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Driving instructor books

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Committing yourself to becoming a driving instructor is financially and emotionally demanding as many to start to train do not have the courage to continue. To avoid failure, the best thing to do is to have a lot of reading material and teaching aids that will encourage you and help you pass first time round.

As driving test pass rates are increasing, many people are opting for a career in teaching learners to drive but the minimum £3,000 start up fee just to train is undoubtedly difficult to get hold of. Learner driving instructors are hopeful that they will get their money back in no time as driving lessons have not really been affected during the recession.

There are many books that are available for people who are studying to become a driving instructor, want to become an independent driving instructor or just want to pass the ADI (Approved Driving Instructor) course first time round. It usually takes a few attempts to finally get the green ADI badge to proudly display on the windscreen.

As driving instructor careers are being given a boost, it is classed as ‘self employed’ and it is seen as a business venture so there are more places selling books to help it become a successful venture. The best books to buy are those written by people who have done the test and set up on their own. It gives useful insight on how demanding it is and what the options are available after passing.

Saying that, if you choose to become part of a driving school, you will be trained according to what they require of you. So as well as passing the three part ADI course you will be trained according to their driving school expectations. In this case, you will be provided with driving instructor books to help you study and pass.

Just because you are an ADI doesn’t mean you shouldn’t brush up on your skills either because laws and practical test requirements change all the time. So to ensure you keep up your recommendations, you will need to read up on all the latest manoeuvres, driving competencies and ‘show me, tell me’ questions. Being in the know will make all the difference when it comes to business and pupils so invest in some books to help you become a successful small business or up and coming franchise.

gices Published 09 Apr 2010