Driving schools in St Margarets 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
St Margarets Driving Lessons Choosing the Right Instructor
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.
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5 Things to Do Before Booking Your Driving Lessons
So much to talk for, so less to write; as it has been a debate whether it is the driving institutes that matter the most or is it the driving instructors. A very simple conclusion could very well be the fact that the reputations of driving schools are actually run by the efficiency of the driving instructors. And that driving instructors are after all nothing but employees of the driving schools. The best point that comes in to play is that they are both complementing each other and that no one has ascendancy over the other. After all, it is all about keeping the driving instructors motivated enough to love their job and perform it with the best of their ability. But once again, pure efficiency of the driving institutes lies in the hands of the driving instructors so it is basically a two-way process.
When talking to a number of individuals who have been associated with the driving institutes in the UK either as part of the administration, as driving instructors or as students; All have been of opinions differentiating from each other. Many simply said that it's the reputation of the driving institutes rather than that of the driving instructors since the driving instructors are known and recognized by the driving schools only. But a few students also explained as to why they often switch from one driving school to another and that is simply because the instructor they are comfortable with switches jobs. This once again leaves us to the confusion whether it is the driving schools or the instructors for driving that matter the most.
Driving in the UK is different as compared to any other country. Driving institutes often add values such as discounts and change of routes and timing convenience in order to pull more and more customers towards their portfolio. Many driving schools also offer experienced and well-known driving instructors as part of their staff in order to attract through the goodwill of the driving instructors. This now has a contrary effect on the previously mentioned discussion and it is evident that driving institutes benefit a great deal from the instructors as well.
Much said, driving institutes also offer a great deal of challenging drills when it comes to making the pupil perfect in the art. Such kind of diversity in offerings is what you usually find financial institutes and banks do and even with the fast moving consumer goods industry. Instructors for Driving are definitely a source of due attraction that eventually lead to such institutes being more and more evidently efficient in their offerings.
Since the discussion of whether driving institutes draw more customers towards the business or it is the instructors that do so would continue for a long time to come; the job that is on hand is of great importance. The best driving schools are those that apply a mix of both in the offerings and prepare a detailed sketch of all that they are supposed to deliver.
The best in the business as per my analysis has been London School. Whether it is the variance in packages that they offer or it is the nature of driving instructors, the Driving School has been the best in the business. Log onto Driving schools Croydon and get yourself registered with the most effective and affordable driving school in the UK.