Why Should You Try Driving Instructor Training


While The Driving Force places obvious focus on providing driving lessons to new and experienced drivers alike, we also run a dedicated course that can help other people become driving instructors as well. Our driving instructor training will show you everything that you need to know to get started, in addition to ensuring that you have all of the qualifications necessary to teach others about life on the road.

There are many reasons why you might want to become a driving instructor, so here we look at a few things that show why this is such a wonderful career choice.

You Make Your Own Hours

Self-employment is a wonderful thing for many people for the simple reason that they get to work the hours that they want to work, when they want to work them. While this may not be the case should you choose to work for a larger driving school, having a qualification as a driving instructor puts you in a position to work for yourself, if you so choose.

There are many different advantages that come along with this and you get added flexibility in regards to when you give your driving lessons and to which people.

Earning Potential

Tying into the previous point about being able to select your own hours, a driving instructor can also choose what they charge for a lesson. While some care has to be taken with this, as going too high with your prices could lead to nobody making use of your services, it is still an attractive proposition and raises the earning potential of a good many people.

The average driving instructor can earn anywhere between £26,000 and £35,000 per year, depending on the hours that they work. Couple that earning potential with the fact that outgoings essentially amount to car maintenance and some learning materials and you have a nice little business for yourself.

Job Security

The simple fact of the matter is that there will always be a demand for driving instructors for as long as people are driving cars. This means that there is always work out there for you and you don’t need to worry about the job falling through as long as you have the qualifications and provide a good service.

Furthermore, if you choose to work for yourself you no longer have to worry about the looming threat of redundancy that can be carried by other jobs. You are your own boss, so you won’t need to concern yourself with the company at large as you are the whole company!

You Can Specialise

While the standard driving instructor’s qualification is more than enough to set you on your way in your new career, the profession holds plenty of potential for those who want to branch out and try something a little bit different.

A range of specialised qualifications can be obtained for providing training for everything from fleets through to advanced driving techniques if you wish to try something new, meaning the profession is always evolving and will guarantee a challenge in your working life.

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