As we specialise in arranging short notice tests, we are not able to guarantee which test centre your practical test will be held at. We always try for the closest, but this is not always possible.
All courses booked with Swift Drive, are under the provision that you understand you are forming a contract between yourself and the instructor, in regards to delivery of the course and its hours. The instructor is a self-employed franchisee of Swift Drive. Any balance payment dispute, claim or discussion, regarding tuition, course hours or any other issues should therefore be taken up with the instructor. The company cannot be held liable for any compensation claim from either instructor or student, nor can it be held responsible for any traffic law violation on the part of either instructor or the student.
Deposit payments include, where applicable, theory test fee, practical test fee, booking and administration fees and are inclusive of VAT.
Balance payments are made to the individual instructors carrying out the course and do not include VAT.
It is the student’s responsibility to notify Swift Drive of the following when making a booking:
If you choose to commence your course in a manual car, you will have to complete the course, as the instructor has allocated his/her time for you. You will not be able to change to an automatic.
Swift Drive will not be held responsible for a pupil not providing any relevant information that could affect either the driving course or driving test.
Failure to forward your theory certificate number and date of passing, the fact that you have failed the theory or failure to respond to any reminders will mean that we may well be unable to book a practical for the final day of your course.
We generally require at least 2 weeks in between theory test and practical course.
Your driving test may be arranged for any day of your course week.
If you fail your theory test we/you will attempt to book another before your practical course, but pleas be aware this greatly reduces the amount of time we have to book your practical test, which may mean you will be unable to have your practical test on the final day of the course.
If you were to fail the theory test, (or not take it for whatever reason), the practical course will still go ahead except for the final day, which we will hold back until you have passed the theory. This is at the discretion of the instructor taking the course.
If you do not go ahead with the original course date, your deposit will be forfeit.
Your eyesight must be up to standard. If you are unable to read a number plate from the required distance, the instructor may refuse to allow you to drive.
It will be at the instructors discretion as to whether the course hours for that week will be forfeit, at such short notice, as they have it scheduled in their diary and you may lose your practical test fee, if too late to cancel. You will need to discuss this with your instructor. It is highly advisable to have your eyesight checked before beginning any course.
If the student cannot take their theory test due to not having the correct licence, the instructor reserves the right to go ahead with the majority of the training, reserving some, for when the theory test has been taken and passed.
You must also hold a valid provisional licence for the category B - Car Licence. If you do not reach the required standard by your test day, you may be refused the use of our instructor's car incurring the loss of test fee. The instructor's decision is final.
If you were to fail the theory test, (or not take it for whatever reason), the practical course will still go ahead except for the final day, which we will hold back until you have passed the theory. This is at the discretion of the instructor taking the course. (we will try to book another theory test asap, at an additional cost). If you do not go ahead with the original course date, your deposit will be forfeit.
We organise courses so that in general there is a sufficient gap between the theory test and practical course to give us time to organise the practical test. If you fail the theory test we will attempt to organise another theory test before the practical course, but this will reduce the chance of getting your practical test to coincide with your course dates.
Swift Drive cannot be held responsible for bad weather cancellation of tests. We will try our best to reschedule to suit both the pupil and instructor, but please be aware this can in some instances lead to delays.
Swift Drive does not teach test routes, or areas, instead we teach you how to drive, being able to recognise different situations and how to deal with different types of junctions.
Availability of courses and instructors shown on the site is meant as a guide only. We reserve the right to offer alternate dates and instructors. Our instructors may be from a different area to the one you live in.
Any toll charges, congestion charges are to paid by the student, in cash to the instructor. The present charge for the London congestion zone being £8 / day.
Swift Drive reserves the right to refuse a course booking for whatever reason.
Note - We cannot guarantee a driving test for the end of your driving course, however Swift Drive currently has a 99% success rate of achieving this.
If after the initial 48hr course, the instructor considers it would be dangerous for the pupil to take the practical test, the student will have to pay for additional lessons until they reach a safe standard. Once they have taken the first test, the 3 retest days then become valid.
The pupil must inform us of any condition, circumstance or previous history which might make it effectively, almost impossible to pass the test. Failure to do so may invalidate the guarantee.
If you choose to commence your course in a manual car, you will not be able to change to an automatic.
The pupil must make themselves available at reasonable notice for retest dates for the guarantee to remain effective. (ie. stating you are only available 1 Saturday every month will invalidate the guarantee). Failure to be available to retake a test within 12 weeks will invalidate the guarantee.
If the pupil refuses three reasonable test dates, then the guarantee will be invalidated.
If you fail your driving test after taking one of our courses of 30hrs or above, we will pay for your next driving test.
We will book and pay for the first test available at your previous test centre and send through to you the test booking together with the link and details of how to alter.
If you wish to upgrade to a 6hr retest course or above, you must contact us to pay the difference between the cost of the practical test and the deposit for the course of your choice.
There is no cash alternative.
We will only pay for the 1st retest.
To qualify for the free retest - you must have reached test standard and have taken the driving test at the end of your course.
We will only alter the test as part of another course.
Free retest applies only to courses booked on or after Monday 15th August 2016.