Here’s where the fun starts! Now you need to learn how to teach people safely and effectively to drive. The Driving Genie will give you 40 hours of IN CAR 1 TO 1 Training, with your own dedicated instructor trainer. It is important to have your training in the car practising what you are learning. You can’t do that at home or in a class room. Your training will include guiding you through how to teach each subject effectively, at different levels of coaching through role play. You will also sit in and observe real life lessons and once you are on a trainee licence (if you choose this option). Your trainer will sit in and observe the coaching skills that you have gained, on top of further 1 to 1 training. The trainee licence is applied for from the DVSA. This licence allows you to teach real life pupils, whilst you are under training. The DVSA state you MUST have completed the required 40 hours’ worth of training and had this signed off by your trainer in order to apply. Once you have received the trainee licence, the DVSA state that you MUST then complete a further 20 hours of training to ensure that you are coaching to the required standard. You do not have to take a trainee licence. This is your choice. But The Driving Genie strongly recommends that you do, in order to give you the best chance of passing your exam. You can just go straight to exam after completing the initial 40 hours. You only get 3 attempts at this exam also. So, receiving the correct training is paramount to your success. Here at The Driving Genie, your success is important to us. We have a vested interest in you not only passing your exams and qualifying, but being the best Instructor, you can be. We have an excellent reputation and we intend on keeping it that way! We want to be a school that you are proud to be a part of the team and we can only do that by having the best people on board.
Here at The Driving Genie, we don’t boast about having the cheapest courses (we don’t)! We also don’t offer gimmicks like guaranteed passes (there is no such thing) or your money back. We offer things that we believe are far more important. Like having a personal interest in giving you full support and caring whether or not you’re successful. Afterall, we want you to be part of our team, part of our success story. Would you rather have the knowledge that you’ll get your money back from a company that can afford to give it back to you? But still have just lost months doing your training and the potential of a new career. Or, have a company that personally invests in you? Does everything in its power to get you through?
Did you know that according to the DVSA figures last year, the percentage for pass rates for the part 3 was only in the 30’s? That’s not because the part 3 exam is difficult, it’s because the training courses out there aren’t up to standard. Most companies offer classroom training for part 3, or have 2 to 1 in car training sessions. Not many of them will offer the full 40 hours actually in car, and believe me, it’s needed to get you through! You don’t have to take my word for it either. Here at The Driving Genie, we’re so confident in our training and support programmes, that we’re happy for you to talk to any of our trainees, so you can get it from the horse’s mouth!!
So, whether you decide to come on board with us or not, please let me offer you this one piece of advice… Do your research on the companies you’re looking at. Get people’s opinions who are going through it with them. And don’t be sold by gimmicks. This is your career, your future. Invest your time and money wisely.