Driving schools in Lewisham offer different driving packages to students. Considering how important learning to drive is, you want to make sure that you get the best education while at it. Fortunately, with so many driving schools now available, it should be easier for you to choose a school that has potential in creating a good driver out of you. Always choose the best driving school who offer a pass promise
Lewisham Driving Lessons Choosing the Right Instructor
WARNING: YOU COULD BE OUT OF POCKET BY - £500 IF YOU USE THE WRONG DRIVING SCHOOL Use this guide to help you save time and money learning how to drive and passing your test first time…
It is hard to find the right driving school in Croydon, yes there are lots of schools offering driving lessons in Croydon, but how can you tell which schools to avoid and who to choose for you? Most people enquiring about lessons will ask these questions
1. What do you charge? 2. What are your pass rates? 3. How many lessons will I need?
But those questions do not give you the right answers. The questions in your head are. Will I get ripped off? Can I trust them? Will they help me in the best way possible?
And rightly so. You are well within your rights to be thinking of those questions, but it’s not exactly if you can just say “are you going to rip me off?” It doesn’t work like that does it?
The answer though to finding out if the driving instructor in Croydon is right for you are within these following points.
1. Ask the school if the instructor is a trainee or fully qualified. There is nothing wrong with a trainee, but you need to know and you may expect the price to reflect their level of experience.
2. Each driving instructor receives a grade of either A, B or fail. Around 25% of driving instructors are a grade A. If the driving instructor received a fail, they can still give tuition for a short period of time.
3. Ask when they were last graded. It is called a Standards Check.
4. Also ask about any additional training they have taken since their Standards Check to maintain and improve their services to you.
5. Finally, this is not a question to ask but an observation to make. The driving test is not totally comprehensive, it does not cover driving at night, in poor weather or on motorways. So the thing to look for is if the driving school in Croydon offers a Pass Plus Course, Motorway Lessons or Advanced driver training.
If the school does not offer these extended lesson you have got to think why? Surely the driving school wants you to be safe? Yes it is your choice to take these extended lessons, but you have got to ask yourself, if they are not offered on the website, is this school the right one for you?
How to make sure you can save £500 or more on passing your driving test.
Some people will search for cheap driving lessons in Croydon and while plenty of people don’t, we all want a good deal – right? We want good service and to be able to pass the driving test without needing to take too many driving lessons – agreed?
To our knowledge there is no other driving school in Croydon who shares these inside secrets with their learners, so take a serious look at this…
Just by structuring your driving lessons in a certain way, you can instantly start to help saving cash. This has nothing to do with your ability or the skills of the instructor, it’s all about when and how long you take your driving lessons.
Here is an example. You have two people, Simon and David and they both book 10 hours of lessons, Simon takes one hour a week, David takes a lesson every 3 to 4 days and his lessons are 2 hours long. Who learns more?
Of course you know the answer, its David. On every lesson Simon has got to think back a whole week to what he learned and just like learning to play the guitar you need frequent practice or its going to takes ages.
Now we think Simon is adding around 10 hours to his training, because if he just has a 15 minute recap on each lesson, every 4 lessons means one is wasted, and on average it takes 47 hours to pass. Perhaps he could be wasting closer to 12 hours, and that the best part of £300 down the drain.
How To Save Another £300 If you follow the example of David he is not going to require private practice, he has enough training each week. To insure a family car and to fuel it, you can easily spend £30 a week, now over just a 3 month period that comes to well over £300 and closer to £400.
How to passing your driving test first time and save another £300
Every learner wants to pass their driving test first time, it’s not just the money but also the achievement. However there is a strategy you must apply, because 50% of tests end in a failure and you want to avoid that.
The story begins with not the first driving lesson, but actually the driving examiner and what they are looking for on your driving test. It is there responsibility to make sure you are a safe driver, that’s the clue. What defines a safe driver?
1. To follow the Highway Code 2. To be in control of the car at all times 3. To spot hazards and avoid them 4. To want to drive as a safe person would
…and that’s it! Just those 4 little points is what the driving examiner is looking for, so the strategy is clear, you are going to use these 4 steps on every single driving lesson. Which will mean not only will you be fully prepared and confident for the driving test but also, you will be able to pick up on your own faults and rectify them!
So where does the £300 saving come into play? Well passing first time means no 2nd test, and extra lessons! To doubly make sure you have what it take to cruise through your driving test we take extra steps.
1. You will have completed the learning to drive syllabus and be classified as an independent driver.
2. You will not need the assistance of your instructor on your lessons.
3. You will have passed a mock test.
Let’s Be Brutally Honest There is no other driving school in Croydon who gives you this information
We have described in common sense detail how to save well over £500, you have the best questions you could ever ask a driving school and we have shown you exactly how to pass the driving test first time.
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How To Make Driving Lessons Work For You
The vast majority of the driving instructor industry is driven by recommendation. Many of my colleagues in the local area hardly do any advertising because their reputation is good enough to win them enough business to keep them busy. So if you are looking for a driving instructor and don't know which one to use get some recommendations from friends or relatives. This will give you a good idea which ones are best.
There is a saying that "if you want a job done properly ask a busy man" mainly because, and this is particularly true with driving instructors, there is a reason they are busy. Their service is in demand probably because its high quality. If you call an instructor that has been recommended and they are too busy for you to start immediately DON'T BE PUT OFF. Its easy to ring someone else who is not so busy but this could cost you more money in the long run as the instruction might not be as good.
Let me put it another way, If you were going out for a meal in an unknown restaurant that someone had recommended to you and there was an hour wait for food most people would wait rather than go to the one next door that was empty and full of waiters and waitresses just hanging around. There's a good reason for people not wanting to eat there!
When choosing the person to teach you a life skill such as driving be prepared to wait for the best instructors, it will make you a better driver, you're more likely to pass your test first time and you won't get ripped off. Busy Instructors have no need to drag out the lessons because there are always more people queing up to start once you've passed your test.
TRAINEE or FULLY QUALIFIED.
Don't be afraid to ask if the instructor is a trainee instructor or a fully qualified instructor. Not many people know there is a difference. When training to become an instructor you are allowed to start teaching when you have completed a certain amount of training. You then have 6-12 months to pass the final stage and become fully qualified. Many trainees do not make it past this stage.
How do you tell the difference?
In order to teach people to drive for money instructors have to be registered by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA). This is the government organisation that regulates the industry and conducts all driving tests. When an instructor begins teaching they are issued with a certificate that contains their name and photograph as well as an expiry date. This certificate has to be displayed by law on the windscreen of the training vehicle. Trainee badges are Pink in colour and have a big triangle on one side. Fully qualified instructor certificates are Green and have a large hexagon on one side. Be sure to check the details if its an instructor you don't know.
Now I'm not saying that trainee instructors are all bad, I was a trainee myself once, and i employ a couple myself, but they may not have the knowledge of the more experienced fully qualified instructor. Training of instructors is not as strictly controlled as the training of learner drivers and therefore standards of trainees differs hugely. Many of the larger national driving schools that advertise on the TV use a lot of trainees and they are not legally obliged to inform you that this is the case. So check before you book and if you are not happy with having a trainee teach you ask for a fully qualified instructor. If this is not possible look elsewhere.
If you find yourself unhappy with your instructor don't be afraid to discuss the issues with them. Good instructors are open to the fact that they can't please everybody all the time and will be appreciative of your feedback. If you still feel you're not getting the service you're paying for move instructors. It may be a bit of an issue in the short term but in the long term you could find yourself saving money. If you don't enjoy the lessons then you won't learn anything which is a waste of money!
Illegal driving Instructors
There are a number of people in the UK who operate illegally (unqualified people teaching for financial reward). Anybody can get a set of dual controls a roof sign and some training materials. Since 2007 all newly qualified instructors undergo an enhanced CRB check. Illegal instructors won't have this. Some instructors who don't pass the final examinations carry on instructing illegally. Usually they will be friendly, courteous, try to befriend you so that you won't ask questions. They will usually also charge a lot less than a professional (see my other blog on cheap driving lessons). Make sure you see their certificate, make sure it hasn't expired, and check the name photo's and dates all match up. If you have doubts walk away as you could also be liable for aiding and abetting an offender.
Gareth Price is a successful DSA approved driving instructor and a member of the Institute of advanced motorists. Having built up his own successful driving school business he has recently turned his attentiion to showing people how they can learn to drive for less using private driving practice.
His new website is [http://www.drivingschool-croydon.co.uk]
Here you can sign up for the information for free. Even if you are wary of teaching someone to drive it'll cost you nothing to find out how to do it before you make a decision. Private driving practice combined with a few professional driving lessons is the only real way to save money on driving lessons. His EBook "Parents Guide to Learning to Drive" is the perfect way to start.