If you go for the cheapest school you can find then you will almost certainly get the worst kind of instructor. More often they are part-time instructors or schools that have no business and there’s probably good reasons for that!
OK so go for the most expensive school then?
Well, no, the more expensive schools tend to be the franchised national schools like BSM used to be and these instructors have to pay their franchisers lots of money each week so they have to do lots of lessons in order to make the payments and make a living. Every year people find out too late that their instructor is not even fully qualified to teach
In fact only one in three trainee instructors actually makes the grade to being fully qualified so they are doing their training ON YOU and you are paying for the privilege!The instructor turnover at those schools is very high so you can find yourself with a different instructor or car and a total lack of continuity to your learning. Pupils have been known to get a completely different instructor and car arrive on the day of their test! Good grief!
How do I tell if my instructor is a trainee instructor?
That's easy! A TRAINEE INSTRUCTOR must display a RED TRIANGLE BADGE like this in their windscreen. Remember that triangular signs are warning signs!
This is an Approved Driving Instructor badge
Qualified instructors display it their windscreen.
Are all your instructors fully qualified?
Yes and even better, they have at least 10 years experience so you can be certain of the very best tuition
OK I should go with a local school then?
Definitely, as a good local school is more likely to have your interests at heart than a large organisation for they can only survive with new business generated by a good reputation and excellent pass rate. A large National Driving School may not be so concerned about you passing at all!
But there are a lot of local schools. How do you tell who are the best?
Ask around! More local people join us than any other and there’s got to be good reasons for that! We've been teaching people to pass their test for a long time now so just ask around and you will find someone who has passed first time with us.
You need to know what you are trying to achieve and where you are in the program and so we supply you with an accurate syllabus guide which helps your learning plans. Many schools don't do this so you have no plans and no idea how your learning is going. If you are with a school where your instructor doesn't supply you with a clear progress guide then you should change instructors immediately.
Most schools don't but homework and questionnaires are a way of continuing your learning at home and an excellent way of making sure you know each subject. As you progress you can try our online Mock exams so you know you are well prepared for the Theory exam.
HOW ARE YOU GOING TO HELP ME PASS MY THEORY?
Each of the items in the syllabus is explained in detail so you can do much of your learning at home
We supply information to you by email so you can keep you up to date with motoring matters and learn at home
WHAT LEARNING AIDS DO YOU HAVE TO ASSIST MY LEARNING TO DRIVE?
From your first lesson we will keep you up to date on every lesson with your progress guide so you can see your way through the stages of driving
Your instructor will supply you with lesson reports so you can SEE your progress. What you have been working on, improvements made and where your problems lie.
Put all these items together and you can see how much more we have to offer than other schools
CONVINCED?? WE HOPE SO ! !
Start right from the start with our patient, friendly and experienced instructors
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