Fees & Offers
Lesson fees will be quoted at the time of booking and may be increased at any time with a minimum of one 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 full hourly rate and the remainder refunded to you via BACS as proof of the refund.
You will make and confirm all lesson’s 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. 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 that would render their licence invalid.
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 & finishing location.
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.
The practical driving test.
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.
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 driving test or it is considered you are not likely to reach the required standard in the time available. You will be notified prior to the cancellation date so you do not loose your fee.
- You appear unwell or to be affected by the influence of alcohol or drugs including medically prescribed drugs.
- Any fees remain outstanding / unpaid.