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How to pass the ADI exams

by: John Wells on

In order to charge for driving lessons you must first become an ADI (approved driving instructor), which involves proving your competence by passing a three-part test. The qualification requires you to demonstrate your theoretical knowledge, hazard perception skills, practical driving ability and ability to teach pupils, all of which are essential to being a successful and capable drivi...

Magnetic roof signs and motorway tuition.

by: John Wells on

With impending changes in legislation we have had an increasing number of driving instructors asking about the suitability of magnetic roof signs for motorway tuition. The questions that we get asked are: ‘What is the speed rating for the sign?’, ‘What speed are they guaranteed to stay on at?’ ‘How fast can we go before they come off?’ etc. Applying some common sense we give the fol...

How can I stand out from the crowd as a driving instructor?

by: John Wells on

An effective marketing strategy will draw attention to your business for all the right reasons. Whether you’re a large and established driving school or a one-man band, differentiating yourself from your competitors is vital to ensuring potential customers think of you first when taking to the roads decked out with red L plates. Graphics and decals Going the extra mile will make a ...

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 ...