Driving Instructor Training - ORDIT Training - PDI Sponsorship
Welcome
Driving School Top Box Franchise/Affiliate Programme
Driving Instructor Training Read This First
Becoming a Driving Instructor
About DITL
Free Driving Instructor Training
Vacancies
Contact DITL
PDI Sponsorship
Train for the ORDIT Register
Already on the ORDIT Register?
Fleet Trainers
Links to Driving Instructor services
eShop
Driving Instructor Training Limited
Driving Instructor Training Read This First
Instructor training what you should know.
 
OK so you’ve seen the adverts, you may even have some glossy brochures in your hand, but do you have the complete picture?
 
Do these statements sound familiar?
 
Earn £30,000 per year.
 
Work the hours you want.
 
Take control of your life.
 
 
No lies here, but let’s take a closer look:
 
Earn £30,000 per year.
 
OK, if you're charging £25.00 per hour, - £.3.00 per hour for fuel then that equals £22.00. If we X that by 40 hours per week  that = £880.00. Take out of that  £200 per week running costs (Yes it will cost you this much!) that equals £680.00 X 48 weeks = £32,640.00.
 
So yes, you can earn £30,000.00 per year, but it’s unlikely to happen in your first couple of years in business! Remember you need to become established. In order to do 40 hours per week you’re going to need at least 20 pupils together with an on going supply of new pupils to allow for natural wastage such as driving tests and people giving up. So 40 hours per week is probably a little ambitious, what does it look like at 30 hours per week.

30 Hours per week.
 

£25.00 per hour - £3.00 per hour for fuel = £22.00 X 30 = £660.00 - £200.00 running costs 
(Remember your running costs are, in the main fixed, no matter what hours you work) = £440.00 X 48 = £22,080.00. This is a bit more realistic!
 
Please remember.
 
The above examples make no allowance for tax, national insurance or private pension contributions.
 
Work the hours you want.
 

Only if they’re the same hours your pupils want! You will get some people who are available during the day but most want lessons on an evening or at weekends.

If you’re not prepared to work these times then you need to look for something else.
 

Take control of your life.
 
How? OK you don’t have to worry about pleasing the boss, you’re the boss! And if this idea pleases you then go for it, just remember one thing: Rights go hand in hand with responsibilities. If you want to do this job correctly you’ll be the hardest taskmaster you’ve ever had. Taking control of your life will mean working harder and longer hours than you would for an employer without any guarantee of success.
 
 
Well as you’re still reading I obviously haven’t succeeded in putting you off. I hope you’ll forgive me for playing devils advocate, but I’ve seen too many good people wasting their time and money in pursuit of a dream that turns into a nightmare. Come into this industry if you wish, but come in with your eyes open!
 
The qualifying process is dealt with in detail elsewhere on this website so I’m not going to repeat it here; however the following general advice if heeded now may save you some heartache later on.
 
Choosing a training provider.
 
 
There are hundreds of people out there offering training to become a driving instructor, some are good, some bad, some indifferent and some positively crooked! 

                             
          
FOR YOUR OWN GOOD SHOP AROUND!

What should you look for?

O.R.D.I.T. The Official Register of Driving Instructor Trainers.

To have his or her name placed on the register an ADI must submit themselves together with their paperwork and premises to inspection by the DSA before their name can be placed on the ORDIT register. This doesn’t necessarily mean that all training given by an ORDIT trainer will be first class, we all have our off days, but at least it gives some quality assurance to prospective trainees. You will hear all sorts of stories about ORDIT being a waste of time, this is usually from ADI’s who are not on the register, and whilst I’m not saying that makes them poor trainers, if they’re that good why don’t they put their name on the register? It doesn’t cost a fortune and until there’s something better surely as professionals we should be giving it our support.
 
Speaking of support:

What support is offered not just for your training relating to the DSA exams, but also for you becoming self employed? Getting through the exams is hard, running your own business is harder. So is there any training offered in relation to sales and marketing? You personally may not need it but it should be available.

We will make sure you have free access to a business developement course prior to your business start up.

Email: info@ditl.org.uk
 

Welcome
Driving School Top Box Franchise/Affiliate Programme
Driving Instructor Training Read This First
Becoming a Driving Instructor
About DITL
Free Driving Instructor Training
Vacancies
Contact DITL
PDI Sponsorship
Train for the ORDIT Register
Already on the ORDIT Register?
Fleet Trainers
Links to Driving Instructor services
eShop