About the driving instructor job opportunity
LDC instructors who do a normal working week (i.e. 35 lessons per week) and take the average time off for holidays can potentially earn between £20,000 and £35,000 per annum after meeting all business and car expenses, depending upon the level of support they need, the local lesson rate, the demand for lessons at that rate and the type of training being provided. See "Potential Earnings" section for precise details. Of course, if you work longer hours your rewards can be substantially higher.
Whilst pay is very important, the biggest reward comes from knowing that what you are doing is more than just a job - you are doing something that helps enrich people’s lives and adds to their safety and security.
|"The training was very thorough and completely enjoyable, with a superb system of training, with lots of back up... after just a year I can honestly say I can't think of a better way to earn my living."||"For me the deal clincher was the chance to join the amazing driving school franchise. I run my own business whilst having the considerable support of a nationwide company with a family business feeling."||"I gave up my regular job, and right from the first week I have been busy doing what I set out to do, teach people to drive! I love every minute... My only regret is that I didn't do it 5 years earlier."|
The LDC job franchise - what the job as a driving instructor entails
We provide you with the means to earn money directly from your pupils and you in turn pay us. This method of operating is often referred to as a job franchise. All the other major driving schools in the UK offer driving instructor jobs on this basis. Typically a large weekly franchise fee of between £200 and £300 per week is paid often whether work is supplied or not. As you will appreciate this type of set up can potentially leave you out of pocket if insufficient work is provided. It also means the driving schools interests are really at odds with the instructors interests, as they will always want to put more cars into an area even if it means the work is spread out too thinly. However, this doesn't happen with LDC because of the innovative way in which we work with our instructors.
Pay less - earn more
We only charge a small weekly fee of £42 with all other services being optional and if you were to include the rental of a 5 door Ford Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost with insurance the weekly cost would be around £146 - still a big saving over any other national driving school.
We believe nobody can offer you better value for money, earnings potential or job satisfaction. Below are just some of the reasons why we claim this.
- No franchise fee for the first 3 months (if you qualify with us and go on our standard franchise with car)
- Only £42 per week franchise fee thereafter (includes an annual supply of 50 LDC Driving Skills Workbooks)
- Optional fully maintained driving school car from £78 per week or use your own car
- Dedicated call centre and marketing operation to generate your work
- Personalised car livery with your name, number and website address to help generate work direct to you
- Promotion of your own LDC driving school website, Facebook and Google+ business pages through our main website and on the web generally to help generate even more work straight to you
- Earn additional income from selling/renting LDC branded products
This ensures you only pay for what you need and that charges for optional services have to be very competitive to keep your custom. This is a genuine opportunity to be your own boss and run your own LDC driving school business with all the support necessary to help ensure you succeed. The support provided as part of this weekly fee is usually sufficient to keep our instructors busy, however, we do also provide an additional pupil generation service for more specialist types of marketing. In respect to any pupils supplied using this service you are required to pay a commission based upon the money paid in advanced to the office by the pupil.
We also provide you with the means and know-how to generate your own pupils. In this regard we are quite unique. Within just a few months the majority of our instructors are able to self-generate a large proportion of their own pupils from referrals alone thus avoiding any additional pupil commission charges. This is one of the reasons why we can offer such an incredible value-for-money franchise package and why very few instructors’ leave once joined.
With regards to the car, you can either rent or buy a driving school car from us at a subsidised rate (up to 30% discount), or use your own car (if suitable) - the choice is yours. Thus you can be assured of keeping your car costs to a minimum. Also unique to LDC is the option to choose the type of car you want to drive. Any car that you do obtain will have your own contact details incorporated into the standard LDC car livery to help generate more work straight to you. Hence, the car cost can be as little as £40 per week rising to £95 if fully maintained and rented (i.e. including the franchise fee £82 to £137 per week).
A real part time job opportunity
Because of the very low fixed weekly franchise fee and the flexible car options, LDC offers one of the very few driving school franchises that is truly affordable by those who wish to work on a part-time basis. This is ideal for those who only wish to semi-retire and earn an income to supplement their pension. It is also ideal for those who want to operate as a driving instructor while carrying on another job either on a permanent basis if practical or temporarily until they are confident that they want to operate as an LDC driving instructor full time.
Become a local LDC driving school owner
It is important to us that you see this as your business within the area that you operate. If you need someone to manage you and tell you what to do we would strongly suggest you consider the other higher fixed fee driving school franchises, as these are more likely to better suit you. We are looking for people who want to run their own LDC driving school business and maximise their income while having the protection of a big company to fall back on if necessary.
Most driving school franchises want their instructors to be totally dependent upon them so they can charge them high franchise/ car rental fees and make it difficult for them to leave. Such driving instructors earn very little after the school gets its cut. LDC on the other hand does the exact opposite and relies on offering good value for money to keep your custom. Low fees and good value for money service have enabled LDC to grow by keeping more of the people we train rather than by selling thousands of driving instructor training courses and accepting the vast majority will leave shortly after joining as occurs in the majority of other national driving schools. This is another reason why LDC is so different - we recognise the importance of keeping good instructors to grow the reputation of the brand.
With LDC you are not only more likely to earn more than with any other driving school franchise, you are also likely to earn more than if you were operating the business totally on your own.