There are many benefits of becoming a driving instructor, it could be the right career route for you.

Working in an office, having set hours and answering to others isn’t for everyone. If you enjoy being on the road, meeting new people and helping them pursue a goal, Still not sure? Have a read through the list of benefits that come along with the job – there’s quite a few.

You can be your own boss

There are lots of benefits when you become a driving instructor, such as…

  • Being in control of your career and where you want to take it
  • Managing your own clients
  • Having no higher management to answer to
  • Making your own decisions
  • Planning your schedule and working hours
  • Enjoying more flexibility

You have job security

Worries over job security can sometimes put the brakes on your dreams, but don’t let it. Becoming a driving instructor is a secure career choice for many reasons…

  • There’s always a constant demand for learner drivers
  • You’ll know how much you need to work to cover your outgoings
  • You can work anywhere within the UK
  • You’ve earned a skill for life – laws or technology might change but the basic skills of driving and teaching remain the same

There’s great earning potential

Being self-employed can bring with it financial worries too. However, with the correct driving instructor training, you’re opening yourself up to lots of new possibilities…

  • Driving lessons are currently, on average, over £35 an hour and likely to increase
  • You could potentially earn between £35-£45k a year, depending on the hours you choose to work
  • You’ve earned a skill for life – laws or technology might change but the basic skills of driving and teaching remain the same

Working with other people

One of the many perks of being a driving instructor are your students. With a wide portfolio of clients you will…

  • Meet a variety of people with different life stories
  • Have new work colleagues every day
  • Build your passion for helping others
  • Make new friends
  • Have a laugh; lightening the mood and helping to relax nervous drivers

A rewarding role with job satisfaction

For some, learning to drive can be a big moment and you’ll be an important part of that journey! There are very few jobs that include…

  • Life changing moments for clients
  • Helping clients gain independence
  • Helping clients fulfil their driving goals
  • No Monday morning blues
  • Pursuing a career you enjoy

More flexibility and freedom

Most people want to escape the 9-5 routine. Driving instruction not only allows you to achieve this but also means…

  • You can set your own hours
  • Work around family, children and other commitments
  • Take holidays when you want to
  • Have a better work/life balance
  • Choose to work part or full time hours
  • Enjoy better views!

It’s easier than ever to train

Sounding great? Get a step closer with LIDIA. Our variety of courses will offer a different way of learning with…

  • The ability to learn online and at home
  • Online courses
  • Flexible learning
  • Affordable, pay as you go courses
  • Mentoring, support and training

How do I start training to become a driving instructor?

As you can see, there are a lot of benefits. But before you get there, you’ll need to start your driving training and pass the ADI (Approved Driving Instructor) tests. There are three to pass before you can apply for your green badge and start charging clients for driving lessons. Take a look at our courses, or download our free driving instructor training guide to find out more.