elsewhere but not impressed?
one or more of the tests?
your current driving instructor training isn't getting you the results
you want, it might not be your fault, it could be down to your current
driving instructor trainer! There are some extremely good trainers
out there but there are also some trainers and organisations that
are more interested in your money than they are in you. Call 07710-227763
for a no-obligation chat and see what D-G might be able to do for
Training in York
Deej was my instructor
whilst I was training for my ADI. I found his teaching methods professional,
clear and accurate. Deej has a great ability to be both technical
and precise combined with a very engaging manner. If I could only
take one skill from Deej it would be to make a pupil teacher relationship
feel very balanced - whilst learning was always achieved it was
always facilitated never directed.
Nick Yates ADI
for more testimonials from ADIs that trained with Deej
The road to becoming a DSA
Approved Driving Instructor is by no means easy, but the destination can
be very rewarding. If you like people, like the satisfaction of seeing
people learn and improve day by day, and you enjoy driving, then it could
be the career for you. The qualification procedure is in several parts,
starting with a CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check then passing a DSA
Instructing Exam which comes in three parts;
- Part One : Theory
Theory Test. Similar to the the L-Test Theory, with 100 multiple choice
questions and 14 Hazard Perception clips
- Part Two : Driving
An extended driving test, over a full hour, including all manouevres.
A maximum of 6 driving faults is allowed.
- Part Three : Instructional
A "role play" instructional test itself in two parts where the examiner
plays the part of a pupil and you have to give objective instruction
to a high standard. You must demonstrate your expertise of instructional
techniques including briefing, different levels of instruction; talkthrough,
prompted and independant, and also the core competencies; fault identification,
analysis, and remedy.
Your driving instructor trainer
should be able to help you with all three exams.
Whatever you may have read
or heard about the qualifying process elsewhere, passing the 3 DSA tests
is not easy, and first time pass rate for part 3 in particular is less
than 7%. Still interested? Then you need to understand that the reason
for such a high failure rate is that most candidates are not properly
prepared. Get prepared. For first class driving instructor training in
York, give DG Driver Training a call.
(Andrew De-Giorgio passed all three tests first time and has trained
new instructors both independantly and for the AA Driving School).
Call or email for further details
and start looking forward to a new career.
Being a driving instructor doesn't just mean teaching learner drivers.
Subject to attaining the necessary qualifications you can go on to teach
Pass Plus, Advanced Driving, Corporate Drivers or even go on to train
new instructors yourself.
Choosing Your Driving
One thing to be aware of when choosing where you get your training is
that many schools will tell you that if you train with them, they will
guarantee you a job when you qualify. What they REALLY mean is that they
will offer you a franchise deal whereby you pay anything from £100-£300
per week to use their car, their branding etc. What they don't tell you
is that they will usually offer this same deal to pretty much any qualified
Approved Driving Instructor regardless of where they got their training.
Questions You Should
- Can you meet your
trainer before commiting?
When spending this sort of money, you want to get the best out of it
and this will be difficult if you don't get on well with your trainer.
It's well worth meeting them before you commit to big spending.
- Do you get a refund
if you decide not to complete your training?
For various reasons, not everyone who starts training will see it through
to the end. If this is the case with you, will you get your money back
for training not taken?
- When will your training
Some organisations will take your money before commiting to any time
frame. Some won't even commit once you've paid! Horror stories abound
of would-be instructors handing over thousands of pounds and then waiting
weeks or even months to get their training, which even then is sometimes
sporadic, irregular and infrequent. Make sure your trainer commits to
a time frame that suits you before you hand over your hard earned cash.
When you're told "Oh yes, we can do your training at weekends,"
ask "Which weekends?" and make sure you get an answer that
suits you before you part with your money.
- Is Training One-To-One?
Some trainers and organisations double up on trainees to save themselves
money. Your logbook may say you've had 40 hours Part 3 training, but
will that be 20 hours for you and 20 hours whilst you watched someone
else being trained?
At D-G Driver Training you only pay for training when YOU are being
trained, however you will be encouraged to sit in on other trainees
sessions (subject to their consent) at NO CHARGE to yourself. We will
encourage you to practise with other trainees and put you in touch accordingly.
Time spent practising is essential, and we'd rather you didn't have
to pay for it.
- How long will it
This depends on two things; the CRB/DSA waiting times, and how much
time you can commit. Most people take a year or more from their first
enquiry to entry on the register of Approved Driving Instructors, but
it can be done in 3-4 months with a bit of aptitude and application.
from ADIs that trained with Deej
Just wanted to thank you for all your help, support and patience with
my driving instructor training. I couldn't have successfully passed
all 3 of my tests first time without you. I'm now a fully qualified
driving instructor and my business is just taking off. I have you
to thank for helping me get where I am. Even though my training has
finished, I know I can call on you anytime if I have and questions
Katy : )
|Having left my previous
employment I decided that I wanted to try something different and
thought I would train as a Driving Instructor. This was a step into
the unknown for me and I was very nervous until I met Deej! Deej was
very professional and honest in his teaching which meant I had a clear
and structured learning programme that was timed to my needs. As well
as the normal lessons Deej also allowed me to sit in on pupil lessons
so I could observe how he taught learners, an experience that was
priceless! I am happy to say that, thanks to Deej, I am now a fully
qualified ADI with a thriving business!
If anyone is looking for a Driving Instructor Trainer then I would
strongly recommend Deej
|Deej took over my driving
instructor training mid way through my part 3 lessons when my previous
instructor became ill. It was like a breath of fresh air!!!! Fun and
very easy to get on with is how I would describe him. Deej puts you
at ease and goes that extra mile to teach you to the standard required
by the DSA.
For more information about
becoming a driving instructor and what it involves, checkout what
the DSA has to say
PAYG (Pay As You Go)
- Same hourly rate for Parts One, Two and Three
All lessons two hours duration unless otherwise agreed
Part One :
Most people study themselves but help can be given if necessary,
on an hourly rate as required
Part Two :
10 hours training : £300
Any hours not needed for Part Two can be carried over to Part Three
Part Three :
40 hours training : £1200
All In :
2 Hours Part One
10 Hours Part Two
40 Hours Part Three
note that the hours stipulated in the Modular and All In
courses do not guarantee success and as with any form of training,
people learn at different speeds. Additional training can be supplied
at preferential rates if so required.
Prices correct as of 01/02/2017