driving.

20 minutes independent driving using satnav or traffic signs

Manoeuvres driving in and reversing out of a parking bay. Pull up on the rightside of the road reverse two vehicle lengths keeping level and parallel with the kerb then move back to the left side of the road and rejoin the traffic. Parallel parking. Emergency stop.

**Prices a block of forty hours needs to be booked and paid in advance for the discount to be applied

One hour lesson £26Two hour lesson £52
Three hour lesson £78Four hour lesson £104
Five hour lesson £130Six hour lesson £156
Seven hour lesson £182Eight hour lesson £208 
Nine hour lesson £234Ten hour lesson £260
**Block of forty one hour lesson paid in advance £920 saving of £120L motor way driving £260**

Motorway coaching six hours £260

Remedial coaching two hours £52
Pass plus £260

As per terms and conditions

** as of 4th June 2018 at the discretion of the ADI driving instructor

Fully Qualified Instructor

You're in good hands with our instructor. All driving instructors display a green Driver Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) badge in their windscreen to prove that they're fully qualified to teach you. The green badge means that they've completed an average of 12 to 18 months of training and passed an exam testing their ability to teach learner drivers. Some driving schools place learners with a trainee instructor (with a pink DVSA badge) and still charge full lesson rates without revealing that the instructor isn't fully qualified.

Drive Plus work to a strict code of conduct to help you get the best possible tuition. This guarantees that your instructor:

is fully qualified

  • is fully qualified

  • uses a driver development card to track your progress

  • adapts your tuition for you

  • gives you a full lesson of one-to-one tuition

  • does not smoke or use a mobile phone during your lessons

  • does not carry passengers during your lesson

Be sure you get the best tuition available with a fully qualified instructor. You could learn more quickly, which will help to bring the cost down. By booking lessons in advance you can take advantage of some great discounts, and best of all you'll get a full refund if you don't need to use them all.

Two-hour lessons could help you learn more quickly, as you'll have more time in each lesson to get to grips with new topics and go over recent manoeuvres.

Give us a call to talk to us about our block booking discounts and great prices.

Terms and Conditions

When commencing your first driving lesson/training/coaching you are entering into a contract with your driving instructor supplied by Drive Plus.

If you have received any introductory offer from Drive Plus and stop cancellation by you before the equal amount of paid lessons have been taken, then the introductory offer becomes payable in full, at the normal rate.

If the instructor suspects that the customer/client has been taking any illegal substance in accordance with the drink drugs law, rule 95 and rule 96 of the highway code act then the instructor will not commence the lesson coaching session and any fees paid or charged will be lost and not refunded. If training is stopped by you or request to change instructor, any offer becomes void and cannot be honoured.

All fees must be paid in full at the end of each lesson/training/coaching session.

The cost of the lesson at the time of print is £26 per hour. Any refunds will be given back or posted before the lesson/s commences if payment has been made subject to the conditions of the above.

The cost of your practical test is £52 paid in advance to the driving instructor. Cheques should be made out to James Rose. This will be for the hour before the test and the 40 minutes you take the actual driving test regardless if you use your own vehicle. This is different to the booking fee paid to the DVSA for the practical driving test which at the time of print is £62 pounds.

In the event of cancellation by the DVSA your practical test will be refunded or test deferred to a different time and date without loss. The fee for your test to the instructor will be lost but you may be able to claim this back. Please ask your instructor for details.

Please keep your appointment card/progress report as this will be needed in the event of any query or complaint

Code of conduct

Personal conduct

Seek at all times to comply with the law and, in particular, legislative requirements related to discrimination, data protection, trading standards, the work place and road safety. At all times treat clients with respect and consideration. Not offer non business related promotional gifts or hospitality to prevent any undue misunderstandings or offence. Being in a position of trust, avoid any behaviour which encourages a physical or emotionally dependant relationship to develop with a client. Endeavour to maintain skills and knowledge to the required standard. Avoid physical contact with a client except in an emergency. Not make inappropriate contact with the client via, phone, text, email or any other means. Not make comments or converse with the client about issues that could be deemed inappropriate, discriminatory, lewd or offensive. Ensure the vehicle is fit for purpose in that it is roadworthy and clean.

Business dealings

Safeguard and be able to account for any monies paid in advance by the client in respect of lessons, test fees or for any other purpose and will make the details available to the client on request. Provide a copy of this Code of Practice, or highlights where it is available, to the client. On or before the lesson should provide clients with a written copy of their terms of business to include the price and duration of the lesson. The price and conditions for use of vehicle for any practical test and any related booking fees.

The terms under which cancellation by either party may take place. The procedure for complaints. Details of the refund policy. And in addition, should show the client their Valid certificate or licence. Check a client's entitlement to drive the vehicle and their ability to read a number plate at the statuary distance on the first and subsequent lessons. When presenting a client for a practical driving test the instructor should ensure that the client has all the necessary documents to enable the client to take the practical test and show that the vehicle is roadworthy. Further, the vehicle should be prepared so that the DVSA supervising examiner can accompany the test if necessary. Advise clients when to apply for their theory and practical test, taking into account of local waiting times and forecast of the clients' potential for achieving a consistent standard of safe driving.

The instructor's decision to withhold the use of the school vehicle for test, sufficient notice should be given to the client to avoid loss of the DVSA fee. Should at all times endeavour to teach/coach/instruct the client correct knowledge and skills according to DVSA's recommended syllabus. Should ensure that any discussions that occur with the client are treated in the strictest confidence and not disclosed to uninterested third parties.

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