Success Stories

Meet Phil
LDC Driving Instructor Phil

I joined LDC after careful consideration and plenty of research into the different training organisations available. The reason I joined LDC was for the high quality of training and the future prospects offered. The LDC system for Driving Instructor Training surpassed all other organisations without exception. Not only did LDC offer reasonable Franchise fees, they also offered a well planned, and structured Training syllabus for both the Potential Driving Instructor and learner drivers. The system for each is both thorough and simple to follow.

LDC has been the ideal way to start my own business and I would definitely recommend them to anybody looking at becoming a Driving Instructor.

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Meet Cath
LDC Driving Instructor Cath

When I began to think about starting a family I realised that a Monday to Friday 9-5 office job wasn't the best option when it came to childcare (and I was bored with being stuck in an office as well!) so started looking into changing career - something with more flexible hours was what I wanted. That's when I came across being a driving instructor and training with LDC was my best move.

Training to be a driving instructor is hard work (I nearly had a heart attack when the training box turned up - it was huge!) but the LDC package is done in a way that makes it fun! I remember reading some of the theory notes and the way it's written there are comments in that are exactly the thoughts that go through your mind - I lost count of the number of times I burst out laughing because it was "so true". The part 2 and 3 training was great too. I'll never forget some of the examples of possible pupil behaviour that my trainer Les came up with - "dodge the kangaroos" was the best!!

The support both during the training and once you've qualified is fabulous - the induction course has loads of information to take in but you'll have a great laugh with some of Bob's stories! Everyone is so friendly and helpful - you feel like part of the family. Even though your running your own business, you don't feel as if you're on your own at all so you have the best of both worlds.

Now I've given my first few lessons, being a driving instructor is even better than I though it would be. I wish I'd done it sooner.

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Meet Wai
LDC Driving Instructor Wai

I wanted a career change that would be flexible and manageable. This also needed to be applied to the training I would receive. After a lot of researching and talking to "real" LDC instructors and trainers I chose to train with LDC and have achieved my goal in becoming a driving instructor. More importantly I am still able to get advice and help from LDC.

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About the LDC Driving Instructor Course

To become a fully qualified driving instructor you need good training, to be sure, you need the best. Nobody in our view can match the quality or professionalism of the resources we provide or the tutors we assign. Nobody has invested more and nobody can match our record. The LDC Driving Instructor Course incorporates state-of-the-art open learning materials, local and central support via phone, fax, email, and internet support forum combined with local in-car training from a fully qualified DSA ORDIT approved driving instructor trainer. The in-car training is conducted from any one of over 50 locations around the UK covering nearly every test centre where the ADI qualifying examination is carried out.

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Driving Instructor Training

How long will it take to become a driving instructor?
Regardless of which driving instructor training company you choose to train with, the time it takes to qualify as a driving instructor is subject to the DSA’s examination schedules. There are three parts to the qualifying examination, a theory test, a driving test and a practical test of your ability to instruct. Each part has to be taken consecutively, and each will carry with it a six week waiting period (sometimes longer). Consequently, the exam process itself from start to finish is about 18 weeks assuming there are no other delays. This is why intensive training for Part 1, 2 or 3 is unsuitable and why it is better to spread out the driving instructor training over several weeks on a part-time basis with studying and practice in between.

Tailor made driving instructor training
The LDC driving instructor course has therefore been tailored in such a way that it fits around the DSA’s exam schedule, and as well as minimising any ‘idle’ periods in training whilst waiting for a test date, the flexibility of our part-time driving instructor training course also allows students to manage their training around any other full or part-time commitments they have. Bearing this in mind, it will inevitably take a number of months to fully qualify. However, if you train with a driving school such as LDC, you are allowed to operate and earn money as a trainee driving instructor after you have passed the second part of the exam. Although not essential, this would enable you to get up to six months part-time or full-time practical experience in preparation for the Part 3 test.

The LDC driving instructor course is made up of three separate courses, one for each part. As you will see from the information in this website, the courses provide well over 200 hours of home study and practical in-car training in total spread over a few months on a part-time basis.