Driving lessons 5 hours for £49 @ SurePassdriving
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Driving lessons 5 hours for £49 @ SurePassdriving

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Found 3rd Feb 2013
An excellent bargain £9.80 an hour with Surepass driving school. A bulk 5 hour lesson for just £49.

"This offer is subject to availability and is available once only as the first order for new customers who do not have a driving test booked. More terms and conditions apply please phone 0800 85 41 40 for details"

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Looking into buying the other half some lessons, I just know I wouldn't be the best teacher or have the necessary patience to begin with.

Anyone have any recommendations, these look very cheap, perhaps too cheap?
Seem's hot to me. Shame website is not working, will keep checking back
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So were gonna get a load of driving lesson deals today then
JezUK

Looking into buying the other half some lessons, I just know I wouldn't … Looking into buying the other half some lessons, I just know I wouldn't be the best teacher or have the necessary patience to begin with.Anyone have any recommendations, these look very cheap, perhaps too cheap?



when u r looking, remeber when price to look at lesson amounts over the recommned 50hours including deal price.
i.e the deal here = 5hours £49, then the odd 5 extra = 102.50 (£20.50ph normal) then the remainding 40, 'paid by the hour = £820' 'paid in bulks of 10 = 4 x £190 = £760 (i called to confirm this price) .

so intro paid then paid by hour = £971
intor then paid by bulk = £911

had u just gone for 50 hours in bulk buy ignoreing special offer it would have been ( 5x £190 ) = £950 anyways so look like that.

when i was looking at lessons i worked mine out over 40 hours and the amount of offers that sounded good but after u paid the rest it worked out more expensive to do the offer. reality is u do the offer, they real u in and then u dont notice just how much u r paying.

subject to availability? are they likely to run out of driving lessons?
No idea how they can do it at this price, but from what I can interpret from the above post, there are tie-ins meaning you end up commiting to more lessons at full price.

Think about it, how can any pro driving instructor live off that hourly rate once you deduct running costs.
no-one wants to change their instructer once they get started, and they bank on this.

you best bet is to save up for say 30 lessons and pay in 1 bulk making sure u haggle the price down. i did this and ened up paying the same as £17 a hour for 50 hours (split between me and hubby) he passed and i brought another 20 in blocks of 10. driving test next week, eeek.
Edited by: "jennyshaw21" 3rd Feb 2013
That IS Cheap. i paid £65 for a 2 hour lesson back in 2007
JezUK

Looking into buying the other half some lessons, I just know I wouldn't … Looking into buying the other half some lessons, I just know I wouldn't be the best teacher or have the necessary patience to begin with.Anyone have any recommendations, these look very cheap, perhaps too cheap?



Some Instructors are happy to do 1 and half hour lessons, not sure about 1/2 hr as it depends how far away you are ffrom test centre. I was 30mins away., hence why he only did 2hr minimum lessons at £65 and that was 6 yrs ago.
IWOOTN

That IS Cheap. i paid £65 for a 2 hour lesson back in 2007

thats expensive, even today. my local instructors charge between £20 and £25 for a hour, so £67 is ALOT. they saw you coming!

Edited by: "jennyshaw21" 3rd Feb 2013

when u r looking, remeber when price to look at lesson amounts over the … when u r looking, remeber when price to look at lesson amounts over the recommned 50hours including deal price.



Who needs 50 hours???

It's a bloody car not a spaceship!!
IWOOTN

That IS Cheap. i paid £65 for a 2 hour lesson back in 2007

in a bentley?
MaxiB

Who needs 50 hours???It's a bloody car not a spaceship!!



take it over 30 then or 40, whatever just use the same amount of hours
The DSA reckons that the average person passing their driving test has had 47 hours of lessons and 20 hours private practice; bear in mind that includes people who've taken their test more than once and needed extra lessons.

My wife's an ADI for a local franchise and she says the thing that makes learning expensive for many of her pupils is that they delay taking their theory test! That means learners gets to a reasonable standard and are then coasting until they've done the theory, and can also delay them getting to that standard as the instructor has to explain more to them.

Pupils who do their theory before even going near a car tend to learn quickly.

By the way, she charges £15 an hour for block bookings of 30 hours, or £18 per hour not pre-paid; but this is Blackpool where wages are generally low.
Sheepy1209

The DSA reckons that the average person passing their driving test has … The DSA reckons that the average person passing their driving test has had 47 hours of lessons and 20 hours private practice; bear in mind that includes people who've taken their test more than once and needed extra lessons.My wife's an ADI for a local franchise and she says the thing that makes learning expensive for many of her pupils is that they delay taking their theory test! That means learners gets to a reasonable standard and are then coasting until they've done the theory, and can also delay them getting to that standard as the instructor has to explain more to them.Pupils who do their theory before even going near a car tend to learn quickly.By the way, she charges £15 an hour for block bookings of 30 hours, or £18 per hour not pre-paid; but this is Blackpool where wages are generally low.



That's insane.......
Nearly 50 hours?
Are people getting thicker?

Took me about 20 hours (had to have 20 as that's how many were paid for), could have probably done it in about 15, only time I drove was during the lessons.
Sat my theory before I even started with lessons, so that may have helped.
Don't know if laws have changed since but when I did mine i booked the theory, passed it, booked my test straight away as sometimes it can take months to get a date then on the final two weeks before the test booked 10hours over the 2 weeks (1.5hours every other day) then took the test the following day, passed with a clean sheet! Why does there need to be a delay between theory and lessons/test? Granted I did have a bit of driving experience as I bought a car before all that and had my mum take me out on some private roads a few times but still 47hours? People must be getting thicker, either that or instructors are getting smarter...
MaxiB

Don't know if laws have changed since but when I did mine i booked the … Don't know if laws have changed since but when I did mine i booked the theory, passed it, booked my test straight away as sometimes it can take months to get a date then on the final two weeks before the test booked 10hours over the 2 weeks (1.5hours every other day) then took the test the following day, passed with a clean sheet! Why does there need to be a delay between theory and lessons/test? Granted I did have a bit of driving experience as I bought a car before all that and had my mum take me out on some private roads a few times but still 47hours? People must be getting thicker, either that or instructors are getting smarter...



Clean sheet chances are about 1 in 1000, from what you say about amount of lessons I'm guessing you did not achieve this.
Several people I know have said the same , but when you ask to see the pass sheet its mysteriously vanished
teh arn

That's insane.......Nearly 50 hours?Are people getting thicker?Took me … That's insane.......Nearly 50 hours?Are people getting thicker?Took me about 20 hours (had to have 20 as that's how many were paid for), could have probably done it in about 15, only time I drove was during the lessons.Sat my theory before I even started with lessons, so that may have helped.



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Can you please recommend theory test DVD I can use to practice my for my theory.
Thank you.
For all those saying 50 hours, either the instruction is getting worse or the students are getting thicker! 50hours is insane - you can get your pilots license in less I think!
I had 20 hours split over 10 actual sessions and reckon I didn't need that many. 20-25 should be enought for most and remember a decent instructor will put you in for your test after your first couple of hours, to give you a goal to aim for. The less conscientious ones will wait till you are ready so you pay more in the long run.
You have to remember with these cheap deals that the instructor will probably spend the first coupl of hours pointing out where the steering wheel etc is, then for the rest of the lesson you will probably drive for about a mile, stopping and starting. With the price of petrol so high the instructor will still want to make a profit.
I'm sure the people who are saying 47 hours is ridiculous have passed their test very recently. They are clearly more knowledgable about it than the dsa.

As others have said these will be stationary lessons given the cost of fuel. You pay about £11 for the car running itself. Over that is what the driving instructor makes. If the charge is lower than this you can bet that its not going to be a lot of driving
I did a 20 hour intensive course with Surepass and passed after 18 hours driving (2 hours is for the test). I wanted to take advantage of this deal at the time to effectively do a 25 hour course but was informed it's up to the instructors in your area if they offer it, & as there was only one instructor in my area (Plymouth) & he had lots of bookings, he wasn't offering it.
Edited by: "K-Gozz" 3rd Feb 2013
He did say during my course though, that he would have been willing to do the 5 lessons + the course as it wouldn't be him working for nothing for 5 hours for yet another person to then go elsewhere. Fair enough I suppose.
Edited by: "K-Gozz" 3rd Feb 2013
hotstuff1970

You have to remember with these cheap deals that the instructor will … You have to remember with these cheap deals that the instructor will probably spend the first coupl of hours pointing out where the steering wheel etc is, then for the rest of the lesson you will probably drive for about a mile, stopping and starting. With the price of petrol so high the instructor will still want to make a profit.


That's what they would do for anyone starting completely fresh.

However, there's no way the instructor is even making minimum wage from this price.

My wife was an instructor and charged £22 ph - which she only really took home £12 after running costs etc. Its not well paid at all. People on BSM and AA franchises are even worse.
moob

That's what they would do for anyone starting completely fresh.However, … That's what they would do for anyone starting completely fresh.However, there's no way the instructor is even making minimum wage from this price.My wife was an instructor and charged £22 ph - which she only really took home £12 after running costs etc. Its not well paid at all. People on BSM and AA franchises are even worse.



You are so right....my husband is a driving instructor and is really struggling at the minute....petrol is at an all time high and what really ticks me off is that people think you earn £20 an hour.....when in fact it's more like a tenner.
I am a driving instructor and I can assure you that whatever I get paid for an hours tuition less than half ends up in my pocket. Fuel, insurance, road tax, wear and tear on vehicle, income tax etc etc. A one hour lesson for the pupil could be as much as two hours to me with travelling time to the pickup point and back. If I clear £12 after deductions for a one hour lesson with half hour each way travelling it equates to only £6 per hour- minimum wage for a professional. People complain about spending £800-900 learning to drive, which is a life skill- literally, yet will spend more on a couple of weeks in the sun, which fades quicker than your tan.
gkelly299

I am a driving instructor and I can assure you that whatever I get paid … I am a driving instructor and I can assure you that whatever I get paid for an hours tuition less than half ends up in my pocket. Fuel, insurance, road tax, wear and tear on vehicle, income tax etc etc. A one hour lesson for the pupil could be as much as two hours to me with travelling time to the pickup point and back. If I clear £12 after deductions for a one hour lesson with half hour each way travelling it equates to only £6 per hour- minimum wage for a professional. People complain about spending £800-900 learning to drive, which is a life skill- literally, yet will spend more on a couple of weeks in the sun, which fades quicker than your tan.



Less than minimum wage! I agree with you 100%
hotstuff1970

Less than minimum wage! I agree with you 100%



S'funny how some jobs are consistently under valued by the general population and underpaid. While some are massively overrated and overpaid.
Teaching a real, useful skill or subject is never going to make you rich. Wether it's driving, sciences or any other genuinely useful subject or skill.
Try and find a poor lawyer though. Or merchant banker. (I mean financially poor, obviously they nearly all have the spiritual richness of a haddock.)
hotstuff1970

Less than minimum wage! I agree with you 100%

I'm a driving instructor in the N.E. and ive commented on a simillar post earlier...some of the quotes about us making money are rib tickling...i charge £18 phr and do on average 35 hours of lessons per week......-petrol -tax(car) insurance,nat insurance,repairs etc
JezUK

Looking into buying the other half some lessons, I just know I wouldn't … Looking into buying the other half some lessons, I just know I wouldn't be the best teacher or have the necessary patience to begin with.Anyone have any recommendations, these look very cheap, perhaps too cheap?

JezUK

Looking into buying the other half some lessons, I just know I wouldn't … Looking into buying the other half some lessons, I just know I wouldn't be the best teacher or have the necessary patience to begin with.Anyone have any recommendations, these look very cheap, perhaps too cheap?



I passed in a week with Surepass. Great company, they sell 'bulk' lesson packages which you can then take as and when you want. So for me, I booked my test for the first cancellation possible and then split 20 hours of lessons over about 6 days.
Paid about 500 quid including both theory and practical test. I'd had lessons in the past, so perhaps these 5 plus a bulk package of 20 would be ideal for the other half if she has little - no experience!
Are people really talking about having 30 to 50 lessons to actually pass !!!!!!!!! MENTAL!! Put in for your test on day one and have 8 tops, and keep going until you pass. I had 4 and passed first time, but I could drive at 14 thx to working on a farm. The misses took 8 and passed first time, my son did not listen, paid for 16 and failed then took 4 more and failed, then 4 more and passed.
I only had 5 or 6 hours and then a test. Why do people need a gazillion hours ?
daughter says thankyou for posting , "smashing" price if you pardon the pun
Has anyone been able to book this?
People fail to understand that learning to drive is a lifelong skill and not just to pass their driving test. Those who comment that they only had 15/20 hours and passed first time; it shows in the level of driving attitude on the roads. Many wouldn't pass their test again if they retook it. You should also understand that the volume of vehicles on the roads have increased during the years and the technology in the cars have also changed. All this has a bearing on being able to cope with handling a car safely. I agree that you could pass your test in 15/20 hours but it means you were able to meet the minimum standards that were needed on the day of the test under the traffic conditions you were faced under. Does that make you a safe driver, hell no!!! Try advanced an driving course. You'll better understand.
I went with 2 of these schools offering this. But they get their money back. Either they dont give you the full hour driving or they simply extend out how many lessons you have by simply slowing what they teach you.
The whole industry is in chaos. The AA state their drivers are fully qualified to top level but there not.
3.1415926

I only had 5 or 6 hours and then a test. Why do people need a gazillion … I only had 5 or 6 hours and then a test. Why do people need a gazillion hours ?


So basically you was driving illegaly or you was getting lessons with a friend then.
Took me 6 Lessons to master the Clutch.
Took 10 to master Correct Gearing &
Took 20 to pass first time.
They don't cover East London
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