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Last Revised: 19.09.2017
Option2drive.co.uk
Terms and Conditions

SUMMARY OF MEANINGS AND TERMS

In this agreement we as Option2drive.co.uk have outlined the terms of our driving instructor training program meaning that we must use this in any cases or for reference purposes and evidence. Meanings: 1. when we refer to ADI we mean "Approved Driving Instructor".    2. When we refer to PDI we mean "Potential Driving Instructor".   3. When we refer to DVSA we mean: Driver Vehicle Standards Agency.  4. When we refer to ORDIT we mean: Official Register of Driving Instructor Training.   5. When we refer to part 1, 2 and 3, we mean the qualification process.   6. Services: meaning what we provide, as to the ADI Theory, Practical test and Instructional test. 7. You, Meaning you as a trainee.   8. We, meaning us as a business/driving School or such manager.

DVSA PRE- APPROVAL

​Before you can train to become an approved driving instructor you must have been accepted by the DVSA, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency to apply for your CRB Criminal Record Bureau which you must not have any criminal convictions within the past 6 years, and you hold a full valid UK license with no more than 3 penalty points.  

You must also be a fit and proper person and be over the age of 21 and be able to read a number plate from 28.5m in distance.

TERMINATION OF AGREEMENT AND PAYMENTS

We would only consider termination if we had reasons to do so such as, you did not attend for training without any notification on two or more occasions or if you failed on the 3rd attempt at part 3 of your qualifying process in which you can only re-apply after two years from the date you were unsuccessful. We reserve the right to terminate such training which has been booked by you and trainer for any outstanding payments which are owed in connection of training of our driving instructor services.

We would expect that you would tell us if there is any change to your circumstances such as medical conditions or any changes to your driving license in which if given false information or we are not informed of any changes during the time of training with us, we reserve the right to terminate this agreement and would retain any funds you have paid to us for training in which you would not be refunded as we take this matter very seriously in due respect of our terms of training and commitment to you.  If you do have any changes in your circumstances i.e. medical or licensing issues where notice is given to Option2drive.co.uk within the first instance or within 24 hours of receiving such information we would consider refunding any training fees which are in credit - which we have the right to ask for evidence of written confirmation e.g. from your GP or licensing authorities.  If we feel your reasons are justifiable then a refund would be considered if you have paid in full or part payments towards your training course where you may still have funds left in credit.   However you will have to allow up to 30 days before a refund is considered.

If a refund is considered we charge a fee of £80.00 for any administration costs and if any of our materials are damaged on return this could incur a deduction fee from your “material deposit” fee of £50 for all materials leased to you in your possession.

SUPPLYING OUR DETAILS TO YOU ONCE SIGNED


Before undertaking any training with us we would ask you to sign our agreement that you agree of the -terms set out in this agreement.   For example, for part 1, 2, and 3 we would only start the ADI training once money is received from you for our service product if in full or if you choose the “pay as you train” option.  If you have chosen to pay for the full course which we can provide you with our sort code and -account details upon your request once you have signed these terms of agreement.    Once we have received the funds for your training we would send you a receipt of payment for your records.  If you prefer to choose the “pay as you train” option, we will request the payment to be made at the start of each and every lesson or usually between 48 and 72 hours before the training date takes place to guarantee the booking.   Failure to comply with payment terms we reserve the right to reject your booking with us and deem this as “not booked”, “not confirmed” from our booking online diary.  We can also terminate you from taking any further training with us if we deem that you do not comply with the “pay as you train” payment options.  We can accept cheque payments however this can delay your training offered until funds have cleared into our business account and can take up to 3 or 4 working days to clear depending on your bank so we recommend online payments via our website which is safe and secure and SSL protected.   

TRAINING RECORDS & EVIDENCE

When training with us you will receive an evidence sheet of hours which are scheduled between you and your instructor for training days, times and subjects covered and any payments received so you can keep track of your records for recent training events and payments.   It is your trainers responsibility to make sure this information is kept up to date which complies with the ORDIT regulations and schemes so training can be of most effective so that evidence of objectives and progress made have been noted and what areas may need to be developed for trainer and trainee records.  All copies will be handed over to the trainee for their learning development records or can be emailed over via our online progress portal if you would rather receive this information by email which this can be quicker and the more affective.


YOUR NON-COMMITMENT TO US


If you have not started your training with us as yet, and wish not to continue for whatever reason we also have a cooling off period of up to 7 working days from the date you have made a full payment if paying in full for the full course is given which we will refund you the full amount however once you have started your training we can only refund your remaining credits that you have left if we believe you have a legitimate reason to cancel.    PDI licenses must have our establishment name when training with us due to ORDIT terms however you can still train with us but we reserve to right not to sign off completed hours until there is evidence of an establishment change-over.

Check out our training rates: 
Find rates on our website page:  www.option2drive.co.uk/instructor-pricing.html

ROAD SAFETY

We reserve the right to withdraw our training vehicles for the driving practical element or the ability to instruct on part 3 if we feel you’re not at the required standard.  


If you’re involved in a road traffic incident whilst out on a part 2 or 3, we may charge you for any damage sustained to the vehicle whilst in your custody that our insurance policy does not cover.


RESULTS

When you take your ADI part 2 practical tests, we would require the date you took the test, regardless of successful or unsuccessful we would need you to send us a copy of the DL25 form for proof to info@option2drive.co.uk

TRAINING MATERIALS

We are not obliged to provide you with any such materials until we receive payment from your training or deposits.  Once we receive funds for our material’s  we will then provide you with materials for whichever part you are currently studying for, i.e. if you’re studying for part 2, we would supply you those materials for part 2 studies only.   It is your responsibility to keep these in good condition with great care.  We will charge you for any loss or damages of our materials whilst in your possession which are our property and this could be deducted from the deposit funds you have paid us or in your training costs.

BOOKING TESTS

You will book your part 1 test with the DVSA online services.   Any issues with booking this test should be taken up with the DVSA on 0300 200 1122.
Part 2

Before we can start training on part 2 you must have passed the ADI part 1 (theory) element, with evidence of your pass certificate with date and time and location of test centre.  We would not commence any or part of part 2 training until payment has been received and evidence of passing the part 1 of the first qualifying process.

You must achieve a very high standard on part 2 which is set out on the part 2 guidelines on the direct.gov website, for this part we will offer you a tuition vehicle which is optional or you may use your own vehicle if the standard vehicle requirements fit the criteria.   If for whatever reason there is a fault with our vehicle(s) on your part 2, or 3 qualifying tests we would book your next test FREE of charge as the vehicle is our responsibility and not yours.   However if your late for your tests, i.e. due to travel or sickness or for whatever reason etc. you would lose your test fee and you would be required to pay for the hire of the car even if you did not make the allocated test time or use the car on test as this is the instructors time.  

Part 3


We will not train you for part 3 until you have passed part 2, the driving element before starting the part 3 processes with you.

Once we have received all materials for part 1 and 2, and received payment for part 3 we will then issue you the part 3 materials to start the ADI examination process, to see more on the National Standards of the ADI code of practice you can refer to the Direct.gov website.   We will provide you with a tuition car at an affordable rate for the part 3 qualifying process and provide you with no more than 40 hours training for this part unless additional hours are agreed between you and trainer.   For this part we have an e-link which we will give you access too once you are on your part 3 element. There you will learn and study from home with all relevant materials in relation to part 3 inc. the PST’s which are soon to be replaced by the NEW Standards Check  testing format which is proposed around mid-October.

DVSA TEST FEES

All training with us does not include any of the DVSA test fees or registration fees as this would be separate.

To know more about the DVSA badge and registration fees you can visit their website.

ABOUT FREE VEHICLE HIRE

There is a fee of using our vehicle for hire for the practical and teaching ability elements which you will find on our "instructor price page".   However if you choose to pay in full for the full course then the vehicle is FREE for hire on the first attempt only at part 2 and the same for part 3, if you were not successful on the first attempts at either part then you will be required to pay the rate of the vehicle hire set out on our website unless using your own vehicle for part 2 then you will have the vehicle to use without charge for 2 attempts on part 3 if you were not successful on your first attempt.

S. Hussein (Sonny)

​Managing Director of:
Option2drive.co.uk


 
Complaints Procedure:

ORDIT Team 
Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency 
The Axis Building 
112 Upper Parliament Street 
Nottingham 
NG1 6LP 

Above are out Terms & Conditions to become an approved driving instructor and we serve Waltham Abbey, Loughton, Enfield and Epping and surrounding areas.