How to become a Driving Instructor

Beginning your career as a Driving Instructor

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When starting out as an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI), some people prefer to work for a driving school franchise first whilst they build up confidence in their teaching ability. Others, however, prefer to go it alone and work on a self-employed basis, choosing their own schedule.

Becoming a Driving Instructor for a franchise

If you decide to become a Driving Instructor for a franchise, it’s important to find out whether you’ll be required to pay a franchise fee. While these are annoying, they can be worth it as you won’t have to worry about advertising your services or bringing in clients, as the franchise will do that for you.

Benefits of becoming a Driving Instructor for franchises like the AA Driving School include:

Expert guidance on how to get started and optimise your earnings.Build a steady client base with uncapped pupil supply so you can focus on teaching.Get a branded, fully insured, dual controlled car delivered to you.Hands-on support and guidance available from your team and trainers.

Becoming a self-employed Driving Instructor

If you decide to take the self-employed route, then it’s worth advertising your services on social media, and asking friends and family to recommend you to people they know.

Once you’ve had a handful of people successfully pass their test with you, then it’s likely that they’ll pass your details on to other people who are looking to start their driving journey and gradually your client base will build.

Benefits of becoming a self-employed Driving Instructor include being your own boss and working the hours that you want to.

Good luck!

If you’re interested in reading about and exploring other driving opportunities, then you might want to have a read of our article, Top driving roles that offer flexibility and freedom, or our career change guide, How to become a Bus Driver.

Are you considering a career as a Driving Instructor? Or perhaps you are already a Driving Instructor and would love to share your experience with others? We’d love to hear from you. Join the conversation on the Rest Less community forum, or leave a comment below.

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