Is Becoming A Driving Instructor For You?

Are you looking for a rewarding career change? Do you have a passion for teaching and helping others reach their goals? If this sounds like you then have you considered becoming a driving instructor? Here at Beverly Slater, we take on aspiring driving instructors through our training program, offering a variety of benefits and perks when you join our team.

In this blog post, we will be exploring what it takes to become a successful driving instructor, and the numerous rewarding benefits that come with going down this career path. As well as how you can get started.

The skills and qualities successful driving instructors need 

There are several key skills you need to possess to become a successful driving instructor. From practising patience to having effective teaching skills, there are several qualities and skills to have in order to thrive in this career. Take a look below to find out what these are in more detail:

Communication: One of the main skills you need to have to become a driving instructor is communication. Teaching someone how to drive requires excellent communication, as you’ll need to know what to say to help them learn and grow their skills. If you’re an excellent communicator, this will be very beneficial when learning to become a driving instructor.

Patience: Teaching someone how to drive requires a lot of patience, especially when it comes to teaching anxious learners. Being supportive and patient is crucial when it comes to becoming a driving instructor.

Expert knowledge of traffic laws: a thorough understanding of safe driving practices and up to date knowledge of UK traffic laws is essential. Providing your students with the right knowledge is a must.

And of course you will need to meet the requirements to become a licensed driving instructor. More information on that can be found here.

The benefits of becoming a driving instructor

Job satisfaction: Helping your students learn what they need to know to pass their driving test is a rewarding part of the job. Day to day you’ll be boosting the confidence of learner  drivers, and helping them succeed on their driving journey.

Flexible working hours: When you become a driving instructor you can choose your own working schedule. This is a great option for those who prioritise flexibility and work/life balance when it comes to their career.

For more information about becoming a driving instructor, contact our team today.

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