Driving Instructors

A Driving Instructor is the person that will actually deliver your Driving Lessons. Some Driving Instructors work on their own and some work within a Driving School. There are currently around 40,000 approved driving Instructors registered with the UK’s governing body, the DVSA.

 

Driving School Owner Andrew Cheetham

Driving School Owner Andrew Cheetham

There are two types of Driving Instructor:

ADI (Approved Driving Instructor) Fully qualified:

Fully qualified Instructors will have have completed a rigorous training program and must display a green badge in the windscreen of their tuition vehicle and will be licenced to deliver paid for tuition.

PDI (Provisional Driving Instructor) Trainee:

Trainee Instructors must display a pink badge and although they are licenced to deliver paid for tuition, they are still in the qualifying process and have still to pass their final exams.

Never pay for Driving tuition unless an operating licence is clearly displayed in the vehicle as the Instructor may be unlicenced to provide tuition.

 

 

 

Driving Instructor Licence

Driving Instructor Licence

Independent Instructors are not governed by a School operating policy and will vary enormously in the standards, service and tuition they provide.

A common misconception by the general public is that ALL Driving Instructors are all the same and although fully qualified instructors would have passed their qualifying exams, they vary enormously in the standards of both the customer service and level of tuition they offer.

Unfortunately, around 50% of all Driving Instructors never take any further development training from the day they qualify and it stands to reason that they would be lacking in recent developments such as client centred learning.

The vast majority of the general public will be unaware of this factor and often choose their driving lessons solely on price! This can be a huge mistake and all to often the “hidden cost of cheap” becomes obvious when a lack of progress is experienced.

Continued Professional Development

Continued Professional Development

 

 

 

Driving Instructors that have taken responsibility for their own development training will be more confident in their ability to offer a high standard of driving tuition and the price they charge will reflect this. Many successful Driving Instructors will have several customer reviews to offer a completely unbiased view of their services and level of tuition.

Driving Instructors that have not taken the time to keep up to date, will generally be the ones that offer “cheap” driving lessons and often advertise themselves as the cheapest Instructor in town to attract sufficient work to survive.

It is very wise when learning to drive, to seek as many customer reviews as possible and not simply choose the cheapest lessons available.

 

Customer Reviews Joe Porter

Customer Reviews Joe Porter

“The most important criteria for choosing Love Driving for my Instruction was them fitting me in to have regular weekly lessons and an instructor who was calm and patient. I found learning to drive a lot easier than I imagined as Andrew’s teaching methods were really clear and simple. I would Recommend Love Driving because of the patient and calmness of the instruction. I can think of nothing that could be improved!”

Customer Reviews Joe Porter

Love Driving are a local Driving School in Norfolk who have fully qualified Driving Instructors and no trainees are used to deliver driving lessons. Love Driving adheres to a strict code of conduct, mission statement and has periodic developmental training to ensure we remain at the forefront of our profession.

mission_statement

Mission Statement

Love Driving offer driving lessons with local Driving Instructors in the following locations.

DerehamNorwich