01268-757166 Pass First Time With DPA Teaching Since 1979
 01268-757166Pass First Time With DPA Teaching Since 1979

Legal Notice

Name of Organisation

David Phillips Associates



Mr David Phillips


Contact Details

Tel:  01268 757166

E-mail: drive@dpasom.com


Regulatory Authority

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency



The contract for driving tuition is solely between you and your Instructor. You and your Instructor are responsible for agreeing all matters relating to the timing, location and duration of individual lessons. You must notify your Instructor of any matters which affect your ability or entitlement to undertake driving tuition.


It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the appropriate driving licence prior to the commencement of your tuition. Your tuition is governed by a contract between you and your Instructor. Accordingly, you and your Instructor are responsible for arranging the date, time, pick-up location and duration of your lessons.


Payments and Lesson

You must pay for any tuition at least  48 hours before the start of the lesson by using one of the following methods:


  • Payment by Cash or Direct Bank Transfer or DPA gift voucher directly with your instructor.



DPA accept responsibility for payments made by you to your Instructor directly ball acceptable payment methods listed above, only if your Instructor has signed your appointment card to show receipt of payment for lessons. DPA accepts no responsibility for any payments made directly to instructors without a signed appointment card showing receipt of payment.

Privacy policy

DPA knows that you care how information about you is used and shared and we appreciate your trust in us.


We do not share customer details with any 3rd parties.


Your responsibility

You must treat your Instructor with respect and follow your Instructor’s reasonable requests and instructions at all times. Your Instructor retains the
right to cancel or stop at any time, all tuition should this condition not be met. 
DPA will provide fully qualified DVSA approved ADI Instructors only.


Your instructor’s responsibility


Your instructor will


(1) Provide you with driving tuition at the hourly rate communicated to you from time to time.

(2) Recommend what are, in their opinion, the most appropriate training methods and aids to help you study for your theory and hazard perception test.

(3) Design a course of lessons to match your specific driving and learning needs.

(4) Provide a presentable, properly maintained, dual controlled car for each lesson.

(5) Give you relevant feedback during your lesson and record your progress in your DPA record card.

(6) Monitor your progress, advise and recommend what is, in their opinion, the appropriate time to book your Thoery/Practical test.

(7) Provide training on a one-to-one basis with no other learner in the car.

(8) At all times conduct themselves in a professional manner including.


a. being courteous and considerate to you.

b. avoiding physical contact except in an emergency

c. restricting mobile phone use to emergencies or for your benefit.

(9) Reserve the right to cancel a lesson or finish a lesson early on the grounds of road safety.

(10) Should your Instructor for whatever reason be unable to comply with their obligations to you, DPA reserve the right to arrange for an alternative
Instructor to provide you with some or all of your driving tuition.

(11) Your Instructor will carry the appropriate motor insurance for tuition at all times.



Lesson or Course Cancellation Policy


You must give DPA or your Instructor a minimum of 48 hours notice
if you wish to cancel or re-arrange a driving lesson (by text or mobile phone, direct to your instructor or by telephone to the DPA office (01268-757166) otherwise you will be liable to pay 100% of the cancelled lesson fee.
Where you have pre-paid for a block of lessons and do not wish to continue with your training DPA will refund any outstanding amount using the following criteria-:


All lessons taken within the block will be re-charged at the standard hourly rate prevailing at the time of cancelation, a refund of the remaining balance will be made by direct Bank transfer/cheque within 7 days of the claim being verified by DPA. You may claim a refund on any unused lessons, provided that the claim is made within six months of the purchase date of the lessons.

Lessons booked but not taken will remain valid for 6 months from the day of purchase.


Gift Cards and Vouchers


Gift Cards and vouchers have no cash value and have to be redeemed against tuition. Giftcards and voucher's are not transferable and are valid for 6 months from the date of purchase.


Nothing in these terms and conditions will affect any statutory rights
you have as a consumer.


Law applying to terms and conditions

These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of England and




Vehicles are fitted with Internal/external CCTV and audio recording equipment.

Take a look at our free guide to driving

DPA Guide to driving 3.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [132.5 KB]



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