There are three exams to take, which are described below. If you require further details, we would be happy to discuss these with you further so please do not hesitate to call.
Multiple-choice test, using a touch screen, and a hazard perception test. The question bank is available from the DSA and will be included in your materials along with other publications to help you. The hazard perception test is the same as that taken by learner drivers. We provide DVD's or CD ROMs for you to practice at home. There is an overall pass mark of 85%. However, you must score at least 80% in each of the four subject groups. You can make as many attempts as you wish at the part 1 examination.
Part one training is the most straightforward. We offer one of the best home study courses available, which allows you to learn as fast or as slow as you wish. It is very easy to understand and user friendly, [probably far easier than the average VCR manual!] Your driver trainer will keep in touch by phone or e-mail to offer help and support.
Is a simple eye test followed by a one-hour driving test, including manoeuvres. You will receive a significant amount of one-to-one training to raise your standard of driving to the required level. If you do not reach test standard and are unsuccessful, extra training is provided free of charge.
This is also a one-hour test in which the examiner will play the part of a pupil and you will be required to teach the examiner on a choice of lesson plans; these pre-set tests are included in our training program.
You will receive a minimum of forty hours training for this exam. If you require extra help for a further attempt, this is provided free of charge.
Our training course will prepare you for all of these examinations and will show you how to become a quality instructor. This is essential if you want to be successful, and possibly run your own driving school. Training is conducted by highly trained, tutors who are regularly inspected by the Driving Standards Agency. Tutors must maintain a very high standard of training. All tutors are under supervision of the training manager.
Our syllabus will cover:
Preparation for all DSA examinations
Self-employment and taxation rules
Promoting and expanding your business
Purchase and running driving school cars
Advice and help on obtaining further qualifications
Most driving instructors work an average of 40 hours per week, however because the majority of driving instructors are self employed, the final decision on how many hours you work is entirely up to you. The demand for driving lessons is such that you may decide to take advantage of the demand and work lots of hours for several months; you could then reduce your workload for a while to have some free time with your family. The demand is always there and many of your pupils will be flexible, due to shift work and college timetables.
The following figures are an example of potential earnings, but are not a guarantee of what all instructors earn; each instructor will have different needs.
40 hours @ £25 =£1,000 per week
Less average expenses:
Diesel: £55 p/w
Approx Car running cost: £80.00 p/w
Average earnings: £865 PER WEEK
This could be is if you supplied your own car and worked solely for yourself. We know many instructors who can achieve this. Plus they have a waiting list and can increase their profit by doing extra lessons.