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The Benefits of Being a Driving Instructor

The idea of career change can be stressful, especially in the current economy. If you want to become a driving instructor, you can start doing so right away!.If you are interested in a career where you are self-employed, but also receive support from a larger company, then a career as a driving instructor might be a great fit.

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Job Security

Every teenager wants to learn to drive. There will always be a need for driving instructors while there is a need to drive a car.

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Good Earning Potential

Take control of your work/life balance and finances. Be your own boss and work when you want to, join a driving school or franchise.

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Job Satisfaction

No two days are the same. If you’re passionate about driving, and about teaching, becoming a driving instructor can bring huge job satisfaction.

Our comprehensive driver instructor training in Richmond-upon-Thames can help you build a successful career as a driver instructor, or even grow a driving school franchise.

We provide high-quality training that has enabled the vast majority of our trainee instructors to pass all three Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) exams first time, and with high grades.  Call us today to launch your driving instructor business or career if you want a high-quality training programme.

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Let us turn you into the best driving instructor.

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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

At Smart Drive you get a comprehensive training programme in Richmond-upon-Thames.

Our training enables you to pass your ADI exam and start a successful driving tutor business if you choose to. In fact, you can work from home, deciding and setting your own work hours with our franchise.

So if you feel that having a career as a Driving Instructor is for you and you can say YES to the following questions then do not hesitate to contact us immediately by completing the contact form and we will call you for a chat.

  • Have you held a UK driving licence for at least 3 years?
  • Can you see a licence plate at 90 feet (27.5 meters) with or without glasses or contact lenses?
  • You have no more than 6 points on your licence?
  • Are you happy for the Governent (Government) to complete a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check? (Disclosure and Barring Service ( DBS ) check)

What the Smart Drive driver training programme in Richmond-upon-Thames entails

To become a driving instructor in the UK, you will need to pass the DVSA Approved Driving Instructor examination. It’s a three-part exam. Part one of the test is a multiple choice question that tests your hazard perception ability. This part of the test is a tougher version of the one new drivers take to get their license. Part two of the test is a practical driving test that is also similar to the one that those seeking their driving license take, but this one is tougher. The part three of the test is where you get to prove that you can actually teach and coach. The examiner assesses the student at this stage, and you get to demonstrate  your ability to demonstrate lesson planning, risk management and teaching and learning strategies.   The exam is tough and demanding, as is to be expected.

The task of ensuring that our roads are safe is a serious one so the thoroughness and toughness of the exam are to ensure that you are ready for it.

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The importance of a good school, one that is truly committed to your success and passing the exam, cannot be overemphasized. We believe that driving instructor training must be personal to the learner, spending the right amount of time on each competency to ensure that you come out of the processes a well-rounded driving instructor. We have dedicated nationwide staff, who are all ORDIT qualified and are ready to mould you into the instructor that you can become. Our experienced tutors will help you to understand the business by guiding and advising you, and sharing their top tips for success in the business. Ensuring you succeed is important to us. We are going to do our best to ensure that you pass the ADI exam, and are able to establish a successful driving school business. We go the extra mile to ensure that you succeed, because when you succeed we succeed.

Renowned Driving Instructor Training Franchise in Richmond-upon-Thames

For decades, Smart Drive has remained one of the leading driving instructor training franchise companies in the UK. We have proven then we know what it takes to achieve success in this field and we will be showing you our secrets. Our relationship doesn’t have to end once you earn your qualification. Our Smart Drive business package helps all of our graduates to get started quickly.

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Skills You Need to Succeed

Working in this field can be rewarding and lucrative. To succeed, you need to have:

  • The ability to stay motivated and patient while teaching a nervous student.
  • Professional, organized, and disciplined.
  • Willing to work hard to grow your business.
  • The capacity to work with different people.

All you need in order to succeed is determination. Students compliment the infectious and inspiring drive and passion of our tutors. You can count on us to be there to help you through any rough patch and help you to achieve your goals.

Let us turn you into the best driving instructor.

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

Richmond-upon-Thames Driving Instructor Training Support.

Our in-depth driving instructor training programme is one of the best in the UK. You enjoy over 70 hours of training with your dedicated tutor. There are hundreds of driving instructors in the UK today that were trained by our tutors in Richmond-upon-Thames. There are other learning aids and materials provided during the course, such as videos, manuals, live classes, and PowerPoints. We make learning easy and fun with modern learning aids, such as specially designed software. We provide flexible training that fits around your life. Our support team is available to you anytime you need support. There is an option for you to study the materials online, and we ensure that there is always a tutor who you can reach when you need something explained or clarified.

Affordable Driving Instructor Training

We offer first class, value for money driving instructor training in Bridgend. Gaining ADI accreditation is not the only benefit of our training. It’s only the first step.

  • ADI Qualification
    Our training is designed to make you successful in business.
  • Our Franchise Model
    With our franchise model, you can pick a car from us to get started and we will offer you a convenient repayment plan.
  • Establish Your Company
    We show you the efficient way to run a business and help you get going.
  • Get a Deal that Will Save you Money
    We can help to get you amazing discounts on a new car purchase, discounts that may even exceed the fee for our training.

In summary, we provide you with as much competitive business advantage as possible to ensure that your driving school in Bridgend succeeds.

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Great Value Driving Instructor Training in Richmond-upon-Thames

You get premium training at Smart Drive for a fraction of the cost of many other operators in Richmond-upon-Thames. The training you get from us is not simply about ADI qualification. It is just the start. Our training is about setting you up to be successful. We show you the efficient way to run a business and help you get going. Our franchise model enables us to even provide you with the car to get started- with affordable monthly repayments. To summarize, we provide all that you need to get into the driving school business in Richmond-upon-Thames, and compete with an advantage.

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Options To Get Started

Visit our course sections and compare the options you can choose from. For instance, you have the option to work as a trainee for us while preparing for part three of the exam.

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We give you all that you need to succeed. Call us now or sign up and start the process.

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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!

Let us turn you into the best driving instructor.

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

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