Everyone has questions when it comes to learning to drive, we’ve compiled the biggest and best below for our driving lesson frequently asked questions!
Unfortunately our instructors will usually get booked up 2 weeks in advance. If we can cover your late notice driving test we would require an assessment lesson before your test where we can ensure you are a safe, competent driver. If we are happy to proceed with your driving test then a 1 hour lesson must be taken before your driving test then straight on to your test. Please call or email us if you want to check availability.
Everybody is different and it’s hard to say, the national average is around 45 but recently the DVSA have been advising people it takes around 67 hours. We have had people pass a lot quicker, and some people take longer (especially if they are stop / start pupils with no commitment to learning) We can give you an assessment with an estimate of how many lessons you will need if preferred.
If you have been driving over 3 years then yes you could train to become a driving instructor in Wirral, please head over to our ADI training page to read more.
At the moment we only cover the following post-codes:
CH40, CH41, CH42, CH43, CH44, CH45, CH46, CH47, CH48, CH49,
CH60, CH61, CH62, CH63, CH64
It depends purely on your area and who is available at the time, please have a look at our instructors to see who covers your area, you may be able to request that instructor when booking in but you will be advised of that persons availability.
Firstly, pass rates are not an indication of how good an instructor is. Secondly, we have that many driving test’s it’s near impossible to keep track of. We monitor our instructors for passes, reviews & customer feedback and total lessons provided. The best way to summarise a pass rate is this, an instructor can put one pupil in for test a year and they pass because the instructor gives them more lessons than required. A second instructor puts 50 learners through their test and only 49 pass, he has a pass rate of 98%.
We’ve mentioned the negatives, now time for the positives!
You are your own boss and you work when you want, where you want. You can work as little or as much as you like and you meet a whole range of people whilst doing it. Some people you’ll love and some people you’ll hate, but it’s a varied job and 9/10 times you will love it.
The first thing you need is to apply to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to become an ADI (approved driving instructor). You’ll need to give current details about your driving licence including any offences or pending convictions. You also need a criminal records disclosure number. Apply to become an ADI on GOV.UK.
There are 3 parts to the training and the more effort you put in the quicker you qualify. This does not mean it can be rushed. Realistically 4-6 months will get you ready to start teaching to a high standard if you try hard. You must complete training within 2 years or you have to start all over again.
If you’re doing it for the love of money, there are easier ways to make money.
Many companies will advertise that you can earn up to £40,000 per annum. What they don’t mention is that you have associated car fee’s, franchise costs and working self employed you lose your sick and holiday pay which you should try and cover.
Realistically, based on a 35 hour week you could earn £47,320 based on £26 per hour. Remove your costs and the figure will be more £30,000 per annum.
On average the DSA recommends around 45 hours with a qualified driving instructor, as well as private practice at home. Everybody is different with some people passing in less than 10 hours and others taking more than the average. We teach you to the highest standards whilst also ensuring your a confident driver. Your driving instructor will be able to give you a rough estimate based on your learning style after the first 2 lessons.