The Following terms and conditions represent the basis upon which car driving lessons are offered by NearWay Driver Training Ltd. The provision of training is subject to the acceptance of these terms and conditions. Click here for our terms and conditions for towing and C1/LGV training.
1: Driving Licence and fitness to drive:
You must hold a current, valid full, provisional or international licence and produce it on (or before) your first training session, for your driving test and if requested by your instructor or any appropriate person. It is your responsibility to ensure you are fit to drive with regard to legal and medical requirements.
2: Bookings and Lesson duration:
The minimum lesson period is 2 hours. If for any reason your instructor is running late for the lesson he/she will make every effort to inform the pupil of the estimated time of arrival. The delay 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. If you are late, your instructor will wait for 15 minutes. If you do not arrive within this time the full lesson price will be payable.
3: Payments and Cancellation:
Tuition fees must be paid in advance. Full payment for the test and use of vehicle must be made in advance of booking if NearWay Driver Training books your practical test on your behalf. If you book your own practical test, full payment for the use of the vehicle and pre test lesson must be made before we can confirm use of the vehicle for the test.
Lessons can be paid for by card, cash or cheques (made payable to NearWay Driver Training) Any cheques offered for payment that are subsequently refused by the bank will be subject to an administration charge of £10.00
If you need to cancel or re-arrange a lesson at least 48 hours notice will be required. 7 days notice is required to change or cancel a lesson over 3 hours duration. Failure to give notice will result in forfeit of the lesson cost.
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 lengths and start/finish times under certain circumstances (e.g. dangerous weather conditions). In the event of postponement fees paid in advance will be carried forward.
The safety of the pupil, public and vehicle is our priority, as such we reserve the right to cancel a lesson at short notice if it is suspected that the pupil may be unfit to drive due to the effects of alcohol, drugs (prescribed or otherwise) or any other condition that could cause his/her driving to be dangerous or illegal. In such circumstances the full lesson fee will be payable.
Special offer bulk buy deals must be taken in 2 hour lesson slots only. Any refund for bulk buy lessons not received will be calculated as follows: Price paid minus lessons taken charged at pay as you go rates.
4: Training Locations:
All sessions will start and finish at the same location unless previously arranged. The instructor will determine a suitable location for each practical lesson, the instructor may need to drive the pupil to and from a lesson location. This journey time forms part of the paid for lesson.
5: Training Vehicle:
Training vehicles provided by the school are insured for the purposes of driving tuition, fully road legal and fitted with dual controls. Pupils who require tuition in their vehicle agree that the car is insured for lessons when being supervised by a professional instructor in return for payment and is fully roadworthy and legal.
6: Driving Tests and Bookings:
Your instructor reserves the right to refuse use of the driving school vehicle for test if they consider that provision of a vehicle could cause risk to the vehicle or public safety. Where a school car is used for the test, the booking period will be based upon the instructors normal diary schedule, the test must not be booked by the pupil without consulting the instructor for availability. Tests will require a minimum of a 2 hour booking.
While your instructor will make every effort to ensure that the vehicle supplied for test will be road worthy and comply with all requirements at the start of the test, he/she cannot be held responsible for vehicle failure that occurs during the test and is not liable for consequential loss.
Your instructor cannot be held responsible for test appointments cancelled by the DVSA. Such cancellations are beyond the control of the instructor and therefore the lesson fee and use of car fee for the booked period will be charged. Compensation may be sought from the DVSA direct.
7: Code of Conduct:
Your instructor agrees to abide by the conditions of the professional Voluntary Code of Conduct (a copy will be provided on request)
If you have a complaint you should write to: Neil Ridding, NearWay Driver Training Ltd, Cherwell Business Village, Banbury, OX16 2SP. If you are not satisfied with the response write to ADI Section, DVSA, The Axis Building, 112 Upper Parliament St, NG1 6LP
8: Your Rights
These conditions do not affect any protection a pupil has under consumer legislation.
We will take a photograph of you on passing your test, this will be added to our website and social media with a brief write up about you. Personal information other than your name and location will not be shared, however we may mention things like your occupation, hobbies or family background. If you would prefer us not to, please tell your instructor.
We reserve the right to change or alter any of the terms and conditions without notice. The latest version can be found on this page
9: Money Back Guarantee
1. Does not apply to previous lessons. 2. The refund must be asked for within 24 hours of the start of the lesson. 3. No further training will be offered if the guarantee is taken. 4. Money will be returned to the bill payer in the format paid within 14 days 5. Excludes special offers.