Instructors Hereford

Hi, my name is Dev from Hereford Driving School in Hereford. I am one of the local driving instructors in Hereford. I recently attended on of the quarterly meetings held by the ADIJNC who are the representatives for driving instructors. I was interested to hear what they had to say about the delays to the ADI Part 3 exam. This is what Lynne Barry had to say on this subject.

ADI Part 3 more delays: DVSA have warned that there may be further delays to the implementation of the new Part 3. The original target date was October 2nd, but challenges achieving the required legal sign off of the change within that timescale meant the launch was delayed. Now DVSA has cautioned that due to a new approach to legislative process, whereby secondary legislation will in future be subject to the same process as primary legislation (and will therefore have to pass through more layers of scrutiny than those needed previously for legislative change of this nature), the implementation of the new Part 3 test may be further delayed and possibly to late November.
The agency is currently seeking clarity as to whether the Part 3 change falls under a new government directive which requires a ministerial triage process for all secondary legislation from October. With the possibility of the Part 3 changes being caught in this new process NASP is concerned that even a newly estimated November implementation could be challenging for the agency to achieve. DVSA are currently contacting all PDIs with Part 3 tests booked between 30 October and 10 November to advise them that the test they take between these dates will not have changed to the new one. They are also contacting all trainers on ORDIT. ADINJC AGM: Save the date: Members of our current groups and associations are welcome to attend our AGM on December 2nd at the Village Hotel, Walsall in the West Midlands. As well as the AGM there will be guest speakers and an association meeting. All we ask is that we know you are attending in advance by contacting Sue Duncan our secretary at please do also pass on any apologies to her. It’s a busy time of year with another NASP and DVSA joint meeting in late November.
I want to thank all our members for their support with the work we do on your behalf to inform you, help with advice and to represent your many varied views.
Best wishes to you all.

So, this was the most up to date news from Lynne. I hope it helps you.

Driving Schools in Blackburn

So the nuts and bolts of this post talks about how one of the driving schools in Blackburn called Sam’s Angels has gone from a single independent instructor to now started to put a model in place whereby they are now looking expanding and are now starting to recruit other driving instructors in Blackburn for their driving school.

Sam who is the owner operator of Sam’s Angles in Blackburn is a fairly new driving school in Blackburn and has been operating only for a couple of years. Sam contacted us and asked us if we could review her website and give her our thoughts, and if possible, also look for a strategy to implement whereby she could capitalise more on her offerings of driving lessons in Blackburn.

So, our first steps was to review her current website and she what she was offering, how much, who to and look at where her strengths lie and where there where opportunities in any of her weaknesses from a business offering perspective.

We first looked at her website from a customers point of view. Although she had many pages, we noticed that there was very little content on any of these pages. We then looked at her pricing structure and also what her competitors was also offering. This was so we could get a good idea of where she was positioned in the market. Our analysis identified areas of opportunities where she could leverage a better presence in the market.

We done a analysis on her positioning on all of the major search engines, especially Google. We found her website positioned on page 4 on Google. During our analysis we used a tool called MOZ, now MOZ is great and is probably the industry standard for checking the positioning of a website coupled with a whole host of other things.

Other area we identified where we thought could be improved was her offering to the public. Sam initially decided that when she first launched that she would just market females and offer her services as a female driving instructors in Blackburn and just have female clients.

Over a course of a few business meetings with Sam, we mentioned that this is restricting her growth rate and if she ever wanted to expand then this could hold her back. So, after pointing out the flaws in this, Sam eventually agreed that she would offer driving lessons to both male and female pupils. Bu adopting this approach, it gave Sam’s Angels opportunity to reach out to twice the market audience and have a much larger audience.

Sam implemented this strategy immediately and the outcome was so unexpected, it was beyond belief for her. She found that she had twice as many calls from perspective clients than before. This also led Sam into taking on a new franchisee immediately to help her to cope with the demand of her services for driving lessons in Blackburn.

All in all, it took us about 2 weeks to come up with a long term strategy for Sam’s Angles. it’s only been 2 weeks since we rolled out a new plan for her driving school and already she has given us positive feedback. We are glad to see that we have managed to double a driving schools income with our strategies – we would like to share these with you and who knows, one day we might.

Thank you for taking the time to read this Blog.

Driving Instructors in Worksop

So, what have I been up to lately? Very good question. I’ve only been travelling around the midlands and Nottinghamshire areas of the UK and yes, you guessed it. I’ve been reviewing driving schools in these areas. One of the main driving instructors in Worksop I’ve been interviewing is Worksop Driving School. The other instructor I’ve been interviewing is one of the best driving instructors in Leicester and this is Hexagram Driving School in Leicester. You may have heard about Hexagram Driving School in one of my other Blogs. This time, I went back there after visiting him some months ago. I went back just to see how things have been going for him and his driving school in Leicester.

Anyway, let’s talk about Worksop Driving School. This is a brand new driving school that’s been set up by the very reputable driving school business development team, Get Your Own Driving School who are specialists in getting driving instructors set up with an independent business and breaking away from their franchises with the national schools.

The owner operator of Worksop Driving School is a chap called Andrew Buckler. Andrew was previously with one of the national driving schools called LDC. However, he was starting to get disillusioned by the industry and he thought that the market was drying up. It wasn’t up until he heard about Get Your Own Driving School that he decided to break away from his franchise and go independent. This was the perfect meeting for him.

Both Andrew and Get Your Own Driving School had a few chats over the telephone and online using messenger and before he knew it, GYODS had come up with the whole business concept and branding for him. Andrew was so keen to get his own independent business, so much so in that he gave his 4 weeks notice to LDC and then started looking towards the future as a business owner.

At the time of our meeting with Andrew, he was only 4 weeks into his new independent business but he told me that this is a move he should have done much sooner. He realised that the market hadn’t dried up and that there is plenty of work out there. You’ve just got to know how to reach your customers quickly.

He complimented Get Your Own Driving School and couldn’t sing their praises enough. He said without their skills and knowledge about the Driving Schools industry, he probably wouldn’t be as successful as he is now. Alex also went on to say that he is actually turning customers away and that he’s actually thinking about employing another driving instructor and forming a franchise.

He’s told us to get in touch with him if 6 months time and he can give us an update on this.

Well Andrew, we whish you every success and we will certainly catch up with you in 6 months time. God luck with your new business.

Driving Schools in Bangor

Automatic Driving Schools in Bangor – We recently visited Bangor in North Wales on holiday a few days ago and we were sat in this café and I saw a driving school pull in. I looked closely at the car and noticed it was a Hybrid driving school car. Now, there’s nothing new about hybrid cars these days and they’re getting more popular by the day.

But what was unusual was that we never would have thought that out of all the driving schools in Bangor that we would of bumped in to a driving instructor with a hybrid, especially in Bangor because Bangor is not the most densely populated town with driving instructors.

Anyway, I watched as the driving instructor came into the café and he sat at the table opposite us. The waitress came over and took his order. I said to the wife that I’m just going over to say “Hi” and I’ll be back shortly. I approached the guy and introduced myself and asked him if I could sit with him and talk about his car. He said “sure”.

I introduced myself and he told me his name was Alan and his driving school name was Evolved Automatic Driving School from Bangor

I asked him what was the benefits of having a hybrid car as a driving school car? He replied saying that firstly the costs of running a hybrid was much cheaper, especially on fuel. This led me into asking him if he thought that the power and fuel used to recharge the battery was equal to that of running on a normal petrol engine. He told me that these costs would be slightly higher and when he switches to hybrid mode the length and distance far out weighs that if he was using a non-hybrid car.

Anyway, cutting a long conversation short – I realised that Alan from Evolved Automatic Driving School was actually a good businessman and had obviously invested in a car that was saving him money. I wonder if the hybrid car will be the norm for driving schools soon offering driving lessons in Bangor – I guess we’ll have to wait and see.


Just saying “Hello”

Hi there, hanks for stopping by on my Blog. When you first start reading my pages you may feel slightly confused. In the first few sentences on my home page I start to talk about trainers, trainers as in footwear such as Nike.

Then as you read further down the page, you’ll notice my conversation flows into talking about driver trainers. I apologise for any confusion this may cause. The main purpose of the site is to give you my own thoughts and experience about the driver training industry.

When you read lines with the words coaching in, I am referring to coaching for driver training and development. I use a couple of real-world scenarios and case studies from real customers and clients such as Get Your Own Driving School and talk to driving instructors such as Shaun from Shaun’s Driving School from Andover, Hampshire.

One of my first Blogs will be about how a driving school gets established, here I’ll be blogging about Alex from Hexagram Driving School in Leicester. Make sure that you catch my Blog that’s coming in December. I’ve got a special article about Amanda who provides driving lessons in Rochester with her highly recommended driving school DCJ Driver Training, renowned as one of the best driving instructors in Rochester

I hope you enjoy my Blogs and I would really appreciate it if you popped back every now and then just for a quick catch up and a bit of a nose around. Please feel free to say hello.