Thursday, February 17, 2011

Become a Driving Instructor in the UK

Why should you become a driving instructor? Some people might like spending more time in the car and/or passing on important safety skills to new drivers, but most people want to be in the driving instructing field because it is very similar to running your own business. You can set your own times and hours, have a good pay, have job security, and most of all, a job you love. Not to mention you get to be your own boss!

Now that you've decided to become a driving instructor, how do you begin? Well, the first thing you need is to find out if you qualify to become a driving instructor in the UK. The official requirements are as follows:

  • have a current, vaild UK driving license
  • must have held it for at least 3 years
  • ideally have no more than 6 points accumulated
A key quality that makes you become a good driving instructor is to be a people person, as you will enjoy teaching that much more and get frustrated at your students that much less when they don't do as you tell them.

The next step is to undertake driving instructor training which is offered at many training centres across the UK. Find out where to get driving instructor training in the UK closest to you! 

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