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Frequently Asked Questions

Having been in business for many years certain questions come up time and again so below we have answered the most frequently asked questions.Should you have a question that is not covered here then please email it to us by clicking on our email address bookings@academy.me.uk 

Q, Is it a guaranteed pass?
A, No-one can guarantee you a pass, though some companies say they do! Please read their small print as most offer 'free' training but only when they say you can do it and will make it as hard as possible as they do not want to work for 'free'.


Q, Can I bring a friend with me?

A. You are welcome to bring a friend with you, but I must point out that you will be out training for around 6 hours (including lunch) per day so it can be quite boring for them. Please add plus friend to the course details when filling out our booking form and add 25 per night to the cost to cover the B&B sharing costs.


Q. Can I book a course without the accommodation?

A. Certainly you can, we will happily reduce the price of the course by 35 per night.


Q. Is there any discount for booking two courses together?

A. It is actually far more difficult to book 2 courses together and will take far more arranging from our end but as a goodwill gesture we will reduce each course by a total of 20 and another 5 per night if you share the same room.


Q. What is your Pass Rate?

A. Sadly we can tell you any figure as there is no way of checking so please bear this in mind when contacting other companies. Our pass rate for the short 12 hour course is very low at around 45% as so many people come to us believing they can drive well only to find out 12 hours is not nearly enough! On the longer courses it goes up to around 80% for the longest course.A better way of checking the quality of tuition you receive is to find out what grade your instructor is, which can be checked by contacting the Driving Standards Agency. We only use fully qualified local instructors grade 4 and above.


Q. What if I need a few more hours than I have booked?
A. It is possible that we can fit a few more hours in but your instructor may be limited by other lessons he may have that week so please try to book the course that best suits you and if in doubt it is far safer to book a slightly longer course.

Q. Can I do both the Theory and Practical tests in one course?
A. It may be possible to do both, but only on the longest of courses (7 or 8 days). Please note that this is difficult to arrange and should you fail your Theory you will still be expected to complete the rest of the course but without the driving test at the end. This can then be arranged for another time or your test fee refunded. If you would like to take your Theory Test before booking a course with us you will need to click here to book your Theory Test.

Q. What vehicles do you use?
A. Our fleet of vehicles is changing all the time but if you would like a list of the current line up just drop us an email.

Please note all are fitted with dual-controls but we cannot guarantee which vehicle you will be driving though we will make every effort if you have a preference.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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