Its always hard to find the right person to turn to for professional help whether it be a plumber or a lawyer, finding a good driving instructor is just as important and sometimes as difficult.
There are some key questions you need to consider.
1) What are you looking for? Is this price, quality or speed of course, pass first time etc.
2) Do you want someone qualified, or are you happy with a cheap option, where the instructor is a trainee or just not very busy.
Think about what you expect from the company or driving instructor when you speak to them. Choosing a driving instructor is important as you need someone who is a professional and can teach your son or daughter how to drive safely for the rest of their lives.
There are some important points to look out for:
b) Look at their web site and see what their customers say about them.
c) Qualifications, all qualified driving instructors display a green badge in their windscreen, trainees have a pink badge. Some instructors do further non-compulsory training, such as ORDIT registered(Instructor trainer) Fleet register(Fleet company trainer). And there a range of other driving instructor courses that keep them up to date and skilled to teach on today’s roads.
Advanced driving tests, such as the DIA(Diamond advanced test) RoSPA (Royal Society Prevention of Accidents advanced driving test) IAM(Institute of advanced motorists test) RAC(Royal Automobile Club advanced test).
Grade and pass rate most driving instructors should be on a grade 4 or above their pass rates should be above their local test centre average, the national average is 42%.
It is recommended that prior to taking your test you should have had 40 hours in-car tuition with a qualified driving instructor and then another 25-30 hours practice with friends or family.
Good luck with your driver training programme, and don’t forget if you need any help, just ask.
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