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Instructor Training | Assessment



Driving Instructor Assessment


It's a big decision to start a new career as a driving instructor, and there's a cost involved in training too. So, you might want to make sure it's the right career before you start:


We are the pioneers of the driving instructor assessment, which was developed to give people a real taste of what it's like working as a driving instructor before making the commitment to train.


The assessment is a minimum two-hour duration, so that you can experience the training, what it's like taking someone on a driving lesson, and ask your questions. We are not assessing you, more so, you are assessing whether you think your instructor material and if it's the right career for you


What will be covered on your assessment

It starts with your Elite trainer taking you out on an assessment drive and explaining the purpose of the driving instructor part two driving test. During this session you'll pick up some great driving tips to take away and practice in your own driving.

Then you'll get your chance to play the role of the instructor, and teach your trainer a basic manoeuvre or simple lesson plan. This is where you'll really get the feel of what it's like working as a driving instructor.

The assessment finalises with an informal chat and a coffee. During this time you'll be able to delve deeper and find out more about the training course, your prospects after qualification, and ask your questions.


Read what Graham thought about the assessment below...


It's simple to book your driving instructor assessment, just pick up the phone and call Kev on 03332 004130




Graham booked the trial at a discovery day and said:


I was hooked. I've met both Kev and Stuart from the training team and both guys were instantly likeable and put me at ease


"Having looked into the possibility of becoming a Driving Instructor in 2009, I made my first mistake.... I called the wrong people.

I didn't fall for the usual offers, promising the Earth that are maybe associated with larger national companies, but even though i did try to go for a local company with a fairly large profile, i soon became disillusioned. 

Meeting in a car park.

Sharing time with other people in the car as opposed to a one to one.

It just didn't feel right and i didn't feel i was getting the undivided attention that I personally need to progress quickly.

Lets be clear. If becoming a Driving Instructor was easy, we'd all do it and the roads would be full of instructors.

It's not.


But picking the right place to start can make it easier.

I saw an advert for Elite on the internet whilst looking for an instructor for a family member, and the "itch i didn't scratch" from 2009 came back.

I filled in an online form with my details and the first thing that impressed me was that i got a call from Kev within 30 minutes.

When i asked who Kev was, He told me he was the owner of Elite..... 

Correct me if I'm wrong, but that's who you want to deal with, whichever company you call..... The Owner!

Within a matter of days i was having a 3 hour "Taster Session" so to speak with one of the Trainers at Elite. A kind of try before you buy if you will.


I was hooked. I've met both Kev and Stuart from the training team and both guys were instantly likeable and put me at ease.

Since then, with support from Kev in the office, i passed my Part 1 with a score of 92% and have recently passed my Part 2, with Stuart with a near perfect drive.

I would add at this point, that the level at which i was trained was not just to scrape through the test.

It became apparent that Stuart had pushed me to the best i could be and before my test he was very calm, which rubbed off on me.


He's become a friend who I trust to get me the career i want and when he told me "you've got this test in the bag" before i was joined by the examiner, it gave me the confidence to relax and give it my best.

He was right!


I've got the right team behind me at Elite.

Pauline or Kev answer the phone when i call with what maybe "Daft" questions. The office door is always open.

And the guy sat next to me coaching me gives me confidence and we have a good laugh as well.

I cant wait to get started on the career I've wanted for so long. I wish I'd called Elite sooner".


Thank's guys.

Graham Houghton