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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Part 2 Course : The ADI driving test

About the test
The Part 2 driving test closely resembles the current car-driving test for learners in format and content. However, the eyesight test requires you to read a number plate at a slightly longer distance (i.e. 27.5 metres or 26.5 metres depending on the width of the lettering) with glasses if normally worn for driving, the duration of the test is longer to allow you to undertake all the set manoeuvres and you are expected to perform to a higher standard. Unlike the L test which allows you to make 15 minor driving faults on the Part 2 ADI test you are only permitted to make 6 minor driving faults and what constitutes a minor driving fault may be more critically assessed.

Driving instructor training provided by LDC
The Part 2 course is made up of a programme of self-development exercises and study using our modern open learning Part 2 driving instructor training DVD (5 hours of video footage), software, test guide and workbook. The duration of the open learning course is around 20 hours.

Driving Instructor Training Part 2

In addition your local LDC DSA ORDIT qualified trainer would tailor a programme of in-car training to meet your specific needs. This in-car training would usually be spread over a number of sessions and be provided on a one-to-one basis to ensure no time was wasted waiting for or watching someone else drive. However, you can choose to share your in-car training with another LDC student in which case the training hours allotted would be doubled (i.e. increased pro-rata) to 20 hours. Therefore, you are potentially looking at 40 hours of training for part 2 in total plus additional free in-car training that might be necessary (see below for details).

Free additional in-car training
In the unlikely event that you do not pass any attempt at this part of the exam additional free in-car training is provided to help you pass the next time.

Last year, of those who completed their training with LDC, 99.5% passed Part 2 of the qualifying exam within the three attempts allowed. The pass rate for Part 2 tests taken in 2009/10 as published in the DSA Annual Report was 52%. From this you will appreciate that LDC have a significantly better success rate than the norm for Part 2.