Our Policies For Class 5 & 7 Driving Lessons:

West Coast Driver Training serves the Cowichan Valley, Nanaimo, Victoria and the Comox Valley.

We are currently charging $130.00 plus GST for a 90 minute Class 5 or Class 7 Driving Lesson. Our lessons are typically 90 minutes in duration but lesson length may be changed before the start of the lesson if agreed on beforehand by both Instructor and student. Lessons are typically at least 85 minutes of practice/driving time with 5 minutes for feedback and questions.

We offer the use of our vehicles to our students for Class 5 or Class 7 Road Tests at a cost of $135 + GST, which includes a one hour (60 minutes) lesson immediately prior to the Road Test. We do not provide our vehicles for Road Tests to people who have not previously taken lessons with us.

All Class 5 & Class 7 driving lessons are in cars with an Automatic transmission. There is simply not enough demand for instruction on standard/manual transmissions to make it economically viable for us to maintain a teaching car with a standard/manual transmission.

Our 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid at the ICBC Driver Lincensing office, Nanaimo, BC (photo: West Coast Driver Training)
Our 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid at the ICBC Driver Licensing office, Nanaimo, BC (photo: West Coast Driver Training)

Students are required to have a valid BC Drivers License or a foreign drivers license recognized and valid in British Columbia before taking driving lessons with us. Students must carry their Drivers License at all times during training.

All students will be asked to show us their Drivers License before the lesson. This is required by ICBC. We cannot conduct a lesson for any student who does not have their Drivers License with them at the start time of the lesson. We will charge a $60.00 fee if a student cannot do the lesson due to not having a Drivers License in their possession at the start of the lesson.

We offer individual in-car training only. All our lessons are with a single student in the car with one Instructor. No other students or any other person or people will be in the vehicle during the lesson.

Pick-up and Drop-off will be offered for all in car lessons. Lessons start when the student enters the vehicle and ends upon arrival at the drop off point designated prior to the lesson.

Students deemed by the Instructor to be impaired in any manner will be refused Instruction and will be charged the entire fee for the lesson. We will not allow anyone we consider impaired to operate any of our vehicles.

If you wish to cancel a scheduled driving lesson, you can Contact Us by phone/text at 250-732-8093 or by email at mark@WestCoastDriverTraining.com. We require 24 hours notice prior to the lesson or a cancellation fee of $60.0 may be assessed.

Late policy: If the student has not arrived at the agreed pick up point 5 minutes after the start time of any lesson we will call or text the student. If the student has not arrived at the agreed starting point 15 minutes after the lesson was scheduled to begin, the instructor may consider the lesson forfeit unless other arrangements have been made. In this case a cancellation fee of $60.00 will be assessed.

We do not offer refunds for lessons already completed. If you have prepaid for lessons and wish to discontinue training we will refund the unused portion of your prepayment.

We ask that payments for lessons be made in advance by eTransfer, credit card, cash or cheque. This practice is followed by other Driving Schools and it helps us keep our costs and our lesson prices at reasonable levels. In the past we have, unfortunately, had to spend time following up on late payments. This increases our costs which we, in turn, have to pass along to our clients.

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