Success Stories

Meet Denise
LDC Driving Instructor Denise

When I decided I wanted to be a Driving Instructor I opted for LDC because right from the first interview I was made to feel welcome. Not only would I receive first class training but I could also become a franchisee in a nationally recognised network. Most of all, I wanted to be my own boss but at the same time have the backup of a successful team.

The learning materials provided by LDC were easy to use and, as a working mum, the flexibility of home study was ideal. The option of regular practical training sessions during Parts 2 and 3 fitted well with my other commitments and allowed me to prepare for lessons and consolidate on what I had learned. Extra in-car tuition was available when I needed it (for re-takes!) at no extra cost, making the training package very good value for money.
Thank you LDC

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Meet Ken
LDC Driving Instructor Ken

I chose LDC after considering other companies because I thought the LDC Training package and Franchise was the best available. I am still part of the LDC franchise after 12 years and am very happy.

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Meet Glyn
LDC Driving Instructor Glyn

When I decided to train as a driving instructor, I applied to several companies to see what was on offer. I selected LDC because of the complete package they offered and the way that they presented themselves. The training and back up was so helpful and professional, that after I had qualified, I had no hesitation in joining the franchise.

After three good years with LDC, I decided to have a go on my own and although successful, I missed the support that comes from being part of a larger organisation. I would not have considered joining anyone else, so I have now rejoined LDC.

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An example of potential earnings

LDC instructors who carry out 40 lessons per week, who take 4 weeks off for holidays per year and who charges our average rate of £22 per lesson (lesson prices vary from area to area), could earn the following per week after meeting all business and car expenses, provided this workload was maintained throughout the year:

WEEKLY GROSS INCOME
40 lessons at £22 each
£880
LDC Materials Income
£20
Total Income
£900
 
WEEKLY EXPENDITURE (Includes VAT)
Car Rental / Insurance
£94
Fuel
£80
Franchise Fee
£42
Average top-up pupil fees
£20
Total Expenditure
£236
PRE TAX EARNINGS
£664

The above is equivalent to an annual salary of £31,248 plus a car (The car rental/insurance is based on a 5 door Vauxhall Corsa Club 1.3 CDTi with air conditioning and a combined MPG of 62.8). However, because you are self-employed you will make certain tax savings, which will enable you to keep more of the money you earn. Also if you choose to buy rather than rent a driving school car your earnings would potentially increase by a further £1,000 per year.

Naturally, in areas where the lesson rate is higher than the average rate or the type of training given was valued at a higher rate, potential earnings would correspondingly be much greater. For example the above figure of £31,248 would increase to £35,088 at £24 per lesson, £38,928 at £26 per lesson and £42,768 at £28 per lesson charged.

Please do not expect these income levels in your first few years of trading as promotional discounts and other aspects of becoming established will suppress your earning potential.