Driving Instructor Training HYPE!
"The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet."
If it sounds too good to be ture, it probably isn't!
What You Must be Aware Off!
There are a vast number of firms offering Instructor Training, however, not all of them have government recognition. Most will enrol new students who will pay an average of £3,500 up-front for training or give you an initial small price, but flease you for more money later.
This is because they make their money from the high drop out rate amongst instructor students, as they base a significant part of their Profits on you failing or not continuing. DVSA figures show that only 31% of Students who register, continue to complete the training and of those, 28.1% pass.
The "Unbelievable Offers" to watch out for:
Pay Nothing Until You Qualify
A Google search of BBC's Watch Dog will reveal companies that fall into this bracket. Whilst the claim sounds plausible, the small print reveals that you pay if you don't qualify too with up to 49.9% APR added to a 2 year loan. 49.9% APR X £3,500 = An actual cost of £7,451.89
Guaranteed Pass or Your Money Back
This company boasts that their whole course costs under £1,500! This claim is based on:
(A). You are only allowed to sit the tests when they allow you to. This means you have to take extra training at
inflated prices and as much as triple your cost.
(B). If you dont get on with your trainer and take training with another company because you are displeased,
your guarantee is nul-in-void.
(C). If your family circumstances change or you decide this is not the career for you, the claim is again
(D). Should you fail the Part 2 or 3 within your 3 attempts, you need to wait 2 years from the date you Passed
your Part 1 and MUST take the course again. Therefore, not only will your life likely change completely
within 2 years, it could be as much as 5 years before you see your "Guaranteed Money Back".
Instructor Training with Catz-i.com ADiT
There really is nothing more rewarding than taking a 17yr old who has basic abilities and
turning them into a safe and confident driver. From stalling, to dual
carraigeways and from cold fear to confident driving. Or maybe it's
the flexibility that you can work around your own diary and you will
soon see why few ever change career again.
Nevertheless, like with any industry, there are some that would
try sell you an unrealistic dream and I aim in the next few pages
to not only inform you of the good, but the bad and down right
ugly too, so before you part with a single penny, you start
your training with your eyes wide open.
The Truth is out there...
TV, Radio and Newspaper Advertising gives promises of earnings exceeding £30,000 per year, a company car, lots of free time, work only a few hours whenever you want and a constant stream of eager to learn new Learner Drivers who just want to give you a bucket full of Cash.
Catz-i.com ADiT is a registered Driver Training Provider and dedicated to Continued Professional Development (CPD), so you can rest in the knowledge that we are well monitored by the Governing Authorities and there will be No Compromise in the Quality of Training you receive. To this end our Course Materials are continuously improved and kept-up-to-date with new legislation and laws. This is just one area where Catz-i.com excel as we ensure that the documentation we provide is the most up-to-date available and you receive revisions as they are made ensuring the data you study and teach is as accurate as possible.
Frequently Asked Question's
How long will it take to Pass?
With one-to-one tuition our full Course is designed to be completed in three-six months. We do realise that for most of our Students that they will not have studied since School, College or University, so with the option of pacing at your own speed and learning ability, you are more likely to retain the information learned and have a greater opportunity of success.
Some do take longer than six months and some opt for a Trainee Licence, which is valid for a further six months, however the choice and speed is completely up to you, but no matter the time or assistance required, Catz-i.com will be with you every step of the way.
Are there too many Driving Instructors?
The latest DVSA figures published actually showed that in 2015 show there are 5,519 Fewer Driving Instructors compared to 2011*. Add to this the number of people seeking driving lessons has rose year on year, this shows that
demand is there and new driving instructors are always required. Evidence
of this is apparent with driving test waiting times where the Governments
target of a '2 week waiting period' has risen to between 8-16 weeks in
almost every area.
A further example is that between January-September 2015, Catz-i.com
turned away 37% of pupil enquiries as our Instructors diaries were fully
booked and we cannot employ ‘Quality’ ADI’s quickly enough. We
continue to operate at maximum capacity to date.
*At todays date 03 March 2019, the government is yet to publish figures past March 2018. You can access the link here
How many Lessons will I need?
Regardless of what other training companies do, we know that you are unique and your learning style will be different to anyone else. This is where you take 90 minute training sessions with a specific begining, middle and end. By using this one-to-one system most Students are Part 2 Test ready after 12 - 16 hours. With regards the Part 3 Training, most courses run for 40 hours, however, there are very few who pass (all across the UK), with out a realistic 60 hours of training.
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