All New Customers too BubbLe Driving School are required to pre-pay for their first driving lesson.
Upon initial booking of your first driving lesson, customers have 48hrs to make payment to office staff, failure to do so may result in cancellation of lesson at office staff or instructors discretion.
Upon initial booking, payment taken via Debit or Credit Card, are subject to an additional card handling charge of 2.5%
Upon your first driving lesson, you must show to the instructor your driver's license, and receipt of first pre paid lesson or gift certificate/voucher (all pre paid lessons receipts will be sent to email address provided upon taking initial payment)
All future lessons after your 1st driving lesson, are then payable direct to your individual driving instructor. Your individual instructor will handle all your future lesson appointments.
We comply with the Data Protection Act in relation to handling customer information.
If you need to cancel your paid lesson, we require a minimum of 2 Clear working days prior to the date the lesson is booked. Cancelling of any lessons must be done in person over the phone, to a member of our office staff. You will be required to give all information in relation to your booking for us to confirm that you are the client and the lesson to be cancelled.
Office* pre-payment Refunds, via debit or credit card will ONLY be issued to on the following basis:
All refunds are claimed within 21days of cancelled lesson.(any claims made past this period are nul in-void)
Only original card payer can claim a refund.
All claims must be made via telephone call to office staff.
All refunds are Subject to Terms and conditions.
Once a refund is processed, payment will be made back to you within 21 working days.
Any refunds post pre paid first lesson, are to be arranged directly with your independant instructor.
Any refund made will be subject to a 2.5% reduction on the actual lesson price paid, due to card processing fees.
Pupils will only be permitted to use the instructors training car for their driving test, if the driving instructor is satisfied that the pupil is at the required standard. The Length of time required for Test is specifically 2.5 hours. Test fee is charged at a standard rate, in accordance with our price page.
The pupil must not be under the influence of any alcohol, drugs or medication which may affect their driving. If a pupil is suspected of being under the influence the instructor reserves the right for his/her safety and that of other road users to cancel the lesson. In doing so the lesson cancelled will be charged at the full rate of the hours booked. Payment is to be made to the instructor.
Block booking/special offers, once paid are Non Refundable
Gift packages once paid/issued are valid for 90 days from date of purchase (unless otherwise stated) this is printed on the voucher.
Block booking/gift vouchers/pre-paid lessons must be taken within a 90 day period of payment. If not, the pupil relinquishes the right to take these paid lessons.
Where Intensive courses are booked(not including 2hr assessment lesson, or, Test day of 2.5hours)with our specialized course instructor, course dates are non changeable, and non refundable.**
upon initial booking of assessment lesson leading to intensive courses, any and all dates and times quoted before assessment lesson, leading to intensive tuition are subject to change on a daily basis, this is subject to high demand, and peak times. Our specialized instructor will confirm intensive course dates, and test dates during your 2hour assessment lesson.
We request that our instructors are advised of any Cancellation at least 2 clear working days prior to the lesson. Should a Cancellation be within this time frame you will be charged at the full rate of the lesson booked. This is enforced independently by our instructors and by head office.
BubbLE Driving School has a Zero Tolerance policy. Any customers who become threatening, abusive, violent or harass any of our office staff or instructors, will be reported too police. Any customers who become threatening, violent or abusive during lessons, will be reported to the police. The lesson, and all future lesson's with the instructor and BubbLE Driving School will be Terminated.
By booking lessons with Bubble Driving School you agree to the aforementioned terms and conditions.
*refunds are strictly from BubbLe Driving school office for pre-paid lessons made direct to the office, and NOT individual instructor's after 1st driving lesson. **this includes 2hour assessment lesson, intensive course, and test day with specialized instructor
Over the years people have commented about driving
lesson prices in general. After you have passed your test some things make more
sense, and all the more eye opening.
When you are learning to drive it never occurs to you
about how much fuel to make the car go where you want to. Mum and or dad just
get in and drive you to which ever place you or all of you want to go.
Sometimes the driver may stop at a garage for fuel but you do not notice how often,
or how much comes out of the bank account to pay for it. This becomes apparent
to you when you have your own car or motor bike. And what a shock too!
Then, there is motor insurance those of you who have a
car after passing your test always nearly faint when you start getting quotes
from insurance companies.
It also never occurs to the learner driver about maintenance
of a vehicle as Merlin the wizard (Only one of many witches & wizards who
work their magic) covers the costs, tyres, window wiper blades, repairs of
engine or body parts (and NO, Â I do not
mean arms or legs but sometimes the cost seem as though that is the case!)
And guess what! I almost forgot to include road tax
every year, and the M.O.T. Everyone I
have ever known are always on tender hooks the day that their car goes in for
its M.O.T. It is almost like waiting for an exam result. Will it pass, or will
I have a bill to pay, will that bill be big or small? What will happen to my
bank balance, can I afford it? The relief when the news is good, that this year
Phew, what a relief. I am legal to drive her (or him (your
car, bike) again.
Another huge expense come in the guise of buying or
leasing the vehicle in the beginning and what an expense that will be. We never
get any younger neither does a car depreciation has again to be factored into
the lesson cost, and like me an instructor's car wears out quicker.
And the list seems
never to end.
All these factors have to be afforded by your driving
Let me point out the tyres do have to be replaced more
often, the insurance is a specialized insurance for the car and its passengers.
The car is bought from new, or is leased this is a high expense and a more regular
expense. Your driving instructor training has to be paid for, with a special
check test every 2-4years, franchise x 12 monthly payments, tax, national
insurance, a lot more fuel is constantly needed. Any cancelation of any
appointments with pupils has to be factored in as the mortgage still has to be
Many people do not think about fuel and time etc going
from appointment to appointment. The car is an instructor's workplace, none of
us think about this, we all assume that running a car and business is a unseen
When you go on a night out with your mates stop and
think how much your taxi ride cost is coming home, you maybe only in the car
for 30minutes but that 30minutes can cost as little as £20.00 or as much as £40.00. times this by 2 = £40.00-£80.00 (per hour). We just except this price
and we haven't had the use of a fully qualified teacher, teaching you skills
that will last you your whole life.
Maybe the going rate for a tutor to help you study for
school work will cost you Â£35.00 or more per hour add this to the taxi drive
costing £40.00- £80.00 = this amounts to £75.00- £105.00.
Driving lessons then seen relatively none expensive, don't
I was speaking to a delivery driver today and after chatting
for a few minutes he noticed our spare driving school car. He said he had
always wanted to become a driving instructor, however he had never acted upon
this dream and said it would never happen now as he was to old.
It suddenly struck me how many of us let time go by and not fulfill dreams and wishes. I explained to my new driver friend that you are
never to old to retrain and grasp those dreams and make them a reality. I
expressed my dismay when I suddenly realized that he was younger than me, does
that make me old? No! I am young at heart and I don’t think that a young 50
year old is old and would be past making things happen, let alone my new 40
year old driver friend.
To become a driving instructor is a wish many people do not
act upon as they do not know how to go about things, or where to go for a
friendly chat about the industry.
Years a go when I learnt to drive, a driving instructor was
an ordinary retired man who wanted to earn a bit more money. Qualifications
never came into it as far as I am aware.
Now driving instructors are a professional body and have to
go through 3 exams to enable to become a fully licenced driving instructor.
These exams are run by the DVSA. When you are qualified you are retested every
2-4years to make sure you are still on the ball so to speak and teach a lesson
competently and in the manner the Government wants to see. Quite right too!
Gone are the days when an instructor taught the lady down
the road just for a little bit of pin money.
These days you have to think of a driving instructor as a college
teacher teaching you a skill for the rest of your life and the independence it
gives is immeasurable. Think of the driving school instructor as being as qualified
as a teacher with a portable classroom (the driving school car).
You can build a career out of it, progressing into many
Being a driving instructor is a fulfilling, satisfying and
challenging profession. You can work however many hours you would like in a
working week, juggle family life and commitments however you want, and when you
get that bonus feeling when your pupil has passed their driving test knowing
you have been the one to help them to achieve that independence in their life.
It makes your heart sing.
Don’t let your dreams and wishes pass you buy, act upon them
even if it is just finding out information, you’ve made a start. Whatever those
dreams or wishes are.
BubbLe driving school can talk you through the process of
becoming a driving instructor, several of our team with in BubbLe do train
people to become driving Instructors. We all support one another at BubbLe and
pride ourselves to always try to do a good job, for everyone.
We also have intensive courses with our instructor Chris B. Chris is a wonderful teacher and has now progressed into intensive tuition. Chris has assessment lesson available from the week of 11th September 2017 with intensive courses looking to start from 25th September 2017 on wards.
So what are you waiting for??? Why not call BubbLE driving School today and book in whilst these appointments are still available.