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How Much Are Driving Lessons?

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How Much Are Driving Lessons?

The average cost for driving lessons in the UK is £36 per hour.

Hiring a driving instructor to teach you to drive, you will likely spend between £33 and £38 on each lesson. The price of driving lessons can vary greatly by region.

The cost of learning to drive depends on a variety of factors, including the cost of lessons, how much driving experience you already have, and how much private practice you do.


So How Much Should a Driving Instructor Charge For Driving Lessons? 

The price of a driving lesson is only one of the factors that you should consider when making your choice of driving instructor. It’s not like buying a new pair of jeans. Where several retailers will all have the same product and you just shop around for the best deal. 

Driving instructors cannot be compared like for like. They may drive around in similar tuition vehicles. But the instruction they give can vary enormously. Some driving instructors once qualified never take any additional training to keep up with new developments. Can you imagine a Doctor or Nurse never taking further training?

Other driving instructors take part in CPD. Which is continued professional development. This ensures that they are at the forefront of the many changes taking place within the industry.

People often look for a driving Instructor who is “good and cheap”. Unfortunately the two rarely go together as many have found to their cost, but only after wasting hundreds of pounds. 

How Long Is A Driving Lesson?

We Strongly recommend 2-hour Lessons.

Why you ask?

The reason is we believe pupils learn and retain more information of each lesson or subject. You get to practice that subject for longer. When you start getting to the point of being able to drive to the test town, this is where most of your training will take place. So it makes sense to practice in the town your test will be. If you only have 1 hour lessons by the time you have driven there, recapped your last lesson it’s time to come home. And finally you get to test standard in a fraction of the time of 1 hour lessons, our average is around 5 – 6 months to test.

Value for money 

There are driving Instructors who are reliable. Have first class teaching skills. Years of experience, high pass rates and many satisfied customers. These types of Instructors stay busy for a very good reason. Not because they are the cheapest in town. But because their customers learn in fewer lessons and benefit from top teaching skills. 

On the other hand, some driving Instructors still teach old methods and have poor customer service skills.



If you have NEVER driven before and take advantage of our ‘Beginners Deal’ we will give you your first 10 hours for just £320 (£32 per hour) if paid in advance. A Saving of £50 based on our core lesson price of £37ph 

After your initial 10 hours Beginners Deal you can still enjoy a saving if you buy our 10 hour block deal.

  10 Hours Block Paid in Advance   –  £340.00 (£34 per hour)

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Our pricing is simple. Pay in blocks of 10 hours for our best offer and if you've never driven before you can take our popular 'Beginners Deal' to start you off.

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Kick start your driving lessons if you have never driven before.
£320 for your first 10 hours.

Block book driving lessons

Continue to save, by buying driving lessons in blocks of 10 hours.
£340 for each 10 hour block.

2 Hour Driving Lessons

2 Hour Driving Lessons

With 2 hour driving lessons pupils learn and retain more information, practicing each subject longer giving you better understanding. Getting you to test standard in a fraction of the time.

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A Fixed Lesson Time

All our pupils will benefit from a fixed weekly 2 hour slot. This helps you plan your free time knowing your driving lesson will be at the same time and on the same day every week.

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A Money Back Guarantee

We are so confident that you will love both the service and tuition we provide, I will back it up with a Money Back Guarantee should you not be delighted with our service or tuition.

We pride ourselves with our continued success. Read why pupils actually
choose Mark Jordan Driving for their tuition

Customer Review Swadlincote – Lottie Passed 1st Time

Mark Jordan driving school have offered me a wonderful and exciting driving experience and got me to pass 1st time.

I have throughly enjoyed the experience and would recommend to anyone who is worried about learning to drive or just if you want to learn to drive in general.
My instructor Richard Wall gave me confidence and reassurance throughout my time with the driving school.
I liked how friendly and understanding he was towards me and how he gave a clear teaching method of driving that is simple to learn and follow.
The teaching methods are very effective and give you a great understanding of the highway code and the roads.
Overall, I would recommend Mark Jordan driving school to anyone as they offer great lessons with professional, kind and understanding instructors.
Thank you for getting me through my test, I am very grateful.

Lottie – Swadlincote – Google Review

Customer Review Swadlincote – Flynn Passed With ZERO Faults

I did a lot of research to find the best driving school for me and based on people I knew having a good experience I chose Mark Jordan Driving.
Richard who was my instructor put me at ease , he was very patient with me whilst I learnt the basics. The lesson times were flexible around my college course which made it easy to Keep my lessons going. I have now successfully passed my test and I would like to thank Richard and all of the Mark Jordan team for their help. I would definitely recommend Mark Jordan Driving to any of my friends and family!

Flynn – Swadlincote – Google Review

Customer Review Swadlincote – Emily Passed 1st Time

Based on my research behind Mark Jordan Driving School and their very successful pass rate, alongside the many reviews which were highly positive, this influenced my decision when I chose to have lessons with this driving school. I am very pleased with this decision as I thoroughly enjoyed every lesson, and felt I got the correct teaching.
Once my lessons began, I started to recognise how professional and friendly my instructor was. My instructor was Mark Jordan, and he never failed to make me feel comfortable and at ease behind the wheel. I enjoyed his methods of teaching as it was easy to understand and learn, and I never felt under pressure when I got something wrong. I also was pleased with their methods on giving back feedback and the logbook that was filled in at the end of every lesson. I struggle to retain the information, so having the logbooks emailed me to me at the end of every lesson assisted me on my driving journey.
Because I am a slow learner, my expectations before my driving lessons I felt were going to be stressful, I didn’t want my instructor to get impatient with me and pressure me, however I did not get this response at all. Mark was very patient and understanding with me, and I was able to learn to control my nerves and deal with stressful situations safely and effectively.
Overall, I would recommend Mark Jordan Driving School to anyone and everyone. I believe everyone can benefit from their teaching methods and highly professional, and engaging driving instructors. I was able to pass FIRST TIME, with only a few months of lessons!! I do not regret my decision in choosing Mark Jordan Driving School. 
Emily – Swadlincote – Google Review
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Will I Drive on my First Lesson?

You will definitley drive on your first lesson. Your driving instructor will drive you to a quiet and safe area to start and go over some basic training that you will need to perform each time you get in the car, we call this the 'Cockpit Drill'.

Once you are familiar with this they will then give you a full briefing about driving the car and get you to have a go whilst they talk you through every step of the way.

You can download our FREE PDF that will go into more detail about your first lesson.

Your first driving lesson is the start of our 'Accelerated Learning System' to help you to test in the shortest time, saving you money and frustration along the way.

How Many Lessons Per Week?

We strongly recommend having 2 hour lessons.

By having a 2 hour lesson you will learn far more and be test ready in half the time.

Taking a regular 2 hour lesson once a week will give you more time to practice the subject you are currently learning, you retain the information better and as mentioned you will be test ready sooner.

If you book with us your chosen lesson slot will be the same time and day every week so you can plan your free time knowing your driving lesson will always be the same.

What is Your 1st Time Pass Rate?

We are very proud of our 1st time pass rate and our driving instructors deserve a lot of credit for their hard work.

Its impossible to give the exact % as we have tests almost every day so it will continually change.

You only have to read our reviews here on our site and also on Google to see how happy our pupils have been with both our service and their lessons.

We want you to choose the right driving school for your tuition and not to become one of the 30% of local pupils who change their instructor half way through their tuition.

Do You Offer Block Bookings?


We strongly recommend booking in blocks of 10 hours. This will give you a discount of £8 per lesson based on our pay weekly price. If you have paid for 10 hours and decide you need to stop for whatever reason we will happily refund any credit you have remaining.

How Many Lessons Will I Need?

It's really hard to know until you start your lessons .

Using our 'Accelerated Learning System' we find pupils achieve test standard sooner rather than later.

If you book lessons in blocks of 10 hours and at the end of those 10 hours you feel you are not ready, book another 10 and so on until you feel ready and feel you are a safe driver.

If you book in 10's and end up taking your test with paid hours still  left over, we will happily refund the remainder.

Do You Pick Up Or Do I Meet You?

All our instructors will pick up and drop off locally. We can pick up after college or work and drop you back at home. Pick up from home and drop off at work or college.

As long as it is local we will even drop you off for your dentist or hair appointment in town.

As long as you let your instructor know at the beginning of the lesson or text them the day before they will be happy to help.

Why Choose
Mark Jordan Driving

  • Fully qualified instructors offering the best rated, trusted and recommended tuition and driving lessons in Swadlincote.
  • Manual and Automatic teachers providing affordable packages, block bookings and refresher lessons.
  • Many Students search driving lessons near me. But we pick up and drop off in the local area, so we don’t have to be the nearest.
  • Which tutor do you choose, when some instructors are cheap and lack reviews?
  • It’s often a big mistake to choose driving schools in Swadlincote who are the cheapest and buy on price alone. It may cost more to learn in the long run.
  • We are nearby for new drivers and highly rated by our customers which is great news.

Mark Jordan Driving School have been offering driving lessons in Swadlincote since 2012. And have built a reputation of being your local, friendly and patient driving school in the Swadlincote area by new drivers.

Driving Lessons Near Me

Many customers search for driving lessons near me. But we pick up and drop off in the local area, so we don’t have to be the nearest. Customers will benefit from local family values which has helped with the tremendous success rate of the school. Along with the extremely popular ‘Beginners Deal’ and ‘Money Back Guarantee’ that has been running since 2012.

Safety in Mind

With fully qualified driving instructors in Swadlincote all operating in the local Burton area including Tutbury, Rolleston and surrounding villages. Who have all been DBS checked and registered for your safety. This means they will be on the register of approved driving instructors ADI. There is also a choice of both male and female driving instructors depending on your preference that offer advice for nervous learners looking to start their first driving lessons. You will also be able to choose between manual and automatic cars with affordable packages. Including bundles, block bookings and deals for beginners. Refresher sessions are also available for fully qualified licence holders, should you wish to brush up on your driving skills.

Goal Setting

The driving tuition offered is client centred, that means you are not told what you are going to do. But you will be able to discuss a plan of action that you are comfortable with. A good example of this would be, where the teacher suggests that a rural drive would be appropriate at your stage of learning within the syllabus. But you may feel that you are not quite ready, and you may prefer to revisit a previous subject for your own reassurance before moving on.

Is ‘Cheap’ Best?

Many students and parents wrongly assume that all driving schools and instructors are the same. And this couldn’t be further from the truth. The practice of simply choosing lessons on price alone and looking for the cheapest is fast changing. As so many people are now turning to customer reviews to seek the top tutors before making a purchase. Whether it’s the pupil that is paying for their tuition with their own hard-earned money. Or a parent that has been tasked with finding suitable driving lessons in Burton with a reputable training provider. They will both want the best and most compatible tutor to ensure a successful outcome.

Be careful not to fall into the trap of choosing private instruction on a near me basis. As almost all tutors will offer a pick up and drop off service within the local area and choosing the nearest or nearby is not necessary. It would be wise to seek out those that are top rated, trusted and recommended by previous students.

Finally we DO NOT attempt to compete with “Cheap” driving lessons but compete with customer success.

Your goal is to pass 1st Time, it’s our goal too.

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