Mark your calendar!
Driving lessons and driving instructors training and tests schedules can all resume from the 12th of April 2021. This date has been given by Boris Johnson (Prime Minister of the United Kingdom) in a national press conference on 22nd of February 2021 where he unveiled his roadmap for relaxing lockdown restrictions in England¹.
In this plan, it was announced that Driving Tests/Lessons would resume no earlier than the 12th of April 2021. This is providing that the UK Government meets vaccination targets and COVID-19² cases continue to fall.
What does this mean for you as a Trainee driving instructor (PDI)?
If you had a theory or driving ability test that has been cancelled due to COVID-19 then the DVSA will rearrange this for you. However, if the date they rearrange it to doesn’t suit you, you can request to change this to a more convenient time/date.
If you have a trainee driving instructor license (PDI Badge) and it is going to expire you can apply for an extension. You can do this by applying through the DVSA directly.
Part 2/3 tests are now shorter in duration. Usually driving tests would include a brief before and after the exam. However, this has been reduced to help minimise the risk posed by COVID-19. The DVSA has also added a new process to help further reduce risk to pupils, examiners, and instructors. This process means that if a serious fault, or dangerous fault, is made during the examination it will be immediately terminated. The pupil/you would then be required to return to the test centre immediately.
Looking to train to become a driving instructor?
Has COVID-19 had an impact on your career? Why not train to become a driving instructor with SmartLearner Driving School?
Driving instructors on average will earn upwards of £30K per annum. Becoming a driving instructor means that you are the boss and can work hours that suit you and your family.
At SmartLearner Driving School we offer support every step of the way even beyond your PDI training with us. We offer 1-2-1 ADI theory training, personalised training plans and we guarantee you a job at the end of your training! We offer affordable franchise agreements and if required can even help you secure an instructor vehicle.
We understand that COVID-19 has had a huge impact on many people financially and that’s why we have made our driving instructor training more affordable than ever!
Alternatively, if you are looking to find out more about driving instructors training or the steps involved in how to become a driving instructor then click here – https://www.smartlearner.com/adi-training-new/