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The DVSA have produced a range of Standard Operating Procedures for testing and training key workers in the safest manner possible. These measures include:

Ensuring that the car is adequately ventilated, ensuring the instructors' window is open, further requesting that the pupil has their window at least partially open.

Taking measures to thoroughly wipe down all surfaces that have been touched by the instructor or anyone else between lessons.

The wearing of Nitrite gloves as well as offering them for the pupil, in addition to a plentiful supply of hand sanitizer in the vehicle.

Not to allow any accompanying people to sit in the back during lessons, and to only use the car for lessons, not personal use.

We have been carrying out key worker lessons and tests following these precautions but it is clear that it is not always be possible to maintain social distancing in a vehicle...

...Therfore it is quite understandable for the pupil to wear a mask should they choose to. It has been decided, however, that the use of masks by instructors could lead to commands being misheard or misunderstood.

The above precautions have been initiated because of present uncertainty of when or if a vaccine will be available. We trust that this will help you to decide when to restart your driving.

If you're unsure about these guidelines or if you're suited to lessons at this time, please contact us directly.

See also: Automotive Air Cleansing Unit

Gift Cards & Special Offers

Gift cards are a great way to surprise that special someone for any number of occasions. They are individually numbered, dated, signed and cross-referenced; must not be copied. Each gift card equates to one (1) lesson, however, any number can be purchased. With regret the number of 'reduced / intoduction rate' gift cards offering a small saving per lesson are limited to two for any one 'first time' candidate / learner - regardless how many family members and/or friends might like to contribute. See also: Pricing for other / block booking and saving options; refer below for Cancellation Policy.

Lesson Cancellation Policy

Where a driving lesson has been pre-booked and the pupil is unable to attend their session, at least forty-eight (48) hours notice is required to avoid a cancellation charge.

If a pupil does not attend a pre-booked session, the full charge for that lesson will be invoiced, i.e. if the required notice is not given, then the learner is liable for the full fee. See also: Pre-paid / Block Booking Policy below.

Pre-paid / Block Booking Policy

If sessions have been pre-paid, e.g. a block booking of lessons, then a commitment by both the instructor and pupil has been entered into.

If a pupil wishes to discontinue with pre-paid lessons, a refund will not unfortunately be possible and/or should a student simply opt to terminate their block booking for any reason, with regret a refund cannot be given due to the initial allocation of lesson spaces.

Regular cancellation of lessons might also result in loss of space for future bookings. It is the responsibility of the learner to be aware of the above individual policies as well as all the following school terms and conditions when booking driving lessons.

Terms and Conditions

Mick James School of Motoring cannot be held responsible for disruption to candidate training due to unforeseen mechanical breakdown, but will of course endeavour to find a replacement vehicle as soon as possible.

Mick James School of Motoring has a strict no smoking policy within vehicles and affiliated buildings, e.g. the test centre.

Mick James School of Motoring is committed to equal opportunities policy and practice and will ensure that all its employees and clients, actual and potential, are treated equally and as individuals regardless of age, disability, ethnic or national origin, gender, marital or parental status, political belief, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Mick James School of Motoring is committed to providing candidates with a dual-controlled clean and tidy roadworthy car at all times.

Mick James School of Motoring reserves the right to withdraw the use of the tuition car on the day of the test if in his considered expert opinion the candidate is not up to the required test standard.

With regret, if cancelling, forty-eight (48) hours notice must be given to avoid being charged at the full hourly lesson rate.

Internet Policy

Visitors are encouraged to use this website, however given an understanding that data available is tentative. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided is accurate and up-to-date, it does not constitute legal or other professional commitment or advice.

Links Policy

This website may include links to other sites. Please note that we 'Mick James School of Motoring' cannot be held responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites, and that we encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site to read the privacy statements of each and every website that may collect personally identifiable information. While the privacy policy found here applies only to this website, Mick James School of Motoring do not automatically collect and/or gather information through this site.

Privacy Policy

We are committed to respecting and protecting the privacy of visitors to our website as well as the privacy of our clients. We have established procedures to protect your privacy and we uphold them forcefully.

Where relevant, data collected is confidential and held only in the interest of our clients and any such information might conceivably relate specifically to legal matters, billing and client contact. Where appropriate, we make every effort to ensure its security and to treat this information responsibly.

Clients' information is not made available to any third party less where necessary in the normal course of our business or where the law stipulates that such information should be made available, to identify, make contact with or bring legal action against someone who may be causing harm or interfering with the rights or property of Mick James School of Motoring, its associates or its clients.

We will only ever use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which information was collected. Users will be notified if at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected.

Changes to Policy

If we opt to change our privacy policy, we will post notice of these changes on our website to ensure users are always aware of any updates, and/or where circumstances dictate that we must disclose information.


If you have any questions about the security at our website, please contact us.


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