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At Smart Drive UK we are totally committed to providing you with an outstanding Driving School Franchise which delivers a continuous supply of business that suits your requirements, whether thats 10 hours per week or 60 hours per week. We want to make you more profitable than other driving schools. 100% Confidence!!

Having had an amazing 16 years in the Driving Instructor Business we want you to join our family team. You could be our first Instructor in your area. With only around 30 driving instructors in total you will never be just a number to us.

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MANAGED BOOKINGS

Smart Drive UK will manage all your driving classes and appointments when you are on the go.

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MARKETING SUPPORT

We want your franchise to succeed and support you with online and offline marketing support.

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GOOGLE ADVERISING

Smart Drive UK handles Google Advertising, Facebook and more to ensure you are always busy.

Why Choose Us?

We undestand the risk to yourself of commiting to a contract that has either no guarantee of providing a specifc number of pupils or some that promise to give you only 50 pupils per year (that’s less than one per week). That is why we have created a NO Risk Franchise that leaves you in control and no financial risk to you. We want you to join and stay with us not because the contract term says you must but because you want to, and you love what we do for you, and we will not recruit another driving Instructor in your area unless we have to turn away business because you are too busy and need support. We do not have any sales teams so don’t worry just our family members explaining what we do.

97% of Driving Instructors that started with us on our trial period decided to stay with us. The other 3% left due to personal circumstances and not because of the service we provided. Filling your diary quickly is our highest priority and we will GUARANTEE a minimum number of pupils that will be given to you.

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Smart Drive UK- The ADI-friendly Kent Driving Instructor Franchise Company

For ADIs seeking a rewarding driving instructor franchise opportunity in Kent, Smart Drive UK is one of the best options. The company has built a reputation for excellence in providing fully booked diaries for ADIs under its franchise programme. Smart Drive UK can enjoy up to 60 hours work a week as result of the company’s commitment to maintaining a profitable franchisee base and as a result of their stellar reputation.

Awards

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Smart Drive UK Driving School – Awarded 2018/2019/2020

Most Trusted Non-Commercial Driver Trainer School 2020

Driving School of the Year 2019

Best for Class B Driver Training Services 2018 & Best for Promoting Road Safety by Influencing Driver Behaviour

Franchise opportunities are available now in your area.

Please fill free to call us on 08450 179 778 or Text/Call on 07760 767170.

What is the Smart Drive UK Kent Driving Instructor Franchise Advantage?

Smart Drive UK does not support driving instructor franchise contracts that offer as low as one student per week and contracts without any guarantees. No financial commitments are needed on the part of ADIs, and the company ensures total control for drivers as well. They have made a name in the business by being one of the few companies where franchisees can leave when they want.

Importantly, Smart Drive UK will not hire multiple driving instructors in your area in Kent unless they are confident about providing a steady supply of students. With the company’s mode of operations, it is easy to see why they are top on the list for ADIs looking for driving instructor franchise opportunities in Kent. The company is fully committed to ensuring that ADIs are fully booked as quickly as possible, and there are guarantees on pupil numbers.

Why sign up for a Driving Instructor Franchise in Kent?

All newly qualified driving instructors have to determine if they will go the driving instructor franchise route or start their own business from scratch. There are considerations to be made on each side of the divide, and the ultimate decision is down to you as the ADI. Choosing to run your own driving school comes with its own unique set of challenges. ADIs that have a steady supply of pupils know that recommendations are vital. This requires strong marketing and a stellar reputation, which takes time to develop.

Drawing pupils could require building a social media presence, building a website and spending a decent sum on marketing in various media. Most ADIs do not have what it takes to draw new pupils and still stay in profit in their first few years. Hence they struggle. This is where joining a franchise such as the Smart Drive UK Kent driving instructor franchise makes sense.

How to pick a driving instructor franchise in Kent

You have to ensure due diligence when picking a Kent Driving Instructor Franchise as you can’t afford to make any mistakes.

The primary reason why you need to carefully select your company of choice is the fact that most contracts are long term without any easy get-out clause. It is easy to get engrossed with some of the well-known names, but some of the more local names can yield better results.

Pupils in the area will want to go with a local company that has been around for a while instead of a big name company with offices far away. Aside from the contract, the frequency of pupil supply is the next thing you should be concerned about.

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It is important to seek guarantees where possible regarding the supply of students. Smart Drive UK has all the features of a top driving instructor franchise in Kent so get in touch with them right away.

Franchise opportunities are available now in your area.

Please fill free to call us on 08450 179 778 or Text/Call on 07760 767170.

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Does Smart Drive UK offer a driving instructor franchise in your area in Kent already?

Smart Drive UK has advertised driving instructor franchise opportunities in your Kent area recently. It is, therefore, possible that they already have franchisees in your area. This should not dissuade you from applying for a franchise position. You should contact Smart Drive UK today as it is possible that they have a need for additional instructors. For areas without Smart Drive UK franchisees already, ADIs can look forward to having pupils sent within a week. How many pupils can the Smart Drive Driving Instructor Franchise in Kent send to ADIs?

Approved Driving Instructors starting out with an empty diary can expect to get fully booked in as little as three months. This typically means the provision of 5-10 pupils a month by the company depending on the weekly work goals. When your ‘hours per week’ need has been met, Smart Drive UK will continue to refer new pupil as the need arises to fill openings. ADIs under the Smart Drive UK driving instructor franchise only have to focus on training qualified drivers as the company takes on the marketing activities.

Let’s Keep This Simple..we will provide the following for ADI’s.

  • First 4 weeks Free (No commitment to stay)
  • First 8 weeks No Payment until you receive 10 pupils (No commitment to stay)
  • First 6 Months 20% discount on payments & from as little as £10 per week. (You make a decision on whether you want to stay with us)
  • GUARANTEED  minimum number of pupils that will be given to you.
  • Unlimited pupils (no minimum or maximum number we give you as many as you need)
  • No start up costs
  • No additional pupil fees/ no additional fees full stop.
  • All stationery and car signaged provided.
  • Bring your own vehicle if you require (keeping costs down)
  • Choice of removable car signage
  • You can negotiate with us to beat any genuine franchise deal.
  • Pay per pupil available in some locations
  • Agree your terms with us.

So why not talk to us today and we will be happy to discuss your needs or complete this form and we will call you back at a convenient time to you.

Is it possible to run a driving school on the side as a franchisee?

Of course, Smart Drive UK does not inhibit ADIs from running their own businesses. The company has made a name in offering flexibility to franchisees so this is understandable.

How are driving school pupils booked at Smart Drive UK?

The company operates a diary system that allows driving instructors to communicate their schedule well ahead of time. Pupils details such as, Name, Location, driving experience, their availability etc are taken and passed on to the Driving Instructors. The Instructor will make contact with the participant at a convenient time to introduce themselves and book them in accordingly. Ensuring you are in total control of your diary and working hours.

Is extra support provided to Smart Drive UK Kent franchisees?

Smart Drive UK offers high-level support to franchisees with dedicated consultants. Advisers are on hand round the clock to provide a solution to any problems ranging from business related problems to day to day running challenges. Smart Drive UK’s no-frills take on research, advertising and reduction of business costs makes them a top option for franchisees in Kent.

Franchise opportunities are available now in your area.

Please fill free to call us on 08450 179 778 or Text/Call on 07760 767170.

FAQ’s

Can I take a break off after qualifying?
Some driving instructors build up their business slowly part-time alongside a full-time job to remove any risk financially. We will support you in your process to reach your goals.
Is full-time driving instruction of 40 hours or more per week a business with 40 pupils per week?
We encourage students to take lessons lasting and in 20 minutes (2 hours). 20 pupils are normally enough to be a full-time teacher with Smart Drive UK. In between lessons, travel time will be needed. We build multi-of learner drivers by encouraging block bookings.
Numbers of clients will Smart Drive UK give me?
Our advertising campaigns run throughout the year on a local and national basis positioning Smart Drive UK as a leader in local driving school provision. You can also promote your driving instructor business through our time-tested advice, resources, and marketing materials.
Is there a charge for supplying students?
You will not have to pay to get more students.
Will I be employed by Smart Drive UK?
No. Both independent driving schools and franchised driving instructors tend to be self-employed in the UK. Driving instructors have the benefit of being their boss.

You choose your work hours and organise your schedule to fit around your life. Driving instructors value the flexibility of the hours and the schedule; flexibility that is found in few other careers.

The nature of self-employed businesses is that the more you are willing to invest in terms of your time and energy the more you will get out in terms of financial rewards and job satisfaction.

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As the leading driving school in the United Kingdom, Smart Drive UK offers fully personalised lessons tailored to your goals, whether you want to pass your exam quickly or take your time getting used to being behind the wheel. All of our lessons follow the Drivers Standards Agency guidelines and offer the highest standards of safety, allowing you to relax knowing that our experienced instructors can handle any situation.

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Our courses are designed to build experience and confidence in all of our learner drivers at a pace that suits you. Smart Drive UK offers unique pre-lesson learning sessions ensure that once you’re in the car, you’ll spend as much time driving as possible – not talking to the instructor about driving. This approach ensures not only that you’ll progress quickly – but also that you’ll get the absolute most from your money.

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At Smart Drive UK you get to choose the time and length of your lessons so they fit perfectly into your schedule. Our instructors will take your previous knowledge and goals into account, making our programme perfect for both experienced and novice drivers alike and letting you progress at the pace that works for you. Whether you want to slowly build confidence or quickly pass your test, you can’t go wrong with Smart Drive UK!

Franchise opportunities are available now in your area.

Please fill free to call us on 08450 179 778 or Text/Call on 07760 767170.

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