Frequently Asked Questions About Driving Instruction

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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. What are the requirements for becoming a driving instructor? To register for driving instruction training, you must fi...

Common Driving Mistakes and How to Avoid Making Them

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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. What’s important is that you recognise these mistakes and then you can correct them to make sure you’re as safe as you can be on the road. 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....

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

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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. Although some of these may seem obvious, the sheer number of people who have been asking Google shows that they’re not - so we thought we’d take the opportunity today to dispel some of the myths and mi...

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

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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

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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...

Colourfile Professional 3 - 2017 UPDATE

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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...

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

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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

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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 ...

Preparing for the ADI standards check

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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...

Just released: Driving Test Success All Tests 2016 edition

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Driving Test Success All Tests NEW 2016 Edition  ISBN NUMBER: 978-1-84326-616-7 AVAILABLE HERE FEATURES 1. Theory Test With ALL the latest official DVSA revision questions, answers and explanations for learner drivers and motorcyclists. 2. Hazard Perception Test Sit hundreds of interactive mock tests and watch the official CGI sample video clips. 3. Practical Driving Lessons NEW 4....