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How to Get a Motorcycle Licence in the UK

In this article, we’ll look at how to get a motorcycle licence in the UK by detailing the various stages, requirements, and tips to help you navigate the process smoothly.

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Automatic vs Manual Driving Lessons - Which Are Better?

This article aims to help with this by stacking automatic vs manual driving lessons against one another to learn which are better.

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Best Tools for Teaching Hazard Perception

In this article, we’ll look at the most effective tools and techniques for teaching hazard perception, ensuring learner drivers are well-prepared for the road and their driving test.

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Protecting Your Car Roof: The Benefits of Rubber Roof Protectors

For Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs), the condition of their instruction vehicles is a significant aspect of their profession. A well-maintained instructor vehicle evokes a sense of trust and professionalism - ensuring that your brand appeals to the public.

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Essential Driving School Supplies Every Instructor Should Have

As a driving instructor, you have the responsibility of ensuring your students are well-equipped with the skills they need to become safe and confident drivers. To do this effectively, you need to have the right tools and supplies.

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The Importance of Stationery and Promotional Supplies for Driving Schools

Self-promotion and branding are two important concepts for any modern business looking to draw in clients.

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How Dual Controls and Mirrors Improve Safety in Driver Education

Learning to drive is a rite of passage for many teenagers and adults, one that brings with it a sense of freedom and responsibility. However, the learning process also exposes the novice driver, the instructor, and even the general public to certain risks. In driver education, the role of dual controls and mirrors is often undervalued, but these features are crucial for ensuring a safer environment for everyone involved.

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The Best Driving School Supplies for Instructors and Schools

In this article, we will take a comprehensive look at essential driving school supplies like car roof signs, dual controls, training aids, and Colourfile.

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The Importance of Choosing the Right Driving School Supplies for Your Business

One often overlooked aspect that can significantly impact both is the selection of the right driving school supplies. These supplies include a wide range of materials, tools, and equipment that facilitate effective teaching and learning in the realm of driving.

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How to learn to be a driving instructor

Learning to become a driving instructor is an exciting and rewarding journey for those passionate about teaching others the skills and knowledge needed to navigate the roads safely. Aspiring driving instructors play a crucial role in shaping responsible drivers and fostering a culture of road safety.

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Do you need a dual control car to be a driving instructor?

Driving is an essential part of modern life. We are a nation of travellers and commuters and not having to rely on public transport or favours from friends and family who drive can be incredibly freeing. As an ADI, you get to give the gift of independence by teaching learners the skills they need to pass their driving test. To do this to the best of your ability, you need to meet certain standards that ensure you run your business legally and effectively.

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Essential books that you need to pass your ADI exams

Aspiring driving instructors need to pass their Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) exams to become qualified and licensed professionals in the field.

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Tips for Becoming a Driving Instructor

Everyone wants to be their own boss and work whatever hours they desire. As a driving instructor, you can get the flexible lifestyle most people can only dream of. Additionally, you get to teach people how to drive safely and prevent deadly car accidents.

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Training Supplies You Need for Driving Test Success

Taking your driving test can be nerve-wracking and with the current national pass rate standing at 46%, it can be even more daunting knowing a lot people fail their test the first time.

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Best Books for Bus Driver Training

Buses and coaches are not a thing of the past. Buses and coach drivers provide a valuable and essential service for those without vehicles, and they decrease traffic volume and fuel usage country-wide. Becoming a bus and coach driver is a noble pursuit.

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Do driving instructor cars need L plates? The rules & regulations

Before taking a learner driver out, both the instructor and learner must meet all the legal requirements outlined by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency

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How to create a business plan for driving instructors

Any driving instructor who is looking to start or grow their company must have a solid business plan in place. A business plan will help you to clarify your goals, identify your target market and determine how you'll achieve success

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Do blind spot mirrors work?

No matter how long you have been driving, there’s always the possibility of getting into an accident. Even if you have plenty of experience behind the wheel, it’s impossible to predict what other hazards or incidents will occur on the road

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Types of roof signs for driving school cars

A driving school roof sign is designed to let other road users know that a learner driver is behind the wheel. This allows fellow motorists to be considerate of their inexperience and exercise caution as they travel alongside them

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Training Tools For Driving Instructors

Working as a driving instructor can be an incredibly tempting career path for someone that loves being on the road. You can spend the majority of your working hours in your car, teaching the next generation of motorists how to behave on the road in a safe and responsible way.

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How to Promote Your Driving School Business

Most people who choose to become a driving instructor do so because they love driving, spending time with people, and sharing their enthusiasm for cars.

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Disability Driving Instructors in the UK: What You Need To Become One

The number of disabled drivers in the UK has dropped in recent years. It's more vital than ever that there are disability driving instructors available for the people who need them.

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Business Use Car Insurance After Covid: What is Covered?

When starting a driving school business, you must consider various factors, such as insurance, taxes, and potential competitors. This type of business requires good communication skills and patience.

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Why It's Important for your Driving School to Teach Eco Driving to Learners

Eco-driving is a modern driving technique to help reduce fuel consumption, but it has many other benefits. For learner drivers, in particular, it can also help them become safer drivers as a bonus.

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Eco safe driving: What is it & why is it so important?

Eco-safe driving is one of the most important lessons you can give learners especially given the increased environmental awareness.

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The difference between L plates, D plates and P plates

Learning to drive is one of life’s major milestones. And there’s a lot to take in. Aside from the technical aspects of taking driving lessons, there’s a bundle of rules learners must adhere to along with some misconceptions.

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ADI Standards Check: Everything you need to know

The Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) Standards Check provides a national quality framework to assess the ability and competence of all instructors who teach pupils in driving a car.

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Training Tools You Need For Driving Test Success

Taking your driving test can be nerve-wracking and with the current national pass rate standing at 46%, it can be even more daunting knowing a lot people fail their test the first time.

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Tips On How To Promote Your Driving Business

Running a successful driving business comes down to more than teaching people how to operate a vehicle. It also requires business promotion and a savvy marketing strategy. If you don't put time and effort into your business marketing ideas, you might find yourself struggling to gain clients.

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Dual Control Car Fittings: Why They’re Essential for ADIs

As all ADIs know, new drivers are risky drivers. The fact is that 1 in 5 new drivers will crash their car within a year of passing their test. For your safety and theirs, you can't take chances when teaching inexperienced drivers.

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Training Tools You Need to Become a Driving Instructor

Between April 2019 and March 2020, there were almost 2 million theory tests in the UK alone. On top of that, there were over 1.5 million practical tests.

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A Guide To Dual Controls: Dual Control Car Kits For Driving Instructors

Are you thinking about becoming a driving instructor? Are you looking for more advice about using dual control kits for your lessons?

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Disability Driving Instructors in the UK: What You Need To Become One

The number of disabled drivers in the UK has dropped in recent years. It's more vital than ever that there are disability driving instructors available for the people who need them.

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Highway Code: A Complete Guide to the Rules of the Road

The Highway Code has been updated over 10 times in the last five years, though many drivers haven't consulted the guide since they passed their driver's test.

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What Is A PDI And How To Become One: PDI 101

Remember the days when you first learned to drive? The difficulty of learning to navigate the roads and parallel park?

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Should Learner Drivers be Taught how to Avoid Potholes?

Potholes are particularly a major problem during winter due to constant thawing and freezing of the water that seeps under the layer of asphalt. Consequently, there is a push for skills and knowledge on avoiding potholes be included in the driving lesson plans.

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How to position your rearview mirror for ADIs

The ability to clearly see what is happening all around on the road as an ADI and learner driver is vital. As the old adage goes, assume every other road user is a risk.

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Can UK learner drivers drive at night?

Learner drivers holding a provisional license may drive at night so long as they are suitably supervised. Driving at night brings its own set of distinct challenges and can be quite daunting

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Do driving instructor cars need L plates? The rules and regulations

Before taking a learner driver out, both the instructor and learner must meet all the legal requirements outlined by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency in the national standard for driver and rider training

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Choosing the Right Roof Top Box for Driving Instructors

A well-designed rooftop sign makes it easier to alert road users that a student driver is behind the wheel

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What Mirror is Best for Driving Instructors?

When steering behind the wheel, keen observation of the road from all angles is a necessity. Mirrors are useful tools fitted in your car to broaden your view allowing you to see everything that is happening around you

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Practical Teaching Skills and Tips for Driving Instructors

As an instructor, you have an important role in shaping the driving abilities of your learners. For this reason, strive to provide active learning to enable the learner to acquire a wide array of cognitive and physical skills

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The Evolution of Learning to Drive

The government has been continuing its mission to improve young driver road safety

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DIA comments on new Target 51 Standards Check Guide

We were delighted to receive the following endorsement from the about our latest title available to driver and rider trainers

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MSA review of Target 51 - The Standards Check

Our latest product, Target 51 The Standards Check was recently reviewed in Newslink - the monthly publication of The Motor Schools Association (MSA)

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ADI training materials from Grade Six Supplies

It’s so important to keep up to date with driving tests and DVSA requirements. As an Approved Driving Instructor, staying on top of your game gives your students much higher pass rates.

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Books to help you pass your theory test

Learning to drive can get really expensive and you probably want to pass your test as quickly as possible. The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) have published a whole range of Theory books to help you pass your test.

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How to become an approved driving instructor (ADI)

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.

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Preparing for the ADI standards check

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) introduced ADI standards checks to ensure that instructors teach people to drive in the most effective way possible.

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

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.

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How to get your ADI vehicle learner ready

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.

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

One thing all approved driving instructors (ADI) know is that they have to be on top of their game at all times. That’s applicable whether you’re a recently qualified ADI or have been an instructor for 20+ years.

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Stock up with our full range of driving school supplies

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.

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

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

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

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.

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Essential driving school supplies for self-employed driving instructors

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.

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

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.

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Magnetic roof signs and motorway tuition.

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.

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How to pass the ADI exams

To pass ADI exams you must demonstrate theoretical knowledge, hazard perception skills, practical driving ability and ability to teach pupils, all of which are essential to being a successful and capable driving instructor. Here are some tips that can help.

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What can and can’t a learner driver do in the UK?

From taking a look at the public’s Google searches of ‘can a learner driver…’ we can see that there’s a lot of confusion surrounding what a learner driver can legally do in the UK. To dispel some myths and misunderstandings, here's what a learner driver can and can’t do in the UK.

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Not all drivers are equal - how to approach confident and nervous drivers

When it comes to teaching learners to drive, most driving instructors automatically vary their methods depending on the student in question and their confidence levels.

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How to overcome driving test nerves

It’s perfectly natural to be nervous before taking your driving test, but feeling overly anxious can be detrimental to your peace of mind and driving ability. If you're feeling anxious, here's how you can overcome driving test nerves.

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Why choose you? How to build value and position yourself as an independent driving instructor

Setting yourself up as an independent driving instructor can be a daunting prospect, given the competitive nature of the market. ere are a few tips to help you along your journey to setting yourself up independently.

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The 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions About UK Driving Tests

All learner drivers dream of the day they finally drop the L-plates. Yet after hours of practice behind the wheel they are often faced with preparation for the logistics of the test itself. We answer the 10 most frequently asked questions about UK driving tests, allowing you to focus on the driving.

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Choosing the right dual control kit for your driving instructor vehicle

Having dual control kits fitted is common practice for most ADIs, yet with many kits in the UK vehicle-specific, the purchase and fitting can quickly become a major expense. Vehicle-specific kits tend to be one-vehicle-use – making them unsustainable, expensive and damaging to the environment.

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Common Driving Mistakes and How to Avoid Making Them

Whether you’re a new driver or you’ve been driving for most of your life, everyone is capable of mistakes from time to time. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of our top 10 most common driving mistakes and tell you how you can avoid making them.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Driving Instruction

Are you interested in becoming a driving instructor? If the aforementioned career has ever interested you, you’re in luck! We’ve taken the time to construct a list of frequently asked questions to help answer some of the burning questions you have about driving instruction.

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