Learner costs to become fully qualified
According to new research it will cost the average learner £2,741 to gain their full qualification.
The average cost of a driving lesson is now £25.00, and with the DSA (Driving Standards Agency) recommending 47 hours of tuition under the supervision of a professional instructor, the total cost of lessons for a learner will be £1,175.00.
However, the DSA also recommends 22 hours of private practice under the supervision of a friend or family member who is over the age of 21 and has at least 3 years of driving experience.
This is where the biggest expense will be accrued as it is a legal requirement for the learner driver to be featured in a car insurance policy covering the vehicle they will be practising in. Data suggests that the average driver between the ages of 17-19 pays approximately £1,42.00 per year for motor insurance cover.
There are a number of other expenses to be considered as well, including the cost of actually taking the mandatory theory and practical tests. Even if the learner passes both of these first time, it will still cost £92.00 to complete the tests.
The Drive4Life team will always try to keep the learning costs reasonable but these costs are not fixed and depends on the speed of learning of the pupil. When the learning of skills are complete then Drive4Life ensure that the pupil gets as much driving experience as possible to get them ready for future driving.
Another variable cost to the pupil when passed their test is the option of Pass Plus when is an optional course taken with your Drive4Life instructor taking in night and motorway driving. The Drive4Life instructor will ALWAYS encourage the pupil to do at least two hours motorway driving but unfortunately these options are rarely taken due the above costs incurred by the pupil.