Terms and Conditions

  1. Mick Garton Driver Training (hereafter referred to as MGDT) will provide a professional driver training service in line with the DSA driving instructor code of practice. Any complaints or disputes will be conducted in accordance with the DSA driving instructor code of practice.
  2. All pupils must be in possession of a signed UK provisional driving licence for Group B Cars prior to and during the training period with MGDT. The licence must be presented for checking and recording on the pupils driver record at the first lesson
  3. All lessons will be 1 hour minimum duration at a cost of £28 per hour and can be extended by additional 30 minute increments at a pro rata cost.  Every effort will be made by MGDT to keep to the appointment time, however MGDT will not be held responsible for postponement or cancellation of appointments due to traffic conditions, weather conditions, instructor ill health, instructor personal injury, breakdown of the training car and any other cause outside of MGDT control.  If a delay in the start of the lesson should occur MGDT will make every effort to contact the pupil to make alternative arrangements. Where possible the lesson end time will be adjusted to provide the pupil with the booked lesson duration. If this is not possible the lost time will be credited to the pupil and added to the next mutually agreed lesson.
  4. All cancellations by the pupil must be made 48 hours prior to the booked appointment. If the cancellation is made within 48 hours a charge equal to 50% of the current lesson fee will be made. If the cancellation is made within 24 hours a charge equal to 100% of the current lesson fee will be made. All outstanding fees must be made before any further lessons are taken. Any delay in the start of the lesson by the pupil will not be added to the end of the lesson time. MGDT will give the pupil 48 hours notice of any change or cancellation of the lesson appointment. MGDT reserves the right to change lesson appointment times and dates when necessary.
  5. MGDT will accept payment by cash, Bank Transfer or cheques. Cheques should be accompanied with a cheque guarantee card and made payable to “Michael Garton”. MGDT will only accept cheques from persons of 18 years of age and above. Payments must be made at the beginning of the lesson. Payments for block bookings must be made in advance of the pre booked lessons.
  6. When a block booking of 10 lessons has been made the additional free 1 hour lesson must be taken as a 2 hour lesson at the time of lesson number 10. The free 1 hour lesson cannot be taken at any other time. Block bookings must be taken within 6 months of receipt of the lesson fees. No refund will be given for lessons not taken within this 6 month period. Pre payment of lessons is not transferable to another pupil.
  7. MGDT reserves the right to refuse training to any pupil MGDT considers being unfit to drive due to the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  8. MGDT accepts no liability to pupils’ personal property left in the training car, during a lesson with MGDT or test appointment.
  9. For safety and legal reasons all mobile phones must be switched off prior to starting a lesson. MGDT will not use a mobile phone while training pupils.
  10. MGDT also reserves the right to withhold use of the training car if it is considered that the pupil is not up to test standard.
  11. If the pupil wishes to use the MGDT training car for the practical driving test a 2 hour lesson must be booked to allow for the duration of the test and a practice session prior to the test appointment. The booking of the training car is subject to availability
  12. MGDT will not be held responsible for cancellation of the practical test due to breakdown of the training car and/or failure of bulbs/lights/tyres etc.
  13. MGDT will not be held responsible for any loss of test fees due to test cancellations or postponements made by the DSA. The pupil may make possible claims for loss of test fees and lesson fees to the DSA. The pupil is responsible for making any claims against the DSA
  14. MGDT reserves the right to change the terms and conditions without notice.
  15. All pupils under the age of 18 years must have the terms and conditions signed by a parent or guardian on their behalf.

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