Terms And Conditions

The following terms and conditions represent the basis upon which training is offered by Brighton Marina driving lessons.

The provision of training is subject to the acceptance of these terms and conditions.

1. Driving licence.

You must hold a current, valid driving licence,provisional,full or international and produce it on (or in advance of) your first training session.Failure to provide this will result in cancellation of the lessonand the full lesson fee being charged.Pupils must inform their driving instructor if they receive any endorsement on their licence during the time they are receiving tuition.

2. Fitness to drive.

You must be fit to drive with regard to legal and medical requirements. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit to drive on each of your lessons or test.

The instructor reserves the right to refuse to give tuition if, in the opinion of the instructor, it is considered that the pupil is unfit to drive due to any reason including but not limited to: being under the influence of alcohol or drugs, illness, injury, failing to wear glasses or contact lenses.In these instances, the instructor reserves the right to charge the pupil for any amount up to and including the full cost of the lessons.

3. Payments and cancellations.

Tuition fees are payable in advance and no later than two days before the lesson. Payment can be made by bank transfer, cash or cheque.  Any cheques offered for payment that are subsequently refused by the bank will be subject to an administration charge of £ 15.00.

If either you or your instructor needs to cancel or re-arrange a lesson at least 48 hours notice will be required for single lessons of up to two hours duration. Longer lessons need a minimum of four days notice. Failure to give notice will result in a valid claim for an equivalent value in compensation.  The cancellation fee is equivalent to the full cost of the lesson.

Your instructor will do everything possible to ensure that your lessons start and finish on time, but reserves the right to cancel, postpone, or change lesson lenghts and start/finish times under certain circumstances (e.g. dangerous weather conditions). In the event of postponements fees paid in advance will be carried forward.

4. Bookings and lessons duration.

Your instructor will endeavour to maintain regular lesson slots at the same time each week to ensure continuity of learning, however this cannot be guaranteed.

The minimum lesson period is one hour. If, for any reason, the instructor is late for the lesson he will make a concerted effort to inform the pupil of the estimated time of arrival.If the delay is greater than 15 minutes this time will be credited to the pupil and when possible the lesson will be extended by the time due-if this is not possible the extra time will be carried forward to the next suitable lesson.

5. Training location.

All sessions will start and finish at the same location unless alternative arrangements are made in advance. The instructor will determine a location for practical lessons which ensures both the pupil’s and public safety-this means that the instructor may need to drive the pupil to and from the lesson location; this journey time forms part of the lesson as paid for.

6. Training vehicles.

Training vehicles provided by the school are taxed, insured for the porpuse of driving tuition, fully roadworthy and fitted with dual controls.
Pupils who require tuition in their own vehicle must supply evidence from their motor insurer that the car is covered for lessons when being supervised by a professional instructor in return for payment; the car must also be taxed and hold a current MOT certificate where appropriate.

7. Driving test and bookings.

Your instructor reserves the right to refuse use of a driving school vehicle for test if he considers that provision of the vehicle could cause a risk to public safety.

Where a school car is used for test, the booking period will be based upon the instructor’s normal diary schedule.Depending on the time of the test this will require a minimum two hour booking and possibly longer.

While your instructor will make every effort to ensure that the vehicle supplied for test will be fully road worthy and comply with all legal requirements at the start of the test, he cannot be held responsible for vehicle failure that occurs prior or during the test and is not liable for consequential loss.

Your instructor cannot be held responsible for test appointments cancelled by the DSA due to bad weather, sickness, staff shortages or other reasons. Such cancellations are beyond the control of your instructor and therefore the lesson fee and “use of car” fee for the booked period will be charged. Your instructor will advise about compensation from the DSA.

8. Code of conduct.

Your instructor agrees to abide by the conditions of the Professional code of Conduct (a copy of which will be provided on request). In the unlikely event of complaint or dispute the guidelines of the Code of Conduct will be adhere to.

9. Your rights.

These conditions do not affect any protection that you have under consumer legislation.
We reserve the right to change or alter any of the terms and conditions without notice, but will endeavour to inform pupils of any change as soon as possible.

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