An example of potential earnings
LDC instructors who carry out 35 lessons per week, take 4 weeks off for holidays per year and charge £30 per lesson (lesson prices vary from area to area), could earn the following per week after meeting all business and car expenses, provided this workload was maintained throughout the year:WEEKLY GROSS INCOME
WEEKLY EXPENDITURE (Including VAT)
Assuming you delivered 35 hourly lessons on average per week with 4 weeks holiday per year the above would be equivalent to £39,768 per annum with a company car ( 5 door Corsa Design 1.0i ecoTEC 90ps with air conditioning and assuming a typical driving instructor insurance cost of £520 per year – around £10 per week). However, because you are self-employed you will make certain tax savings, which will enable you to keep more of the money you earn. Also if you choose to buy rather than rent a driving school car your earnings would potentially increase by a further £1,000 per year.
Naturally, in areas where the lesson rate is higher than the average rate or the type of training given was valued at a higher rate, potential earnings would correspondingly be much greater.