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Why learn with RED Driving School?

RED Driving School is one of the largest driving schools currently operating in the UK, with driving instructors based nationwide.

All RED Driving School instructors are trained in customer service before they operate their franchise with the driving school, helping to ensure that learners receive a positive learning experience. Many RED driving instructors have taken RED driving instructor training in order to become qualified.

In RED Driving School reviews, learners consistently praise the service their RED instructor provided them with: “The instructor’s way of teaching was great” (Chad) and “I had the best experience with my instructor. She was very patient, friendly and excellent instructor” (Hamiltonhy69).

RED school of motoring offers a wide range of lesson packages which can be tailored to suit learner drivers depending on their experience. It also offers refresher courses and the Pass Plus course.

RED Driving School has a unique online service, RED Road Brain Trainer which is available to learners 24/7 via MyRED online.

Stats according to RED school of motoring

According to RED Driving School, by using their unique service RED Road Brain Trainer, learners can increase their chances of passing the practical driving test by 14.2%. This is based on research carried out by Dr Lisa Dorn at Cranfield University, which showed that the cumulative pass rate of learners who had already had two attempts at the driving test, had improved by 14.2% when they used the RED Road Brain Trainer programme.

RED Driving School locations

RED Driving School has instructors working nationwide across the UK. You can find RED Driving School in places ranging from Edinburgh and Glasgow to London and Bristol. So, it’s likely that you’ll be able to find RED Driving School near you. 

RED driving lesson waiting times

RED Driving School waiting times will vary depending on the availability of driving instructors in your local area.

RED Driving School cars

Depending on the RED Driving School instructor you get paired with, the vehicle that you learn in will vary. The typical cars that RED instructors use range from Minis, Corsas and Cleos.

RED Driving School instructors

The majority of RED Driving School driving instructors are ADIs (Approved Driving Instructors) but the company also employs PDIs (Potential Driving Instructors) who are trainees.  

RED Driving School offers both male and female driving instructors, and it’s also possible to find RED Driving School automatic instructors. The school is able to accept requests to change driving instructors, provided that there is enough availability in your local area.

RED Driving School prices and packages

There is a variety of lesson packages available to choose from, split into ‘best value’ and ‘introductory’ packages. RED driving lesson prices start at £12.75 an hour for introductory lesson packages. Depending on eligibility, new learner drivers who have chosen a ‘best value’ package can also add one introductory package on top.

You’re able to purchase RED Driving School automatic lessons as well as manual. There are also refresher packages available for lapsed learners as well as the Pass Plus course. RED Driving School prices vary depending on each individual driving instructor’s rates.

RED intensive driving courses

There are no RED intensive driving courses available. However, the school does offer a short-notice test booking service. This is a unique five-hour lesson package to help you pass your driving test if you have previously failed. If your driving test is two weeks away or less, then you can call the RED Driving School number and the school will try to fit in a driving lesson before your test.

RED driving lesson offers and promos

RED Driving School has a number of introductory offers available to new learners to help get them started. However, these offers are only available to learners who are manual provisional licence holders and they are not available nationwide. Before you select an introductory offer, it is advisable that you check with RED school of motoring that your area is covered.

The new learner introductory offers are:

2 for 1 - this offer saves 50% on the first two-hour lesson

25% off - this offer gives four lesson hours for the price of three

16% off - this offer gives six lesson hours for the price of five

You can also purchase RED Driving School vouchers as a gift for someone else - these can be gift voucher packages or cash gift vouchers.

The RED Driving School voucher package option has various bundles to choose from: two, four, 10 or 20 lesson hours. The price will vary depending on which bundle you choose and they are available to purchase online. Before ordering a gift voucher package, you must have the recipient’s postcode.

The RED Driving School voucher cash option is good if you don’t know the recipient’s postcode. They can be redeemed with any RED driving instructor nationwide. The gift cash voucher options are: £10, £20, £50, £100 and £200.

Cancellations and refunds

Should you wish to cancel or rearrange a RED driving lesson, you will be required to give a minimum of 48 hours’ notice to your driving instructor. Failure to do so will mean that your instructor will charge you the full cost of the lesson.

As driving instructors working for RED Driving School are self-employed and act as franchisees, any contract made solely between learners and RED Driving School instructors won’t be protected by the school. Pre-paying for lessons through RED Driving School directly is more secure. While learners can pay their RED driving instructor directly without the involvement of the school, it’s advisable to get a receipt.

Should you decide that you no longer want to have driving lessons with RED Driving School then you can easily obtain a refund free of charge. RED will refund any remaining money in your Client Account according to their refund policy. 

Once you’ve paid for your prepaid driving lesson package, you must make sure to take your driving lessons within six months of the original payment date to RED Driving School. Once this period comes to an end, the refund policy is no longer valid and you won’t be able to use these funds to book further lessons. A refund can be requested at any time during this six month period and you must contact RED Driving School by phone to process it.

Contact RED Driving School

The RED Driving School number is 0330 332 2680, which is manned from 8.30 am to 7 pm Monday to Friday, and from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturdays. If you’d like to book RED driving lessons, select option one from the automated menu. Alternatively, RED Driving School recommends that you create a MyRED account to make it quicker and easier to book lessons online. 

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