Trainee Licence Extension

Why the Trainee Driving Instructor Licence (Pink Badge) is not fit-for-purpose and how to change it for the better. The trainee licence, commonly called the pink badge, is now a vital part of a potential driving instructor’s (PDI) path to qualifying as an approved driving instructor. Gaining teaching experience with real pupils, allied to extra…

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The Hidden Costs of Cheap Driving Instructor Training

Introduction When researching which company to train with to become a driving instructor, many people are attracted by the larger, national companies. They use their financial muscle to feature first on Google using paid-for advertising, and therefore become an obvious start point for most potential instructors. What stands out immediately is how relatively cheap it…

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Is this a good time to start a new career as a driving instructor?

Since the end of the last financial crisis (2012/13), driving instructors have witnessed an increase in workload and a gradual increase in earnings year-on-year. What is remarkable is that the number of new 17-year olds, the age at which a provisional licence can be obtained, has actually been declining over this period and will not…

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