Choosing a driving instructor
It is worth ensuring that you contact a driving school that can offer quality tuition. Some of the questions you should ask an instructor include:
- Are they a fully licensed driving instructor?
- What course guidelines do they have?
- Do they have supporting education materials to give students?
- Do they complete a Driving Instructor Structured Lesson Planner for every lesson conducted after 19 December 2009?
- Do they design each lesson in conjunction with the novice driver and their supervising driver?
- Do they offer a system of reporting progress?
- Do they teach safe (low-risk) driving? Have they attended a ‘Beyond Test Routes’ workshop to improve their safe driving skills?
- Can they provide guidance to the supervising driver in order to satisfy the requirements of the novice and the log book?
- Is the training one on one (not three in a car)?
- Is there a choice of vehicle?
- How flexible are they (Will they change their pick up and drop off points to suit work or education requirements)?
- Are they a member of an Association with a Code of Practice?
Quality tuition may cost a little more, but it makes good sense to be safely prepared so that you are successful on your driving test.