Terms And Conditions

Terms and Conditions

These ‘Terms and Conditions’ establish the basis upon which all regular driving lessons and intensive driving courses are offered to our customers by the Capital Driver Training group, i.e.(The Capital Driving School, Capital Intensives, The Belfast City Driving School)
When booking a driving lesson or an intensive driving course with Capital Driver Training all pupils agree to abide by the following terms and conditions. Your intensive driving course can not begin without your acceptance of these terms. The Capital Driver Training contract of service is between the pupil concerned and his or her driving instructor. Capital Driver Training shall be referred to as CDT throughout the rest of this document.

Test Cancellations:
The DSA require four working days notice to cancel a practical driving test to avoid forfeiting the driving test fee. Failure to provide the required notice will result in the loss of your test fee. Your ‘CDT’ instructor cannot be held responsible for any postponement or cancellation of tests by the DVSA.

Use Of Instructors Car:
If your driving instructor deems that your driving ability has not reached the required standard to sit a DVSA practical driving test (for any reason) your instructor reserves the right to refuse use of their car for the said test. The safety of the public, your driving examiner, and all other road users must be of primary importance. Your CDT driving instructor will do all in their power to help you achieve the required standard.

If any driving lesson or intensive driving course is cancelled (or part therof) the full fee to cover that lesson or course is still payable in full to your CDT driving instructor. Your CDT driving instructor will have booked your course into his or her schedule forsaking other work that the instructor might have booked in otherwise. If the CDT driving instructor can source alternative work to cover the said period of time then your training fees may be refunded. This is at the discretion of your driving instructor. If a pupil cancels a standard driving lesson without giving the required 48 hours notice for any reason it is agreed that CDT will not refund any monies paid.

Semi-Intensive and Intensive Driving Courses cannot be cancelled for any reason without giving two weeks notice. Cancellation requests must be made via email to info@edinburgh-drivinglessons.co.uk.
Two weeks notice is required to cancel any intensive driving course to avoid having to pay the fees due in full. In situations where compassion is required your CDT driving instructor may offer you a gesture of goodwill at their discretion.


Guaranteed Pass Courses:

The Guaranteed Pass Course fee must be paid in full before commencement of the course. Payment can be made by Paypal or Bank Transfer. The Guaranteed Pass Course cannot be cancelled by the customer for any reason- the fee is non-refundable. Your allocated driving instructor needs to reserve a substantial period of time in their diary to cover your course.

In most circumstances you will receive driving lessons until you pass the practical test. We will pay for unlimited practical driving tests until you pass. You will not pay any other fees until you pass and achieve your driving licence.


If after 70 hours of driving tuition the customer has not reached the required standard to safely sit a practical driving test it is deemed that said customer may never reach the required standard. At this point your course will end as no further progress will be made. No refund will be given.

If at any point the customers driving or behaviour leads to repeated dangerous situations the driving instructor may cancel your course. A refund may be given in this instance. Refunds are calculated as follows:

Any lessons given will be charged at the normal hourly rate. The total cost of the lessons taken will be subtracted from your course fee. The balance will be given as a refund.

If a customer is unable to progress through the manual driving course content a switch to an automatic vehicle will be offered after 30 hours of tuition and again after 40 hours of tuition. This cannot be offered after more than 40 hours of tuition have been received.

Your course may be cancelled if more than four weeks has passed between driving lessons. This is at your driving instructors discretion.