FAQs

 

Which course is right for me?

  • We will be happy to have a chat with you to ascertain what experience you have in terms of driving and we can then advise you accordingly.
  • For more information about our courses and prices please click here
     

How do I book?

  • Have a look through the courses we offer and choose which one suits you best.  Then give us a call or complete the contact form and we will call you back.
  • Payment of the deposit should be made by clicking the “Pay Now” button on the courses page and selecting the appropriate course.  Alternatively we can take your payment over the telephone. 
  • Our 4 to 8 day courses require a second deposit to be paid which will be due 3 weeks before the course start date.  We will send you a PayPal invoice a few days before it is due, to enable you to pay the second deposit.
  • The balance of the course fees should be made in cash to the instructor at the beginning of the first day of your course.
  • Once we have received the deposit for your course, we will send you confirmation of your booking by email. 
     

Should I have any private practice?

  • The simple answer to this question is Yes.  We actively encourage all of our pupils to have private practice wherever possible.
  • Practicing your driving skills is essential and the more practice you can get, with or without an instructor, the better prepared for a practical test you will be. 


Is a driving test included in the course fees?

  • Yes it is.
  • One weekday practical driving test is included in all of our courses.
  • We offer all pupils free use of the tuition vehicle on the day of your practical test.  This includes collecting you from a pre-arranged location 1 hour prior to your test time, use of the vehicle for your test and returning you to the pre-arranged location at the end of your test.
 

Will my driving test be held on the last day of the course?

  • No.  Your practical driving test will take place as soon as possible following the end of your course (subject to you having passed your theory test, DVSA test availability and your driving instructor's availability).
  • We want our pupils to feel absolutely ready for their practical driving test before taking it.  Therefore if you do not feel ready for your test at the end of your course we will be happy to give you additional tuition (subject to availability), or you can seek extra tuition from a third party.
  • If you require additional tuition but we are fully booked for the period between the end of your course and your scheduled test, we can, subject to your agreement and subject to availability, re-schedule the test (provided there are a minimum of 3 working days between the end of your course and the test) and arrange additional tuition to coincide with the new test date.
  • If, at the end of your course, you are not ready for your driving test and you would prefer to cancel your test then we will do this for you.  Provided you give at least 3 working days' notice, the DVSA will refund the driving test fee to you in full - this is the minimum notice period the DVSA require for you to qualify for a refund of the test fee.  If you choose to cancel your test with less than 3 working days' notice the test fee will not be refunded by the DVSA. 


Why don’t you recommend having a driving test on the last day of the course?

  • Many intensive driving course providers have pupils taking their test during the last hour of the course.  At IntensiveTuition our aim is to get all pupils test ready by the end of their course.  However we know from experience that everybody learns at a different rate and it is almost impossible to say for certain, at the beginning of a course, that the pupil will be ready for their practical test by the end of it. 
  • Unfortunately the DVSA require a minimum of 3 working days’ notice to cancel a driving test to avoid losing the test fee.  If a course has the practical test on the final day and the course is, for example, just 4 or 5 days’ long with the driving test booked on the final day, the instructor has a very limited time in which to assess the likelihood of a pupil successfully passing their test.  For courses of less than 4 days’ duration it would be impossible to assess by the end of the first day whether the course length booked should be sufficient to get a pupil to test standard.
  • We want to give every one of our pupils the best possible chance of passing their driving test first time.  It is for this reason, as well as the reasons detailed above, that we do not recommend having the practical test on the last day of the course. 
  • In addition, we believe in providing a value for money service.  Therefore, the last thing we want is for our pupils to decide that they are not ready for their test, but be unable to give the required notice to the DVSA to claim a refund of the test fee.