Fees & Offers
Lesson fees will be quoted at the time of booking and may be increased at any time with a minimum of 1 months’ notice. Fees may be paid by cash or BACS payment (BACS prior to the lesson). If you decide to pay by making a block booking payment, then block booking payments are due at the beginning of your ﬁrst lesson. If you decide to cancel your lessons mid-way through your block booking period, refunds will be considered. However, any hours used are charged at the hourly rate remainder may be refunded to you.
You will make and confirm all lessons with your driving instructor. Where possible, try to give as much notice as possible of dates and times you would like. This will allow you to book your lessons at times that are convenient for you – remember other pupils may also be trying to book lessons in the same week. Lessons will only be classed as booked once they have been confirmed by your driving instructor. Lessons can only be booked if the pupil can certify that a valid suitable licence is held to drive the tuition vehicle. Pupils must inform their instructor immediately if they receive any endorsements on their licence during the period they are receiving tuition.
You must give a minimum of 24 hours’ notice if you wish to cancel or change your lesson. Failure to do this will result in the full lesson fee being payable or hours lost if you have prepaid. If you consistently cancel without 24 hours’ notice you may be required to pay in advance for future lessons. Excessive cancellations, regardless of notice given and long periods in between each lesson session are unacceptable and may result in us withdrawing our services as your driving instruction provider.
Pick up & ﬁnish location for lessons
You should agree with your instructor where your lessons will start and ﬁnish when making any lesson bookings. Changes to your pick up and ﬁnish location will only be considered if good notice is given. If you request a different meeting or ﬁnishing place to that already agreed, your lesson may be shortened to cover any additional travelling time to avoid disrupting other lessons and tests.
GK Learners can book the practical test on your behalf in anticipation of you being ready for the practical driving test; however, you will be required to pay the instructor the DVSA test fee (currently £62) before the booking is made. A date will be booked that is agreed by both pupil and instructor. On the day of the test, you will be required to pay for a minimum of 2.5 hours for a driving test in St.Albans, which will include approximately 45 minutes of pre-test practice including the drive to test centre, use of the vehicle during the practical test, post-test debrief and the return journey home.
Use of your instructors driving school car
GK Learners reserves the absolute right to refuse, at any time, the use of their cars for any driving test or driving lessons:
- If your driving is considered below the standard required for the test or it is considered you are not likely to reach the required standard in the time available.
- If your driving standard has been adversely affected by the cancellation of lessons for whatever reason.
- If you appear unwell or to be affected by the inﬂuence of alcohol or drugs including medically prescribed drugs.
- If any fees remain unpaid.
Lesson and test bookings are accepted only on the express understanding that GK Learners will not be liable for any costs, expenses, claims or losses caused or incurred following their refusal or inability to provide a car/ instructor for any reason for test, for the lack of availability of any vehicle/ instructor for a lesson or test or from a cancellation of any lesson or test howsoever caused or for whatever reason. In the event of mechanical breakdown or other difficulties outside the control of the instructor, the instructor reserves the right to rearrange lessons at short notice. In the event that your instructor accompanies you to your driving test and your test does not go ahead due to your negligence for example booking the wrong day or test centre, then you will still have to reimburse GK Learners for costs and time