Cost of Training

LDC can offer you three driving instructor training course options standard, premium and residential. No matter which option you choose you are guaranteed to receive top quality bespoke training from one of our specially trained LDC instructor training coaches. LDC can offer training from over 60 locations around the UK including centrally here at our state-of-the-art training centre in Pontefract, West Yorkshire.

Typically an ADI trainer would charge £40 per hour. When you add the cost of a well supported, comprehensive training course package on top at around £600 you will appreciate why you might expect to pay over £2,000 for training to become a driving instructor. Cheaper courses are only possible if they know you will ultimately be tied-in to a long term costly franchise contract or they know a large proportion of students drop out at an early stage of their course. It is really that simple.

Each course incorporates open learning using our comprehensive open learning resources, free online iCourse, over 100 videos on are Youtube Channel, up to 70 hours of practical training (Premium course option) and up to 3 days of classroom/Zoom training (18 hours) when you decide to join us.

 

Option 1: Standard ADI Course £1,995

The Standard course includes:

  • Personal LDC expert ADI trainer to guide you through the process from start to finish.
  • Up to 50 hours of guided practical training delivered in a flexible manner. Includes online foundation workshop training (6 hours).
  • Comprehensive open learning course of materials and digital video resources.
  • Access to our unique online ADI student learning Hub and Facebook community.
  • Earn while you learn on a Trainee Licence after passing Part 2, ready for Part 3. The course covers all the training hours you need to be eligible for this licence.
  • Alternatively remain in employment helping friends, family and others so you can still acquire the vital on-the-job practice ready for Part 3.
  • Join our team as an independent LDC driving instructor subject to meeting certain LDC/DVSA professional standards.
  • Flexible interest free “pay as you train” options to help spread out the cost of training (£795 followed by £150 per month for 8 months is one example available).

Plus FREE JOINING BENEFITS WITH OPTION 1 WORTH £1,000:

  • FREE 1 month franchise fee
  • FREE 3 day business start up course
  • FREE Business start up materials plus....
  • SAVE up to 20% on new car purchase
  • SAVE on special discounted car rental deals

If you select option 1 and then join LDC you will receive the above additional FREE benefits worth £1,000. Full details upon application.

 

Option 2: Premium ADI Course £2,595

If you have no experience and want to be more certain of qualifying then option 2 may better serve your needs.

  • Personal LDC expert ADI trainer to guide you through the process from start to finish.
  • Up to 50 hours of guided practical training delivered in a flexible manner. Includes online foundation workshop training (6 hours).
  • Further 20 hours of training held in reserve - 5 hours provided per unsuccessful attempt at Part 2 or Part 3 - potentially £800 worth of extra training, if needed.
  • Comprehensive open learning package of materials and digital video resources.
  • Access to our unique online ADI student learning Hub and Facebook Community.
  • Earn while you learn on a Trainee Licence after passing Part 2, ready for Part 3. The course covers all the training hours you need to be eligible for this licence.
  • Alternatively remain in employment helping friends, family and others so you can still acquire the vital on-the-job practice ready for Part 3.
  • Join our team as an independent LDC driving instructor subject to meeting certain professional standards and satisfying the DVSA’s legal requirements etc.
  • Flexible interest free “pay as you train” options to help spread out the cost of training (£995 followed by £150 per month for 10 months is one example available).

Plus FREE JOINING BENEFITS WITH OPTION 2 WORTH £1,645

  • FREE 3 months franchise fee
  • FREE 3 day business start up course
  • FREE 1 day Standard Check Course workshop to help your pass your first Standards Check after qualifying
  • FREE Business start up materials plus....
  • SAVE up to 20% on new car purchase
  • SAVE on special discounted car rental deals

If you select course option 2 and join LDC you will receive the above additional FREE benefits worth £1,645 as well as being given priority access to our intensive training course add-on option below. Full details upon application.

 

Intensive Training Add-on Option

For those students who may prefer to do the training on a more intensive basis, away from home, LDC offer an intensive course add-on option at our state-of-the-art training centre in Pontefract, West Yorkshire. We are fortunate to have several ADI test centres nearby, thereby enabling the training to be combined with a test, potentially speeding up the qualification process.

Premium Plus course students are given priority should they wish to take up this option, in part or in full, as places are limited.

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The key aspects of this option are:

  • In order to start the intensive training you would have successfully passed the Part 1 exam and either have scheduled or completed the foundation online workshops.
  • Up to 5 days of Part 2 and initial Part 3 training delivered over one or more weeks at the centre or more locally based.
  • The remaining on-the-job practical Part 3 course hours are delivered as full days either locally or from the centre.
  • The training department will help to schedule the days of training and can provide advice on local accommodation.

Cheaper training courses

Any training costing less than LDC is either

  • very difficult to complete (forcing most to drop out before taking Part 1) and/or
  • you are required to commit to an expensive long term franchise contract over 1, 2 or 3 years or more.

So you either pay a lot more in the longer run being tied-in to a long term franchise/car rental contract or you end up having so much unnecessary academic work to do to pass Part 1 that you give up before getting any practical in-car training for parts 2 and 3. This is how cheaper training is possible - you get what you pay for or rather you don't. This is why we believe LDC is the Smarter, Safer and most Cost Effective way to a new career as a driving instructor.

Next step

To arrange a Zoom or face-to-face meeting with one of our recruitment managers simply complete the online meeting request form or if you would like them to firstly call you complete the call request form. Alternatively if you just want more details at this stage complete the free information pack request form or call us FREE on 0800 197 0010.

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Our opening hours are Monday to Thursday 8am - 6pm and on Friday 9am - 5pm. Alternatively download our latest Brochure in PDF by clicking the image on the right or the link highlighted in blue.

We look forward to the prospect of hearing from you in the near future. However, before you contact us please make sure you can meet the minimum requirements to be eligible to be a driving instructor as set out by the DVSA which are:

  • You must have held a driving licence for at least three years (with no more than 5 points overall or any bans) to start training and four years before starting the job;
  • Be able to provide two character references and pass a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check;
  • Be able to read a number plate at a distance of 90 feet (i.e. 23 feet more than required for the L test) with glasses, if normally worn.

If you are not sure if you satisfy these minimum requirements please don't hesitate to call us on 01977 691800.

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