Practical Business Skills for Driving Instructors: How to Set Up and Run Your Own Driving School

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Kogan Page Publishers, Jun 3, 2010 - Transportation - 248 pages

Over 20,000 people apply to become an Approved Driving Instructor each year, but whether you are a sole trader or franchisee, you will need more than just the instructional skills that are tested in the official DSA qualifying exams.

Practical Business Skills for Driving Instructors, by the author of the definitive Driving Instructor's Handbook, provides solid, practical advice to help you set up your own business. Each business topic is dealt with in the author's down-to-earth style including: preparing a business plan, financing the business, choosing and maintaining a car, book-keeping, sales and marketing, and presenting a professional image.

Whether you are just considering becoming a driving instructor, or have just passed your ADI exams, Practical Business Skills for Driving Instructors will help you ensure your new career is a huge success.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Becoming an Approved Driving Instructor ADI
7
2 The Approved Driving Instructor qualifications
27
3 Working for yourself
53
4 Starting up a new business
75
5 Business administration
100
6 Marketing and promoting your business
123
7 Driving licences and driving tests
145
8 L driver training frequently asked questions
162
9 Business opportunities
194
10 Continuing Professional Development
206
Appendix 1 Useful addresses
217
Appendix 2 Further reading
227
Appendix 3 Information links
230
Index
232
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About the author (2010)

John Miller has over 30 years' experience in the driver training industry.He is an experienced instructor and a qualified LGV instructor.He is also the author of The LGV Learner Driver's Guide and co-author (with the late Margaret Stacey) of The Driving Instructor's Handbook and Practical Teaching Skills for Driving Instructors (both published by Kogan Page).

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