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ADI area | Become a Driving Instructor

 

Considering a New Career - Are you a people person?

 

What would you like from your career?

  • Flexibility
  • Independence
  • Job satisfaction
  • Control
  • Security
  • Good income
  • Lifestyle

 

There are very few careers that allow you to design your own lifestyle, but if you chose a career as a driving instructor that's exactly what you can do!

 

That's because Driving instructors are self-employed, they are their own boss, and they make their own choices.

 

If you've got a family and one of your primary concerns is job security, then this is a career you should seriously consider. 

 

Every year there are more than 1 million driving tests conducted in the UK and that's set to continue, so there's no shortage of customers. 

 

And, unlike many other self-employed businesses the start-up cost to set up as a driving instructor is considerably lower, that's because all you really need is a dual controlled tuition vehicle (which you can lease), insurance (which isn't much higher than the insurance you pay for your own car) and an ADI licence (which cost's £300 every 4 years to be on the DVSA register) that's about it! 

 

 

 

If you want to be as a successful driving instructor it helps to have good communication skills, a pleasant personality, and be a confident person. 

 

People with a customer focussed background often choose to become driving instructors because they like dealing face to face with people. 

 

They generally have previous experience in a customer service role, or as a teacher, a coach, a manager, or they've already been in a self-employed profession dealing directly with people. 

 

But it's not essential that you have experience in these types of employment rolls because you can learn the skills required with the right help.

 

You'll also need to learn some basic business skills too, because as a self-employed driving instructor your running your own business. But again, you can learn these skills, or you can join a driving school franchise and let them take care of the business side of the things for you, while you build your reputation. 

 

So, what's the next step?

I'm sure you've got a lot of questions that you need answers to, and we can help answer those questions for you. We've been in the training business for over 30 years, so we've a lot of experience behind us.

 

You might also be interested in a unique experience we offer that many people consider having been extremely useful in helping them decide whether this career is worth them pursuing.

 

That's because it provides a real-life experience of what a day in the life of a driving instructor is like, which is something no brochure or discovery event can replicate.

 

We've been offering this experience for many years now, and we've tweaked it around so that it gives you an extensive look in to the world of an ADI. During your time with us you'll be able to meet some of our instructors and see how they deliver great lessons on the move.  

 

You also be able to spend a few hours in the training vehicle with one of our trainers who will assess your driving skills and see how you handle a driving lesson, don't worry you're not thrown in at the deep in with a learner, it's just a role play scenario.

 

You'll finish the experience with the opportunity to talk with our team (all of who are instructors themselves, no recruitment or sales people here) about our training program and what you'll cover during your time training with us.

 

To take a step nearer to a career as a driving instructor call us today on 03332 004130

 

 

These are just 9 Reasons why you should consider Elite to be your preferred training partner

  1. We've got over 30 years experience in the driver training industry
  2. We're a local business on your doorstep, so we've got a vested interest in your success
  3. You don't need to spend a fortune on training, because we offer exceptional value for money training
  4. We provide more training hours in our training course than most other driving schools
  5. Your training is one 2 one, and you use our vehicles, fuel and insurance for all of your sessions
  6. 24/7 support from our local office, and membership to our private training group
  7. A guaranteed position with our successful school, with zero business start-up costs saving you thousands of £'s
  8. Earn as you train on a full or part time trainee licence (if required)
  9. Expert business start-up advice, whether you decide to join us or go it alone as an independent  

 

 

 

What do you need to start training?

Now this might be your first time looking into becoming a driving instructor, or you might have researched what's involved in depth already. We can help you by giving you as much information and advice as possible.

But basically, all you need to start 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.

 

Where do we train people?

We mostly train people within the areas we operate which means you don't have to travel for your training. But, with that said we do often get people who are willing to travel a good distance just to receive their training from us.

 

 

 

If you can't get to the phone during working hours, please complete the form below and we can arrange aa time to call out of office hours.

Name:

Email address:

Contact number:

Location:

How can we help you:

What stage are you at:

Ask a question:

If you would like to receive offers and news about training to become a driving instructor please tick the box .

Address:

Postcode:

 

 

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 have the potential 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 surprised 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

 

 

 

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.

 

We're helping people every day; here's two of our instructors who went through our training course before starting their new career as Elite franchise instructors:

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'll have to put a lot of distance learning in before you'll be able to sit an intensive.

Some companies quote up to 300 hours of home study before you start their intensive training course. Even if you allocated 2 hrs a day to home study, it would still take you over 22 weeks before you're ready for an intensive. 

I prefer a hands-on experience personally, where you can combine home study with practical training, for me the results are much better.

 

The training schedule

Before you embark on your training, first, you'll need to apply for a DBS check (criminal record check) which can take a couple of weeks. then you can register with the DVSA to start your training.

These 2 links will walk you through the DBS check and registering with the DVSA.

 

DBS check video link: https://youtu.be/_IipcexXBes

Register with the DVSA video link: https://youtu.be/z52tujELBqM

 

Like to know more? please call 03332 004130 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADI area | Become a Driving Instructor

 

Considering a New Career - Are you a people person?

 

What would you like from your career?

  • Flexibility
  • Independence
  • Job satisfaction
  • Control
  • Security
  • Good income
  • Lifestyle

 

There are very few careers that allow you to design your own lifestyle, but if you chose a career as a driving instructor that's exactly what you can do!

 

That's because Driving instructors are self-employed, they are their own boss, and they make their own choices.

 

If you've got a family and one of your primary concerns is job security, then this is a career you should seriously consider. 

 

Every year there are more than 1 million driving tests conducted in the UK and that's set to continue, so there's no shortage of customers. 

 

And, unlike many other self-employed businesses the start-up cost to set up as a driving instructor is considerably lower, that's because all you really need is a dual controlled tuition vehicle (which you can lease), insurance (which isn't much higher than the insurance you pay for your own car) and an ADI licence (which cost's £300 every 4 years to be on the DVSA register) that's about it! 

 

 

 

If you want to be as a successful driving instructor it helps to have good communication skills, a pleasant personality, and be a confident person. 

 

People with a customer focussed background often choose to become driving instructors because they like dealing face to face with people. 

 

They generally have previous experience in a customer service role, or as a teacher, a coach, a manager, or they've already been in a self-employed profession dealing directly with people. 

 

But it's not essential that you have experience in these types of employment rolls because you can learn the skills required with the right help.

 

You'll also need to learn some basic business skills too, because as a self-employed driving instructor your running your own business. But again, you can learn these skills, or you can join a driving school franchise and let them take care of the business side of the things for you, while you build your reputation. 

 

So, what's the next step?

I'm sure you've got a lot of questions that you need answers to, and we can help answer those questions for you. We've been in the training business for over 30 years, so we've a lot of experience behind us.

 

You might also be interested in a unique experience we offer that many people consider having been extremely useful in helping them decide whether this career is worth them pursuing.

 

That's because it provides a real-life experience of what a day in the life of a driving instructor is like, which is something no brochure or discovery event can replicate.

 

We've been offering this experience for many years now, and we've tweaked it around so that it gives you an extensive look in to the world of an ADI. During your time with us you'll be able to meet some of our instructors and see how they deliver great lessons on the move.  

 

You also be able to spend a few hours in the training vehicle with one of our trainers who will assess your driving skills and see how you handle a driving lesson, don't worry you're not thrown in at the deep in with a learner, it's just a role play scenario.

 

You'll finish the experience with the opportunity to talk with our team (all of who are instructors themselves, no recruitment or sales people here) about our training program and what you'll cover during your time training with us.

 

To take a step nearer to a career as a driving instructor call us today on 03332 004130

 

 

These are just 9 Reasons why you should consider Elite to be your preferred training partner

  1. We've got over 30 years experience in the driver training industry
  2. We're a local business on your doorstep, so we've got a vested interest in your success
  3. You don't need to spend a fortune on training, because we offer exceptional value for money training
  4. We provide more training hours in our training course than most other driving schools
  5. Your training is one 2 one, and you use our vehicles, fuel and insurance for all of your sessions
  6. 24/7 support from our local office, and membership to our private training group
  7. A guaranteed position with our successful school, with zero business start-up costs saving you thousands of £'s
  8. Earn as you train on a full or part time trainee licence (if required)
  9. Expert business start-up advice, whether you decide to join us or go it alone as an independent  

 

 

 

What do you need to start training?

Now this might be your first time looking into becoming a driving instructor, or you might have researched what's involved in depth already. We can help you by giving you as much information and advice as possible.

But basically, all you need to start 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.

 

Where do we train people?

We mostly train people within the areas we operate which means you don't have to travel for your training. But, with that said we do often get people who are willing to travel a good distance just to receive their training from us.

 

 

 

If you can't get to the phone during working hours, please complete the form below and we can arrange aa time to call out of office hours.

Name:

Email address:

Contact number:

Location:

How can we help you:

What stage are you at:

Ask a question:

If you would like to receive offers and news about training to become a driving instructor please tick the box 

Address:

Postcode:

 

 

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 have the potential 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 surprised 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

 

 

 

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.

 

We're helping people every day; here's two of our instructors who went through our training course before starting their new career as Elite franchise instructors:

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'll have to put a lot of distance learning in before you'll be able to sit an intensive.

Some companies quote up to 300 hours of home study before you start their intensive training course. Even if you allocated 2 hrs a day to home study, it would still take you over 22 weeks before you're ready for an intensive. 

I prefer a hands-on experience personally, where you can combine home study with practical training, for me the results are much better.

 

The training schedule

Before you embark on your training, first, you'll need to apply for a DBS check (criminal record check) which can take a couple of weeks. then you can register with the DVSA to start your training.

These 2 links will walk you through the DBS check and registering with the DVSA.

 

DBS check video link: https://youtu.be/_IipcexXBes

Register with the DVSA video link: https://youtu.be/z52tujELBqM

 

Like to know more? please call 03332 004130 

 

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

 

 

 

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