Prices & Packages

The DVLA recommends that you should aim to complete 40-50 hrs of driving tuition with an approved driving instructor and then have an additional 20 hrs of tuition with a family member or friend. This is a rough guide and at Drive Safe 4 Life we aim to ensure that lessons are tailored to suit your needs and learning style. A standard lesson of 1.5hr per week  is required for all  students. Driving tuition time can be increased according to the individual needs of the student. Each student receives the following free of charge: A handbook to record lessons, regular assigned homework as well as progress feedback. Access to Theory Test Pro to study for the theory test and access to the members only section on the Drive Safe 4 Life website for extra tutorial information to enhance your learning.

INTRODUCTORY LESSON: 

£35 1.5 hr Introductory lesson.
This is suitable for a total beginner

£20 1 hr assessment with 10 hours or more of previous driving experience

Thereafter prices are as follows for a standard lesson of 1.5hrs:

General £39.50  (based on an avg  price of £26 per hour)  

Students / Part-time workers £35.00 (based on an avg  price of £24 per hour) 
Part-time workers 18hrs and less per week, Students must have valid ID

PAYMENTS ARE MADE AT THE END OF THE LESSON

BLOCK BOOKINGS:

Block booking prices are paid in advance and are relative to general lesson price of £39.50 ONLY.
Your discount will be applied to the (paid in advance) block booking.

Discounted prices for block bookings:

Lessons Cost Saving
5 x 1.5hr Lessons £187.50 £10 Saving
10 x1.5hr Lessons £375 £20 Saving
15 x1.5hr  Lessons £562.50 £30 Saving
20 x1.5hr  Lessons £750 £40 Saving

TEST DAY INFORMATION

Test centres : Tottenham, Wood green, Enfield, Chingford, Wanstead, Loughton: Fee for the day £70

Test centres : Mill Hill, Hendon, Barnet,Barking : Fee for the day £80

Test centres: Goodmayes, Borehamwood, Watford: Fee for the day £100 

THE FEE’S STATED IS PAID TO DRIVE SAFE 4 LIFE ACADEMY ON THE DAY OF YOUR TEST AND COVERS THE FOLLOWING: 

  • Collection from your requested pick up point, otherwise your home address
  • The duration of the test, which is 40 mins +/- 5mins
  • The insurance to cover for the period of the test
  • Return to your designated drop off point. 
  • If you wish to have an hour driving lesson before the test, you will need to add £25 to the price stated above. 

INTENSIVE COURSES 

Completing an intensive course is a great way to really reach your target and goal to get your licence within a set time. Ideally looking at being at test standard within 4-6 months, by completing a minimum of two 1.5hr sessions per week.

At drive Safe 4 Life Academy we desire to help you to achieve this.  If this is the route you wish to take. Please email your interest to info@drivesafe4lifeacademy.com or  text me on: 07877354080, a convenient time to discuss your schedule and make sure this is the right option for you. 

To ensure availability and maintain consistency, your lessons need to be pre-booked a month in advance and this will be completed during that phone conversation.

You then need to make a non-refundable deposit of £50 to secure your booking. You have the option of paying the full amount on lesson no1 or take advantage of  paying via instalments.

 

 GENERAL PAYMENT PLAN

Prices are the same as advertised in the block booking section on  prices and packages for general driving students, with the advertised discount.

10 x 1.5hr  lessons £375.00 – £50.00 deposit. Balance of £325.00 to be paid on the following intervals:

Lesson no1: £162.50          Lesson no5: £162.50   

15 x 1.5hr  Lessons £562.50 – £50 deposit.  Balance of £512.00 to be paid on the following intervals:

Lesson no 1: £142 .00   Lesson no5: £185.00    Lesson no10: £185.00   

20 x 1.5hr  Lessons £750.00 – £50 deposit. Balance of £700.00 to be paid on the following intervals:

Lesson no1:£175.00    Lesson no5: £175.00    Lesson no10: £175.00
                                         Lesson no15: £175.00   

 

STUDENT PAYMENT PLAN 

10 x 1.5hr  lessons @ £34.75 = £347.50 -£50 deposit. Balance of £297.50 to be paid at the following intervals:

Lesson no1: £147.50       Lesson no5: £150.00

15 x 1.5hr Lessons @ £34.75 = £521.25 -£50 deposit. Balance of £471.25 to be paid at the following intervals:

Lesson no1: £151.25        Lesson no5: £160.00     Lesson no10: £160.00  

20 x 1.5hr Lessons @ £34.75 = £695 -£50 deposit. Balance of £645 to be paid at the following intervals:

Lesson no1: £161.25    Lesson no5: £161.25    Lesson no10: £161.25

                                          Lesson no15: £161.25

 

FAILED TEST 1 DAY COURSE

Failing your driving test is not the end of the world. In fact, if you already know what it’s like to sit a test, you can prepare yourself better for the big day. You will get help to figure out what went wrong the first time around and work on preparing you for your next test. Your next driving test should be within 2 weeks of completing this course. This enables you to have any additional hours if you desire.

 

The most common stumbling blocks are:

  • Speed
  • Traffic signs
  • Emergency Stop
  • Parallel parking
  • Turing your car
  • Moving off uphill
  • Hazard awareness
  • The Mirrors – Signal – Manoeuvre routine
  • Approaching junctions and roundabouts
  • Adjusting to weather conditions
  • Changing gear
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Packages for Full Licence Holders

 

REFRESHER LESSONS

Why would you need driving lessons if you already have your licence? On the other hand are you a nervous driver even though you have passed your test?

The fear of driving simply doesn’t end after the test has been passed. If getting in the driver’s seat makes you sweat or if you’re not used to driving on the left, refresher courses can give you that extra bit of confidence that you need. They can also help you polish up on your parking skills and turn you into a safer driver, particularly at night and in wintry conditions.

Even though you may be a safe, confident driver, a refresher session might optimise your gear changes so that you can save money on maintenance and fuel while reducing your carbon footprint. Sessions take place in your own car.

 

MOTORWAY LESSONS

This entails: joining and leaving the motorway, lane discipline, safety gaps, rules of overtaking, blind spots, breakdowns and distractions. Sessions completed in your own car if you desire.

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS SESSION

This focuses on specific areas, suited to your requirements, such as night driving, parking, town driving or driving on country roads. Sessions completed in your own car if you desire.

 

ALL WEATHER DRIVING

This teaches you how to drive in all weather conditions such as- fog, snow and night will be offered during the winter months. Please look out for these posts on the website, as they may well be last minute.

 

ECO-SAFE DRIVING

The aim of this session is to save you money ON FUEL AND MAINTENANCE COSTS! This can be achieved by improving fuel consumption through appropriate gear changes and reducing excessive acceleration. This results in more Mpg for your fuel, reduced carbon emissions, reduced wear and tear on your brake pads because of an improvement and reduction in sudden and hard braking.


PASS PLUS

Ever wondered why it can be so expensive to get car insurance for new drivers?  It is because, after 40 to 80 hrs of driving experience, most people forget that they are still an inexperienced driver. This course builds up your confidence and gives newly qualified drivers the opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills to make better decisions on the road, thereby ensuring that your driving experience continues to be safe.

A minimum of 6 hrs tuition must be completed, in order to achieve the pass plus certificate from the DVLA. Once completed, you will get the added bonus of a discount on the insurance for your first vehicle.

The course is divided into modules:  

Town Driving: Driving in town can be daunting: rush hour traffic, complicated junctions and traffic systems. Learn the skills to deal with all these and more.

All-Weather Driving: Rain, fog, bright sunshine, snow and ice. Find out how to drive safely in all the different weather conditions you’ll face on the road. 

Driving Out of Town: Country roads can harbour all kinds of hazards, from sharp bends and potholes, to farm vehicles and animals in the road.  

Night Driving: Dealing with dazzle, judging distance and speed, using your lights correctly – these are just some of the areas covered.

Driving on Dual Carriageways: Drive safely on fast, multi-lane roads you’ll need all your skills of observation, concentration, anticipation and lane discipline.

Driving on MotorwaysMotorways are like no other roads: learn how to drive on them safely and correctly under expert supervision.

Please note that the Pass Plus course is not recognised by ALL insurance companies.