Terms and Conditions
Learndrive Ltd acts as an agency for your self employed driving instructor. The contract for service (tuition) is between yourself and your appointed learndrive instructor. Learndrive LTD driving school is a separate trading entity which has been authorized to act as a booking agent. Learndrive LTD, are at no time liable for the instructors actions and cannot be held liable for actions of third parties or circumstances beyond its control. Please note that all major driving schools in the UK (e.g. BSM and the AA) operate in this way with self-employed instructors.
We cannot guarantee that you will be at a high enough standard to take your practical test after your course. The Pupil must reach a standard considered safe by the instructor before being allowed to take the tuition vehicle on Driving Test. The instructor’s decision must be accepted as final. This is in the interest of the pupil, examiner and other road users and is as a precautionary road safety measure. It is not our policy, nor that of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to allow a pupil to take the Driving Test for the “experience”. Test fee is non refundable. The school cannot be held responsible for cancellation of test due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control.
Your test will be booked at any of the centres in the North West area. Due to driving test availability and any circumstances beyond our control it may be necessary for us to adjust your details (centre or time of test) in order to fit in with other arrangements and our booking process. Your test will be arranged for end of course. It is your responsibility to have the necessary paperwork for test.
We previously offered a pass agreement on all manual car courses 18 hours and above, eg 4 day course or longer. However due to increased demand and waiting times for our courses and for practical driving tests, (due to Covid) we are no longer offering this.
Due to Data Protection we will not discuss any pupil’s individual aspect of the course without there written consent. Cancellations that have not paid the deposit amount will be liable for this amount.
Unfortunately it is now necessary for us to charge more for tuition in the automatic car than the manual car. Automatic tuition will incur an additional fee of £2 per hour.
Customer payment scheme
When making a booking a minimum deposit of £130.00 is required paid direct to Learndrive LTD. Deposits are non-refundable, non transferable and last for 6 months. No other refund of monies paid will be given unless 21 days clear working days notice has been given. In the event of any alteration, non payment or failure to attend course an instructor fee may be incurred. By making a booking you agree that we may book your test and any alteration/instructor fee be taken from the credit/debit card details provided.
Due to Data Protection we will not discuss any pupil’s individual aspect of the course without their written consent. Cancellations that have not paid the deposit amount will be liable to this amount. All cancellations must be in writing.
After deposit paid following payments can then be paid on or before arrival. Further payments received before arrival will be held in the Learndrive instructors clients holding account. This money is being held on behalf of you and the instructor. This money is not normally passed onto the instructor until the first day of your course. We may pass on your card details to the hotel; for non-arrivals and / or cancellations after 12pm on the day, the first days balance will be charged to your card.
Please ensure that you have the card part of your photo card driving licence. Failure to have this will mean that you may not be able to take the driving test. You will still have to pay and complete your course in full.
Total hours in car will include travel to and from test centre and the test and debrief time. If a test is not required then this time will be given as tuition time. With your permission your photo may be taken after taking test, we may use this for Facebook and other promotional use, should you not wish us to do so please advise us accordingly.
If there are signs of alcohol or substance abuse then tuition will be lost until the pupil is in a fit condition to legally drive. Any abusive, offensive or other such conduct will not be tolerated and the course may be terminated without notice. We cannot be held responsible for any losses incurred due to misconduct.