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ADI area | Become a Driving Instructor

 

Why Become Self-Employed and Sack the BOSS

 

 

 

If You Desperately want to get away from bad bosses, co-workers back stabbing, and those tedious daily commutes to work become your own boss.

 

Working for someone else means:

  • You  can't dictate how much you want to earn
  • You can't give yourself a pay rise
  • You can't choose the days or hours to work
  • You most likely can't take time off work when you want

 

Maybe you’ve thought about going back to work, but the idea of having to find a job that can accommodate taking your children to school, and having to pick them up again, whilst still being able to earn enough seems like a pipe dream. Well here's a new career for busy mums and dads find out how to become a driving instructor

 

So, ask yourself "if I could become self-employed what could I do that didn't require any previous experience and could be learnt in just a few months in your spare time.

Drum Roll "Drrrrrrrr, Become a self-employed driving instructor. All you require is a full UK driving licence with no more than 6 penalty points, be over 21 and held your full licence for over 3 years.

You can become a driving instructor at 20, 30, 40, 50 or 60 years old. A career change is largely a practical matter, no matter what age you are.

Your mission should you choose to accept it, is to give people the valuable knowledge and skills they require to become safe & responsable drivers.

Your destination is your own choice, you're the captain of your own ship and that means you can choose where you want to go and when you want to go.

 

Now, the fact that you're still here reading this indicates that you're a driven and ambitious person serious about getting out of the rat race and doing something to improve your life.

 

So, how do you get started?

Well that's were we can help you. We've opertated a successful driving school training business for 30 years, and during that time we've helped thousands of people learn to drive, and helped many people become successful self-employed driving instructors. 

 

Why become self-employed?

Well the growth of technology is transforming our world at an ever increasing pace. Robots are becoming more versatile and artificle intelligence is becoming more commonplace, repetitve jobs are being automated more quickly than new jobs are being created. As computing power continues to get faster and cheaper, whole categories of employment are likely to disappear.

Driving instructors are at the lowest risk of loosing jobs to automation, even with autonomous cars on the horizon, there's little chance of that effecting us for many, many years to come.

 

Training to become a driving instructor

Becoming a driving instructor means developing your existing capacities and learning new skills and competencies. And if you're a good communicator who enjoys helping others, you definitely have the potencial to become a great instructor.

The idea of learning a new career can sometimes seem overwhelming at first. But as you "give it a go" you'll start to develop your ability to experiment and learn quickly, you might be suprised at just how fast you find yourself mastering new skills.

 

find out how to Become a driving instructor it's a new career that gives you flexibility and freedom to spend quality time with the kids

 

 

We'll help you build a sound business.

When you start your new career we'll help you by taking care of your marketing, finding you customers, and helping you with the organisation and administration involved in being a self-employed driving instructor, so you don’t have to worry about doing it yourself.

 

 A driving instructor can expect to enjoy

  • Job Security - knowing that you are in control and with the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have a job for life 
  • Flexible working hours - so you can pick and choose your own routine, and make better use of your time to enjoy your life
  • A good Income - because you want the chance to earn what you deserve so you can control your finances, and plan ahead
  • Reward for your efforts - If job satisfaction is on your list, it doesn't get much better than helping others achieve their dreams, and share in their excitement

 

You don't have to give up your job to start training 

I've spoken to many people who been advised to give up work to start training which is ridicules. You would be better advised to start training around your existing work commitments, rather than jumping in blindly.

But even before you start training, you should take a trial first to see whether it's actually a career you'll enjoy and be good at. We offer a Free driving instructor introduction which lasts about 2 hours. It's designed to give you a overview of the training course, the career, and your prospects beyond, but more importantly you'll get to meet the people you'll be spending a lot of time with, and who'll you be working with after you qualify.

The introduction begins with a driving assessment, followed by a demonstration of what it's like teaching someone to drive. This is where you get to play the instructor and teach our trainer a basic manoeuvre.

 

Here's a few interesting facts about the driver training industry:

With a growing population and more & more people learning to drive it's a great time to become a driving instructor.

In 2016 more than 1.7 million driving tests were conducted in the UK, which is more than in any of the previous 7 years.

The increased desire for driving lessons has led to people having to wait months before they can start their lessons, and that's the same in most cities across the UK.

The DVSA (Driving Vehicle Standards Agency) has recorded a 16% drop in driving instructors on the register since 2012, and there were 40% less new instructors joining the register in 2017 than in 2012.

So, unlike most professions that are bursting at the seams with new recruits scrapping for crumbs, there's more demand for driving lessons than there are instructors available to give them.

 

Watch the video below and find out how to book a Free 2 hour driving instructor Introduction

 

These are just two of our instructors who went through our training course before starting their new career with Elite:

Tim Richards

Being a driving instructor is a career I have considered a few times over the years. I have contacted some of the larger nationwide driving schools to enquire about their training programmes but have always felt like it's just about sales for them and the initial phone call is usually followed up by text messages and emails hounding you to join up before you miss out on the latest special offer they have.

A few months ago I did some research in to local driving schools in the Hull area and found Elite. I saw that they were getting positive feedback from their customers and that they were looking for new instructors so I decided to give them a call. I ended up popping in to the office that same day and having a discussion about my suitability for the job, what the costs and potential earnings would be and what training I would have to undertake.

I left feeling like I knew every I needed to know to make a well informed decision and after sleeping on it I told them I would like to go ahead. Elite provided me with an excellent package of training resources and assigned an Instructor Trainer to me. Under my Instructors expert guidance, I have passed my part 1, 2 and 3 tests and am now working full time as a qualified ADI.

Elite have always given me great support, there's always someone at the end of the phone if I need help or advice and I'm loving the flexibility of my new career and the satisfaction of helping pupils to gain a new life skill.

Tim Richards

 

Richard Kingdom

Hi, my name is Richard kingdom and I am a qualified ADI contracted to the Elite Driving School franchise in Hull.

I chose Elite Driving School, after comparing many others, due to their more personal and professional approach. I wasn’t wrong in my choice as they certainly lived up to their dedication to my progression and also friendly (almost homely) nature. The support is fantastic.

I first thought of becoming a driving instructor many years ago as I enjoy teaching people new skills. After many years in the manufacturing sector, I finally got the opportunity to train for and achieve this qualification. I must admit that it was more of a challenge than I was expecting.

The rewards have been worth the effort. I am now the master of my own destiny and for the first time in my career, I am in control. I meet new people every day and have a fresh challenge every hour.

There is nothing nicer than helping people achieve something they dream of doing and being able to enjoy it along the way. That sort of satisfaction is priceless.

Taking up this profession is something I should have done a long time ago, so my advice to anyone thinking about it is: Do it whist you have the opportunity. You won’t regret it!

Richard Kingdom

 

 

Commonly asked questions:

How long does it take to train to become a driving instructor?

That depends on whether you're a busy mum or dad, or you've plenty of time to throw at training. 

If you choose us as your training provider, we'll arrange a training program the way you want it, which means you can:

  • Learn at a steady pace: Some people prefer to take their time when learning something new, or their life commitments restrict the time they have available to learn.
  • Learn quickly: For some people the quicker the better, but every process has some hurdles, and you can sometimes be held up waiting for DVSA exams. You must take each test in sequence, which means you must pass the part one exam before you can book the part two exam, and pass part two before booking part three. 
  • Fast Track: Ambitious people often want to learn intensively over a few weeks, which is do-able, but this style of learning only benefits a small group of individuals, especially those who have a photographic memory and like the pressure of intensive learning. Getting short notice tests with the DVSA can be a problem, but we chase cancellations on a daily basis. 

  

 

Are all driving instructors self-employed?

Yes the vast majority of driving instructors are self-employed, I would think that the figures are over 90%. 

 

I've heard that you can learn to become a driving instructor in just one week, is that true?

There's no shortage of adverts for intensive one week courses for teaching instructors. But, in reality you have to pass 3 exams with the DVSA.

To get started you need a DBS (criminal record check) which can take weeks, even months. Next you'll have to register with the DVSA to start your training which is another two weeks.

The first test of the qualifying process is the part one theory which involves quite some study & reading. Most people take a minimum of 4 weeks to study for the part one.

Next is the part two practical which can be taught in one day but you could be waiting weeks, and in many cases months for a test to become available. And you'll have a wait of two weeks after passing the part two to book the part three test due to the speed of the DVSA's processing system.

The part three test of instructional ability is the longest and requires 40 hours plus with a trainer, and again the test waiting time is likely to be at best a month.

So can it be done in a week? No. The week courses generally start after you've passed the part one. And only cover the part three elements of the training.

You can find out everything you need to know about the three DVSA exams here  

 

Do you guarantee a job?

Remember you're training to be a self-employed driving instructor, but we will offer you a franchise with our driving school after you qualify.

 

 

Why choose us?

Well, we've been in the driver training industry for 30 years, and we offer the full package. We operate our own training system, use our own qualified trainers, and provide a guaranteed position with our own driving school. 

 

When you join our successful team, we'll help to build a solid reputation with people in your local area, and we'll provide you with the perfect self-employed business without the stresses and strains of going it alone.

 

You've got this far and so I presume you are still interested. Which is why I would recommend that your first step should be to speak to an experienced instructor (not a salesman who's only interested is selling you on a course), and get some proper advice about the training, course fees, and career opportunity after you've qualified as an ADI (approved driving instructor).

 

Of course, we can send you a brochure, but if you want real hands on experience of what you will benefit from by joining our training course, then I'd like to offer you a FREE driving instructor introduction.

 

The induction is Free and lasts about 2 hours. It's designed to give you a overview of the training course, the career, and your prospects beyond, but more importantly you'll get to meet the people you'll be spending a lot of time with, and hopefully working with after you qualify.

 

If you want to know how to apply for a DBS check, register with the DVSA to start training, and find out which are the best books you should get to help build your knowledge, click the Orange button below.

You'll also receive a FREE driving instructor introductory voucher to use when you're ready.

And we'll include a copy of our training brochure. 

 

 

 

Please send my free 2 hour driving instructor introduction voucher plus a training brochure

 

You can find out everything you need to know about the three DVSA exams here  

 

 

we can help by offering you our FREE driving instructor introduction voucher. This is an amazing 2  hour experience

 

 

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ADI area | Become a Driving Instructor

 

Why Become Self-Employed and Sack the BOSS

 

 

 

If You Desperately want to get away from bad bosses, co-workers back stabbing, and those tedious daily commutes to work become your own boss.

 

Working for someone else means:

  • You  can't dictate how much you want to earn
  • You can't give yourself a pay rise
  • You can't choose the days or hours to work
  • You most likely can't take time off work when you want

 

Maybe you’ve thought about going back to work, but the idea of having to find a job that can accommodate taking your children to school, and having to pick them up again, whilst still being able to earn enough seems like a pipe dream. Well here's a new career for busy mums and dads find out how to become a driving instructor

 

So, ask yourself "if I could become self-employed what could I do that didn't require any previous experience and could be learnt in just a few months in your spare time.

Drum Roll "Drrrrrrrr, Become a self-employed driving instructor. All you require is a full UK driving licence with no more than 6 penalty points, be over 21 and held your full licence for over 3 years.

You can become a driving instructor at 20, 30, 40, 50 or 60 years old. A career change is largely a practical matter, no matter what age you are.

Your mission should you choose to accept it, is to give people the valuable knowledge and skills they require to become safe & responsable drivers.

Your destination is your own choice, you're the captain of your own ship and that means you can choose where you want to go and when you want to go.

 

Now, the fact that you're still here reading this indicates that you're a driven and ambitious person serious about getting out of the rat race and doing something to improve your life.

 

So, how do you get started?

Well that's were we can help you. We've opertated a successful driving school training business for 30 years, and during that time we've helped thousands of people learn to drive, and helped many people become successful self-employed driving instructors. 

 

Why become self-employed?

Well the growth of technology is transforming our world at an ever increasing pace. Robots are becoming more versatile and artificle intelligence is becoming more commonplace, repetitve jobs are being automated more quickly than new jobs are being created. As computing power continues to get faster and cheaper, whole categories of employment are likely to disappear.

Driving instructors are at the lowest risk of loosing jobs to automation, even with autonomous cars on the horizon, there's little chance of that effecting us for many, many years to come.

 

Training to become a driving instructor

Becoming a driving instructor means developing your existing capacities and learning new skills and competencies. And if you're a good communicator who enjoys helping others, you definitely have the potencial to become a great instructor.

The idea of learning a new career can sometimes seem overwhelming at first. But as you "give it a go" you'll start to develop your ability to experiment and learn quickly, you might be suprised at just how fast you find yourself mastering new skills.

 

find out how to Become a driving instructor it's a new career that gives you flexibility and freedom to spend quality time with the kids

 

 

We'll help you build a sound business.

When you start your new career we'll help you by taking care of your marketing, finding you customers, and helping you with the organisation and administration involved in being a self-employed driving instructor, so you don’t have to worry about doing it yourself.

 

 A driving instructor can expect to enjoy

  • Job Security - knowing that you are in control and with the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have a job for life 
  • Flexible working hours - so you can pick and choose your own routine, and make better use of your time to enjoy your life
  • A good Income - because you want the chance to earn what you deserve so you can control your finances, and plan ahead
  • Reward for your efforts - If job satisfaction is on your list, it doesn't get much better than helping others achieve their dreams, and share in their excitement

 

You don't have to give up your job to start training 

I've spoken to many people who been advised to give up work to start training which is ridicules. You would be better advised to start training around your existing work commitments, rather than jumping in blindly.

But even before you start training, you should take a trial first to see whether it's actually a career you'll enjoy and be good at. We offer a Free driving instructor introduction which lasts about 2 hours. It's designed to give you a overview of the training course, the career, and your prospects beyond, but more importantly you'll get to meet the people you'll be spending a lot of time with, and who'll you be working with after you qualify.

The introduction begins with a driving assessment, followed by a demonstration of what it's like teaching someone to drive. This is where you get to play the instructor and teach our trainer a basic manoeuvre.

 

Here's a few interesting facts about the driver training industry:

With a growing population and more & more people learning to drive it's a great time to become a driving instructor.

In 2016 more than 1.7 million driving tests were conducted in the UK, which is more than in any of the previous 7 years.

The increased desire for driving lessons has led to people having to wait months before they can start their lessons, and that's the same in most cities across the UK.

The DVSA (Driving Vehicle Standards Agency) has recorded a 16% drop in driving instructors on the register since 2012, and there were 40% less new instructors joining the register in 2017 than in 2012.

So, unlike most professions that are bursting at the seams with new recruits scrapping for crumbs, there's more demand for driving lessons than there are instructors available to give them.

 

Watch the video below and find out how to book a Free 2 hour driving instructor Introduction

 

These are just two of our instructors who went through our training course before starting their new career with Elite:

Tim Richards

Being a driving instructor is a career I have considered a few times over the years. I have contacted some of the larger nationwide driving schools to enquire about their training programmes but have always felt like it's just about sales for them and the initial phone call is usually followed up by text messages and emails hounding you to join up before you miss out on the latest special offer they have.

A few months ago I did some research in to local driving schools in the Hull area and found Elite. I saw that they were getting positive feedback from their customers and that they were looking for new instructors so I decided to give them a call. I ended up popping in to the office that same day and having a discussion about my suitability for the job, what the costs and potential earnings would be and what training I would have to undertake.

I left feeling like I knew every I needed to know to make a well informed decision and after sleeping on it I told them I would like to go ahead. Elite provided me with an excellent package of training resources and assigned an Instructor Trainer to me. Under my Instructors expert guidance, I have passed my part 1, 2 and 3 tests and am now working full time as a qualified ADI.

Elite have always given me great support, there's always someone at the end of the phone if I need help or advice and I'm loving the flexibility of my new career and the satisfaction of helping pupils to gain a new life skill.

Tim Richards

 

Richard Kingdom

Hi, my name is Richard kingdom and I am a qualified ADI contracted to the Elite Driving School franchise in Hull.

I chose Elite Driving School, after comparing many others, due to their more personal and professional approach. I wasn’t wrong in my choice as they certainly lived up to their dedication to my progression and also friendly (almost homely) nature. The support is fantastic.

I first thought of becoming a driving instructor many years ago as I enjoy teaching people new skills. After many years in the manufacturing sector, I finally got the opportunity to train for and achieve this qualification. I must admit that it was more of a challenge than I was expecting.

The rewards have been worth the effort. I am now the master of my own destiny and for the first time in my career, I am in control. I meet new people every day and have a fresh challenge every hour.

There is nothing nicer than helping people achieve something they dream of doing and being able to enjoy it along the way. That sort of satisfaction is priceless.

Taking up this profession is something I should have done a long time ago, so my advice to anyone thinking about it is: Do it whist you have the opportunity. You won’t regret it!

Richard Kingdom

 

 

Commonly asked questions:

How long does it take to train to become a driving instructor?

That depends on whether you're a busy mum or dad, or you've plenty of time to throw at training. 

If you choose us as your training provider, we'll arrange a training program the way you want it, which means you can:

  • Learn at a steady pace: Some people prefer to take their time when learning something new, or their life commitments restrict the time they have available to learn.
  • Learn quickly: For some people the quicker the better, but every process has some hurdles, and you can sometimes be held up waiting for DVSA exams. You must take each test in sequence, which means you must pass the part one exam before you can book the part two exam, and pass part two before booking part three. 
  • Fast Track: Ambitious people often want to learn intensively over a few weeks, which is do-able, but this style of learning only benefits a small group of individuals, especially those who have a photographic memory and like the pressure of intensive learning. Getting short notice tests with the DVSA can be a problem, but we chase cancellations on a daily basis. 

  

 

Are all driving instructors self-employed?

Yes the vast majority of driving instructors are self-employed, I would think that the figures are over 90%. 

 

I've heard that you can learn to become a driving instructor in just one week, is that true?

There's no shortage of adverts for intensive one week courses for teaching instructors. But, in reality you have to pass 3 exams with the DVSA.

To get started you need a DBS (criminal record check) which can take weeks, even months. Next you'll have to register with the DVSA to start your training which is another two weeks.

The first test of the qualifying process is the part one theory which involves quite some study & reading. Most people take a minimum of 4 weeks to study for the part one.

Next is the part two practical which can be taught in one day but you could be waiting weeks, and in many cases months for a test to become available. And you'll have a wait of two weeks after passing the part two to book the part three test due to the speed of the DVSA's processing system.

The part three test of instructional ability is the longest and requires 40 hours plus with a trainer, and again the test waiting time is likely to be at best a month.

So can it be done in a week? No. The week courses generally start after you've passed the part one. And only cover the part three elements of the training.

You can find out everything you need to know about the three DVSA exams here  

 

Do you guarantee a job?

Remember you're training to be a self-employed driving instructor, but we will offer you a franchise with our driving school after you qualify.

 

 

Why choose us?

Well, we've been in the driver training industry for 30 years, and we offer the full package. We operate our own training system, use our own qualified trainers, and provide a guaranteed position with our own driving school. 

 

When you join our successful team, we'll help to build a solid reputation with people in your local area, and we'll provide you with the perfect self-employed business without the stresses and strains of going it alone.

 

You've got this far and so I presume you are still interested. Which is why I would recommend that your first step should be to speak to an experienced instructor (not a salesman who's only interested is selling you on a course), and get some proper advice about the training, course fees, and career opportunity after you've qualified as an ADI (approved driving instructor).

 

Of course, we can send you a brochure, but if you want real hands on experience of what you will benefit from by joining our training course, then I'd like to offer you a FREE driving instructor introduction.

 

The induction is Free and lasts about 2 hours. It's designed to give you a overview of the training course, the career, and your prospects beyond, but more importantly you'll get to meet the people you'll be spending a lot of time with, and hopefully working with after you qualify.

 

If you want to know how to apply for a DBS check, register with the DVSA to start training, and find out which are the best books you should get to help build your knowledge, click the Orange button below.

You'll also receive a FREE driving instructor introductory voucher to use when you're ready.

And we'll include a copy of our training brochure. 

 

 

 

Please send my free 2 hour driving instructor introduction voucher plus a training brochure

 

You can find out everything you need to know about the three DVSA exams here  

 

 

we can help by offering you our FREE driving instructor introduction voucher. This is an amazing 2  hour experience

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