- 1. Are myDrivingInstructor.co.uk instructors fully qualified?More
Only fully qualified driving instructors may work with myDrivingInstructor.co.uk
All myDrivingInstructor.co.uk instructors are CRB / DBS checked and registered with the DVSA, the government body responsible for the driving test and driving instructor standards.
- 2. Will I be sharing the car with anyone else on my intensive driving course?More
All myDrivingInstructor.co.uk intensive driving courses are strictly one to one.
You will not be asked to share the car and the driving with another pupil.
- 3. Can I pass my driving test with an intensive driving course?More
Yes you can.
Your instructor will do everything they can to make sure you have all the knowledge, experience and confidence you need to pass your driving test.
- 4. What happens if I fail my practical driving test?More
With our courses of 36 or more hours we are so confident that you will pass that we will pay for your next test if you fail!
There are a few Terms and Conditions.
- your instructor agrees that your driving has reached an acceptable standard
- your instructor’s car is used for the test
- you notify MyDrivingInstructor.co.uk of the result of your test within 14 days
We will book the test for as soon as possible at the test centre nearest to you.
You are free to change the appointment via the DVSA test booking service. The test we book will be a standard weekday £62 test but if you want to change it to a weekend £75 test you can pay extra when changing the appointment.
We will book you a test but we won't send you the money for you to book it yourself.
- 5. Do I need to pass my Theory Test before booking an intensive driving course?More
We recommend that you pass your driving theory test before booking any intensive driving course that includes a practical driving test. You will make rapid progress putting the theory into practice.
It is not possible to book a practical test until you have passed the theory test and it is often several weeks from booking until the first available practical driving test appointment. So it is not realistic to expect to be able to pass both theory and practical driving tests in a week or even two.
Whether or not you have passed your theory your course will start on the booked date but the last day can be held back until the test day.
- 6. Do you arrange both theory and practical tests?More
Yes. We can book theory and practical tests for you.
However we recommend that you pass your theory test before booking your intensive driving course. This is because it is not possible to book a practical test for you until you have passed your theory test.
Most people want their practical test arranged for the end of their intensive course. For many test centres the average waiting time for a test appointment from booking is 6 weeks. For some test centres it can be as much as 12 weeks. The waiting time for tests is constantly changing and sometimes shorter notice cancellation slots can become available but cannot be relied upon.
The average waiting time for Theory Tests is about 2 weeks.
The availability of our courses takes into account the availability of both theory and practical test appointments.
Please note that it is virtually impossible to take a theory test and practical test over 14 days.
- 7. Do I need to pay a deposit when booking my intensive driving course?More
The amount of the deposit varies depending on the course that is being booked.
When you book your course you will have up to 14 days to cancel and receive a full refund.
After 14 days the deposit is non-refundable.
The balance of the course fee is payable directly to your instructor 14 days before the start of the course.
- 8. What payment methods do you accept when booking an intensive driving course?More
Deposit payments can be made by debit card, credit card or from your PayPal account.
Online credit and debit card deposit payments are processed by PayPal but it is not necessary to have a PayPal account to pay by credit or debit card.
We choose PayPal for your peace of mind. Your card details are protected by an army of internet security professionals
- 9. Do you have instructors in my area?More
We have instructors for intensive driving courses in all areas of mainland UK.
Once a booking deposit is received we immediately start work arranging a driving test appointment and allocating an instructor.
It is not possible reserve course and test dates without a booking deposit.
You can cancel your booking at anytime within 14 days and receive a full refund.
- 10. What happens after I pay the deposit for my intensive driving course?More
After you have paid your deposit you have the right to cancel at anytime within 14 days.
If your intensive driving course includes a practical driving test our first task is to book a test appointment at a local driving test centre to coincide with the end of the course and allocate an instructor.
Depending on availability of driving tests and instructors we may come back to you with alternative course and test dates.
You are under no obligation to accept alternative dates and if you have not explicitly agreed to revised course and test dates within 14 days of booking we will automatically cancel and refund your deposit in full.
- 11. How can I find out more?
- 12. Do you have a telephone number I can call?More
MyDrivingInstructor.co.uk is a purely online driving course booking service working for local independent driving instructors.
To keep costs as low as possible for our instructors, and ultimately their pupils, we do not operate a telephone call centre or call back service.
However we are more than happy to deal with any questions not answered here by email.
- 13. How will Brexit affect my driving licence?
- 14. Do you have cancellation slots or earlier course dates?More
Hardly any courses get cancelled once the booking has been confirmed. So the chances of one getting cancelled for the dates you would prefer in your area are tiny.
Availability of intensive driving courses on our website are based on whether or not you have passed your theory test, the type of vehicle and whether you already have a test appointment booked.
All driving test appointments are administered by the DVSA. The average waiting time for a test appointment from booking to test date is about 6 weeks but can be 8 or even 12 weeks in some parts of the UK. It is not possible to know the waiting time at a particular test centre unless making a booking.
When we book a practical driving test for you your course start date will be in roughly 6 weeks time.
If a theory test is required we add another 2 weeks to allow for passing that.
Far fewer instructors are able to provide intensive driving courses in automatic rather than manual cars. As a result they tend to be busier and fully booked further ahead so we add another 2 weeks to allow for this.
If you want an intensive driving course in a manual car and already have a test appointment your earliest course start date will be in about 4 weeks time.
- 15. Do you provide intensive driving courses in Northern Ireland?More
MyDrivingInstructor.co.uk only arrange intensive driving course on the UK mainland including Isle of Wight but excluding Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and Scottish Islands.
We are unable to arrange driving tests for holders of Northern Ireland driving licences. However we can arrange courses where the test has already been arranged by calling the driving test booking service on 0300 200 1122 Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm. It is not possible for Northern Ireland licence holders to book a driving test in England, Scotland or Wales online.