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Essential driving school supplies for self-employed driving instructors

by: John Wells on

Building a career as a driving instructor can be incredibly rewarding. Far from being chained to a desk, it’s a lifestyle that offers independence both for you, and for the individuals you teach, as they gain confidence on the roads. When it comes to being a self-employed driving instructor, you want to make sure your business looks and functions professionally. Here’s how Grade Six Supplie...

Get the most from your DVSA theory books to pass first time

by: John Wells on

If you’re hoping to be in the driving seat soon and are adamant that you pass your driving test first time, then there are some great tips to give you confidence and ensure you have covered all the aspects you need to help you succeed. Years ago, the theory part of the UK driving test was just a few questions from the examiner, but the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) brought ...

Colourfile Professional 3 - 2017 UPDATE

by: John Wells on

In response to exceptional customer demand we will be releasing a revised edition of Colourfile Professional 3 within the next two weeks. The revised edition contains new pages and is currently 'in press'. We expect our first pallet of 400 units in the week commencing 4th October - two months in advance of changes to the UK driving test. The revised edition contains the following ne...

Get your business motoring with a new roof sign for your driving school

by: Luke Micallef on

Get your business motoring with a new roof sign for your driving school Roof signs are one of the most prominent ways of advertising your driving school. They're a great way to raise awareness and attract new business, as well as indicating to other road users that there are learner drivers in your car. Advertise your driving school effectively with a roof sign A well-design roof sign can ...

Stock up with our full range of driving school supplies

by: Luke Micallef on

Summer and early autumn can be busy times for driving schools. The longer days mean that many test centres increase the number of available tests. Additionally, the summer break for schools, colleges and universities means that many young people have more free time to learn to drive. Learner drivers of all ages also like to take advantage of the extra daylight hours and favourable road ...

Our ADI training materials can help support your initial training or CPD

by: Camille Patricot on

One thing all approved driving instructors (ADI) know is that they have to be on top of their game at all times. Students rely on their instructors to be up to date and knowledgeable on all aspects of driving. That’s applicable whether you’re a recently qualified ADI or have been an instructor for 20+ years. In order to pass your ADI exams, you need to be confident in teaching the pra...

How to get your ADI vehicle learner ready

by: John Wells on

Your car is an important consideration as an approved driving instructor (ADI). There are a number of things that need to be considered in order to make it suitable for you to teach pupils in. You also need to ensure that pupils that choose to learn in their own cars follow the same guidelines. Some cars are easier for students to learn in, smaller hatchbacks for example – so bear this ...

Support your PDI training with our practical guide to the ADI standards check

by: Jon Ellard on

Our PDI training books can help you work towards passing the ADI standards check and starting your career as a qualified driving instructor. Our manuals are designed to help you pass all three stages of the ADI exams with ease. Once you have passed parts one and two, you will just have the practical standards check to complete. We have created a manual to give you the best chance at pa...

Preparing for the ADI standards check

by: John Wells on

Firstly, there are a few common things that ADIs fail their standards checks on: Failing to adapt during the lesson – to the drivers needs or style Not properly covering risk management Too much or too little communication with the pupil No learning appears to take place and therefore no clear value for money What is an ADI standards check? The Driver and Vehicle Standards Ag...

How to become an approved driving instructor (ADI)

by: John Wells on

There are many benefits to becoming an approved driving instructor (ADI). From the strong sense of work satisfaction to the flexible working hours and the freedom of being your own boss. There are a few steps you need to take before you can become a fully qualified ADI. Firstly, you can find out at gov.uk whether you are able to become a driving instructor. Step 1: ADI theory test This is ...