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5 driving lessons for £49.00 with surepass

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title says it all. 5 lessons applys to people who have no driving experience so great for your first driving lessons! im going to start learning with these soon. after the 5 lessons have been used the…
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title says it all. 5 lessons applys to people who have no driving experience so great for your first driving lessons! im going to start learning with these soon. after the 5 lessons have been used they charge £160 for a block booking of 10 lessons making them £16 per hour, cheapest ive found up to now. prices may differ in other parts of the country
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#1
webbbbsite not workinnnngggg- havent voted Cold yet though...
#2
edited the link, let me know if it works now
#3
Might be worth mentioning that these are meant for complete beginners rather than for people that have had lessons. As shown on website:

* This offer is Subject to availability and is suitable for a complete beginner with no previous driving experience. If you have driven before, you may well be past this stage. Your Instructor will assess your ability and may recommend that you progress to the next level, in which case you will receive 3 lessons for £49.
#4
Have had a good look at this site, as I have been looking for good priced driving schools for my daughter, and I think this is a really good deal, The fast pass price of £650. for begginers is the best I have seen , most I have found are £1000. plus. take a look there is loads of info on the site.:)
#5
the website doesnt work, and as elgyndo said; its for complete begginers. Its not for me, but there may well be people that find this really useful.

Voted hot..
#6
voted hot.
if you driven before the next level costs £49 for 3 lessons!

the BMS deal still remains better with 5 for £75
#7
doesnt seem to available in any of the areas i try..

where have people used them in the uk?

cant seem to find anything around south london
#8
hot find.. thanks for sharing
#9
sounds good! i had a few lessons over 4 years ago so i've pretty much forgotten everything.

doesn't seem to be any centres in Scotland though!!! :-( :-(
#10
Good price and voted hot but the saving will pale into insignificance when you add up the total cost of lessons - I'm sure I could have bought a brand new Merc for what I've spent on lessons for the kids:-(
#11
my husband had a bad experience with sure pass...instructor was not very good also customer services bad ...sorry voting cold on that basis
#12
site working, looks small time.
will look into it for g/f tomorrow.
#13
pinchpeps
my husband had a bad experience with sure pass...instructor was not very good also customer services bad ...sorry voting cold on that basis


Is this really a basis for voting cold?:roll: surely it should go on the price if to vote hot or cold or have we now to factor in all these extra bits to work out if its good or not.
#14
shayman1
Is this really a basis for voting cold?:roll: surely it should go on the price if to vote hot or cold or have we now to factor in all these extra bits to work out if its good or not.


well if you want value for money from a company you need to be aware of the services provided and i feel that if they employ one bad instructor then they may employ more so an absolute cold vote for me not worth paying less for driving lessons if you have to pay out again for a proper instructor...only going from my experience with this company
#15
As others have said, slow, small time look website - seem to have nice prices, but do they actually have any instructors? Even worse if they are poor instructors. Not voting, but I'm sceptical.
#16
When a driving company doesn't post it's pass-rate, but can offer 5 lessons for £49 you know somethings up.

I would much rather pay a decent rate for decent lessons. Beign able to drive properly may just one day save your life :thumbsup:
banned#17
sdjpaterson
doesnt seem to available in any of the areas i try..

where have people used them in the uk?

cant seem to find anything around south london


I did a search on yell.com, and the nearest branch to where my son goes to college in Portsmouth, is Hastings.

It seems to be the closest branch to S.London too. Your next nearest one is Bedford!
#18
You may be sat in the car for 5 hours talking as at that price he wont be able to let you drive far. Work it out. The cost of fuel about a fiver if your driving for an hour, insurance, tax,car repairs etc he would earn more sweeping streets than instructing. Why so cheap? You get what you pay for usually.
#19
hey guys just thought i would add to this thread as its getting roasted by u all lol..

i am 18 now and been driving for just over a year, i passed in 3 and half months with surepass (2x1hour lessons a week)

i had 21 lessons + passed my second time..

i paid for 20 lessons + provisional sent off for + theory cds + theory included + your final test all for £425!!

i thought this was good value for money, i failed my first test.. which made me pay £20 for 1 hour to hire the car and £45 i think for the test instructer again...

but these are good service and my instructor was proper sound!!
#20
I booked these for my daughter. The instructor was useless (Essex area). He hardly ever let her drive and parked up alot of the time. A total waste of time and money.
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I thought I'd add my view as there are so many negative comments.

I took up this deal when it was on last year and really wasn't expecting much at all. I'd already had a number of lessons with BSM and was able to 'drive' but I found that we were spending more and more time parked up and talking about how to drive rather than actually practicing (in one, one hour lesson I timed us at doing just under 20 minutes driving).

So, I thought I'd take this offer up to keep my hand in while I was looking for another instructor. Although the instructor I was given was relatively new to the job, about six months in, he was nothing short of excellent. There was no problem with me already having some experience behind the wheel - and I can't imagine anyone taking this up only to be told 'sorry, you're too good'.

The prices of the lessons after the offer were very good as well, but I have heard from a friend I recommended my instructor to that they've gone up to £20/hr. I think each instructor can charge their own set amount so I imagine this could vary somewhat.

All in all this sort of offer is hard to compare with others like the BSM one because it will always boil down to the individual instructor. My BSM instructor had been teaching for years but wasn't particularly good (a little jaded maybe?) and was quite expensive. My Surepass instructor was excellent even though he was fairly new to the job and turned out to be very cheap - luck of the draw.

Ultimately, I would say that if you're looking to take lessons take up this offer and use the time to assess your instructor.

HOT!
#22
May try this out since im a complete beginner. Voted hot for the cost of 5 lessons.
#23
Yet another surepass offer to infuriate me!

COLD AS ICE!

When I was a student in 2003 I had 26 lessons with these for #15.50 a lesson or 140 for block of 10. Good price and there is a very real reason why - you spend 30 mins of every hour lesson stopped by the side of the road being shown pathetic diagrams which do not help one bit. So suffice to say after 26 lessons I had only been shown one maneuver despite being a great driver.... I asked about taking me test before moving to London for my placement and the instructor told me not to bother as there was an 18 week wait..... When I moved I called him and he couldn't give a damn about helping me find another surepass instructor.

He just wanted the cash and to keep the cash cow for as long as he could.

Needless to say I have wasted a serious amount of cash and it has put me off driving. I started again with Accelerate but that instructor wanted me to start from scratch ....so all pointless!

Be warned!
#24
I HAVE surepass IN MY AREA.(PORTSMOUTH). SINGLE HOUR RATE IS 19.50 AND BLOCK OF 10 LESSONS IS 180. ANYBODY HAS ANY IDEA WHAT THE NORMAL RATE NOW IS, FOR THE driving LESSONS. Apart from that once we start with one driving institution,can we change later on to another one?. And if we are changing shud v start from scratch?Anybody pls let me know
#25
CHOKYCHOC
I HAVE surepass IN MY AREA.(PORTSMOUTH). SINGLE HOUR RATE IS 19.50 AND BLOCK OF 10 LESSONS IS 180. ANYBODY HAS ANY IDEA WHAT THE NORMAL RATE NOW IS, FOR THE driving LESSONS. Apart from that once we start with one driving institution,can we change later on to another one?. And if we are changing shud v start from scratch?Anybody pls let me know


Drving lesson prices vary depending on where abouts you live, and who you learn with. BSM advertise their prices online if you input your postcode here. The AA offer their prices online here. Obviously they charge more than private instructors in general, but are a good basis to start.

When you start with an instructor, you aren't contractually tied to them unless you buy a block of lessons, meaning that if you don't like them or don't feel you're progressing, you can simply leave and move on. Obviously if you've pre-paid for lessons, you may as well finish them or you will simply lose them.

Also, because driving instructors need to be registered, it can sometimes be worth calling your local test centre and asking if they are able to reccomend an instructor in your area. They should also be able to advise on the instructors pass rate too. Handy if you ask me :thumbsup:
#26
Just tried to book this for my son.Person on other end of phone said instructer had resigned that very day in my area.Could only offer lessons at £19.50
Its a con I am afraid
#27
My partner is an independent driving instructor, and I would like to stick my two penneth in :roll:

He has recently taken on several pupils who have come from Surepass having taken up the 5 for £49 offer and all have had bad experiences. After 5 hours, none were able to do a "cockpit drill" on their own, move the car off on their own and hadn't retained any knowledge of anything they had been taught after 5 hours. They spent most of their time sat at the side of the road being shown diagrams and having things like the dashboard, door handles and air vents explained!!! One pupil didn't even sit in the driving seat for the first 2 hours - it was spent with the instructor driving her around demonstrating how to drive........

I'm not saying that everyone will have a bad experience (my partner only gets the unhappy ones) and there may be plenty who have had a great experience and stuck with their Surepass instructor, but it really is a luck of the draw.

Personally, I feel that this is a giant hook to reel you in. Surepass instructors have to pay a franchise fee (usually expensive) and they also employ trainee instructors. If you are with Surepass, check whether your instructor has a pink badge or a green badge. If it is pink, then they are a trainee. Trainee's with a school are allowed to work just the same as fully qualified instructors, however they may not even have had a weeks experience teaching real pupils. They are not obliged to tell you that they are a trainee and the only way of knowing is the colour of the badge in the window!!!! This is why instructors will pay large franchise fees to schools such as BSM, Surepass etc. Once they are qualified, if they are decent instructors, they will move away from the schools and go independent and should be able to survive through recommendations alone. Why would they stay with a school and pay a franchise fee??

As I said previously, you may be lucky and get a decent instructor or a decent trainee but you are paying out £49 for the risk.
#28
Thanks for the tip - i rang today and requested a green badge holder and the guy said no green badge holder would be running this deal in my area - without even checking!! Obviously you only get trainee instructors on this deal - not good, cold for me im afraid.

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