Driving Instructor FAQ
For anyone considering embarking on a new career it is important that you find the answers to any questions you may have. We would love you to call us for a chat and we will be delighted to talk you through your queries or concerns. In the meantime here are a list of some of the most common questions our customers ask us.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO QUALIFY?
This does depend on things like how long your criminal records check takes, and how long the test waiting times are in your area. It also depends on your availability and several other factors. Generally though, once your CRB is complete an average course time can be anything from 6-12 months.
HOW MUCH TAX WILL I PAY AS A DRIVING INSTRUCTOR?
Tax is something that is different for everyone but generally as a self employed Driving Instructor you will pay far less tax for every pound that you earn because there are certain benefits to being self employed. Call us for more detailed information.
IS THERE REALLY A DEMAND FOR MORE DRIVING INSTRUCTORS?
Absolutely! There is a shortage however of good quality, well developed instructors who want to make something of their career and who have a passion about what they do. Good instructors will always be in demand and able to find driving instructor work. That’s why our courses are structured around teaching you so much more than just how to qualify – we will train you to be a well rounded good instructor with an in depth knowledge of the job and the business too. With all that under your belt the qualifying tests should be plain sailing!
I’VE NOT HEARD MUCH ABOUT EXPRESS DRIVER TRAINING – WHO ARE YOU?
We don’t spend millions of pounds on advertising. In actual fact we spend hardly anything on advertising because the vast majority of our work comes from word of mouth. As well as training instructors we spend a lot of our time helping existing instructors to further develop their careers. We are a small family run firm based in the North West of England. Our trainers have many years experience in the business of training Driving Instructors. We don’t have salesmen, and we don’t do the pressure selling. We would however welcome the opportunity to help you to get on the road to your new career!
WHAT AREAS DO YOU COVER?
We are based in the Lancashire area of the North West of England. If you live in our immediate area we can often deliver your training on a ‘pick up from home’ basis. Where this isn’t possible we will meet you at one of our many meeting points throughout the Lancashire.
WHAT IF I LIVE OUTSIDE YOUR AREA?
Strangely enough, we started out initially solely catering for people in our area but as our reputation has grown we now get a lot of enquiries from other areas. In some cases we can offer training in those areas (call for details), but even if we can’t cover your area why not come and stay with us! Many people now take their training on a more intensive basis. With an array of affordably local hotels nobody needs to miss out on our fantastic training packages!
WHAT IF I FAIL A TEST?
If you are unsuccessful or do need any extra training you can simply pay as you go at the standard hourly rate.
DO YOU HAVE FEMALE TRAINERS?
Yes – we have both male and female trainers who all hold the same professional qualifications and who all have the same level of experience and expertise.
We provide Driving Instructor Trainging throughout the Northwest including Blackburn, Accrington, Burnley, Preston, Lancaster, Chorley,Wigan, Bolton and Bury. Please get in touch to see if we can provide lessons in your area.