Becoming A Driving Instructor
The Taster Course
Ask For Nicky Harris By Phoning 07766 570427
Lets be serious for a moment, for whatever reason you are considering changing career, and that is no two minute snap decision you are going to make.
Without a doubt you are going to ask yourself a few questions. Is it right for me? Is it right for my family? Can I afford it? Will I be any good? And, Will I like it?
The best thing you can do for your career and for your family is to take a taster session where you step into the shoes of a driving instructor, we will take you on actual driving lessons with real pupils (you sit in the back) and give you an advanced driving tutorial…
Our Taster Course.
Before you delve into the nitty gritty of becoming a driving instructor we would like to show you our 1 day taster session course. This is a great opportunity for you to get a real insight into what it is like being a driving instructor. You will sit on real lessons, watching both the instructor and the pupil, at the end of the lesson you will be able to ask question to the instructor on your way to the next pupil. You will also have your own 2 hour advanced driver training session.
The aim of the session is to help you decide if this is the career for you. Priced at only £99 which is refundable if you take our training courses.
Important Information About Becoming A Driving Instructor
We recommend that when you are taking your training make sure you are able to take 2 hours of training a week, every week. This will help you to stay focused, to avoid bad habits and reduce the overall cost of learning to be a driving instructor. In fact once you become a driving instructor you will be saying the same thing to your learner drivers. You see one hour a week or a training session every now and then is going to get you know where…and slowly. What happens is you lose motivation, money and give in.
Passing Part 3 is the first step
Once you have passed the part 3 and are able to teach as a fully qualified ADI it highlights just the beginning of your career, so far you have learned to help people to drive, but you have not yet to learned how to operate a driving school business.
4 Pillars of a Driving School Business
To be able to successfully operate and run your own business you need to be able to .
1. Market yourself
2. Sell yourself
3. Have great pupil management skills
4. Have great ADI Skills
If you train with us, we will show you how.
What Sort of Income Can You Earn
This is the million dollar question and we will look at in in terms of turnover.
35 hours a week, at 48 weeks in a year at £28ph will generate £47k a year
You then need to look at costs such as the buying or leasing of a car, marketing, mobile phone, car insurance, and of course fuel.
With a tight control on expenses you can look to net in the region of £30k to £35k after you have taken off business costs.
How To Choose The Right Car
What ever car you choose you have to happy with it because you are going to spend your working week in it. So that means comfortable seats! And you also need a car attractive to pupils.
Automatic or Manual
There is a massive call for automatics especially for female ADIs simply because there are so few. With an automatic you can also get an extra £2 an hour
Why Do People Fail in Their Training
There are a few reasons why but the main two problems are a lack of planning and a lack of training, they actually both go hand in hand.
If you do not set yourself a goal in terms of a timeframe your training will just drift and you increase the chances of dropping out overall.
When you become a driving instructor you are very likely to work on a weekend and in an evening, so while you are training get your practice in during these hours so you become accustomed. While training to be a driving instructor is not cheap, it certainly is a lot less expensive going to university and with being a driving instructor work is almost guaranteed as long as the business side of things is in good shape.
My advice is to have 2 hours of training a week and there are several benefits.
1. It can lead to fewer hours training overall
2. You keep focused
3. Because you see development it creates motivation
However if you are going to take an hours training here and there, it really isn’t going to be the right thing for you, and if you do not have the cash…then save up!
Why Do People People Fail Once They Are a Driving Instructor
ADIs fail because of 2 main reasons.
1.They do not know how to run a driving school business and often end up working lots and lots of hours for less than national minimum wage.
2. They come to realise teaching people to drive isn’t for them.
This is why we offer you a driving school franchise once you have passed so we can work with you to develop your business…sure makes family life easier! And it is why we have a taster course so you can really get to understand what it is like being a driving instructor.
The right thing to do is to give me a call.
Lets have a chat about why you could want to become a driving instructor