How much are driving lessons?

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RicottaPancakes Fri 28-Jul-17 20:56:32

I've been trying to google how much driving lessons are, but no driving school seems to have prices on their website! Does anyone know how much lessons are? Thanks :-)

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AwfulSomething Fri 28-Jul-17 20:58:03

It's very much dependent on location. I am paying £25 per hour, the norm in my area.

ReinettePompadour Fri 28-Jul-17 20:58:34

Depends where you are. Theres a driving instructor over the road. Its says on his car that you can book 10 x 30 minute lessons for £85 and £10 per 30 minutes additional lesson bookings.

MrsJayy Fri 28-Jul-17 21:00:41

I am paying£25 a lesson for Dd i guess you need to contact instructors and ask around

caffeinestream Fri 28-Jul-17 21:54:19

Only available in two hour blocks here - I pay £52 for two hours.

iklboo Fri 28-Jul-17 21:56:08

DH charges £22 per hour.

RicottaPancakes Fri 28-Jul-17 22:06:14

Thanks that's really helpful. I have sent an enquiry to a school, but it's good to know what's the average. It's cheaper than music lessons!

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OhYouBadBadKitten Fri 28-Jul-17 22:24:50

£27/ hour for dds. It's a lot but when I think of petrol, tax, insurance and what she is doing to the poor cars clutch, it's probably rather good value.

youredeadtomesteven Fri 28-Jul-17 22:26:56

£50 for 2 hours.

Scotlass Fri 28-Jul-17 22:34:48

DD's were £25 for one or £220 if you block booked and paid for 10, West of Scotland

Scotlass Fri 28-Jul-17 22:35:36

Driving instructor said average is 30-40 lessons required

delilahbucket Fri 28-Jul-17 22:43:41

I paid £20 an hour. Be wary of those where the first five lessons are £10 or something equally as cheap. This is generally a ploy to hook you in and you are taught very little in those cheap lessons. My driving instructor used to work for RED and he said they were encouraged get as many lessons as they could out of each pupil.

iklboo Sat 29-Jul-17 10:53:38

Agree about some of the mega cheap ones. DH has had quite a few pupils come to him from those who've said they learned more in their first two hour lesson with him than they had in 20+ lessons with El Cheapo. One girl hadn't even started learning manoeuvres and was still doing 'turn left' circuits of quiet streets.

Make sure they have a green DSA badge as well. This means they're fully qualified & registered to teach.

leonardthelemming Sat 29-Jul-17 11:33:02

what she is doing to the poor cars clutch

I was a driving instructor for about 20 years. First with a medium-sized driving school (20 cars) and then as an independent. What I found was that it wasn't the clutch that tended to wear out, but the starter motor...

OhYouBadBadKitten Sat 29-Jul-17 13:42:37

it was a joke Leonard, I've not seen her drive yet. She's only had a few lessons.

LoveBeingAMum555 Sat 29-Jul-17 15:45:25

Lessons here are about £25 an hour, slightly cheaper if you buy a block. DS has just passed his test. Spent £800 on lessons, including tests, thankfully passed first time. First car and insurance £2000 but this is the only way that he can do his apprenticeship so glad we could help him out!

safariboot Tue 01-Aug-17 02:35:47

I learnt a couple of years ago and I think it was £22.50 an hour. So £20-25 / hr is typical range. Less and I'd wonder why the instructor was so cheap, more and it'd seem kind of pricey.

Watch out for prices quoted 'per lesson' that turn out to be short lessons. IMHO 2 hours is a good length for a lesson. I needed to get from home to where I'd be learning, quiet estates early on then the test areas when I was more advanced, so a 1 hour lesson would mean less time spent doing what I really needed to do, and the cheeky scammy 45-minute lessons would be hopeless.

I took a two-hour lesson once a week, with no opportunity for other practice, and it took me about a year from start to test pass (on the second go). Add in test fees and it probably cost me about £2500 in total. If you can do lessons more often you'll probably need fewer of them, but of course that increases the money and time spent per week, and if you can practice in a family car that could cut the lessons needed by about a third I reckon.

safariboot Tue 01-Aug-17 02:37:11

(Oh, and I was learning in my late 20s. Teenagers on average learn quicker. But then get charged a fortune by the insurance companies if they want to actually own a car, but that's another discussion.)

WaxOnFeckOff Tue 01-Aug-17 08:59:36

I'm just looking to get DS1 started and £25 per hour seems to be about the average (central Scotland). It's also only about and extra £100 to get him added to my car as a learner but I'll leave that to DH. You can also hire a dual control car from Arnold Clark round our way which is maybe a better option.

As an aside, a local instructor was recommended to me but I happened to be behind him yesterday (only one person in car) and he was speeding in the 20 zone and went a flier at the traffic lights so I said to DH that I wasn't keen. He said that that doesn't mean he isn't a good instructor but I said it shows poor judgement. DH thinks IABU.

BackforGood Fri 04-Aug-17 00:16:04

£23 - £25 here.

You do see the odd car driving around with some 'hook them in' low starter price, but I would certainly ask around for recommendations - if you don't know anybody that has learned to drive yourself, even a shout out on Facebook is better than starting with no recommendation. The 'low cost, entice them in' folk have the reputation of aiming to keep people paying for lessons for as long as possible.

gamerchick Fri 04-Aug-17 00:22:49

I pay 190 quid for 10 hours as a block, I don't know how much it is per hour. Really you need word of mouth.

Floofborksnootandboop Fri 04-Aug-17 15:45:54

£25 an hour

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