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    Why it is more cost-effective to learn to drive with Alpha 1 Orpington Driving School


At Alpha 1 Orpington Driving School we tailor driving lessons to the needs of our clients - not ours. We consistently demonstrate the lowest number of driving lesson hours to successful driving test. We will not waste your time and money by agreeing for you to take driving tests that you are unlikely to pass. You will be pushed you at the fastest pace we believe you can manage towards readiness, for your driving test

Many less scrupulous driving instructors hold their clients back and keep them paying for driving lessons for longer, and will get them to take several driving tests before they have a realistic chance at being successful

    Alpha 1 Orpington Driving School will never do this

At Alpha 1 Orpington Driving School our average number of driving lesson hours to successful test is currently (in the last year): 29.3 hrs , the national average (last data from DVSA) is 47.5 hrs.

At £25/hour, Orpington Alpha 1 Driving School will save you (47.5 - 34.2) x 25 = £332 on average

Unlike Orpington Alpha 1, most driving schools are not transparent about how much you are likely to pay for your driving lessons
With Alpha 1, an average pupil will pay 34.2 (av hours) x 25 (daytime rate) = £855
Compare this with 5Day.co.uk where the starting payment (as at 01/12/2019) = £1,024

Alpha 1 Orpington Driving School offer very similar starter deals as most other driving schools. At the first lesson you will be given mostly verbal instruction (Safety and Controls) in a car park, without the engine running. Since there is a low fuel cost, we pass the saving onto you...

You should be careful that some driving schools operate 45 or 50 minute driving lessons so beware if they quote £/lesson rather than £/hour. Also ensure they offer a 60 minute hour. At Alpha 1 Orpington Driving School, a driving lesson is always a full hour, or a multiple thereof

Orpington Alpha1 Driving School also encourages at least 2 hour driving lessons. This is far more cost effective than single hours: This is because at least 10 minutes will be spent at the start of each driving lesson in briefing the lesson and review of the last lesson. It will then take some time to warm up before you are getting value from the practice. Another 10 minutes at least, should be spent at the end of each lesson in feedback, marking your progress card and arranging your next driving lesson. Clearly this lost time is half for a 2 hour driving lesson than it would be for 2 single hours..

    Orpington Alpha1 driving school, we will 'price match' any other driving school

The bottom line is that Alpha 1 Orpington Driving School will prepare you for a successful test in fewer hours than other driving schools, and because you are much more likely to pass first time, the overall cost with Orpington Alpha driving school will be lower.

Alpha 1 Orpington Driving School average hours to successful test: 29.3 hrs

National average hours to successful test: 47.1 hrs

Alpha 1 Orpington Driving School Pass Rate 97.2%

National Pass Rate 45.8%

Alpha 1 Orpington Driving School average driving tests to pass: 1.01

National average driving tests to pass: 3.1